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10:55 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 …
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Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Quinnipiac: Walker Leading in Iowa
Discussion: Hot Air
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Scott Walker Keeps Lead as Jeb Bush Struggles in Latest Iowa Polling
Discussion: Yahoo Politics
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  May 6, 2015 - Walker In Front Of Pack …
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
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.
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
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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 …
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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,” …
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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.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Catholicism Undervalues Women  —  Like a Pringles vendor sounding an alarm about obesity, Pope Francis fashioned himself a feminist last week.  —  You are not reading The Onion.  —  It was an epic mismatch of messenger and message, and I say that as someone who is thankful for this pope …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
EU Press Room:
A Digital Single Market for Europe: Commission sets out 16 initiatives to make it happen  —  The Internet and digital technologies are transforming our world - in every walk of life and in every line of business.  Europe must embrace the digital revolution and open up digital opportunities for people and businesses.
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 …
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 …
Jeb Bush / Chicago Tribune:
Commentary: Jeb Bush's War on Poverty revamp  —  The tragedy that took place on the streets of Baltimore starts with a young man whose life ended far too soon.  We will hopefully learn the full truth surrounding that death, and the initial reports are disturbing.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Vox and The Week
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 …
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
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.
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.
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
WRAL-TV:
Raleigh officer, wife asking for $50K in hot coffee case  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — Attorneys for a Raleigh police officer began making the case Monday that he should be compensated the burns, blisters and emotional damage he suffered when a hot cup of coffee spilled on his lap in January 2012.
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
 
 
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Scott Shackford / Hit & Run:
Oklahoma Governor Signs Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform Bill
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‘Flash Crash’ Overhaul Is Snarled in Red Tape
Rick Perry / Wall Street Journal:
Why I'm Changing My Mind and Opposing the Ex-Im Bank
Benjamin Hart / The Awl:
Leaving New York and Also Technology
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
Sun-Sentinel:
At least four Florida companies approved for ferry service to Cuba
Discussion: NPR and The Week
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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
Juliet Linderman / Associated Press:
Officer charged in Gray death contends arrest was legal
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