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7:15 AM ET, May 24, 2014


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Chris Giles / Financial Times:
Piketty findings undercut by errors  —  Thomas Piketty's book, ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, has been the publishing sensation of the year.  Its thesis of rising inequality tapped into the zeitgeist and electrified the post-financial crisis public policy debate.
Financial Times:
Central bank blog … Welcome.  If you have yet to register on you will be asked to do so before you begin to read FT blogs.  However, our posts remain free.  —  Opinions on market-moving economics and central banks around the world.  — Gold fix pricing faces abolition call
Ramona Shelburne / ESPN:
Shelly Sterling to negotiate sale  —  Disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to allow his wife, Shelly, to negotiate a forced sale of the team, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.  —  Shelly Sterling and her lawyers have been negotiating with the NBA since …
Donald Sterling /
Discussion: Hot Air, Mediaite and
New York Times:
As Publishers Fight Amazon, Books Vanish  —  Amazon's power over the publishing and bookselling industries is unrivaled in the modern era.  Now it has started wielding its might in a more brazen way than ever before.  —  Seeking ever-higher payments from publishers to bolster its anemic bottom line …
James Hibberd / PopWatch:
Morgan Freeman on helium  —  We could tell you that this clip below is from the fifth season of Science Channel's Through the Wormhole, a documentary series exploring the mysteries of of the universe that returns June 4.  But all that does is delay getting to the point …
Discussion: The Week and The Verge
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
A Response to Michael Kinsley  —  In 2006, Charlie Savage won the Pulitzer Prize for his series of articles in The Boston Globe exposing the Bush administration's use of “signing statements” as a means of ignoring the law.  In response to those revelations, Michael Kinsley …
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL VETERANS AFFAIRS AFGHANISTAN IRAQ NANCY PELOSI GEORGE W. BUSH VETERANS  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush …
Discussion: CNN and BizPac Review
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Steve King Challenges Chuck Schumer To A Duel  —  House Gop Immigration Reform Steve King Immigration Immigration Reform Bill Immigration Steve King Chuck Schumer House Gop Immigration Immigration Reform Video House Republicans Immigration Reform Chuck Schumer Immigration Latino Politics Immigration Bill House Republicans Immigration
Discussion: The Hill, Daily Kos and Washington Post
Peter Burke / WPLG-TV:
Pompano Beach firefighter accused of shooting at man in drunken rage  —  Janeen McKenzie arrested on aggravated battery charge  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -  —  A Pompano Beach firefighter was arrested in Palm Beach County after a night of boozing and foreplay with another man led her to open fire at him, deputies said.
Dan Merica / CNN:
Man strips naked in front of White House  —  Washington (CNN) - A man stripped down naked in front of the White House on Friday and, according to United States Secret Service, assaulted an officer who attempted to subdue him.  —  “Michel Bechard approached uniformed division officers …
Discussion: Mashable and Mediaite
Pro-Ukraine forces clash with separatists, at least two dead  —  (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists clashed with Ukrainian self-defense fighters near the eastern city of Donetsk on Friday, two days before the presidential election, and at least two people were killed, a Reuters witness and militia sources said.
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
I.R.S. Delays New Rules on Taxation for Activists  —  The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday that it has delayed and is revamping new rules intended to curb political activity by tax-exempt groups and that were proposed after the agency was accused last year of targeting Tea Party groups.
Discussion: NewsBusters
Sam R. Hall / The Clarion-Ledger:
Connecting the dots: Mayfield, Sager, Mary and McDaniel
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Ben Casselman / FiveThirtyEight:
Cutting Off Emergency Unemployment Benefits Hasn't Pushed People Back to Work
Michael Grimm probe panel announced
Discussion: CNN
Michigan SOS: Conyers will remain off Aug. 5 ballot
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
U.S. Still Split on Abortion: 47% Pro-Choice, 46% Pro-Life
 Earlier Items: 
Ronald Brownstein /
The One Thing Each Party Needs to Overcome by 2016
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
How right-wingers are amping up their war on science
Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Did a Pennsylvania Republican Lose Because He's Openly Gay?
Discussion: Yahoo! News
John Fund / National Review:
The Hard Sell on Climate Change