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10:40 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.
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Matt Lewis / Telegraph:
Why satire not scandal could derail Hillary Clinton's campaign
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Moe Lane
CNN:
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 …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Lindsey Graham: I don't dislike Hillary  —  Lindsey Graham says his friendliness with the Clintons should not deter Republicans from considering him for the Republican presidential nomination.  —  For one, Graham said, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush seems to get along pretty well with former President Bill Clinton.
Wall Street Journal:
Republican Presidential Candidates Spar Over Party's Future
Discussion: Reuters and Washington Post
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 …
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Kena Betancur / National Review:
Will Chris Christie Have a Comeback?  —  Exeter, N.H. — “Listen, I will come back to New Hampshire,” Chris Christie tells the crowd of about 150 Granite Staters packed into Shooters Pub on Friday evening.  “And if I do run for president, that's exactly what I'll do as often as I can …
Politico:
The New Hampshire GOP summit: 6 takeaways
Discussion: The Daily Banter
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Marco Rubio's secret weapon  —  Billionaire Norman Braman has a fondness for the Florida senator — and an intense distaste for Jeb Bush.  —  Marco Rubio's campaign is premised on the idea that he's the best-suited candidate to bridge the divide between conservatives and the GOP establishment …
Discussion: The Week
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: No turning back on gay marriage  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court hears arguments next week in a landmark case on gay marriage, but most Americans already have made up their minds: There's no turning back.  —  In a nationwide USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, those surveyed …
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and The Week
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Kasie Hunt / msnbc.com:
Scott Walker has attended gay wedding reception
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Yahoo Politics
Steve Coll / New Yorker:
Dangerous Gamesmanship  —  During the early nineteen-thirties, Bolivia and Paraguay fought a war over an arid borderland called Chaco Boreal.  Congress passed a resolution permitting President Franklin Roosevelt to impose an embargo on arms shipments to both countries, and he did.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Juan Williams / The Hill:   On foreign policy, will Dems run from Obama?
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg Business:
Elon Musk Had a Deal to Sell Tesla to Google in 2013  —  On the verge of bankruptcy, the company sought a savior in Larry Page  —  This story is excerpted and adapted from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, due out May 19 from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Hillary's Shelved Crown  —  THE 2016 presidential campaign is only now gathering steam and already I'm confused.  —  For starters, Hillary Clinton says she's focusing on “everyday Americans.”  Which of the nation's voters don't fall into that category?  Are there voters who are Zimbabweans on Wednesdays?
Discussion: Althouse
Joshua Roberts / Reuters:
Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks  —  (Reuters) - Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.
Liza Mundy / Politico:
The Secret History of Women in the Senate  —  Kay Hagan just wanted to swim.  It was late 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina's junior senator-elect.  But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only.  Why?  Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.
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 …
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.
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James Hohmann / Politico:
Cruz takes Second Amendment fight to military bases
Discussion: The Week
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Joe Manchin won't run for West Virginia governor
Discussion: Daily Kos and Outside the Beltway
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton's Calculated, Low-Key Campaign Rolls On
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Quiet, please. Hillary's running.
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and FishbowlDC
Laura Yuen / mprnews.org:
FBI makes arrests in MN, CA in counterterrorism action
Discussion: The Daily Caller and NPR
James A. Kimble / Toledo Blade:
Kasich at summit for GOP hopefuls
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Oversight chairman: Capital's ‘aura of invincibility’ has disappeared
Discussion: Instapundit, ABC News and Politico
Los Angeles Times:
Column Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Ally defends Clinton's ‘dead broke’ comments
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Kasich awaits signal from God on presidential bid
Discussion: Political Wire and Joe. My. God.
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Big money in politics emerges as a rising issue in 2016 campaign
Washington Post:
‘Free-range’ flap fans the flames of a national debate on parenting
Alan Schwarz / New York Times:
Workers Seeking Productivity in a Pill Are Abusing A.D.H.D. Drugs
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Checking Charlie Hebdo's Privilege