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Fake footage or fake outrage?

politico.com — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is using the first television ad of her reelection campaign to chronicle the ways she has fought for her state’s oil and gas interests during her rise to the top of that panel. But the ad immediately drew snarky reactions from Republicans for including a reenactment of a July...
RT @POLITICO_Steve: Both! RT @AndrewRestuccia Fake footage or fake outrage? @DarrenGoode on the kerfuffle over Landrieu's campaign ad - htt…
RT @POLITICO_Steve: Both! RT @AndrewRestuccia Fake footage or fake outrage? @DarrenGoode on the kerfuffle over Landrieu's campaign ad - htt…
Both! RT @AndrewRestuccia Fake footage or fake outrage? @DarrenGoode on the kerfuffle over Landrieu's campaign ad - politi.co/1t6wAi6
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5 first-quarter fundraising takeaways

politico.com — The 2014 elections are shaping up to be the most expensive midterm contests ever. And the first big fundraising reporting deadline of the election year offers a window into the financial health and viability of candidates - and outside groups who will play key roles in this year’s contests and beyond.
RT @ByronTau: Some fundraising takeaways tonight: Karl Rove lives and Dems aren't really winning the $$ race. politico.com/story/2014/04/…
RT @ByronTau: Some fundraising takeaways tonight: Karl Rove lives and Dems aren't really winning the $$ race. politico.com/story/2014/04/…
RT @ByronTau: Some fundraising takeaways tonight: Karl Rove lives and Dems aren't really winning the $$ race. politico.com/story/2014/04/…
RT @politico: The 2014 elections are shaping up to be the most expensive midterm contests ever: politi.co/1hToDDQ

Scott Pelley seeking major raise at CBS

politico.com — CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley is seeking a major salary raise from the network as his contract comes up for renewal in the weeks ahead, sources familiar with the negotiations told POLITICO on Tuesday. Pelley, who also serves as a correspondent for CBS's 60 Minutes, currently makes a reported $5 million per year, which is less than half the...
RT @thebenbergman: Salaries per viewer: Scott Pelley: 77 cents Diane Sawyer: $1.57 Brian Williams: $1.55 politico.com/blogs/media/20…
RT @thebenbergman: Salaries per viewer: Scott Pelley: 77 cents Diane Sawyer: $1.57 Brian Williams: $1.55 politico.com/blogs/media/20…
Salaries per viewer: Scott Pelley: 77 cents Diane Sawyer: $1.57 Brian Williams: $1.55 politico.com/blogs/media/20…
RT @DylanByers: Backed by super agent Ari Emanuel, Evening News anchor @ScottPelley is seeking a major raise at CBS ... http://t.co/mYa6Sb4…
RT @DylanByers: Backed by super agent Ari Emanuel, Evening News anchor @ScottPelley is seeking a major raise at CBS ... http://t.co/mYa6Sb4…
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How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

politico.com — Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on the scene.

Why Unmarried Women Are the Key to 2014

politico.com — Last week, Washington discovered unmarried women. As pollsters who have been studying this group of voters for years, we say: Welcome to the party. Admittedly, it’s an unusual way to slice the American electorate. After all, it’s not like widows, divorcées and single women in their 20s think of themselves as a group, as a unique...

Ed Gillespie's Dark Secret

politico.com — Virginians: Before you go to the polls in November to elect a U.S. senator, there is a very real and terrifying fact you simply must know about Ed Gillespie. No, it’s not that he’s a former lobbyist (though he is). Or that he worked in George W.
RT @pkcapitol: Amazing @benpershing factoid: roughly 37% of Virginians were born in other states, another 11% were born abroad. http://t.co…
RT @pkcapitol: Amazing @benpershing factoid: roughly 37% of Virginians were born in other states, another 11% were born abroad. http://t.co…
RT @semelm: Nice read from @benpershing about Virginia politics -- something he knows a lot about. politi.co/1hF4shD
RT @pkcapitol: Amazing @benpershing factoid: roughly 37% of Virginians were born in other states, another 11% were born abroad. http://t.co…
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Food companies unhappy with FDA feed proposal

politico.com — Expired marshmallows, broken crackers, stale doughnuts, even orange peels are among the billions of pounds of would-be waste that help feed livestock every year. The massive but little-known recycling system prevents millions of tons of greenhouse gases from being released into the atmosphere, but an obscure proposal under a 2011 food safety overhaul...
Expired marshmallows, broken crackers, stale donuts among would-be waste fed to livestock. Maybe not anymore? politico.com/story/2014/04/…
New rules may end use of old marshmallows, stale doughnuts & orange peels in livestock feed. politi.co/1p8NBbW @hbottemiller #FoodWaste

Brian Sandoval embraces Senate jobless aid bill

politico.com — Nevada GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval is embracing the Senate’s unemployment insurance bill, urging House Speaker John Boehner to take up the legislation “as soon as possible.” Sandoval became the first Republican governor to endorse the Senate’s bill to retroactively revive long-term jobless aid through May, joining Democratic Rhode...
RT @politico: Republican governor embraces the Senate's unemployment insurance bill: politi.co/1gz42Fb
Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval embraces Senate jobless aid bill politico.com/story/2014/04/… via @POLITICO
RT @burgessev: GOP Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval writes @SpeakerBoehner, asks him to take up Senate's unemployment bill politico.com/story/2014/04/…
.@BrianSandoval becomes first GOP governor to endorse Senate’s bill to retroactively revive long-term jobless aid politi.co/QnOQo7

You cannot not be in a gang in Chicago

politico.com — It rose to 80 degrees in Chicago on Saturday, the warmest day of the year so far, and a spasm of gunfire quickly followed. Over 36 hours, at least 36 people were shot. The Chicago Sun-Times noted that “shootings each weekend for the last four weeks have risen steadily: 17, 19, 25” and now had set a record in the 30s.
You cannot not be in a gang in Chicago ... so which one is it, @mrtgr @dbwilkerson? Vice Lords? Latin Queens? politi.co/1gza7S1
RT @sdb787: "There may be more than 600 gangs in #Chicago, some controlling territory limited to a single block" politico.com/story/2014/04/…

President Obama, Joe Biden hit the road to tout job training cash

politico.com — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will travel Wednesday to the Pittsburgh area to tout $600 million in federal job training investments - the latest White House effort to show it’s addressing middle class economic issues despite a gridlocked Congress. The event at the Community College of Allegheny County in Oakdale, Pa.,...
President Obama & VP Biden head to Community College of Allegheny County in Oakdale, Pa., today to talk jobs training politico.com/story/2014/04/…

Obama aid council faces questions

politico.com — A foreign aid council President Barack Obama created to recast U.S. assistance programs overseas made its long-delayed public debut this week amid lingering questions about the process it has used to arrive at its proposed reforms. The Global Development Council met publicly Monday morning at the National Press Club and then retreated to a closed-door,...
Transparency Qs linger as aid council's 1st public mtg followed by closed-door off-public-sked WH mtg w/Obama politi.co/1iZ6IwF

5 Stats That Explained the World This Week

politico.com — The right statistic is often worth a thousand words-and sometimes much more than that. These five weekly data points, put together by Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the risk consultancy Eurasia Group, provide a glimpse into global trends, political dangers and international power dynamics. Some are counterintuitive facts.
RT @ianbremmer: Capital flowing out of Russia, refugees out of Syria... my weekly '5 Stats that Explained the World,' @Politico -- http://t…

Political Cartoons: Tax Day

politico.com — A gallery of cartoons by POLITICO's Matt Wuerker.

O'Reilly: Conservatives won't watch Colbert

politico.com — Stephen Colbert will have a hard time attracting conservatives when he takes over “The Late Show" on CBS, Bill O’Reilly said Monday night. The Fox News host said late night shows are traditionally “breezy, with a minimum of political posturing,” a standard set by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.
RT @politico: Bill O'Reilly says conservatives won't watch Colbert on "Late Night" politi.co/1gCAWIx
We've added what data we have on conservatives watching Colbert, Letterman to that post: politico.com/blogs/media/20… cc @GrahamDavidA
Bill (papa bear) O'Reilly doesn't think conservatives will watch Colbert when he takes over for Letterman politico.com/blogs/media/20…
I don't buy this Colbert stuff from O'Reilly: politico.com/blogs/media/20… Letterman was outspoken in his politics, still did fine.
Any numbers available on whether they watched Dave? RT @DylanByers: O'Reilly: Conservatives won't watch Colbert politico.com/blogs/media/20…
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Cliven Bundy and BLM: 10 things to know

politico.com — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has reignited the debate about federal power and states’ rights: When the Bureau of Land Management seized nearly 400 cattle belonging to Bundy for grazing on federal land without a permit, protesters gathered in a remote part of Clark County, Nev., to show their support for the rancher.
Bundy and BLM: 10 things to know via @POLITICO for iPad politi.co/1kvFDoX
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