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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The New York Times-Facebook Deal Is Here  —  It could represent a seismic change for both the publishing industry and for the media company itself.  —  1.9k  —  Shares  —  1k  —  Tomorrow morning, in what marks a tectonic shift in the publishing industry, the New York Times is expected …
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Huffington Post:
Here's The Senator Who United Democrats To Block Obama's Trade Agenda  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been the public face of the Democratic Party's feud with President Barack Obama over his trade agenda.  But behind the scenes, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda
Brent Budowsky / The New York Observer:
Obama Hurls Insults at Liberals on Trade
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Feud with Warren breaks open amid ‘fast track’ vote
Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 at North Philadelphia  —  We are deeply saddened by the loss of life from Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed north of Philadelphia Tuesday evening.  We ask the news media to be respectful of our customers, our employees, and their families.
Kathryn A. Wolfe / Politico:
Investigation launched into fatal Amtrak crash
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
NOW president: Obama's Warren critique sexist  —  National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O'Neill on Wednesday called President Obama's critique of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sexist.  —  O'Neill told The Hill she took issue with Obama calling Warren by her first name during …
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Senator suggests gender played into Obama-Warren spat
Roger Simon / Politico:
Was Jeb dropped on head as a child?  —  Would you let Donald Trump tell you where to get a haircut?  Would you take driving tips from Lindsay Lohan?  Or ask Sarah Palin's advice about ... anything?  —  Whom we seek advice from reveals a lot about ourselves, our judgment, our common sense.
Wall Street Journal:   Republican Field, Mellow Edition
Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:
Moody's downgrades Chicago debt to ‘junk’ with negative outlook  —  Moody's downgraded Chicago's credit rating down to junk level “Ba1” from “Baa2.”  —  The announcement, which the ratings agency released Tuesday afternoon, cited a recent Illinois court ruling voiding state pension reforms.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz and Shot in the Dark
David K. Shipler / New Yorker:
Pamela Geller and the Anti-Islam Movement  —  The winning cartoon in the contest to draw the Prophet Muhammad, early this month in Garland, Texas, which two gunmen attacked, depicts a fierce Prophet waving a scimitar and saying, “You can't draw me!”  The artist, whose hand and pencil are visible …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Katherine Timpf / National Review:
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
David Cameron to unveil new limits on extremists' activities in Queen's speech  —  Prime minister will announce counter-terrorism bill including plans to restrict harmful actions of those seeking to radicalise young people  —  A counter-terrorism bill including plans for extremism disruption orders designed …
Michael Crowley / Politico:
John Kerry and John McCain: Once friends, now foes  —  A decades-old friendship between two Vietnam vets and former Senate allies is on the rocks.  —  Getty  —  When John Kerry was nominated to be Secretary of State in early 2013, his confirmation was never in real doubt.
Meghann Myers / USA Today:
Navy to double maternity leave, make fitness changes  —  Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is set to unveil a host of far-reaching initiatives and policy changes aimed at improving quality of life and careers for sailors and Marines, a senior Navy official confirmed to Navy Times.
Discussion: The Week and Outside the Beltway
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
There Is No ‘Blue Wall’  —  If you were browsing campaign coverage at this point in advance of the 1992 election, you'd be reading a lot about the Republicans' impregnable “red wall.”  OK — it wouldn't have been called the “red wall” (the association of Republicans with red states and Democrats …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Center-Right Moment  —  The most surprising event of this political era is what hasn't happened.  The world has not turned left.  Given the financial crisis, widening inequality, the unpopularity of the right's stances on social issues and immigration, you would have thought …
Tom Baldwin / Guardian:
The BBC was not in the pocket of Labour this election.  Quite the opposite  —  For all its faults, the BBC is an organisation that is invested in fairness.  But it has been too easily swayed by pressure from Tory-supporting newspapers  —  If history is written by the winners …
Dan Messineo / Local News:
Right-to-work bill passes through Missouri Senate  —  Democrats attempt to filibuster right-to-work bill  —  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -  —  A right-to-work bill passed through the Missouri Senate Tuesday evening after a more than 8 hour filibuster by democrats.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown / Hit & Run:
Classical Mythology Too Triggering for Columbia Students  —  In Columbia University's student newspaper, four members of the school's student Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board call on professors to be more sensitive when teaching provocative or controversial material... such as the Roman classical poet Ovid.
Francesca Chambers For / Daily Mail:
Chelsea Clinton could take on role of first lady if Hillary wins, White House expert says  — 'There is a social function to the first lady's role, and that will not go away,' C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain said  — Several first daughters have filled the role of hostess in place of their mothers, throughout American history
Discussion: Liberaland
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Madison Police Officer Who Shot Tony Robinson Will Not Face Charges … The Madison, Wisconsin, police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old will not be criminally charged for the shooting since the district attorney announced today that it was a “lawful use of deadly police force.”
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Baltimore Sun:
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Jeb Bush to skip Iowa Straw Poll
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Charlie Cook / National Journal:
Handicapping a Democratic Takeover
Discussion: Hot Air