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10:25 PM ET, April 3, 2014


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Mitchell / The Mozilla Blog:
Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO  —  Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn't live up to it.  We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it's because we haven't stayed true to ourselves.  —  We didn't act like you'd expect Mozilla to act.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Mozilla Co-Founder Brendan Eich Resigns as CEO, Leaves Foundation Board  —  Brendan Eich, the well-known techie who has gotten swept up in a controversy about his support of California's anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8, is resigning as CEO of for-profit Mozilla Corporation and also from the board …
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said on Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company's web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage.
Discussion: Power Line and Clayton Cramer
Bryan Preston / The PJ Tatler:
The Fascist Thugs Win One: Firefox CEO Steps Down (Update: IRS Role Exposed)  —  Brendan Eich committed a thoughtcrime.  He supports the traditional definition of marriage.  For that, he has now joined the ranks of the unemployed. … Yeah.  He's “made this decision” after thugs forced him into it.
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
The Hounding Of A Heretic … The guy who had the gall to express …
Discussion: Hot Air and Instapundit
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Networks Snub Obama On Primetime Health Care Address  —  The White House sought primetime air the day Obamacare hit 7 million signups.  —  Larry Downing / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout …
Kathryn Mayer / BenefitsPro:
Gibbs predicts employer mandate will be killed  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— A former longtime advisor to President Barack Obama predicted Wednesday that the employer mandate — a key piece of Obamacare — will not survive.  —  It was among several predictions Robert Gibbs …
Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Called Out on Ortiz's Selfie With Obama
Discussion: The Fix, Mashable and The Boston Globe
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
How McCutcheon Could Come Back to Haunt the Republican Party  —  When my kids were younger, I loved to roughhouse with them.  For a while, we'd all have fun.  But then I'd get tired and want to stop, only to realize, to my dismay, that they were just getting started.  I'd created something I could no longer control.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Ruling's Breadth Hints That More Campaign Finance Dominoes May Fall
Lawrence Lessig / The Daily Beast:
Originalists Making It Up Again: McCutcheon and ‘Corruption’
David Bernstein / Washington Post:
Breyer's dangerous dissent in McCutcheon (the campaign finance case)
Discussion: Maggie's Farm, neo-neocon and AEIdeas
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Both Fort Hood Shooters Bought Their Guns At The Same Store  —  The man identified as the gunman in Wednesday's mass shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas purchased his gun from the same store where Major Nidal Hasan purchased a gun he used when he killed 13 people at the base in 2009, according to reports.
Discussion: CNN and Liberaland
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Fort Hood Shooter Had .45-Caliber Pistol That Wasn't Registered On Base
Discussion: Liberaland
Colby Itkowitz / In the Loop:
Coats: 'I'm at the wrong hearing'  —  Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) was prepped for an appropriations hearing on the defense budget when he took his turn Wednesday afternoon, flipping papers on his lap, reading from them and commending the witness for his department's prompt response to a letter Coats …
Isaac Brekken / The Nation:
Yes, let's erase stigma.  But feminists, please: let's not forget to talk about male privilege.  —  This article appeared in the April 21, 2014 edition of The Nation.  —  On the left, prostitution used to be seen as a bad thing: part of the general degradation of the working class, and the subjugation of women, under capitalism.
New Jersey Online:
Star-Ledger cuts 167 jobs, including 40 newsroom positions  —  The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest daily newspaper, said today it is cutting 170 jobs, including 25 percent of the newsroom staff.  (Frances Micklow/The Star-Ledger)  —  In a grim day of reckoning at the state's largest newspaper …
New York Post:
Rogue alcoholic court reporter kept writing ‘I hate my job’  —  An alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rogue, channeling his inner “Shining” during a high-profile criminal trial and repeatedly typing, “I hate my job, I hate my job” instead of the trial dialogue, sources told The Post.
The Iowa Republican:
Ted Cruz: Republicans will stand with farmers over trial lawyers any day  —  Last week, Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley questioned whether a “farmer who never went to law school” had the chops to take on a leadership role in Washington D.C.  —  Well, let me tell you something.
Alix Spiegel / National Security:
So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent … The morning I met Elaine Rich, she was sitting at the kitchen table of her small town home in suburban Maryland trying to estimate refugee flows in Syria.  —  It wasn't the only question she was considering; there were others:
EXCLUSIVE: HOUSE REPUBLICANS' SECRET IMMIGRATION PLOY  —  House Republicans are quietly working to insert immigration legislation into the text of the Department of Defense authorization bill that would allow so-called DREAMers to obtain permanent legal residency by joining the military, Breitbart News has learned.
Discussion: Politico, and The Daily Caller
Brian Stelter /
David Letterman to retire  —  Late night television legend David Letterman will retire in 2015.  —  Letterman announced his plan during a taping of “The Late Show” on Thursday afternoon.  He said he had discussed the possibility of his retirement with CBS ( CBS, Fortune 500) chief executive Les Moonves,
Hannah Hess / Hill Blotter:
Moran: Members Can't Afford to Live Decently in D.C. (Audio)  —  Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday.  —  Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Paul Ryan's Huge Medicare Shift  —  Buried in Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) new budget is a subtle — but deeply consequential — change to his controversial Medicare privatization plan.  —  His new blueprint eliminates the per-beneficiary cap on Medicare spending.
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate panel votes to declassify CIA report
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Karyn Bruggeman /
Why Obamacare's Not Playing in Governors' Races
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judge Rules Existing Civil Rights Law Can Protect Gay People From Job Bias
Five pollutants  —  Defra (the Department for Environment …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Mashable and The Verge
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
We're Not No. 1!  We're Not No. 1!  —  We in the United States grow …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Latest Benghazi hearing is another Republican flop
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Abby Rapoport / American Prospect:
It's Andrew Cuomo's Fault!
Discussion: Capital New York
Sam Baker /
15-20 Percent Aren't Paying Obamacare Premiums, Insurer Says
Jonathan Helman / CNN:
Bill Clinton 'wouldn't be surprised' by an alien visit
Charles G. Koch / Wall Street Journal:
Koch: I'm Fighting to Restore a Free Society