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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Former CIA Director Calls Female Senator Too ‘Emotional’ On Torture Report  —  Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has chaired the Senate's Intelligence Committee for five years.  So when she suggested last month that investigators should make public a report on the U.S.'s interrogation techniques …
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Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Hayden suggests Feinstein too ‘emotional’ about CIA interrogation techniques  —  Former CIA and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden suggested Sunday that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) might have compromised the objectivity of a report …
Jose A. Rodriguez Jr / Washington Post:
I ran the CIA interrogation program. No matter what the Senate report says, I know it worked.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The New Gay Orthodoxy  —  TO appreciate how rapidly the ground has shifted, go back just two short years, to April 2012.  President Obama didn't support marriage equality, not formally.  Neither did Hillary Clinton.  And few people were denouncing them as bigots whose positions rendered them too divisive …
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Yitz Jordan / Quartz:
Mozilla only made things worse by letting CEO Brandon Eich go
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Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Brendan Eich And Hillary Clinton
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Pelosi: Cheney is ‘proud’ of Bush-era CIA that misled public  —  (CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said former Vice President Dick Cheney “set a tone and attitude for the CIA” that allowed for the controversial techniques used by the agency in the Bush-era detention and interrogation program.
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Pelosi says ACA employer mandate stays  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday is dismissing reports of the suggestion by former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs that the employer mandate of Obamacare might not take effect.  —  Pelosi's comments came in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's …
New York Times:
To Strike at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney  —  WASHINGTON — After months of wincing in the face of negative ads funded by the industrialists David and Charles Koch, Democrats believe they have finally found a way to fight back: attacking the brothers' sprawling business conglomerate …
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Is Obamacare too big to fail?  —  Enrollment success ends debate on repeal but opens it on fixes.  —  President Barack Obama is accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden as he delivers a statement on the Affordable Care Act at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Booman Tribune
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
For Dems, a problem with seniors  —  Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year.  —  The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing them by 16 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and 12 points in the 2012 presidential race.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
New Obama order to lead midterm equal pay push  —  At the White House Tuesday, President Barack Obama will sign two new executive actions on equal pay as Senate Democrats move for a show-vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act — launching Democrats' first large-scale coordinated message effort ahead of this year's midterms.
Discussion: CNN and Hinterland Gazette
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama now outpacing George W. Bush on judges
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Automation Alone Isn't Killing Jobs  —  Although the labor market report on Friday showed modest job growth, employment opportunities remain stubbornly low in the United States, giving new prominence to the old notion that automation throws people out of work.
Discussion: ParaPundit and Marginal REVOLUTION
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Glenn Hubbard / Wall Street Journal:
The Unemployment Puzzle: Where Have All the Workers Gone?
Discussion: News Desk
Katie Glueck / Politico:
White House talked with Samsung about Ortiz selfie  —  The White House has had “conversations” with Samsung over Red Sox player David Ortiz's “selfie” picture with President Barack Obama, which was reportedly part of a promotional initiative for the company, White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday.
Discussion: CNN
Los Angeles Times:
Yee's votes and checks often coincide  —  State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Federal Building in San Francisco after a court appearance.  Yee was arrested by FBI agents last week on charges of criminal corruption and conspiring to illegally traffic firearms.  (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / March 31, 2014)
Discussion: Hot Air
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Report: Rep. Nick Rahall considered retirement  —  Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) was talked out of retiring by Democratic leadership who promised him more campaign funds, according to a report.  —  Rahall “was about to retire a couple of weeks ago,” CNN's John King said Sunday morning on “Inside Politics.”
 
 
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