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9:55 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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The News Star:
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 …
Adam Weinstein / Gawker:
Kissy Congressman Confesses to Texting Stranger: “I Messed Up”  —  Last night, after Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) publicly apologized for snogging, on surveillance video, in his congressional office, a staffer who was not his wife, he received a text from a stranger: “Hey bro.  How's your day goin.”
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
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
House GOP Leader Yanks Column From ‘Inappropriate’ Breitbart Site  —  House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sided on Monday with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over Breitbart News, requesting that his column be pulled from the news outlet's new California website.
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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 …
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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Experts Find a Door Ajar in an Internet Security Method Thought Safe  —  A flaw has been discovered in one of the Internet's key security methods, potentially forcing a wide swath of websites to make changes to protect the security of consumers.  —  The problem was first discovered by a team …
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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Wall Street Journal:
Off the ObamaCare Deep End
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
I guess I am the only one defending CNN on this one ...  First, watch Fox News Channel...now read below:  —  It has become real popular to criticize CNN for its wall to wall coverage of flight 370.  And yes, I know, you can always find the dopey thing said by any anchor or guest and keep showing …
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.
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 …
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.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Why Jeb Bush Is A Terrible Candidate  —  Stop this boomlet before it starts.  —  Jeb Bush during the first round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., this February.  —  Michael Fiala / Reuters  —  I'm not of the generation of political reporters …
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
Charles Krauthammer hits Jeb Bush comments
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 …
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
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
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 …
 
 
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