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Politico:
Rubio's ‘luxury speedboat’ is a fishing boat  —  In an effort to showcase Sen. Marco Rubio's history of financial struggles, The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Florida Republican had spent “$80,000 for a luxury speedboat” even as he faced outstanding debts.
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New York Times:
Struggles With Finances Track Marco Rubio's Career  —  WEST MIAMI, Fla. — For years, Senator Marco Rubio struggled under the weight of student debt, mortgages and an extra loan against the value of his home totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.  But in 2012, financial salvation seemed to have arrived …
NBC News:
FIRST READ: What the Drama Inside Jeb Bush's Campaign Tells Us
Seth Stoughton / Talking Points Memo:
A Former Cop On What Went Wrong In McKinney  —  An officer in McKinney, Texas, dashes down a sidewalk, losing his flashlight as he runs past a teenage videographer toward an emergency.  Seconds later, the teen with the camera walks up to another officer, one who is standing with a group of kids.
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The New / New York Times:
Police Officer in McKinney, Tex., Resigns Over Incident Caught on Video  —  The police officer seen in a video throwing a 14-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his gun at other teenagers has resigned from the police force in McKinney, Tex.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid rips McConnell over judges  —  Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday slammed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for suggesting the Senate wouldn't approve a new circuit court or Supreme Court justice for President Obama.  —  “It would be a very stunning …
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Politico:   Mitch McConnell tries to turn tables on Dems with cyber bill
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP fears it will win ObamaCare court battle
Juan Williams / The Hill:   GOP needs a new script on immigration
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McConnell: 'We'll let you know' ObamaCare plan after SCOTUS rules
Nick Gass / Politico:
Bachelor Lindsey Graham promises a ‘rotating first lady’  —  Unmarried Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says that if he becomes president, he will have a “rotating first lady.”  —  “Well, I've got a sister.  She could play that role if necessary,” the 59-year-old South Carolinian presidential …
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Francesca Chambers For / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: 'I've got lots of friends, we'll have a rotating First Lady': Bachelor Lindsey Graham reveals how he'd solve biggest unanswered question of his White House campaign  — The Republican senator told Daily Mail Online at a recent campaign event, 'Well, I've got a sister, she could play that role if necessary'
Des Moines Register:
Santorum calls crowd of 4 in rural Iowa a success  —  HAMLIN, Ia.  - When just one Iowan showed up to Rick Santorum's 2 p.m. campaign stop at a restaurant here Monday, the winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses made a quick decision: Might as well order lunch.  —  “I haven't eaten, actually …
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Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Court hands down surprise pension ruling for Christie
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Nick Gass / Politico:
One voter shows up at Santorum event in Iowa
Discussion: American Spectator and The Week
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Jeb Bush In 1995: Unwed Mothers Should Be Publicly Shamed  —  Public shaming would be an effective way to regulate the “irresponsible behavior” of unwed mothers, misbehaving teenagers and welfare recipients, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) argued in his 1995 book Profiles in Character.
Edgar Sandoval / New York Daily News:
Two escaped prisoners are tracked to town 40 miles from New York prison: sources  —  The two killers who escaped from an upstate New York prisonwere tracked Tuesday to a small town about 40 miles south of there.  —  With rumors flying that at least one of them had been caught …
Alan B. Morrison / Washington Monthly:
Let's End the US News Law School Madness  —  You are considering spending $150,000 for law school tuition.  Actually, you have to borrow most of that money and probably another $20,000 a year for living expenses because you will not be able to earn very much while in school.  Where should you go?
Discussion: ACS Blog
ABC News:
Judge: Arkansas Must Recognize in-State Same-Sex Marriages  —  A judge ordered Arkansas officials on Tuesday to recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year, a move that will let the couples enjoy a host of benefits such as filing taxes jointly and enrolling together in state health insurance plans.
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Politico:
Robert Gibbs joins McDonald's  —  Former White House press secretary and senior adviser to President Obama's 2012 campaign Robert Gibbs is joining McDonald's as its global chief communications officer, the fast food chain announced on Tuesday.  —  Gibbs, who left his White House post in 2011 …
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ABC News:
West Wing Given All Clear After Bomb Threat
Discussion: Politico and CW33 NewsFix
Associated Press:
Service Dog Throws Self In Front Of Bus To Save Blind Owner's Life  —  BREWSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A service dog threw himself in front of a mini school bus to try to protect his blind owner and stayed by her side as emergency responders tended to the injured pair, authorities said.
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Vincent Musetto, 74, Author of ‘Headless’ Headline of Ageless Fame, Is Dead  —  Vincent Musetto, a retired editor at The New York Post who wrote the most anatomically evocative headline in the history of American journalism — HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR — died on Tuesday in the Bronx.  He was 74.
WALB-TV:
Official: 5-month-old fetus lived 30 minutes after ‘abortion pill’ delivery  —  By WALB News Team  —  A woman faces a murder charge after the death of her five-and-a-half-month-old fetus she delivered in an abortion attempt.  —  Kenlissa Jones, 23, was charged with malice murder and possession of a dangerous drug.
Discussion: Salon, Common Dreams, Hit & Run and theGrio
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
Republicans Try to Curtail the Census … Why does the government want to know how many toilets you have in your home?  —  It might seem like a silly question, but it is now central to a dispute between congressional Republicans and the Obama administration over the kinds of questions …
Discussion: Hot Air
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton has another Libya problem.  —  She's already grappling with the political headaches from deleted emails and from the terror attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi.  —  But she'll face a broader challenge in what's become of the North African country since …
Discussion: Liberal Values and Instapundit
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event … A married Army general on Tuesday introduced his spouse at a Pentagon event that featured lots of top brass, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as the keynote speaker.  —  What made this seemingly routine …
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Marilyn Mosby Filed Gag Order Motion IN THE WRONG COURT  —  Baltimore city state's attorney Marilyn Mosby's motion for a gag order in the Freddie Gray case was denied Monday because the prosecutor filed paperwork in the wrong court.  —  Mosby's May 14 motion, filed in Baltimore's circuit court …
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Franklin Graham Drops Bank Over LGBT Rights Stance, Joins Bank That's Sponsoring A Pride Event  —  Upset that Wells Fargo is running an ad which includes the story of a lesbian couple learning sign language before adopting a child who is deaf, Franklin Graham announced last week …
 
 
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