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8:40 AM ET, March 15, 2014

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New York Times:
As Clues to Jet's Flight Emerge, Hunt Shifts Into Vast Ocean
Discussion: LewRockwell, Guardian and JustOneMinute
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judge Issues Temporary Order That Tennessee Recognize Several Same-Sex Couples' Marriages  —  Judge issues preliminary injunction in case over state's recognition of same-sex couples' marriages performed out of state.  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Tennessee Friday ordered state officials …
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: Mediaite and Washington Monthly
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
Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
You Don't Need a Weatherman  —  What the seasonal and cyclical forces in American politics suggest about the coming elections.  —  The political chatter these days is about the special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, which was held to fill the vacancy left by the late GOP Rep. Bill Young.
Discussion: The Plum Line
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 …
Peter Coy / Businessweek:
Is Russia Pulling Money Out of U.S. for Safekeeping?  —  There's circumstantial evidence that Russia may have yanked tens of billions of dollars in assets out of a custodial account at the U.S. Federal Reserve, possibly to keep it from being frozen by U.S. authorities in case of heightened conflict in Ukraine.
Discussion: Liberaland and The Daily Caller
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 …
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 …
Agence France-Presse:
Russia says intercepted US drone over Crimea: arms group  —  Moscow (AFP) - A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukranian region of Crimea, a Russian state arms and technology group said Friday.  —  “The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground.
Discussion: Vox Popoli and The Dish
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Obama: ‘My jeans fit very well’  —  President Barack Obama on Friday said critics of his “mom jeans” should zip it.  —  “I've been unfairly maligned about my jeans,” Obama told radio host Ryan Seacrest in an interview.  “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans.
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.
Discussion: The Dish and VodkaPundit
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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50,000 Activists Demand Sexual Assault Reform At Dartmouth After Student Publishes A ‘Rape Guide’
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Clinton only Dem with edge on GOP
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Pastor James Manning Strikes Again: “Jesus Would Stone Homos” Billboard Appears In Harlem
HHS.gov:
Making Health Care Coverage More Accessible and Equitable For Same-Sex Couples
Discussion: Guardian
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Obama: ACA figures enough to work
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Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots
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People Think We're in a Recession. Don't Blame Them.
Nick Anderson / Washington Post:
New Obama administration proposal to regulate for-profit colleges
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