Afternoon Lede Check, 3.28.14

Putin blinks? The Russian Prez gives Obama a ring; Chris Christie to journos: Enough with the bridge questions, nerds! (we paraphrase); and Relisha Rudd’s mother speaks amid an increasingly hopeless search for the missing girl.


From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

The Washington PostObama to Russia: Pull troops from Ukraine border

USA TodayPutin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine

POLITICOCombative Christie tries to turn the page

The HillConfident Christie finds his mojo

Roll CallPeter King, Nunes Lead Field to Succeed Rogers as Intel Chair

Daily Caller: And America’s most-hated TV anchor is …

The Washington TimesCollege’s pick of pro-choice speaker sparks outcry

National JournalWhy Democrats Are Going All In on the Koch Brothers

Washington City PaperThe Citizens Taking on Loud Nightclubs, One Decibel Reading at a Time

Washington ExaminerVladimir Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine crisis


WTOP: Latest: Divers join search for Relisha

ABC 7: Police: Tatum had contact with other children at shelter

NBC 4: Police: Tatum Had ContactWith Other Girls at Shelter

CBS 9: AMBER Alert: DC suspect had contact with other girls

Fox 5: DC Police: Suspect in Relisha Rudd case had contact with other girls at shelter

(Photo credits from left to right: AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky; Getty; DC Police/WTOP)