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5:45 PM ET, March 28, 2014

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EBONY.com:
Diversity of Thought  —  EBONY.COM RESPONDS TO PERSONAL TWEETS SENT BY SENIOR EDITOR JAMILAH LEMIEUX  —  EBONY founder John H. Johnson once said that he created EBONY magazine with the intention to affirm a certain sense of “somebodiness” for African Americans.
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Ms. Amy D. Barnett / GOP.com:
RNC Statement for EBONY  —  Dear Ms. Barnett:  —  Over the years, the writers and editors at EBONY have done great work in promoting civil rights and diligently covering issues of race and politics in America.  That's why I was shocked to learn that one of your senior editors, Jamilah Lemieux …
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Port Authority Chairman Resigns In Response To Christie Scandal Report  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Friday announced the resignation of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman David Samson.  —  Samson, the governor's appointee, tendered his resignation on Friday …
Discussion: Liberaland
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Chris Christie / CNN:
Chris Christie news conference: Port Authority chairman resigning  —  Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - Chris Christie just did something that he had not done in more than two months - hold a news conference.  —  The Republican governor of New Jersey's appearance in front of reporters on Friday afternoon …
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Alec Macgillis / The New Republic:
Five Takeaways From Christie's Self-Exoneration Report
Madeleine Stix / CNN:
Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions  —  (CNN) — An e.  You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard.  The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary.  Simple, right?  —  Now imagine it printed out millions of times on thousands of forms and documents.
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 …
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Simbi Ntahobari / theeagleonline.com:
Dick Cheney denies war criminal allegations at KPU event  —  By Ana Santos  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney refuted accusations that he is a war criminal during his speech to students and members of the AU community in Bender Arena on March 28.  The Kennedy Political Union hosted Cheney …
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Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post:
Dick Cheney On Torture: ‘If I Would Have To Do It All Over Again, I Would’  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney revealed he has no regrets about the Bush administration's use of enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding, telling a crowd at American University in Washington, D.C. he would “do it all over again.”
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Liberaland
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Young Americans' Affinity for Democratic Party Has Grown  —  Majority have consistently aligned with Democratic Party since 2006  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Young adults — those between the ages of 18 and 29 — have typically aligned themselves with the Democratic Party, but they have become substantially more likely to do so since 2006.
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 …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Capitol Report
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Irin Carmon / msnbc.com:
Appeals court upholds law that closed Texas abortion clinics  —  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that two provisions of a Texas abortion law are constitutional, including one that has closed a third of the state's clinics.  The unanimous panel, made up of three women appointed …
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Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Obama administration to recognize same-sex marriages in Michigan
Discussion: Advocate and The Daily Caller
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Eric Holder recognizes Michigan gay marriages
Discussion: USA Today and Daily Kos
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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Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Russian Buildup Stokes Worries
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.
Numbers / Pew Research Center's Religion …:
Shrinking Majority of Americans Support Death Penalty  —  According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, 55% of U.S. adults say they favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder.  A significant minority (37%) oppose the practice.  —  While a majority of U.S. adults still support …
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 …
New York Times:
Deadline Near, Health Signups Show Disparity  —  WASHINGTON — The online insurance marketplace in Oregon is such a technological mess that residents have been signing up for health coverage by hand.  In Texas, political opposition to President Obama's health law is so strong that some residents believe …
Jeremy Wagstaff / Reuters:
Journalists, media under attack from hackers: Google researchers  —  (Reuters) - Twenty-one of the world's top-25 news organizations have been the target of likely state-sponsored hacking attacks, according to research by two Google security engineers.  —  While many internet users face …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jake Silverstein of Texas Monthly to Edit The New York Times Magazine  —  Jake Silverstein, the editor in chief of Texas Monthly, will become the new editor of The New York Times Magazine, the newspaper announced Friday afternoon.  —  Under Mr. Silverstein, Texas Monthly has been nominated …
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 …
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
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters - From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews  —  The latest edition in TheWrap's Q Score series reveals MSNBC's “Hardball” host is ranked dead last among his media peers  —  What do you want in a newscaster?  Accuracy?  Ethics?  A voice of reason in times of duress?
 
 
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