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7:20 PM ET, May 9, 2015

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Jeff Greenfield / The Daily Beast:
Why Character Attacks on Hillary Won't Work  —  Why the former first couple has always survived attacks on their character, and probably always will.  —  If you're Martin O'Malley, or one of the other potential Democrats pondering a race against Hillary Clinton, you've been presented …
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Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
National Media Reporter Admits ‘National Media Primed To Take Hillary Clinton Down’  —  Dylan Byers over at the Charlie Pierce-dubbed Tiger Beat on the Potomac (aka Politico) spent a nanosecond thinking about how “inevitable” Hillary Clinton is, and then a nanosecond more inventing a couple of possible roadblocks.
Discussion: Politico and Hullabaloo
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
King Blames Obama for Inciting Baltimore Riots  —  The Iowa firebrand takes his hot fire to South Carolina.  —  Representative Steve King was in his element at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on Saturday, saying after a speech to raucous conservatives that the fault for riots in Baltimore lies with President Barack Obama.
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Top GOP Pollster Makes Really Weird Joke About Bruce Jenner At 2016 Event  —  A scene from Diane Sawyer's interview with Bruce Jenner.  —  CREDIT: YouTube/ABC News  —  GOP pollster Frank Luntz made an awkward joke about Bruce Jenner during a focus group at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on Saturday afternoon.
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
In South Carolina, a Campaign Pitch for Every GOP Preference  —  Republicans making their pitch to be the party's 2016 presidential nominee aimed to out-do each other Saturday in arguing that President Barack Obama is a failed leader.  —  But hitting Obama with the usual critiques …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and ABC News
Yahoo:
Why Obama is happy to fight Elizabeth Warren on the trade deal  —  “She's absolutely wrong,” Barack Obama said, before I could even get the question out of my mouth.  —  He was talking about Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and populist crusader whom Obama helped elevate to national prominence.
Sheri Fink / New York Times:
Liberia Is Free of Ebola, World Health Organization Declares  —  The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola on Saturday, making it the first of the three hardest-hit West African countries to bring a formal end to the epidemic.  —  “The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over …
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who.int:
Media centre  —  The Ebola outbreak in Liberia is over
Discussion: NBC News, Common Dreams and Mediaite
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Triumph of the Unthinking  —  “Words,” wrote John Maynard Keynes, “ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.”  I've always loved that quote, and have tried to apply it to my own writing.  But I have to admit that in the long slump that followed …
Capper / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Walker Shoots His Campaign In The Foot  —  On Sunday, Sergio Valencia del Toro was upset by an argument with his fiancee.  He chose to deal with his pain and anger by going to a community setting with two hand guns and opening fire, killing three people - including an 11 year old girl - before taking his own life:
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
North Korea tests submarine ballistic missile  —  North Korea claims it launched a missile from a submarine.  If true, the launch violates U.N. sanctions and makes the country more of a threat.  Video provided by Newsy Newslook  —  Under the watchful eyes of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …
Discussion: The Week and NPR
David Frum / The Atlantic:
What Republicans Can Learn From British Conservatives  —  Stephen Harper in Canada.  Tony Abbott in Australia.  John Key in New Zealand.  And now, impressively re-elected, a second-term David Cameron in the United Kingdom.  —  Center-right leaders are in charge of every one of America's closest English-speaking allies.
Discussion: Instapundit, BBC and Washington Post
 
 
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Matthew Pratt Guterl / The New Republic:
What Is David Brooks's Purpose?
Bob Owens / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed Why the police shouldn't use Glocks
Discussion: Instapundit
The Hill:
GOP slow-plays Benghazi investigation
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Map: 11 Angles on the Electoral College
Discussion: New York Times
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Burlington Free Press:
Records outline sex assault case against senator
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Will C. Holden / FOX31 Denver:
FBI agent shot; suspect dead at Essex House Motel near downtown Littleton
Discussion: KTLA and fox13now.com
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
'We're Being Set Up': Glenn Beck Warns His Audience To Prepare For The Time When He Is Murdered In The Night