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8:00 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:
Highlights from Chris Christie's news conference
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.
eng.kremlin.ru:
Telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama  —  Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States of America Barack Obama.  —  The two leaders continued exchanging views on the crisis in Ukraine.  —  Vladimir Putin drew Barack Obama
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Putin Calls Obama to Discuss Ukraine, White House Says  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Obama on Friday to discuss a proposal by Mr. Obama for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, and the two leaders agreed that diplomats …
Discussion: Liberaland
Amanda Cochran / CBS News:
President Obama reflects on his first meeting with Pope Francis
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
FiveThirtyEight Apologizes On Behalf Of Controversial Climate Science Writer  —  NEW YORK — Two prominent climate scientists say Roger Pielke Jr., a controversial writer at Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight site, sent emails threatening possible legal action in response to their criticism of his findings for the data-driven news site.
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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?
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.
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’
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Emily Langer / Washington Post:
Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., Vietnam POW and U.S. senator, dies  —  Jeremiah Denton, who survived nearly eight years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word “torture” in Morse code during a television interview, has died.  He was 89.
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Yahoo! News:
Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam War POW and U.S. senator, dies
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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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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 …
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 …
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Jim Acosta / CNN:
Obama administration: U.S. and Saudi Arabia ‘very much aligned’
Discussion: Politico
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
Sidestepping Equal Pay Attacks, Greg Abbott Tries To Accuse Wendy Davis Of Gender Discrimination  —  Texas gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) faces continued tough scrutiny over his campaign's position against equal pay for women.  His campaign has twice justified …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The PJ Tatler
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Democrats seize on equal pay as a midterm issue
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 …
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.
 
 
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Brian Winter / Reuters:
Brazil grows wary of Venezuela under Maduro, reduces support
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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jake Silverstein of Texas Monthly to Edit The New York Times Magazine
Nicole Enberg / ABC News:
Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins ABC News
Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Condoleezza Rice: U.S. can't afford to be war-weary
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Leland Yee, the Kochs, and the Press
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Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Obama administration to recognize same-sex marriages in Michigan
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Jonathan H. Adler / Washington Post:
Should The Post run a correction to the Koch oil sands story?
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Shawn Johnson / wpr.org:
Mary Burke Says She Can't Self-Fund Campaign
Discussion: Politico and Althouse
Matt Ridley / Wall Street Journal:
Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm
Discussion: Washington Times and Power Line
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Prof. Michael McConnell (Stanford) on the Hobby Lobby arguments
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Evangelical leader shows how GOP can finesse gay marriage
Discussion: Washington Monthly