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6:05 PM ET, March 10, 2014

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS News  —  CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has reached an agreement to resign from CBS News ahead of contract, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO on Monday.
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 …
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.
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Erica Goode / New York Times:
Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up
Discussion: NewsBusters, Mediaite and Fox News
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Morning Plum: As GOP certainty about Obamacare's collapse deepens, number of uninsured falls again
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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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 …
Jethro Mullen / CNN:
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What we know and don't know  —  (CNN) — Three days ago, a Malaysian passenger jet with more than 200 people on board vanished in the skies over Southeast Asia.  —  On Monday, investigators appeared to be no closer to explaining how a large plane could seemingly disappear into thin air.
Discussion: Althouse and National Review
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Siva Govindasamy / Reuters:
Exclusive: Malaysia plane probe narrows on mid-air disintegration - source
Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
Poll shows Paul Broun with double-digit lead in GOP Senate race  —  A poll released Monday conducted by left-leaning Public Policy Polling is showing some separation in the wide-open GOP contest to replace U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.  —  The poll, commissioned by the lefty guerrilla group Better Georgia …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Republican Congressman Says The Government Didn't Shut Down During The Government Shutdown  —  South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford says the government shutdown wasn't really a shutdown.  —  South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford claimed in an interview that was posted on YouTube Sunday that the …
Discussion: Liberaland
Thomas Frank / Salon:
We are all right-wingers now: How Fox News, ineffective liberals, corporate Dems and GOP money captured everything  —  I used to talk to the political scientist Adolph Reed, Jr. a lot back in the '90s when we both lived in Chicago and wrote for the same magazines.
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Kevin Loker / Pew Research Center:
61% of young Republicans favor same-sex marriage  —  There is a little nuance here, right?  Judging by the chart, the question asked whether they favor gays and lesbians to marry *legally*.  That part doesn't really filter into the write-up:  —  A more accurate version of the second graph would read …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Gawker's John Cook to First Look  —  Pierre Omidyar's ‘First Look Media’ has hired Gawker editor John Cook to serve as editor-in-chief of “The Intercept,” its digital magazine, a source familiar with the move said Monday.  —  “The Intercept,” which launched last month …
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.
Discussion: RH Reality Check
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Colleen Crinion / Talking Points Memo:
Today We Honor Abortion Providers
Discussion: LifeNews.com and The Daily Caller
Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
'True Detective's' predictable, simplistic finale  —  Editor's note: Alyssa Rosenberg is PostOpinions's new culture blogger.  Her own blog will be launching in the coming days.  This post discusses the season finale of “True Detective” in extensive detail.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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John Tierney / The Atlantic Online:
The True Detective Finale: That's It?
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Booman Tribune
Susan Davis / USA Today:
Democrats plan all-night ‘talkathon’ on climate change  —  WASHINGTON—Just don't call it a filibuster.  —  A majority of Senate Democrats on Monday will launch an overnight “talkathon” until approximately 9:00 a.m. Tuesday to draw attention to climate change.
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Suzanne Goldenberg / Guardian:
Democrats to stage climate ‘talkathon’
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Reaction
Jim Sleeper / Washington Monthly:
Leon Wieseltier's Moral Posturing on Crimea Suggests He Learned Nothing From his Moral Posturing on Iraq  —  “There is the question of how to respond practically to Putin's aggression and there is the question of how to respond intellectually,” writes Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Right Turn
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast Cuts Sony Deal to Sell ‘House of Cards,’ Early-Release Movies  —  Comcast customers can now buy access to “House of Cards” season 1 through their cable set-top box and watch it across multiple devices — no Netflix subscription required.  —  The cable giant struck a pact …
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
The Next President Is Getting Some New Wheels  —  The model year 2017 presidential limo will replace the one unveiled at Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural  —  The leader of the free world is getting some new wheels.  —  The Secret Service is proceeding with development of a new presidential limousine …
Ted Mann / Wall Street Journal:
Federal Prosecutors Seek Records on Port Authority Chairman  —  David Samson's Private Business Interests Have Come Under Scrutiny  —  Manhattan federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey related to the business interests of its chairman …
 
 
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Susan Crabtree / Washington Examiner:
Exclusive: Enroll America told reporter ‘no truth’ to Kathleen Sebelius fundraising claims
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David Remnick / New Yorker:
PUTIN'S PIQUE  —  In 1990, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn emerged …
Discussion: The Dish
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP's New Kamikaze Plan: Punish Doctors If Obamacare Isn't Chopped
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Joshua Green / Businessweek:
Even After Bridgegate Scandal, Chris Christie Is in Better Shape Than You Think
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