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6:35 PM ET, April 10, 2014


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CBS Press Express:
CBS ANNOUNCES STEPHEN COLBERT AS THE NEXT HOST OF “THE LATE SHOW”  —  The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW …
Gary Levin / USA Today:
CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement
Discussion: OnPolitics and The Daily Caller
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Colbert to Succeed Letterman on ‘Late Show’
Discussion: Liberaland
Lauren Moraski / CBS News:
Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on “Late Show”
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
King may switch sides and join the Republicans after midterms  —  Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether to switch sides and join the Republicans.  —  He is leaving open the possibility of aligning himself with the GOP if control of the upper chamber changes hands.
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Democrats' revolting equal-pay demagoguery  —  Here's a radical notion: It is simultaneously possible to believe that women are entitled to equal pay and to not support the Paycheck Fairness Act.  —  Not thatx you'd know it from the rhetoric President Obama and fellow Democrat are happily flinging …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Contemptible John Kerry blames Israel for his own mess  —  John Kerry, our secretary of state, is very angry with Israel.  “Poof,” he said on Tuesday — describing how Israel destroyed his “peace process” the other week.  Just like that.  —  The first thing to say is that if a peace process can go …
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
State Department: No decision on Jonathan Pollard
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Lucy Mangan / Guardian:
When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it  —  A new labour agreement in France means that employees must ignore their bosses' work emails once they are out of the office and relaxing at home - even on their smartphones  —  Just in case you weren't jealous enough of the French already …
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
Could America Become Mississippi?  —  The country's demographic trends could lead to racially polarized electorates akin to the Deep South.  —  Does a dramatic change in your social environment make you more conservative, and if so, what kind of change would it take?  —  JAMELLE BOUIE
Discussion: Booman Tribune and
Association for Psychological Science:
Thinking About a Majority-Minority Shift Leads to More Conservative Views
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland
Tim Alberta /
House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor  —  One plan: Force the speaker to step aside before the new year.  —  Several dozen frustrated House conservatives are scheming to infiltrate the GOP leadership next year—possibly by forcing Speaker John Boehner …
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Glenn Greenwald Is Coming To America  —  For the first time since his reporting on the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs made Edward Snowden a household name, Glenn Greenwald plans to return to the United States.  —  Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro …
Discussion: The Week
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras Returning To U.S. For First Time Since Snowden Revelations
Interview by Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
The Fortune interview: Rupert Murdoch  —  Defending a newspaper empire amid scandal, splitting a global media conglomerate into two public companies, enduring a high-profile divorce, and struggling to repair frayed relationships with grown children — it's been a trying few years for Rupert Murdoch.
Rachael Bade / Politico:
House panel holds ex-IRS official Lerner in contempt  —  A House panel voted along party lines to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress on Thursday, paving the way for a full House vote as Republicans turn up the heat on the woman at the center of the controversy over tax-exempt tea party groups.
Discussion: The Heritage Foundation and CNN
Wall Street Journal:
IRS at the Crossroads  —  New evidence that Lois Lerner targeted conservative groups.
Discussion: Fox News, Right Turn and RedState
Dylan Byers / Politico:
DNC blames MSNBC for ‘double standard’ over Scarborough keynote  —  The Democratic National Committee's top spokesperson has sent a letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin accusing the network of a “double standard” after its decision to allow host Joe Scarborough, a Republican …
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
The Next Target: Condoleezza Rice  —  Having won a victory against one brilliant black woman, the Tolerance Brigade is now moving onto another.  Enter the “Drop Dropbox” campaign: … This campaign makes pretty much no sense.  The authors start out by explaining that “Condoleezza Rice is both an …
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
Science teacher's suspension spurs petition drive  —  Cortines School's Greg Schiller was removed by L.A. Unified after two students' projects were deemed to resemble weapons.  —  Rogan and Susan Ferguson say district officials confiscated their son Asa's science fair project, “Evolution of a Coil Gun.”
Discussion: KTLA 5 and Diane Ravitch's blog
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Eric Holder strays from planned remarks  —  Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was “treated” by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of “ugly and divisive” civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama
Elizabeth Dias / TIME:
Jimmy Carter Talks About Iran, Campus Rape, Jesus Christ and the Paintings of W.  —  Former President Jimmy Carter, a hobbyist painter for more than two decades, counts himself a fan of George W. Bush's art.  “He does very interesting work,” Carter told TIME in an interview by phone on Wednesday.
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Mediaite and Weekly Standard
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line  —  South Floridians stand in line during the last day of early voting in Miami, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Alan Diaz  —  During the 2012 presidential election …
Discussion: Sun-Sentinel
Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
Scathing Report Cites ‘Excessive Force’ by Albuquerque Police  —  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a scathing assessment, the Justice Department said Thursday that the Albuquerque Police Department, whose officers have shot and killed 23 people in the last four years, had engaged in a …
Yahoo! News:
Kerry ‘betrayed and surprised’ by McCain onslaught  —  Secretary of State John Kerry felt “betrayed and surprised” by Republican Sen. John McCain's withering and highly personal criticisms at a congressional hearing, a senior administration official told Yahoo News on Wednesday.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
Darius Tahir / The New Republic:
Nobody Blames Doctors for High Medical Costs.  That's About to Change.  —  Policy wonks across the country were pretty excited on Wednesday.  You should be too—particularly if you think health care in America has gotten too expensive.  —  The reason for the celebration was a massive release …
The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now  —  An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen.  The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day …
Sen. Mark Pryor / CNN:
New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle  —  (CNN) - Mark Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democratic senators running for re-election this year, but a new poll has some good news for the two-term Arkansas lawmaker.  —  According to a non-partisan, live operator survey …
Discussion: Talk Business
Christie Hindash.Jpg / New Jersey Online:
S&P downgrades New Jersey's debt rating, criticizing Christie's budgets  —  Standard & Poor's downgraded New Jersey's debt rating today, saying Gov. Chris Christie's last few budgets have been built on shaky revenue assumptions.  (Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger)  —  Salvador Rizzo/The Star-Ledger By Salvador Rizzo/The Star-Ledger
Discussion: Post Politics
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Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Man who introduced serious ‘Heartbleed’ security flaw denies he inserted it deliberately
New York Times:
U.S. Attorney Criticizes Cuomo's Closing of Panel
Ed O'Keefe / Post Politics:
Angus King suggests he may caucus with GOP if it retakes Senate
Discussion: The Fix and Daily Kos
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Wall Streeters Explain Why They Couldn't Be Fair Jurors At Occupy Trial
Discussion: Guardian
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
The Shame of Brandeis
Lauren French / Politico:
Nancy Pelosi: Republicans won't push immigration because of race
Discussion: CNN and ImmigrationProf Blog
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Pence talks of his 2016 options
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Miss. Senate Hopeful Chris McDaniel Riffed on ‘Mamacita,’ Reparations
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Why GOP Wins In 2014 Could Mean A Democratic President In 2016
Clare Sestanovich / The Atlantic Online:
Black Culture and Progressivism
Discussion: The Other McCain and Althouse
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
ObamaCare's Missing 3.2 Million