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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 …
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 …
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.
Suzanne Goldenberg / Guardian:
Democrats to stage climate ‘talkathon’  —  More than two dozen Democratic senators will take to the floor to show their commitment to tackling climate change  —  More than two dozen Democratic senators will take to the Senate floor on Monday for an all-night session of speeches on climate change.
Discussion: The Reaction
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Senate Democrats' donor-friendly global warming show
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.
Associated Press:
West Virginia House Passes Abortion Bill  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception has passed the West Virginia House and will be sent to the governor to sign into law.  —  On Saturday, the House passed the bill 85-15 with two delegates not voting.
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Ben Fields / Herald-Dispatch.com:   Ban on abortion after 20 weeks passes Senate
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
George Zimmerman Signs Autographs At A Florida Gun Show  —  George Zimmerman signs autographs.  —  CREDIT: Wesh.com  —  George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, was the featured guest at a central Florida gun show this weekend, where he autographed photographs for customers.
Discussion: Mediaite and FOX 35 News Orlando
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Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
George Zimmerman appearance at Florida gun show draws blanks
Discussion: Gawker
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.
Erica Goode / New York Times:
Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up  —  In a little-noticed outcome of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, jails and prisons around the country are beginning to sign up inmates for health insurance under the law, taking advantage of the expansion of Medicaid …
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Ruling Clears Way for Skakel Libel Suit  —  A federal judge ruled that Michael C. Skakel's libel claim could proceed against the television personality Nancy Grace and her associates over comments made on her current affairs show that falsely suggested DNA evidence tied him to Martha Moxley's 1975 murder.
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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Greeley Barber Shop Refusing Customers That Smell Like Pot
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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
Discussion: Right Turn and Althouse
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Here's A Photo Of Darrell Issa Awkwardly Dancing
New York Times:
Staking $1 Billion That Herbalife Will Fail, Then Lobbying to Bring It Down
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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
Siva Govindasamy / Reuters:
Exclusive: Malaysia plane probe narrows on mid-air disintegration - source
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John Tierney / The Atlantic Online:
The True Detective Finale: That's It?
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Camp to Obama: Let's talk
Bloomberg:
Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge, BIS Says
Discussion: Washington's Blog and Vox Popoli
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 …
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