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1:00 PM ET, March 28, 2014

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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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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
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
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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.
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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Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Obama administration to recognize same-sex marriages in Michigan  —  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday intervened in another state legal battle over gay marriage, announcing that the federal government would recognize same-sex marriages that were recently held in Michigan.
Discussion: Advocate
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
Eric Holder recognizes Michigan gay marriages  —  The federal government will recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in Michigan in the time between two court rulings that legalized, then suspended, same-sex marriage in the state, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday.
Discussion: USA Today and Daily Kos
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.
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 …
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
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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Prof. Michael McConnell (Stanford) on the Hobby Lobby arguments
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.”
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Firedoglake
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Vulnerable Dems push ObamaCare changes
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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:
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.
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 …
Yahoo! News:
Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam War POW and U.S. senator, dies  —  By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeremiah Denton, a former U.S. senator who was held as a prisoner of war by North Vietnam for seven years and revealed his treatment by blinking the word “torture” in Morse code in a TV interview …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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)
Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
Univision Works Overtime To Get Latinos Enrolled In Obamacare  —  The Spanish-language network has embarked on a company-wide initiative — through news and special programming — to get Latinos to sign up for health insurance.  “[The law] has an outsized impact on our audience …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Matt Ridley / Wall Street Journal:
Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm  —  Even while it exaggerates the amount of warming, the IPCC is becoming more cautious about its effects.  —  The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will shortly publish the second part of its latest report, on the likely impact of climate change.
Discussion: Power Line and Washington Times
 
 
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Greg Botelho / CNN:
Appeals court upholds challenged parts of Texas abortion law
Shawn Johnson / wpr.org:
Mary Burke Says She Can't Self-Fund Campaign
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Alabamans Struggle Most to Afford Healthcare and Medicine
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Study: $10B in O-Care subsidies so far
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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 …
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Duane Lester / The Missouri Torch:
Sikeston Teacher Tearfully Describes Bullying and Intimidation She Suffered for Opposing Common Core (Video)
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Lessons for Other States from Kansas' Massive Tax Cuts
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