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4:55 PM ET, April 4, 2014

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Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Mozilla's Gay-Marriage Litmus Test Violates Liberal Values  —  A half-dozen years ago, Brendan Eich donated $1,000 to the campaign for Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that set out to ban same-sex marriage.  It passed with 52 percent of the vote, but was later overturned by the courts.
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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:
Michelangelo Signorile / The Huffington Post:
Dear Andrew Sullivan, ‘Left-Liberal Intolerance’ Did Not Bring Down Mozilla's CEO  —  Andrew Sullivan has come to the defense of the Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, writing that Eich is being treated as a “heretic,” a victim of “left-liberal intolerance” and the “ugly intolerance of parts of the gay movement …
National Review:
Corrosive Conformity  —  In 2008, Barack Obama and Brendan Eich …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters:
ABC Uses Footage of Hateful Westboro Baptist to Slime CEO Who Opposed Gay Marriage
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Scott Stump / Today:
Bush: Putin ‘dissed’ our pet, said his dog was ‘bigger, stronger, faster’  —  When former president George W. Bush unveiled his paintings of world leaders during an interview with daughter Jenna Bush Hager on TODAY Friday, it brought back memories of an encounter with Vladimir Putin that revealed …
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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 …
Discussion: RedState
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Ben Goad / The Hill:
Is it Clarence Thomas's court?  —  Justice Clarence Thomas's influence was on full display in the Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down a crucial campaign finance restriction.  —  And it's just one in a string of cases in which Thomas could be dragging the court toward his way of thinking.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judge Plans To Strike Down Ohio Marriage Recognition Ban  —  A prior decision by the judge was limited to recognizing same-sex couples' marriages on death certificates.  —  WASHINGTON — Following a hearing Friday, a federal judge in Ohio announced he plans to rule that Ohio …
Discussion: Hit & Run, The Week and Joe. My. God.
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Joe Schoffstall / Capitol City Project:
Hillary struggles to list accomplishments during tenure as Secretary of State  —  On April 3, 2014, Hillary Clinton spoke at the Women of the World Summit in New York City and was asked what she was most proud of during her tenure as Secretary of State.  Clinton could not provide …
Discussion: Power Line and Mediaite
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Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times:
Hillary Clinton: For women, ‘Double standard is alive and well’
Discussion: ABC News, OnPolitics and Althouse
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton: Media ‘double standard’ on women
Discussion: CNN and The Huffington Post
Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Paul Ryan: Popular parts of Obamacare too costly to reinstate after repeal  —  House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says in a new interview that it would be too costly for Republicans to reinstate some of the more popular provisions of Obamacare if and when the law is repealed …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Accidentally Reveals The Truth About The GOP's Obamacare Replacement
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: rubber hose and Althouse
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Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
Founding Father enthusiast Allen West's book filled with fake Founding Father quotes
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette and Liberaland
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Ruling Sets Off a Bipartisan Rush for Campaign Cash  —  Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader in the House, wasted little time on Thursday blasting the Supreme Court's latest decision freeing donors to spend more money on campaigns.
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
‘Be Quiet!’  Medal Of Honor Vet Shuts Down Advocate For More Guns On Military Bases (VIDEO)  —  An MSNBC military analyst repeatedly told an advocate for arming military personnel on bases to be quiet at the end of an on-air debate Friday.  —  Retired Col. Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Washington Post: No Correction, But You Can Have a Reprint of the Article!  —  After I demolished a Washington Post article that tried to link Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline, the Post promised Koch a correction.  That correction has yet to appear, but in the meantime, the Post's …
David Dayen / American Prospect:
Wall Street's Subsidy Safety Net  —  Financial reformers in both parties have insisted for years that the largest banks remain too big to fail, and that Dodd-Frank did not cleanse the system of this reality.  You can mark down this week as the moment that this morphed into conventional wisdom.
Discussion: susiemadrak.com
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Ronan Farrow Demonstrates That MSNBC Can't Stop Talking About The Koch Bros (VIDEO)  —  Viewers of MSNBC's Ronan Farrow have spoken, and they want more Koch.  —  Farrow asked his audience to choose the most underreported story of the week and the results will probably vindicate Democrats …
Discussion: Mediaite
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
McKeon: No immigration in NDAA  —  House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon said Friday that a proposal offering legal status to young undocumented immigrants who serve in the military will not be included in this year's National Defense Authorization Act.
Discussion: CNN
Javier Manjarres / The Shark Tank:
HHS “Started” Individual Obamacare Applications Prior To Deadline,Obtained Personal Info From States  —  In the closing days of the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was mailing out letters notifying certain Americans …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Party All the Time  —  Over the last several decades, the United States has adopted a series of campaign finance reform laws.  If these laws were designed to reduce the power of money in politics, they have failed.  Spending on political campaigns has exploded.  Washington booms with masses of lobbyists and consultants.
Discussion: Right Turn and The Fix
USA Today:
Millions by millions, CEO pay goes up  —  When it comes to executive pay, 2013 could be one for the record books, with 15 CEOs and other key members of publicly held companies gaining membership into the $100 million-plus compensation club, likely the most since before the 2008 financial crisis.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and NewsBusters
 
 
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James Pindell / WMUR:
Former aide to serve as Scott Brown campaign manager
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and ABC News
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Koch Email Urges Employees To Share Boss' WSJ Op-ed
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Raw Story
Charles Gaba / ACASignups.net:
California: Up to 500,000 more Exchange QHPs by 4/15! (UPDATED x2)
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Super Donor Sheldon Adelson Made $2.1 Billion In 2 Days Since ‘Adelson Primary’
Associated Press:
Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signs anti-gay bill
Discussion: Daily Kos
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Pro-Gun Okla. Lawmaker Takes Blame For Accidentally Shooting Fellow Hunter
Pat Buchanan / Townhall.com:
Whose Side Is God on Now?
Savannah Morning News:
Uncle Bubba's, co-owned by Paula Deen and her brother, closes after 10 years
Discussion: Shakesville and Guardian
 Earlier Items: 
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner says there's ‘no question’ mentally ill shouldn't have guns
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ben White / Politico:
Democrats pray for economic spring
Pyotr Vlasov / WorldMeets.US:
Russians Bid Farewell to the West (Gazeta, Russia)
Kyle Whitmire / al.com:
Alabama House resolution calls for US Constitution same-sex marriage ban, but did anyone read it?
Discussion: The Reaction
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: A Catastrophe Like No Other  —  The president tries …
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Post
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition
 

 
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