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1:50 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.
David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
Hillary to Launch Campaign This Weekend With ‘Insane’ Fundraising Push
Discussion: The Reaction
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton to Announce 2016 Run for President on Sunday
Discussion: Common Dreams and Daily Kos
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Hillary Clinton expected to launch 2016 bid this weekend
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Wall Street Journal:
Liberal Democrats Try to Push Hillary Clinton Left
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
New York Times:
No Firing Pins, Please, as the N.R.A. Gathers  —  Seventy-thousand people are expected to attend the National Rifle Association's convention opening on Friday in Tennessee, and not one of them will be allowed to come armed with guns that can actually shoot.  After all the N.R.A. propaganda about how …
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
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 …
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
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
Michael Hirsh / Politico:
Tackling America's Police Abuse Epidemic  —  Can the Justice Department keep up with a national systemic problem?  —  Lead image by AP Photo/Courtesy of L. Chris Stewart.  —  It was so automatic—so chillingly casual.  That was the most frightening thing, say some criminal-justice experts …
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
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Morning Joe: Where Are Charges for Second Officer in Scott Shooting?
Discussion: Hot Air and FOX News Radio
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 …
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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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Kanye West
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David McCabe / The Hill:
Ben Carson: More emphasis needed on Christians' rights
Salman Masood / New York Times:
Pakistani Lawmakers Pass Resolution Urging Neutrality in Yemen Conflict
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Jeb Bush Leans on His Gun-Rights Bona Fides
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Will 2016 really be a foreign policy election?
Discussion: Bloomberg View