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12:35 AM ET, May 13, 2015

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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda  —  Senate Democrats on Tuesday delivered a stinging blow to President Obama's trade agenda by voting to prevent the chamber from picking up fast-track legislation.  —  A motion to cut off a filibuster and proceed to the trade bill fell short of a 60-vote hurdle, 52-45.
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Senator suggests gender played into Obama-Warren spat  —  Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the top Democratic opponents of President Barack Obama's trade agenda, criticized Obama on Tuesday for what the senator saw as “disrespectful” comments toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren and indicated that Warren's gender may have played a role.
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Senate Democrats Foil Obama on Asia Trade Deal  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, in a rebuke of President Obama, on Tuesday blocked consideration of giving him power to accelerate a broad trade accord with Asia.  —  After more than six years battling Republicans on everything …
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
NOW president: Obama's Warren critique sexist  —  National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O'Neill on Wednesday called President Obama's critique of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sexist.  —  O'Neill told The Hill she took issue with Obama calling Warren by her first name during …
Politico:
Reid offers plan to break trade impasse  —  Senator's strategy follows the rejection of Obama's initiative by Democrats.  —  Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), talks Tuesday about why Democrats voted against opening debate on the trade bill.  John Shinkle/POLITICO
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Dem Senator Accuses Obama of Sexism Toward Elizabeth Warren
Discussion: American Spectator
BostonGlobe.com:
Who is writing the TPP?  —  CONGRESS IS in an intense debate …
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Rand Paul to oppose fast-track
Discussion: Politico, Hit & Run and New York Times
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Senate Democrats vote to block Obama on trade
Discussion: Washington Monthly and NPR
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Senate Democrats Shut Down Obama's Trade Bill
Discussion: CNN and Balloon Juice
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
There Is No ‘Blue Wall’  —  If you were browsing campaign coverage at this point in advance of the 1992 election, you'd be reading a lot about the Republicans' impregnable “red wall.”  OK — it wouldn't have been called the “red wall” (the association of Republicans with red states and Democrats …
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
T. Rees Shapiro / Washington Post:
U-Va. dean sues Rolling Stone for ‘false’ portrayal in retracted rape story  —  This image is included in a $7.5 million defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone.  U-Va. associate dean Nicole Eramo argues that an image from the Cavalier Daily student newspaper (left) was turned into an illustration …
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WXIA-TV:
Man saves dog, but gets arrested anyway  —  A man saves a dog from a hot Mustang but was arrested because of how he did it.  The move landed Michael Hammons behind bars.  WXIA  —  CONNECT  —  ATHENS, GA (WXIA) - A man saves a dog from a hot Mustang but was arrested because of how he did it.
Discussion: Addicting Info and WQAD-TV
Jethro Mullen / CNN:
Will police officer face charges over killing of Tony Robinson in Wisconsin?  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)A district attorney in Wisconsin is set to bring an end Tuesday to weeks of uncertainty about whether a police officer will face criminal charges over the killing of an unarmed biracial man.
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Ann Doss Helms / The Charlotte Observer:
Who should save sight of S.C. man who can't afford surgery?  —  Luis Lang, an uninsured resident of Fort Mill, S.C., needs an expensive operation to save his sight.  Ann Doss Helms ahelms@charlotteobserver.com  —  ahelms@charlotteobserver.com  —  To start a lively discussion …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Just Shake Your Head  —  I always try to remind myself …
Paul Lewis / Guardian:
Revealed: FBI violated its own rules while spying on Keystone XL opponents  —  The FBI breached its own internal rules when it spied on campaigners against the Keystone XL pipeline, failing to get approval before it cultivated informants and opened files on individuals protesting …
Watts Up With That?:
22 Very Inconvenient Climate Truths  —  Here are 22 good reasons not to believe the statements made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  —  Guest essay by Jean-Pierre Bardinet.  —  According to the official statements of the IPCC “Science is clear” and non-believers cannot be trusted.
Dan Messineo / Local News:
Right-to-work bill passes through Missouri Senate  —  Democrats attempt to filibuster right-to-work bill  —  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -  —  A right-to-work bill passed through the Missouri Senate Tuesday evening after a more than 8 hour filibuster by democrats.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The New York Times-Facebook Deal Is Here  —  It could represent a seismic change for both the publishing industry and for the media company itself.  —  1.9k  —  Shares  —  1k  —  Tomorrow morning, in what marks a tectonic shift in the publishing industry, the New York Times is expected …
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Jeb Bush to skip Iowa Straw Poll  —  No Iowa Straw Poll for Jeb Bush.  —  The likely Republican presidential candidate will instead attend a competing event, the RedState Gathering in Atlanta, the day of the Iowa event, GOP sources in Iowa told The Des Moines Register Tuesday.
The White House:
Remarks by the President in Conversation on Poverty at Georgetown University  —  Washington, D.C.  —  MR. DIONNE: It's a real honor to be here today with my two Presidents — President Obama and President DeGioia.  (Laughter.)  And my friend, David Brooks, hurled the most vicious insult …
Daniel Trotta / Reuters:
Cuba's Castro concerned over ‘illegal’ activity at U.S. mission  —  Cuban President Raul Castro said on Tuesday that dissidents are receiving “illegal” training at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana, an issue he raised with U.S. President Barack Obama in talks on restoring diplomatic ties.
Charlie Cook / National Journal:
Handicapping a Democratic Takeover  —  The 2016 Senate cycle is shaping up to be the opposite of 2014, with the map heavily stacked against the GOP.  —  The battle for control of the Senate is finally underway and if early indications are correct, Republicans can be no more confident …
Discussion: Hot Air
Katherine Timpf / National Review:
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-Bush Aide: Jeb Told Me He Misheard Question About Invading Iraq (VIDEO)  —  Ana Navarro, a former aide to ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), said on CNN Tuesday that the potential presidential candidate told her he'd misheard a question about the Iraq War.  —  Navarro, who was Bush's director …
Bill McKibben / New York Times:
Obama's Catastrophic Climate-Change Denial  —  MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — THE Obama administration's decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic shows why we may never win the fight against climate change.  Even in this most extreme circumstance, no one seems able to stand up to the power of the fossil fuel industry.
Annie Karni / Politico:
Hillary Clinton's damage control operation gets more troops  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign is getting more firepower to help with its damage control.  —  Correct The Record, an outside rapid response and research group dedicated to defending the records of Clinton and the other Democratic …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
 
 
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New York Times:
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Manu Raju / Politico:
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Discussion: Daily Kos and RedState