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9:05 AM ET, May 2, 2015


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Doug Donovan / Baltimore Sun:
FOP calls on prosecutor to recuse herself, defends officers  —  Unlimited Access.  Try it Today!  Your First 10 Days Always $0.99
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
A look at the six Baltimore police officers charged in the Gray case  —  The six officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray face a litany of charges that include second-degree depraved-heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, false imprisonment and misconduct in office.
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Marilyn Mosby, Prosecutor in Freddie Gray Case, Seen as Tough on Police Misconduct  —  BALTIMORE — Marilyn J. Mosby, the prosecutor who on Friday announced criminal charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, took office only four months ago, elected here with the backing …
Carimah Townes / ThinkProgress:
Man Who Filmed Freddie Gray Reportedly Arrested Under Suspicious Circumstances
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Mashable
Washington Post:
Six Baltimore officers charged in Gray's death
Discussion: Shakesville and Althouse
New York Times:
6 Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death
Counter Current News:
Baltimore Police Just Arrested Man Who Filmed The Freddie Gray Arrest
Discussion: Mediaite and The Gateway Pundit
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Chris Christie's Access Lanes To The GOP Nomination Are Closed  —  We may be about to find out whether a politician can have a negative chance of winning a presidential nomination.  On Friday, two people, including a former member of Chris Christie's staff, were indicted in Bridgegate …
New York Times:
Governor Christie's People  —  No matter how Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey spins the George Washington Bridge scandal as he eyes a run for president, one thing should be clear: These are his people, charged with a conspiracy to exact revenge against a local mayor by closing lanes to one of the world's busiest bridges.
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Pennsylvania prepares backup plan for ObamaCare case  —  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on Friday outlined a contingency plan for his state in case the Supreme Court guts ObamaCare.  —  Wolf's plan calls for Pennsylvania to set up its own insurance marketplace if the court rules …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours, says his campaign  —  Advisers to Bernie Sanders have argued that his grassroots network of small-dollar donors could raise him the roughly $50 million the independent senator from Vermont will need to run a credible, competitive campaign in the Democratic presidential primaries.
Department of Transportation:
DOT Announces Final Rule to Strengthen Safe Transportation of Flammable Liquids by Rail  —  Rule Will Make Significant and Extensive Changes to Improve Accident Prevention, Mitigation, and Emergency Response  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced …
New York Times:
Dean Skelos, New York Senate Leader, and His Son Are Said to Face Arrest Next Week  —  Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son are expected to be arrested on federal corruption charges next week, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Associated Press:
AP-GfK Poll: Doubts about Clinton's honesty after emails  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear to be suspicious of Hillary Rodham Clinton's honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Discussion: Hot Air
Associated Press:
AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists
Bruce Jenner — Sued for Wrongful Death in Car Crash  —  SUED FOR WRONGFUL DEATH  —  In Car Crash  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Bruce Jenner has just been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit by the stepchildren of the woman who died in the Malibu car crash ... TMZ has learned.
Discussion: Mediaite
Dean Baker / Center for Economic and Policy Research:
David Brooks and the Federal Government's $14,000 Per Year Per Poor Person  —  In the United States it's considered fine to just make crap up when talking about the government, especially when it comes to programs for poor people.  That is why Ronald Reagan ran around the country telling people …
William Grimes / New York Times:
Ben E. King, Soulful Singer, Dies at 76; ‘Stand by Me’ Was One of His Hits  —  Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and other hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as a solo artist recorded the classic singles …
Harvard News:
Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin  —  Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees.
Discussion: Fox News
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:   98% of Harvard Law Faculty Political Donations Go to Democrats
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Discussion: Politico
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
GoFundMe bans ‘discriminatory’ fundraising activities
Discussion: The Daily Caller and RedState