National Headlines 4-17-14

Carney: The Toughest Interview Obama Had Was With Jon Stewart (RealClearPolitics)

Gas pipeline that would bypass Russia gets new push (Politico)

The tea party radio network (Politico)

GOP stars steer clear of ranch fight (The Hill)

Snowden calls Putin to talk NSA (The Hill)

Diplomatic deal struck on Ukraine (The Hill)

Christie leads GOP presidential field but trails Clinton in head-to-head matchup, new poll shows (

Hotelier Chatwal Pleads Guilty to Campaign Fraud (Wall Street Journal)

CBO on Obama Budget: Higher Deficits Than Claimed (Associated Press)

New Hampshire lawmakers fail to pass death penalty repeal (Chicago Tribune)

Candidates try to stand out in crowded GOP field (Associated Press)