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11:55 PM ET, May 9, 2015

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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Walker goes strong on foreign policy  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) brought a South Carolina crowd to its feet Saturday during his remarks on national security, a topic generally considered Walker's Achilles heel as he weighs a run for president.  —  Addressing the South Carolina Freedom Summit …
Discussion: Liberaland
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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
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Santorum: Bomb ISIS ‘back to the 7th Century’  —  Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said Saturday the military should damage the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the point of impotence.  —  “If these folks want to return to a 7th Century version of Islam, then let's load up our bombers …
Discussion: The Week
Associated Press:
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Take Turns Knocking Obama
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Associated Press:   The Latest on 2016: GOP Hopefuls Proud of Their Parents
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
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.
Blue Telusma / theGrio:
UPDATED: Georgia school founder shocks students with racist remarks during graduation ceremony  —  Friday, the founder of TNT Academy in Lilburn Georgia shocked students and parents alike when she made racist comments towards her black graduates.  —  In the past students have alleged that the school …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
Guardian:
Officer in Freddie Gray case demanded man's arrest as part of personal dispute  —  Baltimore lieutenant Brian Rice used his position to threaten ‘heads will roll’ if officers did not arrest his ex-girlfriend's husband, police report reveals  —  The most senior Baltimore police officer charged …
Discussion: New York Times and Firedoglake
Brendan O'Connor / Gawker:
Father Apparently Confesses to Family's Murder in Facebook Post  —  A British Columbia man has apparently admitted in a Facebook post to killing his family, CBC News reports.  The post on Randy Janzen's Facebook page states that he killed his wife, his daughter, and his sister.
Discussion: Liberaland, Mediaite and BizPac Review
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 …
Charles Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Regulation Run Amok—And How to Fight Back  —  Too many government regulations today are pointless and prevent us from doing our jobs as well as we could, writes Charles Murray.  His modest proposal: Ignore them.  —  America is no longer the land of the free.
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.
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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Media centre  —  The Ebola outbreak in Liberia is over
Discussion: NBC News, Common Dreams and Mediaite
 
 
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Matthew Pratt Guterl / The New Republic:
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David Frum / The Atlantic:
What Republicans Can Learn From British Conservatives
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Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
North Korea tests submarine ballistic missile
Discussion: The Week and NPR
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Triumph of the Unthinking  —  “Words,” wrote John Maynard Keynes …
The Hill:
GOP slow-plays Benghazi investigation
Burlington Free Press:
Records outline sex assault case against senator
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo