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10:35 AM ET, March 7, 2014


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Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Obama drives ahead with domestic agenda - and vacation - amid Ukraine crisis  —  Miami (CNN) - The standoff between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin isn't preventing the U.S. leader from pressing forward with the ambitious domestic agenda he laid out in January's State of the Union address.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
Mike Huckabee / CNN:
Perry: ‘Time for a little rebellion’  —  National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) - Day two of the Conservative Political Action Conference - better known by its initials, CPAC - is underway at a major convention center at National Harbor, just south of the nation's capital.
Discussion: Politico
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Ukraine Throws Wrench Into Obama Vacation Plan
Discussion: Politico
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
President Obama, Vladimir Putin speak on Ukraine crisis
Feds try to contact former top Christie aide, family
Discussion: Politico
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
New health insurance marketplaces signing up few uninsured Americans, two surveys find  —  The new health insurance marketplaces appear to be making little headway in signing up Americans who lack insurance, the Affordable Care Act's central goal, according to a pair of new surveys.
New York Times:
Keeping Your Insurance Policy  —  The Obama administration announced a new policy on Wednesday that will allow many people to renew their existing insurance policies for two more years even though the policies don't provide the comprehensive coverage and consumer protections required by the Affordable Care Act.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Sam Baker /
HHS Doesn't Know How Many Uninsured Are Signing Up for Obamacare
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Number of Americans Saying ACA Has Hurt Them Inches Up
Discussion: Bloomberg View and Hit & Run
Yahoo! News:
Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates  —  MOSCOW/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The wages of weakness  —  Vladimir Putin is a lucky man.
Discussion: Post Politics and The Monkey Cage
Walter Russell Mead:
Russia Blows Past Obama's “Off Ramp”
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Forbes
Henry A. Kissinger / Washington Post:
How the Ukraine crisis ends
Issa apologizes, skirts censure  —  Vista rep says he has personally apologized for cutting off Rep. Elijah Cummings during hearing  —  A chastened Rep. Darrell Issa says he has apologized to a fellow senior lawmaker for abruptly cutting off his microphone during a hearing Wednesday …
Mary Grace Lucas / CNN:
Issa tries to ‘clear the air’ with Rep. Cummings
Pew Research Center's Social & …:
Millennials in Adulthood  —  Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends  —  Overview  —  The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood.  Now ranging in age from 18 to 331, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Hammock Fallacy  —  Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue.  So when you see something like the current scramble by Republicans to declare their deep concern for America's poor, it's a good sign, indicating a positive change in social norms.  Goodbye, sneering at the 47 percent; hello, fake compassion.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Democrats filibuster an Obama nominee.  —  Yesterday marked a first for President Obama, as one of his nominees was deprived of Senate confirmation by a Democratic filibuster.  The 47-52 procedural vote that blocked the nomination of Debo Adegbile as assistant attorney general for civil rights …
Discussion: and National Review
MJ Lee / Politico:
Jobs report better than expected  —  A better-than-expected jobs report released on Friday eased some concerns that the economic recovery is stalling, and helped spur optimism that labor conditions could pick back up once the weather improves.  —  The Labor Department reported …
Juan Williams / Fox News:
Rutgers rage against Rice — why do liberals have so much hate for black conservatives?  —  Have you heard the news?  —  Condoleezza Rice lacks “moral authority.”  She fails to meet the standards of “exemplary citizenship” and she does not have what it takes to “inspire” graduating college seniors.
Haimy Assefa / CNN:
Massachusetts Legislature passes ‘upskirting’ ban  —  (CNN) — Massachusetts lawmakers Thursday passed a bill banning “upskirting” in response to a ruling by the state's highest court that said a law aimed at criminalizing voyeurism did not apply to the snapping of secret photos up a woman's skirt.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Hot Air and The Week
Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:
Missing: GOP Contender in N.H. Senate Race  —  Before New Hampshire voters begin relishing their role as early vetters of 2016 presidential candidates, they may be hosting a marquee Senate race in 2014.  But for now, that political show is missing a leading man.
Discussion: OnPolitics
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
AP EXCLUSIVE: MAN SAID TO CREATE BITCOIN DENIES IT  —  You are here  —  Home » Business » AP Exclusive: Man said to create bitcoin denies it  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery …
Washington Post:
New Post-ABC News poll: Keystone XL project overwhelmingly favored by Americans  —  Americans support the idea of constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States by a nearly 3 to 1 margin, with 65 percent saying it should be approved and 22 percent opposed, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Discussion: Politico and
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump Thinks Jimmy Carter Is Dead  —  The real estate mogul referenced the “late, great” Jimmy Carter at CPAC Thursday.  —  Carter's grandson, who shares his name, mocked Trump for the remark.  —  Via Twitter: @JECarter4  —  View Video ›
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Donald Trump Thinks Jimmy Carter Is Dead
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Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg View:
A Bigger Congress Would Just Make More Noise
Discussion: The Dish and Sabato's Crystal Ball
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
On February Jobs Data, It's Anybody's Guess
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Prairie Weather
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
The Ideologue vs. the Children
Discussion: National Review and Betsy's Page
Sara Malm / Daily Mail:
Left as a warning to others, suspected ‘U.S. spy’ …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Gateway Pundit
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Marco Rubio Fires Up CPAC with Speech Defining America's Post-Obama Foreign Policy
Discussion: The New Republic and Hot Air
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Judge strikes down small drones ban
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Verge
 Earlier Items: 
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Michigan Senate election 2014: Gary Peters gets new campaign chief
Discussion: RedState
Andrew Klavan / City Journal:
A New Thing on Netflix  —  House of Cards is not a conservative show—except when it is.
Joshschwartzkopf / CBS St. Louis:
Teachers Become Targets in Active Shooter Drills
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
David Weigel / Slate:
CPAC2014: Ted Cruz and the Nightmare of Iranian EMP Attacks
Kirsten Gillibrand's sexual assault bill derailed
Discussion: Daily Kos
John Nichols /
Bernie Sanders: ‘I Am Prepared to Run for President of the United States’
Stars & Stripes:
Army's top sex assault prosecutor suspended after assault allegation