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Reuters:
Exclusive: Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane deliberately flown way off course - sources  —  (Reuters) - Military radar data suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, heightening suspicions of foul play among investigators …
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Ethan Skolnick / Bleacher Report:
LeBron James to Promote Affordable Care Act at President Obama's Request  —  MIAMI — President Barack Obama has called upon LeBron James to come through in the clutch.  —  The president's signature initiative, the Affordable Care Act, is facing a critical deadline, as open enrollment …
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: O-Care won't hurt Dems
Discussion: Politico, Fox News, RedState and CNN
Sierra Marquina / Ryan Seacrest:
President Barack Obama Talks Affordable Care Act, Zach Galifianakis, and Shopping at Gap
Mike Spies / Vocativ:
Five Minutes With Rand Paul http://voc.tv/1cD7eTX  —  Five Minutes With Rand Paul http://voc.tv/1cD7eTX  —  Post It  —  “Festooned” (Reuters/Gary Cameron)  —  There was a consensus among young people at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference that the GOP needs to get out of social issues.
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Mitch McConnell's Modest Contract with America
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ed O'Keefe / Post Politics:
McCain: 'Don't call yourself Reagan Republicans' if you oppose Senate Ukraine aid deal
CNN:
CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.  —  Washington (CNN) - As the crisis in the Ukraine continues, a new national poll indicates that for the first time in more than a decade, more than half of Americans see Russia as a serious threat to the U.S.  —  A CNN/ORC International survey …
Discussion: Post Politics and Politico
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
In U.S., Most Do Not See Global Warming as Serious Threat
MassEquality:
Boston Beer Company, Sam Adams Cancel Participation in the St. Patrick's Day Parade  —  For questions regarding this statement, please contact:  —  Boston Beer Company  —  Statement from the Boston Beer Company:  —  “We have been participating in the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade …
ABC News:
Utah Officials Call on Feds to Investigate Senators Reid, Lee … Two local prosecutors in Utah say a corruption investigation looking at state politicians and online gambling interests has yielded evidence that could implicate Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and Hot Air
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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.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots  —  See Also  —  Salesforce Just Disclosed A Really Odd Thing: It Doesn't Really Know Where Its Revenue Comes From  —  Big changes are coming to the labor market that people and governments aren't prepared for, Bill Gates believes.
Discussion: BGR and CBS DC
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.
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Politico:
Obama calls for review of deportations
Discussion: Associated Press and ThinkProgress
Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
While the West Watches Crimea, Putin Cleans House in Moscow  —  While the world awaits Sunday's referendum in Crimea and nervously watches the Russian troops massing on Ukraine's eastern border, the world is missing that, in Moscow, Vladimir Putin is busily cleaning house.
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Catholic Leader: I Wasn't Saying That I ‘Literally’ Wanted Liberal Professors Shot  —  The leader of the Catholic organization who said earlier this week that liberal academics should be “taken out and shot” is willing to admit that he messed up.  —  In a statement provided to TPM …
Josh Barro / New York Times:
People Think We're in a Recession.  Don't Blame Them.  —  The United States economy emerged from recession in June 2009 and has been growing for nearly five years.  Yet this week, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of American adults found that 57 percent still think the economy is in recession.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Obama Confidante's ‘Screaming Siren’: Dems Could Face Another 2010  —  Democrats face strong headwinds in the 2014 mid-term elections and could suffer a similar fate as their crushing defeat in 2010 if their voters don't turn out, according to a longtime confidant of President Barack Obama.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Sarah Palin plans ‘Rogue TV’  —  Fox News contributor and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be launching her own digital video channel, tentatively called “Rogue TV,” a source familiar with the project told Capital.  —  The channel will be available through Tapp …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Fear of Wages  —  Four years ago, some of us watched with a mixture of incredulity and horror as elite discussion of economic policy went completely off the rails.  Over the course of just a few months, influential people all over the Western world convinced themselves and each …
 
 
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
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Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project:
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Number of U.S. millionaires hits new high
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