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11:20 AM ET, April 9, 2014

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Fox News:
Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali  —  Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Heartbleed security patches coming fast and furious  —  Summary: Fixes for the highly dangerous OpenSSL Heartbleed security hole are arriving now.  Update your servers ASAP.  —  Make no mistake about it.  The OpenSSL Heartbleed security hole is as serious for Internet security as a stage four cancer diagnosis would be for you.
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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Experts Find a Door Ajar in an Internet Security Method Thought Safe
Discussion: Tumblr Staff and JustOneMinute
New York Times:
Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts  —  A tiny fraction of the 880,000 doctors and other health care providers who take Medicare accounted for nearly a quarter of the roughly $77 billion paid out to them under the federal program, receiving millions of dollars each in some cases …
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Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Data uncover nation's top Medicare billers
Discussion: Wonkblog and The Verge
Associated Press:
Database: Some Docs Getting Millions From Medicare
Discussion: Politico
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Koch Brothers Received Millions In Obamacare Subsidies  —  Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Florida, in August, 2013.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack  —  Charles and David Koch may have spent millions of dollars opposing President Obama's …
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Charles Babington / Associated Press:   Many ‘Obamacare’ Critics Accepted Its Subsidies
Burgess Everett / Politico:
GOP not fazed by paycheck vote  —  Republicans working to improve their image among women aren't worried about suffering a political backlash if they follow through with plans to block the Paycheck Fairness Act.  —  Most Senate Republicans are expected to unite on Wednesday to block the legislation …
Discussion: Liberaland, Capitol Report and The Hill
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Democrats top GOP last month in Senate cash battle
Discussion: Politico
Mike Huckabee / CNN:
Not ‘homophobic’ but on the ‘right side of the Bible’  —  (CNN) - Mike Huckabee told an Iowa crowd on Tuesday that he's “not homophobic,” but believing marriage should be between one man and one woman is being “on the right side of the Bible.”  —  Huckabee, who is also a pastor, told a conservative crowd, “I'm not against anybody.
Kirsten Powers / USA Today:
Liberals' mob rule  —  Kickstarter's attempt to censor film about convicted abortion doctor is another example.  —  Last week brought a chilling reminder of how mercilessly some liberals will work to silence and marginalize people who hold views with which they disagree.
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  April 9, 2014 - New Jersey Bridgegate Probes: Whitewash V. Witch Hunt, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Gov. Christie's Approval Is Down, Bully-Meter Is Up  —  Watch Video: Assistant Director Tim Malloy discusses poll results  —  The investigation clearing New Jersey …
New York Times:
Global Warming Scare Tactics  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — IF you were looking for ways to increase public skepticism about global warming, you could hardly do better than the forthcoming nine-part series on climate change and natural disasters, starting this Sunday on Showtime.
Discussion: Guardian and Vox Popoli
Marc Bousquet / Chronicle of Higher Education:
The Moral Panic in Literary Studies  —  Over the past two decades, most academic disciplines have maintained the numbers of their tenure-track faculty members or added minimally, while hiring a lot more non-tenure-track faculty members, causing the percentage of tenurable professors to fall.
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Louie Gohmert: Eric Holder ‘persecutes’  —  Rep. Louie Gohmert insisted Wednesday there is no personal bad blood between him and Attorney General Eric Holder the day after the two got into a contentious exchange in a House hearing, but the Texas Republican said Holder isn't doing his job.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Douglas Burns / carrollspaper.com:
Clovis: Obama's race shields him from impeachment  —  Hinton Republican, former radio host, says he can talk language of GOP base  —  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis, a firebrand northwest Iowa conservative, says he believes many congressional Republicans want to impeach President Obama.
ABC News:
At Least 20 Injured After Stabbings at Pa. High School … As many as 20 people were injured after a stabbing spree inside Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., at the start of the school day, emergency management officials said.  —  Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens …
Discussion: Liberaland and The Gateway Pundit
The Hill:
Defectors likely to make margin on Ryan budget vote razor thin  —  More than 10 Republicans are expected to reject Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget blueprint, and many others remain undecided.  —  House GOP leaders have expressed confidence they will pass the budget measure …
Discussion: The Plum Line
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
McAllister might seek probe of kissing video  —  Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) is considering sending a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) requesting an FBI investigation into the release of a surveillance video that showed him kissing a former staff member, his office said.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
For Obama Presidency, Lyndon Johnson Looms Large  —  WASHINGTON — Two days before joining other presidents in Texas to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, President Obama tackled enduring inequality himself on Tuesday, in this case economic disparity based on gender.
Discussion: The Monkey Cage
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Obama's war on science and gullible women  —  This week President Obama took up theme that women are the victims of pay discrimination.  According to Obama, they are victims of discrimination because they earn 77 cents to every dollar that men earn.  Obama, of course, is the champion of these victims.
Vance McAllister / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Vance McAllister should resign, says state lawmaker  —  Rumors are already swirling over who will challenge U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, shown here in a 2013 campaign ad, for his 5th District seat after a video was released this week showing him kissing a married staffer.
Discussion: The Hill and Talking Points Memo
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
McCain blasts Kerry's ‘trifecta’ of disasters  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday accused Secretary of State John Kerry of presiding over a “trifecta” of foreign policy disasters.  —  McCain lambasted his former Senate colleague at a hearing in which Kerry faced wide-ranging criticism …
 
 
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The depth of the problem  —  Both the Australian and Chinese navies …
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
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Matt Grossmann / Washington Post:
U.S. policy has gone liberals' way for 70 years
Discussion: Bloomberg View
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Derek Wallbank / Bloomberg:
House Republicans to Delay Obamacare Replacement Rollout
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