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3:05 AM ET, March 23, 2014

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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Washington Post Responds To Me, and I Reply to the Post  —  On Thursday, the Washington Post published an article by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin titled “The biggest lease holder in Canada's oil sands isn't Exxon Mobil or Chevron.  It's the Koch brothers.”  The article's first paragraph included this claim:
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
GOP candidate for governor is a registered sex offender  —  Glenn Champ says his criminal record, which includes voluntary manslaughter and other charges, could help him deal with politicians.  —  One of four gubernatorial candidates introduced to California Republicans recently …
John Frank / Raleigh News & Observer:
Thom Tillis says where he went to college shouldn't matter  —  A day after questions surfaced about his alma mater, U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis said where he went to college shouldn't matter and dismissed suggestions he misled voters.  —  In an interview Friday, the House speaker acknowledged …
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Westboro Baptist Church Protest Met With ‘Sorry For Your Loss’ Sign  —  Westboro Baptist Church members were met with a notable counter-protest at their first protest since the group's founder died: a sign that read “sorry for your loss.”  —  Counter-protesters held up the sign …
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Westboro Baptist Church protests Lorde concert; first protest since Phelps' passing  —  Brendaliss Gonzalez  —  For the first time since their pastor's passing, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church held a protest outside of the Lorde concert on Friday night.  —  KSHB
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and The Raw Story
Ari Soffer / Arutz Sheva:
French Jew Brutally Assaulted in Paris  —  A Jewish teacher was savagely beaten by a group of Arab men in a brutal anti-Semitic attack in Paris, according to the Bureau for National Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA).  —  The attackers - who shouted “death to the Jews” and “filthy Jew” …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Racist dorm door writing was hoax, Grand Valley State U police say  —  Last month racist writing on a dormitory door shook Grand Valley State University in Michigan.  —  Here's a photo of the student's dorm door:  —  Much like the notorious Oberlin College racism hoax …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Black Pathology And The Closing Of The Progressive Mind  —  Among opinion writers, Jonathan Chait is outranked in my esteem only by Hendrik Hertzberg.  This lovely take-down of Robert Johnson is a classic of the genre, one I studied incessantly when I was sharpening my own sword.  The sharpening never ends.
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Tea Party Express: Why Isn't RINO Sen. Cochran Pretending To Be Conservative?  —  The Tea Party Express, in a new email to supporters, crowned Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), the most “vulnerable of the old GOP senators” who's likely to go the way of former Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN).
Discussion: The Raw Story
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Story on Pakistan Censored by Local Printer  —  A New York Times story saying Pakistan's government protected Taliban forces was censored by the publisher's printing partner in that country, resulting in a blank hole on the front page of its international edition.
David Morgan / Reuters:
U.S. to allow some people to enroll in Obamacare after deadline  —  (Reuters) - The Obama administration will soon issue new Obamacare guidelines allowing people to enroll in health coverage after a March 31 deadline, but only under certain circumstances, according to sources close to the administration.
Discussion: ACASignups.net and Liberaland
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Bill Maher targets Michael Grimm, Blake Farenthold  —  Liberal comic Bill Maher revealed Friday that the two congressman first nominated “by popular demand” for his “Flip a District” campaign are Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas).
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
 
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Mike Konczal / The New Republic:
The Tea Party and Wall Street Might Not Be Best Friends Forever, But they Are for Now
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Robert D. Hershey Jr / New York Times:
Murray L. Weidenbaum, Reagan Economist, Dies at 87
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Matt Welch / Hit & Run:
Gadsden Flag: Too Racist for Government Buildings, But Just Right for Obamacare Propaganda!
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