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11:55 PM ET, February 6, 2013

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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Southern Poverty Law Center website triggered FRC shooting … The Family Research Council shooter, who pleaded guilty today to a terrorism charge, picked his target off a “hate map” on the website of the ultra-liberal Southern Poverty Law Center which is upset with the conservative group's opposition to gay rights.
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WJLA-TV:
Floyd Corkins pleads guilty to Family Research Council shooting  —  (AP/ABC7) - A man accused of shooting a security guard inside the downtown Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the shooting.
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Family Research Council shooter pleads guilty to three felonies, including terrorism charge, in federal court
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
US Attorneys' office links shooting at FRC, high-capacity magazines
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Hagel Tells Lawmakers He Can't Provide Details On Speaking Engagements, Foreign Funders  —  “He is basically telling Senators they have no right to know if he has been unduly influenced by foreign governments or foreign agents over the last five years.  What is he hiding?”  GOP aide says.
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Steve Clemons / The Atlantic Online:
Strange Days in the Senate: Could Ted Cruz Do What He Is Asking of Hagel?
Discussion: The Dish
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Thanks To Congressional Incompetence, Saturday Mail Delivery Is History  —  The U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it will discontinue first class Saturday mail delivery, marking another milestone in the decline of the once-ubiquitous government service.
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Reuters:
Postal Service to Cut Saturday Mail
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
4th Annual TV News Trust Poll  —  PPP's annual poll on TV news finds that there's only one source more Americans trust than distrust: PBS. 52% of voters say they trust PBS to only 29% who don't trust it.  The other seven outlets we polled on are all distrusted by a plurality of voters.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rubio to deliver GOP response to Obama's State of the Union  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on February 12.  —  Rubio's response will be delivered in both English and Spanish, according to Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office.
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Tim Mak / Politico:
Hagel committee vote delayed
Discussion: BuzzFeed, CNN and Pat Dollard
The Daily Caller:
FBI sources: Menendez investigation moved to Newark, NJ  —  Two FBI sources have told The Daily Caller that the bureau's inquiry into Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is now based in New Jersey, not Miami.  One added that pressure is mounting from the highest levels of the Justice Department to pursue the investigation.
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Politico:
Robert Menendez fights back
Spokesman.com:
Bill requires all Idaho kids to read ‘Atlas Shrugged’  —  BOISE - Coeur d'Alene Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate's Education Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand's “Atlas Shrugged” and pass a test on it to graduate from high school.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Biden delivers impassioned plea to House Democrats on gun control  —  LEESBURG, Va. - Vice President Joe Biden delivered an impassioned and at times emotional plea to House Democrats to rally around the Obama administration's gun-control proposals, telling lawmakers they can't rely on political excuses for inaction.
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
House Democrats unimpressed by Cantor's support of DREAM Act
Discussion: CNN
Politico:
The GOP, Fox political purge  —  Republicans and Fox News are moving to purge the controversial political creatures they created.  —  Both were damaged badly in 2012 by loud, partisan voices that stoked the base — but that scared the hell out of many voters.
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Politico:
Obama to provide Congress with drone info  —  President Obama has reversed course and agreed to provide the congressional intelligence committees with classified Justice Department legal advice authorizing the use of drones to kill U.S. citizens abroad, two administration officials said Wednesday evening.
Discussion: CNN and The Democratic Daily
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Humberto Sanchez / Roll Call:   Wyden Hints at Brennan Filibuster
Sorourke / nation.foxnews.com:
CHRIS ROCK: ‘THE PRESIDENT IS OUR BOSS’... OUR ‘DAD’  —  Comedian Chris Rock showed up on Capitol Hill today to support President Barack Obama's gun control proposals.  Here is what he said during the morning press conference: … Apparently the comedian has flip-flopped on his previous gun control position, i.e. “bullet control” ...
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Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
Chris Rock on gun control: Obama is ‘our boss’ and ‘dad of the country’
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Bloomberg:
Obama Is Said Close to Choosing Pritzker for Commerce  —  President Barack Obama is close to choosing Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker, who led fundraising for his 2008 campaign, as his next commerce secretary, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: BuzzFeed
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Report: Obama close to nominating Penny Pritzker for Commerce
Discussion: Poor Richard's News
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Progressive Caucus Introduces Legislation To Replace Spending Cuts With Revenues, Investments … The Congressional Progressive Caucus announced today that it is introducing legislation to cancel the automatic spending cuts — known as the “sequester” — that are scheduled to take place at the beginning of March.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
The absurdity of the GOP position on spending, in one chart
Duncan Black / USA Today:
401Ks are a disaster: Column  —  Recent and near-retirees, the first major cohort of the 401(k) era, do not have nearly enough in retirement savings to even come close to maintaining their current lifestyles.  —  We need an across the board increase in Social Security retirement benefits of 20% or more.
Grace Wyler / Business Insider:
Here's Rand Paul's Grand Vision For U.S. Foreign Policy  —  In a highly-anticipated speech at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul laid out a vision for a “middle path” in U.S. foreign policy, calling for more “moderation” and “restraint” in the use of military force.
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Rand Paul / Reason:
Containment and Radical Islam
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Michigan Republicans Introduce Bill Mandating Transvaginal Ultrasound Before An Abortion  —  Michigan Republicans have introduced a bill requiring all women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, a move that rekindles last year's firestorm when other GOP-led states were considering similar measures.
Discussion: Tennessean.com and The Raw Story
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Graham defends Obama on drones  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will offer a resolution next week commending President Barack Obama's use of drones and the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.  —  “Every member of Congress needs to get on board,” Graham said.  “It's not fair to the president to let him …
United We Dream:
CORE PRINCIPLES FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM  —  DIRECT AND STRAIGHFORWARD ROADMAP TO CITIZENSHIP … THE TIMELINE FOR THE ROADMAP TO CITIZENSHIP SHOULD BE REASONABLE AND FAIR.  — Individuals who came to the U.S. as adults should be eligible to apply for a temporary immigration status immediately …
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Fox News' Latest Sexist Attack Against Hillary: ‘Face Lift, Perhaps?’  —  Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy took a shot at outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday morning, speculating that she underwent a face lift in the last two weeks.  In a quick headline roundup …
 
 
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