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4:45 PM ET, May 10, 2015


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Ruben Navarrette / Mercury News:
Halperin interview of Ted Cruz was painful  —  SAN DIEGO — Imagine the following pep talk that a young Ted Cruz might have gotten from his father, Rafael, about 35 years ago.  —  “My son, I was tortured in a jail cell in Cuba, but I managed to come to the United States and build a life so that you could live your dreams.
Fausta / Fausta's Blog:
Identity politics: Halperin interviews Ted Cruz, expects Ricky Ricardo  —  WARNING: The following is a rant.  —  I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and, if I had $5 for every liberal idiot who looks at me and says “You don't look Puerto Rican”, etc., because I don't fit the Liberal template …
Washington Post:
Election may set U.K. on path to a split, isolation  —  LONDON — After unexpected political charisma and cunning propelled him to another term as Britain's prime minister, David Cameron will now need every ounce of those skills to avoid going down in history with an altogether different title: founding father of Little England.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
David Frum / The Atlantic:
What Republicans Can Learn From British Conservatives
Discussion: Instapundit
The Clarion Ledger:
Suspects named in slaying of two Hattiesburg officers  —  Two Hattiesburg police officers were killed in the line of duty Saturday night after a routine traffic stop.  —  Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict confirmed the deaths but did not release their names.  He said he was still waiting to locate family members.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
How Hillary Is Winning  —  AS fleetly as Hillary Clinton vacuums up the money, she piles up the paradoxes.  —  She showed fatal weaknesses the last time she chased the presidency and her inevitability evaporated like a California puddle, but she's somehow inevitable all over again.  Invincible, even.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Daily Beast
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Chris Christie: ‘Global warming is real’  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke slightly with many of the announced and potential Republican presidential candidates, saying that climate change is real and that humans contribute to it.  —  “I think global warming is real.
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
New Hampshire Poll: Republican Field Tightens, Hillary Clinton Still Out in Front Among Democrats  —  There's no clear Republican front-runner in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, while Hillary Clinton retains an overwhelming advantage among Democrats in the Granite State's first-in-the-nation primary.
Discussion: Bloomberg View and Political Wire
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 and Instapundit
Associated Press:   The Latest on 2016: GOP Hopefuls Proud of Their Parents
Judith Shulevitz / New York Times:
Mom: The Designated Worrier  —  THERE'S a story my daughter loves to hear me tell: The day after I came home from the hospital with her big brother, my first child, I was seized by the certainty that I was about to die.  I sobbed; I asked my husband: “But who will keep him in socks?
Yahoo Politics:
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.
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
New York Times:
Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally  —  MIAMI — One day in the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Marco Rubio, the young speaker of the House, strayed from the legislative proceedings to single out a lanky, silver-haired man seated in the balcony: a billionaire auto dealer named Norman Braman.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Andres Jauregui / Reuters:
Nine Georgia Deputies Fired Over Death Of Student Matthew Ajibade
Discussion: Mediaite, theGrio and CNN
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Paul: Clinton made Libya a ‘jihadist wonderland’
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Santorum: Bomb ISIS ‘back to the 7th Century’
Discussion: The Week
Blue Telusma / theGrio:
UPDATED: Georgia school founder shocks students with racist remarks during graduation ceremony
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Brendan O'Connor / Gawker:
Father Apparently Confesses to Family's Murder in Facebook Post
Discussion: Liberaland, BizPac Review and Mediaite
Charles Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Regulation Run Amok—And How to Fight Back
Capper / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Walker Shoots His Campaign In The Foot
Discussion: Hullabaloo