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10:20 AM ET, April 4, 2014

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Mitchell / The Mozilla Blog:
Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO  —  Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn't live up to it.  We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it's because we haven't stayed true to ourselves.  —  We didn't act like you'd expect Mozilla to act.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
The Hounding Of A Heretic … The guy who had the gall to express his First Amendment rights and favor Prop 8 in California by donating $1,000 has just been scalped by some gay activists.  After an OKCupid decision to boycott Mozilla, the recently appointed Brendan Eich just resigned under pressure:
National Review:
Corrosive Conformity  —  In 2008, Barack Obama and Brendan Eich both were against gay marriage.  Senator Obama averred his support for the one-man/one-woman view of marriage, while Mr. Eich, a cofounder of the Mozilla web-browser company, donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8 …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Mozilla Co-Founder Brendan Eich Resigns as CEO, Leaves Foundation Board
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire
Discussion: Power Line and Clayton Cramer
Brendan Eich:
The Next Mission  —  Slides for the brief talk that I gave …
Discussion: New York Times
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Mozilla CEO “resigns” after uproar over his opposition to gay marriage
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Networks Snub Obama On Primetime Health Care Address  —  The White House sought primetime air the day Obamacare hit 7 million signups.  —  Larry Downing / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout …
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: A Catastrophe Like No Other  —  The president tries to put a good face on ObamaCare.  —  Put aside the numbers for a moment, and the daily argument.  —  “Seven point one million people have signed up!”  —  “But six million people lost their coverage and were forced onto the exchanges!
Joe Klein / TIME:
Obamacare: Mend it, Don't End it
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Kyle Whitmire / al.com:
Alabama House resolution calls for US Constitution same-sex marriage ban, but did anyone read it?  —  MONTGOMERY, Alabama — One Alabama lawmaker is crying foul after the Alabama House today approved a resolution calling for the United States Congress to convene an Article V constitutional convention to ban same-sex marriage.
Discussion: The Reaction
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James Taranto / Washington Post:
Justice Breyer turns the First Amendment on its head.  —  In his plurality opinion in yesterday's free-speech case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, Chief Justice John Roberts notes an anomaly in contemporary “liberal” First Amendment jurisprudence: “If the First Amendment protects flag burning …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Ruling's Breadth Hints That More Campaign Finance Dominoes May Fall
Colby Itkowitz / In the Loop:
Coats: 'I'm at the wrong hearing'  —  Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) was prepped for an appropriations hearing on the defense budget when he took his turn Wednesday afternoon, flipping papers on his lap, reading from them and commending the witness for his department's prompt response to a letter Coats …
George Bennett / Palm Beach Post:
Allen West's new book dotted with familiar, but fake, quotes from great Americans  —  Former Rep. Allen West outlines his political philosophy, warrior code and experiences as a black conservative in a new book that's peppered with quotations attributed to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other famous figures.
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition  —  IMMIGRATION GOOGLE FACEBOOK JOHN BOEHNER DICK DURBIN  —  Immigration reform advocates are fond of citing broad support for their cause.  But in fact the coalition behind the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive reform bill is fragile and loosely cobbled together.
Discussion: ParaPundit and Wall Street Journal
Hannah Hess / Hill Blotter:
Moran: Members Can't Afford to Live Decently in D.C. (Audio)  —  Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday.  —  Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
3 Decades In, Letterman Says He Will Sign Off  —  David Letterman Announces His Retirement Video by Late Show with David Letterman  —  David Letterman, the longest-running host in the history of late-night television, will retire from his CBS show next year, the latest shake-up in a roiling talk-show lineup.
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney.com:
David Letterman to retire
Washington Post:
Senate panel votes to release CIA interrogation report  —  The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to make public a long-awaited report that concludes that the CIA's use of brutal interrogation measures did not produce valuable intelligence and that the agency repeatedly misled government officials …
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Politico:   Senate panel votes to declassify CIA report
Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Google Is Having Trouble Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’  —  Google is trying to register the word “Glass” as a trademark for its computer-powered glasses.  But so far, the company and the U.S. trademark office aren't seeing eye to eye.  —  Google, which has successfully trademarked the term …
Discussion: The Week, Althouse and The Verge
Nick Brown / Reuters:
Anadarko Petroleum settles U.S.-wide clean-up case for $5.15 billion  —  (Reuters) - Energy company Anadarko Petroleum Corp agreed on Thursday to pay more than $5 billion to clean up areas across the United States polluted by nuclear fuel, wood creosote and rocket fuel waste that caused cancer and other health problems.
Melissa Anders / MLive.com:
Poll: Snyder leads Schauer in Michigan governor's race; Land, Peters in tight race for U.S. Senate  —  LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder continues to lead Mark Schauer in a new poll, though the Democratic challenger gained ground compared a similar survey last fall.
Discussion: Right Turn and RNC Research
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Karyn Bruggeman / NationalJournal.com:
Why Obamacare's Not Playing in Governors' Races
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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Yes, let's erase stigma. But feminists, please: let's not forget to talk about male privilege.
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