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8:15 AM ET, February 5, 2013

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Ron Paul  · 1,118,166 like this  —  As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend's violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event.  My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle's family.  Unconstitutional and unnecessary wars have endless unintended consequences.
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Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: RAND PAUL RESPONDS TO RON: ‘CHRIS KYLE WAS A HERO’  —  In the aftermath of Ron Paul's despicable tweet today slamming US Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, murdered on Saturday while helping a fellow soldier learn to cope with post traumatic stress syndrome, Paul's son, Senator Rand Paul …
Ron Paul / Talking Points Memo:
Rand Paul Praises Chris Kyle After Ron Paul's Controversial Tweet  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) praised former Navy SEAL and author Chris Kyle, who was fatally shot in Texas Saturday, in a statement to Breitbart.com Monday after his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, posted a controversial tweet about Kyle.
Michael Isikoff / NBCNews.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans  —  Tribesmen examine the rubble of a building in southeastern Yemen where American teenagerAbdulrahmen al-Awlaki and six suspected al-Qaida militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike on Oct. 14, 2011.
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
STRANGE STEWARDESS: PHOTO EMERGES OF MYSTERY MELGEN-MENENDEZ WOMAN  —  Breitbart News has uncovered a photograph of a Russian woman exiting what looks like wealthy Democratic Party donor Dr. Salomon Melgen's plane.  —  The original source of the scandal surrounding Melgen and New Jersey Democratic …
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Woman denies being a prostitute, meeting Menendez
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Menendez blasts prostitution ‘smears’ as ‘absolutely false’
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Robert Menendez denies prostitute ‘smears’
Discussion: msnbc.com and BREITBART.COM
CNN:
Bunker gunman dead, hostage safe  —  Midland City, Alabama (CNN) — A 5-year-old child abducted from an Alabama school bus six days ago is safe and his kidnapper is dead, according to a law enforcement official.  —  The child appeared to be OK emerging from the ordeal Monday afternoon, the official said.
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New York Times:
Boy, 5, Is Safe After Alabama Hostage Standoff
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Gio Benitez / ABCNEWS:
Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends: Jimmy Lee Dykes Dead, Child Safe After Secret Surveillance
Discussion: NY Daily News
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Barack Obama Comes to Minneapolis  —  President Obama passed through Minneapolis today to push his gun control agenda.  He met with local law enforcement officers, and delivered a photo-op speech in front of a backdrop of uniformed law enforcement personnel.  The speech, while brief, was marked by Obama's trademark incoherence.
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Obama tries to undercut NRA in gun control debate
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama Tones Down Gun Plans
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BBC:
Reconstructed face of Richard III  —  The reconstruction was revealed earlier for the first time  —  A facial reconstruction based on the skull of Richard III has revealed how the English king may have looked.  —  A skeleton found under a car park in Leicester has been confirmed as that of the king.
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Maev Kennedy / Guardian:
DNA confirms bones belong to Richard III
Agoldberg / The Smoking Gun:
Cops Say Road Rage Incident Was Prompted By Suspect's “Impeach Obama” Bumper Sticker  —  Paul Guaschino was driving Friday when a fellow motorist spotted an “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker on the 62-year-old Connecticut resident's vehicle.  —  According to cops, the other driver apparently …
Seth McLaughlin / Washington Times:
Cruz 0-for-11 in Senate and proud of it  —  Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has been on the losing side of every vote the Senate has taken in his young career — the only senator who can claim that distinction, boosting his anti-establishment credentials and earning him rave reviews from grass-roots conservatives.
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Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Deb Fischer The Only Female Senator Not Cosponsoring VAWA (UPDATE)
Karen Tumulty / She The People:
Janet Napolitano: A woman to watch for 2016  —  So, what happens if Hillary Clinton doesn't run in 2016?  —  It is hard to imagine the presidential field without a woman contender, and here's one to keep your eye on: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama pushes immigration reform with CEOs, labor leaders
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Sue S&P Over Ratings  —  Justice Department Says Endorsements of Risky Mortgage Bonds Fueled Crisis  —  The Justice Department is expected to sue Standard & Poor's Ratings Services as soon as Tuesday, alleging the firm ignored its own standards to rate mortgage bonds that imploded …
Discussion: The Week
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U.S. Accuses S.&P. of Fraud in Suit on Loan Bundles
Reuters:
Insight: Electric cars head toward another dead end  —  (Reuters) - Are electric cars running out of juice again?  —  Recent moves by Japan's two largest automakers suggest that the electric car, after more than 100 years of development and several brief revivals, still is not ready for prime time - and may never be.
Fran Tarkenton / USA Today:
Mickelson was right on taxes  —  Citizens are right to complain about high taxes.  It hurts job creators and the little guy.  —  Pro golfer Phil Mickelson has gotten a lot of flak for his recent comments about threatening to make “drastic changes” in his life due to state and federal tax increases.
David Nather / Politico:
Kasich's Obamacare flip burns conservatives  —  Conservative groups wanted to stop the march of Obamacare expansion at ground zero: the states.  —  But one of their best hopes just caved.  —  John Kasich, the fiercely conservative governor of Ohio, announced Monday that he's …
Manu Raju / Politico:
McCain: Don't filibuster Hagel  —  Sen. John McCain appears to have cleared the way Monday for Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense.  —  The Arizona Republican, who has been a prominent voice in the debate over Hagel, said Monday he would oppose any attempt to filibuster the nomination …
Telegraph:
Cabinet ministers back Bill to allow same-sex marriage because they are Conservatives  —  Allowing same-sex couples to marry will strengthen, not weaken the institution  —  SIR - Today the Commons will vote on the Bill to allow same-sex marriage.  —  Civil partnerships for gay couples …
 
 
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