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3:00 PM 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.
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.
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.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Messina trounces Axelrod in British elections  —  The British Conservative Party's electoral victory “stunned the world,” Jim Messina said Friday, commenting on results that defied the dead heat that most polls had predicted.  —  With the Tories securing a surprisingly decisive victory …
Washington Post:
Conservatives claim decisive win in British election, defying predictions
Discussion: The Nation, CNN, Telegraph, The Week and Hot Air
Ed Miliband resigns as Labour leader
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Bill Simmons and ESPN Are Parting Ways  —  Bill Simmons, who built a personal empire at ESPN and is one of America's most influential sports personalities, will leave the media giant when his contract expires in the fall.  He and the company were unable to reach an extension after months of talks.
Restaurant to host ‘White Appreciation Day’  —  The Hispanic owners of the restaurant in Milliken say “all Americans should be celebrated.”  9NEWS at 9 p.m. 05/07/15.  —  The Hispanic owners of the restaurant in Milliken say “all Americans should be celebrated.”  —  CONNECT
USA Today:
BBQ joint to host ‘White Appreciation Day’  —  MILLIKEN, Colo. — The Hispanic owners of a barbecue restaurant in Milliken say they plan to host a “White Appreciation Day” next month.  —  What started as a joke is now on the calendar.  Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez recently purchased Rubbin Buttz BBQ on Broad Street.
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Manu Raju / Politico:
GOP consultant on hot seat over Rand Paul attack
Discussion: Hullabaloo and RedState
John Harwood / CNBC:
Maverick candidate Ben Carson's ‘no-brainer’ offer  —  Can Dr. Ben Carson succeed in politics?  —  CNBC's John Harwood talks with Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson about his political aspirations, belief in self-reliance and the current economic and racial tensions facing the country.
James Hohmann / Politico:
Insiders say Bush shouldn't ignore Iowa  —  His poor poll numbers there, they say, are mostly caused by a lack of attention to the Hawkeye State thus far.  —  Jeb Bush's failure to invest time in Iowa is the main explanation for his seventh-place finish in the latest poll of likely Republican caucusgoers.
Alex Roarty / National Journal:
Why Jeb Bush Can't Spend His Way to the Win
Discussion: Washington Post
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Walker hits bump in '16 race
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 …
Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
Job growth regains steam, keeping Fed rate hike on track
Discussion: Hot Air and Balloon Juice
Lebanese Examiner:
Detroit TV anchor upsets Muslim community in Michigan for ISIS comment  —  UPDATE: Harlan apologized on Thursday saying: “In no way did I mean to imply that because of our community's make up, there was a higher risk of ISIS threats.”  —  (DEARBORN, MI) — WDIV-TV Local 4 news anchor Carmen Harlan upset …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
Sen. John McCain / Fox News:
America's Most Wasted: A wake-up call for Congress about out -of-control spending  —  Unnecessary, wasteful government spending is today putting America on a dangerous path, as we burden future generations with a mounting national debt - now totaling more than $18 trillion.
Tami Luhby / CNNMoney:
America's poor are ‘envy of the world,’ says richest Congressman  —  Darrell Issa, the richest man in Congress, said America has made “our poor somewhat the envy of the world.”  —  Asked by CNNMoney whether he feels personally responsible to address income inequality in the United States …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Shakesville, Raw Story and CNN
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Record number of Americans abroad giving up citizenship  —  A record 1,335 Americans living overseas renounced their citizenship in the first three months of 2015, according to the Internal Revenue Service.  —  That number is 18 percent higher than the previous record, according to Bloomberg.
Discussion: Political Wire
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
No, there's no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment  —  I keep hearing about a supposed “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment, or statements such as, “This isn't free speech, it's hate speech,” or “When does free speech stop and hate speech begin?”
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
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)
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sen. Bernie Sanders / TIME:
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Discussion: New York Times, Daily Kos and The Week
Orin Kerr / Washington Post:
Second Circuit rules, mostly symbolically, that current text of Section 215 doesn't authorize bulk surveillance
Ronald Brownstein / National Journal:
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New York Times:
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Ryan Cooper / The Week:
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Discussion: Washington Post
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 Earlier Items: 
David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
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Discussion: The Hill
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Meet Jade Helm, the woman with the unluckiest name in the world
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton the Populist Begins Courting the Plutocrats
Discussion: Hot Air
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
How A Ragtag Group Of Lefties Mainlined Debt-Free College Into The Democratic Primary
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