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10:40 AM ET, March 20, 2014

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BBC:
Australia plane searchers investigate debris  —  Amsa's John Young said the objects spotted were a “reasonable size”  —  Australia is investigating two objects seen on satellite images that could potentially be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, officials say.
Discussion: KING-TV and Liberaland
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ABC News:
Search Drastically Narrows in Hunt for Lost Plane … American and British aviation officials have refined satellite signals from the missing Malaysia Flight 370 and created two possible flight paths that dramatically narrow the scope of the search to an area off the coast of Australia.
Marco Rubio / Washington Post:
Making Putin pay  —  Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  —  Vladi­mir Putin's annexation of Crimea is a direct challenge and long-term threat to the post-World War II international order …
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Washington Post:
Obama doesn't grasp Putin's Eurasian ambitions
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Henninger: American Fatigue Syndrome
Discussion: Fox News
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Obama's promise: No military action in Ukraine from US
Discussion: WJLA-TV
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama rules out military excursion
Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN's Don Lemon: ‘Is It Preposterous’ to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing?  —  CNN's Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night …
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
CNN's Don Lemon Asks Whether A ‘Black Hole’ Swallowed Malaysian Plane (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Verge and The Huffington Post
Rich Lowry / Politico:
Paul Ryan's white hood  —  What notorious racist said the following?  “Fewer young black and Latino men participate in the labor force compared to young white men.  And all of this translates into higher unemployment rates and poverty rates as adults.”  — The rich strike back
Discussion: CNN
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ThinkProgress:
WATCH: Black Constituent Confronts Paul Ryan Over ‘Inner City’ Remarks  —  RACINE, Wisconsin — If you could pinpoint the moment when Paul Ryan lost control of his message on Wednesday, it was when he began explaining to an African American constituent why his recent comments about lazy …
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Republican Rand Paul fires up a Berkeley crowd  —  Cheered by a youthful audience in one of the country's most liberal enclaves, Sen. Rand Paul - one of the Republican Party's leading contenders for the White House in 2016 - delivered a scathing rebuke to the U.S. intelligence community Wednesday, calling it “drunk with power.”
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Josh Richman / Mercury News:
Rand Paul, Republican presidential hopeful, finds support in Berkeley, of all places
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Everything You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Taking On Birth Control  —  On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear two landmark cases about the validity of a rule under Obamacare that employer health plans must cover emergency contraceptives for female employees without co-pays.
Discussion: Liberaland and NBC News
New York Post:
Teen sneaks past guard to reach WTC spire  —  A New Jersey teen captivated by 1 World Trade Center sneaked out of his home in the dead of night, got past the wall of security — and a sleeping guard — making it all the way up to the spire, The Post has learned.
Jim Jordan / Wall Street Journal:
A Special Prosecutor for the IRS  —  Despite her denials, it's now plain that Lois Lerner was deeply involved in targeting conservative nonprofit groups.  —  The House Oversight Committee's investigation of the IRS is at an inflection point.  The president's congressional supporters realize …
Discussion: Power Line
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Reporters Held to 4 Minutes With President By Countdown Clock, Looming Aide, and Standing Up  —  According to a local CBS Arizona affiliate, President Obama and his team have 3 tactics to make sure reporters stick to the 4 minutes the White House has allotted them to interview the leader of the world …
Discussion: Althouse
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
Cory Booker: My dinner with Ted Cruz  —  Sen. Cory Booker said Thursday that when he met last week with Republican firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz for dinner, they had a “great intellectual discussion” and “no filibusters.”  —  The New Jersey Democrat said he's trying to work with Republicans …
MJ Lee / Politico:
Bernie Madoff speaks: Politics, remorse and Wall Street  —  BUTNER, N.C. - From his office on the 17th floor of midtown Manhattan's red enameled Lipstick Building, Bernard Madoff often handled billions of dollars in a single day.  —  These days, at the medium-security prison here …
Discussion: Politicker
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
THIS JUST IN FROM OUR SOCIOPATH BUREAU … Just shut up and go away. … Blow me, you monstrous, bloodthirsty fraud, you silly, stupid chickenhawk motherfker who plays army man with the children of people who are so much better than you are, and who would feed innocent civilians in lands …
Alex Seitz-Wald / NationalJournal.com:
An Ecosystem of Super PACs Forms Around Hillary Clinton, Some With Dubious Goals  —  Both for and against her, groups are sprouting up more than two years in advance.  —  The prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy hasn't just fostered the network of semiofficial outside groups …
Discussion: The Plum Line and Mother Jones
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CNN:
Hillary Clinton casts doubt on success of Iranian nuclear negotiations
Discussion: Politico
Rachel Ohm / Morning Sentinel:
Norridgewock man with gun tattoo wakes up to armed police  —  Police said workers with Lucas Tree Experts mistook Michael Smith's tattoo for a real gun when he appeared outside shirtless Tuesday morning.  —  NORRIDGEWOCK — Michael Smith went outside shirtless after being awakened Tuesday morning …
 
 
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