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9:25 AM ET, April 9, 2014

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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.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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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
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 …
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Jason Grant / New Jersey Online:
David Wildstein met for several days with federal prosecutors in Newark, report says
Discussion: Balloon Juice, Daily Kos and News Desk
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
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.
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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 …
Discussion: The Week and Eschaton
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Associated Press:
Database: Some Docs Getting Millions From Medicare
Discussion: Politico
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
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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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.
Joshua Holland / BillMoyers.com:
Obamacare Is Widening the Gap Between “Red” and “Blue” America  —  Red and blue state map, based on returns in last four presidential elections.  (Wikimedia Commons/ Angr)  —  The fact that the citizens of “red” and “blue” states live in what are essentially two countries with very different governments …
CNN:
Pol nabbed in arms trade scheme, feds say  —  San Francisco (CNN) — Leland Yee needed cash.  —  First, the ambitious California state senator had to fund his 2011 race for mayor of San Francisco.  When he came in fifth, he was stuck with $70,000 in campaign debt that he had to retire …
Discussion: NewsBusters and National Review
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 …
Discussion: Instapundit
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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CNN:
First on CNN: Husband on kissing congressman: ‘He has wrecked my life’
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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Wall Street Journal:
Off the ObamaCare Deep End
Discussion: The Other McCain
 
 
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Mike Huckabee / CNN:
Not ‘homophobic’ but on the ‘right side of the Bible’
Jon Boone / Guardian:
Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder goes into hiding
Discussion: The Week
Tauriq Moosa / Guardian:
Robots and sex: creepy or cool?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and NewsBusters
Harold Pollack / healthinsurance.org:
Reports of ACA demise: greatly exaggerated
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg / The Huffington Post:
An Open Letter to Public School Teachers: We Apologize
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Peters regains lead in MI-Sen, Snyder continues to hold small edge
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Jeb Bush backlash part of plan
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Igor Bobic / Talking Points Memo:
Furious Eric Holder Snaps At GOP Rep: 'You Don't Want To Go There, Buddy' (VIDEO)
Sarah Knapton / Telegraph:
We should give up tying to save the world from climate change, says James Lovelock
Frank Rich / New York Magazine:
Scandal Loves a Clinton
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Jon Lovett / The Atlantic Online:
The Culture of Shut Up  —  There once was a remote village deep …
 

 
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David Carr / New York Times:
Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood's Failings, Too

Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic

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