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8:05 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.
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” …
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Tim Carpenter / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Doctor's X-ray postings unsettling
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 …
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 …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Fewer Americans Think Obama Respected on World Stage  —  Slim majority still think world views U.S. favorably  —  PRINCETON, NJ — For the first time, more Americans think President Barack Obama is not respected by other world leaders than believe he is.  Americans' opinions have shifted dramatically …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Raul Reyes / USA Today:
Does Hillary-Univision deal cross a line?  Column  —  One wonders whether a TV network should partner with a possible presidential candidate.  —  Imagine if a major television network entered into a partnership with a presidential nominee, and promoted that candidate across their media platforms.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
In South Carolina, Clinton forces try to tap Obama magic  —  Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) — To hear some tell it, the 2008 South Carolina primary clash between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was a few steps away from a full-blown race riot.  —  “It was unbelievable down here in 2007 and 2008 …
Alec Baldwin / Vulture:
Good-bye, Public Life  —  Alec Baldwin, photographed by Steve Schofield.  —  As told to Joe Hagan.  —  I flew to Hawaii recently to shoot a film, fresh on the heels of being labeled a homophobic bigot by Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, and others in the Gay Department of Justice.
Discussion: NewsBusters
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Health Care Horror Hooey  —  Remember the “death tax”?  The estate tax is quite literally a millionaire's tax — a tax that affects only a tiny minority of the population, and is mostly paid by a handful of very wealthy heirs.  Nonetheless, right-wingers have successfully convinced many voters …
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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Jason Stein / JSOnline:
Scott Walker urged county staff, campaign aides to promote him online
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: Scared Monkeys and CNN
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Greg Clary / CNN:   The Cold War is over. Right?
Byron Tau / Politico:
Ayotte: Russia reset has failed
Discussion: The Week
 
 
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Tyler O'Neil / Christian News, The Christian Post:
IRS Scandal Has Obama Fingerprints All Over It, Experts Say
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Stephen Blackwood / Wall Street Journal:
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New York Times:
In the DeMint Era at Heritage, a Shift From Policy to Politics
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Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate
 

 
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