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6:55 PM ET, January 31, 2013

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Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
Chuck Hagel, GOP Senators Butt Heads at Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing  —  Facing a rocky confirmation process, Chuck Hagel today defended his record before his former Senate colleagues, including an openly impatient Sen. John McCain.  —  “I'm on the record on many issues …
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Ted Cruz Grills Chuck Hagel With Out-Of-Context Al-Jazeera Clip  —  But the clip didn't show exactly what Cruz said it did.  —  View Video ›  —  Texas Senator Ted Cruz made the most of his five-minute questioning opportunity at Chuck Hagel's Secretary of Defense confirmation hearing …
Discussion: alan.com and Business Insider
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Ted Cruz Goes After Hagel Over Al Jazeera Appearance (VIDEO)  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday tore into defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel over an appearance the former senator made on Al Jazeera in 2009.  —  At the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Hagel's nomination …
Discussion: Business Insider
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
McCain, Hagel Clash Over Troop Surge In Iraq (VIDEO)
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Chuck Hagel's Ill-Received Performance Puts Confirmation In Flux
Discussion: The Fix, Hot Air and National Review
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
An Off-Kilter Chuck Hagel Fumbles On Iran
Politico:
Chuck Hagel under fire at confirmation hearing
John Avlon / CNN:
A reality check for Chuck Hagel bashers
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Politico
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Geraldo contemplating run for Senate  —  Television personality and radio host Geraldo Rivera announced Thursday he's “truly contemplating” a run for Senate in New Jersey.  —  “I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show.
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Geraldo Rivera Looking To Run For Senate As Republican In New Jersey
Discussion: Washington Wire and NBC Latino
The Daily Caller:
Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls’  —  In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic …
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Chris Morran / The Consumerist:
Waitress Who Posted No-Tip Receipt From “Pastor” Customer Fired From Job  —  Earlier this week, we posted a story about a restaurant customer who not only chose to deny the waitress a tip, but also wrote “I Give God 10% Why do you Get 18?” on the receipt.  Now we've learned that the server who posted the receipt online has been fired.
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Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Hackers Targeted Wall Street Journal Computers  —  The Wall Street Journal said its computer systems had been infiltrated by Chinese hackers for the apparent purpose of monitoring the newspaper's China coverage.  —  The infiltration at the Journal, along with reports …
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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Chinese Hackers Infiltrate New York Times Computers
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Majority Says the Federal Government Threatens Their Personal Rights  —  Views of Congress: Problem Lies with Members, Not the System  —  OVERVIEW  —  As Barack Obama begins his second term in office, trust in the federal government remains mired near a historic low, while frustration with government remains high.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Carney: ‘Ridiculous’ to criticize defunct White House jobs council  —  White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday called Republican criticism of the decision to shut down the president's jobs council “ridiculous” in a defensive exchange with reporters.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Politico, CNN and The PJ Tatler
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Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Tough questions follow Al Gore book tour  —  If you thought Al Gore was a media darling, you haven't seen his latest book tour.  Although Gore has been selective in which outlets he appears on to promote his new book, “The Future,” they haven't treated the former vice president with kid gloves.
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
Wall Street Journal:
Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed  —  Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration's health-care overhaul when it was up for debate.  Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour.  —  Union leaders say many of the law's requirements will drive …
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
Catholic diocese boots anti-Muslim speaker  —  A diocese in Massachusetts disinvites Robert Spencer  —  Add this to the increasing marginalization of radical anti-Muslim views: A Catholic diocese in Massachusetts today rescinded its invitation to Robert Spencer, a prominent anti-Muslim writer and activist …
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Lisa Wangsness / The Boston Globe:
Catholic event cancels talk by Islam critic
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs
Spokesman.com:
Idaho senator compares health exchange to Holocaust  —  BOISE - As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on Twitter comparing the role of insurance companies to …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
At Hill hearing, Wayne LaPierre tries to manhandle facts and logic  —  Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association's chief executive, arrived for his hearing on Capitol Hill in the organization's trademark fashion: violently.  —  When he and his colleagues stepped off the elevator …
Chuck Bennett / New York Post:
Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987  —  Rape-hoax $lap  —  Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her.
The Boston Globe:
Globe reporter Glen Johnson joins Kerry's staff  —  Boston.com politics editor Glen Johnson is resigning to take a post as a senior State Department adviser, working for John F. Kerry.  —  Johnson, 50, a 27-year journalism veteran who has covered five presidential elections, said his focus would be on strategic communications.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
How Conservatives Sabotage Their Own Cultural Criticism  —  A case study in which National Review contributors discuss the merits of rap.  —  Flickr/Slippy Slappy  —  Every so often, conservatives lament that the music, books, movies, television shows, and video games that shape social norms …
Discussion: The Week, BREITBART.COM and Ed Driscoll
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The White House's curious silence about Obama's claim of skeet shooting  —  President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy using the skeet range at Camp David.  —  The New Republic: “Have you ever fired a gun?”  —  President Obama: “Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.”
Ian Mohr / New York Post:
EXCLUSIVE: NFL legend Dan Marino had a love child with CBS employee in 2005  —  PAGE SIX EXCLUSIVE  —  Dan Marino is famous for his touchdowns — but the Hall of Famer's scoring off the field is downright shocking.  —  The married gridiron great — a pregame analyst for CBS since 2003 …
Discussion: American Power
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
In forthcoming book, Cuccinelli echoes Romney's ‘47 percent’  —  RICHMOND — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's new book doesn't hit stores until Feb. 12, but a few pages of it have trickled out to The Washington Post.  —  The Republican gubernatorial candidate wrote the book …
Discussion: The Caucus and msnbc.com
 
 
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