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1:25 PM ET, April 14, 2014


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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Professor Explains Kansas City Shooting Suspect's Visit To His Classroom  —  The Missouri State professor who invited Frazier Glenn Miller says the white supremacist's visit was intended to show students what real extremism looks like.  —  The scene outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park …
Kansas City Star:
Three dead, boy critically injured and man arrested in shootings at Johnson County Jewish centers  —  Three people were killed and a 14-year-old boy was critically injured Sunday when a gunman opened fire outside the Jewish Community Center and a senior living facility in Johnson County.
Stacy A. Anderson / Associated Press:
Obama Remembers Kansas Shooting Victims
Discussion: CNN
3 killed in shootings at Kansas City-area Jewish centers
State GOP gets to vote on secession at convention  —  To secede or not to secede.  —  That will be the question for Wisconsin Republicans at next month's convention.  —  Earlier this month, the party's Resolutions Committee voted in favor of a proposal that says the state party …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:   State GOP To Vote On Affirming Wisconsin's Right To Secede
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Struggling Dems waiting for Hillary in 2014  —  She's one of the most sought-after surrogates of a party that can use all the help it can get in the midterms.  But for reasons both personal and strategic, Hillary Clinton, potential Democratic 2016 standard-bearer, has largely resisted the tug …
Discussion: CNN and The Reaction
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
For Hillary Clinton and Boeing, a beneficial relationship
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Three Expensive Milliseconds  —  Four years ago Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, abruptly canceled America's biggest and arguably most important infrastructure project, a desperately needed new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.  Count me among those who blame his presidential ambitions …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Daily Kos
David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture  —  Percy Shelley famously wrote that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”  For Shelley, great art had the potential to make a new world through the depth of its vision and the properties of its creation.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
CBO's Publications:
Updated Estimates of the Effects of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, April 2014  —  CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have updated their estimates of the budgetary effects of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that relate to health insurance coverage.
CBS News:
Pro-Russia separatists seize Ukraine police building as Kiev's latest ultimatum passes quietly  —  Shares -  —  DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian separatists on Monday seized a police building in yet another city in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that it was preparing to act against the insurgents.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hot Air
Matthew Kaminski / Wall Street Journal:
The West Leaves Ukraine to Putin
Ron Christie / The Daily Beast:
Cynical Race-Baiting Will Fail to Save the Democrats  —  Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House, is guilty of encouraging her members to wage an ugly race war, but it won't work.  —  Sadly, it has come down to this.  When they assumed power in 2009, Democrats promised …
Discussion: Washington Post and Booman Tribune
Yahoo! News:
The second coming of Scott Brown  —  PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Standing alone outside the glass door of a ballroom at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Rex Houdyshell, a systems engineer from Amherst, was waiting patiently to finally see Scott Brown in the flesh.
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Kerry: Climate report a wake-up call  —  Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said a major United Nations report on climate change is a “wake-up call about global economic opportunity.”  —  “We've already had wake-up call after wake-up call about climate science,” Kerry said in a statement.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Mark Z. Barabak / Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
Abercrombie casts doubt on Inouye's ‘dying wish’  —  The Hanabusa letter's authorship is “problematic,” the governor says  —  For political and emotional drama, it's hard to top this: U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye, the most beloved and respected figure in Hawaii state history …
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Tax Preparers' New Role: Health-Coverage Advisers  —  WASHINGTON — Iris I. Burnell, an adviser at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, has prepared scores of returns in the last few months, as she does every year ahead of the April 15 filing deadline.  But many of her consultations this year …
Discussion: Josh Blackman's Blog
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Obama Asks First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop To Lead Prayer At Easter Breakfast  —  At the close of the White House's Easter Prayer Breakfast on Monday, President Barack Obama unexpectedly turned the floor over to Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop.  —  Robinson tweeted about the impromptu prayer.
Discussion: Mediaite
Juan Williams / The Hill:
A necessary discussion  —  Mitch Landrieu, the white liberal Democratic mayor of 60- percent-black New Orleans, had this to say about white conservative Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) trouble after Ryan spoke out about the “inner city” culture that does not value work:
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Alex Byers / Politico:
Napster co-founder Sean Parker to lead civic startup
Discussion: Mashable
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Roland S. Martin / The Daily Beast:
Message From the GOP: Hey, Poor People, You're Not Real Americans
Wayne Slater / Dallas Morning News:
As state senator, Davis voted on bills that aided clients
Robin Marty / The Daily Beast:
America's Abortion-Free Zone Grows
Discussion: Slate and NewsBusters
New York Times:
Recovery for Whom?  —  The Federal Reserve, increasingly optimistic …
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Salvador Rizzo / New Jersey Online:
Former watchdogs accuse Christie of interfering with state ethics agency
Discussion: Shakesville and Daily Kos
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Obama Effect Inspiring Few to Seek Office
Discussion: American Prospect and Fox News
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Deploying Army Of Volunteers To Court Women Voters
Benjamin Goad / The Hill:
Is Obama enforcing the law?
Andrew Johnson / National Review:
Woodward on IRS Scandal: 'There's Obviously Something Here'
Discussion: TaxProf Blog and NewsBusters
Molly Crabapple / Politico:
George Bush's paintings aren't funny