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8:25 PM ET, April 14, 2016


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Ashley Feinberg / Gawker:
After His Honeymoon, Ted Cruz Immediately Bought 100 Cans Of Soup  —  Thanks to CNN's town hall, America just got another glimpse into the waking hell that is Heidi Cruz's daily life.  Tonight's entry into the Heidi Cruz catalogue of the macabre: A newlywed Ted Cruz celebrates by buying 100 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup.
Washington Post:
Republicans like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.  The general public doesn't.  —  What is a super PAC? … State of the 2016 race  —  Strong headwinds of unpopularity continue to hobble leading Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz with the public at-large, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
CBS News:
CBS News poll: Donald Trump holds onto national lead  —  By Anthony Salvanto, Fred Backus, Sarah Dutton andJennifer De Pinto  —  Where the Race Stands  —  Nationally, Donald Trump still has a double digit lead over his nearest competitor Ted Cruz, but his margin over Cruz has decreased.
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Clinton's Image Among Democrats at New Low
Discussion: Washington Post
Nick Gass / Politico:
Poll: Trump more unpopular than anyone but David Duke in last 30 years of presidential elections
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
Katie Zezima / Washington Post:
Inside Ted Cruz's novel strategy for winning from behind
Michele Gorman / Newsweek:
SANDY HOOK LAWSUIT: JUDGE RULES AGAINST GUN COMPANIES  —  In a major blow to gun companies, a judge in Connecticut on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by 10 families affected by the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School against the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting.
Hartford Courant:
Judge Denies Gun Manufacturer's Motion To Dismiss Sandy Hook Families' Lawsuit
Discussion: Business Insider and WPMT FOX43
Connecticut Post:
Sandy Hook families can sue gun industry
Discussion: RedState and The Atlantic
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Discussion: LawNewz and
A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:   Ryan's long game
Brent Lang / Variety:
AMC Entertainment CEO Open to Allowing Texting in Some Theaters  —  Adam Aron has been head of AMC Entertainment for less than four months, but in that short time he's already orchestrated one of the most significant deals in the country's history.  In February, AMC announced that it has an agreement …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Sanders: ‘No room’ for language about ‘corporate Democratic whores’  —  Bernie Sanders on Thursday repudiated the remarks of a surrogate who used the phrase “corporate Democratic whores” on Wednesday night during the Vermont senator's rally in Washington Square Park, after Hillary Clinton's campaign demanded …
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Sanders Under Fire for Supporter's ‘Whores’ Remarks
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Ted Cruz's Senate Outreach Isn't Going Well  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has decided he may want some help from Washington after all to stop Trump.  —  But alas, his entreaties to his Senate colleagues aren't going very well.  —  Cruz is facing varied and dynamic obstacles in his quest to build support on the Hill.
Discussion: Hot Air and Daily Kos
Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Even Ken Starr Thinks Mitch McConnell Should Allow A Vote On SCOTUS Nominee
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Ted Cruz: Yes, Mitch McConnell Lied To Me And I Don't Regret Saying It
Discussion: RedState
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump's Favorite Bible Teaching Is “Eye For An Eye”  —  “We can learn a lot from the Bible, that I can tell you.”  —  —  Donald Trump said in a radio interview on Thursday that his favorite teaching in the Bible is the Old Testament punishment of an “eye for eye.”
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:   Trump's favorite Bible verse: ‘Eye for an eye’
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Time magazine's new cover trolls economically literate people with absurd scare tactics  —  Time magazine decided to troll economically literate Americans this week with an alarmist cover story about the national debt: … The good news is there's a lot wrong with this analysis.  —  Ignoring inequality
Discussion: Slate and Mother Jones
Alan Pyke / ThinkProgress:
Time Magazine Is Lying To You. Here's Why.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Democratic Party, Clinton and Sanders campaigns to sue Arizona over voting rights  —  What is a super PAC? … State of the 2016 race  —  The Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign will sue the state of Arizona over voter access to the polls after the state's presidential primary …
Gov. Bill Haslam vetoes Bible bill  —  Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed the controversial bill that would have made the Bible the official book of Tennessee.  —  Haslam cited an opinion issued in 2015 by Attorney General Herbert Slatery that said the bill could violate the state and federal constitutions.
Benjy Sarlin / MSNBC:
How an army of pro-Donald Trump trolls are taking over Reddit  —  Donald Trump is taking over Reddit.  —  Seemingly out of nowhere, the site dubbed “the front page of the Internet” has been flooded with pro-Trump material over the last two months.  —  Reddit, a forum that consists …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Hullabaloo
CBS News:
Who's behind the new LGBT bathroom laws?  —  ORLANDO — Lawmakers in state after state are passing bills to protect those who cite religious beliefs for refusing to serve or employ gay or transgender people.  —  CBS News wondered why so many of these laws — including some that limit access …
Apple Pursues New Search Features for a Crowded App Store  —  Company explores adding Google-like ‘paid search’ feature  —  Effort follows last year's App Store leadership change  —  Apple Inc. has constructed a secret team to explore changes to the App Store, including a new strategy …
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Palin: Bill Nye ‘as much a scientist as I am’  —  Sarah Palin tore into Bill Nye's scientific qualifications on Thursday, saying he has no authority to say climate skeptics are wrong.  —  Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Hillary Clinton / New York Daily News:
Donald Trump's dangerous, loose nuclear talk: Hillary Clinton blasts the Republican front-runner  —  Keeping America safe is the most solemn responsibility of any President.  So when Donald Trump says “we need unpredictability” when it comes to nuclear weapons, when he talks casually …
Ryan Felton / Guardian:
Court rules warrantless collection of cellphone location data constitutional  —  A federal court of appeals rejected a constitutional challenge from two convicted robbers making it more likely that the US supreme court will consider the issue  —  A federal appellate panel on Wednesday rejected …
Daniel Burke / CNN:
The Book of Bernie: What is Sanders' religion?  —  (CNN)Nobody would mistake Bernie Sanders' stump speech for a sermon.  When making moral arguments about income inequality or climate change, he's more likely to quote statistics than Scripture.  —  Though raised Jewish, Sanders says that he is …
Discussion: Hot Air
Esther Yu-Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Angry Trump Supporters Tell Colorado GOP Chair To Kill Himself  —  Donald Trump supporters are angry that all 34 of Colorado's delegates went to Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).  And they're taking it out on the state's GOP chairman.  —  Colorado GOP Chairman Steve …
Metro train gets stuck in tunnel near Rosslyn,all passengers evacuated safely  —  ROSSLYN, Va. - A Metro train got stuck in a tunnel near the Rosslyn station on Thursday afternoon, leaving between 100-200 people aboard trapped for over an hour.  The transit agency says everyone on board was able to get off the train safely.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Nathan Deal on religious liberty: 'I see what's happening in North Carolina, Mississippi'  —  Gov. Nathan Deal said the uproar in North Carolina and Mississippi over new laws that critics say curb gay rights should give supporters of the “religious liberty” measure in Georgia second thoughts …
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Six ex-'Apprentice' stars to disavow Donald Trump for his ‘anti-American’ campaign
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
World's largest coal company files for bankruptcy
Ted Gregory / Chicago Tribune:
Lawmaker Hastert urged life sentences for repeat child molesters
Discussion: Occupy Democrats and WND
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Gabriel Snyder out at the New Republic
Jana Kasperkevic / Guardian:
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Alex Zielinski / ThinkProgress:
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Los Angeles Times:
Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten seeks parole for 1969 slaying
Discussion: LAist
Noah Feldman / Bloomberg View:
Polygamy Is Constitutional. Here's Why.
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Rich Lowry / Politico:
Trump Wuz Robbed
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
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Discussion: Washington Post
Sacramento Bee:
UC Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet