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2:00 PM ET, March 7, 2014

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Pew Research Center's Social & …:
Millennials in Adulthood  —  Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends  —  Overview  —  The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood.  Now ranging in age from 18 to 331, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Study: ObamaCare not reaching uninsured  —  ObamaCare isn't achieving its primary goal of extending coverage to the uninsured, according to a new study.  —  The survey released Thursday by the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm found that only 27 percent of people who have selected a plan …
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rick Perry brings CPAC crowd to its feet  —  NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivered one of the best-received speeches so far at the Conservative Political Action Conference, bringing the audience to its feet and eliciting loud cheers Friday morning as he outlined …
Discussion: CNN, Washington Monthly and Mediaite
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Mike Huckabee / CNN:
Perry: ‘Time for a little rebellion’
Discussion: Eschaton and Politico
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The wages of weakness  —  Vladimir Putin is a lucky man.  And he's got three more years of luck to come.  —  He takes Crimea, and President Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever.  Indeed, it's a sign of weakness.  —  Really?  Crimea belonged to Moscow for 200 years.
Discussion: Post Politics and The Monkey Cage
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Yahoo! News:
Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates
Walter Russell Mead:
Russia Blows Past Obama's “Off Ramp”
Juan Williams / Fox News:
Rutgers rage against Rice — why do liberals have so much hate for black conservatives?  —  Have you heard the news?  —  Condoleezza Rice lacks “moral authority.”  She fails to meet the standards of “exemplary citizenship” and she does not have what it takes to “inspire” graduating college seniors.
Discussion: Hot Air
UTSanDiego.com:
Issa apologizes, skirts censure  —  Vista rep says he has personally apologized for cutting off Rep. Elijah Cummings during hearing  —  A chastened Rep. Darrell Issa says he has apologized to a fellow senior lawmaker for abruptly cutting off his microphone during a hearing Wednesday …
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Mary Grace Lucas / CNN:
Issa tries to ‘clear the air’ with Rep. Cummings
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and Daily Kos
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Obama drives ahead with domestic agenda - and vacation - amid Ukraine crisis  —  Miami (CNN) - The standoff between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin isn't preventing the U.S. leader from pressing forward with the ambitious domestic agenda he laid out in January's State of the Union address.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
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Zachary Goldfarb / Wonkblog:
The inside story of how the White House learned to love the minimum wage
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Ukraine Throws Wrench Into Obama Vacation Plan
Discussion: Politico and Red Alert Politics
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Democrats filibuster an Obama nominee.  —  Yesterday marked a first for President Obama, as one of his nominees was deprived of Senate confirmation by a Democratic filibuster.  The 47-52 procedural vote that blocked the nomination of Debo Adegbile as assistant attorney general for civil rights …
Discussion: GOP.com and National Review
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Adam Serwer / msnbc.com:
The Republican war on civil rights laws
Rebecca Schoenkopf / Wonkette:
SOMEBODY IS STEALING CHILDREN TO PUT IN PAUL RYAN SPEECHES!  —  Just minutes ago, we learned about wise children leading us to an understanding that ... liberals do not love their children, and love comes in brown paper bags we guess?  Like 40s of Colt?  Paul Ryan used the story of a sad boy …
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Mike Allen / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook, presented by Chevron — DEMS TO DEPLOY DOZENS OF TRACKERS ON STRIP if GOP picks Vegas for convention — PFEIFFER: ‘The press fires now burn hotter and faster than they did before’  —  EXCLUSIVE: Las Vegas is one of the RNC's finalists for the 2016 convention …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Hammock Fallacy  —  Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue.  So when you see something like the current scramble by Republicans to declare their deep concern for America's poor, it's a good sign, indicating a positive change in social norms.  Goodbye, sneering at the 47 percent; hello, fake compassion.
Discussion: Guardian and Daily Kos
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
FBI probing alleged removal of documents from CIA by Senate staffers  —  WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating the alleged unauthorized removal of classified documents from a secret CIA facility by Senate Intelligence Committee staff who prepared a study of the agency's use …
Discussion: emptywheel and The Raw Story
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Massimo Calabresi / TIME:
Justice Considers Probe of Senate Staffers in Dispute Over Torture Report
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Dish
Igor Bobic / Talking Points Memo:
McCain: Obama Is ‘Near Delusional In Thinking The Cold War Was Over’  —  What détente?  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) ratcheted up his rhetoric against President Barack Obama on Friday, accusing his administration of being “near delusional” in their assessment of Russian President Vladimir Putin …
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Larry King's Russian TV Dilemma: “It Would Be Bad if They Tried to Edit Out Things.  I Wouldn't Put Up With It.”  —  Larry King is under pressure to withdraw his show from broadcast on RT America.  He tells The Daily Beast exclusively that as long as criticism of Putin is aired unedited in his shows he has “no problem.”
Paul Glastris / Washington Monthly:
America's “First Blogger” Charlie Peters Hands Over the Reins of his Tilting at Windmills Column  —  If you have been perusing the new issue of the Washington Monthly—and if you haven't you should because it's full of great reads, like this and this and this and this and this—you may have noticed an important change.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Greg's Opinion
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
The Really Big Money?  Not the Kochs  —  Harry Reid surely must have meant the unions when he complained about buying elections.  —  Harry Reid is under a lot of job-retention stress these days, so Americans might forgive him the occasional word fumble.  When he recently took to the Senate floor …
New York Times:
Keeping Your Insurance Policy  —  The Obama administration announced a new policy on Wednesday that will allow many people to renew their existing insurance policies for two more years even though the policies don't provide the comprehensive coverage and consumer protections required by the Affordable Care Act.
 
 
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Gay rights activists oppose Va. Democrats' party leadership pick
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Electronic Cigarettes and Conventional Cigarette Use Among US Adolescents
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Missing: GOP Contender in N.H. Senate Race
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The Ideologue vs. the Children
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Left as a warning to others, suspected ‘U.S. spy’ …
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