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9:30 AM ET, March 25, 2014


 Top Items: 
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Obama to Call for End to N.S.A.'s Bulk Data Collection  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a legislative proposal for a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency's once-secret bulk phone records program in a way that — if approved by Congress …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
White House plan would end NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data  —  The Obama administration is preparing legislation that would end the National Security Agency's widespread collection of Americans' phone data while, officials say, preserving the government's ability to gain information about terrorists.
Discussion: Hot Air and Marginal REVOLUTION
Bradley Klapper / Associated Press:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Republicans may have …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
WATCH: Thrillseekers Base Jump From World Trade Center, Catch It On Helmet Cam  —  The world never got to see any of the photos a New Jersey 16-year-old took when he spent two hours at the top of 1 World Trade Center before getting caught last week, but this insane video makes up for it.
Rocco Parascandola / NY Daily News:
Helmet camera shows skydiver's remarkable jump from World Trade Center  —  WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN VIDEO: The three daredevils, along with their lookout, pulled off a breathtaking jump from the Freedom Tower.  But the price they paid was surrendering to cops Monday to face charges such as burglary.
Discussion: The Week
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
GOP finds unwinding Obamacare vexing now that it's taken root  —  Republicans are still determined to repeal Obamacare, even though they have famously failed to unite behind an alternative.  Now, it is dawning on some in the GOP that even if they succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act …
Discussion: The Plum Line and The Fact Checker
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Four years later, Democrats wait for ObamaCare popularity bounce  —  Democrats have been waiting for ObamaCare to become popular for four years.  —  And counting.  —  Congressional leaders and senior White House advisers have been saying since 2010 that public opinion will turn their way sometime soon.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Justice Scalia's Past Comes Back To Haunt Him On Birth Control  —  When the Supreme Court hears two landmark cases about birth control on Tuesday, few observers doubt that Justice Antonin Scalia's sympathies will be the Catholic business owners who charge that the mandate violates their religious liberties.
Gabriel Malor / The Federalist:
Six Lies The Leftist Media Tells About The Contraception Mandate Cases
Jim Acosta / CNN:
U.S., other powers kick Russia out of G8  —  The Hague, Netherlands (CNN) — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders have decided to end Russia's role in the group of leading industrialized nations, the White House said Monday.  —  The move to suspend Russia's membership in the G8 …
Fox News:
US, allies sideline Russia from G8; Moscow shrugs off summit snub
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Libertarian Group Comes Out Against Ron Paul On Russia
George Brown / WREG-TV:
Judge Joe Brown Released From Jail  —  (Memphis) Well-known TV court judge and former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown has been released on his own recognizance from the Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar.  —  This comes after a request for bail was denied earlier this evening.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes  —  A dangerous new form of a powerful stimulant is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel.  —  The drug is nicotine, in its potent, liquid form — extracted from tobacco and tinctured …
CBS News:
Poll: Most say U.S. doesn't have a responsibility in Ukraine  —  Shares -  —  Most Americans don't think the U.S. is obliged to intervene in the recent annexation by Russia of the Ukrainian territory of Crimea.  A majority of 61 percent of Americans do not think the U.S. has a responsibility …
Washington Post:
Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016  —  Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Risen: Obama administration is this generation's ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’  —  “It won't take me long to alienate everyone in the room,” Jeffrey Toobin told an audience in New York Friday.  “For better or worse, it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment.”
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Nearly Half of Public Says ‘Right Amount’ of Malaysian Jet Coverage  —  One-in-Three Thinks Coverage Has Been Excessive  —  The public followed news about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane more closely than any other story last week.  While the story has attracted extensive news coverage …
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 …
Benny Johnson / BuzzFeed:
Obama Trolls Libertarians And Tea Partiers With New Obamacare Bumper Sticker  —  Don't tread on my Obamacare.  —  —  AP  —  Now Obama allies have made their own version of the emblematic banner in support of Obamacare:  —  The sticker replaces …
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.”
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Richard Allen Greene / CNN:
Reeva to Oscar Pistorius: 'I'm scared of you sometimes'
Discussion: Washington Post and Taylor Marsh
Washington Examiner:
Examiner Editorial: Desperate about Keystone XL? Throw mud at the Kochs
Emily Atkin / ThinkProgress:
PHOTOS: 25 Years Later, A Heartbreaking Look Back At Exxon's Alaska Oil Spill
Discussion: DW.DE, and CNN
David Hogberg / The Federalist:
The “No Obamacare Horror Stories” Fairy Tale
 Earlier Items: 
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, and Forbes
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Don't Believe the Rand Paul Hipster Hype
Discussion: The Dish
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
U.S. Whites More Solidly Republican in Recent Years
David Weigel / Slate:
Bashing the Kochs Can Triple a Democrat's Fundraising Haul
Lloyd Green / The Daily Beast:
‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate