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11:20 PM ET, April 9, 2015

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Jeremy Turnage / WIS-TV:
Authorities release dash cam footage from Michael Slager's patrol car before fatal shooting  —  The State Law Enforcement Division has released a copy of the dash cam footage from North Charleston police officer Michael Slager's patrol car in the moments before he fatally wounded Walter Scott.
Discussion: Raw Story and Business Insider
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Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Morning Joe: Where Are Charges for Second Officer in Scott Shooting?  —  The Morning Joe roundtable wondered Thursday morning whether there would be more charges leveled in the shooting death of Walter Scott, especially against the second police officer, who appeared on video …
Discussion: Hot Air, FOX News Radio and Guardian
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Cops have been shooting people in the back for years and lying about it, veteran attorney claims
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX News Radio
Christian Bennett / Guardian:
South Carolina officer radioed in Taser claim six seconds after firing final shot
Hunter Walker / Business Insider:
SOURCE: Hillary Clinton will announce her 2016 campaign this weekend  —  A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's plans has confirmed that she will officially announce her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday or Sunday.  This will be imminently followed by campaign travel.
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Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Feisty Bill Clinton takes on the NYT  —  Bill Clinton is privately pushing back against the idea that he's become frail and will play a more limited role on his wife's impending 2016 campaign than he did in her 2008 bid.  —  During a private Clinton Foundation fundraiser last week in Austin …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Report: Clinton changed stance on trade deal after donations to foundation  —  The Clinton Foundation reportedly accepted millions of dollars from a Colombian oil company head before then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to support a trade deal with Colombia despite worries of human rights violations.
Scott Mackay / Rhode Island Public Radio:
Lincoln Chafee Considers Run For 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination  —  Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is announcing that he is considering a campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president.  —  The 62-year old former U.S. Senator and governor said in an interview …
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Where Are the Anti-War Democrats on Iran?
Discussion: Common Dreams and Politico
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Lincoln Chafee exploring bid for Democratic presidential nod in 2016
Discussion: Moe Lane
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
CNBC Reporter Challenges Ted Cruz: Why Should Anyone Listen to You When Your Facts Are Wrong?  —  In an interview with CNBC, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz expressed anger towards the “left-wing editorial writers” who liked to call him out for making “non-factual statements.”
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Vanity Fair:
Get a Rare Glimpse of Dinesh D'Souza's Life After Conviction  —  D'Souza, who spends his nights in a confinement center, reflects on his sense of humor, his conservative bona fides, and what he sees as Obama's wrath.  —  Vanity Fair contributing editor Evgenia Peretz profiles conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza in the May 2015 issue.
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Rand Paul's Petulance With Reporters Will Ruin Him  —  You wouldn't know it based on reputation, but Senator Rand Paul is the most charismatic presidential candidate in the Republican Party.  Senator Marco Rubio generates the most buzz in this arena because he doesn't stumble under questioning …
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David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
Rand Paul: NRA Was ‘Petty’ in Not Inviting Him to Conference
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and US News
Chris Good / ABC News:
Rand Paul Edges Away From His Father's Foreign Policies
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Ayatollah Khamenei Accuses WH of ‘Lying,’ Being ‘Deceptive,’ and Having ‘Devilish’ Intentions  —  President Obama has long known that the real decision maker in Iran is Ayatollah Khamenei, the so-called supreme leader.  While other Iranian officials have negotiated with Western powers …
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The G.O.P. Presidential Field Looks Chaotic.  It's Not.  —  The 2016 Republican candidates can already be sorted into roles that tell us a lot about their chances of winning the nomination.  —  The Republican primary battle has been called a wide-open contest — the “deepest” and “strongest” field in many cycles.
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Michael Barbaro / New York Times:   2016 Ambitions Turn Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush Protégé, Into Rival
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
‘Draft Biden’ movement imagines vice president in Corvette  —  Those hoping to draw Joe Biden into launching the 2016 presidential race are looking to rev up support by getting others to imagine the 72-year-old former senator driving a Corvette.  —  Organizers behind the Draft Biden 2016 super-PAC …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Clinton Library files show Hillary image polishing
Discussion: ABC News
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Most Americans side with gays in religious freedom disputes: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  (Reuters) - A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas over gay rights and religious freedom …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson calls misogynistic e-mail flap an ‘accident’  —  In an appearance on C-SPAN, Tucker Carlson, the Daily Caller's top editor, was asked about the recent flap over a misognyistic e-mail that was sent to Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Discussion: Salon, Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Russell Berman / The Atlantic Online:
Kansas's Failed Experiment  —  Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas (Orlin Wagner/AP)  —  Surviving a tough reelection race, as Sam Brownback did in Kansas last year, can often be a cleansing experience for a governor.  It should certainly bring relief.  After all, Brownback managed to earn …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and CNN
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service  —  Recently adopted net neutrality regulations soon could make your monthly Internet bill more complicated — and potentially more expensive.  —  Every month, consumers pay a small fee on their phone bills for a federal program …
Snejana Farberov For / Daily Mail:
‘America is the real terrorist and my boys are the best’: Boston Marathon bombers' defiant mother rails against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's guilty verdict in bizarre rant as he faces death penalty  — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was emotionless with his head bowed as the verdict was read out in U.S. District Court in Boston on Wednesday afternoon
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KCRG-TV:
Silent protest, boycott greet Wiccan priestess at Iowa House  —  DES MOINES — What would Jesus do?  —  If he were a member of the Iowa Legislature, Rep. Rob Taylor believes he would peacefully protest the morning prayer by a Wiccan priestess.  —  So the West Des Moines Republican turned …
The Hill:
Iran Whip List: Liberals push back  —  Senate Democratic support is softening for a measure empowering Congress to review an Iran nuclear deal amid strong White House opposition.  —  Supporters had touted the backing of 66 senators, just one short of the two-thirds needed to override a threatened veto from President Obama.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 
 
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Michael Chen / KGTV-TV:
Transgender teen from Fallbrook dies in apparent suicide
Discussion: LAist, Advocate and LGBTQ Nation
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul Campaign Sends Cease-And-Desist To Stations Running Iran Attack Ad
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Marc Levy / Associated Press:
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Jonathan Lintner / Courier-Journal:
Churchill bans re-entry, selfie sticks
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Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
South Carolina to SCOTUS: We Can Discriminate Against Women, So Why Not Gays?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Wall Street Fees Wipe Out $2.5 Billion in New York City Pension Gains
Elizabeth R. Varon / New York Times:
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