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9:45 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
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  —  Sarah Palin gave a speech to members of the National Rifle Association, gathered in Indianapolis this weekend.  She said something that struck me as sacrilegious.  I've long defended Palin against the offensive treatment she's received …
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, Hot Air, WNYC News 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 …
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
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Donald Sterling and the Neverending Fantasy of ‘Democrat’ Racism  —  Oh, how eager the conservative press is to call Donald Sterling a Democrat!  It's all part of their larger fantasy narrative about conservatism and race.  —  My Twitter feed yesterday was full of clucking conservatives challenging …
Kyle Wagner / Deadspin:
Exclusive: The Extended Donald Sterling Tape
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 …
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
Fox News:
Straight talk about gay Republican Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio  —  FILE — August 19, 2013: Carl DeMaio, an ex-city councilman who lost the San Diego mayoral race to Bob Filner in 2012, speaks in support of the recall effort against the embattled mayor at City Hall in San Diego, California.Reuters
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.
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
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama Says More Sanctions Against Russia Are Coming  —  MANILA — President Obama, declaring that Russia was continuing to bully and threaten Ukraine, said here on Monday that the United States would impose additional sanctions on Russian individuals and entities, as well as freezing some exports of military technology.
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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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why the Democrats' Turnout Problem Is Worst in North Carolina
Discussion: Washington Post
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Heartland Institute Edits George Carlin's Words For Cheap Facebook Hits
Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg View:
Obama's Receding Foreign-Policy Dreams
Discussion: VodkaPundit and Taylor Marsh
Los Angeles Times:
Toyota to move jobs and marketing headquarters from Torrance to Texas
Tim Carpenter / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Sources: FBI examines lobbying by Brownback loyalists
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Establishment Has Upper Hand in May Primaries
 Earlier Items: 
Cole Moreton / Telegraph:
Rowan Williams: I didn't really want to be Archbishop
Discussion: The Raw Story
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Taking Up Police Searches of Data Troves Known as Cellphones
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
Georgia man flaunts gun at local Little League field intimidating parents and children