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10:35 AM ET, March 13, 2014

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Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Health Law Tied to G.O.P. Victory in Florida Race  —  CLEARWATER, Fla. — For Democrats hoping to claim a prized House seat in a swing district, Alex Sink seemed a shining candidate: a moderate, business-minded banker and former candidate for governor with ample experience in running a big race and raising money for it.
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Karl Rove: GOP, Beware of Tuesday's Victory  —  David Jolly's Florida win shows that opposition to ObamaCare alone won't be enough in November.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Midterms an Obamacare referendum?  Not so fast.  —  At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, the man in charge of House Republicans' 2014 campaign, told a roomful of reporters at the National Press Club that they shouldn't read much into that day's special election in Florida to fill …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Plots New Round Of Hostage-Taking To Stop Obamacare  —  House Republicans expect to vote this Friday on legislation that would risk steep, destabilizing Medicare cuts at the end of the month unless Democrats agree to a five-year delay of Obamacare's individual mandate.
Brian Beutler / Salon:
GOP peddles snake oil about Florida election: Lessons from last night's race
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David Weigel / Slate:
Florida-13: Three Things Everyone's Getting Wrong About the Republican Win
Andy Pasztor / Wall Street Journal:
Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours  —  Engine Data Suggest Malaysia Flight Was Airborne Long After Radar Disappearance, U.S. Investigators Say  —  U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location …
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Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  March 13, 2014 - Clinton Up As Obama, Christie Crash In Iowa, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Democrat Braley Leads In U.S. Senate Race  —  In an early look at the 2016 presidential race in Iowa, Secretary Clinton leads Gov. Christie 48 - 35 percent, reversing a 45 …
Tim Stanley / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Piers Morgan's guest explains to him why he lost his CNN show: because he was rude  —  There's been a lot of debate about why Piers Morgan lost his CNN talk show.  A couple of days ago the comedian Chelsea Handler gave him a definitive explanation.  Piers was “interviewing” her …
Discussion: Samizdata
Kyle Kondik / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Senate Update: Domino Effects  —  In what order should we expect upper chamber seats to flip?  —  To demonstrate just how Republican this year's Senate playing field is, consider this: Of the 36 Senate elections this year (33 regularly scheduled and three specials), the Crystal Ball sees 16 …
Noemie Emery / Washington Examiner:
Dreaming of ‘President Ted Cruz’ will turn into a nightmare for the GOP  —  REPUBLICAN PARTY 2016 ELECTIONS TED CRUZ CAMPAIGNS RONALD REAGAN CONSERVATISM  —  As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement.  And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech …
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Ann Coulter / Townhall.com:
Right-Wing Mobs? Say It Isn't So, Conservatives!
Discussion: RedState
Matt Berman / NationalJournal.com:
Bill Clinton Is the Best Friend Democrats Have for 2014
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Despite vows of help, White House withholds thousands of documents from Senate CIA probe  —  WASHINGTON — The White House has been withholding for five years more than 9,000 top-secret documents sought by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the now-defunct CIA detention …
Discussion: The Hill, Reuters, Hot Air and The Raw Story
Abrahm Lustgarten / The Daily Beast:
How Chesapeake Energy, the Kings of Fracking, Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches  —  Thanks to a series of shady deals with former subsidiaries—and massive cuts in royalties to unsuspecting landowners—the controversial shale gas firm is now awash in cash.  —  At the end of 2011 …
Paige Winfield Cunningham / Politico:
Mike Huckabee: Saving unborn like saving elderly  —  If Americans don't protect the unborn, they won't protect people at the end of life either, Mike Huckabee said Wednesday night at a Washington gala sponsored by the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Is Huckabee serious about a 2016 bid?
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hot Air
Mike Allen / Politico:
DEMS' DOWNER DAY: Discouraging loss in swing House seat to flawed R who ran hard against Obamacare — WSJ/NBC: 48% less likely to vote for solid Obama backer — B'DAYS: Jake Tapper, Mitt Romney, Marcy  —  VANITY FAIR's April cover, “GAME ON!  ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Four: The making of the biggest …
Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
Sharks Are Circling Around Hillary  —  Dems are on the defensive again in response to allegations that a Clinton comrade was involved in questionable campaign funding.  Oh yes, it's feeding time, aka ‘silly’ season, again.  —  The political world is on tenterhooks waiting for Hillary Clinton …
Bloomberg:
Americans Stick With Obamacare as Opposition Burns Bright  —  President Barack Obama's health-care law is becoming more entrenched, with 64 percent of Americans now supporting it outright or backing small changes.  —  Even so, the fervor of the opposition shows no sign of abating …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Edward Snowden looms over Pulitzer Prizes  —  Next month, the trustees who oversee America's most distinguished journalistic award could face their toughest decision in at least four decades.  —  The issue before the Pulitzer Prize Board: Does it honor reporting by the Washington Post …
Catherine Curan / New York Post:
Wells Fargo made up on-demand foreclosure papers plan: court filing charges  —  Wells Fargo, the nation's biggest mortgage servicer, appears to have set up detailed internal procedures to fabricate foreclosure papers on demand, according to allegations in papers filed Tuesday in a New York federal court.
Amanda Cochran / CBS News:
Shares  —  The White House is rolling out a new project to overhaul the rules for paying overtime - changes that will affect millions of households.  —  The change won't happen immediately, but on Thursday, President Obama will order the Labor Department to require businesses to pay …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Jim Heath / WBNS-TV:
Ohio's Kasich Says He's ‘Not Interested’ In Run For White House
Discussion: Post Politics and OnPolitics
 
 
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Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
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Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Holder Endorses Proposed Drug Sentencing Changes
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The Switch:
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Joseph Williams / The Atlantic Online:
My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor
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Emily Bell / Guardian:
Journalism startups aren't a revolution if they're filled with all these white men
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