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12:40 PM ET, March 26, 2014

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kff.org:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: March 2014  —  Liz Hamel, Jamie Firth and Mollyann Brodie … Most uninsured unaware of March 31 deadline, half plan to remain uninsured  —  In the final days of open enrollment for new health insurance options under the ACA, substantial shares …
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Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace  —  The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health-care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline.
Robert Pear / New York Times:
U.S. to Extend Sign-Up Period For Insurance
Discussion: The Week
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Peace in the culture wars —  if the Left wants it  —  GAY MARRIAGE OBAMACARE RELIGION CONTRACEPTION HOBBY LOBBY SANDRA FLUKE  —  Sometimes it's hard to believe the other side is being honest.  —  Democratic politicians and liberal writers accuse Christian employers of “tell[ing] …
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Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
What's Religious About Corporate America Cheating Workers?
Discussion: Liberaland
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Slippery slopes before the court
Robert M. Gates / Wall Street Journal:
Putin's Challenge to the West  —  Russia has thrown down a gauntlet that is not limited to Crimea or even Ukraine.  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has a long-festering grudge: He deeply resents the West for winning the Cold War.  He blames the United States in particular for the collapse …
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Uri Friedman / The Atlantic Online:
Only a Quarter of Americans See Russia as an Enemy  —  Ever since the Russian military occupied Crimea, Mitt Romney has been doing something of a victory lap for his much-ridiculed comment, during the 2012 presidential campaign, that Russia was America's top geopolitical foe.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Deep thoughts by Barack Obama  —  ABC's Jonathan Karl touched a nerve when he asked President Obama whether Mitt Romney might have been on to something with his observation that Russia is our number one geopolitical foe.  The question came in Obama's press conference at the Hague yesterday.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
5 GOP senators flout John Boehner on jobless aid  —  Sen. Dean Heller wants to restore expired unemployment benefits so much that he voted against a Ukraine aid bill on Monday, protesting the prioritization of international affairs over domestic ones.  —  Suffice it to say, then …
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
‘What the hell is this, a joke?’  —  Speaker John Boehner …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Susan Levine / Politico:
A brief history of Obamacare delays
Washington Post:
Secret Service agents on Obama detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking  —  Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident.
John Dickerson / Slate:
The Iowa Democrat who belittled Iowa farmers while praising lawyers.  —  Those looking for greater efficiency in Washington should look to Rep. Bruce Braley.  In the space of just a few seconds, the four-term Iowa Democrat delivered a campaign gaffe of such power that the Environmental Protection Agency may seek to regulate it.
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Carla Marinucci / blog.sfgate.com:
Venture capitalist Tim Draper “close” to collecting signatures needed for Six Californias measure  —  Venture capitalist Tim Draper says he is getting “close” to collecting the necessary 800,000 signatures needed to get his “Six Californias” measure before state voters in 2014 …
CBS News:
Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of Ukraine crisis  —  Shares -  —  President Obama: Ukraine and Foreign Policy  —  While a majority of Americans (56 percent) support U.S. sanctions against Russia, they are less pleased with President Obama's handling of the situation between Russia and Ukraine overall.
Facebook:
Facebook to Acquire Oculus  —  Acquisition positions Facebook to accelerate Oculus' growth in gaming, communications and new social experiences  —  Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology, for a total of approximately $2 billion.
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Pentagon spent millions on Benghazi probes  —  The Pentagon said Tuesday that its work to comply with the six congressional investigations into the September 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, has cost the military millions of dollars and thousands of man hours.
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
It's time for the White House to start sweating over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL OBAMACARE APPEALS COURTS KATHLEEN SEBELIUS SUBSIDIES HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES HHS  —  As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning …
Numbers / Journalism.org:
State of the News Media 2014  —  The State of the News Media 2014 is the eleventh edition of an annual report by the Pew Research Center's Journalism Project examining the landscape of American journalism.  This year's study includes special reports about the revenue picture for news …
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Amy Mitchell / Journalism.org:
State of the News Media 2014
Martin Robinson / Daily Mail:
Outrage as brother of one of Lee Rigby's killers condemns judge for handing down full-life sentence after ‘trial by public’  —  The brother of one of Lee Rigby's murderers said today that the decision to give his sibling a whole life prison sentence was Islamophobic.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
GOP again accuses Sebelius of misleading ObamaCare testimony  —  House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday saying she had been “evasive and perhaps misleading” in her testimony before the committee earlier this month.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
 
 
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
U.S. Seniors Have Realigned With the Republican Party
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RIA Novosti:
Crimean Military Dolphins to Serve in Russian Navy
Patricia Wen / The Boston Globe:
Mass. granted permanent custody of Justina Pelletier
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
‘Monopoly’ is crowdsourcing new rules on Facebook
Discussion: VodkaPundit and The Week
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Qaeda Militants Seek Syria Base, U.S. Officials Say
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
2 CNN Producers Are Held in Trespass at World Trade Center
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
O'Reilly Goes Off On ‘Race Hustlers’ Who Slammed Paul Ryan (VIDEO)
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Fox News:
Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 24
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Martinez, Udall lead for reelection
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Michelle: ‘There Were Actually Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People Like Me’
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Is Nate Silver Biting the Hoof That Feeds?
Discussion: Booman Tribune
 

 
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