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9:50 PM ET, March 30, 2014

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Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Chris Christie apologizes for ‘occupied territories’ remark  —  LAS VEGAS - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a Saturday afternoon meeting with Sheldon Adelson apologized for stepping on a fault line in fraught Middle East politics during a speech he gave earlier in the day, according to a source familiar with the conversation.
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Washington Post:
Influential Republicans working to draft Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential race
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Seeking Political Revival, Christie Joins '16 Contenders at G.O.P. Forum
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Blind to the System's Ingenuity and Ability to Reinvent  —  I have long thought that Marx's fixation on the labor theory of value made his technical economic analyses of little worth.  Marx was dead certain for ontological reasons that exchange-value was created by human socially-necessary labor …
New York Times:
New G.O.P. Bid to Limit Voting in Swing States  —  CINCINNATI — Pivotal swing states under Republican control are embracing significant new electoral restrictions on registering and voting that go beyond the voter identification requirements that have caused fierce partisan brawls.
CNN:
Kerry: Russia supports finding a diplomatic solution to crisis in Ukraine  —  (CNN) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday after four hours of talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Russia had reaffirmed its commitment to finding a diplomatic solution in Ukraine …
Discussion: Liberaland
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Matthew Lee / ABC News:
Kerry Set to See Russian FM on Ukraine
Discussion: CNN and Associated Press
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
A Mudslide, Foretold  —  DON'T tell me, please, that nobody saw one of the deadliest landslides in American history coming.  Say a prayer or send a donation for a community buried under a mountain of mud along a great river in Washington State, the Stillaguamish.
Discussion: The Mahablog and Daily Kos
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
California Farmers Short of Labor, and Patience  —  HURON, Calif. — When Chuck Herrin, who runs a large farm labor contracting company, looks out at the hundreds of workers he hires each year to tend to the countless rows of asparagus, grapes, tomatoes, peaches and plums, he often seethes in frustration.
Discussion: Power Line
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
Nearly twice as many whites as blacks favor the death penalty.  There is a simple, and disturbing, reason why.  —  We hear a lot about the racial disparity in death penalty sentencing, namely, that black Americans are dramatically overrepresented on death row.
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Chickens come home to roost for Obama  —  Today's quiz: What do Vladimir Putin's aggression and ObamaCare's troubles have in common?  OK, that was too easy.  —  It is impossible to dismiss as mere coincidence the Russian Bear's invasion of Ukraine and the continuing mayhem of the Affordable Care Act.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Rogers to target ‘celebrity politicians’  —  House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Sunday that his new radio gig will give him the chance to stand up to “celebrity politicians” with dangerous ideas on national security.  —  Rogers, who announced he would not seek reelection on Friday …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Liberaland
Charles Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Consider marrying young.  Be wary of grand passions.  Watch ‘Groundhog Day’ (again).  Advice on how to live to the fullest  —  The transition from college to adult life is treacherous, and this is nowhere more visible than among new college graduates in their first real jobs.
Discussion: Althouse and Liberal Values
James Hohmann / Politico:
How Jeanne Shaheen plans to dismantle Scott Brown in New Hampshire  —  Part of an occasional series on the hottest races of the 2014 midterm election.  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.— During his first days as an all-but-certain candidate for Senate in New Hampshire, Scott Brown belted out Bachman-Turner Overdrive's …
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
WATCH: SNL's Obama Makes Out with Justin Bieber to Push Healthcare.gov  —  After Barack Obama went on Zach Galifinakis's Between Two Ferns to push Healthcare.gov, there wasn't much else he could do in pop culture without jumping his own personal shark.  This week's cold open on SNL imagined a future in which he did.
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Power Line
 
 
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Scott Bixby / The Daily Beast:
Creationists Stall Eight-Year-Old Girl's Idea for State Fossil for South Carolina
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Gardiner Harris / New York Times:
Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land
Discussion: Liberaland
Abul Taher / Daily Mail:
Fury as fanatic who trained 7/7 bomber sets up Islamic PRIMARY SCHOOL in Britain
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Kambiz Foroohar / Bloomberg:
Iran Names 1979 U.S. Embassy Hostage-Taker Its UN Envoy
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US: No Palestinian prisoner release is violation of terms of talks
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