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10:00 AM ET, May 8, 2015

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nate Silver: Polls are failing us  —  Nate Silver fared terribly in Thursday's UK election: In his pre-election forecast, he gave 278 seats to Conservatives and 267 to Labour.  Shortly after midnight, he was forecasting 272 seats for Conservatives and 271 for Labour.
Discussion: Hot Air and Althouse
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BBC:
Election 2015: Exit poll puts Tories close to majority  —  The Conservatives are set to be the largest party in the Commons but just short of a majority, according to the general election exit poll.  —  The survey taken at polling stations across the UK suggests the Tories will get 316 MPs …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The World May Have A Polling Problem  —  It's becoming increasingly clear that pre-election polls underestimated how well Conservatives would do and overestimated Labour's result.  The BBC's exit poll was one early sign.  But we're now seeing Conservatives outperform their poll-based projections …
New York Times:
David Cameron and Conservatives Get Majority in British Election  —  LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservatives won a resounding victory in the British general election, with nearly complete results on Friday showing that the party had secured an overall majority in Parliament.
P. J. O'Rourke / The Daily Beast:
Limey Liars & the Country That Doesn't Love Them
Discussion: RedState
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, Senators Both, Lead Republican Attacks on Congress  —  WASHINGTON — His voice exuding disgust, Jeb Bush could have been describing a blistering rash.  —  “I'm not a United States senator — thank God,” he told a ballroom full of people here the other day.
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Brendan Bordelon / National Review:
How Five Republicans Let Congress Keep Its Fraudulent Obamacare Subsidies  —  Health-care experts call it D.C. insiderism at its worst.  —  The rumors began trickling in about a week before the scheduled vote on April 23: Republican leadership was quietly pushing senators to pull support …
Discussion: Instapundit, Hot Air and Power Line
Manu Raju / Politico:
GOP consultant on hot seat over Rand Paul attack
Discussion: RedState
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Lindsey Graham looking at June 1 to announce White House run, sources say  —  The announcement would likely take place in South Carolina, possibly near his home base of Seneca  —  Lindsey Graham is telling donors that June 1 is the likely date for his presidential announcement …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
The media's real role in 2016
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
Hillary Clinton, Immigration Extremist
Sara Murray / CNN:
Jeb: George W. Bush is a top foreign policy adviser  —  Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush cited his brother, former President George W. Bush, as one of his main advisers on the Middle East in a private meeting in Manhattan on Tuesday, according to three people who attended the off-the-record event.
Discussion: Daily Kos, Eclectablog and The Week
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Washington Post:
One of Jeb Bush's top advisers on Israel: George W. Bush  —  When asked this week at an exclusive Manhattan gathering about who advises him on U.S.-Israel policy, Jeb Bush surprised many of the 50-plus attendees by naming his brother, former president George W. Bush, as his most influential counselor.
Politico:
NSA ruling puts lawmakers on edge  —  Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell spar over the future of the National Security Agency's phone-data collection program after it was ruled illegal.  —  A court ruling against the National Security Agency's phone data collection Thursday sparked a war …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Guardian:
Ed Miliband resigns as Labour leader  —  Miliband steps down after admitting scale of election defeat had taken him and his staff by surprise  —  A devastated Ed Miliband has resigned from the Labour party, saying he is truly sorry for the scale of the party's crushing defeat.
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Noelle Knox / POLITICO:
10 take-aways from the UK elections  —  What a breathless, barmy time this is.  The exit polls made monkeys of us all, which was a fitting way for these Neanderthal elections to conclude.  There is no silence more delicious than that of a political class gobsmacked into speechlessness.
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Meghan Barr / Associated Press:
Activist: No regrets about cartoon contest ended by gunfire  —  6 photos  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Does Pamela Geller regret organizing the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in gunfire?  —  No, she says confidently.  In fact, she says, she probably saved lives by hosting the event …
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Peter King: Pam Geller Event Put “People's Lives At Risk For No Good Reason”
Economist:
The dawn of artificial intelligence  —  Powerful computers will reshape humanity's future.  How to ensure the promise outweighs the perils  —  From the print edition  —  “THE development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking warns.
Discussion: Shot in the Dark
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
U.S. Economy Added 223,000 Jobs in April; Unemployment Rate at 5.4%  —  The American job market rebounded in April, the government said Friday, as employers added 223,000 positions and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.4 percent.  —  The April figures from the Labor Department came …
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
‘Shawshank’ prison escape ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout  —  A man convicted of manslaughter who escaped from an Ohio prison farm in 1959 was arrested in Florida Monday.  But a friend says she hopes 79-year-old Frank Freshwater won't be sentenced.  (AP)
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
How A Ragtag Group Of Lefties Mainlined Debt-Free College Into The Democratic Primary  —  A group of two dozen young activists working out of homes and coffee shops around the country has achieved something rather unusual: mainlining an idea into the upper echelons of the Democratic Party …
Discussion: Washington Post
 
 
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Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton's Big Donor Paradox
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Daily Mail:
Man is raped at gunpoint by THREE women so they could collect his semen in a cooler box and ‘steal’ it in South Africa
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
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Discussion: Business Insider, Mediaite and The Week
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Yaroslav Trofimov / Wall Street Journal:
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Bloomberg plans 2016 reporter game show
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Michelle Shephard / Toronto Star:
Omar Khadr walks free on bail after 13 years in custody
Discussion: NPR and TalkLeft
George Parry / Philly.com:
Double standard on offending Christians and Muslims
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
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abc7news.com:
VIDEO: Sexual predator attacks 13-year-old girl in West San Jose
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Q13 FOX News
The Hill:
Clock ticks down on highway funding
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Heather Digby Parton / Salon:
Rise of the GOP's culture-war zombies: Why the party of right-wing extremism will never give it up
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Billy Hallowell / TheBlaze.com:
He Was a Staunch Agnostic Who Laughed at Christianity. …