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7:50 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
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Ana Marie Cox / The Daily Beast:
Marco Rubio, Gen-X Fraud  —  It will take more than youthful good Hispanic looks to appeal to today's Millennial voters.  If Marco Rubio doesn't get that, he won't go very far.  —  On the surface, Marco Rubio is such a perfect 2016 Republican nominee you might think he was created in a lab.
Hunter Schwarz / Washington Post:
Lindsey Graham says he's ‘91 percent’ sure he'll run for president
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Fox News:
Graham says he's ‘91 percent sure’ he'll get in 2016 GOP presidential primary but needs campaign cash
Discussion: Hot Air, The Reaction and The Week
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
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 …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Checking Charlie Hebdo's Privilege  —  A LIVING cartoonist lecturing his murdered peers makes for a curious spectacle, but that's what transpired at journalism's George Polk Awards a week ago.  The lecturer was Garry Trudeau, of “Doonesbury” fame; his subject was the cartoonists for Charlie Hebdo …
Washington Post:
‘Free-range’ flap fans the flames of a national debate on parenting  —  Montgomery County police said that a call came in to check on the children's welfare shortly before 5 p.m. (Montgomery County Police)  —  Long before the Meitivs of Silver Spring clashed with Montgomery County …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
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Discussion: Political Wire
Alan Schwarz / New York Times:
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Jim Yardley / New York Times:
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Discussion: ABC News
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