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OBAMA AGENDA: Body camera announcement
From NBC News: "A $20 million pilot program to extend the use of police body cameras for "transparency" was announced by the Department of Justice on Friday, amid nationwide protests over police treatment of suspects."
The Washington Post writes that nearly half of the state insurance marketplaces set up due to the ACA are in financial trouble.
The White House's digital strategy director is stepping down.
CONGRESS: Reforming the Patriot Act
The New York Times reports that both parties are coming together for reforms to the Patriot Act. More: "Under the bipartisan bills in the House and Senate, the Patriot Act would be changed to prohibit bulk collection, and sweeps that had operated under the guise of so-called National Security Letters issued by the F.B.I. would end. The data would instead be stored by the phone companies themselves, and could be accessed by intelligence agencies only after approval of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court."
The House has voted to overturn D.C.'s reproductive health law.
POLITICO talks to Mitch McConnell: "In an unusually blunt interview in his Capitol office, the Senate majority leader said he’s concluded the chances of striking a major agreement with Obama on tax reform or raising the eligibility age on entitlements are nil. So McConnell said he’s setting his sights on smaller but still tangible accomplishments — reforming how the Senate functions and passing bills on trade, education, surveillance, Iran and cybersecurity that members of both sides parties agree on.”
OFF TO THE RACES: It’s not easy being a senator running for president
The New York Times notes the complications faced by senators who are running for president.
The Washington Post, with a headline you might not expect: "Koch brothers make push to court Latinos, alarming many Democrats"
BUSH: He met privately with a group of House lawmakers this week, POLITICO reports.
He is about to hire Marco Rubio's 2010 campaign manager as a Hispanic outreach adviser.
He told the National Review's Rich Lowry yesterday "I love you. I just think you're wrong on immigration."
CHRISTIE: From NBC New York: "David Wildstein, a former ally of Gov. Chris Christie and a Christie appointee to the Port Authority, is expected to plead guilty to unspecified criminal charges in connection with the lane closures at an 11 a.m. court appearance, sources familiar with the case said." MORE: "Authorities have also planned an afternoon news briefing for Friday, at which point they are expected to announce the names of other former Christie aides indicted in the scandal, which skewered the Republican's presidential ambitions and caused his popularity in the Garden State to tank."
CLINTON: The New York Times, on Hillary Clinton's implicit critique of her husband's crime policies.
From the Boston Globe: "The Clinton Health Access Initiative never submitted information on any foreign donations to State Department lawyers for review during Clinton’s tenure from 2009 to 2013, Maura Daley, the organization’s spokeswoman, acknowledged to the Globe this week. She said the charity deemed it unnecessary, except in one case that she described as an “oversight.”
CRUZ: Frank Thorp reports on what Ted Cruz offered as his reason that he missed Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote.
O'MALLEY: POLITICO: "Martin O’Malley’s political career, which started on the streets of Baltimore, may also end there: Half of Democratic insiders in the early states believe this week’s riots have hurt the former mayor’s already long-shot presidential hopes."
SANDERS: The Boston Globe talks to Vermonters skeptical of Bernie Sanders' bid.
And around the world...
BRITAIN: The Washington Post has a great primer on the upcoming British election, where onetime longshot Ed Miliband has surged.
*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Tamron Hall speaks WBAL-TV Investigative reporter Jayne Miller and the Founder of the 300 Men March Munir Bahar about the latest on the riots in Baltimore and the report that Freddie Gray may have injured himself, Actor Tamara Tunie about her series The Red Road, and Former heavy weight Boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Director Bert Marcus about their film Champs and the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight.
*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Baltimore Orioles Executive Vice President John Angelos, “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer, Rep. Dan Kildee, msnbc’s Steve Kornacki, the New York Times’ Jeremy Peters, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and Sarah Hekmati, the sister of Amir Hekmati, a former Marine held in captivity in Iran.