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9:15 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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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 …
Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters:
ABC Uses Footage of Hateful Westboro Baptist to Slime CEO Who Opposed Gay Marriage
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
ABC News:
ABC News Exclusive: Grand Jury Convened in Christie Bridge Scandal Probe … The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey has convened a grand jury to investigate the involvement of Governor Chris Christie's office in the George Washington Bridge scandal, ABC News has learned.
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Spokesman Bails On Christie To Become Scott Brown's Campaign Manager
Discussion: Washington Monthly
James Pindell / WMUR:
Former aide to serve as Scott Brown campaign manager
Discussion: ABC News
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Accidentally Reveals The Truth About The GOP's Obamacare Replacement  —  House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) admitted on Friday that Republicans would not be able to preserve the most popular elements of Obamacare if they repeal the law as a whole.
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Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Paul Ryan: Popular parts of Obamacare too costly to reinstate after repeal, alternatives needed  —  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 …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Daily Kos
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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Josh Dickey / Mashable:
Stephen Colbert Is CBS' Top Choice to Succeed Letterman, and He's Into It  —  Stephen Colbert is CBS' top choice to replace the retiring David Letterman, and has indicated that he's willing to take over the Late Show when the time comes, people familiar with both sides of the discussions tell Mashable.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Illinois Residents Least Trusting of Their State Government  —  North Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah rank at the top  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Illinois residents trust their state government to handle their state's problems far less than residents in any other state.
Discussion: Business Insider and GovBeat
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.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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James Taranto / Washington Post:
Justice Breyer turns the First Amendment on its head.
Discussion: RedState
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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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 …
David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
Pro-Pot, Pro-Gay, Anti-NSA... and Running for Senate  —  Meet Shenna Bellows, Maine's former ACLU chief who's looking to unseat Susan Collins with a mix of left and right issues that might appeal to millennials.  —  The baby boomers had John F. Kennedy—young, charismatic, and TV ready.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
Shock peer-reviewed paper provides ‘rationale’ for ‘information manipulation’ & ‘exaggeration’ in global warming debate to ‘enhance global welfare’  —  New Paper: It's OK to lie about climate?!  - Published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics  —  A new peer-reviewed paper published …
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: Mediaite and Power Line
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Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times:
Hillary Clinton: For women, ‘Double standard is alive and well’
Discussion: OnPolitics, ABC News and Althouse
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 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
Wall Street Journal:
Mark Cuban and Thomas Melsheimer: How the Feds Rig Their Prosecutions  —  In the Mark Cuban case, the SEC refused to turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense for three years.  —  On March 21, 2014, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White was once again quoted praising her agency as …
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
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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Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Ruling Spurs Rush for Cash in Both Parties
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
McKeon: No immigration in NDAA
Discussion: National Review and CNN
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Super Donor Sheldon Adelson Made $2.1 Billion In 2 Days Since ‘Adelson Primary’
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?
David Dayen / American Prospect:
Wall Street's Subsidy Safety Net
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Savannah Morning News:
Uncle Bubba's, co-owned by Paula Deen and her brother, closes after 10 years
Discussion: Shakesville and Guardian
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Kerry's folly, Chapter 3
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner says there's ‘no question’ mentally ill shouldn't have guns
Discussion: Politico and Hullabaloo
Ben White / Politico:
Democrats pray for economic spring
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: A Catastrophe Like No Other  —  The president tries …
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Post
 

 
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