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11:55 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.
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 …
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 …
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Hillary Clinton expected to launch 2016 bid this weekend
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
GOP: Stop Hillary
Discussion: Liberaland
Wall Street Journal:
Liberal Democrats Try to Push Hillary Clinton Left
Discussion: Washington Post
Cameron Joseph / NY Daily News:
Hillary Clinton expected to announce 2016 presidential campaign Sunday: source
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
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 …
The Hill:
Iran Whip List: Liberals push back
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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
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
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
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
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 …
David McCabe / The Hill:
Ben Carson: More emphasis needed on Christians' rights  —  Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and possible Republican presidential candidate, said Thursday morning that concerns about the rights of Christians and members of other religions are not receiving as much attention as worries about discrimination toward other groups.
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.
New York Times:
Kansas Tries to Stamp Out Abortion  —  During the past four years, the state of Kansas has become ground zero in the war to criminalize all abortions, and in the process to remove a woman's ability to control what happens in her own body.  —  Under Gov. Sam Brownback, a staunch foe …
Washington Post:
How progressives are pandering to the elderly  —  As the 2016 campaign approaches, the hot idea in Democratic Party circles is to increase Social Security benefits.  Last month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) staged a vote on a “sustainable expansion” resolution in the Senate, garnering 42 …
Jon Caramanica / New York Times:
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Kanye West  —  For over a decade, the rap superstar has made music that pushes boundaries, courts controversy and divides critics.  Now, the man who has compared himself to Jesus and Steve Jobs just wants to make clothes for the masses.  —  Vintage T-shirt.
Discussion: The Verge and FishbowlNY
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Michael Hirsh / Politico:
Tackling America's police abuse epidemic
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