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8:35 AM ET, April 20, 2015


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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation  —  The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Matt Lewis / Telegraph:
Why satire not scandal could derail Hillary Clinton's campaign  —  “Serious” stories about Hillary Clinton did not attract as much coverage as her failure to leave a tip at a Mexican restaurant, writes Matt Lewis  —  Republicans are the usual targets for caricature on popular US comedy show …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Moe Lane
Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News:
Marco Rubio: People “born with” sexual preference  —  Shares -  —  Marco Rubio said he believes that sexual preference is decided at birth, but still believes that states should be able to decide if they want to define marriage as anything other than involving a man and a woman.
Ana Marie Cox / The Daily Beast:
Marco Rubio, Gen-X Fraud
Hunter Schwarz / Washington Post:
Lindsey Graham says he's ‘91 percent’ sure he'll run for president
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Nick Gass / Politico:
Chris Christie sinks to new low in New Jersey poll  —  New Jersey voters are giving Chris Christie his lowest marks yet.  —  A majority — 53 percent to 38 percent — thinks the governor knew about the traffic situation on the George Washington Bridge, but most say that he did not personally order it …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Oversight chairman: Capital's ‘aura of invincibility’ has disappeared  —  Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Sunday claimed that an incident involving a gyrocopter landing at the Capitol had raised concerns about protecting Washington, D.C.  —  “The aura of invincibility that law enforcement …
Discussion: Instapundit
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
McCaul, Chaffetz: Flying mailman exposed security crack
Discussion: ABC News
As campaigns launch, poll finds GOP field stays tight  —  GOP 2016 hopefuls take aim at Hillary Clinton 02:34  —  Washington (CNN)With the ranks of declared 2016 presidential candidates growing, a new CNN/ORC poll finds the contests for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations …
Discussion: The Week and TalkLeft
Juan Williams / The Hill:
On foreign policy, will Dems run from Obama?  —  We know Republicans will dump on President Obama's foreign policy record in the 2016 presidential race.  —  GOP primary debates will be thunderous theaters of derision, disrespect and disappointment regarding the president's handling of challenges in Iran, Syria, Russia and Israel.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
ISIS Video Purports to Show Killing of Ethiopian Christians  —  CAIRO — The Islamic State released a video on Sunday that appears to show fighters from affiliates in southern and eastern Libya executing dozens of Ethiopian Christians, some by beheading and others by shooting.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Ally defends Clinton's ‘dead broke’ comments  —  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Sunday defended Hillary Clinton's claims that she and her husband faced serious financial hardships when they left the White House in early 2001.  —  “I don't want to spend too much time going back to the late '90s …
Jake Tapper / CNN:
FBI agent testifies in Paula Broadwell cyberstalking case  —  Convicted leaker Petraeus still advising White House 04:26  —  (CNN)The FBI special agent who brought the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell cyberstalking case to the attention of law enforcement recently testified that the FBI handled …
Los Angeles Times:
Column Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter  —  Democrats were once the party of the white working man — but that was a long time ago.  —  In the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama won only one-third of the votes of white working-class men, a modern-day low.
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Big money in politics emerges as a rising issue in 2016 campaign  —  At almost the same time last week that a Florida mailman was landing a gyrocopter in front of the U.S. Capitol to protest the influence of the wealthy on politics, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was getting pressed …
Kasie Hunt /
Scott Walker has attended gay wedding reception  —  NASHUA, N.H. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has attended a wedding reception for a gay couple, he said Sunday, though the potential 2016 contender still believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.  —  “That's certainly a personal issue.
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Yahoo Politics
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Kasich awaits signal from God on presidential bid
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
‘Free-range’ flap fans the flames of a national debate on parenting
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