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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell Reach Filibuster Reform Deal  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Filibuster, Filibuster Reform, Filibuster Reform 2013, Harry Reid Filibuster, Harry Reid Mitch Mcconnell, Harry Reid Mitch Mcconnell Filibuster, Harry Reid Mitch Mcconnell Filibuster Reform, Jeff Merkley Filibuster Reform …
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Harry Reid: “I'm not personally, at this stage, ready to get rid of the 60-vote threshold”  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have come to a deal on filibuster reform.  The deal is this: The filibuster will not be reformed.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Bipartisan Filibuster Deal Is Taking Shape in the Senate  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic and Republican leaders are nearing an agreement on new limits to the filibuster, an effort to speed action in the often-clogged chamber by prohibiting senators from using a common tactic to slow the legislative process.
Manu Raju / Politico:
Reid, McConnell reach Senate filibuster deal
Discussion: CNN
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Feinstein calls for banning more than 150 types of firearms during dramatic press conference  —  WASHINGTON — California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein staged a dramatic press conference Thursday on Capitol Hill with 10 weapons at her side and unveiled legislation instituting a government ban …
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Jackie Kucinich / Associated Press:
Feinstein revives assault-weapons ban  —  Bill faces tough going in the Republican-controlled House. … WASHINGTON — California Democrat Dianne Feinstein will begin her fourth full term as a U.S. senator much as she started her Senate career: fighting for a ban on assault weapons.
Emily Miller / Washington Times:
National ‘assault weapon’ ban coming Thursday
Alan I. Abramowitz / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Republican Electoral College Plan Would Undermine Democracy  —  Republicans are struggling to right their ship after the defeat of 2012.  The unfavorable demographic trends for the GOP that we describe in our new book, Barack Obama and the New America, have sunk in, and the party knows it must do something.
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
How Republicans Plan To Rig The Next Presidential Election, In Six Pictures
Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
Group Working To Reform Electoral College Condemns GOP's ‘Indefensible’ Virginia Scheme
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As ‘Tampering With Evidence’  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Abortion Tampering With Evidence, Cathrynn Brown Abortion Bill, New Mexico Abortion Bill, New Mexico Abortion Evidence, New Mexico Abortion Law, New Mexico Rape Abortion, Politics News
Washington Post:
Bobby Jindal speaking truth to GOP power  —  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver a forceful denunciation of his party's Washington-centric focus in a speech to the Republican National Committee on Thursday evening, arguing that the GOP is fighting the wrong fight as it seeks to rebuild from losses at the ballot box last November.
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Beth Reinhard / NationalJournal.com:
GOP Plots Path Back to Power
Alexander Burns / Reuters:
Democrats launch plan to turn Texas blue  —  National Democrats are taking steps to create a large-scale independent group aimed at turning traditionally conservative Texas into a prime electoral battleground, crafting a new initiative to identify and mobilize progressive voters in the rapidly-changing state …
Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Pitches a Benghazi Shutout  —  ‘What difference, at this point, does it make?’  —  In five hours of Congressional testimony Wednesday, Hillary Clinton took “responsibility” for the mishandling of the terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi without ever saying she was responsible for much of anything.
Discussion: Right Turn
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Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senator Pushes Gun-Running Conspiracy Theory During Benghazi Hearing
John Tomasic / The Colorado Independent:
In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren't people  —  Lori Stodghill was 31-years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Year's Day 2006.  She was vomiting and short of breath …
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Mark Zuckerberg Will Hold Fundraiser For Chris Christie  —  The tech mogul and his wife “admire [Christie's] leadership on education reform and other issues and look forward to continuing their important work together on behalf of Newark's schoolchildren,” a spokesperson tells BuzzFeed.
Discussion: Politico, TechCrunch and Mashable!
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Democratic Senators Face Gun Owners Roused by Talk of New Laws  —  BECKLEY, W.Va. — Talk of stricter gun control has stirred up a lot of unease here, a place where hunters vie for top prize (a 26-inch LED television) in the Big Buck Photo Contest, and ads for a gun-simulator game ask, “Feel like shooting something today?”
Twitter Blog:
Vine: A new way to share video  —  Today, we're introducing Vine: a mobile service that lets you capture and share short looping videos.  Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity.  Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create.
Adam Serwer / Mother Jones:
The Silly Conservative Freak-Out Over Women in Combat  —  Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced Wednesday that the Pentagon plans to lift a 1994 prohibition on women serving in combat roles.  The announcement prompted an ill-informed outcry from conservatives, who were perhaps unaware …
John Eligon / New York Times:
Gov. Sam Brownback Seeks to End Kansas' Income Tax  —  TOPEKA, Kan. — President Obama stood on the steps of the Capitol in Washington on Monday afternoon and laid out an expansive liberal agenda for the nation.  Inside the Kansas State Capitol here this week, Gov. Sam Brownback …
Heather Mac Donald / National Review:
Wrong on Women Warriors  —  We have apparently arrived at the Golden Age, free from strife and the threat of foreign enemies.  Little else can explain so gratuitous a decision as to place women in combat units.  The downsides to such a policy are legion and obvious; the only reason to pursue …
Dustin Weaver / The Hill:
Boehner, Ryan gamble on pledge to balance the budget in 10 years  —  Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) pledge to back a Republican budget that balances within 10 years raises the political stakes for his party and sets up another major test of his leadership.  —  Democrats eyeing a takeover …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NYT's Jim Roberts takes buyout  —  New York Times assistant managing editor Jim Roberts is leaving after 26 years with the paper, making him the ninth staffer on record to leave the Times as it seeks to cut 30 positions from the newsroom.  —  “After 26 years at the New York Times …
KPTV-TV:
Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs  —  If you're a regular smoker, you may want to keep an eye on a new bill in the Oregon Legislature.  —  Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance …
Ben Protess / DealBook:
Ex-Prosecutor Mary Jo White Appointed S.E.C. Boss  —  Updated President Obama tapped Mary Jo White, a former United States attorney turned white-collar defense lawyer, to be the next chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  —  Mr. Obama announced the nomination at the White House on Thursday afternoon.
Belinda Goldsmith / Reuters:
Is Facebook envy making you miserable?  —  Below:  —  Latest market data  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Witnessing friends' vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ryan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat  —  A Pentagon push to mix the sexes ignores how awful cheek-by-jowl life is on the battlefield.  —  America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so Wednesday's news that the decision has now been made is not a surprise.
 
 
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