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9:55 AM ET, April 22, 2014


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Steve Pokin / Springfield News-Leader:
Marionville mayor resigns  —  Marionville Mayor Dan Clevenger resigned Monday night for making anti-Semitic comments in the wake of the arrest of white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller and after aldermen voted 4-1 to start the impeachment process.  —  Clevenger, 59, said he was personally hurt …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Mayor Who ‘Kind Of Agreed’ With Alleged Jewish Center Shooter Resigns  —  The Missouri mayor who spoke kindly of the white supremacist who allegedly went on a deadly shooting rampage at Jewish centers announced his resignation Monday night, the Springfield News-Leader reported.
Discussion: Mediaite
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
One in Four in U.S. Are Solidly Skeptical of Global Warming  —  Nearly 40% are “Concerned Believers” in global warming, others are mixed  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Over the past decade, Americans have clustered into three broad groups on global warming.  The largest, currently describing 39% of U.S. adults …
Discussion: Power Line and Real Clear Politics
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Green groups push Earth Day agenda  —  Environmental groups are marking the 44th Earth Day on Tuesday with an assault on the Keystone XL pipeline, greenhouse gas emissions and other issues related to climate change.  —  Activists hope to use the day to press the case against Keystone …
Darren Goode / Politico:
Horses, teepees arrive on Mall for Keystone protest
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Union Hammers Obama for ‘Gutless’ Keystone XL Delay
Wall Street Journal:
Mrs. Clinton's New Memoir  —  Yesterday on a panel on “Face the Nation,” we briefly discussed Hillary Clinton's forthcoming memoir of her four years as secretary of state.  It is called “Hard Choices”—they appear to be running low at the book-title store—and will be published June 10.
Discussion: ABC News
Gregory Korte / OnPolitics:
IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements  —  Gary Aldrich, a former FBI agent who wrote a book critical of President Bill Clinton, gives a radio interview in 1996.  (File photo by Tim Dillon/USA TODAY.)  —  The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exempt status …
Washington Post:
President Obama, disregarding his own red line, dithers on Ukraine  —  AFTER AN agreement to “de-escalate tensions and restore security” in Ukraine was announced Thursday, Secretary of State John F. Kerry was very explicit about U.S. expectations.  “We fully expect the Russians . .  …
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Times
Biden warns Russia during trip
Discussion: New York Times and Hot Air
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama taps veteran of Clinton investigations for chief counsel  —  President Obama on Monday said he has selected W. Neil Eggleston to become chief counsel, adding the expertise of a veteran attorney who was involved in some of the most heated legal battles of the Clinton administration.
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
No stopping Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  —  Midway through Monday's arguments at the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be fading.  —  She was looking down at her case material, her head resting in her hand, her face just a few inches above the desk.
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
There Goes the Sun  —  Like just about everyone who has looked at the numbers on renewable energy, solar power in particular, I was wowed by the progress.  Something really good is in reach.  —  And so, inevitably, the usual suspects are trying to kill it.  —  For the Kochs, it's partly a matter of financial interest.
Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
The GOP's Limp ‘Emasculate Obama’ Ploy  —  Republicans can mock Obama for having a ‘manhood problem,’ but they're woefully out of touch with the new masculinity.  —  Out and about this weekend, I saw no less than three men who appeared to be heterosexual wearing little buns on the tops of their heads.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Justice Department prepares for clemency requests from thousands of inmates  —  The Obama administration is beginning an aggressive new effort to foster equity in criminal sentencing by considering clemency requests from as many as thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug offenses, officials said Monday.
Yahoo! News:
Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders
Mike Allen / Politico:
OBAMA HEADS TOWARD CUT IN DEPORTATIONS — THE NEW POLITICS OF PRISONS: Many in GOP want terms cut because of cost — POTUS PICKS NEXT WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL — B'DAYS: Joe Pounder, Don Graham  —  VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, speaking to Ukrainian legislators in Kiev today: “[O]ne thing I've observed …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
Who Will Win The Senate? … Every day, our computer churns through the latest polls and reams of historical data to calculate both parties' chances of winning control of the Senate.  Although the Democrats currently have a 51 percent chance, that doesn't mean we're predicting the Democrats …
Walter Hamilton / Los Angeles Times:
Moving in with parents becomes more common for the middle-aged  —  The number of Californians 50 to 64 who live in their parents' homes has surged in recent years, reflecting the grim economic aftermath of the Great Recession.  —  At a time when the still sluggish economy has sent a flood …
Discussion: Hot Air
Daniel Shuchman / Wall Street Journal:
Thomas Piketty Revives Marx for the 21st Century  —  An 80% tax rate on incomes above $500,000 is not meant to bring in money for education or benefits, but ‘to put an end to such incomes.’  —  Thomas Piketty likes capitalism because it efficiently allocates resources.  But he does not like how it allocates income.
Andrew Johnson / National Review:
Dem Congressman on Obamacare: The Worst Is Yet to Come, It's ‘Going to Hit the Fan’  —  Massachusetts representative Stephen Lynch isn't just worried about the negative impact Obamacare will have on his party's performance this fall — he also thinks its worst effects on our health-care system are still to come.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws  —  High court justices take a dim view of Coca-Cola's selling juice labeled as pomegranate-blueberry that is mostly apple and grape juice.  —  Pom Wonderful, which says its product contains 100% pomegranate juice …
Discussion: The Week
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Louie Gohmert Wants Congress To Arrest Eric Holder  —  In an interview Friday on the Family Research Council's Washington Watch, Rep. Louie Gohmert said that Congress should considering passing a resolution directing the sergeant at arms to arrest Attorney General Eric Holder.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Come Celebrate Bundy Fest 2014!  —  Cliven Bundy's anti-government act has inspired a counter-event from one of the guys involved in Burning Man (who are known as burners).  Welcome to Bundy Fest!  —  Cliven Bundy's anti-government act has inspired a new event from one of the people who's involved in Burning Man.
Discussion: The Daily Banter and The Raw Story
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Alex Roarty / The Atlantic Online:
The Class War Inside the Republican Party
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Gavin Littaur / Telegraph:
David Cameron fosters division by calling Britain a ‘Christian country’
Andrea Peyser / New York Post:
Dunst receives fury for feminine comments in Bazaar
Discussion: Althouse
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
The Black Book of Tom Steyer
Brooks Hays / UPI:
Majority of Americans doubt the Big Bang theory
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Discussion: CNN and Talking Points Memo
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
George W. Bush surprises on White House records
Discussion: Fox News