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State Sen. Leland Yee indicted for public corruption in major FBI operation  —  SAN FRANCISCO — State Sen. Leland Yee has been indicted for public corruption as part of a major FBI operation spanning the Bay Area, law-enforcement sources said, casting yet another cloud of corruption …
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The Charlotte Observer:
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested on corruption charges  —  Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Charlotte announced.  —  Cannon was charged with theft and bribery …
Shawn Brouwer / KQCA-TV:
Sen. Leland Yee arrested on bribery, corruption charges  —  Yee is candidate for secretary of state  —  State Sen. Leland Yee was escorted into San Francisco's Federal Building wearing handcuffs after he was arrested Wednesday morning.  —  NBC Bay Area originally reported that Yee …
Vic Lee / KGO-TV:
State Sen. Leland Yee accused of bribery, wire fraud
Bdisbrow / CBS San Francisco:
State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested, Accused In Conspiracy Involving Arms Trafficking, Campaign Fraud
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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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.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
MSNBC is in serious trouble  —  This is the story of MSNBC in a nutshell: It rose to prominence on its criticism of George W. Bush, peaked during Barack Obama's historic 2008 campaign, and, by criticizing Republicans and championing liberal causes, sustained its viewership in the years that followed.
Discussion: American Power and VodkaPundit
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Jeffrey Toobin / News Desk:
Women Justices Rock the Hobby Lobby Argument  —  There were two lessons from Tuesday's argument in the Hobby Lobby case in the Supreme Court.  First, it's very important that there are now three women Justices.  Second, it's even more important that it takes five votes to win.
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Brian Beutler / Salon:
Confusion plagues the right: Why it doesn't understand liberal views of the Hobby Lobby case
Discussion: National Review and The Dish
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.
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Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Poll: Obama's disapproval rating hits a new high
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Akilah Johnson / The Boston Globe:
Grossman passes kidney stone during gubernatorial debate  —  There were more than a few pained expressions worn by gubernatorial candidates during Tuesday night's forum dedicated to issues affecting Massachusetts's LGBTQ community, mostly after Scott Lively, an anti-gay candidate running to …
Brendan Eich:
Inclusiveness at Mozilla  —  I am deeply honored and humbled by the CEO role.  I'm also grateful for the messages of support.  At the same time, I know there are concerns about my commitment to fostering equality and welcome for LGBT individuals at Mozilla.
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Roland Oliphant / Telegraph:
Ukraine's spy dolphins switch allegiance to Russia  —  Ukrainian Army dophins, which have been trained to plan bombs and kill frogmen, will be transferred to Russia  —  Russian forces completed their take over of the Ukrainian navy's assets in Crimea with the storming of the minesweeper Cherkessy.
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Brian Bennett / ESPN:
Northwestern players get union vote … In a potentially game-changing moment for college athletics, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the university and can unionize.
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Rice helps break record while boosting political profile  —  Washington (CNN) - Condoleezza Rice is helping House Republicans set a new fundraising record.  —  The former secretary of state and national security advisor to President George W. Bush is headlining Wednesday night's annual March …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
NRCC dinner raises $15.1 million
Discussion: Associated Press
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Anti-hate group blamed for inspiring Family Research Council gun attack dumped by FBI  —  CRIME WASHINGTON SECRETS GAY MARRIAGE FBI ERIC HOLDER JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GAY RIGHTS FAMILY ISSUES MARRIAGE  —  The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has labeled several Washington …
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Benjy Sarlin / msnbc.com:
GOP threatens to push self-destruct button in Georgia Senate race  —  MACON, Ga. - 2014 is a Republican year.  The party has the map, the candidates, and the money to finally retake the Senate after blowing the last two tries by nominating weak ultra-conservative candidates in critical races.
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Alabama congressional candidate shoots up Obamacare bill in new ad  —  An Alabama congressional candidate uses a .40 Glock pistol, a .270 Cooper rifle and an AR-15 to destroy a copy of the Obamacare bill in a new video released by his campaign.  —  The message in candidate Will Brooke's video …
Alexandra Witze / Nature:
Dwarf planet stretches Solar System's edge  —  Icy body found far beyond Pluto raises questions about cosmic history.  —  Rights & Permissions  —  The Solar System just got a lot more far-flung.  Astronomers have discovered1 a probable dwarf planet that orbits the Sun far beyond Pluto, in the most distant trajectory known.
BBC:
North Korea: Men required to get Kim Jong-un haircuts  —  By News from Elsewhere...  ...as found by BBC Monitoring  —  Men in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, it is reported.  —  The state-sanctioned guidelines were introduced …
Lauren French / Politico:
Republicans hammer new IRS chief over tea party melee  —  A chief Republican inquisitor of the IRS tea party controversy hammered the new agency commissioner on Wednesday, accusing him of being more concerned with managing political fallout than cooperating with congressional probes.
Discussion: Associated Press and CNN
Tim Funk / The Charlotte Observer:
Franklin Graham: I'm speaking out like my father did  —  Franklin Graham has an answer for those turned off by his litany of controversial condemnations of gays and lesbians, Islam and President Barack Obama: He claims he's only saying what his father would say if Billy Graham, now 95, were a younger man.
 
 
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