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1:30 PM ET, April 10, 2015


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Lauren Gambino / Guardian:
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton to launch presidential campaign on Sunday en route to Iowa - source  —  Hillary Clinton is planning to officially launch her US presidential campaign on Sunday while en route to Iowa, a source familiar with the campaign has confirmed to the Guardian.
Hillary Clinton / The Huffington Post:
A New Chapter  —  “Epilogue” from the paperback edition of HARD CHOICES by Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Copyright © 2014 by Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.  —  “Where did Hillary go?” the President asked, looking around.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
GOP: Stop Hillary  —  The Republican National Committee is kicking off a paid online ad campaign just ahead of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announcement.  Clinton is expected to make the much anticipated move as early as this weekend.  —  The ad campaign features this ad, called …
Hillary Clinton to announce 2016 bid Sunday with video  —  (CNN)Hillary Clinton will launch her presidential campaign Sunday with a video on social media announcing her candidacy, followed immediately by travel to build on the announcement, according to a source close to Clinton's campaign in waiting.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Hillary Clinton team woos reporters  —  Home meals and more outreach follow a long spate of critical coverage.  —  Getty  —  On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton's chief of staff John Podesta held a private dinner at his Washington home with campaign reporters, part of a larger Clinton-team effort …
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats  —  Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that she more or less cleared the field simply by behaving like someone who was going to run.
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton to Announce 2016 Run for President on Sunday  —  The prolonged prologue to Hillary Rodham Clinton's second run for the White House will reach its suspenseless conclusion on Sunday: the former secretary of state, senator and first lady is to announce that she will indeed seek the Democratic nomination for president.
Discussion: Common Dreams and Daily Kos
David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
Hillary to Launch Campaign This Weekend With ‘Insane’ Fundraising Push
Discussion: The Reaction
Wall Street Journal:
Liberal Democrats Try to Push Hillary Clinton Left
Discussion: Washington Post
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Hillary Clinton expected to launch 2016 bid this weekend
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Cameron Joseph / NY Daily News:
Hillary Clinton expected to announce 2016 presidential campaign Sunday: source
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Lindsey Graham's strategy: Take down Rand Paul  —  Possible GOP presidential contender finds a foil — and a focus — in attacking rival from Kentucky.  —  Getty  —  South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may still be weighing whether to run for president, but he already has a strategy …
Eric Garland / The Hill:
WATCH: Rand Paul's short temper  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is in the spotlight for his interactions with reporters.  —  A day after announcing his White House bid, Paul earned the wrong kind of attention for a testy on-air fight with “Today” show host Savannah Guthrie, who Paul accused of “editorializing” in her questions.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
New York Times Kicks off NRA Convention Coverage with Massive Lie  —  The NRA Convention starts today, in Nashville, Tennessee.  And so, rather predictably, the New York Times has started its day by lying about it.  Per the Times's editorial board: … This is completely and utterly wrong.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Where Government Excels  —  As Republican presidential hopefuls trot out their policy agendas — which always involve cutting taxes on the rich while slashing benefits for the poor and middle class — some real new thinking is happening on the other side of the aisle.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Pete Peterson / Wall Street Journal:
The Alinsky Way of Governing  —  What happens when those in power adopt ‘rules for radicals’ to attack their less powerful opponents.  —  Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, recently caused a stir by sending letters …
Discussion: Power Line
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Hannity Guest Leaves in Middle of Segment on Walter Scott Shooting: 'I'm Done!'  —  One of Sean Hannity's guests tonight got so pissed off in the middle of a heated argument on the Walter Scott shooting that he just up and left entirely.  —  Leo Terrell, who's blown up several times …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Will Chris Christie really run?  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has seen his presidential stock fall to the point where questions are being raised on whether he'll really enter the race.  —  It's a stunning turnaround for the governor, who not that long ago was seen as the Republican to beat.
James Hohmann / Politico:   Insiders: Rubio has upside in early states
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Could the Corker-Menendez bill kill an Iran deal?  A top Dem supporter pushes back.  —  Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is among the most prominent Democratic supporters of the Corker-Menendez bill on Iran.  He may be one of the most important players in determining whether it passes …
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Cops have been shooting people in the back for years and lying about it, veteran attorney claims  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Police officers routinely shoot fleeing suspects in the back and lie about it afterward, said one veteran attorney — but video recordings are finally forcing Americans to notice.
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Liberaland
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Morning Joe: Where Are Charges for Second Officer in Scott Shooting?
Discussion: Hot Air and FOX News Radio
Shane Vander Hart / Caffeinated Thoughts:
Rick Santorum Talks to Iowa State Legislators  —  (Des Moines, IA) Yesterday afternoon, former U.S. Senator and 2012 Iowa Caucus winner Rick Santorum, held a brief meet and greet with several state legislators, hosted by State Representative Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) who is the Iowa Chair for Santorum's organization Patriot Voices.
CBS News:
Eyeing a 2016 bid, Rick Santorum forms “testing the waters” account
Discussion: Washington Post
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Michael Hirsh / Politico:
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