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10:15 AM ET, April 6, 2014


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Yitz Jordan / Quartz:
Mozilla only made things worse by letting CEO Brandon Eich go  —  This has been a rough week for the open web.  —  Last week, Mozilla Corporation, makers of the ever-popular Firefox web browser, appointed co-founder Brendan Eich to CEO.  The move was not surprising—Eich, after all …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA, Valleywag and Power Line
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Maher: “There Is A Gay Mafia — If You Cross Them, You Do Get Whacked”  —  In the online-only “Overtime” portion of his HBO show Real Time, host Bill Maher weighed in on the Mozilla controversy, and did not react in a way that you would think.  Maher seemed to disagree with gay rights activists …
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Brendan Eich And Hillary Clinton
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Is Obamacare too big to fail?  —  Enrollment success ends debate on repeal but opens it on fixes.  —  President Barack Obama is accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden as he delivers a statement on the Affordable Care Act at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide  —  A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.  —  CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident …
Jose A. Rodriguez Jr / Washington Post:
I ran the CIA interrogation program. No matter what the Senate report says, I know it worked.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Report: Rep. Nick Rahall considered retirement  —  Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) was talked out of retiring by Democratic leadership who promised him more campaign funds, according to a report.  —  Rahall “was about to retire a couple of weeks ago,” CNN's John King said Sunday morning on “Inside Politics.”
New York Times:
To Strike at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney  —  WASHINGTON — After months of wincing in the face of negative ads funded by the industrialists David and Charles Koch, Democrats believe they have finally found a way to fight back: attacking the brothers' sprawling business conglomerate …
Reggie Aqui / KGW-TV:
Westmoreland grocer wants to clear up gay rights controversy  —  PORTLAND — A new Westmoreland grocery isn't even open yet and already its owner has created a controversy with statements she made online.  But the owner told KGW Thursday she wants to make amends.
Discussion: American Power and Weasel Zippers
Wall Street Journal:
Oppressed by the Ivy League  —  What Dartmouth's president should have told bullying students.  —  Academia has been obsessed over identity politics for two generations, so there's some justice in the newest addition to the matrix of oppression: an Ivy League education …
Glenn Hubbard / Wall Street Journal:
The Unemployment Puzzle: Where Have All the Workers Gone?  —  The U.S. unemployment rate is down, but rising numbers of Americans have dropped out of the labor force entirely  —  A big puzzle looms over the U.S. economy: Friday's jobs report tells us that the unemployment rate has fallen …
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION and News Desk
Jenna Portnoy / New Jersey Online:
Rendell: Chris Christie ‘not a factor’ in 2016 presidential race  —  TRENTON — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is dismissing Gov. Chris Christie as a non-factor in the presidential race because of the controversial closing of lanes to the George Washington Bridge.  He named Jeb Bush as his favorite GOP contender.
Report: Chinese ship hears pulse signal in south Indian Ocean  —  (CNN) — A Chinese patrol ship searching for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean discovered Saturday the pulse signal used by so-called black boxes, state news agency Xinhua reported.
Michael Kinsley / Washington Post:
The solution to money in politics  —  Michael Kinsley is a columnist for Vanity Fair.  —  On Thursday, the day after the Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, The Post and the New York Times between them carried eight separate print articles about the ruling.
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and SCOTUSblog
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Illinois bishop upholds priest's decision to deny Communion to pro-abort Sen. Dick Durbin
Erik Wemple:
Court ruling: Case against MSNBC's Ed Schultz may proceed
Catalina Camia / OnPolitics:
Georgia candidate features fake Obama phone call in ad
Discussion: The Reaction and Mediaite
David Weigel / Slate:
Anti-Abortion Filmmakers Say They Were Censored by Kickstarter
Discussion: and NewsBusters
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama now outpacing George W. Bush on judges