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8:50 PM ET, April 8, 2014

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CNN:
First on CNN: Husband on kissing congressman: ‘He has wrecked my life’  —  (CNN) -The husband of the woman caught making out with Rep. Vance McAllister said the Louisiana Republican destroyed his life and marriage.  —  “I'm just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man.  I loved my wife so much.
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Pastor says McAllister staffer leaked video  —  A West Monroe minister says U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister's Monroe District Office manager leaked the video of the congressman's tryst with a former staff member who isn't the congressman's wife.  —  Danny Chance, pastor of Christian Life Church …
Wall Street Journal:
The ‘77 Cents on the Dollar’ Myth About Women's Pay  —  Once education, marital status and occupations are considered, the ‘gender wage gap’ all but disappears.  —  April 8 is “Equal Pay Day,” an annual event to raise awareness regarding the so-called gender wage gap.
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Peter Baker / New York Times:   Obama Signs Measures to Help Close Gender Gap in Pay
New York Times:
As Obama Spotlights Gender Gap in Wages, His Own Payroll Draws Scrutiny
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Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Wall Street Journal Abandons Massive Resistance Obamacare Strategy  —  We know that GOP leaders are suddenly, tepidly, willing to allow minor, bipartisan improvements to Obamacare to clear the House of Representatives.  But for the party's shift away from an obstinance-only strategy to evolve …
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Off the ObamaCare Deep End
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Jeb Bush backlash part of plan  —  'I'm saying, 'What the heck is this?  Is this the best we've got to offer?' he tells a listener.  AP Photo  —  Close  —  Rush Limbaugh told listeners Tuesday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's recent comment that some illegal immigration is an …
Igor Bobic / Talking Points Memo:
Furious Eric Holder Snaps At GOP Rep: 'You Don't Want To Go There, Buddy' (VIDEO)  —  The feud between Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) shows no signs of abating.  —  Under questioning by Gohmert at a House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Holder was again asked …
Jon Lovett / The Atlantic Online:
The Culture of Shut Up  —  There once was a remote village deep in the rainforest that had no contact with the outside world.  And in this small village there were only three village elders who had the ability to speak.  So they were in charge.  And they'd have arguments.
Henry Hanks / CNN:
Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die  —  14 comics that caused controversy  —  (CNN) — Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends.  This July, they'll find out how he dies.  —  “Life With Archie” #36 hits stores on July 16 …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Republicans Warn Of New Obamacare Reality: No Repeal Without Alternative  —  For all the challenges still facing Obamacare and its supporters, conservative health wonks are increasingly cautioning Republicans that the politics of the issue have changed in the wake of the 7 million initial sign-ups.
Robert Schmidt / Bloomberg:
SEC Goldman Lawyer Says Agency Too Timid on Wall Street Misdeeds  —  A trial attorney from the Securities and Exchange Commission said his bosses were too “tentative and fearful” to bring many Wall Street leaders to heel after the 2008 credit crisis, echoing the regulator's outside critics.
Jason Stein / JSOnline:
Gov. Scott Walker wants to finish college degree  —  By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison — More than two decades after leaving Marquette University without finishing up his degree, Gov. Scott Walker wants to earn his diploma.  —  A spokeswoman said the governor wants …
Codenomicom Ltd. http / Heartbleed Bug:
The Heartbleed Bug … Q&ampA  —  What is the CVE-2014-0160?  —  CVE-2014-0160 is the official reference to this bug.  CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) is the Standard for Information Security Vulnerability Names maintained by the MITRE.  Due to co-incident discovery a duplicate CVE …
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg / The Huffington Post:
An Open Letter to Public School Teachers: We Apologize  —  We are sorry.  On behalf of graduates of public schools, parents of children in public schools, those who value public education and teachers unions, we apologize.  Your profession has been vilified, scapegoated, mined for profit, and deprofessionalized.
Scott Gottlieb / Forbes:
Health Plan Premiums Are Skyrocketing According To New Survey Of 148 Insurance Brokers, With Delaware Up 100%, California 53%, Florida 37%, Pennsylvania 28%  —  Health insurance premiums are showing the sharpest increases perhaps ever according to a survey of brokers who sell coverage in the individual and small group market.
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Charles Krauthammer hits Jeb Bush comments  —  Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer says comments from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush about immigration being an act of love were “bizarre,” predicting that when the Republican enters the presidential race, those words will come back to haunt him.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Peters regains lead in MI-Sen, Snyder continues to hold small edge  —  PPP's newest Michigan poll finds that Gary Peters has reclaimed the lead over Terri Lynn Land in the Senate race as perceptions about the rollout of Obamacare have dramatically improved during the last four months.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
McConnell Sounds Off On 'The Left's Latest Bizarre Obsession'  —  On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) dismissed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) ongoing war against the Koch brothers as a “bizarre obsession” among Democrats designed to blow “kisses to their powerful pals on the left.”
Paul H. Tice / Wall Street Journal:
How Climate Change Conquered the American Campus  —  The top-paying job for grads last year: petroleum engineer, at $97,000.  Yet most colleges seem oddly uninterested.  —  Here is a college quiz.  While many parts of the U.S. economy struggle to recover from the Great Recession of 2008-09 …
Discussion: Gawker and National Review
Frank Rich / New York Magazine:
Scandal Loves a Clinton  —  Again?  But the harder their enemies hit, the stronger the couple becomes.  —  About the only political conviction uniting Americans in Election Year 2014 is that Election Year 2016 will be about Hillary Clinton.  The likelihood of her unannounced candidacy …
ThinkProgress:
Welcome To Shawnee, Oklahoma: The Worst City In America To Be Homeless  —  Gary Lynn Roy was too poor to live indoors.  At night, even when it was cold, even when it snowed, he slept outside.  He had no choice.  —  Gary Lynn Roy  —  CREDIT: Shawnee Rescue Mission's Facebook page
 
 
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