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4:50 PM ET, April 6, 2014

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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 …
Discussion: Liberaland and The Raw Story
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Ed O'Keefe / Post Politics:
Jeb Bush to make decision on 2016 by the end of this year  —  Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that he will base his decision on whether to run for president in 2016 on whether he thinks he can mount a campaign that would transcend the modern-day mechanics of such a run.
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Associated Press:
Jeb Bush sets decision deadline  —  WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush says all the speculation about whether he'll run for president in 2016 is actually getting him more attention than if he had already entered the race.  —  The former Republican governor of Florida said that's not by design, and that he'll make his decision before year's end.
Discussion: CNN
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: Marginal REVOLUTION and ParaPundit
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Glenn Hubbard / Wall Street Journal:   The Unemployment Puzzle: Where Have All the Workers Gone?
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
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.
Discussion: Guardian and Politico
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Katie Glueck / Politico:   Pelosi says ACA employer mandate stays
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 …
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
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.
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.
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 …
Washington Post:
Samantha Power: learning to play the diplomat's game  —  In the winter of 2009, a stubborn, decade-old question preoccupied a grimly determined group within the Obama administration: Why hadn't the United States signed a treaty banning land mines?  —  The mines produce particularly gruesome …
Discussion: NewsBusters
 
 
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Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Plaintiff in Campaign-Finance Case Supports Some Limits
Los Angeles Times:
Yee's votes and checks often coincide
Discussion: Hot Air
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Report: Rep. Nick Rahall considered retirement
Michael Kinsley / Washington Post:
The solution to money in politics
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and The Reaction
Reggie Aqui / KGW-TV:
Westmoreland grocer wants to clear up gay rights controversy
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and American Power
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Erik Wemple:
Court ruling: Case against MSNBC's Ed Schultz may proceed
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide
Discussion: Washington Post