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Jake Sherman / Politico:
House passes clean debt ceiling bill  —  Democrats, again, saved John Boehner.  —  After a frantic few days, the House voted 221-201 to lift the debt ceiling until March 2015, removing the threat of a default until well after the November midterm election.  The bill was supported by 193 Democrats and just 28 Republicans.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
GOP debt limit extortion is dead  —  So House Republican leaders are bowing to the inevitable and are going to allow a vote on a clean debt limit hike.  In a statement moments ago, Nancy Pelosi said she'd provide Democratic votes to help it pass, which seems very likely.
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why the Tea Party Is Folding on the Debt Limit
Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
The GOP's Primal Fear of Primaries
Discussion: The Plum Line
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House approves clean debt hike
Ken Ward Jr / Charleston Gazette:
‘Significant’ coal slurry spill blackens Kanawha County creek  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State officials were trying this morning to contain a “significant spill” of coal slurry from a Patriot Coal processing facility in eastern Kanawha County.  —  Emergency officials said that the spill …
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ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Pipe Break At Coal Facility Contaminates West Virginia Waterway  —  A West Virginia coal slurry impoundment that collapsed in 2012.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection  —  A coal preparation facility spilled an unknown quantity of coal slurry …
TheBlaze.com:
Tea Party Senate Candidate Accused of Being a Huge Fan of the Bailout - This Is How He Responded  —  U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin responded Tuesday to a report alleging he once signed off on a memo supporting the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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John Bresnahan / Politico:
Bevin, McConnell and TARP  —  Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary, calls the 2008 federal bailout of banks and Wall Street giants “irresponsible” and says he would have opposed it as a senator.  —  Yet back in 2008, as an investment fund president …
Joe Klein / TIME:
The Hillary Clinton Papers: Not Much There  —  In February of 1998, in the midst of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, I interviewed Diane Blair about her dear friend Hillary Clinton.  —  Blair was ill then, suffering from cancer, but she was vehement about two things: that Hillary was a dynamite friend-smart …
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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Why I'm Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare  —  Incompetence, politics, and delays frustrate advocates of health care reform.  —  It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act.  The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists …
Fox News:
Thought Police: Firms must swear ObamaCare not a factor in firings  —  Buzz Cut:  —  Is the latest delay of ObamaCare regulations politically motivated?  Consider what administration officials announcing the new exemption for medium-sized employers had to say about firms that might fire workers …
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Wall Street Journal:
Another day, another lawless exemption, once again for business.
Aljean Harmetz / New York Times:
Shirley Temple Black, Screen Darling, Dies at 85  —  Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached, died on Monday night at her home in Woodside, Calif. She was 85.
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Valerie J. Nelson / Los Angeles Times:
Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Eric M. Johnson / Reuters:
Shirley Temple Black, child star who became diplomat, dies at 85
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Left Fights Back  —  This weekend's massive protest in North Carolina shows that the GOP doesn't own morality.  —  I spent most of this past weekend answering two questions: “Why are you so interested in what happens in North Carolina?”  (Posed mainly by people not from North Carolina.)
Yahoo! News:
Clarence Thomas: Society is overly sensitive about race  —  Americans today are too sensitive about race, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a gathering of college students in Florida on Tuesday.  —  Speaking at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thomas …
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Torch-Carrying Environmentalists Protest at Oil Exec's Home  —  Masked protesters carrying torches and threatening organized violence protested outside the home of an executive at a major oil pipeline company last week.  —  Eight environmental activists gathered on the lawn of Mark Maki …
Jennifer Sullivan / The Seattle Times:
Inslee halts executions in state while he is governor  —  Gov. Jay Inslee this morning announced a moratorium on executions while he is in office: “During my term we will not be executing people.”  —  Gov. Jay Inslee is calling a moratorium on executions while he is governor.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Rachel La Corte / seattlepi.com:   Washington Gov. Jay Inslee suspends death penalty
Pew Social & Demographic Trends:
The Rising Cost of Not Going to College  —  Overview  —  For those who question the value of college in this era of soaring student debt and high unemployment, the attitudes and experiences of today's young adults—members of the so-called Millennial generation—provide a compelling answer.
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Will Demographics Really Destroy GOP?  —  Last week, Peter Wehner wrote a piece in Commentary magazine laying out a collection of data regarding recent elections and demographic trends.  He was mostly content to let the data speak for themselves, save for a codicil to the piece arguing …
Discussion: Riehl World News
New York Times:
Before Coming Out, a Hard Time Coming Up  —  COLUMBIA, Mo. — Michael Sam was the loud country boy who wore a tank top and a cowboy hat.  He was the smooth-singing baritone who could irritate his coaches and crack up his teammates with his improvised songs.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Store Owner: Employee Wore Banana Suit To Look ‘Less Alarming’ While Carrying AK-47  —  The owner of a Beaumont, Tex. gun shop on Tuesday explained why his employee was wearing a banana suit and an AK-47 to promote the store's grand opening this weekend.  —  “To help people know where the new spot is …
Discussion: Boing Boing, Gawker, Balloon Juice and KBMT
NBC News:
Tom Brokaw Diagnosed with Cancer, Prognosis Encouraging - NBC News  —  In a personal note, NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer and said he and his physicians are very encouraged w...
Natalie Villacorta / Politico:
Karl Rove hits Rand Paul for Bill Clinton bashing  —  Karl Rove took a shot at Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday for attacking Bill Clinton over his “predatory” behavior toward Monica Lewinsky, saying that it's not good strategy for running for president.  —  “Frankly, Rand Paul spending …
 
 
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White's Run Ends With a Thud Instead of a Gold
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Elizabeth Titus / Politico:
Christie in Chicago: Full-speed ahead
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Christine Clarridge / The Seattle Times:
Anti-abortion arsonist sought; accused of groping girl at store
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ThinkProgress:
Florida County Eliminates Minority-Heavy Polling Places
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
Lindsey Graham launching 6-figure ad blitz
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David Brooks / New York Times:
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