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5:20 PM ET, February 23, 2014


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Tim Carpenter / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Doctor's X-ray postings unsettling  —  Note: Your phone must support HTML5 video or Flash to play videos.  —  OVERLAND PARK — U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf posted a collection of gruesome X-ray images of gunshot fatalities and medical injuries to his Facebook page and participated …
Kirsten Powers / The Daily Beast:
Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate  —  What conservative Christians miss in the religious liberties debate swirling around same-sex marriage.  —  Conservative Christian groups in Arizona cheered the passage Thursday of legislation …
Greg Clary / CNN:
The Cold War is over.  Right?  —  (CNN) - Gay rights, Edward Snowden, Syria and now Ukraine: They're all recent issues in which the United States and Russia have had disagreements.  —  Tension has always seemed to exist between the two countries, and that's certainly been the case …
Discussion: Associated Press
Byron Tau / Politico:
Rice: No regrets on Benghazi TV appearances  —  National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Sunday she has no regrets about her now-infamous round of TV interviews in 2012 about the the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.  —  Rice, appearing on “Meet the Press,” …
Discussion: CNN
Byron Tau / Politico:   Ayotte: Russia reset has failed
Fox News Host Grills Wisconsin Governor On ‘Walkergate’ Ethics Scandal  —  On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace grilled Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) about thousands of pages of e-mails released this week suggesting he knew his Milwaukee County Executive staff was illegally coordinating efforts with his 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
Jason Stein / JSOnline:
Scott Walker urged county staff, campaign aides to promote him online
George Takei / Allegiance:
RAZING ARIZONA  —  If the “turn away the gay” bill becomes law, be ready to face the fire, Arizona.  —  Dear Arizona,  —  Congratulations.  You are now the first state actually to pass a bill permitting businesses-even those open to the public-to refuse to provide service to LGBT people based …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Christie Puts the Gloves On  —  PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. — THERE'S nothing more amusing than a bully forced to be on his best behavior.  —  Chris Christie may be cutting back on his butter, but it wouldn't melt in his mouth at a town hall here Thursday.  —  For the first time since …
Robert Costa / Post Politics:
Romney to fundraise with Christie in Boston
Discussion: Politico and Talking Points Memo
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Who's ruling out a 2016 bid?  —  (CNN) - On CNN's “State of the Union,” four governors were asked Sunday whether they want to rule out a presidential bid.  —  Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, considered a dark horse for the 2016 presidential race, didn't directly answer the question.
Discussion: Politico
Associated Press:
Governors: Legalized Pot Buzz Just Smoke
Discussion: Politico and CNN
José Patiño Girona /
Bank manager, fired after carrying gun into work, files suit  —  TAMPA — Ivette Ros grew up in a house where her father kept guns.  For her, it was a natural step to get a concealed weapons permit and then to carry a 9 mm handgun.  —  The 37-year-old Tampa resident is a single mother …
Daily Mail:
Protesters claim full control of Kiev as President Yanukovych flees the capital for his support base in the Russian-friendly east  —  Protesters in the Ukrainian capital claimed full control of the city Saturday following the signing of a Western-brokered peace deal aimed at ending the nation's three-month political crisis.
New York Times:
Archrival Is Freed as Ukraine Leader Flees
New York Times:
What the Stimulus Accomplished  —  Of all the myths and falsehoods that Republicans have spread about President Obama, the most pernicious and long-lasting is that the $832 billion stimulus package did not work.  Since 2009, Republican lawmakers have inextricably linked the words “failed” …
Little Green Footballs:
Buzzfeed: Ukraine Paid Right Wing Bloggers to Post Talking Points  —  Autocratic payola  —  Charles Johnson  —  If you noticed quite a few right wing blogs and media sites that seemed to be rather, uh, uncritical of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in the past few weeks …
Discussion: American Power
Jason La Canfora / Sports News …:
NFL to adopt 15-yard penalty for use of racial slur?  —  John Wooten, head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance that monitors diversity in the NFL, said he expects the league's competition committee to enact a rule at the owner's meeting next month making it an automatic 15-yard penalty if a player uses …
NFL to penalize use of racial slur
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Bush says working with vets helps him cope  —  (CNN) - Asked whether President George W. Bush's work with veterans helps him cope with what happened in Afghanistan and Iraq - two wars that started during his presidency - the former President said there's “no question it helps.”
Discussion: Politico
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