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Obama: ‘The repeal debate is and should be over’

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

WASHINGTON EXAMINER – President Obama declared an end to the debate about Obamacare, even as Republicans gear up to retake the Senate on a platform built around repealing the law.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

AP Photo/ Sergei Grits

USA TODAY — Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.

Read more at USA Today

Obama administration planning fixes to immigration law in coming weeks

Charles Dharapak/Associated Press

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER — House Democrats, who are stepping up the pressure on Republicans to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation, said Tuesday the Obama administration is getting ready to take executive action on the matter very soon.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

Cantor blasts Obama over phone call on immigration reform

Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

THE HILL — President Obama called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to prod Republicans to bring up immigration reform, but the conversation apparently did not go well.

Read more at The Hill

Judge Overturns North Dakota’s Strict Abortion Law

Abortion on demand sign

NPR — A federal judge has struck down a North Dakota law banning abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, calling the law “invalid and unconstitutional.”

Read more at NPR.

Justice Department and IRS’ Lois Lerner discussed prosecuting conservative groups

Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Former IRS official Lois Lerner discussed referring conservative groups for prosecution after the Justice Department inquired about possible tax fraud violations by nonprofits.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

Kathleen Sebelius

THE NEW YORK TIMES — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge.

Read more at The New York Times

North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un ‘bad hair’ advertisement

AP Photo/M&M Hair Academy

BBC News — North Korean officials paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un’s picture in a poster offering haircuts.

Read more at BBC News

The (Unintentional) Amazon Guide to Dealing Drugs

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THE ATLANTIC — One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale—the AWS-100— on the retail site, Amazon.com. And then another drug dealer bought the same scale. Then another. Then another.

Read more at The Atlantic

Man arrested after dropping backpack at Boston Marathon finish line

A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

FOX NEWS — One man was arrested Tuesday after leaving a backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line on the one-year anniversary of a deadly bombing of the famous road race.

Read more at Fox News

Obama to tout $600M job training effort

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, during an event marking Equal Pay Day, and to announce new executive actions to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

THE HILL — President Obama will announce $600 million in government job training initiatives Tuesday in Pennsylvania, as the White House again looks to break through news coverage of the Ukraine crisis to highlight its work on the economy.

Read more at The Hill 

Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.

Read more at The New York Times

Census survey revisions mask health law effects

Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census

THE NEW YORK TIMES — The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.

Read more at The New York Times.

Happy Tax Day: RNC files lawsuit against IRS for ‘illegal stonewalling’ of scandal documents

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

FOX NEWS — The Republican National Committee, just in time for Tax Day, is filing a lawsuit against the IRS over what it calls “illegal stonewalling” of its request for documents related to the agency’s targeting of conservative groups.

Read more at Fox News

White House: There will be costs for Russia’s ‘series of provocations’

Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — White House press secretary Jay Carney called a Russian fighter jet’s buzzing of a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea one of a series of Russian “provocations” and threatened that there would be costs for Moscow’s aggressive actions in Ukraine.

Read more at The Washington Examiner.

New Teen Trend: Tweeting Threats To Airlines

(AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Bill Montgomery, File)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES — If it was just one unenlightened teenager, perhaps we could chalk it up to the innocence of youth. But when more than a dozen teens around the world jump on the bomb threat bandwagon, clearly there’s trouble brewing in the Twitterverse.

Read more at International Business Times.

City braces for one-year anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

A passer-by walks past yellow and blue crocheted hearts that hang from a lamp post in front of the Forum restaurant near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. The restaurant was damaged after one of the bombs exploded in front of the building during the race April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON — Laura York choked up Monday as she toured the Boston Public Library exhibit of mementos for the people who were injured and killed in last year’s Boston Marathon bombing — a collection of T-shirts, signs and hundreds of running shoes left or sent in tribute.

Read more at The Washington Post.

Judge: Ohio must recognize other states’ gay marriages

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A federal judge Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay-rights supporters.

Read more at USA Today.

Obama Effect Inspiring Few to Seek Office

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

NEW YORK TIMES — For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted for him, and even fewer Obama campaign and administration operatives, have decided to run for office.

Read more at The New York Times.

Is Obama enforcing the law?

President Barack Obama and Eric Holder

THE HILL – Republicans are ratcheting up accusations that President Obama is playing fast and loose with enforcing federal statute.

Read more at The Hill.