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2:38 AM ET, February 6, 2013

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CBO's Publications:
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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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.
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 …
Associated Press:
Obama Sequestration Request Calling For Short-Term Budget Fix To Delay Automatic Cuts  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that will delay the effective date of steeper automatic cuts now scheduled to kick in on March 1.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner throws cold water on Obama sequester plan
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Obama calls on Congress to pass spending cuts, tax changes to delay sequester
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
CBO Sees Rising U.S. Debt, Economic Rebound in 2014
Discussion: Calculated Risk
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
CBO projects $845B budget deficit for 2013
Discussion: Politico, The Maddow Blog and alan.com
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Pathway to citizenship could increase Obamacare cost up to $300 billion over a decade
Discussion: Fire Andrea Mitchell!
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Widely Support Immigration Reform Proposals  —  Greatest support for employers' verifying new hires' legal status  —  PRINCETON, NJ — At least two-thirds of Americans favor each of five specific measures designed to address immigration issues — ranging from 68% who would vote …
Discussion: jobsanger, CNN and The Hill
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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 …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:   Republicans Seek Middle Ground On Pathway To Citizenship
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 …
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.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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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 …
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
The Lede:
North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines a Brighter World, Without Manhattan  —  Last Updated, 3:52 p.m. When aliens strike, the climate goes berserk, the Russians invade, an asteroid threatens the Earth, New York City is often the first place to be destroyed.
Discussion: msnbc.com and Mashable!
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Justin McCurry / Guardian:
North Korea video shows US city in flames after missile attack
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
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: The Daily Caller and Truthdig
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.
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 …
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
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
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
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.”
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
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Carney: Drone strikes are ‘fully consistent’ with the Constitution  —  The White House on Tuesday defended the guidelines for targeting Americans in drone strikes as “fully consistent” with the Constitution.  —  Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney …
CNN:
Hagel approval all but certain  —  Washington (CNN) - CNN has learned there are now at least five Republican senators who would oppose a filibuster of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, all but ensuring the embattled nominee will be confirmed in the coming days.
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.
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
 
 
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Court: NYTimes's Request for New York City Gun Owners Violates Law
Discussion: NewsBusters blogs and Politico
Arthur C. Brooks / AEI:
Remarks by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (as prepared for delivery)
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Rand Paul: Audit the Fed
Discussion: Poor Richard's News
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
Discussion: Firedoglake and Gothamist
The Times of Israel:
Obama to visit Israel within weeks
Discussion: Power Line, Politico and CBS DC
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Pentagon to extend certain benefits to same-sex spouses
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