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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Obama jokes about his fourth-quarter ‘bucket list’ at WHCD  —  President Obama came out swinging in his speech at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday night, mocking his critics and taking various shots at Republicans and members of the media.
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Adam B. Lerner / Politico:
President Obama's Top 10 jokes  —  During an interview with Variety before headlining the White House Correspondents' Dinner, “Saturday Night Live'"s Cecily Strong made a bold proclamation about President Barack Obama: “He's known as an amazingly funny guy,” she said.  “He's maybe our funniest president.”
Discussion: ABC News
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner  —  It's a long-time ritual — American presidents going before the Washington journalists who cover them to recognize some of the best work of the prior year from the assembled crowd.  —  Of course, there are also jokes.
Discussion: Liberaland
Maura Pally / Clinton Foundation:
A Commitment to Honesty, Transparency, and Accountability  —  Over the past few days, many questions have been raised about the Clinton Foundation, its initiatives, and the financial support that allows us to do the uniquely impactful philanthropic work that we do at home and around the world.
New York Times:
George W. Bush Opens Up About 2016 Race  —  LAS VEGAS - Former President George W. Bush offered rare, and broad-ranging, remarks Saturday night about current national security threats and the 2016 presidential campaign to a large audience of Jewish donors, suggesting that sanctions on Iran …
Discussion: The Week and Hot Air
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:   Is anyone afraid of Jeb Bush?
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: 'Clinton Cash???  Author Peter Schweizer  —  This is a rush transcript for April 26, 2015.  It will be updated and may contain errors.  —  GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: And the author of “Clinton Clash,” Peter Schweizer, joins us now.  —  Thank you for joining us this morning, Peter.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and Politico
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Ali Elkin / Bloomberg Business:
Clinton Foundation Acknowledges Mistakes as Schweizer Calls for Investigation  —  The Clinton Foundation's acting CEO, Maura Pally, on Sunday admitted to some mistakes in the organization's listing of donations from foreign governments on its tax forms.  —  In a statement, Pally wrote …
Baltimore Sun:
After peaceful start, violence mars Freddie Gray protest in Baltimore  —  A day of mostly peaceful rallies to protest the death of Freddie Gray turned confrontational as dark fell over Baltimore on Saturday with demonstrators smashing the windows on police cars, blocking traffic near …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Corey Robin / Salon:
Our perverse centrist patriots: Everything the elite media gets wrong about American politics  —  George Packer is bored with American politics.  “The 2016 campaign doesn't seem like fun to me,” he writes in The New Yorker.  Today's politics “doesn't quicken my pulse.”
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The G.O.P.'s Gay Pretzels  —  FROM: The Image Rehabilitation Subcommittee of the R.N.C.  —  RE: Our big, fat gay predicament  —  Dear Gentlemen and Carly Fiorina,  —  No matter how much we'd like the ceaseless chatter about gay marriage to go away, it won't, not with the Supreme Court …
Discussion: Off the Kuff and BREITBART.COM
Suzanne Daley / New York Times:
Speeding in Finland Can Cost a Fortune, if You Already Have One  —  HELSINKI, Finland — Getting a speeding ticket is not a feel-good moment for anyone.  But consider Reima Kuisla, a Finnish businessman.  —  He was recently fined 54,024 euros (about $58,000) for traveling a modest, if illegal, 64 miles per hour in a 50 m.p.h. zone.
Sam Radwany / CBS Minnesota:
Somali Families Rally At State Capitol Over Terror Arrests  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Dozens of local Somali families gathered at the State Capitol Saturday afternoon, calling for the release of six terror suspects.  —  They're calling for the government to stop what they see as attacks against them …
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Gay-rights advocates torpedo GoFundMe campaign for Christian-owned bakery … A crowdfunding campaign that had raised more than $109,000 for the Christian-owned bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon was removed Saturday after complaints from gay-rights advocates.
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Jodi Rudoren / New York Times:
Push for Buses on Sabbath Sets Off Debate in Israel
Discussion: Algemeiner.com and Mondoweiss
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
HILL-ARIOUS: Bill Clinton's Wife Condemns ‘Scourge Of Sexual Assault’ In First Big Speech
Discussion: Power Line
Ali Gharib / The Nation:
AIPAC vs. the Neocons on Iran
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Michael Muskal / Los Angeles Times:
Gallup poll finds more gay marriages, domestic partnerships than thought
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Eric Holthaus / Slate:
Obama's Piecemeal Climate Policy Is Gradually Paying Off
Discussion: Associated Press