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10:45 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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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.
National Review:   Corrosive Conformity  —  In 2008, Barack Obama and Brendan Eich …
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
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
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, Liberaland and Althouse
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
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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Montgomery Advertiser:
Alabama House approves call to put same-sex marriage ban in U.S. Constitution  —  The Alabama House of Representatives Wednesday approved a resolution calling for a convention to put a same-sex marriage ban in the U.S. Constitution.  —  Passage of the resolution infuriated Rep. Patricia Todd …
Discussion: Liberaland and Daily Kos
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
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.
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
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
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
 
 
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Ben White / Politico:
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Bush 41 Reunion Looks to Burnish His Legacy
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Washington Post:
With Israeli-Palestinian peace talks faltering, Kerry must decide how to proceed
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Isaac Brekken / The Nation:
Yes, let's erase stigma. But feminists, please: let's not forget to talk about male privilege.
Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Called Out on Ortiz's Selfie With Obama
Discussion: The Fix and Mashable
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Paul Ryan's Huge Medicare Shift
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