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11:40 PM ET, February 24, 2014

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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Bobby Jindal, Dannel Malloy tangle outside White House  —  A group of governors emerged midday Monday from a meeting with President Barack Obama that stressed bipartisan cooperation — but that sentiment didn't last as far as the White House driveway, as a Republican who's …
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Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Jindal Breaches White House Protocol To Take Shots At Obama  —  Louisiana governor sharply criticized president after governors' meeting, prompting pushback from Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy  —  The National Governors Association is supposed to bring Democrats and Republicans together …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Jeb on Bush family name: 'It's an issue'  —  (CNN) - Jeb Bush understands that as the son and brother of former presidents, his family name may hurt him as much as help him if he decides to run for the White House in 2016.  —  And the former two-term Florida governor reiterated that he'll …
Discussion: Politico and OnPolitics
Dana Bash / CNN:
Gov. Jan Brewer to CNN: ‘I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona’
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Is the Jebbie Bandwagon Gearing Up?
Politico:
Govs: Obama won't drag out Keystone
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Hot Air
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Stability and Chaos, Hallmarks of Presidential Races, Swap Parties
Discussion: CNN
CNN:   Obama to make Keystone decision in next couple months
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama lauds nation's ‘practical’ govs
Discussion: CNN
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Virginia Republican Says A Pregnant Woman Is Just A ‘Host,’ Though ‘Some Refer To Them As Mothers’  —  Steve Martin Virginia State Senate Steve Martin Virginia Steve Martin Host Steve Martin Pregnant Woman Host Pregnant Women Hosts Pregnant Woman Host Steve Martin Pregnant Women Virginia Abortion Rights Virginia GOP Politics News
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Amanda Marcotte / Slate:
Virginia Lawmaker Calls Pregnant Women “Hosts”  —  Virginia Republicans just don't know how to avoid being wildly offensive.  The latest in a long line of Virginia politicians offering weird and unsettling opinions regarding women is state Sen. Steve Martin.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
David Weigel / Slate:
Thank goodness Piers Morgan Live is dead.  Finally.  —  Sunday night, after David Carr broke the news that Piers Morgan would be ending his CNN show, I searched Twitter to find how his fans were taking it.  This was a mistake.  Really, who was a Piers Morgan fan?  Have you ever met one?
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Morgan Squanders the Brit Bonus  —  Dave Weigel has a fascinating take today on the cultural politics of the Piers Morgan fiasco at CNN: … Now as someone who definitely speaks with a Southern accent, I admit that on occasion I have used the prejudice of which Dave speaks to pick the pockets …
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
After CNN Cancels Morgan, Larry King Says: I Could Come Back
Mark Caro / Chicago Tribune:
Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69  —  Best-known as an actor for ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Stripes’, writer/director for ‘Caddyshack’, ‘Groundhog Day’  —  Chicago Tribune reporter Mark Caro reflects on the career of Harold Ramis, who passed away at the age of 69.
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Lobbyist drafts bill to ban gays from NFL  —  Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman on Monday said he is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from joining the National Football League.  —  Burkman in a statement said he has garnered political support for the bill …
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.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Thomas Is Getting a New Chance To Break Precedent (if Not Silence)  —  WASHINGTON — Here is a good way to get a belly laugh from Justice Clarence Thomas: Suggest to him that the Supreme Court's decisions should seldom be overruled.  —  “You are the justice who is most willing to re-examine …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Jeffrey Toobin's bizarre attack on Justice Thomas.
Discussion: Althouse
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
G.O.P. Leaders Draw Re-election Challenges From the Right  —  DALLAS — There is the Tea Party Patriots “Fire the Speaker” petition, which is not to be confused with the FreedomWorks “Fire the Speaker” petition, or the websites variously urging people to “Fire John Boehner” and “Pledge to Fire Boehner.”
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC's Ed Schultz Cancels Address At Democratic Fundraiser
Discussion: Mediaite and Politico
Lori Ziganto / Twitchy:
‘What the hell is wrong with you?’  Was this Samantha Power baffling Daniel Pearl tweet evil or stupid?  —  Arguably the former.  You see, this happened: … No, really. … Speechless.  Twitter users were not speechless, however, and gave Ambassador Power the business over the baffling tweet …
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Michael Schulson / The Daily Beast:
Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience  —  Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods.  It's all pseudoscience—so why are some kinds of pseudoscience more equal than others?
Mary Jo Pitzl / Arizona Republic:
FONT:  —  Three Republican senators who voted for Senate Bill 1062 say they made a bad decision in a rushed process and are now asking Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the right to refuse service bill.  —  “We feel it was a solution in search of a problem,” Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa …
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Sean Starrs / Politico:
America Didn't Decline.  It Went Global.  —  We've been obsessing over the decline or persistence of American power for more than three decades now.  The latest example is a Gallup poll out Monday showing rising dissatisfaction with the United States' standing in the world …
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can't Stop Another Snowden  —  President Obama's Director of National Intelligence spent his life protecting secrets.  Then came the biggest leak of all.  —  Every morning at around 4:30 a.m., James Clapper wakes up and prepares for the worst job in Washington.
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Holder Sees Way to Curb Bans on Gay Marriage  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday injected the Obama administration into the emotional and politicized debate over the future of state same-sex marriage bans, declaring in an interview that state attorneys general …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Nolan Finley / detroitnews.com:
Michigan's John Dingell to retire from Congress after 58 years  —  Rep. John Dingell is leaving the Congress he's served for longer than anyone else in United States history.  —  At a luncheon Monday in his beloved Downriver, the Dearborn representative says he will announce he won't seek re-election …
 
 
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Ann Zaniewski / Detroit Free Press:
Oakland County man accidentally kills himself demonstrating gun safety
Reuters:
Seven Egyptian Christians found shot execution-style on Libyan beach
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Ellen Miller / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Time to pass the baton at Sunlight
Des Moines Register:
West Des Moines man says Casey's fired him because he's gay
John Kerry / US Department of State:
Enactment of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill
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Bloomberg:
Colorado First State to Clamp Down on Fracking Methane Pollution
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Quin Hillyer / National Review:
Enough with the Gay Mania
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