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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
McCain: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Must Include Path To Citizenship  —  Senator John McCain (R-AZ) confirmed on Sunday morning that he that he and a bipartisan group of senators will roll out a comprehensive immigration reform effort in Congress.  Speaking on ABC's “This Week,” McCain …
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Wall Street Journal:
Immigration-Policy Blueprint Due This Week, Senator Says
Discussion: TalkLeft
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Durbin: Senate immigration plan will be comprehensive, include citizenship path
Discussion: Politico
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
President Obama names Fox?  And what does President Obama think happens when Democrat works with Republicans?  What happens to that Democrat in the left leaning press?  —  While I disagree with what the President says below ( I don't attack - his word - politicians on either side …
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Paul Krugman:
From Welfare Queens to Disabled Deadbeats  —  If you want to understand the trouble Republicans are in, one good place to start is with the obsession the right has lately developed with the rising disability rolls.  The growing number of Americans receiving disability payments has …
Discussion: Eschaton
Simon Romero / New York Times:
Scores Dead as Fire Sweeps Through Nightclub in Brazil  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — A fire ignited by a flare from a live band's pyrotechnic spectacle swept through a nightclub filled with hundreds of university students early Sunday morning in Santa Maria, a city in southern Brazil, leaving at least 245 people dead, police officials said.
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Associated Press:
Fire at Brazil club kills more than 230 as partiers stampede toward exit, choke on toxic smoke  —  View Photo Gallery — Brazil nightclub fire leaves hundreds dead: A blaze swept through a crowded club in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing at least 232 people and leaving at least 200 injured, police say.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Lori Ziganto / Twitchy:
Bitter clinger!  Obama claims that he totally goes secret skeet shooting all the time, guys  —  Some of his best friends are skeets, guys!  We are finding out a lot from New Republic's interview with President Obama.  First we found out he is Media Matters material, and now we find out he totally goes skeet shooting all the time.
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Sen. Feinstein: Passing gun-control legislation is ‘hardest’ challenge
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, CNN and Politico
videocafe.crooksandliars.com:
Jerry Boykin Feels Humiliated ‘as a Man’ With Women in Combat Because of ‘Personal Hygiene’ … An anti-Muslim retired lieutenant general says that he would not want to serve in a combat role with women because “personal hygiene and the other normal functions” are already “degrading and humiliating enough” …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Fox Made Limited Effort to Keep Sarah Palin  —  Financial Offer Far Less Than Previous Deal  —  Fox News offered Sarah Palin a new contract before she decided to part ways with the network where she has held forth as a commentator for the last three years.  —  However, it would be hard to describe it as a generous contract.
Raheem Kassam / The Commentator:
Sunday Times blood libel cartoon, on Holocaust Memorial Day no less  —  Why can't cartoonists seem to criticise Israel without the use of big noses and blood libels?  And why do the mainstream papers still publish this stuff?  —  Today is Holocaust Memorial Day.
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Selling a New Generation on Guns  —  Threatened by long-term declining participation in shooting sports, the firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into a broad campaign to ensure its future by getting guns into the hands of more, and younger, children.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Divided by Abortion, United by Feminism  —  IN 1942, 71 years before last week's Pentagon decision allowing women on the front lines of combat, the United States government established the Women's Army Corps, with Athena as its insignia, and welcomed our country's first female military recruits.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel  —  A brand new conservative group calling itself Americans for a Strong Defense and financed by anonymous donors is running advertisements urging Democratic senators in five states to vote against Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee to be secretary of defense …
David Kravets / Wired:
Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest  —  A Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area won a trial Friday in his lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages for being detained on a disorderly conduct charge.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
McChrystal: Women will serve in, improve special-forces units  —  Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal predicted Sunday that women will eventually become part of special operations units like the Navy SEALs and Army Rangers, saying that including female servicemembers could improve the elite groups' operations.
Discussion: Politico and CNN
BBC:
Egypt unrest: Morsi declares emergency in three cities  —  Unrest continued in Port Said on Sunday  —  Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has declared a state of emergency in the cities of Port Said, Suez and Ismalia after days of deadly unrest.  —  A daily curfew from 21:00 to 06:00 …
 
 
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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Combat puts women at unique risk
Discussion: Right Wing News
James Hohmann / Politico:
GOP leaders insist no overhaul needed
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
Obama Continues to Violate His Own ‘Stimulus’ Law by Not Releasing Quarterly Reports
Andy Kessler / Wall Street Journal:
Travis Kalanick: The Transportation Trustbuster
Discussion: EconLog
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Supporters of Same-Sex Marriage Rally in France
Justin Jouvenal / Washington Post:
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaks
Dan Williams / Reuters:
Israel threatens Syria strike if rebels get chemical arms
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama would think ‘hard’ before letting a son play football, cites head-injury fears
Discussion: CNN
Joel Stonington / Spiegel Online:
Wake-Up Call: A Disastrous Week for Carbon Trading
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
For The Sixth Time In One Week, Man Shot At Gun Show
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Balloon Juice
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Swartz didn't face prison until feds took over case, report says
Colin Freeman / Reuters:
Revealed: how Saharan caravans of cocaine help to fund al-Qaeda in terrorists' North African domain
Discussion: Telegraph and Jihad Watch
Politico:
Matt Wuerker  —  Matt Wuerker has been POLITICO's editorial cartoonist …
Discussion: The Washington Note
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Recipe for conservative revival