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6:50 PM ET, May 14, 2015

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
George Stephanopoulos discloses $50,000 contribution to Clinton Foundation  —  ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their non-profit organization …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Stephanopoulos regrets Clinton Foundation donation, will not moderate GOP debate  —  George Stephanopoulos says he should not have donated money to the Clinton Foundation and that he will not moderate the ABC News-sponsored Republican primary debate in February after failing to disclose those contributions.
Annie Karni / Politico:
‘Clinton Cash’ publisher corrects ‘7 or 8’ inaccurate passages  —  In trying to defuse the potential damage of the buzzy book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” Hillary Clinton's campaign and its allies seized …
Jeremy Peters / New York Times:
Rand Paul: George Stephanopoulos Shouldn't Moderate 2016 Debates  —  Senator Rand Paul spoke to an audience at StartupHouse in San Francisco on Saturday.  —  Jason Henry for The New York Times  —  A Republican backlash against George Stephanopoulos, the public face of ABC News …
Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos Donated $50,000 to Clinton Foundation  —  ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, records show.  The contribution is publicly available information, but the host had not previously disclosed …
Joshua Green / Bloomberg Business:
‘Clinton Cash’ Author Slams Stephanopoulos, ABC News for ‘Massive Breach of Ethical Standards’  —  When Peter Schweizer appeared on “This Week” on April 26th to promote his new book about the Clintons, he got a skeptical grilling from host George Stephanopoulos.  One subject that wasn't raised?
Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
Two Follow-Up Questions For Clinton Foundation Donor George Stephanopoulos
Discussion: Mediaite
Alana Abramson / ABC News:
Meet the College Democrat Who Told Jeb Bush: ‘Your Brother Created ISIS’  —  Jeb Bush found himself on defense after his town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada, Wednesday after a young voter told him, “Your brother created ISIS.”  —  Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at University of Nevada …
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Common Dreams and abc11.com
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Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton Won't Run for President  —  John Bolton, one of the Republican Party's most prominent national security hawks, has decided not to run for president.  —  Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, bowed out of the 2016 contest on Thursday …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
How Jeb Bush Triggered an Iraq War Watershed  —  I mentioned a couple days ago that this might be happening.  And now I think we're seeing that it is.  Improbably, Jeb Bush's run for president and painful bobbling have triggered, though by no means caused, a watershed moment in the country's reckoning …
David Knowles / Bloomberg Business:
Jeb Bush Hates Obamacare, but Loves his Apple Watch
Discussion: Business Insider
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:   Jeb Bush Reverses: He Now Says He ‘Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq’
Marina Fang / The Huffington Post:
Jeb Bush Confronted By College Student: ‘Your Brother Created ISIS’
Discussion: New York Times, Hullabaloo and The Week
Kathleen Miller / Bloomberg Business:
Boehner on Amtrak Funding: ‘Such a Stupid Question’  —  House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday dismissed a reporter's question about Amtrak funding as authorities continued investigating the Tuesday derailment that killed eight people near Philadelphia.  —  “Are you really going to ask such a stupid question?”
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
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Scott Wong / The Hill:
Boehner: ‘Stupid’ to say Amtrak funding cuts caused crash
Discussion: Mediaite, Politico and FishbowlDC
The Hill:
Obama's Warren attacks backfire  —  President Obama's sharp rebuke of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) over his ambitious trade agenda is backfiring in the House, where the personal attacks are alienating the same Democrats the president is courting for votes.  —  Warren, a freshman liberal …
Discussion: American Spectator
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Senate, in Reversal, Begins Debate on Trade Authority
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and The Week
Marissa Jasek / WTKR-TV:
Mother hears daughter's final words before father shoots, kills her  —  Chesapeake, Va. - “Daddy, daddy, what are you doing?”  —  Those were the last words a Chesapeake mother heard over the phone before her 11-year-old daughter was murdered.  Those are details given to NewsChannel 3 by a close family friend.
Discussion: fox4kc.com
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Scott Walker's crisis of faith  —  The Wisconsin governor is racing to reassure Christian conservatives that he's one of them.  —  Scott Walker, the son of a Baptist preacher who says he takes his orders from God, has an unexpected problem on his hands: Many social conservatives don't trust him.
Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig / The New Republic:
The Deterioration of the Christian Right Is Imminent  —  Mike Huckabee's recent entry into the presidential race has turned boring early campaign season into something worth watching.  Huckabee's presence has revealed a process of decay that has been steadily unfolding over the last several years …
Washington Post:
Veterans Affairs improperly spent $6 billion annually, senior official says  —  The Department of Veterans Affairs has been spending at least $6 billion a year in violation of federal contracting rules to pay for medical care and supplies, wasting taxpayer money and putting veterans at risk …
WXIA-TV:
School director fired after racial graduation comment  —  STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — The private school principal who gained national attention for a racially charged comment she made during a graduation ceremony has been fired.  —  Dr. Heidi Anderson, chair of the board of directors at TNT Academy …
Kristen Holmes / CNN:
Man detained outside White House for trying to fly drone  —  Washington (CNN)Secret Service detained a man Thursday afternoon who eyewitnesses tell CNN was trying to fly some sort of remote-controlled aerial device over the White House fence.  —  The park on the north side of the White House …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Republican National Committee presidential straw poll counts 36 candidates  —  The Republican Party's field of presidential contenders is so unwieldy that even the Republican Party can't keep track of it.  —  As if the actual field weren't big enough, the Republican National Committee …
Discussion: Political Wire and Weekly Standard
Dominique Charriau / Variety:
Natalie Portman to Star as Jacqueline Kennedy in New Drama (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Insiders sells international, CAA domestic, Pablo Larrain directs hot ticket Jackie Kennedy story  —  International Correspondent @john_hopewell  —  Natalie Portman will star as Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie,” …
 
 
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Jeremy Roebuck / Philly.com:
Six narcotics officers acquitted in federal corruption trial
Discussion: CityLab and Hit & Run
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
House panel sends defense bill to the floor, setting up immigration fight
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Billy House / Bloomberg Business:
Benghazi Panel Republican Criticizes Clinton on Testimony Plans
Discussion: Politico
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Carly Fiorina talks to Right Turn
Discussion: Samizdata
Ann Friedman / New York Times:
Op-Ed New York is a livable place — who knew?
Discussion: Mediaite and The Week
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Depressing ad of the day: Text “Carafem” for an abortion
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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Top House Republican unveils Obamacare replacement
New York Times:
5 Big Banks Expected to Plead Guilty to Felony Charges, but Punishments May Be Tempered
Markos Moulitsas / The Hill:
So wrong it's funny
Discussion: The Reaction
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Punishing parents who deviate from the government-enforced norm
Discussion: Instapundit