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6:10 PM ET, February 28, 2014

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Jay Newton-Small / TIME:
Senator John McCain: “We Are All Ukrainians”  —  In an interview with TIME, the Arizona Senator said Obama is “naïve” about Putin's ambitions “to restore the Russian empire”  —  In response to reports of a Russian takeover in parts of Crimea, Arizona Senator John McCain said on Friday …
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William J Clinton Presidential Library:
Formerly Withheld Documents  —  Please find below documents that were previously withheld under the Presidential Records Act for restrictions P2 (appointment to federal office) and/or P5 (confidential advice between the President and/or his advisors and between those advisors).
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Hillary Clinton / CNN:
What we found in the Clinton documents  —  CNN is combing through 3,546 pages of documents released Friday by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.  —  They open a window into inner Clinton White House operations, and cover topics including the office of former first lady Hillary Clinton …
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Paralyzed GOP Lawmaker On Medicaid Opposes Medicaid Expansion  —  More than a decade ago, Arkansas Rep. Josh Miller (R) was in a catastrophic car accident that broke his neck and left him paralyzed.  Medicare and Medicaid paid the $1 million bill for his hospitalization and rehabilitation.
Discussion: Firedoglake, Balloon Juice and The Week
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Max Brantley / ArkansasTimes:
Rep. Josh Miller, recipient of significant government assistance, opposes Medicaid expansion in Arkansas  —  The enlistment of roughly half the Republican legislative delegation in implementation of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion is remarkable.  Republicans tend to fall by faith in opposition …
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
The Infinite Circle of Black Responsibility  —  In 2006, after being a United States senator for one year, Barack Obama made an appearance on Meet the Press.  After talking about the Iraq War for a while, Tim Russert asked Obama this: “I want to talk a little bit about the language people …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Colorlines
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Greg Hampikian / New York Times:
When May I Shoot a Student?  —  BOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature:  —  In light of the bill permitting guns on our state's college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state House of Representatives in the coming days …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Professor Asks Idaho Lawmakers For The Green Light To Shoot A Student
Discussion: Idaho Statesman and The Raw Story
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: America and the Aggressive Left  —  Half the country feels—and is—beset by government.  That's not progress.  —  The constant mischief of the progressive left is hurting the nation's morale.  There are few areas of national life left in which they are not busy, and few in which they're not making it worse.
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Hidden camera footage surfaces of Supreme Court debate  —  Hidden camera footage of what appeared to be Supreme Court proceedings from earlier this week surfaced on Thursday, offering one the of the first public recordings of the High Court's proceedings.  —  A video posted on YouTube …
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
NPR whitewashes past of anti-gay Holocaust-revisionist hate group leader  —  National Public Radio's Michel Martin did a segment on  —  That's it.  —  No mention of the fact that Lively was labeled a Holocaust revisionist by HateWatch for his “thoroughly-discredited” 1995 tome …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
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Religion:
Uganda Punishing Gays: ‘Sodomy Is Not A Human Right’ Says Evangelical Leader
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Right Wing Watch
WorldViews:
Syrian extremists amputated a man's hand and live-tweeted it  —  The extremist Syrian group deemed too radical even for al-Qaeda performed what may have been a Twitter first Friday: live-tweeting the amputation of a hand.  —  The amputation took place in the remote rural town of Maskaneh …
Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
Day After Governor's Veto, Arizona Takes Up Abortion Clinics  —  PHOENIX — A day after being reprimanded by Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, for failing to heed her call for action on the budget and the state's child welfare agency, Arizona's Republican-led House of Representatives promptly took …
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Arizona Bill Allowing Refusal of Service to Gays Stirred Alarm in the G.O.P.
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
After veto in Arizona, conservatives vow to fight for religious liberties
Glenn Kessler / The Fact Checker:
The missing context in yet another AFP ad featuring yet another Obamacare victim  —  “I was diagnosed with lupus when I was 27.  Lupus is an autoimmune disorder.  It's dramatically affected my life.  I voted for Barack Obama for president.  I thought that Obamacare was going to be a good thing.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
Meghan Keneally / Daily Mail:
‘I was given every s*** job in the world by Obama’: Biden makes astonishing revelations about his relationship with the President as it's claimed he was ‘frozen out’ by White House over gay gaffe  — Vice President Joe Biden reveals he willingly took the President's more ‘bothersome’ tasks …
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Dumb, Uneducated, And Eager To Deceive: Media Coverage Of Religious Liberty In A Nutshell  —  In the aftermath of the abominable media coverage of Arizona's religious liberty bill, an editor shared his hypothesis that journalists care about freedom of speech and of the press because they practice them.
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Kerry Kennedy Is Found Not Guilty of Driving While Impaired  —  WHITE PLAINS — After nearly 20 months of buildup, the misdemeanor trial of Kerry Kennedy ended on Friday in a breakneck blur, as jurors took one hour to find her not guilty of driving under the influence of a drug.
Discussion: Post Politics and TalkLeft
Josh Kraushaar / NationalJournal.com:
Democrats Land Top-Tier Senate Recruit In Mississippi  —  Former Rep. Travis Childers will be announcing campaign, hoping to exploit GOP divisions in the state.  —  Former Rep. Travis Childers will be announcing he's running for the Senate seat in Mississippi, according to two sources familiar …
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Cruz: ‘I Am Absolutely Convinced We Are Going To Repeal Every Single Word Of Obamacare’  —  WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz is still holding out hope that President Barack Obama's health care law will be repealed.  —  The Republican senator from Texas …
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Mt. Gox Files for Bankruptcy  —  TOKYO — Mt. Gox, the troubled exchange for the virtual currency Bitcoin, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday and said that it might have lost all of its customers' coins in a hacking attack.  —  The Tokyo-based exchange, which warned earlier this month …
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CNN's Don Lemon: “You Weigh How Much You Should Criticize The President Because He's Black”
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Agence France Presse:
Russia ready to help Ukraine's economy: Kerry
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Cuccinelli, 3 others start Virginia Self Defense Law firm, defending gun rights
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Report: Checks stop 2.1M gun buys
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
U.S. Economy's Growth Was Slower in Fourth Quarter
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Hot Air
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Four of five FCC study authors gave to Obama
Politico:
Wall Street threatens GOP on bank tax
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Wesley Lowery / The Fix:
The fight for Mitt Romney's donors is on
Benjy Sarlin / msnbc.com:
Rubio gets second look from GOP after Venezuela speech
Discussion: Balloon Juice and CNN
Business Insider:
Larry Summers Nails The Radical Economic Implications of The Facebook-WhatsApp Mega-Deal
Discussion: Hullabaloo
CNN:
911 audio released from Fort Lee traffic jam
Discussion: ABC News and Mediaite
Kareem Raheem / Reuters:
Baghdad motorbike blast, other attacks kill 52 in Iraq
Discussion: National Review
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Strassel: All the President's IRS Agents
 

 
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