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9:40 PM ET, April 16, 2015

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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 …
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Michael Kruse / Politico:
The ‘everyday people’ who made Hillary Clinton's burrito bowl
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Hillary lifts populist spirits
Discussion: ABC News, CANNONFIRE and Politico
Hillary Clinton / TIME:
The 100 Most Influential People  —  Elizabeth Warren
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Politico:
Bill Shuster admits ‘private and personal relationship’ with airline lobbyist  —  She “doesn't lobby my office,” Transportation chairman says.  —  Nick Calio, Bill Shuster, Sandra DePoy, Annie Keech, Gil Keech, Valerie Nelson, Shelley Rubino and Marty DePoy are shown at the Heart's Delight Vintner's Dinner …
Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
Photo Emerges of Marco Rubio Acting Like a High Schooler in High School  —  Chippendales-style routine depict fast times at South Miami High  —  At the end of March, two weeks before he declared his candidacy for President, Marco Rubio visited New York City's Upper West Side to meet …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Marco Rubio would attend a gay wedding. Welcome to the GOP's next (small) evolution.
Arit John / Bloomberg Business:
Marco Rubio Tries to Find the Middle Ground on Same-Sex Marriage
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval down  —  Clinton leads presidential matchups; controversy over budget  —  MILWAUKEE - A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Gov. Scott Walker's job approval rating has fallen to 41 percent, with 56 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin saying …
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
New Poll Finds Russ Feingold Beating Sen. Johnson By Double Digits
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Lee Bergquist / JSOnline:
Scott Walker's Wisconsin approval rating drops in latest poll
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Politico:
Florida to sue over Obamacare Medicaid expansion  —  Republican Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that Florida will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration for its decision to link the continuation of billions of dollars for the state's health care providers to Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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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.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Lawmakers reach deal to move Obama trade agenda
Discussion: Firedoglake and Reuters
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Why We've Decided to Organize  —  Some of us on the Gawker Media editorial staff have decided to try to unionize.  Here's a brief explanation.  —  I will say first of all that I'd prefer not to be writing this story yet, because the organizing effort is still in the early stages.
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 New York's PIX11
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 …
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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
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.
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 …
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Daniel Lapin: Liberals Want To Have Sex With Islamic Extremists  —  On Tuesday's edition of the Family Research Council's “Washington Watch” program, Religious Right activist and rabbi Daniel Lapin  —  repeated his bizarre claim that liberals are sexually attracted to radical Islam.
Discussion: Raw Story and FRC
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:
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
The right finds a fresh voice on same-sex marriage  —  Ryan T. Anderson, a 33-year-old fellow at the Heritage Foundation, says most of his peers disagree with him on the issue of same-sex marriage.  But that doesn't stop him from debating his case, even in front of some left-leaning audiences.
Discussion: RedState
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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James Hohmann / Politico:
Scott Walker aides will run his super PAC
Discussion: Political Wire
Associated Press:
Al Qaeda captures major airport, seaport and oil terminal in southern Yemen
Discussion: The Last Refuge and Hot Air
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
A Fundamental For 2016 Getting Stronger For Dems
Kate Tummarello / Politico:
Patent reform hits snag with human trafficking standoff
Tovah Lazaroff / Jerusalem Post:
PM: Iran deal shows world hasn't learned from Holocaust
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
WikiLeaks creates searchable Sony leak database
Discussion: Politico
U.S. Navy / Navy Live:
SECNAV's Prepared Remarks at Sea-Air-Space 2015
Discussion: The Register, Engadget and Hit & Run
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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Judges Skeptical of Challenge to Proposed E.P.A. Rule on Climate Change
Discussion: Prairie Weather
George F. Will / Washington Post:
‘Sustainability’ gone mad on college campuses
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Antonin Scalia / TIME:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Discussion: Washington Post, Mediaite and The Week
Leon Hendrix / WOOD-TV:
Shop owner will deny ‘openly gay’ customers
 

 
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Financial Times:
Sources: Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner and KKR are in talks to break Axel Springer in two, separating media assets from its digital classifieds business

Phil Lewis / What I'm Reading:
CNN says it has integrated its Race and Equality team of reporters in other areas across its platforms, instead of the team existing in an “organizational silo”

Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: comedian Dax Shepard signs an $80M podcasting deal with Amazon, shifting his Armchair Expert show to Amazon's Wondery service from Spotify

 
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