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Geoff Pender / The Clarion-Ledger:
Man arrested for sneaking into Thad Cochran's wife's nursing home  —  A Pearl man who runs a political blog is accused of sneaking into a nursing home where U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife is bedridden and photographing her, then posting the image in a video political “hit piece” on the internet.
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Geoff Pender / The Clarion-Ledger:
McDaniel camp knew about Cochran break-in before it was public  —  U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign is questioning how Chris McDaniel's campaign manager, state Sen. Melanie Sojourner, apparently knew about Clayton Kelly's arrest before news of him allegedly sneaking into Rose Cochran's nursing home room and taking photos broke.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Blogger Arrested For Sneaking Nursing Home To Photograph GOP Senator's Wife  —  A Mississippi political blogger has been arrested for allegedly sneaking into the nursing home where Sen. Thad Cochran's wife resides and taking her picture for an online video, the Clarion-Ledger reported Saturday.
Washington Post:
Federal health-care subsidies may be too high or too low for more than 1 million Americans  —  The government may be paying incorrect subsidies to more than 1 million Americans for their health plans in the new federal insurance marketplace and has been unable so far to fix the errors …
Mike Zapler / Politico:
Reports: Julian Castro tapped for cabinet post  —  San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a rising star in Democratic national politics who's even been mentioned as a possible vice presidential contender in 2016, is poised to accept an offer to serve in President Barack Obama's cabinet, his hometown newspaper reported Saturday.
John Bresnahan / Politico:
911 call released in Monica Wehby saga  —  Andrew Miller, the ex-boyfriend of Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby, told Portland police in a 911 call in April 2013 that Wehby was “very, very upset and angry” with him and he was going to file a restraining order against her.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Would Democrats amend Constitution to stop the Koch brothers?  —  HARRY REID CAMPAIGN FINANCE 2014 ELECTIONS FREEDOM OF SPEECH KOCH BROTHERS CONSTITUTION  —  It's no longer news when Majority Leader Harry Reid takes to the floor of the Senate to denounce the Koch brothers.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
VA Secretary Eric Shinseki needs to go  —  Eric Shinseki has served his country honorably as a twice-wounded officer in Vietnam, as Army chief of staff and finally as President Obama's secretary of veterans affairs.  —  But his maddeningly passive response to the scandal roiling his agency suggests …
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VA chief Shinseki has a lot to explain: Our view
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Imani Perry / Washington Post:
Five myths about Brown v. Board of Education  —  Imani Perry, the author of “More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States,” is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University.  —  In the 1954 Brown v. Board …
Eric Beech / Reuters:
Attorney general says racial equality threatened in subtle ways  —  (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday while public utterances of bigotry are roundly condemned in the United States racial discrimination persists in more subtle ways.  —  Speaking on the 60th anniversary …
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Alan Grayson Ready And Willing To Serve On Benghazi Panel  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is willing to serve on the committee established by House Republicans to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, a prospect that is likely causing heartburn for the GOP.
Phillip Longman / Washington Monthly:
The Best Care Anywhere  —  Ten years ago, veterans hospitals were dangerous, dirty, and scandal-ridden.  Today, they're producing the highest quality care in the country.  Their turnaround points the way toward solving America's health-care crisis.  —  Phillip Longman discusses his book …
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