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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
NYT Columnist Insists That Chelsea Clinton's Baby Is A 2016 Game Changer (VIDEO)  —  The gang on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” is usually game to analyze (if not set) the latest political narrative, but as Andrew Ross Sorkin proved on Friday, even that show has limits.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Major Clinton doc dump set for afternoon
Discussion: CNN
Hillary Rodham Clinton / Hillary Clinton Memoir:
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Politico
David Nather / Politico:
Obama spikes the football
Discussion: Vox, The Dish, Hit & Run and The Hill
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Hillary Book to Be Called ‘Hard Choices’
Discussion: Hot Air and Althouse
Dan Merica / CNN:
Clinton memoir gets a title: ‘Hard Choices’
Discussion: ABC News
Edward Snowden / Guardian:
Vladimir Putin must be called to account on surveillance just like Obama  —  I questioned the Russian president live on TV to get his answer on the record, not to whitewash him  —  On Thursday, I questioned Russia's involvement in mass surveillance on live television.
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Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Sorry, Snowden: Putin Lied to You About His Surveillance State—And Made You a Pawn of It
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Obama Is Wrong.  Democrats Shouldn't Pivot From the Obamacare Fight.  —  The obvious inspiration for President Obama's Thursday press conference was to announce that the Affordable Care Act has eclipsed new milestones—8 million private exchange enrollees the most significant among them.
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Washington Post:
The Affordable Care Act comes in with better-than-expected numbers
Discussion: Daily Kos
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama signs bill blocking Iranian envoy  —  President Obama on Friday signed legislation aimed at stopping Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's would-be U.N. ambassador, from entering the United States.  —  The bill, offered by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and passed unanimously in both chambers of Congress …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:
This Wily Gatecrasher at the White House Is a Red Fox  —  Elusive Fox Marked His Territory During Government Shutdown; Rose Garden Stroll  —  There's a red fox living on the grounds of the White House.  The elusive critter has called the presidential residence home since last fall, and no one's been able to catch him.
Discussion: ABC News, The Daily Caller and Mediaite
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Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy  —  A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.  —  Asking “[w]ho really rules?” researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and ACS Blog
Lisa Desjardins / CNN:
Obama administration pushes back Keystone decision  —  Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline report - a move that could delay a final decision on the project indefinitely.
Discussion: Politico
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Fox News:
‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Damon Linker / The Week:
Why atheism doesn't have the upper hand over religion  —  There are certain experiences that atheism simply cannot explain  —  I  —  n my last column, I examined some of the challenges facing religion today.  Those challenges are serious.  But that doesn't mean that atheism has the upper hand.
Discussion: Washington Post
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
Deadbeat on the Range  —  Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn't paid his rent in 20 years.  He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority.  Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up.
Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed:
This Unsent Shade-Filled Letter From Clinton Staffers To A '90s Radio Host Is A Goddamn Masterpiece  —  A gem of a letter to Don Imus from the latest Clinton library document dump.
Discussion: Mediaite
Scott Shackford / Hit & Run:
Peoria Mayor Sends Police to Track Down Twitter Parodist  —  Politicians can be a thin-skinned bunch.  You'd think they'd let insults roll off their backs given how much power they have over the lives and livelihoods of others.  But if you have all that power, why bother letting insults roll …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Salvation Gets Cheap  —  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pools the efforts of scientists around the globe, has begun releasing draft chapters from its latest assessment, and, for the most part, the reading is as grim as you might expect.  We are still on the road to catastrophe without major policy changes.
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies  —  Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty.  But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military and intelligence bosses spooked.  —  The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military …
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
The Debate Will Be Over When the American People Say It's Over  —  Shortly after the Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare, the CBO projected that 9 million people would buy Obamacare-compliant insurance through newly established government-run exchanges.  Now, after an enrollment period …
Discussion: Power Line and The Mahablog
CNN:
First on CNN: Amy Kremer resigns from Tea Party Express  —  (CNN) - Amy Kremer, the Tea Party Express chairman who's played a major role in elections for the past five years, is resigning.  —  “This has been a really difficult decision for me, but the time has come for me to leave Tea Party Express,” Kremer said Friday.
Discussion: Politico and PoliticusUSA
 
 
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Matt Stout / Boston Herald:
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch on Obamacare's election toll: It'll bury Dems
Floyd Norris / New York Times:
Merely Rich and Superrich: The Tax Gap Is Narrowing
Michael Medved / Wall Street Journal:
The ‘War on Women’ Failed in 2012
Discussion: Mediaite and Real Clear Politics
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Midterms may hinge on whether Obamacare losers outvote the winners
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
House Immigration bills still in the mix as Boehner promises at a fundraiser to take action this year.
Washington Post:
Mitt Romney returns to political stage as Republicans prepare for midterms
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Mount Everest avalanche kills 12 guides, 4 missing
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John Fund / National Review:
The United States of SWAT?
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