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10:35 AM ET, April 19, 2014

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Politico:
Keystone decision delayed yet again  —  The Obama administration says it is indefinitely extending its long-awaited review of the Keystone XL pipeline — providing a Good Friday jolt to one of the president's most wrenching environmental decisions.  —  The move could easily push President …
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Zeke J Miller / TIME:   Obama Punts On Keystone Pipeline
Patrick Rucker / Reuters:
U.S. extends Keystone XL comment period, delaying final decision
Discussion: Daily Kos
Lisa Desjardins / CNN:
Obama administration pushes back Keystone decision
Discussion: Politico
Lisa Desjardins / CNN:
Harry Reid defends ‘domestic terrorists’ comments  —  The two men appeared Friday afternoon on KSNV's “What's Your Point?” question-and-answer show.  —  The first question went to Reid, about his comments that a few hundred people protesting and blocking federal action against rancher Cliven Bundy are “domestic terrorists.”
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Jason Leopold / Guardian:
James Mitchell: 'I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country'  —  Psychologist who designed CIA's post-9/11 torture program insists he has nothing to apologise for - and attacks 'people with a Jack Bauer mentality who don't understand how intel works'
Discussion: RT, The Daily Beast and Balloon Juice
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Jason Leopold / Guardian:
CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation’  —  Mitchell insists the torture techniques he developed had produced results, and is dismissive of critics of the CIA program.  Photograph: US Department of Defense/AP  —  The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENT IRAN TED CRUZ  —  President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama signs bill blocking Iranian envoy
Discussion: Politico and Talking Points Memo
George E. Condon Jr / NationalJournal.com:
The Debate Over Obamacare Is Hardly Over  —  President Obama wanted to end the debate over his health care law, but even he acknowledged GOP opposition could last years.  —  President Obama declares victory, perhaps a bit too prematurely.  (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
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NBC News:
GOP to Obama: We're not moving onWhen President Obama announced …
Discussion: Liberaland
Andrew Perez / The Huffington Post:
Rep. Tim Huelskamp Claims Kansas Has More Uninsured Since Obamacare
Discussion: Washington Post
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Will Chelsea Clinton's Pregnancy Become Another Right Wing Conspiracy?  UPDATED  —  It's a plot!  —  On Thursday, Chelsea Clinton made the happy announcement that she was with child: … That's wonderful news.  My niece's baby girl Millie just celebrated her first birthday and my sister …
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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
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Baby on board: Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant
Bill Pennington / New York Times:
In a Hole, Golf Considers Digging a Wider One  —  GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas.  Soccer balls on the back nine.  A mulligan on every hole.  —  These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says  —  Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Beliebers rejoice, W.H. won't boot Justin  —  The White House has answered the call to deport Justin Bieber, but those hoping for the Canadian pop star to take a long hike up north will be disappointed.  —  More than 270,000 people signed the petition “to deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card …
Discussion: Liberaland and CNN
Kristen Moulton / Salt Lake Tribune:
Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover  —  'It's time' » Lawmakers from 9 states gather in Utah, discuss ways to take control of federal lands.  —  | The Salt Lake Tribune  —  It's time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Fox News
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The War On Standards Comes to College Debate [with comment by Paul]  —  Paul has been writing about the war on standards in various aspects of our society, generally as a means of advancing the interests of minorities (or purporting to advance them, anyway).
Discussion: Blazing Cat Fur
ThinkProgress:
This Company Has A 4-Day Work Week, Pays Its Workers A Full Salary And Is Super Successful  —  Ryan Carson and Alan Johnson, co-founders of Treehouse  —  The 70 people who work at Treehouse, an online education company that teaches people about technology, only work four days a week at the same full salary as other tech workers.
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Why Are Feminists So Insecure?  6 Reflections On The Confidence Gap  —  Another day, another feminist grievance in a major media outlet.  The Atlantic features “The Confidence Gap” on its cover, written by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.  Kay is the lead anchor of BBC World News America …
Matt Stout / Boston Herald:
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch on Obamacare's election toll: It'll bury Dems  —  Dem sees Obamacare crisis  —  Video of U.S. Rep Stephen Lynch talks ObamaCare on Boston Herald Radio  —  By:  —  U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, the lone member of the Bay State delegation to vote against Obama­care four years ago …
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Andrew Pollack / New York Times:
Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors
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Michael Waldman / The Daily Beast:
How Obama Can Use Executive Actions to Improve Our Democracy
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Why atheism doesn't have the upper hand over religion
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Salvation Gets Cheap
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Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy
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