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Monday, May 4, 2015

Charles Babington, Laurie Kellman
Associated Press
Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life. Many of the Capitol's food servers, who make the meals, bus the tables and run the cash registers in the restaurants and carryouts that serve lawmakers, earn less than $11 an hour. Some make nothing at all when Congress is in recess.
John Harwood
In modern American politics, Democrats and Republicans disagree on virtually everything—except the virtues of small business, that is. This sector is "the backbone of the U.S. economy," said the Republican Party platform, which hails small business 11 times.
Karen Tumulty
The Washington Post
To hear former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee tell it, there is no Republican presidential candidate better equipped than he is to run against Hillary Rodham Clinton — and he has the battle scars to prove it.
Doyle McManus
Los Angeles Times
The harshest charges against Hillary, Rodham Clinton -- that she made decisions that favored donors to her family's charitable foundation when she was secretary of State -- aren't sticking.