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9:55 PM ET, February 23, 2014


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David Carr / New York Times:
Piers Morgan and CNN Plan End to His Prime-Time Show  —  There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn't seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor.  Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN to end Piers Morgan's show  —  CNN President Jeff Zucker has decided to bring an end to Piers Morgan's low-rated primetime show, network sources told POLITICO on Sunday.  “Piers Morgan Live” could end as early as next month, though Morgan may stay with the network in another role.
Tim Carpenter / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Doctor's X-ray postings unsettling  —  Note: Your phone must support HTML5 video or Flash to play videos.  —  OVERLAND PARK — U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf posted a collection of gruesome X-ray images of gunshot fatalities and medical injuries to his Facebook page and participated …
Byron Tau / Politico:
Rice: No regrets on Benghazi TV appearances  —  National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Sunday she has no regrets about her now-infamous round of TV interviews in 2012 about the the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.  —  Rice, appearing on “Meet the Press,” …
Discussion: CNN
Greg Clary / CNN:   The Cold War is over. Right?
Daily Mail:   Protesters claim full control of Kiev as President Yanukovych flees the capital for his support base …
Byron Tau / Politico:   Ayotte: Russia reset has failed
Kirsten Powers / The Daily Beast:
Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate  —  What conservative Christians miss in the religious liberties debate swirling around same-sex marriage.  —  Conservative Christian groups in Arizona cheered the passage Thursday of legislation …
Fox News Host Grills Wisconsin Governor On ‘Walkergate’ Ethics Scandal  —  On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace grilled Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) about thousands of pages of e-mails released this week suggesting he knew his Milwaukee County Executive staff was illegally coordinating efforts with his 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
Jason Stein / JSOnline:
Scott Walker urged county staff, campaign aides to promote him online
Little Green Footballs:
Buzzfeed: Ukraine Paid Right Wing Bloggers to Post Talking Points  —  Autocratic payola  —  Charles Johnson  —  If you noticed quite a few right wing blogs and media sites that seemed to be rather, uh, uncritical of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in the past few weeks …
New York Times:
What the Stimulus Accomplished  —  Of all the myths and falsehoods that Republicans have spread about President Obama, the most pernicious and long-lasting is that the $832 billion stimulus package did not work.  Since 2009, Republican lawmakers have inextricably linked the words “failed” …
George Takei / Allegiance:
RAZING ARIZONA  —  If the “turn away the gay” bill becomes law, be ready to face the fire, Arizona.  —  Dear Arizona,  —  Congratulations.  You are now the first state actually to pass a bill permitting businesses-even those open to the public-to refuse to provide service to LGBT people based …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Christie Puts the Gloves On  —  PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. — THERE'S nothing more amusing than a bully forced to be on his best behavior.  —  Chris Christie may be cutting back on his butter, but it wouldn't melt in his mouth at a town hall here Thursday.  —  For the first time since …
Robert Costa / Post Politics:
Romney to fundraise with Christie in Boston
Discussion: Politico and Talking Points Memo
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix agrees to pay Comcast to improve its streaming speeds  —  Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to ensure Netflix movies and TV shows stream smoothly to Comcast customers, a landmark agreement that could set a precedent for Netflix's dealings with other broadband providers.
José Patiño Girona /
Bank manager, fired after carrying gun into work, files suit  —  TAMPA — Ivette Ros grew up in a house where her father kept guns.  For her, it was a natural step to get a concealed weapons permit and then to carry a 9 mm handgun.  —  The 37-year-old Tampa resident is a single mother …
Jason La Canfora / Sports News …:
NFL to adopt 15-yard penalty for use of racial slur?  —  John Wooten, head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance that monitors diversity in the NFL, said he expects the league's competition committee to enact a rule at the owner's meeting next month making it an automatic 15-yard penalty if a player uses …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and The PJ Tatler
NFL to penalize use of racial slur
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Who's ruling out a 2016 bid?  —  (CNN) - On CNN's “State of the Union,” four governors were asked Sunday whether they want to rule out a presidential bid.  —  Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, considered a dark horse for the 2016 presidential race, didn't directly answer the question.
Discussion: Politico
Associated Press:
Governors: Legalized Pot Buzz Just Smoke
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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