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8:55 AM ET, March 25, 2014


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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Obama to Call for End to N.S.A.'s Bulk Data Collection  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a legislative proposal for a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency's once-secret bulk phone records program in a way that — if approved by Congress …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
White House plan would end NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data  —  The Obama administration is preparing legislation that would end the National Security Agency's widespread collection of Americans' phone data while, officials say, preserving the government's ability to gain information about terrorists.
Discussion: Hot Air and Marginal REVOLUTION
Bradley Klapper / Associated Press:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.  —  The surprising accusation came ahead of a Monday test vote on a Russia sanctions and Ukraine aid bill that Republicans blocked before Congress left for recess two weeks ago.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Justice Scalia's Past Comes Back To Haunt Him On Birth Control  —  When the Supreme Court hears two landmark cases about birth control on Tuesday, few observers doubt that Justice Antonin Scalia's sympathies will be the Catholic business owners who charge that the mandate violates their religious liberties.
Jim Acosta / CNN:
U.S., other powers kick Russia out of G8  —  The Hague, Netherlands (CNN) — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders have decided to end Russia's role in the group of leading industrialized nations, the White House said Monday.  —  The move to suspend Russia's membership in the G8 …
Fox News:
US, allies sideline Russia from G8; Moscow shrugs off summit snub
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Libertarian Group Comes Out Against Ron Paul On Russia
George Brown / WREG-TV:
Judge Joe Brown Released From Jail  —  (Memphis) Well-known TV court judge and former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown has been released on his own recognizance from the Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar.  —  This comes after a request for bail was denied earlier this evening.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes  —  A dangerous new form of a powerful stimulant is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel.  —  The drug is nicotine, in its potent, liquid form — extracted from tobacco and tinctured …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Four years later, Democrats wait for ObamaCare popularity bounce  —  Democrats have been waiting for ObamaCare to become popular for four years.  —  And counting.  —  Congressional leaders and senior White House advisers have been saying since 2010 that public opinion will turn their way sometime soon.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Risen: Obama administration is this generation's ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’  —  “It won't take me long to alienate everyone in the room,” Jeffrey Toobin told an audience in New York Friday.  “For better or worse, it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment.”
Rocco Parascandola / NY Daily News:
Helmet camera shows skydiver's remarkable jump from World Trade Center  —  WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN VIDEO: The three daredevils, along with their lookout, pulled off a breathtaking jump from the Freedom Tower.  But the price they paid was surrendering to cops Monday to face charges such as burglary.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Nearly Half of Public Says ‘Right Amount’ of Malaysian Jet Coverage  —  One-in-Three Thinks Coverage Has Been Excessive  —  The public followed news about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane more closely than any other story last week.  While the story has attracted extensive news coverage …
Hunter Walker / Business Insider:
Meet Business Insider's Newest Political Columnist — Anthony Weiner  —  Business Insider is very pleased to announce former New York City mayoral candidate and Congressman Anthony Weiner will be contributing a new monthly column to our politics page.  —  The new column, which will be titled …
Jimmy Carter: Violence Against Women Is The Most Pervasive Human Rights Violation In The World  —  Former President Jimmy Carter is issuing a call to action to end the abuse and subjugation of women, which he refers to as the “worst and most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on Earth.”
Benny Johnson / BuzzFeed:
Obama Trolls Libertarians And Tea Partiers With New Obamacare Bumper Sticker  —  Don't tread on my Obamacare.  —  —  AP  —  Now Obama allies have made their own version of the emblematic banner in support of Obamacare:  —  The sticker replaces …
Washington Examiner:
Examiner Editorial: Desperate about Keystone XL?  Throw mud at the Kochs  —  EDITORIAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE KEYSTONE XL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT KOCH BROTHERS TIDES FOUNDATION  —  Controversy erupted last week when Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post's Wonkblog posted a story headlined …
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
BROWN FACES HISTORY, RESIDENCY QUESTIONS IN NH BID  —  You are here  —  Home » United States Senate » Brown faces history, residency questions in NH bid  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown is suiting up his campaign armor again — faded blue jeans …
Discussion: Roll Call and The Boston Globe
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Richard Allen Greene / CNN:
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Discussion: Washington Post and Taylor Marsh
Emily Atkin / ThinkProgress:
PHOTOS: 25 Years Later, A Heartbreaking Look Back At Exxon's Alaska Oil Spill
Discussion: DW.DE, and CNN
David Hogberg / The Federalist:
The “No Obamacare Horror Stories” Fairy Tale
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, and Forbes
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Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Don't Believe the Rand Paul Hipster Hype
Discussion: The Dish
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
House Democrats press for immigration vote
Discussion: CNN
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
U.S. Whites More Solidly Republican in Recent Years
David Weigel / Slate:
Bashing the Kochs Can Triple a Democrat's Fundraising Haul
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
The GOP's Racial Dog Whistling and the Social Safety Net
Lloyd Green / The Daily Beast:
‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate
N. Gregory Mankiw / New York Times:
When the Scientist Is Also a Philosopher