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2:57 AM ET, April 11, 2015


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Emily Greenhouse / Bloomberg Business:
RETRACTED: Nancy Reagan Gives Her Endorsement to ... Hillary Clinton?  —  Nancy Reagan is the subject of the second part of an upcoming History Channel series called “First Ladies In Their Own Words.”  Ron Reagan, the former first lady's son, is the host of the show, created in conjunction …
Plain Dealer:
Republicans will launch anti-Hillary Clinton ads on Sunday as she makes her candidacy official  —  Is Hillary Clinton ready for Rob Portman?  —  Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her candidacy for president on Sunday.  Republicans plan to launch ads against her in swing states, including Ohio.
Discussion: The Reaction
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Bloomberg falls for fake Nancy Reagan report  —  Bloomberg Politics published a report about Nancy Reagan based off of fake news site  —  The piece, headlined “Nancy Reagan gives her endorsement to... Hillary Clinton,” quoted a supposed “Drudge Report” …
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Bloomberg Politics Poll: Democrats and Independents Don't Want a Hillary Coronation
Discussion: Moe Lane
Sasha Issenberg / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton, First Lady, on Gay Marriage: A Case Study In Opacity
Discussion: Politico and The Atlantic Online
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Hillary Clinton team woos reporters
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
How Do You Hire an Understudy for a Presidential Campaign?
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Washington Post:   How Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign machine will kick into gear
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Video Shows Rand Paul Walking Out Of Interview With Newspaper  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had yet another contentious interaction with the media on Friday when he reportedly walked out of an interview with The Guardian.  —  Staffers of The Guardian newspaper tweeted that Paul refused to answer …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Rand Paul walks out of Guardian interview
Discussion: Salon and Hot Air
Rand Paul / Guardian:
Rand Paul walks out on Guardian interview and lights go off - video
Discussion: New York Times
Eric Garland / The Hill:
WATCH: Rand Paul's short temper
Discussion: Daily Kos
Alan Keyes / WND:
IS IRAN DEAL PART OF OBAMA-3RD-TERM SCHEME?  —  Exclusive: Alan Keyes looks at impact of BHO's ‘rapprochement with deadly evil’  —  Once a high-level Reagan-era diplomat, Alan Keyes is a long-time leader in the conservative movement.  He is well-known as a staunch pro-life champion …
Discussion: Progress Pond
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Alan Keyes: Obama Wants Nuclear War To Obtain A Third Term  —  In a WorldNetDaily column titled “Is Iran Deal Part Of Obama-3rd-Term Scheme?,” conservative activist Alan Keyes writes today that President Obama has made a secret deal with Iran that allows the country to “unleash nuclear destruction” …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Bachmann: Obama's foreign policy ‘virtually guarantees’ World War III
Associated Press:
Obamas file annual tax return showing $477,000 in income - but they paid $93,362 in federal taxes and got a $20,000 REFUND  —  President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, paid more than $93,000 in federal taxes last year on an adjusted gross income of more than $477,000, according to tax returns released Friday by the White House.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Josh Earnest / White Blog:
President Obama and Vice President Biden's 2014 Tax Returns  —  Today, the President released his 2014 federal income tax returns.  He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $477,383.  The Obamas paid $93,362 in total tax.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Wayne LaPierre: Hillary ‘Will Bring a Permanent Darkness of Deceit and Despair’  —  At the NRA's annual convention today, Wayne LaPierre spent quite a lot of time in his speech talking about Hillary Clinton and how much they cannot let her become the next president.
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.
New York Times:
No Firing Pins, Please, as the N.R.A. Gathers
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
The New York Times Is Blatantly Lying About Guns At The NRA Annual Convention
Discussion: Salon and The PJ Tatler
Dove Has Women Walk Through Doors Labeled “Beautiful” Or “Average” In Latest Campaign  —  Once again, soap is acting condescending.  This post has been updated.  —  This post was inappropriately deleted amid an ongoing conversation about how and when to publish personal opinion pieces on BuzzFeed.
Selim Algar / New York Post:
Boss in text: You're fired because you refused sex  —  Geralyn Ganci (left) and Raymond Towns­end (right).  —  He's not only an incredible cad — he's incredibly stupid, too.  —  A married Long Island ­limo-company manager told a female dispatcher he was firing her because she rejected …
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX News Radio
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House defends trolling Netanyahu  —  The White House is standing by a tweet mocking Israeli Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite concerns it could further sour relations between the two countries.  —  A White House tweet defending the framework nuclear agreement …
Booker Complaint / U.S. Department of Justice:
Topeka, Kansas, Man Charged in Plot to Explode Car Bomb at Military Base  —  A Topeka, Kansas, man has been charged in federal court with attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kansas, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Mediaite, KFOR-TV and NBC News
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Revolution Lives!  —  Beyond all the talk of centrifuges and enrichment capacities, President Obama's deal with Iran is really a giant gamble on the nature of the Iranian regime.  The core question is: Are the men who control that country more like Lenin or are they more like Gorbachev?
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Ted Cruz: ‘Jihad’ Was Waged Against Religious Freedom Bills  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that opponents of a pair of controversial religious freedom laws had been waging a jihad against those proposals.  —  “We look at the jihad that is being waged right now in Indiana and Arkansas …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and Daily Kos
Ilan Ben-Meir / BuzzFeed:
Ben Carson Asks For Tolerance From The LGBT Community
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
Conservative Groups Vow to Quash Dan Savage's ABC Sitcom Pilot  —  Dan Savage doesn't even have a sitcom based on his life yet, though there is a pilot, starring Martha Plimpton, currently in production at ABC.  But that hasn't stopped social conservatives from mounting a campaign against the embryonic show.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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