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3:20 PM ET, April 16, 2015

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Hillary Clinton / TIME:
The 100 Most Influential People  —  Elizabeth Warren
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CNN:
Lincoln Chafee: 'I'm running' and here's why  —  Former Gov. Chafee: No doubt I'm an underdog 02:15  —  (CNN)Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday on CNN that he's running for the Democratic nomination for president, just a week after announcing he formed an exploratory committee …
Los Angeles Times:
Column What are the Democrats' alternatives to Clintonland?
Discussion: The Reaction and Betsy's Page
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Lincoln Chafee is officially running for president. ... Or is he?
Discussion: The Week
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Confused Hedge-Fund Manager Cliff Asness Struggles to Express Continued Rage at Obamacare  —  <em>Wall Street Journal</em> gives wealthy, ignorant man op-ed in which to expose himself.  —  Shares … As evidence of Obamacare's success continues to mount, hedge-fund manager …
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Cliff Asness / Wall Street Journal:
In Praising ObamaCare, They Bury It  —  The law's cheerleaders tend to cite two main accomplishments.  Both of them are irrelevant.  —  By  —  In the five years since the passage of ObamaCare, the battle over the law has not abated.  One popular salvo is the supposedly objective …
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Has Obamacare Turned Voters Against Sharing the Wealth?
WFAA-TV:
Walmart employee accused of stealing nearly $240K  —  DECATUR — For years, Decatur police knew Nacina Walker to be the helpful employee in Walmart's cash department who would sometimes help them investigate thefts at the store.  —  “She would be the one that would come in and help us and go …
Discussion: FOX31 Denver and KFOR-TV
Tulsa World:
Sources: Supervisors told to falsify reserve deputy's training records; department announces internal investigation  —  Supervisors ordered to credit reserve deputy with proper papers.  —  Image (2)  —  VIDEO: Tulsa World writers appear on CNN to discuss reserve deputy fatal shooting case
Arthur Allen / Politico:
George W. Bush: Jeb has a problem: ‘Me’  —  CHICAGO — Jeb Bush's candidacy has a problem, says brother George.  —  “Me.”  —  Story Continued Below  —  “It's an easy line to say, 'Haven't we had enough Bushes?'  After all, even my mother said, ‘Yes,’” the former president told an audience …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Wrong On Family's Immigration History, Records Show  —  “Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants,” a spokesperson says.  “As has been correctly pointed out, while her grandfather was an immigrant …
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Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
Clinton's statements on family history conflict with public records
Richard Engel / NBC News:
New Details on 2012 Kidnapping of NBC News Team in Syria  —  Here is what we found based on facts gathered from dozens of sources inside and outside of Syria.
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Politico:
Indiana poll: Mike Pence's ratings drop after ‘religious freedom’ law  —  The “religious freedom” law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has taken a toll on the potential presidential candidate's image in his home state, according to a new poll released Thursday that shows most Hoosiers think the law was not necessary.
Brett LoGiurato / Fusion:
Marco Rubio: I'd attend a gay wedding  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), the newest and youngest official Republican candidate for president, has said he believes marriage should be “traditional”—between a man and a woman.  —  So Fusion's Jorge Ramos asked him: If someone in his family …
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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Jorge Ramos Corners Rubio: Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?
Discussion: Daily Kos, Raw Story and Shakesville
Leon Hendrix / WOOD-TV:
Shop owner will deny ‘openly gay’ customers  —  GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The owner of a Grandville auto repair shop says he won't hesitate “to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons.”  —  Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec on Ottawa Avenue in Grandville …
Antonin Scalia / TIME:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg  —  The high Court's counterweight  —  Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had two distinguished legal careers, either one of which would alone entitle her to be one of TIME's 100.  When she was a law professor at Rutgers and later Columbia, she became the leading (and very successful) …
Discussion: Mediaite, JustOneMinute and The Week
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Neo-Nazi: I Hate Gay People ‘With A Passion’ And I've Killed Others  —  Neo-Nazi Kenneth Morgan Stancil III admitted in an interview on Wednesday to killing his gay boss at a North Carolina college and said he hated gay people “with a passion.”  —  During the interview with WRAL reporter Mikaya Thurmond …
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Hillary lifts populist spirits  —  In Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton lifted the spirits of progressive populists and appealed to a majority of voters by vowing to lead a battle against the corrupting influence of big money in government and politics, and speaking with faith and conviction …
BBC:
Migrants killed in ‘religious clash’ on Mediterranean boat  —  About 1,000 people a day are being rescued at the moment trying to reach the Italian coast  —  Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy.
Discussion: BarbWire.com and Shakesville
FOX6Now.com:
Ricky Chiles killed himself as police, U.S. Marshals closed in on his Chicago motel  —  MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn confirms that Ricky Chiles, the man suspected of shooting and killing a man who had struck a toddler with his vehicle, killed himself Thursday, April 16th.
Discussion: New York's PIX11 and KFOR-TV
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Hillary Parks in Handicap Spot  —  Hillary Clinton's van parked in a handicap spot, RNC deputy communications director Raj Shah points out in a recent tweet.  “Woman of the people!!  @HillaryClinton Scooby Doo Van parks in handicap spot,” Shah tweets. … Shah includes this picture:
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
That Time Sen. Pat Robert's ‘Frozen’ Ringtone Interrupted a Senate Hearing … Even senators have embarrassing ringtones on their phones.  —  During a Senate Finance Committee hearing about Congress and U.S. Tariff Policy today, Sen. Pat Roberts' cellphone interrupted Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack while he was speaking.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Jacqueline Klimas / Washington Times:
U.S. military ‘hostile’ to Christians under Obama; morale, retention devastated … Soon there may only be atheists in the foxholes.  —  Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a “hostile work environment” that doesn't let them express …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Steve Dorsey / Fox News:
Mass movement: US Christians don orange in church to honor ISIS victims  —  Men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State (IS) are marched by armed men along a beach.  —  A new campaign sweeping through American churches has worshipers wearing orange …
 
 
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Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Daniel Lapin: Liberals Want To Have Sex With Islamic Extremists
Discussion: Raw Story and FRC
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Congress's Role in Iran Nuclear Deal Shows Limits of Obama's Power
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Jay Hathaway / Gawker:
Horny Mom Threw Teen Daughter a Naked Twister Sex Party, AA Sponsor Says
Steve Kraskethe / Kansas City Star:
The Buzz  —  Missouri political consultant Jeff Roe said Wednesday …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Mark Konkol / DNAinfo Chicago:
Spike Lee Wants a $3 Million Tax Break for Film That Calls Chicago ‘Chiraq’
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Speaking Truth to the Supreme Court
Discussion: The Agonist
Washington Monthly:
A New Agenda for Political Reform
Discussion: Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
George F. Will / Washington Post:
‘Sustainability’ gone mad on college campuses
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Dismembered Protections  —  These new abortion bans may be the most dangerous yet.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Tavis Smiley Battles O'Reilly on Police, Race: ‘How Many Isolated Incidents Equal a Pattern?’
Discussion: Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
Bloomberg Politics National Poll Finds Improving Economic Mood
Discussion: The Reaction
New York Times:
Dean Skelos, New York Senate Leader, and His Son Are Said to Be Focus of Corruption Inquiry
Tim Alberta / National Journal:
Conservative Leaders Plan Two Secret Meetings Aimed at Picking a 2016 Candidate