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5:40 PM ET, May 4, 2015

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ABC News:
Garland Shooting Suspect Elton Simpson's Father: ‘My Son Made a Bad Choice’ … The father of one of the suspected gunman in the Garland, Texas shooting told ABC News today that his son “made a bad choice.”  —  “We are Americans and we believe in America,” Dunston Simpson said.
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New York Times:
Two Gunmen Killed at Anti-Islam Exhibit Are Identified  —  GARLAND, Tex. — Law enforcement officials on Monday identified two men who were killed Sunday after they opened fire at an event where people were invited to present cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, 2 gunmen are killed and guard is shot  —  Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded in an attack Sunday outside a controversial Dallas-area event where organizers were holding a contest for cartoons featuring the Muslim prophet Muhammad, police said.
Daily Mail:
Pamela Geller, co-founder and President of Stop Islamization of America, also spoke just before the two gunmen opened fire  —  Wilders, who has sparked controversy for linking the Koran with terrorism, speaks at the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest  —  The event had already been the subject …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker knocks Hillary Clinton over Texas shooting
Cynthia McFadden / NBC News:
Bill Clinton Defends His Foundation's Foreign Money  —  Bill Clinton says he has no regrets about taking millions in foreign cash for his foundation — even though the donations have caused a political headache for Hillary Clinton as she tries to follow him into the Oval Office.
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Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
The Definitive H&H Carly Fiorina Scouting Report  —  What she's got: High-level executive and management experience from her tenure as head honcho of Hewlett-Packard; private-sector bona fides bolstering her economic message; compelling secretary-to-CEO professional biography …
David Lerman / Bloomberg Business:
State Department Says No Evidence Donations Influenced Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Mediaite and American Spectator
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Carly Fiorina launches 2016 bid: ‘Yes, I am running for president’
Discussion: American Spectator and OnPolitics
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Pamela Geller Battles CNN Host over Garland Shooting: Why Is Media ‘Targeting’ Us?  —  Hours after a shooting at a Muhammad cartoon event Garland, Texas that left the two gunmen dead, the event's sponsor and American Freedom Defense Initiative president Pamela Geller battled CNN's Alisyn Camerota …
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CNN:
Garland shooting: 2 killed after they open fire at Mohammed cartoon event
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
A Fox News Contributor On Being Gay, The GOP, And Religious Liberty  —  WASHINGTON — Guy Benson — the baby-faced, fast-talking Fox News contributor who is the political editor at Townhall.com — has something to say.  —  “Guy here,” he writes in his forthcoming book.  “So, I'm gay.”
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Chuck Norris: Don't Trust The Gov't On A Possible Military Takeover Of Texas  —  The actor who starred in the TV show “Walker, Texas Ranger” wrote on Sunday that he thinks concerns about a possible military takeover of Texas might well be justified.  —  Actor Chuck Norris …
Discussion: WND and Liberaland
Yahoo Politics:
The Ben Carson campaign website: A review  —  Late Sunday evening, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson went on a local Ohio television station to let the world know that he's seeking the Republican nomination for president.  Whether the world was listening is a whole different story.
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Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Iowa toe dips leave everyone poised to dive into race
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Annie Leibovitz / Vanity Fair:
Star Wars Cover: J.J. Abrams Reveals His Idea to Kill Jar Jar Binks  —  Go behind the scenes of the year's most anticipated movie with Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy.  —  For some Star Wars fans, there's no May the Fourth news finer than this: director J. J. Abrams revealed …
New York Times:
Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley Executive, Said to Have Died of Head Trauma  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, died of head trauma Friday night after he collapsed at the gym at a private resort in Mexico, according to a Mexican government official.
Carimah Townes / ThinkProgress:
Romney Hits Back At Hillary: 'We Don't Have Mass Incarceration In America'  —  Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney  —  Days after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid out proposals for criminal justice reform at Columbia University, former Republican candidate …
Jeff Clements / The Hill:
Citizens United: The view from the ivory tower has a blind spot  —  Millions of Americans across the political spectrum are working for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and end the corruption of overwhelming, unlimited money of an elite few in our elections.
Stephanie Armour / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Emergency-Room Visits Keep Climbing  —  People on Medicaid turn to hospital care when doctor access is limited, new survey suggests  —  Emergency-room visits continued to climb in the second year of the Affordable Care Act, contradicting the law's supporters who had predicted a decline …
Margaret Newkirk / Bloomberg Business:
‘Duck Dynasty’ Keeps Tax Break as Bobby Jindal Cuts Louisiana Colleges  —  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential Republican presidential candidate, is trying to close a $1.6 billion budget hole without touching as much as $415,000 per episode in tax breaks that may be due to “Duck Dynasty.”
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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Justin Amash endorses Rand Paul for president
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FCC chairman suggest Hillary will be next president
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