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11:45 AM ET, February 4, 2013

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Richard III / BBC:
Car park skeleton is Richard III  —  The skeleton is ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ the remains of Richard III  —  A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English king Richard III.  —  Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch's family.
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Eliza Mackintosh / Washington Post:
Remains of King Richard III identified  —  LONDON — A team of archaeologists confirmed Monday that ancient remains found under a parking lot belong to long-lost King Richard III, successfully ending a search that sparked a modern-day debate about the legacy of the reputed tyrant.
Discussion: Guardian and Althouse
New York Times:
Bones Under Parking Lot Belonged to Richard III
Discussion: The Week
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Tagg, you're it for GOP Senate hopes  —  Tagg Romney is considering a run in the special Senate election now that Scott Brown has opted out, the Truth Squad has learned.  —  Calls for Romney, 42, to join in the short campaign to replace Secretary of State John F. Kerry have increased since …
Energy.gov:
Super Bowl City Leads on Energy Efficient Forefront  —  New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome features more than 26,000 LED lights on the building's exterior.  The system uses only 10 kilowatts of electricity, equivalent to powering a small home.  Photo courtesy of SMG.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Jindal: 2016 presidential aspirants need ‘head examined’  —  “Anybody on the Republican side even thinking or talking about running for president in 2016, I've said, needs to get their head examined,” Jindal told “Fox and Friends.”  “And the reason I say that is, we've lost two presidential elections …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
The Other GOP Plan To Blow Up The Electoral Vote  —  GOP efforts to rig the Electoral College in favor of GOP presidential candidates may be close to dead, but a group of Republicans are hard at work at another plot to blow up the system: switch to the popular vote.
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Lee Enterprises / host.madison.com:
On the Capitol: Don't mess with state's electoral setup, Paul Ryan says
Discussion: The Raw Story
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Mass Shooter Confesses He Learned to Hate White People in College  —  Killer Nkosi Thandiwe learned all about hating whitey in college.  —  Nkosi Thandiwe shot dead 26-year-old Brittany Watts and and injured two other women in the parking deck of the Proscenium building on July 15, 2011.
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Weasel Zippers
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Chuck Hagel's Defenseless Performance  —  Nothing could have harmed the nominee for secretary of defense more than his own confirmation answers.  —  It shouldn't have been surprising that the Senate hearings to confirm Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense ended up shedding light …
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Obama must face the rise of the robots  —  Technology will leave a large chunk of the US labour force in the lurch  —  Early in his first term Barack Obama joked that he would “keep an eye on the robots in case they try anything”.  He should have known resistance is futile.
Discussion: Quartz, Via Meadia and ParaPundit
Wall Street Journal:
Senate to Move on Gun Control  —  Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Donald Trump to sue Bill Maher after bet feud  —  'I don't think he was joking.  He said it with venom,' Trump said of Maher.  Reuters  —  Close  —  Donald Trump said Monday that he's suing liberal comic Bill Maher for $5 million for charity because Maher did not follow through on a public bet he made on “The Tonight Show.”
Discussion: Althouse
Christopher Collins- / Examiner:
Newtown father: 'You'll have to take my guns from my cold dead hands'  —  A video of a father, Bill Stevens, whose daughter attended Sandy Hook Elementary school, scene of the mass shooting in December, is making its rounds today of his testimony against gun control at a Working Group Public Hearing …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Howard Kurtz / CNN:
Obama, Gore, stop whining about right-wing media  —  Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's “Reliable Sources” and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief.  He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.  —  (CNN) — I never realized that the conservative media were so eye-poppingly powerful.
Kyle Olson / EAGnews.org:
Texas 6th graders design flags for a new socialist nation  —  EAGnews.org  —  AUSTIN - You know America's changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools.  —  According to the website txcscopereview.com, a lesson plan for 6th graders in government schools reads as follows:
Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
Paul Krugman Destroys GOP's Talking Points On Government Jobs  —  On Sunday, economist Paul Krugman hit back against GOP claims that public sector employment has increased under Obama, and that such jobs consist mainly of wasteful bureaucrats and somehow count less economically than private sector ones.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Friends of Fraud  —  Like many advocates of financial reform, I was a bit disappointed in the bill that finally emerged.  Dodd-Frank gave regulators the power to rein in many financial excesses; but it was and is less clear that future regulators will use that power.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Prairie Weather
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Sen. Levin raises just $13K, putting his 2014 plans in question  —  Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) raised $13,000 in the last three months of 2012 and has just $233,000 in the bank, a sign that he may be leaning toward retirement at the end of his term.  —  Levin, the chairman …
Aamer Madhani / USA Today:
Obama visit highlights Minneapolis' strides on violence  —  President Obama will visit the city Monday for his first trip outside the Beltway to tout his plan to overhaul the nation's gun laws.  —  MINNEAPOLIS — This city has managed to shed the moniker of “Murder-apolis,” …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Post Politics and msnbc.com
Chicago Tribune:
Cleaning up the murky world of gun ownership … Cook County and Chicago are adopting a tag-team approach on gun ownership.  Our goal is to increase coordination between the city and the county, step up enforcement and reduce the flow of guns on our streets.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Secretive House group close to immigration-reform agreement  —  A bipartisan group of House negotiators is even further along in drafting a comprehensive immigration overhaul than its counterpart in the Senate, but the path to passage in the lower chamber is lined with thorns.
Discussion: Politico
Brett Norman / Politico:
ACA premium sticker shock could fuel foes  —  The federal health care law could nearly triple premiums for some young and healthy men, according to a forthcoming survey of insurers that singles out a group that might become a major public opinion battleground in the Obamacare wars.
Politico:
Hill Dems want more love from President Obama  —  President Barack Obama and his top advisers have declared that they're done playing “the inside game” in Washington, but one crucial Democratic constituency — his former colleagues in Congress — say the president shouldn't deep-six a strategy …
Discussion: American Prospect
 
 
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
N.Y. poll: 65 percent back gun law
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Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks
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