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Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Eric Cantor Just Got A Job At A Wall Street Bank — Here Are The Details Of His $3.4 Million Pay Package  —  Late Monday night it was reported that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor would take a job at investment bank Moelis.  —  The news has already prompted the predictable eye-rolling about the “revolving door.”
Discussion: Washington Post and Hit & Run
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Eric Cantor joins Wall Street bank  —  Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the Wall Street firm Moelis & Co., the firm announced on Tuesday.  —  “Eric has proven himself to be a pro-business advocate and one who will enhance our boardroom discussions with CEOs and senior management …
Anahad O'Connor / New York Times:
A Call for a Low-Carb Diet  —  People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.
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ACP Journal Club:
Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets: A Randomized Trial
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Post names Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as new publisher  —  Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization …
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Jeff Bezos Replaces WaPo Publisher With Politico Co-Founder  —  Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos has replaced publisher Katharine Weymouth with a co-founder of the newspaper's competitor Politico, the company announced Tuesday.  —  Weymouth's departure is the end of an era of Graham family involvement with the Post.
Alexei Koseff / Sacramento Bee:
Field Poll: Obama's popularity dives to record low in California  —  President Barack Obama's approval ratings have fallen to a record low in California, with nearly as many voters now disapproving of the job Obama is doing as approving.  —  Only 45 percent of California voters hold …
Andrew Roth / New York Times:
Putin Reportedly Says Russia Could ‘Take Kiev in 2 Weeks’  —  MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia reportedly told a European official that he could “take Kiev in two weeks” if he wanted to, adding a new dimension to the tensions building in Ukraine as Russian forces become more involved in the fighting there.
Discussion: VodkaPundit
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Ben Farmer / Telegraph:
I can take Kiev in two weeks, Vladimir Putin warns European leaders
Discussion: The Independent and Firedoglake
New York Times:
NATO Weighs Rapid Response Force for Eastern Europe
Discussion: Hot Air and Business Insider
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
Life in an English Town Where Abuse of Young Girls Flourished  —  ROTHERHAM, England — It started on the bumper cars in the children's arcade of the local shopping mall.  Lucy was 12, and a group of teenage boys, handsome and flirtatious, treated her and her friends to free rides and ice cream after school.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist  —  From the Dept. of Insane and Dangerous Overreactions to Fictional Threats:  —  A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md. middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Halfway House: GOP falling short in midterms  —  Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping 2014 gains that some top party officials have been predicting this year.  —  POLITICO interviewed …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Roll Call
Timothy Stanley / CNN:
The ugly return of anti-Semitism  —  Editor's note: Timothy Stanley is a historian and columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph.  He is the author of the new book “Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration Between L.A. and D.C. Revolutionized American Politics.”
Discussion: VodkaPundit
ABC News:
Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students … The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap …
Discussion: Mediaite and Hot Air
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Amid crises, Obama's busy social schedule means double duty for Air Force One  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL TRAVEL BARACK OBAMA AIR FORCE ONE  —  In the past two weeks, President Obama has twice interrupted vacation and fundraising trips to take presidential planes to Washington for a brief period …
Connor D. Wolf / The Daily Caller:
Email Reveals Lois Lerner Ignored Political Expenditures By Unions  —  The official at the center of the Internal Revenue Service tea party scandal once dismissed complaints that labor unions were not reporting millions of dollars in political activities on their tax forms …
Discussion: National Review
Daily Mail:
‘Your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole’: Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation in searing open letter about his handling of ISIS  — The SEAL Team Six member was one of 33 killed when a Chinook helicopter was gunned down in Afghanistan
National Review:
Republicans, Make Your Case  —  Republicans continue to lack any strategy for winning the November elections beyond avoiding mistakes and hoping that President Obama's unpopularity, especially in key states, delivers control of the Senate to them.  It must be said that the party has executed …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Fast-Food Workers Seeking $15 Wage Are Planning Civil Disobedience  —  The next round of strikes by fast-food workers demanding higher wages is scheduled for Thursday, and this time labor organizers plan to increase the pressure by staging widespread civil disobedience and having thousands of home-care workers join the protests.
Fox News:
Mother of jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi makes plea to Obama  —  In a personal plea to President Obama, the mother of jailed U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi asked for increased urgency in her son's case in Mexico, where she says “one more day is one day too many” behind bars.
 
 
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Harry Reid's anti-Koch crusade eats up precious Senate time
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The Hill:
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