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12:10 PM ET, May 2, 2015


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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Jeb's secret Jersey mission  —  The Bush campaign goes behind enemy lines to pick off Chris Christie's supporters.  —  Jeb Bush is quietly waging a behind-the-scenes offensive to pick off disillusioned home-state supporters of Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor whose presidential prospects have dimmed in recent months.
Discussion: Political Wire
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
U.S. Indictment Details Plotting in New Jersey Bridge Scandal  —  Bill Baroni, Bridget Anne Kelly and David Wildstein waited for the first day of school.  —  They held off on telling people so their secret would not get out.  —  They steered cars to a cash lane, to make drivers sweat even more.
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.
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.
Doug Donovan / Baltimore Sun:
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Marilyn Mosby, Prosecutor in Freddie Gray Case, Seen as Tough on Police Misconduct
Washington Post:
Six Baltimore officers charged in Gray's death
Discussion: Power Line and Shakesville
Damien Gayle / Guardian:
Election 2015: Top Labour figures question Miliband's SNP stance  —  Growing number of senior politicians say Labour leader cannot deny himself chance of being prime minister by refusing to talk to SNP  —  Senior Labour politicians have expressed reservations about Ed Miliband flatly ruling …
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 …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Another attack on Scott Walker boomerangs  —  It seems that attacks on Scott Walker seem to boomerang and simply add to his political persona of being a regular guy.  —  Did you hear the one about how Scott Walker never graduated college?  #Fail.  —  The latest attack on Walker is that he has …
Discussion: Althouse and The Daily Caller
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.
Discussion: Gothamist
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.
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 …
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Julia Edwards / Reuters:
Obama administration says to provide $20 million for police body cameras
Discussion: Fox News Insider, Gizmodo and The Verge
William J. Maxwell / Politico:
When Black Writers Were Public Enemy No. 1
Washington Post:
Nearly half of Obamacare exchanges are struggling over their future
Discussion: Hot Air and Clayton Cramer
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Bruce Jenner — Sued for Wrongful Death in Car Crash
Discussion: Mediaite
Associated Press:
AP-GfK Poll: Doubts about Clinton's honesty after emails
Discussion: The Reaction and Hot Air
William Grimes / New York Times:
Ben E. King, Soulful Singer, Dies at 76; ‘Stand by Me’ Was One of His Hits
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Kasich Won't Commit to Explaining Gay-Weddings Stance