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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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Lee Bergquist / JSOnline:
Scott Walker's Wisconsin approval rating drops in latest poll
Discussion: The Huffington Post
James Hohmann / Politico:   Scott Walker aides will run his super PAC
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
New Poll Finds Russ Feingold Beating Sen. Johnson By Double Digits
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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 …
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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
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 …
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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
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
The world according to Jeb Bush  —  If Jeb Bush is elected president, the United States won't be on speaking terms with Cuba and will partner more closely with Israel.  He'll tighten sanctions on Iran and urge NATO to deploy more troops in Eastern Europe to counter Vladimir Putin.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Arthur Allen / Politico:
George W. Bush: Jeb has a problem: ‘Me’
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Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Lawmakers reach deal to move Obama trade agenda
Discussion: Reuters and Firedoglake
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.
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.
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Associated Press:
Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage
Discussion: Guardian, The Week and The Anchoress
ABC News:
Jeb Bush Takes Jab at Hillary Clinton: 'I Don't Need to Go to Chipotle' … CONCORD, N.H. - When it comes to chipotle, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush cooks it himself.  —  “I actually cook it at home.  I don't need to go to Chipotle,” Bush said at a Republican gathering at the Snow Shoe Club …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
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Michael Kruse / Politico:
The ‘everyday people’ who made Hillary Clinton's burrito bowl
Heather / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Jon Stewart Rips Apart Dick Cheney For Aiding And Abetting The Iranians  —  After former vice president and war criminal Dick Cheney actually had the gall to go on right-wing hate talker Hugh Hewitt's show and accuse President Obama of being the “worst president ever” and wanting to …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
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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Centers for Disease Control:
Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011-2014  —  René A. Arrazola, MPH1, Tushar Singh, MD, PhD1,2, Catherine G. Corey, MSPH3, Corinne G. Husten, MD3, Linda J. Neff, PhD1, Benjamin J. Apelberg, PhD3, Rebecca E. Bunnell, PhD1, Conrad J. Choiniere, PhD3 …
Discussion: Hit & Run, Raw Story and NPR
Peter Cluskey / The Irish Times:
Woman fired for being a prostitute by Dutch central bank  —  Employee said to have charged €450 an hour as prostitute specialising in sadomasochism  —  Just when it seemed the image of bankers couldn't get any more battered or bizarre, the Dutch central bank has fired …
Discussion: LewRockwell
Hillary Clinton / Guardian:
Martin O'Malley takes shot at Clinton over gay marriage and immigration  —  'I'm glad Secretary Clinton's come around to the right positions on these issues,' top potential challenger says in response to Guardian question  —  Hillary Clinton's top potential challenger for the Democratic …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Woe of White Men, Again?  —  Hillary Clinton's entry into the race for the presidency has goosed the egos of some conservative ganders.  —  Wayne LaPierre, the C.E.O. and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, on the eve of Clinton's announcement said of President Obama …
Discussion: PUNDIT PRESS, Bloomberg View and CNN
 
 
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Daily Mail:
Fuhrer my eyes only!  The embarrassing photographs of Adolf Hitler posing in lederhosen …
Discussion: LewRockwell
Tim Ghianni / Reuters:
Tennessee House approves bill to make Bible official state book
Discussion: Liberaland and AMERICAblog News
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
Meet The Real Abortion Extremists
Fox News:
ISIS operating base few miles from Texas border, group warns
Discussion: PUNDIT PRESS and VodkaPundit
Associated Press:
Al Qaeda captures major airport, seaport and oil terminal in southern Yemen
Discussion: The Last Refuge and Hot Air
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
The right finds a fresh voice on same-sex marriage
Discussion: RedState
Kate Tummarello / Politico:
Patent reform hits snag with human trafficking standoff
 Earlier Items: 
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Obama Is About To Sign The Biggest Health Care Bill Since Obamacare
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX News Radio
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Hillary Parks in Handicap Spot
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Daniel Lapin: Liberals Want To Have Sex With Islamic Extremists
Discussion: Raw Story
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Hillary lifts populist spirits
Discussion: CANNONFIRE, ABC News and Politico
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Confused Hedge-Fund Manager Cliff Asness Struggles to Express Continued Rage at Obamacare
Tulsa World:
Sources: Supervisors told to falsify reserve deputy's training records; department announces internal investigation