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9:35 AM ET, May 1, 2016


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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Heidi Cruz says ‘Ted is an immigrant’  —  GREENFIELD, Ind. — At a campaign stop just days before the critical Indiana primary, Heidi Cruz, wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, said one of her husband's strengths in the campaign is that he “is an immigrant.”
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:25 minutes ago
Inside Cruz's camp, confidence crumbles  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. — Ted Cruz is speaking confidently about knocking off Donald Trump to take the GOP nomination, but his top staffers admit they're getting nervous.  —  In interviews, several aides, speaking on the condition of anonymity …
Discussion: ABC News
Associated Press:
CA Convention Is a Homecoming of Sorts for Carly Fiorina
Discussion: Political Wire
Los Angeles Times:
Latino activists vow more Trump protests as tensions heighten
Caleb Howe / RedState:
KKK Leader Hates Ted Cruz, Endorses Donald Trump: ‘What He Believes In, We Believe In.’ [VIDEO]
Discussion: Mediaite
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Behind Mike Pence's Agonizing Decision to Endorse Ted Cruz
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and RedState
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Obama roasts the media, RNC and, of course, Trump at annual dinner  —  It was President Barack Obama's final White House Correspondents' Dinner as president - and he hopes the country will be around to see another one.  —  “It's an honor to be at my last, and perhaps the last correspondents' dinner.
Emily Yahr / Washington Post:
How Helen Mirren won the White House correspondents' dinner — before it even started  —  Dame Helen Mirren showed up at the White House correspondents' dinner with purple gown, a purple tattoo near her collarbone and a plan to honor Prince.  —  The hand-drawn symbol is temporary …
Sonia Saraiya / Salon:
“Donald Trump is a dangerous individual”: Larry Wilmore opens up to Salon about what's funny …
Geoff Earle / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Look out Lucifer! …
Discussion: Hot Air and NBC News
Democracy Now:
Father Daniel Berrigan, Anti-War Activist & Poet, Dies at 94 … The legendary anti-war priest Father Daniel Berrigan died today at 94.  He was a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called “American military imperialism.”
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Daniel Lewis / New York Times:
Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94  —  The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet whose defiant protests helped shape the tactics of opposition to the Vietnam War and landed him in prison, died on Saturday in New York City.  He was 94.
Discussion: BBC and Slantpoint
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Reid ‘fairly certain’ Democrats will win Senate  —  (Nev.) said on Sunday that he thinks his party will win back the majority in the Senate this year.  —  During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Reid detailed the Democratic efforts against several vulnerable GOP senators up for reelection this year.
Discussion: Political Wire
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Protests in Baghdad throw administration's Iraq plan into doubt … President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State is predicated on having a credible and effective Iraqi ally on the ground in Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.  —  And in recent days, the administration had been optimistic …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Five ways Trump will attack Clinton  —  is ramping up his rhetoric against Hillary Clinton  —  as the GOP front-runner looks beyond the primary to defeating the likely Democratic nominee in the fall.  —  If Trump and Clinton continue along their current trajectories …
Discussion: Politico
Michael R. Bloomberg / Bloomberg View:
Here's Your Degree.  Now Go Defeat Demagogues.  —  The following is an adaptation of an address to the University of Michigan's class of 2016.  —  The most useful knowledge that you leave here with today has nothing to do with your major.  It's about how to study, cooperate, listen carefully …
New York Times:
Run on a Ticket With Donald Trump?  No, Thanks, Many Republicans Say  —  It's a time-honored tradition for politicians to deny any interest in the vice presidency.  But this year, with the possibility of Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee, they really mean it.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Mediaite
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Donald the Dove, Hillary the Hawk  —  WASHINGTON — IT seems odd, in this era of gender fluidity, that we are headed toward the most stark X versus Y battle since Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.  —  Donald Trump exudes macho, wearing his trucker hat, retweeting bimbo cracks …
Discussion: Althouse and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Washington Post:
The complete transcript of Larry Wilmore's 2016 White House correspondents' dinner speech … Thank you, thank you very much.  Thank you, thanks for keeping that applause going all the way, too, I appreciate that.  —  Well, welcome to “Negro Night” here at the Washington Hilton …
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:25 minutes ago
Rescue the Supreme Court From Limbo  —  Eight justices heard oral arguments in the final case of the Supreme Court's term on Wednesday.  When will the court return to full strength?  —  That question is as urgent today as it was immediately after the death two and a half months ago of Justice Antonin Scalia.
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Harper Neidig / The Hill:
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Discussion: RedState
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Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Cynthia Kim / Bloomberg:
N. Korea Vows to Rapidly Advance Nuclear Attack Capabilities
Paula Ann Solis / Juneau Empire:
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump In 1992: Tyson Told Me Victim In Rape Case “Wanted It Real Bad”
Marcel Harmon / Salon:
Sam Brownback gutted Kansas: How America's worst governor and an ultra-conservative ideology wrecked an entire state
Long Beach Press-Telegram:
Judge says Long Beach police discriminate against gay men in lewd conduct cases
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Ben Gittleson / ABC News:
Satanists Snub Comparison of Cruz to Lucifer
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Tom Schaller / American Prospect:
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
African-American Leader: Trump's Message “Resonates” With Black Voters (VIDEO)

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Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Larry Wilmore Roasts the Press in White House Correspondents' Monologue

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