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11:15 AM ET, April 5, 2014

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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Citizens United and the defenestration of Brendan Eich.  —  (Best of the tube this weekend: Catch us on “The Journal Editorial Report” discussing the GOP's 2014 Senate prospects and the Supreme Court's latest free-speech case.  Fox News Channel, Saturday at 2 p.m. ET, with a repeat showing Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.)
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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Why Mozilla's Chief Had to Resign  —  What conclusions should we draw about Silicon Valley from what happened at Mozilla?  —  Two weeks ago, Brendan Eich was appointed as chief executive of the open-source software company that makes the Firefox Web browser, among other products.
CNN:
Report: Chinese ship hears pulse signal in south Indian Ocean  —  (CNN) — A Chinese patrol ship searching for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean discovered Saturday the pulse signal used by so-called black boxes, state news agency Xinhua reported.
Discussion: Liberaland, Mediaite and Gawker
Jose A. Rodriguez Jr / Washington Post:
I ran the CIA interrogation program.  No matter what the Senate report says, I know it worked.  —  Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. is the former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service and the author of “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives.”
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: ABC News, Washington Monthly and WMUR
Brian Beutler / Salon:
Greediest family on earth: Proof Koch brothers have just one political principle  —  Would you believe me if I told you that the Koch brothers actively participate in, and benefit from, a healthcare system in which the government subsidizes private insurance; carriers are prohibited …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
WTSP.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Fiancée of murdered Ft.Hood solider speaks  —  Sgt. First Class Danny Ferguson just returned from Afghanistan.  The movement specialist was working at Ft. Hood when 34-year-old Ivan Lopez snapped and opened fire.  —  STORY: Fort Hood shooter had mental health problems
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.
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Show Low Levels of Concern on Global Warming  —  Worry about other environmental problems increasing … PRINCETON, NJ — The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a new report this week warning of the existing and potentially severe adverse future impact …
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Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
Shock peer-reviewed paper provides ‘rationale’ …
Detroit Free Press:
Muslim parent upset over school flyer promoting church's Easter egg hunt  —  Some Muslim parents are concerned about public schools in Dearborn handing out flyers to all students advertising an Easter egg hunt, saying it violates the principle of church and state separation.
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
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Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Counting by States  —  The Democrats' Senate problem.
Discussion: Power Line
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 keep, alternatives needed
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Daily Kos
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
Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard:
$1.5M Hotel Bill for President Obama's One-Day Visit to Brussels  —  In late March, President Obama took a week-long trip through Europe which included a stop of less than 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium for meetings with the European Union and NATO.  The president stayed at The Hotel …
 
 
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Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Ready to Smirk  —  The communications giant Comcast announced …
Michael Crowley / TIME:
Mike Rogers Says Obama Has Gone ‘Kinder, Gentler’ Against al-Qaeda
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Wall Street Journal:
Mark Cuban and Thomas Melsheimer: How the Feds Rig Their Prosecutions
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Ruling Spurs Rush for Cash in Both Parties
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Washington Post: No Correction, But You Can Have a Reprint of the Article!
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Joe Schoffstall / Capitol City Project:
Hillary struggles to list accomplishments during tenure as Secretary of State
Discussion: Mediaite and Power Line
David Brooks / New York Times:
Party All the Time  —  Over the last several decades …
Discussion: Right Turn
Ben Goad / The Hill:
Is it Clarence Thomas's court?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judge Plans To Strike Down Ohio Marriage Recognition Ban
Discussion: Hit & Run, The Week and Joe. My. God.
 

 
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