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10:45 AM ET, March 24, 2014

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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: Russia will ‘pay a price’  —  President Obama vowed Russia would “pay a price” for its annexation of Crimea as he kicked off a week of talks with European leaders focused largely on the crisis in Ukraine.  —  “Europe and America are united in our support of the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian people,” Obama said.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wealth Over Work  —  It seems safe to say that “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade.  Mr. Piketty, arguably the world's leading expert on income and wealth inequality …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Washington is headed for disaster: Column  —  New novel spotlights the weakness of our country in the face of crisis.  —  I've just finished reading Bill Quick's new disaster novel, Lightning Fall, and it's got me thinking about national disasters, and what to do about them.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Alex Roarty / NationalJournal.com:
Democrats to Nate Silver: You're Wrong  —  Guy Cecil says the famed statistician was wrong in 2012 and will be wrong again in 2014 with his prediction of a GOP Senate takeover.  —  NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Nate Silver attends the 16th Annual Webby Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 21, 2012 in New York City.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple is in talks with Comcast about streaming-TV service.  —  Apple is in talks with Comcast about a streaming-TV service that would use an Apple set-top box and try to bypass congestion on the Web.
Karen Heller / Philly.com:
The gifts that keep on giving  —  The failed, shuttered, and yet much-debated attorney general's sting against Democratic elected officials is like a poor man's American Hustle, something David O. Russell wouldn't touch with a bad comb-over.  —  It seems so terribly Pennsylvanian.
Discussion: Power Line
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Inquiry Is Said to Clear Christie, but That's His Lawyers' Verdict  —  With his office suddenly engulfed in scandal over lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey two months ago summoned a pair of top defense lawyers from an elite law firm to the State House …
Evie Salomon / CBS News:
New research points to Nixon in My Lai cover-up attempt  —  One of the most shameful chapters in American military history, the 1968 massacre of unarmed Vietnamese civilians by U.S. troops, just got worse  —  This past week marked the 46th anniversary of the My Lai massacre …
Discussion: susiemadrak.com and Liberaland
Peter Baker / New York Times:
3 Presidents and a Riddle Named Putin  —  WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton found him to be cold and worrisome, but predicted he would be a tough and able leader.  George W. Bush wanted to make him a friend and partner in the war on terror, but grew disillusioned over time.
Discussion: The Week
CNN:
Ukraine orders Crimea troop withdrawal as Russia seizes naval base  —  Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) — Interim Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the withdrawal of armed forces from Crimea Monday, citing Russian threats to the lives of military staff and their families.
Discussion: Firedoglake and New York Times
Stephanie Simon / Politico:
Taxpayers fund creationism in the classroom  —  Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs …
Discussion: Mediaite
Sarah Knapton / Telegraph:
Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals  —  The remains of more than 15,000 babies were incinerated as ‘clinical waste’ by hospitals in Britain with some used in ‘waste to energy’ plants  —  The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Moonbattery
 
 
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Matt Viser / The Boston Globe:
Barrage of ads laying foundation for Brown
Discussion: ABC News
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Nilay Patel, No Longer Managing Editor of The Verge, Moves to Vox.com
Gail Collins / New York Times:
This Is What 80 Looks Like  —  ON Tuesday, Gloria Steinem turns 80.
Asma al-Sharif / Reuters:
Egyptian court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death: lawyer
Discussion: Washington Post
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. sends Osprey aircraft, more Special Operations forces to hunt Ugandan warlord
Discussion: The Week, The Daily Caller and Fox News
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
The Post: Depantsed but not deloused
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE - STUDY: OBAMA MOST WELL-TRAVELED, EXPENSIVE PRESIDENT IN HISTORY THROUGH FIVE YEARS
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Martin Crutsinger / ABC News:
US Treasury Secretary Lew to Undergo Surgery
Discussion: Politico
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Carter fears NSA is spying on his emails
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Liberaland
Simon Parry / Daily Mail:
Police hunt mystery woman who made final phone call to doomed jet captain as first picture emerges …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Israel Matzav
Liz Alderman / New York Times:
Au Revoir, Entrepreneurs
Discussion: Hot Air and Right Wing News
Elias Isquith / Salon:
Rand Paul's “youth” snow job: Why he'll never, ever, ever win over young voters
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Crooked Timber
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz / New York Times:
The Geography of Fame  —  WHERE do the most successful Americans come from?
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Deep underground, federal employees process paperwork by hand in a long-outdated, inefficient system
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