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8:55 AM 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.
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 …
Discussion: Poynter and Mediaite
Cameron Joseph / NY Daily News:
Hillary Clinton expected to announce 2016 presidential campaign Sunday: source  —  Hillary Clinton's official campaign announcement is expected Sunday, a source close to Clinton told the Daily News.  —  The former secretary of state is likely to announce via video and social media …
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.
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post, Hot Air and Chicago
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
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 and FOX News Radio
Michael Hirsh / Politico:   Tackling America's police abuse epidemic
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Cops have been shooting people in the back for years and lying about it, veteran attorney claims
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Liberaland
Christian Bennett / Guardian:
South Carolina officer radioed in Taser claim six seconds after firing final shot
Discussion: Daily Kos and Shakesville
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.
Discussion: Political Wire
James Hohmann / Politico:
Insiders: Rubio has upside in early states  —  Republicans view him as more viable than Senate colleagues Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.  —  As he prepares to launch his presidential campaign on Monday, Marco Rubio is seen as significantly more electable by early state insiders of both parties …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The G.O.P. Presidential Field Looks Chaotic. It's Not.
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
2016 Ambitions Turn Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush Protégé, Into Rival
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul Campaign Sends Cease-And-Desist To Stations Running Iran Attack Ad
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.”
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 …
Thomas Erdbrink / New York Times:
Iran's Supreme Leader Says Sanctions Must Lift When Nuclear Deal Is Signed
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.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Will 2016 really be a foreign policy election?  —  There's an emerging conventional wisdom that the 2016 presidential race, once predicted to be mostly about economic issues, will instead be dominated by foreign policy.  —  “This is going to be a foreign policy election,” National Journal's Ron Fournier said recently.
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.
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The Iran deal: Anatomy of a disaster  —  “Negotiations . . . to prevent an Iranian capability to develop a nuclear arsenal are ending with an agreement that concedes this very capability . . . ”  —  Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column that runs on Fridays.
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Shane Vander Hart / Caffeinated Thoughts:
Rick Santorum Talks to Iowa State Legislators
Discussion: Raw Story and Right Wing Watch
Miriam Jordan / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Army Expands Immigrant Recruitment Program
Discussion: Fox News
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Hannity Guest Leaves in Middle of Segment on Walter Scott Shooting: 'I'm Done!'
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
CBS News:
Eyeing a 2016 bid, Rick Santorum forms “testing the waters” account
Discussion: Political Wire and Washington Post
The Hill:
Iran Whip List: Liberals push back
Post Typography / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Politico
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‘Draft Biden’ movement imagines vice president in Corvette
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Where Are the Anti-War Democrats on Iran?
Russell Berman / The Atlantic Online:
Kansas's Failed Experiment
Discussion: Washington Monthly and CNN
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Report: Clinton changed stance on trade deal after donations to foundation
Scott Mackay / Rhode Island Public Radio:
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