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Another Keystone Delay, and Why Romney Isn't Going Away Quietly—THE EDGE

By Jack Fitzpatrick (@jackfitzdc)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: The Obama administration delayed its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline extension until after the November elections. A pro-Russian separatist said his group in Donetsk will not follow the conditions of yesterday's peace agreement on eastern Ukraine. The National Archives released its largest collection of documents from Bill Clinton's presidency. A Democratic super PAC spent $6.5 million reserving ad space for the last few weeks before the upcoming midterm elections. Rand Paul called on Harry Reid to tone down his rhetoric on Cliven Bundy's feud with the federal government after Reid called Bundy a "terrorist." Hillary Clinton's book will be titled Hard Choices, and Mitt Romney is aiming to have an important role come November.

 

TOP NEWS

STATE DEPARTMENT DELAYS KEYSTONE DECISION: The Obama administration extended the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, likely pushing it back until after the Nov. 4 elections. (Ben Geman, NJ)

SEPARATISTS VOW TO IGNORE UKRAINE PEACE DEAL: Denis Pushilin, the leader of a separatist group in Donetsk, said it would not follow Thursday's international agreement calling for protesters to vacate the government buildings they have occupied. Pushilin's group is one of many pro-Russian groups, and it is unclear how many will follow his lead. (Andrew Kramer, NYT)

NEW CLINTON DOCUMENTS RELEASED: The National Archives released another collection of previously withheld documents from Bill Clinton's presidency, including memos that detail how the White House tried to control press coverage, and ones that hint at tension between Hillary Clinton and Al Gore. (David Joachim, NYT)

 

HOUSE MAJORITY PAC RESERVES $6.5 MILLION IN AIRTIME FOR HOUSE RACES: The super PAC made major purchases for airtime in 24 districts, mostly ones with vulnerable Democratic incumbents. The move underscores the focus on protecting current Democratic seats rather than going after many red-to-blue pick-ups. (Sean Sullivan, WaPo)

PAUL TO REID: DON'T PROVOKE BUNDY: Rand Paul became one of the few Republicans to take on the issue of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to "calm the rhetoric a little bit." Reid had called Bundy and his supporters "domestic terrorists." (Mario Trujillo, The Hill)

THE WEEKEND IN ONE PARAGRAPH: On NBC's Meet the Press, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will talk about the international peace agreement, and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will talk about Democrats' plans for the midterm elections. On Fox News Sunday, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak will talk about the peace deal. On CBS's Meet the Press, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will talk about the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. On ABC's This Week, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will talk about his book Six Amendments. And Sunday is Easter.

TOP LINES

CLINTON'S BOOK TITLE WAS A NO-BRAINER: Or was it a hard choice? Either way, it turns out Hard Choices has already been used as a book title by a former secretary of State. (Matt Berman, NJ)

 

SCALIA'S PROBLEM WITH CAMERAS: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says he opposes cameras in the courtroom because he doesn't trust reporters. "It will be man bites dog. So why should I participate in the miseducation of the American people?" (Sahil Kapur, TPM)

UNLEASH THE BABY ANALYSIS: Chelsea Clinton's baby will definitely have an impact on the 2016 presidential race, according to the media. (Matt Berman, NJ)

TOP READS

ROMNEY 2014: Mitt Romney is back. No, he's not running for president, or at least he says he's not. But he is getting involved in congressional races on behalf of establishment Republicans, acting as the "anti-Jim DeMint." (Costa/Rucker, WaPo)

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RECALLING THE 1964 WORLD'S FAIR: 50 years later, New York Times readers share their memories of the 1964 World's Fair, including "It's a Small World After All" and the Pieta. (Liz Robbins, NYT)

TOP VIEWS

WHAT EASTER LOOKED LIKE IN 1889: Photos from the White House's 1889 Easter egg hunt reveal that it was "a picture of domestic happiness which has never been equaled in the history of the venerable white pile." (Brian Resnick, NJ)

LAST NIGHT'S LATE-NIGHT FUNNIES IN UNDER 2 MINUTES: Craig Ferguson has launched the "Chelsea Clinton's Baby 2016" campaign. (Mauro Whiteman, NJ)

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories

Excellent!"

Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

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