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8:45 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:
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Mozilla Co-Founder Brendan Eich Resigns as CEO, Leaves Foundation Board  —  Brendan Eich, the well-known techie who has gotten swept up in a controversy about his support of California's anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8, is resigning as CEO of for-profit Mozilla Corporation and also from the board …
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said on Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company's web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage.
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 …
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 …
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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Burgess Everett / Politico:   Senate panel votes to declassify CIA report
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
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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Joe Klein / TIME:
Obamacare: Mend it, Don't End it
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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 …
Isaac Brekken / The Nation:
Yes, let's erase stigma.  But feminists, please: let's not forget to talk about male privilege.  —  This article appeared in the April 21, 2014 edition of The Nation.  —  On the left, prostitution used to be seen as a bad thing: part of the general degradation of the working class, and the subjugation of women, under capitalism.
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.
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Karyn Bruggeman / NationalJournal.com:
Why Obamacare's Not Playing in Governors' Races
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Both Fort Hood Shooters Bought Their Guns At The Same Store  —  The man identified as the gunman in Wednesday's mass shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas purchased his gun from the same store where Major Nidal Hasan purchased a gun he used when he killed 13 people at the base in 2009, according to reports.
Discussion: Firedoglake, CNN and Liberaland
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
How McCutcheon Could Come Back to Haunt the Republican Party  —  When my kids were younger, I loved to roughhouse with them.  For a while, we'd all have fun.  But then I'd get tired and want to stop, only to realize, to my dismay, that they were just getting started.  I'd created something I could no longer control.
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Washington Post:
With Israeli-Palestinian peace talks faltering, Kerry must decide how to proceed
Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Called Out on Ortiz's Selfie With Obama
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Paul Ryan's Huge Medicare Shift
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judge Rules Existing Civil Rights Law Can Protect Gay People From Job Bias
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Americans Say 75 Percent of Politicians Are Corrupted, 70 Percent Use Political Power to Hurt Enemies
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
We're Not No. 1!  We're Not No. 1!  —  We in the United States grow …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Latest Benghazi hearing is another Republican flop
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