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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Pornography Victims Get Partial Compensation, Court Says
Discussion: Liberaland
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim
David Corn / Mother Jones:
WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better on the Budget Than Ronald Reagan  —  The Kentucky senator has been hailing Reagan lately.  But a few years ago, Paul routinely knocked the Republican icon as a fiscal failure.  —  As Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) ponders a presidential bid …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Rand Paul on abortion: “We're not changing any of the laws until the country is persuaded otherwise”  —  Via MFP, an eyebrow-raiser from yesterday's chat with David Axelrod(!) at the University of Chicago.  David Corn and Mother Jones are out with another gotcha piece on Paul this morning citing his …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Rand Paul: GOP might be over-selling voter fraud  —  Here's another interesting comment from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) during his sitdown with former senior Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday: Paul said that the Republican Party might be over-selling incidences of voter fraud.
New York Times:
Poll Shows Tight Senate Races in Four Southern States  —  Four Senate races in the South that will most likely determine control of Congress appear very close, with Republicans benefiting from more partisan intensity but a Democratic incumbent, once seen as highly vulnerable, holding a surprising edge …
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why Criticism of Poll Is Misguided  —  The new New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation surveys offer some pretty good results for Democrats — with caveats — so it's no surprise that polling aficionados are scouring the details for an explanation.  They think they've found the problem …
Discussion: The Week and Daily Kos
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
D'Souza Case Is Political, Lawyer Says  —  When the conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was charged in January with illegally using straw donors to contribute to a 2012 New York Republican Senate campaign, his lawyer denied that he had acted with any corrupt or criminal intent.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Jeb Bush: I'm ‘thinking about’ 2016 run  —  Jeb Bush on Wednesday was the most vocal he's been about considering a run for the White House in 2016.  —  The Republican told a crowd of about 200 people at a Catholic Charities fundraiser in New York that he is “thinking about running for president,” according to an attendee.
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Fox News:
Jeb Bush: 'I'm thinking about running for president'
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya  —  A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda.  —  A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set …
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Manu Raju / Politico:
How Lindsey Graham outmaneuvered the tea party  —  Part of an occasional series on the hottest races of the 2014 midterm election.  —  SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Sen. Lindsey Graham recognized the threat years before it had a chance to form — and knew immediately what he had to do.
jama.jamanetwork.com:
Attitudes About Mandated Coverage of Birth Control Medication and Other Health Benefits in a US National Sample  —  FREE ONLINE FIRST  —  Michelle H. Moniz, MD1; Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP2; Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS3  —  JAMA.  —  Tables  —  References
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Robert M. Solow / The New Republic:
Thomas Piketty Is Right  —  Everything you need to know about ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’  —  Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer (Belknap Press)  —  Income inequality in the United States and elsewhere has been worsening since the 1970s.
Associated Press:
Call of Duty loser calls in SWAT team hoax on kid who beat him  —  Long Island police dispatched helicopters, emergency vehicles and an army of cops to a home where someone called in a bloody rampage on Tuesday.  —  They arrived with guns drawn and ready for war — only to find out the call …
Reid Wilson / Washington Post:
Missouri legislature will begin impeachment proceedings against governor  —  A Missouri state House committee will hold hearings Wednesday into three proposed articles of impeachment against Gov. Jay Nixon (D), whom some Republicans say has committed offenses worthy of being removed from office.
Jeff Goodell / Rolling Stone:
Obama's Last Shot  —  The president came into office promising to make fighting climate change a priority.  Now, he finally seems to be getting serious about it … President Obama is not even halfway through his second term yet, but you can almost feel the cement hardening around his feet.
Discussion: National Review
Edwin Park / cbpp.org:
CBO Finds Health Reform's Medicaid Expansion Is an Even Better Deal for States  —  Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates released last week show that health reform's Medicaid expansion, which many opponents wrongly claim will cripple state budgets, is an even better deal for states than previously thought.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Photo Of Obama In Conservative Attack Ad Is Photoshopped From Hospital Trip After Aurora Shooting  —  Conservative group Americans For Prosperity cut out the hospital and the governor of Colorado to show President Obama and Democratic Sen. Mark Udall looking sad together for a negative campaign ad.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Amid Politics, Obama Drifted Away From Kin  —  BOSTON — After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment.  There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall.
Gabe Gutierrez / NBC News:
Up in Arms: Georgia Governor To Sign Controversial Gun Bill Wednesday  —  Opponents, like Stephanie Stone of Atlanta, argue the law misinterprets the Second Amendment and will promote a culture of guns.  —  “I think this bill is reckless,” she said.  “I think it's dangerous and irresponsible.”
ThinkProgress:
Meet The Militia Rushing To Cliven Bundy's Defense  —  James Yeager is calling from Cliven Bundy's front yard, where he's one of several (he won't say how many) providing 24-hour security to the Bundy family.  He and his friend packed up “a full medical kit and a camera” …
 
 
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IRS gave bonuses to employees who owed back taxes. And that's not all.
Rebecca Klein / The Huffington Post:
GOP Candidate Says Christians Must Pull Their Kids Out Of ‘Godless’ Public Schools
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