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11:35 AM ET, April 4, 2014

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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:
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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 …
Mitchell / The Mozilla Blog:
Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO
Brendan Eich:
The Next Mission  —  Slides for the brief talk that I gave …
Discussion: New York Times
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire
Bryan Preston / The PJ Tatler:
The Fascist Thugs Win One: Firefox CEO Steps Down (Update: IRS Role Exposed)
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Mozilla Co-Founder Brendan Eich Resigns as CEO, Leaves Foundation Board
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!
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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 …
Joe Klein / TIME:
Obamacare: Mend it, Don't End it
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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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Peter Baker / New York Times:
George Bush's Portrait Exhibition Opens in Dallas  —  A dour Vladimir Putin glares ever so frostily, full of menace, free of mirth, ready to annex any passer-by unwise enough to get too close.  —  Tony Blair stares ahead, sober and resolute.  Hamid Karzai, in traditional green cap and cape …
Discussion: Hot Air and Gawker
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Bush 41 Reunion Looks to Burnish His Legacy
Discussion: ABC News
Scott Stump / TODAY:
George W. Bush tells Jenna: I hope world leaders see ‘spirit’ of my portraits
Discussion: Gawker, The Fix and The Week
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.
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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Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
AP PHOTOGRAPHER KILLED, REPORTER WOUNDED  —  You are here  —  Home » Afghanistan » AP photographer killed, reporter wounded  —  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire …
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 …
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
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner says there's ‘no question’ mentally ill shouldn't have guns  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday said there's “no question” that mentally ill people should be prevented from buying guns, a day after a soldier with a history of mental illness killed three people at Fort Hood in Texas.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Politico
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Kerry's folly, Chapter 3  —  When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations?  First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar al-Assad from power.
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Washington Post:
With Israeli-Palestinian peace talks faltering, Kerry must decide how to proceed
hrms.urban.org:
QuickTake: Number of Uninsured Adults Falls by 5.4 Million since 2013  —  Sharon K. Long, Genevieve M. Kenney, Stephen Zuckerman, Douglas Wissoker, Dana Goin, Michael Karpman, and Nathaniel Anderson  —  The Urban Institute's Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) has been tracking insurance coverage since the first quarter of 2013.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Centrist Republicans cool to minimum wage hike compromise  —  Senate Republican centrists are reacting coolly to Sen. Susan Collins's (R-Maine) effort to reach a compromise on the minimum wage, imperiling progress on President Obama's top economic agenda item.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
 
 
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