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11:45 AM ET, April 12, 2014

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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama, Citing New Laws, Says the G.O.P. Is Moving to Restrict Voting Rights  —  President Obama deplored on Friday what he called a Republican campaign to deny voting rights to millions of Americans as he ramped up efforts to rally his political base heading into a competitive midterm campaign season.
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama hits GOP on voting rights  —  President Barack Obama struck hard at restrictive voting rights laws Friday, calling them a Republican political tactic conceived to address a made-up problem.  —  Pretending that there's widespread impropriety, he said, is just about keeping Democrats from winning.
Discussion: CNN
CNN:   Obama on ‘birther’ controversy: ‘That was crazy’
Associated Press:   Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone  —  A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  —  A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America …
Discussion: Power Line and Fox News
Wall Street Journal:
Advice and ObamaCare Consent  —  Sebelius's replacement deserves a full-scale Senate vetting.  —  Kathleen Sebelius has been let out a rear door of the Health and Human Services Department, and her exit is an opportunity for getting some ObamaCare accountability.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Barbara Shelly / Kansas City Star:
Give Kathleen Sebelius credit — she survived the furnace
Discussion: Daily Kos
Michael Kazin / The New Republic:
Stop the Revisionism: LBJ Was No Liberal Hero  —  From 1964 to 1968, close to 34,000 Americans died in South Vietnam.  We will never know how many Vietnamese women, men, and children perished during those years, but the total, according to most estimates, was at least one million.
John Paul Stevens / Washington Post:
Justice Stevens: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment  —  John Paul Stevens served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010.  This essay is excerpted from his new book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.”
Michael Riley / Bloomberg:
NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years  —  The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.
Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters:
BREAKING: ABC Apologizes for Story That Connected Mozilla CEO to Hateful Westboro Baptist  —  ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider has apologized for a story on his network that connected a CEO who supports traditional marriage to the Westboro Baptist Church and their offensive “God hates fags” signs.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
Who Watches More Porn: Republicans Or Democrats?  —  Let's take a look at the body politic, shall we?  Turns out that porn is a highly accurate predictor of presidential politics.  —  BuzzFeed teamed up with Pornhub to take a look at who watches the most porn, red states or blue states.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and his vorpal sword
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
There's A ‘Let Me Google That For You’ Bill  —  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) a new bill this week called the Let Me Google That For You Act of 2014 (seriously).  —  The bill is meant to cut down on “the collection and distribution of government information” …
BBC:
US refuses visa for Iran's UN envoy choice Hamid Aboutalebi  —  Mr Aboutalebi denies being part of the core group that took the US diplomats hostage in 1979  —  The White House has refused to issue a US visa to Iran's nomination for UN ambassador, who was involved in seizure of the US embassy in 1979.
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
Michael Isikoff Out at NBC News  —  First on TVNewser: This is Michael Isikoff's last day at NBC News, TVNewser has learned.  —  Isikoff joined NBC News in 2010 as a Washington, DC-based investigative correspondent, after 16 years with Newsweek.  The news comes three months …
Discussion: Washington Post
 
 
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Jon Clifton / Gallup:
U.S. Tops Other Global Leaders in Approval
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CNN:
GOP congressman to announce retirement
Discussion: Politico
Lauren French / Politico:
Kevin McCarthy sends GOP to school
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
That ‘War on Fox’ Guy Is Not Actually Running for Congress as a Democrat
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans Remain Negative Toward Healthcare Law
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Mike Ellis drops out of state Senate race
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