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1:45 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
Russell Berman / The Hill:
‘What the hell is this, a joke?’  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration's decision to extend enrollment in the healthcare law's insurance exchange for some people.  —  “What the hell is this, a joke?”  Boehner said at his weekly press conference.
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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 …
Susan Levine / Politico:
A brief history of Obamacare delays  —  Did anyone really doubt that the final Obamacare enrollment deadline would slip, too?  —  It's not like the Obama administration is setting a new precedent with its latest move — giving customers more time to enroll after next Monday's deadline if they're already in line.
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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Nina Totenberg / Law:
Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case … There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.  The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage …
Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
What's Religious About Corporate America Cheating Workers?
Discussion: Liberaland
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Slippery slopes before the court
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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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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Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Deep thoughts by Barack Obama
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.
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.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
U.S. Seniors Have Realigned With the Republican Party  —  Seniors move from a reliably Democratic to a reliably Republican group  —  PRINCETON, NJ — U.S seniors — those aged 65 and older — have moved from a reliably Democratic group to a reliably Republican one over the past two decades.
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
2 CNN Producers Are Held in Trespass at World Trade Center  —  Two CNN producers seeking to report on recent breaches of security at the World Trade Center site were arrested on Tuesday as they tried to break into the area, the authorities said.  —  The two men, Yonatan Pomrenze, 35 …
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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
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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Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEightFeatures:
Clinton Is Polling Like an Incumbent, And That Could Help Her in 2016
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Martin Robinson / Daily Mail:
Outrage as brother of one of Lee Rigby's killers condemns judge for handing down full-life sentence …
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‘Monopoly’ is crowdsourcing new rules on Facebook
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Qaeda Militants Seek Syria Base, U.S. Officials Say
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O'Reilly Goes Off On ‘Race Hustlers’ Who Slammed Paul Ryan (VIDEO)
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