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10:20 AM ET, May 5, 2015

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USA Today:
Only the Clintons seem blind to foundation's conflicts: Our view  —  Hillary should put the charity's work on ice during her presidential campaign.  —  The foundation that Bill Clinton created after leaving the White House in 2001 has many things to commend it.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Bill Clinton Says He's “Taken Almost No Capital Gains In 15 Years” — Here's What The Returns Show
Institutional Investor's Alpha:
The 2015 Rich List: The Highest Earning Hedge Fund Managers of the Past Year  —  Read more:  —  David Tepper relinquishes the top spot on the Rich List for the first time in three years after posting a disappointing 2.2 percent gain.  —  ppein  —  Harsh memories of the global financial …
Discussion: New York Times and Prairie Weather
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Alexandra Stevenson / New York Times:
For Top 25 Hedge Fund Managers, a Difficult 2014 Still Paid Well  —  For investors in hedge funds, like big pension funds, 2014 was not a lucrative year.  But for those who managed their money, the pay was spectacular.  —  The top 25 hedge fund managers reaped $11.62 billion in compensation in 2014 …
Discussion: The Week
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Hillary to GOP: You get 1 shot on Benghazi  —  Hillary Clinton is refusing to testify twice before the House panel investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. government compound in Benghazi, Libya.  —  Clinton is willing to testify once before the House Select Committee on Benghazi …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Ben Carson's over-the-top ego  —  Republican neurosurgeon Ben Carson brought out a choir singing an Eminem cover and vowed not to be “politically correct” at the event announcing his run for president in 2016.  Here are those key moments and more.  (AP)  —  Ben Carson, who formally announced …
James Rosen / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Pentagon: Texas has nothing to fear from upcoming military exercise  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has a message for Texas: chill.  —  Defense officials Monday dismissed as “wild speculation” an Internet-fueled claim that a massive summertime exercise called Jade Helm 15 for special operations commandos …
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Mayor de Blasio Is Irked by a Subway Delay  —  The email, blunt and to the point, popped into City Hall aides' inboxes at 12:17 p.m., and the subject line said it all: “2 problems today.”  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio, it seemed, was not pleased.  —  In a stern, bullet-pointed missive on Monday …
Discussion: Capital New York, The Week and Eschaton
Jonathan Alter / The Daily Beast:
How Obama Will Spend the Rest of His Life  —  When he leaves office, the president will ramrod My Brother's Keeper, a nonprofit that aims to provide a shot at the American Dream for boys and young men of color.  —  What is in Barack Obama's heart?  Underneath that cool exterior, it can be hard to tell.
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Liz GoodwinSenior / Yahoo Politics:
Obama-inspired foundation gets its start, with $80 million in the bank
Holly Yan / CNN:
ISIS claims responsibility for Texas shooting, threatens more attacks  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas — and warned of more attacks to come.  —  In a broadcast on its official radio channel Tuesday …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
ObamaCare program saves Medicare $400M  —  A pilot program created under ObamaCare to change Medicare's payment system saved almost $400 million and will be expanded, the administration announced Monday.  —  An independent report released by the Department of Health and Human Services …
Ann Colwell / CNN:
Texas shooting: Who is Pamela Geller?  —  Cartoon contest organizer: I'm anti-jihad 02:07  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)When two men opened fire outside a contest for Prophet Mohammed cartoons in a Dallas suburb Sunday night, Pamela Geller was the first to call it an attack on free speech.
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Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
Muslims Defend Pam Geller's Right to Hate
Bill / The Hill:
Bill Press: Sanders a serious opponent  —  Looking ahead to 2016, the contrast between the two major parties could not be more striking.  Two more Republican candidates — Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson — joined the race Monday, with Mike Huckabee expected to announce on Tuesday.
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Apple TV Remote Expected to Add Touch Pad in Redesign  —  Apple has long ridiculed remote controls for being too complex.  Now after eight years of a minimalist design for its Apple TV remote, the company is revising the device's design.  —  When Apple introduces its new TV box this summer …
Discussion: The Verge, BGR and Gizmodo
cbp.gov:
Cocaine Found in Underwear By CBP at JFK  —  JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York are always discovering interesting concealment methods.  Hiding cocaine in his underwear is another way that a would-be smuggler attempted to transport illegal drugs into the United States.
Brian Dulle / KSNT-TV:
Note on restaurant receipt to Kansas governor goes viral  —  TOPEKA (KSNT) - A photo posted on social media regarding a note on a receipt given to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has gone viral overnight.  —  The photo posted by former waitress Chloe Hough shows a credit card receipt …
Fox News:
Conflicting reports on gun incident in Baltimore  —  The unidentified man is seen in a stretcher after being shot Monday by Baltimore police.  (Fox News)  —  DEVELOPING: Conflicting reports about a police chase that may have involved gunfire roiled Baltimore Monday, just a week after riots rocked the city.
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Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:   VIDEO: Fox Issues Startling On-Air Retraction: ‘Nobody Has Been Shot’
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
VIDEO: Fox News Reporter Says He Saw Black Man Shot While Running From Police
Discussion: Daily Kos
Adam Harrington / CBS New York:
CBS News/New York Times Poll: Race Relations Worst In Over 2 Decades  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new poll released Monday indicated that Americans believe race relations are at their worst in more than two decades.  —  The CBS News/New York Times poll said 61 percent …
 
 
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ER Visits Continue to Rise Since Implementation of Affordable Care Act
Discussion: Tech Times and The Daily Signal
Lincoln Caplan / American Prospect:
The Junior Justice  —  This article appears in the Spring 2015 issue …
Meredith ShinerPolitical / Yahoo Politics:
The Mike Huckabee record: An early advocate for criminal justice reform
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Andrew Higgins / New York Times:
An Uphill Campaign in Norway to Promote LSD as a Human Right
Discussion: Q13 FOX News
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Scientists: EPA's curbs on coal-burning will save thousands of lives
Charles Ommanney / National Review:
Unions Donate to Sharpton's Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton's MSNBC Show. Hmmm.
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Alice Ollstein / ThinkProgress:
Scott Walker Says He Would Crush What's Left Of Unions If Elected President
Yahoo Politics:
The Ben Carson campaign website: A review
Discussion: ABC News, Daily Kos and Raw Story