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9:20 AM ET, March 31, 2014

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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Record volume for O-Care exchanges  —  The federal health insurance marketplace saw record volume for a Saturday, and operators at the federal call centers struggled to keep up with the volume of calls as consumers flooded the ObamaCare exchanges ahead of Monday's enrollment deadline.
Discussion: CNN and Taylor Marsh
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John Kerry / US Department of State:
Press Availibility - Paris, France  —  Press Availability Secretary of State Chief of Mission Residence  —  SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody.  Thank you very much for your patience.  I know it's late, at least here.  And I apologize to everyone for running a little late, but we spent a fair amount of time in these talks.
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Leslie H. Gelb / The Daily Beast:
Obama Must Show He'll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine
CNN:
Kerry: Russia supports finding a diplomatic solution to crisis in Ukraine
Discussion: Liberaland
Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
Judge: Probation for du Pont heir in daughter rape because ‘he would not fare well’ in prison  —  A Superior Court judge who sentenced an heir to the du Pont fortune to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter wrote in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and suggested …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Cris Barrish / delawareonline:
Judge said du Pont heir ‘will not fare well’ in prison  —  A Superior Court judge who sentenced a wealthy du Pont heir to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter noted in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and needed treatment instead of time behind bars, court records show.
Discussion: Liberaland and FreakOutNation
Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Panel's Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come  —  YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world's oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control.
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CNN:
Little time left to turn down the world's heat, U.N. says
Discussion: Liberaland
Juan Williams / The Hill:
O-Care perception bests reality  —  Last week, in the run-up to Monday's deadline for enrolling in ObamaCare, I called one of the few people with a hand in designing both the Affordable Care Act and the Massachusetts healthcare reform plan signed into law in 2006 by then-Gov. Mitt Romney (R).
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
Other People's Pathologies  —  Over the past week or so, Jonathan Chait and I have enjoyed an ongoing debate over the rhetoric the president employs when addressing African Americans.  Here is my initial installment, Chait's initial rebuttal, my subsequent reply, and Chait's latest riposte.
Discussion: Bloomberg View and Gawker
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Inside the Koch-Funded Ads Giving Dems Fits  —  In one of the ads Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has put on the air this year, a thirtysomething actress stands against a white backdrop and looks into the camera.  “People don't like political ads,” she says plaintively.  “I don't like them either.
Michael Lewis / New York Times:
An Adaptation From ‘Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,’ by Michael Lewis  —  Before the collapse of the U.S. financial system in 2008, Brad Katsuyama could tell himself that he bore no responsibility for that system.  He worked for the Royal Bank of Canada, for a start.
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Jobs and Skills and Zombies  —  A few months ago, Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and Marlene Seltzer, the chief executive of Jobs for the Future, published an article in Politico titled “Closing the Skills Gap.”  They began portentously: “Today, nearly 11 million Americans are unemployed.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
How You, I, and Everyone Got the Top 1 Percent All Wrong  —  Unveiling the real story behind the richest of the rich  —  For years, I've been making the same embarrassing mistake about U.S. economic inequality.  Sorry.  —  I've written, over and over, that the most important divide …
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Hopes Frustrated, Many Latinos Reject the Ballot Box Altogether  —  AURORA, Colo. — As the weather warms, Lizeth Chacon is anticipating a new season of registering Latino voters — yet dreading experiences like one late last year, when she came upon a skate park full of older teenagers.
 
 
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Andrew Kohut / Wall Street Journal:
The Demographics Behind the Democrats' 2014 Troubles
Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
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Colin Campbell / The New York Observer:
Congressman Michael Grimm Fund-Raises Off ‘Anti-Catholic’ Bill Maher
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Is Obama pivot to Asia on hold?
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