The Wire: March 14, 2013

  • 6:59 a.m.

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    ROS-LEHTINEN: Venezuela after Chavez: What comes next?

    Since 1999, the Venezuelan people have suffered under an oppressive, neosocialist dictatorship that disregarded human rights, the rule of law and freedom of the press. For 14 years, Hugo Chavez trampled over democratic order, jailed political prisoners and oppressed the Venezuelan people.

  • 6:58 a.m.

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    WALD: The dirty politics of 'clean' energy

    President Obama recently announced his nomination of Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Ernest J. Moniz to be the next secretary of energy. A professor of physics and engineering systems and the director of MIT’s Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, on first glance, Mr. Moniz seems to signal a shift from outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

  • 6:54 a.m.

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    EDITORIAL: Goodbye, Bill Bolling

    Virginians elect a new governor Nov. 5, and they’ll get a rare choice between a constitutional conservative and an abortion liberal. No Tweedle Dee vs. Tweedle Dum this time.

  • 6:52 a.m.

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    HARRIS: Looking for a better way to sell the Keystone pipeline

    No basketball coach would direct his players to cover everyone on the opposing team except their leading scorer. That would be a recipe for losing the game, not to mention the coach’s job. Yet virtually all supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada’s oil sands to refineries in the United States are doing exactly that in their promotion of the project.

  • 6:50 a.m.

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    TYRRELL: Rand Paul comes of age

    When Sen. Rand Paul took to the floor of the United States Senate the morning of March 6, he really — as they say — may have made a difference. It is a difference in our awareness of the issues facing the country. It is a difference in our perception of the man who is leading the country, President Obama.

  • 6:48 a.m.

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    NAPOLITANO: What if nanny is a thug?

    What if a dictator in America used the force of law to tell you what to eat? What if the same dictator told you what to drink? What if the dictator told you the sizes of the containers in which you could purchase a lawful beverage?

  • 6:47 a.m.

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    FIELDS: 'Leaning in' to score a room at the top

    Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan described the suburban woman as the unhappy housewife. She lacked challenging choices. Her abilities and identities were attached to her kitchen.

  • 6:27 a.m.

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    Benjamin Netanyahu to keep control of defense under just-formed Israeli government

    It took weeks, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found enough common ground with coalition members Thursday to form a new government.

  • 6:15 a.m.

    5-organ transplant patient gives birth: baby girl

    A woman who was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine at a Miami hospital in 2007 has delivered a healthy baby girl, believed to be the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient giving birth.

  • 6:00 a.m.

    Monarch butterflies drop ominously in Mexico

    The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.

  • 5:30 a.m.

    Comcast, networks collaborate on TV binge week

    The nation’s largest cable company is planning a television “watchathon” for the last week of March, collaborating with several television networks to make entire series available for free on demand.

  • 5:15 a.m.

    Button surprised by Hamilton's McLaren criticisms

    McLaren driver Jenson Button says former teammate Lewis Hamilton could not be more wrong in his criticisms of the team and how it treats its drivers.

  • 4:30 a.m.

    Reggie Bush to Lions, Welker to Broncos

    Wes Welker sure knows how to pick his quarterbacks.

  • 3:00 a.m.

    China accuses Coca-Cola of misusing GPS equipment

    Chinese authorities are investigating whether Coca-Cola Co. employees improperly used location-finding technology in violation of restrictions on map-making.

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