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Matthew Weaver / Guardian:
MH370: Australian plane detects new objects - live updates  —  Sort by:  —  10.06am GMT  —  Here's the full-text of Hishammuddin's opening statement to today's breifing: … Updated at 10.06am GMT  —  9.59am GMT  —  Malaysia's daily press briefing has come to an end.
Discussion: The Week
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Bonnie Malkin / Telegraph:
Malaysia Airlines MH370: live
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Hunter Walker / Business Insider:
Meet Business Insider's Newest Political Columnist — Anthony Weiner  —  Business Insider is very pleased to announce former New York City mayoral candidate and Congressman Anthony Weiner will be contributing a new monthly column to our politics page.  —  The new column, which will be titled …
Yahoo! News:
Reid says GOP may have helped Russia annex Crimea  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
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Bradley Klapper / Associated Press:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.  —  The surprising accusation came ahead of a Monday test vote on a Russia sanctions and Ukraine aid bill that Republicans blocked before Congress left for recess two weeks ago.
Discussion: Hot Air
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Libertarian Group Comes Out Against Ron Paul On Russia
ThinkProgress:
Read This One Document To Understand What The Christian Right Hopes To Gain From Hobby Lobby  —  2009 was a grim year for social conservatives.  Barack Obama was an ambitious and popular new president.  Republicans, and their conservative philosophy, were largely discredited in the public eye by a failed war and a massive recession.
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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 …
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 …
Fox News:
US, allies sideline Russia from G8; Moscow shrugs off summit snub  —  The U.S. and its allies announced Monday that they would, for now, exclude Russia from the G8 and boycott a planned summit in Sochi in retaliation over its Crimea takeover — though Russia's government shrugged off the latest efforts to isolate the country.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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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.
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Michael A. McFaul / New York Times:
Confronting Putin's Russia
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Mediaite
Benny Johnson / BuzzFeed:
Obama Trolls Libertarians And Tea Partiers With New Obamacare Bumper Sticker  —  Don't tread on my Obamacare.  —  theamericanmaverick.com  —  AP  —  Now Obama allies have made their own version of the emblematic banner in support of Obamacare:  —  The sticker replaces …
ThinkProgress:
Jimmy Carter: Violence Against Women Is The Most Pervasive Human Rights Violation In The World  —  Former President Jimmy Carter is issuing a call to action to end the abuse and subjugation of women, which he refers to as the “worst and most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on Earth.”
Discussion: Author Interviews and NPR
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Rebecca I. Denova / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Jimmy Carter's ‘A Call to Action’: Women's rights are universal
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 …
N. Gregory Mankiw / New York Times:
When the Scientist Is Also a Philosopher  —  Do you want to know a dirty little secret of economists who give policy advice?  When we do so, we are often speaking not just as economic scientists, but also as political philosophers.  Our recommendations are based not only on our understanding …
Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
Rick Scott's Top Latino Fundraiser Leaves Campaign After Campaign Staff Allegedly Made Racist Jokes  —  On late Thursday, billionaire Mike Fernandez abruptly resigned his post as the finance co-chair of Governor Rick Scott's (R-FL) reelection campaign.  The prominent Cuban-American health …
Discussion: Naked Politics and Daily Kos
Lloyd Green / The Daily Beast:
‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate  —  When it comes to green gentry liberalism, think of an Americanized version of the PBS hit—where everyone knows his or her place, and our betters look best.  —  Last week was a good week for natural gas, but a bad one for green gentry liberalism.
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 …
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.
Jim Romenesko:
Ben Richardson quits Bloomberg News over handling of investigative piece  —  Ben Richardson has resigned from Bloomberg News after 13 years to protest editors' handling of an investigative piece reported from China - a story that the bosses feared would get them expelled from the country.
 
 
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House Democrats press for immigration vote
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
The GOP's Racial Dog Whistling and the Social Safety Net
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American Workers Give Female Executives Poor Ratings As Bosses
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Wall Street Journal:
In Crimea, Russia may have gotten jump on West by evading U.S. eavesdropping
Karen Heller / Philly.com:
The gifts that keep on giving
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Evie Salomon / CBS News:
New research points to Nixon in My Lai cover-up attempt
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Washington is headed for disaster: Column
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