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12:00 PM ET, March 28, 2014

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detroitnews.com:
U.S. Rep. Rogers will not seek re-election, heading to radio  —  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)  —  U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, the 50-year-old chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has represented Michigan in Congress since 2001 …
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Associated Press:
Rep. Mike Rogers not running for re-election
David Runk / Associated Press:
US Rep. Rogers of Michigan Won't Seek Re-Election
Discussion: Liberaland and Daily Kos
Dylan Byers / Politico:   Rogers to join Cumulus after leaving office
Associated Press:
POLL: OBAMA HEALTH LAW FAILS TO GAIN SUPPORT  —  You are here  —  Home » AP Party » Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Public support for President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage …
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Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
Univision Works Overtime To Get Latinos Enrolled In Obamacare
Discussion: Hot Air
Marilyn Tavenner / HHS.gov:
6 Million and Counting!  —  As this historic open enrollment …
Brett Taylor / Twitchy:
Racist ‘joke’ has people calling for Comedy Central to #CancelColbert; Update: Tweet deleted … Is this supposed to be a joke?  Stephen Colbert thought so.  He was attempting to satirize Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his launch of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, but his joke didn't quite fly.
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
People Want ‘The Colbert Report’ Canceled Over Asian Joke  —  Twitter users aimed to get the hashtag #CancelColbert trending on Thursday night after the official Twitter account for “The Colbert Report” posted a joke about Asian stereotypes out of context.  —  The now-deleted tweet read …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Mashable and Twitchy
Amanda Cochran / CBS News:
President Obama reflects on his first meeting with Pope Francis  —  Shares -  —  President Obama, in an interview in Rome with “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley, said Russia must take steps now to reduce tensions over Ukraine.  —  “It's well known and well acknowledged …
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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
How Putin Bullies Obama
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Evangelical leader shows how GOP can finesse gay marriage  —  GAY MARRIAGE REPUBLICAN PARTY RELIGION  —  In 2008, both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain supported defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.  In 2012, only Republican Mitt Romney supported traditional marriage …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Obama's Anemic Speech in Europe  —  LONDON — Having pivoted to Asia and done the de rigueur minimum over several years to keep the trans-Atlantic alliance off life-support, Barack Obama awakened with a jolt to Europe this week and, on his first visit to Brussels as president, spoke of …
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Mediaite
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Ian Bremmer / New York Times:
A Tortured Policy Toward Russia
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Post
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Cassidy clarifies comments that uninsured are ‘less educated’  —  Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the GOP front-runner to take on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) this cycle, sought to clarify comments he made characterizing the uninsured as “relatively less sophisticated, less comfortable with forms, less educated.”
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Vulnerable Dems push ObamaCare changes
Discussion: Balloon Juice
New York Times:
A Whitewash for Gov. Christie  —  Lawyers hired by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey at public expense issued their findings Thursday on the traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge in September, apparently engineered as a bizarre form of political revenge.
Anthony Weiner / Business Insider:
Here's What Tesla And The Other Silicon Valley ‘Disruptors’ Don't Get About Politics  —  You might be surprised to see me launch this column by defending a conservative like Gov. Chris Christie, but when it comes to his administration's beef with Tesla Motors, I think he might be getting a bad rap.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
GOP gripes about ‘bull—  ’ vote  —  Angry House conservatives denounced the Republican leadership for abruptly ramming through a fix to Medicare doctor payments on Thursday without a full roll call vote.  —  “Outrageous,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told The Hill after complaining about the maneuver to a colleague.
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Daniel Newhauser / Roll Call:
Secret ‘Doc Fix’ Deal Angers Rank and File (Video)
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
DGA hits GOP governors on heading to Vegas for Adelson meeting—Osborn ad pitches him as ‘true conservative’ in Neb. primary—Pryor web ad hits Cotton on equal pay—Friday standings  —  By Emily Schultheis (eschultheis@politico.com; Twitter: @emilyrs) and Jose DelReal (jdelreal@politico.com; Twitter: @jdelreal)
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Timothy B. Wheeler / Baltimore Sun:
Maryland House zings ‘House of Cards’ over tax break threat  —  State ordered to seize TV series' property if it ceases filming  —  Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in season 2 of Netflix's “House of Cards.”  (Nathaniel E. Bell / September 6, 2013)  —  Responding to a threat that the …
Eli Clifton / Salon:
Hobby Lobby's secret agenda: How it's quietly funding a vast right-wing movement  —  Exclusive: How entities related to the company are quietly pumping tens of millions into a mélange of fringe causes  —  Hobby Lobby says it's just trying to protect its religious freedom.
Discussion: Forbes and susiemadrak.com
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Study: $10B in O-Care subsidies so far  —  About 3.5 million people have qualified for $10 billion in premium tax credits under ObamaCare so far, a new study found.  —  A report released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation said that 83 percent of the 4.2 million people who had selected …
Discussion: Fox News
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules … AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas' tough abortion restrictions that have forced the closure of nearly 20 clinics around the state, saying the new rules don't jeopardize women's health.
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Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Alabamans Struggle Most to Afford Healthcare and Medicine
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: Immigration reform more important than winning House
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The Atlantic Online:
On Being an Abortion Doula  —  The range of emotions involved …
Discussion: LifeNews.com
Duane Lester / The Missouri Torch:
Sikeston Teacher Tearfully Describes Bullying and Intimidation She Suffered for Opposing Common Core (Video)
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cbpp.org:
Lessons for Other States from Kansas' Massive Tax Cuts
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Victim Breaks Down in Footage From Aftermath of Brutal Anti-Semitic Attack in France (PHOTOS/VIDEO)
 

 
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