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11:00 AM ET, May 7, 2015

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Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  What Trouble?  Clinton Has Early Lock On Iowa Caucus, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Sanders, Biden Are Only Dems Over 3%  —  Sample and Methodology detail  —  With 60 percent of the vote among Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants, former Secretary …
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Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg Business:
Trade Debate Gives Bernie Sanders a Chance to Put Hillary Clinton on the Hot Seat
Discussion: Politico
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Bill Clinton concedes role in mass incarceration
Alistair Bell / Reuters:
Bill Clinton says tough '90s crime bill went too far
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and TalkLeft
Justin Wolfers / New York Times:
How Britain's Election Has Stumped the Betting Markets  —  British voters are heading to the polls Thursday, and it looks as if it's going to be a nail-biter.  Political prediction markets suggest that it's basically a 50-50 bet as to whether the Conservative prime minister, David Cameron …
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Christine Byers / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Dorian Johnson, figure in Michael Brown case, arrested in St. Louis  —  ST. LOUIS  • Dorian Johnson, the man who was with Michael Brown when Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer last summer, has been arrested on suspicion of drug charges and resisting arrest, a St. Louis police source said Wednesday.
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Appeals Court Rules NSA Phone Program Not Authorized by Patriot Act  —  ACLU lawsuit argued the data collection should be stopped because it violates Americans' privacy rights  —  A federal appeals court ruled Thursday the National Security Agency's controversial collection of millions …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Political Wire and The Week
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Cruz: Iran legislation is a ‘bad bill’  —  Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday slammed legislation that would allow Congress to review and vote on a final Iran nuclear deal, calling the proposal a “bad bill.”  —  “I agree that it is of paramount important to give Congress …
Discussion: New York Times
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David Espo / ABC News:   Analysis: Republican Budget Claims Don't Add Up
Cathy O'Neil / mathbabe:
Nick Kristof is not Smarter than an 8th Grader  —  This is a post by Eugene Stern, originally posted on his blog sensemadehere.wordpress.com.  —  About a week ago, Nick Kristof published this op-ed in the New York Times.  Entitled Are You Smarter than an 8th Grader, the piece discusses …
Discussion: Washington Center …
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Chris Christie faces another blow  —  His “biggest” achievement, state pension reform, is likely to be dismantled by New Jersey courts.  —  Chris Christie's signature achievement as New Jersey governor may be going up in smoke.  —  The potential presidential candidate has said his …
Discussion: New Jersey News …
CNN:
Sources: Baltimore police investigation doesn't support some of prosecution's charges  —  Baltimore (CNN)The Baltimore police investigation into the death of Freddie Gray doesn't support some of the charges, including the most serious, filed by the Baltimore City State's Attorney …
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Radley Balko / Washington Post:
This isn't 1968.  Baltimore isn't Watts.  And Hillary Clinton isn't Michael Dukakis.  —  I wish I could introduce Richard Cohen and Lloyd Green to Antonio Morgan.  Cohen of course is my Washington Post colleague and columnist.  Green is a former Justice Dept. official and former opposition research counsel for the Republican Party.
Eliza Newlin Carney / Roll Call:
Clinton Foundation's Missteps Point to Broader Problem  —  On the surface, the uproar over foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of State looks like another example of the Clintons behaving badly.  But the problem goes beyond the Clintons and could tar Republicans as well.
Discussion: Shot in the Dark
Laura Vitto / Mashable:
16 people who are hot for McDonald's new Hamburglar  —  McDonald's brought back its iconic Hamburglar mascot on Wednesday, and much to Twitter's delight, he's actually pretty smokin'.  —  The beefed up new Hamburglar has folks fanning themselves over his slick new trench coat …
Discussion: KFOR-TV, abc11.com and FOX31 Denver
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New York Times:
Clinton Takes the Lead on Immigration  —  With her speech on immigration in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton took a large step forward, up front and to the left of President Obama.  That is a good place to be for a presidential candidate who proposes to get the stalled debate moving again …
Mary Katharine Ham / Hot Air:
Heh: Carly Fiorina answers Seth Meyers question about domain snafu by buying SethMeyers.org  —  Carly Fiorina, who just jumped into the race for the presidency Monday, has spent the week coolly sitting for interviews and cleverly parrying jabs from reporters and critics.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:
Mystery Planes in the Skies Above Baltimore  —  In Baltimore, Maryland, where law enforcement officials ought to be doing their utmost to win back the trust of brutalized residents who perceive a conspiracy against them, a shadowy police tactic is stoking more dark suspicions.
Discussion: Gawker and The Moderate Voice
Jeff Kaufmann / Politico:
It's time to change the Iowa Straw Poll  —  Much has changed since 1979 and sometimes cherished traditions—like the Iowa GOP Straw Poll—must change too.  What is supposed to be a fun opportunity for Iowans and presidential candidates has turned into a high-stress and expensive endeavor.
Discussion: Washington Post and RedState
Martin Robbins / Guardian:
How can our future Mars colonies be free of sexism and racism?  —  The white, male European conquerors of the New World and 19th-century American pioneers of Manifest Destiny still colour the space age, so is it a myth that we'll turn nice on Mars?  —  We're going to Mars - eventually.
Meghan DeMaria / The Week:
Mike Huckabee: If trade agreement passes, workers would ‘take it in the backside’  —  In an MSNBC interview, 2016 Republican presidential candidate and ordained Baptist minister Mike Huckabee used some salty language to argue against fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
M.DeLaTorre / KFOR-TV:
All exotic animals from Tiger Safari in Tuttle have been found  —  The Grady County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that all of the animals have been accounted for.  —  TUTTLE, Okla. — The owners of Tiger Safari have confirmed that some of their exotic animals are on the loose.
Discussion: The Week, FOX31 Denver and fox13now.com
TIME:
What Pamela Geller Advocates Is Not Free Speech  —  Qasim Rashid is an attorney, author of EXTREMIST, and national spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.  —  Repeated demonization can inspire violence  —  There's an important history behind America's free speech laws …
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Tax cheats kept jobs at IRS, audit finds  —  The IRS fired just two out of every five employees found to be tax cheats over a decade-long span, according to a new federal audit.  —  Treasury's inspector general for tax administration found that 1,580 employees willfully violated tax law from October 2003 to September 2013.
Stephanie Ballesteros / WAVY-TV:
Bank robbery suspect Instagrams crime video, robbery note  —  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man accused of robbing the TowneBank on Constitution Drive Monday afternoon posted videos of the robbery on social media, as well as a picture of the note he handed a teller.
Discussion: abc11.com
 
 
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