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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
Dana Bash / CNN:
Gov. Jan Brewer to CNN: ‘I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona’
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Jeb on Bush family name: 'It's an issue'
Discussion: OnPolitics and Politico
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Is the Jebbie Bandwagon Gearing Up?
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Politico
CNN:   Obama to make Keystone decision in next couple months
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
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 …
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
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations  —  One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction.
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.
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 and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Abby D. Phillip / ABC News:
Kentucky Senate Hopeful Flashes Bill Clinton Trump Card … In Kentucky, Democrats are brushing off the partisan criticism of former President Bill Clinton, and apparently, are opening their checkbooks.  —  Clinton plans to address some 1,200 people at a sold-out fundraiser in Kentucky today …
Discussion: CNN, ABC News and The Plum Line
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: WJLA-TV, TIME and Talking Points Memo
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?
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Pentagon budget slashes benefits  —  Benefits for active­ duty personnel and their families would be slashed under a budget proposal released Monday by the Pentagon.  —  The budget would dramatically reduce the Army's size and trigger a new round of controversial base closures …
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker Caught Breaking Campaign Rules While Running For College President In 1988  —  Scott Walker John Doe Emails Scott Walker John Doe Scott Walker College Scott Walker Emails Video Scott Walker Scott Walker John Doe Investigation Governor Scott Walker Scott Walker Wisconsin Politics News
Discussion: Liberaland and Talking Points Memo
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
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 …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Blind Man Who Was Acquitted Of Fatally Shooting Friend Gets Guns Back  —  A blind man in Florida who was acquitted after shooting his friend to death under Florida's “stand your ground” law got his guns back on Thursday, according to WESH Orlando.  —  Police confiscated both of John Wayne Rogers' guns …
Ann Zaniewski / Detroit Free Press:
Oakland County man accidentally kills himself demonstrating gun safety  —  A 36-year-old man from Independence Township apparently shot and killed himself by accident while trying to demonstrate gun safety to his girlfriend after he had been drinking, authorities said.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook retires its troubled @facebook.com email service  —  Facebook is retiring its email service, and has begun notifying users that all email sent to their @facebook.com address will soon be forwarded to their primary email address on file.  Facebook users can turn off the forwarding feature, which is on by default.
Discussion: Engadget
 
 
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Dingell dynasty may not be over yet
Reuters:
Seven Egyptian Christians found shot execution-style on Libyan beach
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
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
Bloomberg:
Colorado First State to Clamp Down on Fracking Methane Pollution
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