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9:40 AM ET, March 14, 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”
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
John McCain cites Ronald Reagan, slams GOP on Ukraine aid  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ripped fellow Republicans on Thursday for objecting to a package of aid and sanctions to respond to the Ukrainian crisis, calling himself “embarrassed” and telling his GOP colleagues: “Don't call yourself Reagan Republicans.”
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Jobless deal came down to wire
Discussion: National Review and Daily Kos
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: Yahoo! News and Guardian
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New York Times:
Russia Massing Military Forces Near Border With Ukraine
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
In jam over Obamacare, Dems don't know which way to turn  —  OBAMACARE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS WALL STREET JOURNAL  —  When it comes to Obamacare, many Democrats take comfort in polls showing a small majority of voters, or at least a plurality, oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act.
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Alicia Mundy / Wall Street Journal:
Sen. Landrieu Steps Up Pressure on Kerry to Clear Keystone XL Pipeline  —  Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana intensified the pressure on Secretary of State John Kerry, a former Senate colleague, to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  —  During a hearing on the State Department's 2015 budget …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Businessweek:
Missed Alarms and 40 Million Stolen Credit Card Numbers: How Target Blew It  —  The biggest retail hack in U.S. history wasn't particularly inventive, nor did it appear destined for success.  In the days prior to Thanksgiving 2013, someone installed malware in Target's (TGT) …
Daily Mail:
Officials ‘convinced’ two communications systems on missing jet were deliberately shut off 14-minutes apart as it emerges aircraft DID keep ‘pinging’ for hours after vanishing at 35,000 ft  — U.S. official said two separate communication systems were shut down ‘deliberately’ shortly after take-off
Joe Biden / CNN:
Biden jokes presidential run would be bad for his golf game  —  (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden suggested Thursday night that running for President wouldn't leave much time to practice his golf game.  —  At an event in Washington, Taoiseach Enda Kenny offered for Biden to come to Ireland and unload his …
Patricia Murphy / The Daily Beast:
A Carter Could Turn Georgia Blue  —  Dramatic population shifts put Georgia on the path to joining North Carolina and Virginia in the electoral toss-up column.  Jason Carter, Jimmy's grandson, wants to lead the way.  —  As Wendy Davis's campaign for Texas governor flounders …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
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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Jamie Self / The State:
ELECTION 2014: Lindsey Graham challenger calls SC senator “ambiguously gay”  —  COLUMBIA, SC — Four of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's announced challengers in June's Republican primary pledged support for each other Thursday if any of them end up in a runoff with the Seneca incumbent.
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: Business Insider
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 …
Guardian:
Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88  —  Former cabinet minister dies at his home in west London surrounded by family members  —  Tony Benn - the lodestar for the Labour left for decades, orator, campaigner, diarist and grandfather - has died aged 88 after a long illness, his family has announced.
Discussion: The Agonist
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama, Citing a Concern for Families, Orders a Review of Deportations  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that deportations of illegal immigrants should be more humane, and to make that happen, he has ordered a review of his administration's enforcement efforts.
Discussion: The Plum Line and Post Politics
 
 
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Phillip Inman / Guardian:
China's Li Keqiang warns investors to prepare for wave of bankruptcies
Discussion: ParaPundit and Vox Popoli
Sarah Mimms / NationalJournal.com:
Spotted in the Senate: Rep. Phil Gingrey, ‘Just Measuring the Drapes’
Hank Campbell / The Federalist:
Five Things Neil deGrasse Tyson's “Cosmos” Gets Wrong
Discussion: Guardian
Alicia Budich / CBS News:
Democrats convinced Darrell Issa can't hold Lois Lerner in contempt
Discussion: The Reaction and The Agonist
Clive Bates / The counterfactual:
Cease and desist: making false claims about the gateway effect
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Pelosi: Alleged CIA spying on Senate committee ‘appalling’
Discussion: Politico
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
GOP FORMER SEN. BROWN SEEKS STAFF FOR NH RUN
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Ron Paul: Putin Has ‘Law on His Side’ with Crimean Invasion
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Hit & Run
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Boehner invites Pope to address Congress
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Politico
Andrew Johnson / National Review:
Chris Matthews: ‘The Senate Goes’
Discussion: NewsBusters and Hot Air
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Missouri Man Who Accidentally Shot Himself Sues Police For Taking His Guns
Discussion: Kearney Courier
 

 
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Michael Heyward / Whisper:
Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”, says members of editorial team put on leave

Tamara Baluja / J-source:
CBC to lose another 400 jobs by March

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

 
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