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11:05 PM ET, February 5, 2013

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The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023  —  Economic growth will remain slow this year but is expected to speed up next year.  Even so, CBO projects that the unemployment rate will remain above 7.5 percent through 2014.  —  Read the report  —  Macroeconomic Effects of Alternative Budgetary Paths
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner throws cold water on Obama sequester plan  —  Speaker John Boehner is signaling he will not accept revenue increases that President Barack Obama is expected to propose to delay the automatic spending cuts that take hold at the beginning of March.
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
CBO Sees Rising U.S. Debt, Economic Rebound in 2014
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
House GOP thinks unthinkable on defense cuts
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
CBO projects $845B budget deficit for 2013
Discussion: Politico, The Maddow Blog and alan.com
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Are Upset That Obama Is Giving Remarks At The Same Time As Eric Cantor's Speech  —  GOP officials take to Twitter to voice their discontent.  —  Image by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images  —  WASHINGTON — Republican aides are calling out the White House for scheduling President …
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Widely Support Immigration Reform Proposals
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Arthur C. Brooks / AEI:
Remarks by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (as prepared for delivery)
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Seven million will lose insurance under Obama health law  —  President Obama's health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.
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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
CBO: Obama health law will cost $1.3T  —  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated Tuesday that President Obama's signature healthcare law will cost about $1.3 trillion over the next 10 years.  —  The figure represents a slight increase since August, when the nonpartisan budget office estimated …
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens  —  The president's partisan lawyers purport to vest him with the most extreme power a political leader can seize  —  The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens …
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New York Times:
Memo Cites Legal Basis for Killing U.S. Citizens in Al Qaeda
Justin McCurry / Guardian:
North Korea video shows US city in flames after missile attack  —  YouTube video shows city ablaze in scenes reminiscent of 9/11, as South Korea claims nuclear test imminent in Pyongyang  —  It begins benignly enough, with an image of a sleeping young North Korean man …
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Andrew Sparrow / Guardian:
MPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of gay marriage - politics live blog  —  Sort by:  —  8.03pm GMT  —  The carry over motion was passed by 464 to 38 - a majority of 426.  —  All the votes related to the gay marriage bill are now over.  —  8.01pm GMT  —  Here's a pro-Cameron take on the result.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Dick Morris out at Fox News  —  Fox News has decided not to renew its contract with political commentator and pollster Dick Morris, an industry official tells POLITICO's Mike Allen.  —  Morris, who was on contract with Fox News throughout the 2012 presidential campaign …
Jason Koebler / US News:
City in Virginia Becomes First to Pass Anti-Drone Legislation  —  Resolution bans all municipal agencies from buying or leasing drones  —  Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city in the United States to formally pass an anti-drone resolution.  —  The resolution, passed Monday …
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
The Disgusting Consequences of Plastic-Bag Bans  —  Conservatives often point out that laws, no matter how benign they may appear, have unintended consequences.  They can reverberate in ways that not many people foresaw and nobody wanted: Raising the minimum wage can increase unemployment; prohibition can create black markets.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Declines Medicaid Expansion  —  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) announced Tuesday that his state will turn down the Medicaid expansion, becoming the first governor of a blue state to officially say no to the coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court made optional.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and The Week
Joel Griffith / BREITBART.COM:
KRUGMAN: U.S. NEEDS DEATH PANELS, SALES TAXES  —  Nobel Prize winning “economist” Paul Krugman spoke at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. last week.  During the Q&A session following the lecture, an audience member asked him about the rising national debt.
Discussion: NewsBusters blogs and Doug Ross
Reuters:
Bulgaria: Hezbollah behind Burgas attack  —  After 7-month probe, Bulgarian interior minister announces that 2 Hezbollah terrorists involved in Burgas suicide bombing.  —  SOFIA - Two individuals with links to Lebanon's Shi'ite group Hezbollah were involved in a bomb attack on a bus …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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New York Times:
Bulgaria Implicates Hezbollah in Deadly Israeli Bus Blast
David Mitchell / KDVR.com:
7-year-old playing an imaginary game at school gets suspended for real  —  LOVELAND, Colo. — A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing.  —  The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world.  But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play.
Janet Lorin / Bloomberg:
Yale Suing Former Students Shows Crisis in Loans to Poor  —  Needy U.S. borrowers are defaulting on almost $1 billion in federal student loans earmarked for the poor, leaving schools such as Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania with little choice except to sue their graduates.
Discussion: Truthdig and The Daily Caller
Geoffrey Dickens / Author Feed:
ABC, CBS, NBC Slant 8 to 1 for Obama's Gun Control Crusade  —  At next week's State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama is likely to continue his ongoing push for more gun control.  It's a push first spurred on by Obama's gun control allies in the liberal media.
Ben Hartman / Jerusalem Post:
WATCH: TA marks space handicapped and tows car  —  Security cameras show Tel Aviv municipality workers painting handicapped markings around parked vehicle and then towing it.  —  The Tel Aviv municipality found itself in hot water on Tuesday, after a Facebook post by a woman whose car …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Trevor / EAGnews.org:
Three-year-olds chant ‘union power’ after reading new children's book  —  OAKLAND - Is your three-year-old preschooler chanting ‘union power’ these days?  She might, if author Innosanto Nagara has his way.  —  Nagara wrote “A is for Activist,” a book supposedly geared for the children of the “99 percent.”
Christi Parsons / Los Angeles Times:
Jon Favreau, President Obama's head speechwriter, is departing  —  Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who at times lit up social media as well as the president's addresses, is leaving.  —  President Obama and his head speechwriter, Jon Favreau, work in the Oval Office.
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Christie on weight: ‘Of course I care’  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talked about struggles with his weight on Tuesday, saying his doctor has warned him that his “luck is going to run out relatively soon” but that it doesn't affect his ability to run the Garden State.
Discussion: NewsBusters blogs and ABCNEWS
Reason:
Three Flushes for American Capitalism!  —  In praise of privately operated bathrooms that serve the public.  —  The greatest city in the world - New York, New York - is home to 8 million souls, a magnet for 52 million tourists a year, and legendary for the grossest public toilets this side of a Turkish prison.
Discussion: Hot Air
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Pentagon to extend certain benefits to same-sex spouses  —  Jeff Sheng/AP - In this June 23, 2012 photo provided by Jeff Sheng, Navy Chaplain Kay Reeb of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America officiates the civil union ceremony of Air Force Tech.  Sgt. Erwynn Umali, right …
Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Brown on Perry's ad: ‘Barely a fart’  —  Gov. Jerry Brown publicly scoffed at Gov. Rick Perry's attempt to draw Californians to Texas for better business, saying that the ad campaign is “barely a fart.”  —  “It's not a serious story, guys,” the Californian Democrat told reporters at a business event …
Discussion: Twitchy and Capitol Alert
 
 
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Court: NYTimes's Request for New York City Gun Owners Violates Law
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CNN:
Hagel approval all but certain
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Rand Paul: Audit the Fed
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Dan Merica / CNN:
Arkansas to allow concealed guns in churches
Discussion: The Reaction
Arran Robertson / The Online Office …:
Blumenauer, Polis Bills De-Federalize Marijuana Prohibition, Provide for Regulatory and Taxation Framework
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Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
DREAMers Target GOP, Chant ‘Undocumented And Unafraid’ At Immigration Hearing
Discussion: The Raw Story and The Daily Caller
The Times of Israel:
Obama to visit Israel within weeks
Discussion: Power Line, Politico and CBS DC
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Mass. GOP Buoyed by Winslow's Eyeing U.S. Senate Vacancy
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