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The White House / BuzzFeed:
7 Reasons Why Vice President Biden Thinks You Should Get Covered By March 31  —  Because it could literally save your life.  —  BUZZFEED USER  —  This post was created by a user and has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff.  BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations.
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ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Obamacare Enrollment Tops 6 Million
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg View:
Three Possible Reasons for Latest Obamacare Delay
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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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
The Lawsuit That Could Still Destroy Obamacare  —  A few street blocks away from Supreme Court oral arguments Tuesday on the contraceptive mandate, an appeals court heard a separate case that poses a far greater threat to Obamacare and could cripple the law.
Abby D. Phillip / ABC News:
Chris Christie Says Aides in Bridge Scandal ‘Inexplicably Stupid’ … New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said today that former aides were “inexplicably stupid” when they allegedly shut down lanes of busy George Washington Bridge and flooded a New Jersey town with traffic.
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Report: Messy office dynamics in Bridgegate
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
In our effort to connect the whole world with Internet.org, we've been working on ways to beam internet to people from the sky.  —  Today, we're sharing some details of the work Facebook's Connectivity Lab is doing to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Considers Streaming Media Service  —  Amazon.com Inc. is considering an advertising-supported streaming television and music-video service, a departure from its strategy of linking video to its $99-a-year Prime subscription service, according to people close to the company.
Shiryn Ghermezian / Algemeiner.com:
Victim Breaks Down in Footage From Aftermath of Brutal Anti-Semitic Attack in France (PHOTOS/VIDEO)  —  Jewish teacher attacked in Paris.  Photo: David.  —  The Algemeiner has acquired photos and footage from the aftermath of a horrific anti-Semitic attack that took place in Paris, France late last week.
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.
Emily E. Smith / Oregonian:
Jessica Dutro murder trial: Motive for Tigard killing was 4-year-old's perceived homosexuality, prosecutors say  —  Jessica Dutro believed her 4-year-old son, Zachary Dutro-Boggess was gay, prosecutors told the court Wednesday, and that was her motive for subjecting him to deadly beatings.
Daniel Newhauser / Roll Call:
Secret ‘Doc Fix’ Deal Angers Rank and File (Video)  —  The House on Thursday passed a bill that likely did not have the votes to pass.  —  It was clear that a bill to avert a pay hike for doctors was short on support, so Republican leaders struck a closed-door agreement with Democrats to pass …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
House Abruptly Passes Medicare Pay Fix By Voice Vote
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership  —  Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama's ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.
cbpp.org:
Lessons for Other States from Kansas' Massive Tax Cuts  —  Tax cuts enacted in Kansas in 2012 were among the largest ever enacted by any state, and have since been held up by tax-cut proponents in other states as a model worth replicating.  In truth, Kansas is a cautionary tale, not a model.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and GovBeat
Duane Lester / The Missouri Torch:
Sikeston Teacher Tearfully Describes Bullying and Intimidation She Suffered for Opposing Common Core (Video)  —  When you think about bullying in public schools, it's generally in the context of a bigger kid picking on a smaller kid.  According to Susan Kimball, a kindergarten teacher …
Discussion: BizPac Review and The PJ Tatler
Amnesty International USA:
Death Sentences and Executions 2013 … 2013 was marked by some challenging setbacks on the journey to abolition of the death penalty.  Four countries - Indonesia, Kuwait, Nigeria and Viet Nam - resumed executions and there was a significant rise in the number of people executed during …
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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
How Putin Bullies Obama  —  The U.S. president declares a lack of interest in the Russian's motives—and it shows.  —  On a playground or in a bar, the most important thing to know about a bully is his motivation.  What ticks him off?  Who's his next victim?  If it's you, how do you avoid a butt-kicking?
 
 
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Ian Bremmer / New York Times:
A Tortured Policy Toward Russia
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Michael K. Lavers / Washington Blade:
Lesbian couple files marriage lawsuit in Puerto Rico
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Bloomberg:
Citigroup Fails Fed's Stress Test as BofA Gets Dividend Boost
Bill Schmalfeldt / Liberaland:
The Release Of Roger Shuler Is Good News, But The Fight Continues
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Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Why Can't the Left Govern?
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Oversight Dems To Issa: Drop The Charade And Let's Do Some Real Work
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Krugman-Silver Sparring Match
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Conservatives Are Taking the Gun Fight to Knives
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