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9:20 PM ET, April 12, 2015


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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid  —  Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Hillary Clinton Is Probably Going to Win the 2016 Election  —  This is not a toss-up.  —  Shares  —  Unless the economy goes into a recession over the next year and a half, Hillary Clinton is probably going to win the presidential election.  The United States has polarized into stable voting blocs …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Grandmama Mia!  —  WASHINGTON — WHEN my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other.  —  He recalled that Kennedy never looked up or acknowledged his presence, but Nixon would greet him with a huge smile.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Brooklyn Hit With Anti-Hillary Street Art  —  A source sends along these photos from Brooklyn today of anti-Hillary Clinton signs everywhere.  Clinton is expected to announce her presidential campaign later today.  The campaign's headquarters are located in Brooklyn.
Maureen Callahan / New York Post:
Hillary Clinton faces scandal amid expectant presidential run  —  Expected to announce her presidential run Sunday, Hillary Clinton has been attempting to rebrand herself: She's Hillary 2.0, campaigning out of Brooklyn, a more accessible, relatable candidate who learned the lessons of her bruising …
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Hillary: 'I'm running for president'  —  Hillary Clinton will make a second bid for the White House, she announced Sunday in a video posted to her new campaign website.  —  “I'm running for president,” the Democrat says in the video, adding that “everyday Americans need a champion.
Discussion: and Firedoglake
Sam Frizell / TIME:
Hillary Clinton's Main Obstacle: Her Own Inevitability
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Luis Martinez / ABC News:   John Kerry Praises Hillary Clinton, Plans to Avoid ‘Hurly Burly’ of 2016 Race
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
For Republicans, ‘Stop Hillary’ campaign begins in earnest
Discussion: Hullabaloo, The Agonist and CNN
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:   Obama says Clinton would be an ‘excellent president’
Kira Lerner / ThinkProgress:
NRA Convention Turns Into Anti-Hillary Rally
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Liberaland
Washington Post:
Thousands dead, few prosecuted … On a rainy night five years ago, Officer Coleman “Duke” Brackney set off in pursuit of a suspected drunk driver, chasing his black Mazda Miata down rural Arkansas roads at speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour.  When the sports car finally came to rest in a ditch …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Hadas Gold / Politico:
John Dickerson to replace Bob Schieffer on ‘Face the Nation’  —  CBS News political director John Dickerson has been named the next host of “Face the Nation,” host Bob Schieffer announced Sunday.  —  Dickerson's first turn in the anchor chair will take place this summer …
New York Times:
A New Phase in Anti-Obama Attacks  —  It is a peculiar, but unmistakable, phenomenon: As Barack Obama's presidency heads into its twilight, the rage of the Republican establishment toward him is growing louder, angrier and more destructive.  —  Republican lawmakers in Washington and around …
Nancy LeTourneau / Washington Monthly:
What Divides Us  —  By now you might have read what Dick Cheney …
Discussion: Progress Pond
John F. Burns / New York Times:
The Things I Carried Back  —  CAMBRIDGE, England — THE light was fading on the hills above the Arno, and my closest friend in the careworn ranks of foreign correspondents was sitting cross-legged on a canopied Chinese daybed, in a lovely old tree-shaded house in his native village, a brisk walk from the heart of Florence.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Joe Millitzer /
St. Louis rapper Nelly arrested for felony drug possession  —  PUTNAM CO, TN - Rapper Cornell Haynes, 40, commonly known by his stage name “Nelly” has been charged with felony drug possession after his bus was stopped for not having the correct ID stickers in Tennessee.
Melissa Chan / NY Daily News:
SEE IT: Video shows Tulsa man's last moments alive after accidental police shooting (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)  —  It was a mistake.  —  That's the blasé explanation Oklahoma officials gave after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white deputy who accidentally pulled his gun when he meant to use his Taser.
Nancy Dillon / NY Daily News:
California cop accused of tickling, tampering with corpse of man killed by police  —  A California cop is on paid leave for allegedly tickling and tampering with the corpse of a man shot and killed by police - and the dead man's outraged family wants answers, their lawyer said.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Michael C Bender / Bloomberg Business:
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