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Bloomberg Only Has Eyes for Heaven. Sebelius? Anywhere But the Senate—THE EDGE

By Jack Fitzpatrick (@jackfitzdc)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: NATO will increase its presence in Eastern Europe because of Ukraine's lack of stability. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said it's possible the U.S. could get back to healthy levels of employment and inflation by the end of 2016. A Pentagon report says budget cuts will leave the military too small to deal with all its current responsibilities. New congressional fundraising figures show that outside groups like EMILY's List, a liberal group that supports female candidates, could be influential in the midterms. The president of the AFL-CIO enthusiastically endorsed the idea of an Elizabeth Warren presidency, and, despite the rumors, it's unlikely Kathleen Sebelius will run for Kansas's open Senate seat.

 

TOP NEWS

NATO VOWS STRONGER PRESENCE IN EASTERN EUROPE: After pro-Russian separatists seized Donetsk's city hall, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the organization "will have more planes in the air, more ships on the water, and more readiness on the land." (Anthony Faiola, WaPo)

YELLEN: FULL EMPLOYMENT IS COMING SOON: Yellen was vague about how long interest rates would stay near zero, and she offered cautious optimism on the economy: "We are seeing very meaningful progress, although clearly ... the goal has not been achieved at this point." (Jonathan Spicer, Reuters)

PENTAGON: MILITARY CUTS ARE A 'GAMBLE': A Pentagon report says sequestration budget cuts will make the military too small to meet its requirements, "significantly increasing national security risks." (Kristina Wong, The Hill)

 

SUPER PACS, EMILY'S LIST AMONG FUNDRAISING WINNERS: Tuesday was the deadline for congressional candidates to file their quarterly fundraising reports, and outside groups had a big impact. Candidates backed by EMILY's List, like Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, raked in serious money. Super PACs were also prolific: American Crossroads brought in $5 million in March alone. (Sullivan/Blake, WaPo)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will speak at 11 a.m. about the U.S.'s economic role in the Asia-Pacific. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will talk with Rep. Bennie Thompson at 3:45 p.m. after meeting with U.S. Coast Guard employees. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx continues his "Commit to the Future" bus tour on transportation development, through Friday. White House press secretary Jay Carney and CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett will talk at 10 a.m. at a George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs event. The House and Senate are not in session.

TOP LINES

AFL-CIO: 'IT DON'T GET NO BETTER' THAN ELIZABETH WARREN: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Warren is "the prototype of a person we would want to be president of the United States." (Emma Roller, NJ)

SEBELIUS FOR SENATE? PROBABLY NOT: The former Health and Human Services secretary has been mentioned as a possible candidate for Kansas's open Senate seat, but one Democrat said she'd be "jumping from the frying pan to the fire." (Elise Viebeck, The Hill)

 

WHY MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS GOING TO HEAVEN: The former New York City mayor is spending $50 million on a gun-control group. After that, he says, "when I get to heaven I'm not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in." (Matt Vasilogambros, NJ)

CPI AND ABC ARE FIGHTING OVER A PULITZER: The Center for Public Integrity was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its investigation into coal-miner black lung benefits, and ABC News, which collaborated with CPI, wanted credit, too. Then it got ugly. (Al Tompkins, Poynter)

TOP READ

THE FLAWED JAMEIS WINSTON INVESTIGATION: Police took 34 days to identify Florida State's star quarterback as a suspect in a rape investigation, and they didn't interview witnesses for another 10 months. (Walt Bogdanich, NYT)

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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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