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1:50 PM ET, March 7, 2014


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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 …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Study: ObamaCare not reaching uninsured  —  ObamaCare isn't achieving its primary goal of extending coverage to the uninsured, according to a new study.  —  The survey released Thursday by the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm found that only 27 percent of people who have selected a plan …
McKinsey on Healthcare:
Individual market enrollment: Updated view  —  The latest round of our national survey of QHP-eligible consumers tells a story of deeper engagement than previous surveys.  —  Amit Bhardwaj, Erica Coe, Jenny Cordina, and Mahi Rayasam  —  Center for U.S. Health System Reform
Discussion: Democracy in America
Sam Baker /
HHS Doesn't Know How Many Uninsured Are Signing Up for Obamacare
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rick Perry brings CPAC crowd to its feet  —  NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivered one of the best-received speeches so far at the Conservative Political Action Conference, bringing the audience to its feet and eliciting loud cheers Friday morning as he outlined …
Discussion: CNN, Washington Monthly and Mediaite
Mike Huckabee / CNN:
Perry: ‘Time for a little rebellion’
Discussion: Eschaton and Politico
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The wages of weakness  —  Vladimir Putin is a lucky man.  And he's got three more years of luck to come.  —  He takes Crimea, and President Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever.  Indeed, it's a sign of weakness.  —  Really?  Crimea belonged to Moscow for 200 years.
Discussion: Post Politics and The Monkey Cage
Yahoo! News:
Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates
Walter Russell Mead:
Russia Blows Past Obama's “Off Ramp”
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.
Discussion: Hot Air
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
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
Zachary Goldfarb / Wonkblog:
The inside story of how the White House learned to love the minimum wage
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Ukraine Throws Wrench Into Obama Vacation Plan
Discussion: Politico and Red Alert Politics
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
Adam Serwer /
The Republican war on civil rights laws
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.
Discussion: Guardian, The Plum Line and Daily Kos
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
FBI probing alleged removal of documents from CIA by Senate staffers  —  WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating the alleged unauthorized removal of classified documents from a secret CIA facility by Senate Intelligence Committee staff who prepared a study of the agency's use …
Discussion: emptywheel and The Raw Story
Massimo Calabresi / TIME:
Justice Considers Probe of Senate Staffers in Dispute Over Torture Report
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Dish
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Larry King's Russian TV Dilemma: “It Would Be Bad if They Tried to Edit Out Things.  I Wouldn't Put Up With It.”  —  Larry King is under pressure to withdraw his show from broadcast on RT America.  He tells The Daily Beast exclusively that as long as criticism of Putin is aired unedited in his shows he has “no problem.”
Rebecca Schoenkopf / Wonkette:
SOMEBODY IS STEALING CHILDREN TO PUT IN PAUL RYAN SPEECHES!  —  Just minutes ago, we learned about wise children leading us to an understanding that ... liberals do not love their children, and love comes in brown paper bags we guess?  Like 40s of Colt?  Paul Ryan used the story of a sad boy …
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.
Paul Glastris / Washington Monthly:
America's “First Blogger” Charlie Peters Hands Over the Reins of his Tilting at Windmills Column  —  If you have been perusing the new issue of the Washington Monthly—and if you haven't you should because it's full of great reads, like this and this and this and this and this—you may have noticed an important change.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Greg's Opinion
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.
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
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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Are laws limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds constitutional?
Discussion: Hit & Run
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The Ideologue vs. the Children
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Left as a warning to others, suspected ‘U.S. spy’ …
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