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7:05 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 …
Arizona Republic:
SB 1062 opponents are putting Arizona at risk
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Arizona Republic:   Don't wait to veto SB 1062, Gov. Brewer
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
Discussion: American Atheists
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Conservatives Boot American Atheists From Booth At Conference
Discussion: The Raw Story and Joe. My. God.
Dave Muscato / American Atheists:
Atheists March Into Lions' Den at CPAC
Discussion: Post Politics
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
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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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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.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Daily Kos
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
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 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.
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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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
A Republican Lobbyist Is Trying To Get Gay Football Players Banned From The NFL
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Opponents of Pentagon-Budget Cuts Just Played the Entire Media  —  On Monday, large swaths of the news media reported on the Obama Administration's proposed military budget using the same misleading frame.  As the New York Times stated in its headline, “Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level.”
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:
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Hillary Clinton promotes gender equality  —  Hillary Clinton on Tuesday stressed that the battle for gender equality and preventing violence against women needs to be a priority for both women and men.  —  The possible Democratic presidential contender, a champion of women's rights …
Discussion: CNN
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.
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 …
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
When ‘leave us alone’ became ‘bake us a cake!’  —  Would Jesus bake a cake for a gay wedding?  —  It's a weird question, but we do live in interesting times.  And believe it or not, this has become one of the most heated debates of the week.  This week, liberal Christians began arguing …
Discussion: Hot Air and Ed Driscoll
Washington Free Beacon:
Florida Democrat: Without Immigration Reform, Where Will We Get Our Landscapers and Maids?  —  Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping.
 
 
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Tjfang / CBS San Francisco:
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Richard Balmforth / Reuters:
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Discussion: Daily Kos
Dave Helling / Kansas City Star:
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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
House GOP tax plan would cut top rates but also hit high earners with a surtax
Bill / The Hill:
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