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5:25 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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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.
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.”
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
New York Times:
Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley Executive, Said to Have Died of Head Trauma  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The death of Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, occurred Friday night after he collapsed at the gym at a private resort in Mexico, according to a Mexican government official.
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 …
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
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
New York Times:
Dean Skelos, New York Senate Leader, and Son Are Arrested on Corruption Charges  —  Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son were arrested on Monday morning by federal authorities on corruption charges, officials said.  —  Mr. Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam B. Skelos …
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
As investigation enters fifth month, Tamir Rice's mother has moved into a homeless shelter  —  The City of Cleveland has asked the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot and killed while he played with a toy gun in a Westside park in November, to halt their civil lawsuit until the official investigation has concluded.
Discussion: WKYC-TV and Mediaite
 
 
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Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
VIDEO: Fox News Reporter Says He Saw Black Man Shot While Running From Police
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Katie Zezima / Washington Post:
Justin Amash endorses Rand Paul for president
Discussion: Political Wire
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
FCC chairman's pick for next president? Hillary
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Bill O'Reilly takes a crack at standup
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
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Most New Jersey adults think Chris Christie was involved in Bridgegate
Discussion: New Jersey Online and The Week
Los Angeles Times:
Mysterious new force emerges in Yemen to fight rebels
Discussion: Weekly Standard and The Week
Jelani Cobb / New Yorker:
City Life  —  Somewhere between the ball game played …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Politico:
Liberals, conservatives unite vs. NSA spying
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Race, Class and Neglect
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact
Discussion: MintPress News