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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Morning Plum: Why Dems are tying Republicans to the Koch brothers
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:   GOP Plots New Round Of Hostage-Taking To Stop Obamacare
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Longer mandate delay for some who saw health plans canceled
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Midterms an Obamacare referendum? Not so fast.
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Health Mandate Won't Be Delayed, Sebelius Says
Lauren Victoria Burke / Crew of 42:
Paul Ryan: Inner City Comments Had “Nothing to Do Whatsoever With Race”  —  ** EXCLUSIVE ** Ryan: Poverty Discussion Had Nothing to do with Race.  After comments Wednesday morning on Bill Bennett's radio show Morning in America, Rep. Paul Ryan explained Wednesday afternoon that his discussion with Bennett had “nothing” to do with race.
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ThinkProgress:
Ryan Defends Comments On Lazy ‘Inner City’ Men  —  Rep. Paul Ryan's claim that young “inner city” men are “not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work” because they rely on government assistance has sparked outrage from a growing number of Democratic lawmakers …
Jamelle Bouie / The Daily Beast:
What Paul Ryan Gets Wrong About ‘Inner-City’ Poverty
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
Hipster Homophobia: Ezra Klein's Vox hires Falwell-loving gay-bashing “gay”  —  Ezra Klein's new Web media venture, Vox.com, has just hired a controversial gay-bashing “gay” named Brandon Ambrosino to write for the new online publication.  (Vox on Facebook, Vox on Twitter.)
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Gabriel Arana / American Prospect:
Ezra Klein's Queer New Hire  —  Brandon Ambrosino (Photo Courtesy of Media Matters)  —  On Tuesday, former Washington Post pundit (and Prospect alum) Ezra Klein sent a shock wave through the gay community by announcing he had hired gay anti-gay apologist Brandon Ambrosino to join him at Vox Media …
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Vox's Unbelievably Terrible New Hire
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 …
Benjamin Goad / The Hill:
Business groups stunned as Obama gives millions overtime  —  Business groups and congressional Republicans are blasting regulations President Obama will announce Thursday that could extend overtime pay to as many as 10 million workers who are now ineligible for it.
Austin American-Statesman:
2 dead after car crashes into SXSW crowd  —  According to Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, an APD officer who is part of a DWI task force attempted to stop a driver of a gray Toyota sedan at a Shell gas station on the Interstate 35 frontage road.
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Washington Post:
Public feud between CIA, Senate panel follows years of tension over interrogation report
CRFB.org:
Administration Does About-Face on Fate of ACA Cost-Sharing Subsidies  —  The administration's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its report to Congress on Monday detailing the sequester's impact on mandatory spending programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, and it shows a notable …
Discussion: Wonkblog
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New York Times:
Russia Massing Military Forces Near Border With Ukraine  —  MOSCOW — Russia's Defense Ministry announced new military operations in several regions near the Ukrainian border on Thursday, even as Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany warned the Kremlin to abandon the politics of the 19th …
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 …
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Andrew Johnson / National Review:
Chris Matthews: ‘The Senate Goes’  —  Chris Matthews is already bracing for a disappointing November for Democrats, and he sees little that can be done to change that outcome.  —  “It's going to be very hard to hold the Senate — I think the Senate goes,” he said on Morning Joe on Thursday.
Discussion: NewsBusters and Hot Air
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 …
New York Times:
Rescue Effort in East Harlem Yields Only More Victims  —  Firefighters worked through a bitterly cold night searching for survivors in the wreckage of two buildings in East Harlem that were leveled in a powerful explosion, but as dawn broke on Thursday, the rescuers had found only more victims.
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
 
 
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Obama endangers Dems
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McDonald's Workers in Three States File Suits Claiming Underpayment
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How Chesapeake Energy, the Kings of Fracking, Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches
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