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7:05 PM ET, April 27, 2015

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Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
Faith leaders demand that liberal justices sit out gay marriage case  —  Religious leaders are calling on members of the Supreme Court's liberal wing to recuse themselves from the blockbuster gay marriage case that the court will begin considering on Tuesday.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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John Culhane / Politico:
There's no real case against gay marriage  —  Opponents rely on dubious warnings of social Armageddon.  —  Lead image by Getty.  —  Marriage equality opponents are having a hard time pointing to any good reason for fencing same-sex couples out of marriage.
Yahoo Politics:
As arguments near, Justice Ginsburg has already made up her mind on gay marriage Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the West conference room at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 82-year-old leader …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ezra Klein / Vox:
The joke was that Obama wasn't joking  —  The White House Correspondents' Dinner has become a strange event.  It is, ostensibly, an evening when the president and the press can come together to share a few lighthearted laughs.  But it's evolved into a recital of brutal truths — albeit one neither side ever really admits happened.
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Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
Six PEN Members Decline Gala After Award for Charlie Hebdo  —  The decision by PEN American Center to give its annual Freedom of Expression Courage award to the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has prompted six writers to withdraw as literary hosts at the group's annual gala on May 5 …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Nobody Said That  —  Imagine yourself as a regular commentator on public affairs — maybe a paid pundit, maybe an supposed expert in some area, maybe just an opinionated billionaire.  You weigh in on a major policy initiative that's about to happen, making strong predictions of disaster.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Rachael Bade / Politico:
Conservatives fear GOP leaders giving up on Obamacare repeal
Discussion: Daily Kos and The PJ Tatler
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
The Proof of the Clintons' Wrongdoing  —  Her campaign and the media are misreading the scandals.  —  Let's remember what this story is about.  Hillary and Bill Clinton want it to be about a “conservative author” who catalogued their conflicts of interest.
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John Fund / National Review:
Are Democratic Insiders Starting to Panic about Hillary?
Christopher Ruddy / Newsmax:   In Defense of the Clinton Foundation
Josh Rogin / Bloomberg View:
George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East  —  In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran …
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Liz Sly / Washington Post:
Assad's hold on power looks shakier than ever as rebels advance in Syria
Baltimore Sun:
Seven police officers injured in violent clash near Mondawmin Mall  —  Seven police officers were injured Monday afternoon in a violent clash with demonstrators that began near Mondawmin Mall and spread across West Baltimore.  One officer was unresponsive and others suffered broken bones, police spokesman Eric Kowalczyk said.
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Brigette Paladon / WGNO:
EXCLUSIVE: Watch as strong winds knock over a train in Jefferson Parish  —  ELMWOOD, La. (WGNO) - Nearly a dozen shipping containers and some train cars were blown off elevated tracks in Jefferson Parish Monday.  —  WGNO reporter Jabari Thomas captured the moment when strong winds knocked …
Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
Aggressive Effort Underway by Democratic Leaders to Recruit Elizabeth Warren  —  Private email reveals prominent fundraiser raising plan with DNC Treasurer  —  The Observer has obtained private email correspondence among a small group of Democratic insiders that reveals a plan to recruit …
Discussion: Political Wire and FOX News Radio
Bfearnowcbs / CBS Houston:
Texas A&M Galveston Professor Hits ‘Breaking Point,’ Fails Entire Class  —  Galveston, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) — A Texas A&M Galveston professor says he hit a “breaking point” as he failed an entire class of students in his management course that he said required “security guards” for him to feel safe teaching.
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
The Virtual Candidate  —  Elizabeth Warren isn't running, but she's Hillary Clinton's biggest Democratic threat. … “Might I suggest a full-bodied white?”  —  BUY THE PRINT » … “This seems like a lot of work for one lost contact.”  —  BUY THE PRINT »
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Clay Aiken: Rep. Ellmers is ‘an idiot’  —  Clay Aiken is “not a fan” of his former political opponent, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), calling the congresswoman a “b—  ” and an “idiot” in a Monday interview.  —  The Republican incumbent defeated the former “American Idol” contestant, a Democrat, to win her third term in November.
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
CNN:
How Google is endangering police officers  —  Sheriffs: Driving app endangers police 01:36  —  Story highlights  —  David A. Clarke Jr. is sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  Jonathan Thompson is CEO of the National Sheriffs' Association.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
USA Today:
Let ‘free range’ kids roam home: Our view  —  In Maryland, it's hard to tell exactly where the law stops and parenting begins.  —  Two Sundays ago, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv of Montgomery County, Md., got a call from Child Protective Services.  Police had taken their two children …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
New Amendments Imperil Measure on Iran in Congress  —  WASHINGTON — A bill to give Congress a voice in the nuclear deal with Iran is now endangered by Republican amendments that would peel away bipartisan support for a measure begrudgingly accepted by the White House this month.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week
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Colleen McCain Nelson / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Weighs How to Undercut Obama's Climate Talks
Discussion: Horizons
Washington Post:
Never before have so many people with so much money run for president  —  The 2016 Republican presidential contest, designed to be a tidy affair, is instead shaping up to be a chaotic, drawn-out slog, thanks largely to an expanding pool of rich patrons raining money on a broad field of candidates.
 
 
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CBS Baltimore:
Baltimore Mayor: ‘Gave Those Who Wished to Destroy Space to Do That’
Jeffrey Collins / Associated Press:
Prosecutors ask for prison for 2 officers in Taser case
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Rand Paul Defends Obama over Drone Strike that Killed Hostages
Discussion: Washington Post and FOX News Radio
Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
Loretta Lynch is sworn in as U.S. attorney general
Discussion: NPR, Daily Kos and Firedoglake
Fredreka Schouten / USA Today:
Koch Industries drops criminal-history question from job applications
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
That Time Pizza Hut Made Fun Of Hillary Clinton For Being A Carpetbagger
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Chuck Grassley doesn't want to ‘second guess’ police forces
Discussion: ABC News
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Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
The Latest Fashion, Trending on Google
Discussion: Bloomberg View, The Week and Althouse
CBS News:
Race to rescue climbers trapped on Everest
Discussion: USA Today, Hot Air and The Daily Caller
New York Post:
De Blasio: New Yorkers are too mean to me at baseball games
Discussion: The Daily Caller and RedState
Des Moines Register:
Last Slide  —  When I came to Iowa, I wanted to do something a little different.
Discussion: Hot Air, Mediaite and Washington Post
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Gay Businessman Who Hosted Ted Cruz Event Apologizes