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3:10 PM ET, April 16, 2014

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat  —  WASHINGTON — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services.
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Jo Becker / New York Times:
How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage  —  Photo illustration by Daan Brand for The New York Times.  Obama: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.  —  By presidential fund-raising standards, the dinner at the St. Regis hotel in Washington in April 2011 was an intimate one.
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Book: White House scrambled after Joe Biden's gay marriage comments  —  Vice President Joe Biden really did get ahead of President Barack Obama on accepting gay marriage in 2012 — and the White House really wasn't happy about it, despite their many attempts to claim otherwise.
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Obama, Biden to Announce $600M for Job Grants
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.  —  Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence …
Dan Witters / Gallup:
Uninsured Rate Drops More in States Embracing Health Law  —  Medicaid expansion, state exchanges linked to faster reduction in uninsured rate  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The uninsured rate among adults aged 18 and older in the states that have chosen to expand Medicaid and set up their own exchanges …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month  —  In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY's Graduate Center and its Luxembourg Income Study Center …
Walt Bogdanich / New York Times:
A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation  —  Tallahassee, Fla. — Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, a freshman at Florida State University reported that she had been raped by a stranger somewhere off campus after a night of drinking at a popular Tallahassee bar called Potbelly's.
Adam Sneed / Politico:
Cliven Bundy and BLM: 10 things to know  —  Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has reignited the debate about federal power and states' rights: When the Bureau of Land Management seized nearly 400 cattle belonging to Bundy for grazing on federal land without a permit, protesters gathered in a remote part …
Discussion: Liberaland, Fox News and PoliticusUSA
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Feds play waiting game at Nevada ranch
Discussion: Daily Kos, The Raw Story and Politico
Tom Levenson / The Atlantic Online:
John Roberts and the Color of Money  —  Applying the history of white supremacy in America to the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision  —  There has been plenty of talk about the Ta-Nehisi Coates-Jonathan Chait argument over the term “black culture” in the context of the ills of poverty …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Andy Kroll / Mother Jones:
Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the Next Sarah Palin?  —  Petty.  Vindictive.  Weak on policy.  And yet she's being hailed as the Republican Party's great new hope.  —  AS SHE LIKES TO TELL anybody who'll listen, Susana Martinez, the governor of New Mexico, didn't start out a Republican.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Jeb Bush's wife, family issues key to 2016  —  If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he'll have to defend his family's controversial political name.  —  But more immediate family concerns might keep him from running at all.  —  Republican donors and operatives are chattering …
Discussion: Liberaland
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The Rule of the Lawless  —  Deserts always feel like my natural habitat, and I am very fond of them.  That being said, I have, for my sins, spent a fair amount of time in Clark County, Nev., and it is not the loveliest stretch of desert in these United States, or even in the top twelve.
Yahoo! News:
What I learned as a liberal talking head on Fox News  —  Christian Science Monitor - 16 hrs ago  —  In the fall of 2013, I gave a TED talk on what I learned as a progressive, on-air talking head at Fox News, where I worked for two years before leaving and joining my current home, CNN.
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups  —  According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice …
New York Times:
Unfinished Business Complicates Clinton's Diplomatic Legacy  —  WASHINGTON — It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state?  But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Scott Kaufman / The Raw Story:
Oklahoma school district OKs ‘Bible curriculum’ created by Hobby Lobby president  —  According to the Religious News Service, the “Museum of the Bible Curriculum” created by Hobby Lobby's President Steve Green (pictured above) will be beta-tested in Oklahoma's Mustang Public School district beginning in the Fall of 2014.
Elisabeth Witchel / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Getting Away With Murder  —  CPJ's 2014 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free  —  Syria has joined the list of countries where journalists' murders are most likely to go unpunished, while Iraq, Somalia, and the Philippines once again …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
GOP right: Where's O-Care bill?  —  Top House conservatives are pressuring Republican leaders to bring an ObamaCare replacement bill to a vote by the August recess.  —  Conservatives cheered when Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) pledged a vote during the House GOP's annual retreat in January …
ThinkProgress:
Congressman Tells Low-Income Worker: Higher Minimum Wage Is ‘Not Right’  —  Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) addresses a town hall meeting in Tampa.  —  CREDIT: Scott Keyes  —  TAMPA, Florida — People like Shaneeka Rainer are often told that they shouldn't try to get the minimum wage increased …
Mary Moloney / Local News/State News:
Marionville Mayor: I agree with Frazier Miller's beliefs, not behaviors  —  VIDEO: Marionville mayor on Frazier Glenn Cross: I agree with him  —  Kansas prosecutors filed state murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites over the weekend.
Deanreddington / CBS Boston:
Source: Bag Detonated In Boston Contained Rice Cooker, Confetti  —  BOSTON (CBS) - On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boylston Street was evacuated and two bags were detonated by the Bomb Squad near the finish line.  —  UPDATE: Wakefield Man Charged
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Abortion Endures as a Political Tripwire  —  Why is there such a difference in the durability of two foundational issues of American conservatism: gay marriage and abortion?  —  Same-sex marriage burst onto the political scene in the early 1990s, lasted through the mid-2000s, and is now quietly fading.
Discussion: National Review
The Daily Beast:
Here's What the CIA Director Was Really Doing in Kiev  —  The head of the CIA just made a secretive journey to Ukraine—to do what, he won't say.  But the answer could change the power equation in the hottest of geopolitical hotspots.  —  The Obama administration is now considering …
Micah Mertes / Omaha World-Herald:
Missing 3-year-old boy found in claw machine at Lincoln bowling alley  —  A missing three-year-old Lincoln boy was discovered in a claw machine at a bowling alley Monday night.  —  Lincoln Police Department got a call Monday about a missing boy.  His mother told police he'd slipped …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Ron Arnold / Washington Examiner:
Fight federal abuse of property rights by making the government obey its own rules  —  Cliven Bundy marched into my life one Friday morning in January 1992 in a protest bound for a federal courthouse in Las Vegas.  He held up one side of a street-width banner that asked, “Has the West been won or has the fight just begun?”
Discussion: protein wisdom
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Can Facebook Innovate?  A Conversation With Mark Zuckerberg  —  For my column this week about Facebook's new approach to creating social apps, I spent some time talking to Mark E. Zuckerberg, the company's co-founder and chief executive.  We met in a conference room at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park …
Discussion: Gigaom, Mashable and The Verge
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers  —  Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know.  It is 86,429,000.  —  That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
 
 
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Pro-Russian separatists seize Ukrainian armoured vehicles
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Politico:
Insurers see brighter Obamacare skies
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