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Kay Steiger

Kay Steiger is an associate editor at Talking Points Memo. She formerly worked at Raw Story, Washingtonian magazine, the Center for American Progress and The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Guardian, Jezebel, AlterNet and others. She graduated from the University of Minnesota. Contact her at kay@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Sahil Kapur brings TPM readers the Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate -- Obama's first Affordable Care Act CEO -- who wants to bring single payer health care to his state. Just call him Bernie Sanders Donald Berwick.

Feminine Mistake author Leslie Bennetts weighs in on what the Obamacare budge report on reduction in working hours means for working moms: "Studies consistently show that many women, if given the choice, will choose to work fewer hours in order to devote more time to their families."

Seth D. Michaels dives in to why we should be worried that Olive Garden and Red Lobster are struggling while luxury retailers like Neiman Marcus are growing.

This is kind of awesome. Paul Ryan pushes back on his own party's line that the CBO report that came out yesterday is proof that "Obamacare kills jobs."

Conservatives defensive over the multilingual version of "America The Beautiful" that aired as part of a Coca-Cola ad during the Super Bowl last weekend might be surprised to discover the words were written by a radical lesbian. Isn't America great?

Conor P. Williams on the state of today's debate over whether charter schools are "good" or "bad": "Absent strong evidence that charters are generally better — or generally worse — than their traditional counterparts when it comes to academic outcomes, we settle for intransigent arguments."

Ed Kilgore: "Immediately after the retreat ended, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor went on Face the Nation, and pressed mildly by Major Garrett on these obvious subjects, collapsed into incoherence."

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) apparently doesn't think much of the possibility of former American Idol star Clay Aiken running against her: "As we know he doesn't always fare all that well. He was runner up."

Thanks also to Ian Millhiser's take on the two contests below:

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