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2:50 AM ET, February 24, 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 …
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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  —  Wolf challenging Roberts for Senate
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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 …
Mike Allen / Politico:
JEB BUSH PHONES KEY FUNDERS: Wants to stay in '16 flow, keep Marco on toes — MIKE McCURRY'S NEW LIFE AS THEOLOGIAN: 'You don't need to blast your opponent every time they get a traffic ticket'  —  SUNDAY BUZZ — JOHN KING, anchoring CNN's new weekly 8:30 a.m. Sun. show, “Inside Politics” …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Americans rising up against government: Column  —  Three examples of pushback against the ruling class.  —  America's ruling class has been experiencing more pushback than usual lately.  It just might be a harbinger of things to come.  —  First, in response to widespread protests last week …
Politico:
The Democrats' would-be Karl Rove  —  Jim Messina, the former campaign manager to President Barack Obama who spent two decades in politics out of the public eye, is increasingly stepping out from the shadows — and onto other Democrats' toes.  —  Messina is moving aggressively to capitalize …
New York Times:
Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level  —  WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets in a new spending proposal …
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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 …
ThinkProgress:
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.
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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,” …
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Greg Clary / CNN:   The Cold War is over. Right?
Byron Tau / Politico:
Ayotte: Russia reset has failed
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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” …
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.
 
 
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Carla Marinucci / blog.sfgate.com:
Billionaire tech star Peter Thiel, big GOP donor, says time to “seriously consider” $12/hr minimum wage (VIDEO)
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Daily Mail:
Protesters claim full control of Kiev as President Yanukovych flees the capital for his support base …
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