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3:10 PM ET, April 10, 2014

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CBS Press Express:
CBS ANNOUNCES STEPHEN COLBERT AS THE NEXT HOST OF “THE LATE SHOW”  —  The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW …
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Gary Levin / USA Today:
CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement  —  CBS moved quickly to replace David Letterman after the late-night host announced his retirement last week.  Confirming speculation, Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central's Colbert Report, will take over the Late Show sometime next year.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Lauren Moraski / CBS News:
Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on “Late Show”
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Stephen Colbert Will Replace David Letterman On ‘Late Show’
Discussion: Mediaite and Mashable
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
CBS: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman
Discussion: Variety and The Huffington Post
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as host of “The Late Show”
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
King may switch sides and join the Republicans after midterms  —  Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether to switch sides and join the Republicans.  —  He is leaving open the possibility of aligning himself with the GOP if control of the upper chamber changes hands.
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Democrats' revolting equal-pay demagoguery  —  Here's a radical notion: It is simultaneously possible to believe that women are entitled to equal pay and to not support the Paycheck Fairness Act.  —  Not thatx you'd know it from the rhetoric President Obama and fellow Democrat are happily flinging …
New York Times:
The Truth About the Pay Gap  —  Women are the primary or co-breadwinner in 6 out of 10 American families.  That makes the economic imperative of addressing the wage gap between women and men important, as is every step President Obama can take in that direction.
Tim Alberta / NationalJournal.com:
House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor  —  One plan: Force the speaker to step aside before the new year.  —  Several dozen frustrated House conservatives are scheming to infiltrate the GOP leadership next year—possibly by forcing Speaker John Boehner …
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
More Republicans See Health Care Stance as ‘Very Important’ to Midterm Vote  —  Views of ACA Little Changed Following Enrollment Surge  —  In looking ahead to this fall's elections, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to view a candidate's position on the Affordable Care Act as very important to their vote.
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: Health law's campaign clout bad news for Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act looms as a powerful issue in this year's congressional elections, a USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll finds, and one that is reverberating in ways likely to boost the GOP.
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Eric Holder strays from planned remarks  —  Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was “treated” by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of “ugly and divisive” civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Glenn Greenwald Is Coming To America  —  For the first time since his reporting on the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs made Edward Snowden a household name, Glenn Greenwald plans to return to the United States.  —  Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro …
Discussion: The Week
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras Returning To U.S. For First Time Since Snowden Revelations
Rachael Bade / Politico:
House panel holds ex-IRS official Lerner in contempt  —  A House panel voted along party lines to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress on Thursday, paving the way for a full House vote as Republicans turn up the heat on the woman at the center of the controversy over tax-exempt tea party groups.
Discussion: CNN
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Interview by Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
The Fortune interview: Rupert Murdoch  —  Defending a newspaper empire amid scandal, splitting a global media conglomerate into two public companies, enduring a high-profile divorce, and struggling to repair frayed relationships with grown children — it's been a trying few years for Rupert Murdoch.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
DNC blames MSNBC for ‘double standard’ over Scarborough keynote  —  The Democratic National Committee's top spokesperson has sent a letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin accusing the network of a “double standard” after its decision to allow host Joe Scarborough, a Republican …
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
Could America Become Mississippi?  —  The country's demographic trends could lead to racially polarized electorates akin to the Deep South.  —  Does a dramatic change in your social environment make you more conservative, and if so, what kind of change would it take?  —  JAMELLE BOUIE
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line  —  South Floridians stand in line during the last day of early voting in Miami, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Alan Diaz  —  During the 2012 presidential election …
Discussion: Sun-Sentinel
New York Times:
Russia Didn't Share All Details on Boston Bombing Suspect, Report Says  —  WASHINGTON — The Russian government declined to provide the F.B.I. with information about one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects that would most likely have led to more extensive scrutiny of him at least two years …
Lucy Mangan / Guardian:
When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it  —  A new labour agreement in France means that employees must ignore their bosses' work emails once they are out of the office and relaxing at home - even on their smartphones  —  Just in case you weren't jealous enough of the French already …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Gawker and The Verge
Yahoo! News:
Kerry ‘betrayed and surprised’ by McCain onslaught  —  Secretary of State John Kerry felt “betrayed and surprised” by Republican Sen. John McCain's withering and highly personal criticisms at a congressional hearing, a senior administration official told Yahoo News on Wednesday.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
Amy Harder / Wall Street Journal:
Eleven Democrats Push Obama to Approve Keystone  —  Nearly a dozen Senate Democrats, including five up for re-election this year, are pressing President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and they say they want a decision by the end of next month.
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Ryan Budget Attempts to Bridge GOP Divide  —  House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) carries enormous clout within his party, and he's going to need it.  —  A number of rank-and-file House Republicans, steaming mad at GOP leaders because of a recent Medicare vote …
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Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
House Set for Vote on Ryan Budget With Big Cuts
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Hill
 
 
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Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
Science teacher's suspension spurs petition drive
Discussion: Diane Ravitch's blog and KTLA 5
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Clinton: Voting limits derail civil rights
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Taylor Marsh
Lauren French / Politico:
Nancy Pelosi: Republicans won't push immigration because of race
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
We Should Be in a Rage  —  Voter apathy is a civic abdication.
Brian A. Howey / Howey Politics:Home:
Pence talks of his 2016 options
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Kathleen Sebelius: 7.5M signed up in Obamacare exchanges
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
Amend the Constitution to control federal spending
Discussion: Fox News and Instapundit
Elizabeth Dias / TIME:
Jimmy Carter Talks About Iran, Campus Rape, Jesus Christ and the Paintings of W.
Discussion: CNN and Weekly Standard
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Dem senator defends the Koch brothers
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hot Air
Samtata / PIX 11:
Assistant principal, students hailed as heroes in Pennsylvania school stabbing
Discussion: The Agonist
RealClearDefense:
Retiring the A-10 Early Puts Troops' Lives at Risk
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Why GOP Wins In 2014 Could Mean A Democratic President In 2016
Clare Sestanovich / The Atlantic Online:
Black Culture and Progressivism
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
ObamaCare's Missing 3.2 Million