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Morning Must Reads: March 10

Mark Wilson—Getty Images The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

In the News: Rand Paul on Putin, Inmates joining Obamacare, earthquake strikes Northern California coast, Boston gearing up for marathon, SuperPAC gearing up for Hillary

  • Sen. Rand Paul: “I wouldn’t let Putin get away with it” [TIME]
  • After big bet, hedge fund pulls levers of power: “Corporate money is forever finding new ways to influence government. But Mr. [William] Ackman’s campaign to take this fight “to the end of the earth,” using every weapon in the arsenal that Washington offers in an attempt to bring ruin to one company, is a novel one, fusing the financial markets with the political system.” [NYT]
  • The fine line the Obama Administration is walking with doctors and hospitals [National Journal]
  • Clinton Super PAC ‘Ready for Hillary’ gets readier [TIME]
  • Boston gearing up for safer marathon: “Plans call for thousands of uniformed and plainclothes police officers and federal agents along the 26.2-mile route, double the number of security personnel who usually man the race. Security checkpoints will be set up at the most popular spectator spots, and an array of new surveillance cameras along the route will send feeds to a beefed-up command center, officials said.”[WSJ]
  • For tribes, new Farm Bill revives old wounds [Politico]
  • Sen. McCaskill’s sexual assault bill is meatier than advertised [Washington Post]
  • Magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Northern California coast Sunday night [NBC News]
  • Five things we learned from CPAC [CNN]
  • Inmates and Obamacare: “In a little-noticed outcome of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, jails and prisons around the country are beginning to sign up inmates for health insurance under the law, taking advantage of the expansion of Medicaid that allows states to extend coverage to single and childless adults — a major part of the prison population.” [NYT]
  • U.S. Nuclear agency hid concerns, hailed safety record as Fukushima melted [NBC News]
  • Father of Sandy Hook killer searches for answers [New Yorker]
  • The battle to become the next Darrell Issa [Politico]
  • North Korea vote: a sham worth studying [TIME]
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