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The news last week that Obamacare had reached 7 million enrollees killed a number of conservatives' favorite memes against the law -- more people had lost coverage than gained it, nobody wanted to sign up for it at all, etc. But even with some of the law's best news in months, one attack was still going strong.

Obamacare is a raw deal -- a disaster, really -- for young Americans.

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Brendan Eich's ouster as CEO of Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, sparked a firestorm of outrage of those on right who say he was being persecuted for his anti-LGBT views and that the company's reputation was irreparably tarnished.

On Thursday Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, announced that Eich had decided to step down as CEO only two weeks after he took the post. The decision followed the online dating website OkCupid posting a message to Firefox users going to the site noting that Eich donated $1,000 to the California's Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that outlawed same-sex marriages.

"The online dating service OKCupid called for a boycott of Mozilla," Redstate editor Erick Erickson wrote in a blogpost. "Contributing to an unpopular cause six years ago — during a time the left claimed 'dissent is patriotic' — is enough to blacklist Eich. The objections to his hire are not based on his competence, experience, or resume, but on $1000.00."

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Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) secured the coveted endorsement from Sarah Palin in the primary for Florida 19th District special election, but now she's under fire for missing out on candidate forums and even a vote at the statehouse to hang out at a fundraiser with the former governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate.

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An additional 3 million people are now enrolled in Medicaid since Obamacare launched in October, the Obama administration reported Friday, providing some further data points for understanding how the law is covering the uninsured.

Medicaid enrollment had become a point of contention between the law's supporters and critics. The administration had taken credit for any and every one who enrolled in Medicaid since Oct. 1, regardless of whether they were already enrolled in Medicaid before Obamacare kicked in. Some journalists, and conservatives, called those administration figures into question, making the point that Obamacare shouldn't received the credit for people who were already in the program.

But until now, it was difficult to ascertain what percentage of Medicaid enrollments were new and what percentage were renewals.

Friday's figures are the official first attempt by the administration to quantify how many new enrollees could be attributed to Obamacare. Compared to enrollment in September, Medicaid had added 3 million enrollees by the end of February. That number would combine people covered under the law's Medicaid expansion, as well as those who were previously eligible but had not enrolled.

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House Republicans passed another Obamacare repeal bill Thursday, this one indirectly aimed at the law's employer mandate -- but, following in the footsteps of almost all of the other repeal bills that came before it, this is likely the end of the line for the proposal.

The bill passed 248 to 179. But the Senate looks unlikely to take up the bill, and even if it somehow cleared through the upper chamber, the White House has pledged to veto it.

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Amid recent allegations of tea partiers caught rubbing elbows with white supremacists and cock fighters, mainstream Republicans are having a hard time containing their exuberance over the struggling tea party challenger campaigns.

After TPM reported on Thursday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) backed out of headlining a gun rights rally thanks to attention on a vendor with questionable views on racial segregation, CNN Crossfire co-host S.E. Cupp tweeted McDaniel was an "ass" for agreeing to attend in the first place.

"When you lie down with dogs, you get fleas," Republican strategist John Feehery told TPM in an email. "This is the problem with the tea party and their candidates. They lack judgement and that lack of judgement makes them poor general election candidates."

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