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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Karl Rove: Hillary Clinton might have brain injury  —  Republican strategist Karl Rove suggested last week that Hillary Clinton suffers from brain damage, according to a new report.  —  The New York Post's Page Six section reported Monday that Rove, appearing at a conference …
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Karl Rove has deceived the country for years, but there are no words for this level of lying...  [Hillary] is 100 per cent.  Period."  —  A Hillary spokesperson reacts to Karl Rove's planting of doubts about the soundness of Hillary's brain.  Here's what Rove said:
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Plouffe: Clinton even more formidable now  —  Former Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe said Hillary Clinton will be more formidable as a 2016 presidential candidate than she was in 2008.  —  “Does Hillary Clinton run?  If she does, I'm sure that, on our side, there'll be a Democrat …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Karl Rove disputes Hillary Clinton remarks  —  Karl Rove never explicitly said that Hillary Clinton had brain damage, the Republican strategist said Tuesday morning on Fox News.  —  “I never used that phrase,” Rove said when asked about a New York Post report that said he suggested …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-Clinton Press Secretary: I'd Bet Hillary Won't Run For President  —  At least one veteran of the first Clinton administration is willing to bet that there won't be a second.  —  Mike McCurry, who served as President Bill Clinton's press secretary from 1994 to 1998, told Real Clear Politics …
Discussion: Liberaland, Mediaite and OnPolitics
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Lindsey Graham: ‘No reason’ to worry about Hillary Clinton  —  Lindsey Graham says he has “no reason” to suspect that Hillary Clinton has a health problem that could disqualify her from serving as president, breaking sharply from Karl Rove's critical questioning of Clinton's constitution.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Carly Sitzer / In Touch Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE — Alec Baldwin Arrested in New York For Disorderly Conduct  —  New details have emerged from a source in the NYPD, who confirms to In Touch that Alec Baldwin was given two summonses after he was caught riding his bicycle in the wrong direction.  —  “He was stopped by officers for riding the wrong way on a street.
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David Keys / The Independent:
Exclusive: Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus's flagship the Santa Maria  —  Shipwreck found off coast of Haiti thought to be one of the most significant underwater discoveries in history  —  More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria …
Reed Abelson / New York Times:
More Insured, but the Choices Are Narrowing  —  In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network — or pay much more for the privilege of going to any provider they want.
Harvard News:
Even as Harvard Group Drops Sponsorship, Black Mass Underway at Hong Kong  —  Although the Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club dropped its sponsorship of a reenactment of a satanic “black mass” ritual earlier in the night, members of the New York-based Satanic Temple gathered …
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The Boston Globe:
Amid outcry, black mass at Harvard is called off
ThinkProgress:
Anti-Gay Leader Describes Michael Sam Kiss As ‘Graphic Political Statement’  —  The drafting of Michael Sam into the NFL was an historic moment, but reactions to the first openly gay NFL player kissing his boyfriend in celebration made for a story of their own.
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Ben Domenech / The Federalist:   Why Michael Sam's Draft Position Makes Sense
Paul L. Caron / USA Today:
The media ignore IRS scandal: Column  —  We need to get to the bottom of it by giving Lois Lerner full immunity in exchange for her testimony.  —  The timeline of the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups reveals nothing less than a scandal.
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Scott Johnson / Power Line:   The IRS scandal for dummies
Michael Parsons / The Irish Times:
Letters to priest provide rare insight into life of Jackie Kennedy  —  A 14-year correspondence with Fr Joseph Leonard reveal thoughts about marriage to President John F Kennedy and reaction to his assassination  —  Jackie Kennedy's long and close correspondence with a Dublin priest gives …
Discussion: ABC News and The Week
Lindsey Graham / The Post and Courier:
Charleston County Republicans censure U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham  —  Charleston County Republicans fought among themselves Monday night before deciding to issue a “censure” of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for not being Republican enough.  —  The vote was immediately criticized …
Washington Post:
Marco Rubio makes a wrong turn on climate change  —  SEN. MARCO Rubio (Fla.), whom many presume to be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said two things Sunday about climate change.  Only one could fit into a presidential campaign worth taking seriously.
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Juliet Lapidos / New York Times:
Marco Rubio Disqualifies Himself
Steve Almasy / CNN:
CNN exclusive: Donald Sterling insists he's no racist, still slams Magic Johnson  —  (CNN) — Donald Sterling blamed Magic Johnson for his delayed apology to the controversy that has him fighting to keep his NBA team, and criticized the legendary NBA player's character, his battle with HIV …
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Liberalism and the NBA locker room  —  In a comment on my post about the punishment of the NFL player who was offended by Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on national television, and expressed his disapproval publicly, John says the NFL's reaction shows that modern liberalism has nothing …
KMOV-TV:
News 4 investigates: Workers paid taxpayer dollars to do nothing  —  (KMOV.com) - News 4 dug for answers after finding out workers in Wentzville are being paid do nothing at a facility where they are supposed to be processing paper applications of those signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Jeb 2016: The Bush battle within  —  Jeb Bush's decision whether to run for president in 2016 is being driven by competing impulses within his own family.  On one side is his eldest son, George P., who's unabashedly and publicly supportive of his father's potential candidacy.
Eliot A. Cohen / Wall Street Journal:
A Selfie-Taking, Hashtagging Teenage Administration  —  The Obama crowd too often responds to critics and to world affairs like self-absorbed adolescents.  —  As American foreign policy continues its long string of failures—not a series of singles and doubles, as President Obama asserted …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and Hot Air
Larry J. Sabato / Politico:
The 2014 GOP Wave  —  The big question for 2014: Will we see a GOP ripple ... or a tsunami?  —  Last week, Republican primary voters passed their first Senate test, producing a North Carolina nominee, Thom Tillis, who is merely imperfect, not catastrophic.
Discussion: Washington Post
Adam Weinstein / Gawker:
Here Is a Collection of Twitter Trolls Teaching Photoshop to Ann Coulter  —  Ann Coulter's bulls**t conservative troll game is slipping.  In her zeal to land a jab against... Twitter?  Michelle Obama?  Nigerian schoolgirls?... she opened a door for her detractors, and they jumped through …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Benghazi panel in recess limbo  —  A special panel to investigate the deadly Benghazi attack is in limbo during the House recess, with Democrats weighing whether to participate and Republicans vowing to proceed alone, if necessary.  —  The two parties are at odds over the rules governing …
Discussion: Daily Kos
 
 
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Hagan, Tillis continue to be locked in toss up
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Dale Russakoff / New Yorker:
I. THE PACT  —  Late one night in December, 2009 …
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