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9:20 AM ET, April 28, 2014


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Sheriff's office fires deputy in Ft. Sanders party incident  —  KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office says they have fired the deputy involved in Saturday night's block party in Fort Sanders.  —  Frank Phillips, 47, has been with the Knox County Sheriff's Office since 1992.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Alex Greig / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Shocking moment a Tennessee police officer choked an unresisting college student until he fell UNCONSCIOUS  — Deputies were called to a University of Tennessee student party that spilled out onto a residential street  — A photographer on the scene took a series of photos …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
Rep. Michael Grimm, facing federal charges, surrenders to FBI  —  NEW YORK — Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-N.Y.) surrendered Monday morning to federal authorities in New York as he faces multiple charges connected to a restaurant business he operated before entering Congress in 2011 …
Discussion: New York Times and NPR
Jonathan Dienst /
Rep. Michael Grimm Expected to Surrender to FBI on Monday: Sources  —  New York Rep. Michael Grimm, who is facing federal criminal charges, is expected to surrender to the FBI on Monday, according to sources familiar with the case.  —  Grimm is believed to be facing charges related …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Palin: ‘Waterboarding Is How We Baptize Terrorists’ (VIDEO)  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) says she wouldn't be afraid to torture terrorists if she were president.  —  “C'mon!  Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots.  They carry out jihad.
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
No, Sarah Palin, Baptism Isn't A Good Punchline For A Terrorist Joke
Discussion: The Raw Story and Mediaite
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
High Plains Moochers  —  It is, in a way, too bad that Cliven Bundy — the rancher who became a right-wing hero after refusing to pay fees for grazing his animals on federal land, and bringing in armed men to support his defiance — has turned out to be a crude racist.  Why?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’  —  The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn't make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa.  Jewish leaders are fuming over the comparison.  —  If there's no two-state solution …
Kyle Wagner / Deadspin:
Exclusive: The Extended Donald Sterling Tape  —  Deadspin has acquired an extended, 15-minute version of the conversation between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend V. Stiviano.  If the original nine-minute tape acquired by TMZ left any questions about Sterling's opinions …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
The GOP has a demographic problem, and it looks like it could get even worse  —  It's no secret that Republicans have a demographic problem when it comes to national elections.  But what many people don't realize is that the GOP's issues will be worse in 2020 than in 2016 — unless things change dramatically.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Warren blasts financial services industry  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been worried for 25 years about the power of the financial services industry, and that's not going away.  —  On Sunday, Warren reiterated those concerns while promoting her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” on ABC's “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Politico
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Clinton, Warren and a tale of two book titles
Discussion: CNN and Economist
Tornadoes slam several states; multiple deaths reported  —  Are you there?  Please send your videos, pictures and text to iReport, but please stay safe.  —  Mayflower, Arkansas (CNN) — Tornadoes tore through several states Sunday evening as severe weather slammed into parts of the central United States.
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Establishment Has Upper Hand in May Primaries  —  Circle May 20 on your calendar; it is shaping up as a good day for the Republican “establishment.”  —  That's the day Republican primary voters in Georgia, Idaho and Kentucky pick their nominees for the fall campaigns - and, in the process …
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
Bob Schieffer: Romney may consider 2016 run if Jeb Bush doesn't  —  Mitt Romney has said time and time again that he has no interest in running for president a third time.  —  But, on Sunday morning, CBS' Bob Schieffer said not to write off the idea of a 2016 campaign by Romney so quickly.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
The UK in the Balance  —  The colorful Nigel Farage and his UKIP are getting most of the attention as the insurgent party of the populist right in the UK these days, but another fringe party, Liberty GB, is making some headlines.  Apparently party leader Paul Weston was arrested recently …
Enza Ferreri / Liberty GB:
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Rowan Williams: I didn't really want to be Archbishop
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Supreme Court Taking Up Police Searches of Data Troves Known as Cellphones
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Georgia man flaunts gun at local Little League field intimidating parents and children