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4:45 PM ET, March 25, 2014

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Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Live Blog: Contraception Cases at Supreme Court  —  On Tuesday, Hobby Lobby, a 600-store chain based in Oklahoma City, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., an East Earl, Pa., cabinet maker, will argue for an exemption from federal regulations requiring health insurance policies …
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ThinkProgress:
Justice Kennedy Thinks Hobby Lobby Is An Abortion Case — That's Bad News For Birth Control  —  WASHINGTON, DC — Justice Anthony Kennedy thinks gay people are fabulous.  All three of the Supreme Court's most important gay rights decisions were written by Justice Kennedy.
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Justices sound ready to reject contraceptives mandate under Obamacare  —  Young visitors to Washington, D.C., walk past the Supreme Court building on March 17.  (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press / March 16, 2014)  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative justices sharply criticized part …
Politico:
Hobby Lobby case: Justices skeptical of White House position  —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed skepticism of the legality of the Obama administration's refusal to accommodate for-profit companies' religious objections to the Obamacare requirement that most firms provide contraception in their employee health plans.
Gene Robinson / USA Today:
Hobby Lobby case fuels bigotry: Column  —  Christ sought to protect and comfort the weak, not control them.  —  In 2003, I prepared for my consecration as a bishop by donning a bulletproof vest beneath my religious robes because of death threats from “good, religious people” …
Sarah Desprat / Twitchy:
Pathological ignorance: Sen. Boxer's Hobby Lobby strawmen ‘need Viagra to stand up’ [video]
James Gherardi / WSET-TV:
Little Girl Taken Out Of Christian School After Told She's Too Much Like A Boy  —  Timberlake, VA - Sports, sneakers, and short hair; it's what makes eight year old Sunnie Kahle unique.  It's also what had her removed from Timberlake Christian School.  Her grandparents pulled the plug …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Christian School Tells Eight-Year-Old Girl She Looks Too Much Like A Boy
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
Brian Beutler / Salon:
Republicans losing it over new Obamacare data: Why their position is collapsing  —  Obamacare enrollment could hit 7 million before the midterms; meanwhile, GOP still has no answer for beneficiaries  —  It's a complete accident of legislative and administrative history that the fourth anniversary …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Study: States refusing Medicaid expansion would benefit the most
Glenn Kessler / The Fact Checker:
New anti-Obamacare ad makes misleading claims (video)
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Plum Line
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
GOP finds unwinding Obamacare vexing now that it's taken root
Discussion: The Other McCain
Maya Rodriguez / KUSA-TV:
Act of compassion violates school dress code policy  —  Act of compassion violates school dress code policy.  9NEWS at 9 p.m. 03/24/14.  —  What started out as a kind gesture is turning into a battle over whether hair, or the lack of it, should matter in school.  —  CONNECT
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Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Middle School Girls Protest Sexist Dress Code: ‘Are My Pants Lowering Your Test Scores?’
Discussion: Slate and The Week
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Donald Rumsfeld: ‘It does not take a genius’  —  Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is blasting the Obama administration's handling of Afghanistan, saying a “trained ape” could have done a better job in diplomatic relations with the country.  —  “We have status of forces agreements probably …
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Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Rumsfeld bashes Obama on Afghanistan, says ‘a trained ape’ could do better
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Politico:
Harry Reid to drop IMF from Ukraine bill  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will drop a provision to reform the International Monetary Fund from a bill to help Ukraine — a move that could clear the way to send an aid and sanctions package to the president's desk.
Discussion: National Review
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
John Boehner aide: Harry Reid ‘unhinged’
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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 …
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.
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:   WATCH: Thrillseekers Catch Base Jump From World Trade Center On Helmet Cam
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Democratic pollster predicts ‘huge turnout disadvantage’ in 2014  —  Washington (CNN) - A leading Democratic pollster predicted a “sobering” turnout disadvantage for her party in this year's midterm elections and called on Democrats to articulate “a bigger economic agenda” this fall.
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Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed:
Poll Shows Democrats' Big Push Against The Kochs Might Not Make Any Sense
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Zach Baron / GQ Magazine Online:
Pharrell Williams on Advanced Style Moves and That Oscar Snub: My Song Will “Be Here For 10 Years”  —  For GQ's April cover, the G I R L artist and producer talks to Zach Baron about politics (he's calling 2016 for Hillary), the Tea Party, the hat-collection clamoring, and losing the Best Song Oscar
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Rand Paul on what Obama should tell Pope Francis  —  With President Barack Obama set to meet Pope Francis this week, Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday the president has some explaining to do.  —  “He ought to explain to the Pope why he is telling businesses in America they can't remain true …
Discussion: The Week and Hot Air
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEightDataLab:
The DSCC Can't Have It Both Ways  —  There was a lot of discussion Monday about the rebuttal by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) to FiveThirtyEight's latest Senate forecast.  That forecast identified the Republicans as more likely than not to take over the Senate.
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.”
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
The Bizarre Case Of Matt Drudge And His Obamacare ‘Liberty Tax’  —  The Treasury Department has now weighed in amid conservative media titan Matt Drudge's claims that he recently paid the Obamacare penalty he dubbed a “liberty tax.”  —  In summary, Drudge apparently volunteered to fork …
The Seattle Times:
Risk of slide ‘unforeseen’?  Warnings go back decades  —  TIMES WATCHDOG: While a Snohomish County official said the area hit by the mudslide “was considered very safe,” the hillside's history of slides dates back more than 60 years.  One expert says he was shocked when homebuilding was permitted after a big 2006 slide.
 
 
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Neo-Confederate Ties Haunt South Carolina Lt. Gov.'s New College Job
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Unemployed, and heading toward foreclosure
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Kirk to “protect” Durbin relationship, not stump for Oberweis
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Pieces of ‘nekkid’ wisdom from an 82-year-old ex-U.S. senator"
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Matt Vespa / CNSNews:
College Students Fail to Name a Single U.S. Senator
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Senate Candidate Reminds Washington She Castrated Hogs, Will Make Them ‘Squeal’
Discussion: Mediaite
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
Uninsured People Don't Like or Understand Obamacare
Discussion: The Dish, naked capitalism and Fox News
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Alleged New Jersey Rape Victim Says Pleas for Help Were Ignored
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
David Brock reflects on his Clinton evolution
Discussion: New York Times and The Week