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10:50 PM ET, February 25, 2014

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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Jan Brewer being ‘bullied’ to veto  —  Right talk radio is turning its focus this week to Arizona's controversial bill that would allow business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers, and Rush Limbaugh is leading with the charge that Gov. Jan Brewer is being …
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ThinkProgress:
Apple Warns Arizona Governor Anti-Gay Bill Will Hurt Highly Anticipated Sapphire Glass Factory  —  Apple called up Arizona's governor, Jan Brewer (R) Tuesday to urge her to veto the state's anti-gay bill.  —  The state's controversial SB 1062 bill allows individuals to discriminate …
Tony Merevick / BuzzFeed:
Intel, Yelp Join Companies Urging Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-LGBT Bill
Dan Merica / CNN:
Atheists plan conservative outreach with booth at CPAC  —  Washington (CNN) - American Atheists, an outspoken organization that advocates for atheists nationwide, will have a booth at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference.  —  The atheist institution, which is well known …
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Dan Merica / CNN:
CPAC reverses decision, will not allow atheist group at conservative conference  —  Washington - Organizers for the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference will not allow American Atheists to have an exhibition booth at the conservative conference, the group's spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Conservatives Boot American Atheists From Booth At Conference
Discussion: The Raw Story and Joe. My. God.
Jose Pagliery / CNNMoney.com:
Mt.Gox site disappears, Bitcoin future in doubt  —  What was once the world's largest trading platform for bitcoins is now a blank page.  —  The Bitcoin-trading website Mt.Gox was taken offline late Monday, putting at risk millions of dollars put there by investors who gambled on the digital currency.
Discussion: News Desk and The Switch
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Oops: GOP Bill Would Strip 1 Million Workers Of Health Coverage  —  A Republican-led bill designed to “save American workers” would cause 1 million workers to lose their health care coverage and increase the deficit by $74 billion, according to Congress' official scorekeeper.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
The Clinton library's secret files  —  A trove of Clinton White House records long processed for release remains hidden from public view at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock — even though the legal basis initially used to withhold them expired more than a year ago.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Hillary Clinton promotes gender equality
Discussion: CNN
Dana Liebelson / Mother Jones:
Georgia Wants to Allow Businesses to Kick Gay People Out of Diners  —  Welcome center: DanTD/Wikimedia Commons; Plank: Nuttapong/Shutterstock.  Photoillustration by Matt Connolly.  —  A bill moving swiftly through the Georgia House of Representatives would allow business owners …
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Debbie Dingell will run for husband's seat  —  Democratic power player Debbie Dingell will run for her husband's congressional seat and announce her campaign on Friday, a source close to the Dingells tells The Hill.  —  “She is going to announce her candidacy on Friday.
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Post Politics:
Debbie Dingell to run for House seat being vacated by John Dingell
CNN:
Biden jokes ‘I may be a white boy, but I can jump’  —  (CNN) - In another quintessential “Biden” moment, Vice President Joe Biden joked about his basketball skills in Washington on Tuesday.  —  Known at times for his off-the-cuff remarks, Biden said at an event honoring African-American history month …
Discussion: Politico and Gawker
Anielle / Americans Against the Tea Party:
Michigan Man Shoots Himself Dead While Showing Girlfriend That Guns Are Safe  —  A 36-year-old Michigan man was exercising his Second Amendment right when he shot and killed himself on Sunday.  The fatal shooting occurred accidentally while the man attempted to demonstrate gun safety to his girlfriend while intoxicated.
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Marilyn Tavenner / HHS.gov:
Another Significant Milestone: Marketplace Enrollment Hits 4 Million  —  As we head into the last five weeks of this historic open enrollment period, millions of Americans are taking advantage of the new choices they now have to access affordable, quality health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Lacking votes, Reid stalling action on minimum wage hike legislation  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday delayed action on legislation raising the minimum wage, the centerpiece of the Democrats' 2014 agenda.  —  The Nevada Democrat made the surprising move amid escalating Democratic resistance …
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Democrats' immigration gambit  —  Hill Democrats and immigration reform advocates are almost certain they'll have to resort to a rare procedural move to try to force a vote on an overhaul this year.  —  The tricky part is deciding when to pull the trigger.
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama: OFA volunteers doing 'God's work'  —  Touting the latest White House Obamacare benchmark, President Barack Obama told his political base not to be discouraged by partisan attacks and stressed that their cause is divine.  —  About 4 million people have signed up for private health care plans under …
Jason Hancock / Kansas City Star:
Missouri senator introduces ‘religious freedom’ bill  — A Republican state lawmaker filed legislation Monday that would allow Missouri business owners to cite religious beliefs as a legal justification for refusing to provide service.  —  Although it doesn't mention sexual orientation …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Split decision in Iowa races  —  PPP's newest Iowa poll finds that the US Senate race has narrowed since the summer, but that Democrat Bruce Braley continues to hold a clear lead over all of his Republican opponents.  In July Braley led the GOP field by an average of 11 points.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Firedoglake
Douglas Graham / Roll Call:
GOP Leaders to Huddle on Obamacare Alternative  —  House Republican leaders will meet Friday to begin crafting an alternative to Democrats' health care law, but they face a slate of challenges from inside and outside the conference to advancing a credible plan.
splcenter.org:
SPLC Report: Far-right extremist groups decline but remain at near-record levels  —  The number of far-right extremist groups fell significantly in 2013 for the first time in a decade, the SPLC found in its annual count, released today.  But with a total of more than 2,000 groups, the radical right remains at historically high levels.
Discussion: Advocate and Talking Points Memo
Darren Franich / EW.com:
‘Ronan Farrow Daily’ premiere review: New news for the young youth  —  Won't someone save cable news?  It's not just that ratings are down across the board for the Big Three 24-hour networks — although 2013 was unquestionably a bad year for everyone.  Far more damaging, I think …
Dave Helling / Kansas City Star:
Radiologist's lawsuit becomes an issue in campaign for Senate in Kansas  —  A lawsuit involving dozens of Kansas City-area doctors has spilled into the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat in Kansas.  —  Mark Idstrom — a physician and a former employee of Kansas City-area company Alliance Radiology — is suing the firm.
Ailsa Chang / NPR:
Democratic Sen. Landrieu Walks A Fine Line In Red Louisiana … If Democrats are going to keep their majority in the Senate, they'll need to hang on to a few critical seats they hold in conservative states.  —  Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has one of those, and like some of her colleagues up for re-election …
Discussion: Liberaland and The Raw Story
sos.state.oh.us:
Secretary of State Jon Husted Sets Fair and Uniform Voting Hours for 2014 General Election  —  Adopts bipartisan proposal with support of the Democratic and Republican leadership of the Ohio Association of Elections Officials  —  COLUMBUS - In adopting a proposal put forth by Democratic …
 
 
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Betsy Rothstein / The Daily Caller:
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Tjfang / CBS San Francisco:
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Richard Balmforth / Reuters:
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Discussion: Daily Kos
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Opponents of Pentagon-Budget Cuts Just Played the Entire Media
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
When ‘leave us alone’ became ‘bake us a cake!’
Discussion: Hot Air and Ed Driscoll
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
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 Earlier Items: 
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Josh Barro to join The New York Times
The Hill:
ObamaCare stars fade
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
A Republican Lobbyist Is Trying To Get Gay Football Players Banned From The NFL
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
House GOP tax plan would cut top rates but also hit high earners with a surtax