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5:15 PM ET, April 15, 2015

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Ben Montgomery / Tampa Bay Times:
Ruskin mailman tries flying to Capitol in gyrocopter to deliver campaign reform message to Congress  —  UPDATE 1:33 p.m.: It appears as though Hughes has landed on the lawn of the Capitol.  Tweets from Washington congressional reporters indicate Capitol Police hustled out of the building and confronted Hughes at the gyrocopter.
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The Hill:
Copter lands on Capitol grounds, sparking security concerns  —  A small gyrocopter reportedly piloted by a Florida postal worker landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol on Wednesday, triggering a brief lockdown and raising questions about security on Capitol Hill.
John Parkinson / ABC News:
Gyrocopter Lands on West Front of US Capitol, Pilot Arrested
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Was Asked About Email 2 Years Ago  —  WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton was directly asked by congressional investigators in a December 2012 letter whether she had used a private email account while serving as secretary of state, according to letters obtained by The New York Times.
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
You Don't Have to Tell a Clinton Twice
The Hill:   87 Democrats endorsing Hillary
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
BREAKING: Clinton urges Supreme Court to rule for marriage equality  —  Hillary Clinton wants the Supreme Court to rule for marriage equality.  Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)  —  Hillary Clinton supports a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court granting the right of same-sex couples …
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Joshua Green / Bloomberg Business:
Will Hillary Clinton Be the Agent of Her Campaign's Undoing—Again?  —  She'll have to avoid the infighting that plagued her mismanaged 2008 run for the presidency  —  The last time Hillary Clinton was riding high as a presidential candidate was March 5, 2008.  She had just beaten Barack Obama in the Ohio and Texas primaries.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Hillary Clinton's Big Shift On Same-Sex Marriage
John Harwood / CNBC:
Harry Reid: Stepping down, yes.  Retiring?  Never  —  Sen. Harry Reid speaks candidly to CNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood about everyone from Rush Limbaugh and John Boehner to Bill and Hillary Clinton.  —  SEARCHLIGHT, Nev.—Harry Reid is thankful he quit boxing years ago as a young man …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Sen. Harry Reid: Republican presidential hopefuls a bunch of ‘losers’
Discussion: Mediaite and CNBC
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
LISTEN: Ted Nugent Talks About Shooting Harry Reid At NRA Meeting
Discussion: Mediaite
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Dashcam Shows Ariz. Cop Intentionally Run Over Suspect  —  An Arizona police officer rammed into a suspect with his patrol car in February in order to stop the suspect's alleged crime spree, according to two dashcam videos released by police on Tuesday.
Discussion: CBS News and Liberaland
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Valerie Jarrett Kisses Reporters Before Interview  —  President Barack Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, went around the table and kissed reporters before an interview this morning on MNSBC's Morning Joe.  The moment was briefly captured on live television before the network cut away to a commercial break.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Myth of Police Reform  —  There is a tendency, when examining police shootings, to focus on tactics at the expense of strategy.  One interrogates the actions of the officer in the moment trying to discern their mind-state.  We ask ourselves, “Were they justified in shooting?”
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Loretta Lynch supporters stage hunger strike to urge confirmation  —  Loretta Lynch is still waiting to be confirmed as attorney general, and her allies are hoping a hunger strike will do the trick.  —  The advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, along with female civil-rights leaders …
The Official Google Blog:
The Search for Harm  —  In the summer of 2010, Google announced plans to acquire the flight search provider, ITA.  As we said at the time, while many people buy their airline tickets online, finding the right flight at the best price can be a real hassle.  Today Google Flight Search has made that much easier.
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Wall Street Journal:
Obama's One-Man Nuclear Deal  —  Congress will get a vote but the President still has a free hand.  —  President Obama says he wants Congress to play a role in approving a nuclear deal with Iran, but his every action suggests the opposite.  After months of resistance …
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Both parties fired up over vote on estate tax repeal  —  The House is gearing up to vote Thursday on repealing the estate tax, an issue that has energized the base in both parties — and that Democrats and Republicans see as a political winner.  —  Republicans are making the vote the centerpiece …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Private Company Conspired With Police To Hold Poor People For Ransom, Lawsuit Charges  —  Minutes after a court sentenced Adel Edwards to pay a $500 fine for burning leaves in his yard without a permit, the private probation company tasked with supervising his monthly payments told …
Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
Bystander Asks Man in Military Uniform Basic Questions About His Service — His Answers Sparked This Explosive Exchange  —  A furious bystander was captured on video accusing a man dressed in uniform of “stolen valor” at a bar in Sunrise, Florida, sparking a heated exchange that appeared to have nearly spun out of control.
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
Bloomberg Politics National Poll Finds Deep Partisan Split on Israel and Iran  —  Israel has become a deeply partisan issue for ordinary Americans as well as for politicians in Washington, a shift that may represent a watershed moment in foreign policy and carry implications for domestic politics …
Andrea Eger / Tulsa World:
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt defends Bible distribution in schools, says ‘religious freedoms are under attack’  —  Scott Pruitt says distributing Christian materials in schools is constitutional; others disagree.  —  Example of Freedom From Religion Foundation's letter to Oklahoma school districts
Ted Land / KING-TV:
Seattle CEO to pay employees $70,000 minimum wage  —  SEATTLE — Employees at a Seattle company are still trying to wrap their minds around the news their boss just delivered.  Some of them are getting a raise.  —  A huge one.  —  “You might be making $35,000 a year right now but everyone …
Discussion: The Last Tradition
James Hohmann / Politico:
GOP insiders applaud Clinton rollout  —  Most Republicans thought the former secretary of state's announcement was contrived or phony, but they still viewed it as a savvy campaign launch.  —  Hillary Clinton has found a new constituency: Republicans.  —  A significant — and surprising …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, Hot Air and The Reaction
Fars News Agency:
EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Parliament Releases “Factsheet” for Revision of Lausanne Statement  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian parliament's Nuclear Committee on Wednesday released a factsheet to declare the revisions needed to be made in the Lausanne statement that was issued by Tehran and the world powers …
Discussion: Power Line and The PJ Tatler
 
 
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