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9:35 PM ET, March 13, 2014

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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 …
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Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Vox's Unbelievably Terrible New Hire  —  On Wednesday, Ezra Klein's new media venture, Vox, announced that it had hired Brandon Ambrosino as a writing fellow, presumably to cover the LGBTQ beat.  Vox likely thought that by hiring Ambrosino, the outlet would be introducing a brash, unconventional new voice to a broader audience.
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.)
Ana Marie Cox / Guardian:
Paul Ryan's ‘inner city’ comment might mean he's racist, but he sure is classist  —  Does he think black people are lazy?  He definitely thinks poor people are.  And laws reinforce lawmakers with logic like that.  —  “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular …
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Jamelle Bouie / The Daily Beast:
What Paul Ryan Gets Wrong About ‘Inner-City’ Poverty
Discussion: National Review and ThinkProgress
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Morning Plum: Why Dems are tying Republicans to the Koch brothers  —  The Dem strategy of tying Republican Senate candidates to the Koch brothers continues to be portrayed simplistically, as little more than an effort to tar Republicans with the image of distant and menacing plutocrats.
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Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Mary Landrieu's Koch Problem  —  A Democratic Super PAC is attacking a Republican Senate candidate for his supposed ties to libertarian philanthropists Charles and David Koch even though their company's political arm has donated tens of thousands to the Democrat in the race.
Discussion: OpenSecrets.org and The PJ Tatler
Alicia Mundy / Wall Street Journal:
Sen. Landrieu Steps Up Pressure on Kerry to Clear Keystone XL Pipeline
Discussion: Hot Air
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Pelosi: Alleged CIA spying on Senate committee ‘appalling’  —  Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called recent allegations of CIA spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee “pretty appalling” and said the agency's response to the controversy has been “befuddling” so far.
Discussion: Politico
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Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Boehner invites Pope to address Congress
Discussion: Politico and Wall Street Journal
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
White House withholds thousands of documents from Senate CIA probe, despite vows of help
Ken Dilanian / Los Angeles Times:
CIA lawyer Robert Eatinger is no stranger to controversy
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.
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 …
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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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Jobless deal came down to wire  —  Senators struck a bipartisan deal on Thursday to revive expired long-term jobless benefits following months of dramatic stops-and-starts on the issue.  —  After an afternoon of frantic negotiations, five senators from each party announced a deal …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Plots New Round Of Hostage-Taking To Stop Obamacare
Discussion: Hullabaloo
KXAN-TV:
Austin woman, man from the Netherlands killed in downtown crash  —  AUSTIN (KXAN) - Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, the driver in a deadly downtown wreck who police suspected of driving drunk, will be charged with two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle …
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Jeane MacIntosh / New York Post:
Former NJ gov's son found dead in Mexico of apparent suicide  —  The son of former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine killed himself in a Mexico City hotel, sources told The Post on Thursday.  —  Jeffrey Corzine, 31, was the youngest of Corzine's three children with ex-wife and childhood sweetheart Joanne Corzine.
Discussion: Liberaland and Business Insider
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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Jeff Goodell / Rolling Stone:
Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview  —  The richest man in the world explains how to save the planet  —  At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now exceeds $76 billion, but he may also be the most optimistic.  In his view, the world …
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Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
A Post-Mortem on the Fla. Special Election
Discussion: VodkaPundit and The Hill
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Ron Paul: Putin Has ‘Law on His Side’ with Crimean Invasion  —  Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared on the Fox Business Network's The Independents on Wednesday night where he was asked for his thoughts about the worsening situation in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Hit & Run
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 …
Susan Crabtree / Washington Examiner:
John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine  —  JOHN KERRY RUSSIA PENNAVE FOREIGN POLICY EUROPE UKRAINE EU CRIMEA  —  Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed …
Discussion: Guardian and watersblogged!
Salvador Rizzo / New Jersey Online:
Hecklers ejected after disrupting Christie town hall in Mount Laurel  —  MOUNT LAUREL — Angry protesters turned up at Gov. Chris Christie's town hall today, shouting criticisms about the governor's handling of the George Washington Bridge scandal and Hurricane Sandy relief funding.
 
 
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Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
GOP FORMER SEN. BROWN SEEKS STAFF FOR NH RUN
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Andrew Johnson / National Review:
Chris Matthews: ‘The Senate Goes’
Discussion: NewsBusters and Hot Air
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Obama endangers Dems
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Missouri Man Who Accidentally Shot Himself Sues Police For Taking His Guns
Discussion: Kearney Courier
Patrick Marley / JSOnline:
In narrow vote, Senate backs ending early voting on weekends
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Abrahm Lustgarten / The Daily Beast:
How Chesapeake Energy, the Kings of Fracking, Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches
Tim Stanley / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Piers Morgan's guest explains to him why he lost his CNN show: because he was rude
Discussion: Samizdata
Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
Sharks Are Circling Around Hillary