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4:20 PM ET, March 10, 2014


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Andrew Solomon / New Yorker:
The father of the Sandy Hook killer searches for answers.  —  In Peter Lanza's new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls “the stuff.”  Since the day in December, 2012, when his son Adam killed his own mother …
Jenna Levy / Gallup:
U.S. Uninsured Rate Continues to Fall  —  Uninsured rate drops most among lower-income and black Americans  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of Americans without health insurance continues to fall, measuring 15.9% so far in 2014 compared with 17.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Erica Goode / New York Times:
Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up  —  In a little-noticed outcome of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, jails and prisons around the country are beginning to sign up inmates for health insurance under the law, taking advantage of the expansion of Medicaid …
Discussion: NewsBusters, Mediaite and Fox News
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Morning Plum: As GOP certainty about Obamacare's collapse deepens, number of uninsured falls again  —  The most important political and policy news of the day is Gallup's new finding that the rate of uninsured Americans has now fallen in three straight Gallup surveys:
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and The Fix
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS News  —  CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has reached an agreement to resign from CBS News ahead of contract, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO on Monday.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
CPAC BONUS SATURDAY — THE PRINCESS IN EXCELSIS … WASHINGTON, D.C. — By now, and by god, it should have settled permanently in the consciousness of the nation what a huge and untoward gamble with the country John McCain and his campaign took in 2008 when they elevated Sarah Palin …
Xenos / Reading is for Snobs:
Shocking: Sarah Palin's Green Eggs and Ham Parody Was Ripped From Chain E-Mail  —  Today was the last day of CPAC, and the honor of being the final speaker for the convention was given to former half-term half-wit governor, Sarah Palin.  Her speech was characterized by the usual touting of …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
John Kerry's brutal CNN joke  —  Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a knife to the heart of CNN during Saturday night's address at the annual Gridiron Club dinner, the white-tie-and-tails event hosted by Washington's most prestigious press group.  —  During a humorous and well-received speech …
Sen. Rand Paul / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE-RAND PAUL: STOP WARPING REAGAN'S FOREIGN POLICY  —  Every Republican likes to think he or she is the next Ronald Reagan.  Some who say this do so for lack of their own ideas and agenda.  Reagan was a great leader and President.  But too often people make him into something …
Sen. Rand Paul / TIME:
U.S. Must Take Strong Action Against Putin's Aggression  —  In an op-ed for TIME, Sen. Rand Paul argues that if he were President, he would take a harder stance against the Russian President for his actions: “Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of that nation's sovereignty …
Meet America's Most Hated Doctors  —  You received years of specialized training in a field that you're passionate about.  You've decided to work in an area of the country where you feel you can make a difference.  You have a family, and you're primarily concerned about helping other families thrive.
Discussion: RH Reality Check
Colleen Crinion / Talking Points Memo:
Today We Honor Abortion Providers
Discussion: and The Daily Caller
Jethro Mullen / CNN:
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What we know and don't know  —  (CNN) — Three days ago, a Malaysian passenger jet with more than 200 people on board vanished in the skies over Southeast Asia.  —  On Monday, investigators appeared to be no closer to explaining how a large plane could seemingly disappear into thin air.
Discussion: National Review and Althouse
Siva Govindasamy / Reuters:
Exclusive: Malaysia plane probe narrows on mid-air disintegration - source
Thomas Frank / Salon:
We are all right-wingers now: How Fox News, ineffective liberals, corporate Dems and GOP money captured everything  —  I used to talk to the political scientist Adolph Reed, Jr. a lot back in the '90s when we both lived in Chicago and wrote for the same magazines.
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Susan Davis / USA Today:
Democrats plan all-night ‘talkathon’ on climate change  —  WASHINGTON—Just don't call it a filibuster.  —  A majority of Senate Democrats on Monday will launch an overnight “talkathon” until approximately 9:00 a.m. Tuesday to draw attention to climate change.
Suzanne Goldenberg / Guardian:
Democrats to stage climate ‘talkathon’
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Reaction
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
George Zimmerman Signs Autographs At A Florida Gun Show  —  George Zimmerman signs autographs.  —  CREDIT:  —  George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, was the featured guest at a central Florida gun show this weekend, where he autographed photographs for customers.
Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
George Zimmerman appearance at Florida gun show draws blanks
Discussion: Liberaland, Gawker and UPI
Kevin Loker / Pew Research Center:
61% of young Republicans favor same-sex marriage  —  There is a little nuance here, right?  Judging by the chart, the question asked whether they favor gays and lesbians to marry *legally*.  That part doesn't really filter into the write-up:  —  A more accurate version of the second graph would read …
Truth Revolt:
EXCLUSIVE: McConnell: Senate Conservatives Fund a ‘Rogue Political Operation’  —  “They claim to share our goals but undermine them at every turn.  I think they should be stopped, and I don't mind saying so.”
New York Times:
Staking $1 Billion That Herbalife Will Fail, Then Lobbying to Bring It Down  —  WASHINGTON — At a Midtown Manhattan steakhouse last June, William A. Ackman, the activist hedge fund manager who had bet a billion dollars on the collapse of the nutritional supplement company Herbalife …
Discussion: Bloomberg View and JustOneMinute
Associated Press:
Kim Jong Un ‘elected’ with 100% of the vote  —  PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100% turnout.
Discussion: The Jawa Report, Hot Air and Liberaland
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Ruling Clears Way for Skakel Libel Suit  —  A federal judge ruled that Michael C. Skakel's libel claim could proceed against the television personality Nancy Grace and her associates over comments made on her current affairs show that falsely suggested DNA evidence tied him to Martha Moxley's 1975 murder.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Liberty, Equality, Efficiency  —  Most people, if pressed on the subject, would probably agree that extreme income inequality is a bad thing, although a fair number of conservatives believe that the whole subject of income distribution should be banned from public discourse.
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Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
Poll shows Paul Broun with double-digit lead in GOP Senate race
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
David Remnick / New Yorker:
PUTIN'S PIQUE  —  In 1990, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn emerged …
Discussion: The Dish
White Blog:
The 2014 Economic Report of the President
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Neil deGrasse Tyson tells CNN: Stop giving ‘equal time to the flat Earthers’
Discussion: Mediaite and The Huffington Post
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP's New Kamikaze Plan: Punish Doctors If Obamacare Isn't Chopped
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Joshua Green / Businessweek:
Even After Bridgegate Scandal, Chris Christie Is in Better Shape Than You Think
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Reaction
Jerusalem Post:
US State Department: Recognition of ‘Jewish state’ not a precondition to peace talks
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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CBS Denver:
Greeley Barber Shop Refuses Customers Who Smell Like Pot
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Police say Pa. trooper accidentally shot wife
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Here's A Photo Of Darrell Issa Awkwardly Dancing
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Worst Congress ever?
Discussion: The Reaction and The Week
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Associated Press:
No militia means more intrusive law enforcement: Column
Discussion: Hit & Run
CNN Poll: 59% approve of sanctions against Russia
John Tierney / The Atlantic Online:
The True Detective Finale: That's It?
Discussion: Booman Tribune