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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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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 …
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.
Fox News Insider:
TRANSCRIPT: President Obama Asks Congress to Avoid Sequestration Cuts, Says 'We Can't Just Cut Our Way to Prosperity'
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
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 …
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Greg Holyk / ABCNEWS:
Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration  —  Public approval of Barack Obama's handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and, much more broadly, endorsement of stricter border control.
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 …
Politico:
Embattled Scott plans $100M campaign vs. Crist  —  Rick Scott is preparing to defend the Florida governorship with the most expensive reelection campaign in state history, drawing up plans for a battleship-sized political operation aimed at overcoming the Republican's deep personal unpopularity.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
NRA Endorsement Actually A Curse For Candidates, Poll Finds  —  Endorsements from the National Rifle Association might be doing political candidates more harm than good, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling.  —  In a national survey, 39 percent of voters said that they are less likely …
Discussion: Public Policy Polling
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 …
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 …
Arthur C. Brooks / AEI:
Remarks by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (as prepared for delivery)  —  MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR, R-Va.: Thank you Arthur.  Arthur, you've been an inspiration for me, and so many of my colleagues.  —  The work of Arthur and his colleagues at AEI has demonstrated an incredible understanding …
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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
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
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
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
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 …
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian:
MPs vote in favour of gay marriage: Politics live blog  —  Sort by:  —  9.18pm GMT  —  Evening summary  —  • Britain is on course to adopt gay marriage after the House of Commons voted to give the marriage (same sex couples) bill a second reading by a majority of 225.
Discussion: The Fix and Washington Monthly
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: Doug Ross and NewsBusters blogs
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.
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 …
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.”
David Virtue / VirtueOnline:
Exclusives : RI Episcopal Bishop Falsely Cites Empirical Evidence to Support Marriage Equalit  —  Rhode Island Episcopal Bishop Falsely Cites Empirical Evidence to Support Marriage Equality  —  Religious figures most often extract from their faith when speaking for or against marriage equality.
 
 
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