Wednesday Morning News Links 4-2-2014


Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that wealthy donors shouldn’t be limited in how many candidates they can contribute to during an election, though the justices did leave in place the maximum donation that can be made to a single candidate. Source: The Washington Times…


  • President Barack Obama’s job approval is up slightly in a new poll, but Americans still give him an overall negative grade and disapprove of his handling of foreign policy. Source: POLITICO…


  • Obama’s Office of Personnel Management has published what it calls “Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Individuals in the Workplace.” This document speaks of “sex” as something a person has “assigned” to them only after they make it through the birth canal. Source: CNS News…


  • A Morning Joe panel Wednesday morning looked at conflicting poll numbers over the Affordable Care Act, including what appears to be an outlier poll from ABC News/Washington Post showing a bare majority supporting the bill. NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd said the Obama administration is privately discounting the poll, and doesn’t expect public opinion on the law to change until Obama leaves office. Source: Mediaite


  • When Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) pointed out that the majority of cancer centers in the country aren’t covered under Obamacare while arguing that the law’s problems go beyond early website issues, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) dismissed the critique as too “in the weeds. Coburn is a medical doctor battling cancer. Source: Washington Examiner


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