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9:50 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 …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Why Mozilla's Chief Had to Resign  —  What conclusions should we draw about Silicon Valley from what happened at Mozilla?  —  Two weeks ago, Brendan Eich was appointed as chief executive of the open-source software company that makes the Firefox Web browser, among other products.
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Brendan Eich And Hillary Clinton
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
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
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 …
Discussion: NewsBusters and Taylor Marsh
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.”
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 …
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.
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: Weasel Zippers
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.
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
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Michael Kinsley / Washington Post:
The solution to money in politics
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and SCOTUSblog
Patrick B. Craine / Latest Headlines:
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