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10:25 AM ET, May 6, 2015


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Nick Gass / Politico:
New Iowa poll: Scott Walker leads, Jeb Bush in 7th place  —  The latest Iowa polling numbers are great news for Scott Walker, and terrible news for Jeb Bush.  —  The Wisconsin governor retains his advantage among Iowa Republican caucus-goers, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday …
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Quinnipiac: Walker Leading in Iowa  —  A new Quinnipiac poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucusgoers finds Wisconsin's Scott Walker in front of the GOP pack with 21 percent support and a 9-point advantage over his closest primary opponents.  That's down from 25 percent and a 12-point lead …
Discussion: Hot Air
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  May 6, 2015 - Walker In Front Of Pack …
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Scott Walker Keeps Lead as Jeb Bush Struggles in Latest Iowa Polling
Discussion: Yahoo Politics
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Republicans pass a budget, flexing power of majority  —  Congressional Republicans scored a major legislative victory on Tuesday as the Senate adopted the first bicameral GOP budget agreement in a decade.  —  The 51-48 vote capped weeks of work by Republican leaders in the House and Senate …
Discussion: Hot Air and Politico
National Journal:
McConnell Moves to End Iran Debate  —  Majority leader wanted to “move quickly” after controversial amendments forced delay.  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved Tuesday evening to end debate on an Iran review bill, shortening what he had hoped would be an open amendment process …
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Republicans finally get their budget
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
CBC News:
Alberta election 2015 results: NDP wave sweeps across province in historic win  —  Wildrose Party, led by newly elected leader Brian Jean, once again Alberta's Official Opposition  —  It's a massive shock that turns Canadian politics on its head: the NDP has won a majority government in Alberta.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Conservatives Keep Pouring Fuel On The Texas Takeover Fire  —  The Pentagon has no plans to stage a military takeover of the Lone Star state.  There are no tunnels covertly being constructed under West Texas' shuttered Wal-Mart stores.  —  So why are the fringes of the Internet still abuzz …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Louie Gohmert Sounds The Alarm About Possible Military Takeover Of Texas
Discussion: Daily Kos and Obsidian Wings
Matt Hamilton / Los Angeles Times:
Aide to Kamala Harris, 2 others accused of running rogue police force  —  An aide to state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and two others are accused of operating a rogue police force that claimed to exist for more than 3,000 years and have jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.
Dallas Morning News:
Islamic State claims Garland attack; White House says possible link being investigated  —  The Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack by two gunmen outside Garland's Curtis Culwell Center.  But while the White House has called the assault an “act of terror,” …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Appeal Survives Scrutiny, Poll Says  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to have initially weathered a barrage of news about her use of a private email account when she was secretary of state and the practices of her family's foundation, an indication that she is starting …
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Here's what we know about the Democratic primary debates
Adam B. Vary / BuzzFeed:
Joss Whedon Calls “Horsesh*t” On Reports He Left Twitter Because Of Militant Feminists  —  “I just thought, Wait a minute, if I'm going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place, and this is the least quiet place I've ever been in my life,” Whedon told BuzzFeed News.
Annie Karni / Politico:
Warren met privately with ‘Draft Warren’ supporters  —  The Massachusetts senator recently huddled with progressives affiliated with the campaign urging her to run for president.  Her office insists she was unaware of any connection.  —  Elizabeth Warren says she has no intention of jumping into the 2016 race.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
McCain in Big Trouble for GOP Primary  —  John McCain's troubles with conservatives have him in a whole lot of trouble for reelection next year.  Even among Republican primary voters just 41% approve of the job he's doing to 50% who disapprove.  Only 37% of primary voters say they generally support …
Mike Allen / Politico:
Exclusive: Bill De Blasio plans ‘Contract with America’ for left  —  NYC's mayor will unveil his ‘Progressive Agenda’ next week at the U.S. Capitol.  —  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, using his muscular perch to try to nudge the national Democratic Party to the left, next week will unveil …
Discussion: The Week
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
A sign of things to come in the Democratic party  —  Last night at a public hearing on the budget in Prince George's County, Maryland, a flyer with the following headline was circulated: … The flyer goes on to attack the “Israel lobby,” which allegedly is using Black politicians to split …
Nicole Haas / BizPac Review:
FLOTUS plays race card: Museums are for white people  —  First lady Michelle Obama used a speech Monday that was supposed to be celebrating the opening of a new museum to instead dig deeper the racial divide that's been growing ever wider during her husband's presidency.
Manu Raju / Politico:
Begich's big decision: Challenge Murkowski?  —  With Obama off the ballot in 2016, Begich could mount a serious challenge against Murkowski.  —  Mark Begich nearly withstood the anti-Obama wave last year, losing his Senate seat by just 2 points to Dan Sullivan in the deep red state of Alaska.
Discussion: Political Wire
Kirsten Powers / USA Today:
‘Safe-space’ America dangerous to dissenters  —  Accusations of hate speech are so mainstream, they scare or force opponents into silence  —  Christina Hoff Sommers has been speaking on college campuses for two decades challenging students to embrace what she calls “equity feminism” over “gender feminism.”
Discussion: Hot Air
Wall Street Journal:
‘Flash Crash’ Overhaul Is Snarled in Red Tape  —  Five years after market meltdown, effort to prevent a repeat drags far behind schedule  —  Five years after the 2010 “flash crash,” are markets and regulators better prepared?  WSJ's Bradley Hope joins the News Hub.  —  By
Rachel Feintzeig / Wall Street Journal:
The 40-Hour Work Week Is a Thing of the Past  —  The phrase “nine to five” is becoming an anachronism.  —  About half of all managers work more than 40 hours a week, according to a new survey from tax and consulting firm EY, and 39% report that their hours have increased in the past five years.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
3 reasons why Huckabee 2016 will be a bust  —  In 2008, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee surprised many Beltway pundits by coming out of nowhere on a shoestring budget to win the Iowa caucuses and finish as the runner-up to eventual nominee John McCain in the delegate count.
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton to Challenge GOP on Immigration  —  Will voice support for path to citizenship, not just legal status, in visit to Nevada  —  LAS VEGAS—Hillary Clinton, making her first visit to Nevada since she announced her 2016 presidential run, will call for a path to citizenship …
Elizabeth Llorente / Fox News:
In first Latino outreach, Hillary Clinton will lay out her vision for immigration reform
Discussion: The Daily Signal
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Rick Perry / Wall Street Journal:
Why I'm Changing My Mind and Opposing the Ex-Im Bank
Benjamin Hart / The Awl:
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Discussion: Gizmodo
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
America's Elite Colleges Prefer Liberal Commencement Speakers By 7-To-1 MARGIN
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Continue to Say U.S. Wealth Distribution Is Unfair
Discussion: Common Dreams
At least four Florida companies approved for ferry service to Cuba
Discussion: The Week
Rachel Shapiro / Staten Island Advance:
Staten Island special election 2015: Dan Donovan wins Congress seat
David Klepper / Associated Press:
Top NY Lawmaker Clings to Power After Corruption Charges
Discussion: Politico
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Brendan Farrington / ABC News:
Republican Congressman DeSantis to Run for Rubio Senate Seat
Discussion: Politico
Juliet Linderman / Associated Press:
Officer charged in Gray death contends arrest was legal
Sharon Begley / Reuters:
IBM's Watson to guide cancer therapies at 14 centers
Discussion: US News and Tech Times
Lori Pilger / Lincoln Journal Star:
Auburn woman files federal case against homosexuals
Kate Irby / Bradenton Herald:
Couple found guilty of having sex on Bradenton Beach
Discussion: NBC News and Raw Story