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11:50 AM ET, March 10, 2014

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Andrew Solomon / New Yorker:
The father of the Sandy Hook killer searches for answers.  —  In Peter Lanza's new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls “the stuff.”  Since the day in December, 2012, when his son Adam killed his own mother …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
John Kerry's brutal CNN joke  —  Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a knife to the heart of CNN during Saturday night's address at the annual Gridiron Club dinner, the white-tie-and-tails event hosted by Washington's most prestigious press group.  —  During a humorous and well-received speech …
Sen. Rand Paul / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE-RAND PAUL: STOP WARPING REAGAN'S FOREIGN POLICY  —  Every Republican likes to think he or she is the next Ronald Reagan.  Some who say this do so for lack of their own ideas and agenda.  Reagan was a great leader and President.  But too often people make him into something …
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Sen. Rand Paul / TIME:
U.S. Must Take Strong Action Against Putin's Aggression
Discussion: Post Politics and Mediaite
David Weigel / Slate:
At CPAC, a new generation of conservatives wrestles with what it means to be a foreign policy hawk.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
CPAC BONUS SATURDAY — THE PRINCESS IN EXCELSIS … WASHINGTON, D.C. — By now, and by god, it should have settled permanently in the consciousness of the nation what a huge and untoward gamble with the country John McCain and his campaign took in 2008 when they elevated Sarah Palin …
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Xenos / Reading is for Snobs:
Shocking: Sarah Palin's Green Eggs and Ham Parody Was Ripped From Chain E-Mail  —  Today was the last day of CPAC, and the honor of being the final speaker for the convention was given to former half-term half-wit governor, Sarah Palin.  Her speech was characterized by the usual touting of …
ThinkProgress:
Meet America's Most Hated Doctors  —  You received years of specialized training in a field that you're passionate about.  You've decided to work in an area of the country where you feel you can make a difference.  You have a family, and you're primarily concerned about helping other families thrive.
Jenna Levy / Gallup:
U.S. Uninsured Rate Continues to Fall  —  Uninsured rate drops most among lower-income and black Americans  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of Americans without health insurance continues to fall, measuring 15.9% so far in 2014 compared with 17.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Senate Democrats' donor-friendly global warming show  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL SENATE GLOBAL WARMING  —  On Monday night into Tuesday morning, two dozen Senate Democrats — members of the party's newly-formed Climate Action Task Force — plan to hold a all-night, filibuster-like talkathon on the issue of global warming.
Discussion: Fox News
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Susan Davis / USA Today:
Democrats plan all-night ‘talkathon’ on climate change
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Liberty, Equality, Efficiency  —  Most people, if pressed on the subject, would probably agree that extreme income inequality is a bad thing, although a fair number of conservatives believe that the whole subject of income distribution should be banned from public discourse.
Siva Govindasamy / Reuters:
Exclusive: Malaysia plane probe narrows on mid-air disintegration - source  —  (Reuters) - Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner with 239 people on board are narrowing the focus of their inquiries on the possibility that it disintegrated mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday.
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Fox News:
Interpol says no country checked its database before Malaysia flight
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Here's A Photo Of Darrell Issa Awkwardly Dancing  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) took a break from his endless investigations into the Obama administration and checked out SXSW in Austin, Texas this weekend.  —  While there, he showed off his dance moves by trying out a new game from Microsoft.
New York Times:
Staking $1 Billion That Herbalife Will Fail, Then Lobbying to Bring It Down  —  WASHINGTON — At a Midtown Manhattan steakhouse last June, William A. Ackman, the activist hedge fund manager who had bet a billion dollars on the collapse of the nutritional supplement company Herbalife …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Bloomberg View
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Worst Congress ever?  —  Democrats and Republicans alike say the 113th Congress is shaping up to be the worst ever.  —  Veteran lawmakers are used to partisanship and stalemate, but they say Capitol Hill has sunk to a new dysfunctional low.  —  Congress has in some ways already closed for business until after the mid-term election.
 
 
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Michaelle Bond / Philly.com:
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Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Robert Gates on Ukraine crisis, ‘reset’ with Russia; Sen. Rand Paul lays out vision for America at CPAC
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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Associated Press:
No militia means more intrusive law enforcement: Column
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CNN:
CNN Poll: 59% approve of sanctions against Russia
John Tierney / The Atlantic Online:
The True Detective Finale: That's It?
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Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Ruling Clears Way for Skakel Libel Suit
Discussion: The Raw Story and Mediaite
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Camp to Obama: Let's talk
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Bloomberg:
Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge, BIS Says
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Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
George Zimmerman appearance at Florida gun show draws blanks
Discussion: Gawker
Maya Yarowsky / JerusalemOnline.com:
American State Dept. Spokesman: “Palestinians need not recognize the Jewish state”
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Meet ‘Oblasio’: De Blasio's turning into Obama's twin
Discussion: Politicker and Power Line
Pagan Kennedy / New York Times:
The Fat Drug  —  IF you walk into a farm-supply store today …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Balloon Juice
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Four Factions, No Favorite
Discussion: Politico
 

 
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