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1:50 PM ET, May 5, 2015


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Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Why isn't Huckabee getting more respect?  —  In many ways, Mike Huckabee is the Rodney Dangerfield of the 2016 election.  —  The former Arkansas governor won the Iowa caucus in 2008 and subsequently finished second to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in GOP delegates earned.
Michael WalshReporter / Yahoo Politics:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announces White House bid  —  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday morning.  —  Huckabee, who is popular with the religious right, shared the news of his candidacy with supporters …
Bill / The Hill:
Bill Press: Sanders a serious opponent  —  Looking ahead to 2016, the contrast between the two major parties could not be more striking.  Two more Republican candidates — Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson — joined the race Monday, with Mike Huckabee expected to announce on Tuesday.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
How Mike Huckabee Became the New Sarah Palin
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Booman Tribune
Duane Stanford / Bloomberg Business:
Mike Huckabee to Seek Republican Presidential Nomination
Discussion: Yahoo Politics
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Mike Huckabee Has Chuck Norris in His Corner Again
Discussion: The Week
Meredith ShinerPolitical / Yahoo Politics:
The Mike Huckabee record: An early advocate for criminal justice reform
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Mayor de Blasio Is Irked by a Subway Delay  —  The email, blunt and to the point, popped into City Hall aides' inboxes at 12:17 p.m., and the subject line said it all: “2 problems today.”  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio, it seemed, was not pleased.  —  In a stern, bullet-pointed missive on Monday …
Institutional Investor's Alpha:
The 2015 Rich List: The Highest Earning Hedge Fund Managers of the Past Year  —  Read more:  —  David Tepper relinquishes the top spot on the Rich List for the first time in three years after posting a disappointing 2.2 percent gain.  —  ppein  —  Harsh memories of the global financial …
Discussion: New York Times and Prairie Weather
Alexandra Stevenson / New York Times:
For Top 25 Hedge Fund Managers, a Difficult 2014 Still Paid Well  —  For investors in hedge funds, like big pension funds, 2014 was not a lucrative year.  But for those who managed their money, the pay was spectacular.  —  The top 25 hedge fund managers reaped $11.62 billion in compensation in 2014 …
Discussion: The Stranger … and The Week
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Hillary to GOP: You get 1 shot on Benghazi  —  Hillary Clinton is refusing to testify twice before the House panel investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. government compound in Benghazi, Libya.  —  Clinton is willing to testify once before the House Select Committee on Benghazi …
Discussion: Hot Air
David McCabe / The Hill:
Team Hillary prepares ‘Clinton Cash’ response
Discussion: Medium and The Daily Caller
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists Distance Themselves from Texas Event: ‘No Comparison’  —  One day after two jihadist gunman attempted to shoot up a Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas before they were killed by police, Charlie Rose invited two cartoonists …
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Pamela Geller, Organizer of Muhammad Cartoon Contest, Hails Results
USA Today:
Only the Clintons seem blind to foundation's conflicts: Our view  —  Hillary should put the charity's work on ice during her presidential campaign.  —  The foundation that Bill Clinton created after leaving the White House in 2001 has many things to commend it.
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Multiple Causes Seen for Baltimore Unrest  —  Most Say It Was the ‘Right Decision’ to Charge Police Officers  —  The public sees a number of contributing factors for the outbreak of violence and unrest in Baltimore last week.  —  About six-in-ten (61%) say that “some people taking advantage …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Ben Carson's over-the-top ego  —  Republican neurosurgeon Ben Carson brought out a choir singing an Eminem cover and vowed not to be “politically correct” at the event announcing his run for president in 2016.  Here are those key moments and more.  (AP)  —  Ben Carson, who formally announced …
Holly Yan / CNN:
ISIS claims responsibility for Texas shooting, threatens more attacks  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas — and warned of more attacks to come.  —  In a broadcast on its official radio channel Tuesday …
James Rosen / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Pentagon: Texas has nothing to fear from upcoming military exercise  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has a message for Texas: chill.  —  Defense officials Monday dismissed as “wild speculation” an Internet-fueled claim that a massive summertime exercise called Jade Helm 15 for special operations commandos …
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Chuck Norris: Don't Trust The Gov't On A Possible Military Takeover Of Texas
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Clinton to Call for ‘Full and Equal Path to Citizenship’  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton intends to draw an early distinction with Republicans on illegal immigration, pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress.  —  Clinton was laying the foundation …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Ali Elkin / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton to Outline Immigration Stance During Nevada Trip
Jonathan Alter / The Daily Beast:
How Obama Will Spend the Rest of His Life  —  When he leaves office, the president will ramrod My Brother's Keeper, a nonprofit that aims to provide a shot at the American Dream for boys and young men of color.  —  What is in Barack Obama's heart?  Underneath that cool exterior, it can be hard to tell.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama Finds a Bolder Voice on Race Issues
Discussion: The Huffington Post and The Week
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
The GOP's First Big 2016 Test: Fitting Candidates on the Debate Stage  —  From 23 debates in 2012 to as many as 17 candidates in 2016.  —  The Republican Party has a whole new debate problem in 2016.  —  After suffering through a seemingly endless and unwieldy stream of 23 debates in the 2012 cycle …
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
What Didn't Happen Next  —  A couple of ISIS wannabes tried to shoot up an exhibition of cartoons in Garland, Texas, and the police put them down before the civilians could get to them: a triumph for duty and marksmanship.  —  What didn't happen next?  —  There is a mosque in Garland, Texas.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, CNN and Hot Air
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