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4:45 AM ET, March 19, 2013


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Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Poll Tracks Dramatic Rise In Support for Gay Marriage  —  Support for gay marriage reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking a dramatic change in public attitudes on the subject across the past decade.  Fifty-eight percent of Americans now say it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed.
Jon Cohen / The Fix:
Gay marriage support hits new high in Post-ABC poll  —  Public support for gay marriage has hit a new high as Americans increasingly see homosexuality not as a choice but as a way some people are, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.  —  The poll shows that 58 percent of Americans …
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Hillary Clinton announces her support for gay marriage
Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
‘Different Instead of Somebody Being Wrong,’ Gay Marriage Gains Support in ABC/Wash-Post Poll
Discussion: Politico and
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Scalia And Sotomayor Clash In Proof-Of-Citizenship Voting Case  —  Justices Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor clashed Monday during Supreme Court oral arguments about whether states may require residents to submit proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Argument recap: Does “may only” mean “shall only”?
Discussion: Election Law Blog
No ruling yet, but justices skeptical of Arizona voter law
Justin Sink / The Hill:
History channel: Resemblance of Obama, satanic character not intentional
Discussion: Politico and BuzzFeed
New York Times:
Second Thoughts in Europe as Anxiety Rises in Cyprus  —  NICOSIA, Cyprus — The lights were dimmed and the doors were locked.  But inside a branch of Laiki Bank, one of Cyprus's two dominant banks, a few silhouettes glided about Monday, filling cash machines to calm a wave of anxiety …
Dylan Matthews / Wonkblog:
Everything you need to know about the Cyprus bailout, in one FAQ
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Bush Speechwriter: I Met Ahmed Chalabi At Christopher Hitchens's Apartment  —  In a piece published Monday, David Frum, former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush, recounted meeting Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi for the first time at the apartment of late polemicist Christopher Hitchens.
Discussion: Firedoglake and A Tiny Revolution
David Frum / The Daily Beast:
The Speechwriter: David Frum on the Rhetoric of Iraq
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
David Frum, the Iraq war and oil | Glenn Greenwald
Discussion: Firedoglake, Eschaton and Gallup
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
Hacker Begins Distributing Confidential Memos Sent To Hillary Clinton On Libya, Benghazi Attack  —  In e-mail blasts this weekend, “Guccifer” sent documents stolen from the e-mail account of a former White House aide to congressional aides, political figures, and journalists.
Michelle Shocked Shocks in Anti-Gay Show Tirade  —  Michelle Shocked, known for living up to her surname, cleared out San Francisco club Yoshi's last night, and shut down the venue, after she went on an anti-gay tirade, which she summed up by saying, “You can go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates fags.’”
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: GOP underwater; Obama approval down  —  Washington (CNN) - A new national survey confirms what a months long, top-to-bottom Republican Party review finds as well: That the GOP “is out of touch” and seen as the party of “stuffy old men.”  —  A CNN/ORC International poll also indicates …
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
The Washington Post to charge frequent users of its Web site  —  Jonathan Ernst / Reuters - This summer, The Washington Post will start charging frequent users of its Web site  —  This summer, The Washington Post will start charging frequent users of its Web site, asking those who look …
University of Wisconsin System:
Blank recommended as UW-Madison chancellor  —  MADISON, Wis. - Dr. Rebecca M. Blank, Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce, has been recommended as the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  —  UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board …
Discussion: The Hill and Inside Higher Ed
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:   Acting commerce secretary to leave
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Leader in GOP's reboot calls Obama a ‘socialist’  —  Leading Republicans called on their party to adopt a more inclusive tone Monday — but in doing so one used some controversial rhetoric to describe President Obama, calling him a “socialist.”  —  Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour …
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
CNN, Fox News, MSNBC Air Name Of Steubenville Rape Victim  —  CNN, Fox News and MSNBC recently aired the name of the underage victim in the Steubenville rape trial during reports about the case.  —  Two high school football players were found guilty of raping a 16-year old girl in a controversial case in Steubenville, Ohio.
Talking Points Memo:
AP: Colorado Gov. To Sign Gun Control Laws  —  DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign gun control measures Wednesday that pose limits on ammunition magazines and expand background checks for firearms.  —  A state government employee with knowledge of the situation confirmed …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Attacks on Thomas Perez will do wonders for GOP Latino outreach  —  This morning the Republican National Committee released a report that purports to examine everything that's wrong with the GOP, one that has a heavy emphasis on repairing relations with Latinos.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Monarch in the Middle  —  As the Arab Spring swirls around him, can King Abdullah II, the most pro-American Arab leader in the Middle East, liberalize Jordan and modernize its economy, without losing his kingdom to Islamic fundamentalists?  The stressful life of a king amidst chaos.
CBS News:
Police: Fla. college drop-out found dead had planned campus attack  —  A University of Central Florida drop-out planned an attack on campus but committed suicide in a dorm before carrying it out, authorities said Monday.  —  Materials found in his dorm room made it appear …
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Associated Press:
Immigration: Rand Paul to back path to citizenship
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Messaging Service WhatsApp To Extend Subscription Model To iOS This Year, But Don't Hold Your Breath For A Desktop App
Discussion: The Verge and Lifehacker
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
Bethlehem rioters set fire to pictures of Obama
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Power Line
Wall Street Journal:
For Malone, a Possible Cable Reprise
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Stephen Colbert drops the act to help his sister
Betsy Woodruff / National Review:
Back in the Saddle  —  We've just stepped onto the elevator …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Fox News:
Ohio high school football players found guilty of raping 16-year-old girl
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Daily Caller
Gil Aegerter / Open Channel:
Cyberattack on Florida election is first known case in US, experts say