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3:05 PM ET, March 20, 2014

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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
How to Stop Putin in His Tracks  —  He knows he's weak.  The West must show we know it, too.  —  Is the crisis in Ukraine almost over or just beginning?  The answer depends on what Vladimir Putin really wants and what the West does next.  —  Fred Kaplan  —  FRED KAPLAN
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Miriam Elder / BuzzFeed:
The New U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Are For Real  —  You may not have heard of them — but the new targets are Putin's actual inner circle.  —  The head of state-run monopoly Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin addresses a Franco-Russian Economic Forum on Nov. 28, 2013.  —  ERIC PIERMONT/AFP / Getty Images
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Resource Center  —  Home » Resource Center » Financial Sanctions » OFAC Recent Actions » Ukraine-related Designations  —  Ukraine-related Designations  —  OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL  —  Specially Designated Nationals List Update The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:
Mark Landler / New York Times:
U.S. and Russia Swap Sanctions Tit for Tat Over Crimean Crisis
Discussion: Fortune, Fox News and Daily Kos
Lawrence Freedman / War on the Rocks:
Ukraine and the Art of Crisis Management
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Henninger: American Fatigue Syndrome
Discussion: Fox News and Betsy's Page
Washington Post:
Obama doesn't grasp Putin's Eurasian ambitions
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Children Confirm Fred Phelps Dead At 84  —  Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died before midnight Wednesday at age 84, his children Tim Phelps and Shirley Phelps-Roper confirmed to Kansas news outlets.  —  Phelps's estranged son Nate had announced last weekend that the church founder …
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Associated Press:
Anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps Sr. dies at 84  —  TOPEKA, Kan. — The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers …
Discussion: Liberaland and Taylor Marsh
Daniel Burke / CNN:   Westboro church founder Fred Phelps dies
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Scott Brown Awkwardly Finds Out That Obamacare Is Also Helping Republicans  —  Obamacare Saves Money Scott Brown Obamacare Obamacare New Hampshire Scott Brown Herb Richardson Chris Brown Obamacare Savings Fergus Cullen Affordable Care Act Barack Obama Scott Brown Obamacare Scott Brown Republicans …
Discussion: ABC News and Daily Kos
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Scott Brown Confounded By Republican Who Benefitted From Obamacare  —  It seems Scott Brown, the once (and future?)  U.S. senator, didn't have an answer when confronted with one of his fellow Republicans who has benefitted from Obamacare.  —  The Huffington Post flagged the Wednesday story from the Coos County Democrat.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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.
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Washington Post:
Malaysia Airlines didn't buy computer upgrade that could have given data on missing flight
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: NBC News, The Plum Line and Liberaland
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David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives
Discussion: Hit & Run
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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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.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing  —  A CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the press in advance of his daily press briefing.  In fact, she says, the reporters often receive …
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Reporters Held to 4 Minutes With President By Countdown Clock, Looming Aide, and Standing Up
Discussion: Althouse
Jonathan Oosting / MLive.com:
Right to Life: Gary Peters ‘wants to make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters’  —  Students from Michigan State University and Lansing Community College protest the state's new abortion insurance law outside of the state Capitol on Tuesday, March 18.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
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ThinkProgress:
Lawmaker Accused Of Opposing Michigan's Rape Insurance Law To Keep Abortion ‘Cheap For His Daughters’
Discussion: MLive.com
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 …
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Rich Lowry / Politico:
Paul Ryan's White Hood
Discussion: National Review and CNN
Michael S. Teitelbaum / The Atlantic Online:
The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage  —  Everyone knows that the United States has long suffered from widespread shortages in its science and engineering workforce, and that if continued these shortages will cause it to fall behind its major economic competitors.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Glittering Eye
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Meet The Press’ finishes distant third  —  NBC's “Meet The Press” finished a distant third-place in both total viewers and the 25-54 demo this week, according to newly released Nielsen ratings.  The poor showing marked the program's fourth consecutive week out of first-place on both fronts.
Josh Kraushaar / NationalJournal.com:
The Tea Party's Over  —  Outside conservative groups are experiencing the limits of their influence.  —  FreedomWorks issued an unusual round of endorsements this week.  The conservative group, which won publicity for backing intraparty challenges to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell …
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Ben Domenech / The Federalist:
This Is How The Tea Party Ends
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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This drone can steal what's on your phone
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
This Video Of Rep. John Lewis Dancing To “Happy” Is The Best Thing You Will See Today
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Paige Winfield Cunningham / Politico:
Pelosi: Health law is a ‘winner’ for Democrats
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Sarah Jaffe / Washington Post:
Journalists' and activists' strange approach to low-wage workers
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
States outflank GOP on food stamp cuts
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Rahm Emanuel Says D.C. Is Denying Oxygen To Chuck Todd's Brain
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THIS JUST IN FROM OUR SOCIOPATH BUREAU … Just shut up and go away.
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NECN:
NECN EXCLUSIVE: Alison King interviews President Barack Obama at the White House
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A Special Prosecutor for the IRS
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