In the news: Ukraine moves special forces in to control Odessa; Landmark climate change report lands Tuesday; The GOP is poised to take more state legislatures; Rand Paul, Rupert Murdoch and the Kentucky Derby; Cinco De Mayo
In Latvia, Tensions Mount Under Russia’s Gaze [WSJ]
“Ukraine’s Interior Minister said on Monday he had drafted a new special forces unit into the southern port city of Odessa after the ‘outrageous’ failure of police to tackle pro-Russian separatists in a weekend of violence that killed dozens.” [Reuters]
“Climate change has moved from distant threat to present-day danger and no American will be left unscathed, according to a landmark report due to be unveiled on Tuesday.” [Guardian]
“Control of five state Senates would swing to the GOP with a gain of no more than three seats, and the party is targeting four additional state legislative chambers, believing the political environment favors Republicans this year. The party already has full legislative control in 26 of the 50 states and holds 29 governorships heading into 2014 elections.” [WSJ]
Liberal Donors Eye New Long-Term Investments in States and New Voters to Boost Democrats [WashPost]
“A nationwide USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows the strongest tilt to Republican candidates at this point in a midterm year in at least two decades…” [USA Today]
At Derby Day With Murdoch, Rand Paul Goes Through His Paces [NYT]
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