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ThinkProgress:
Oops: Dick Cheney Unintentionally Trashes Troops In Attempt To Hit Obama  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney took to Fox News on Monday night to lambaste the Obama administration's proposed cuts to the military budget, lamenting the president's desire to ensure that Americans have access …
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Fox News:
Obama asks Pentagon for complete Afghanistan withdrawal plan, speaks with Karzai  —  President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are shown during their joint news conference at the White House in Washington May 12.  (AP Photo)  —  WASHINGTON - President Obama has asked the Pentagon …
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Dick Cheney: President Obama favors food stamps  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday night called the Pentagon budget proposed “absolutely dangerous.”  —  Appearing on Fox News's “Hannity,” he said President Barack Obama “would rather spend the money on food stamps …
Jaime Fuller / Post Politics:
Cheney says Obama would rather have food stamps than a strong military
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
GOP Lobbyist Behind Anti-Gay NFL Bill Has A Gay Brother  —  Anti Gay NFL Bill Nfl Gay Ban Michael Sam Gop Bill Nfl Jack Burkman Gay Bill Michael Sam NFL Republicans Anti Gay Jack Burkman Michael Sam Gay Video Gop Anti Gay Bill Republican Bill Nfl Gop Lobbyist Ban Gays NFL Nfl Gay Players Politics News Politics News
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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 …
Ben Giles / Arizona Capitol Times:
Cardinals, Super Bowl Committee voice concern about SB1062
Arizona Republic:
SB 1062 opponents are putting Arizona at risk  —  Advocates: Bill offers necessary protections, clarification  —  FONT:  —  Our Turn  —  Opponents of the proposed amendment to Arizona's Religious Freedom Restoration Act are putting the people of Arizona in a high-risk disaster zone when it comes to their First Amendment freedoms.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Arizona Republic:
Don't wait to veto SB 1062, Gov. Brewer
Discussion: New York Times
Ben Giles / Arizona Capitol Times:
Senators on SB1062: “We made a mistake”
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Daily Beast
Dana Bash / CNN:
Gov. Jan Brewer to CNN: ‘I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona’
Bill / The Hill:
Bill Press: Democrats' Enemy No. 1  —  Democrats have a big job in 2014: they need to hold onto control of the Senate, win back leadership of the House, and elect Democratic governors and state legislators in key states.  But to get there, they face one big obstacle.
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Curtis Gans / Washington Monthly:
Midterm Signals and Noise
Discussion: BillMoyers.com and Booman Tribune
Abby D. Phillip / ABC News:
Kentucky Senate Hopeful Flashes Bill Clinton Trump Card
Discussion: CNN, ABC News and The Plum Line
J.D. Harrison / Washington Post:
Obama administration: Health law's new rules will increase costs for most small businesses  —  Nearly two-thirds of small businesses that currently offer health insurance to their workers will pay more for coverage as a result of new rules in the health care law, as will millions …
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Emmeline Zhao / RealClearEducation:
Blue Devil: The Duke Porn Star and College Costs  —  Stories about soaring college costs are perennial media favorites, at once playing to parental anxiety while highlighting a genuine education problem.  But this one was different: A Duke University freshman confirmed to her college paper …
The Two-Bit Idiot:
Bitcoin's Apocalyptic Moment: Mt. Gox may have lost 750,000 bitcoins  —  I have received an ***unverified*** report from an otherwise reliable source, which is purportedly from Mt. Gox.  The document, which is titled “Crisis Strategy Draft” outlines the current situation at the exchange.
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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.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Bibi, Merkel Photo Makes Waves  —  German chancellor Angela Merkel is in Israel visiting Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.  This photo, apparently taken by photographer Marc Israel Sellem of the Jerusalem Post is making waves:  —  As Jerusalem Post report Ben Hartman notes on Twitter:
The Hill:
ObamaCare stars fade  —  The Obama administration is short of star power as it begins its last public relations blitz for ObamaCare.  —  President Obama's celebrity supporters are not in the forefront as they were during the star-studded campaign-style videos that hogged the airwaves in 2008.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
House GOP tax plan would cut top rates but also hit high earners with a surtax  —  The long-awaited simplification of the tax code being drafted by House Republicans would slash the top income tax rate to 25 percent from 39.6 percent and impose a surtax on some of the nation's wealthiest households.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Netflix mocks Amazon Prime Air with hilarious ‘Drone 2 Home’ video  —  BY RICHARD LAWLER @RJCC FEB 25TH 2014 6:56AM  —  Netflix's not-Qwikster DVD-by-mail business doesn't get the same amount of attention as the company's streaming arm, but as this video (embedded after the break) shows, it still has some imagination.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
@GSElevator Tattletale Exposed (He Was Not in the Goldman Elevator)  —  A three-year parlor game has been taking place on Wall Street to identify the Goldman Sachs employee behind a Twitter account that purports to reveal the uncensored comments overheard in the firm's elevators.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Nugent Takes Credit For Getting Piers Morgan's ‘Ass Thrown Out’ At CNN  —  Thank Ted Nugent for the gift of Piers Morgan's primetime show coming to an end.  —  The gun rights activist took credit for CNN's decision to eventually pull the plug on “Piers Morgan Live” in a Monday interview with host Erin Burnett.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Department of Veterans Affairs employees destroyed veterans' medical records to cancel backlogged exam requests [AUDIO]  —  Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) destroyed veterans' medical files in a systematic attempt to eliminate backlogged veteran medical exam requests, a former VA employee told The Daily Caller.
Discussion: Fox News Insider
 
 
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Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Venezuela's violence. The ‘farce’ of Cuba. And Marco Rubio's best speech
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Josh Barro to join The New York Times
Molly Redden / Mother Jones:
GOP Lawmaker: We Need to Ban Sex-Based Abortions Because of Asian Immigrants
Susan Crabtree / Washington Examiner:
Exclusive: HHS official found White House ‘disarray’ months before health law rollout
Discussion: Post Politics
Joe McLean / The Daily Beast:
Stand Your Ground With Your Smartphone
Discussion: Yahoo! News
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Nutrition labels set for major overhaul
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin: Supreme Court Afraid of The Daily Show
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Artwork of George W. Bush to go on display this spring at George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Los Angeles Times:
Proposed Pentagon budget cuts would shrink Army, retire aircraft
Discussion: Power Line
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
THE FEAST OF FAT THINGS
Discussion: The Impolitic
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Ralph Nader: Obama the ‘executioner’
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker Caught Breaking Campaign Rules While Running For College President In 1988
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Virginia Republican Says A Pregnant Woman Is Just A ‘Host,’ Though ‘Some Refer To Them As Mothers’
 

 
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