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2:25 PM ET, February 7, 2013

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The GOP, Fox political purge
Mike Malloy / Ames Tribune:
Bill would define abortion as murder
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
As Neocons Defend Obama, Allies Doubt Him on Drones as Never Before  —  The John Brennan confirmation hearings are the biggest showdown yet on extrajudicial killing and executive branch secrecy.  —  For once, the Obama Administration's drone policy is much in the news.
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New York Times:
Congress to See Memo Backing Drone Attacks on Americans  —  WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday directed the Justice Department to release to the two Congressional Intelligence Committees classified documents discussing the legal justification for killing, by drone strikes and other means …
Bookworm Room:
The worst thing about those drone strikes is Obama's moral preening and hypocrisy
Washington Post:
Obama will allow lawmakers to see secret memo on targeted killings
Discussion: Hot Air and The Plum Line
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi  —  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012:  —  Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama …
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Associated Press:
Panetta defends military response in Libya attack  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that the speed of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last September kept U.S. armed forces from responding in time to save the four Americans who were killed.
Tim Mak / Politico:
Leon Panetta defends Pentagon response after Benghazi attack
Discussion: ABCNEWS and CNN
Michael Grunwald / TIME:
Immigrant Son  —  Oriales García Rubio knows how it feels to want more.  When she was a girl in central Cuba in the 1930s, her family of nine lived in a one-room house with a dirt floor.  Her dolls were Coke bottles dressed in rags.  She dreamed of becoming an actress.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Meet Marco Rubio, the new leader of the Republican party
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Washington Post:
Sen. Menendez contacted top officials in friend's Medicare dispute  —  Sen. Robert Menendez raised concerns with top federal health-care officials twice in recent years about their finding that a Florida eye doctor — a close friend and major campaign donor — had overbilled the government …
New York Times:
Democrats Seek to Stave Off $1 Trillion in Cuts  —  WASHINGTON — With at least one million jobs on the line, Senate Democrats on Wednesday said they were closing in on legislation to temporarily head off nearly $1 trillion in cuts that were already affecting Pentagon decision-making …
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Some in GOP want sequester deal
Discussion: Daily Kos, Hullabaloo and The Plum Line
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
Obama's Apparent Pick for Commerce Secretary Has a History of Shady Commerce  —  As he continues to fill out his cabinet, a report emerged late Wednesday that President Obama is “close to choosing” Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker as America's next Secretary of Commerce.  There's only one problem.
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Tony Perkins Still Believes SPLC Motivated Shooter At Family Research Council  —  Earlier today, Floyd Lee Corkins pleaded guilty to several counts relating to when he opened fire at the Family Research Council, injuring a guard before he was subdued.  FRC's Tony Perkins used that news …
Discussion: Firedoglake and NOM Blog
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Naomi Jagoda / Washington Examiner:
Family Research Center shooter pleads guilty
CNN:
L.A. police look for ex-cop suspected in shootings  —  Los Angeles (CNN) — A former Los Angeles cop who had allegedly warned he would target law enforcement in retribution for being fired is now suspected of shooting three officers early Thursday, killing one, authorities said.
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Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Officials hunt for ex-cop in shootings of 3 officers; 1 killed
Discussion: Vox Popoli and NPR
John Tierney / Salon:
Congress — not email — destroyed the Postal Service  —  The oft-maligned U.S. mail is actually quite well-run.  Politicians steered it into the ditch  —  You know that feeling of pleasure you get when you see someone stand up to a bullying, incompetent boss?  It's viscerally satisfying, isn't it?
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Harvard: Just 6 in 10 Millennials have jobs, half are part-time … A comprehensive new Harvard University report on Americans under 30, the so-called Millennials, shows that the economy is having a crushing impact, with just 62 percent working, and of those, half are toiling at part-time jobs.
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NCoC:
“Millennials” Play a Central Role in our Nation's Civic Health, but Who are They?
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
SOOPERMEXICAN:
News Media Scrub Cop Murderer's Manifesto of Pro-Obama, Hillary, MSNBC, CNN, Gay, and Anti-Gun Comments  —  I've been following closely the news story about Chris Dorner, who is now suspected of murdering three people, including one police officer, and shooting another two police officers.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  February 7, 2013 - Americans Back Women In Combat 3-1, But Less For Draft, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Support For Universal Gun Background Checks Is 92%  —  American voters support allowing women in combat by an overwhelming 75 - 22 percent, including 77 …
Alan I. Abramowitz / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Midterm Forecast: Democrats May Gain House Seats in 2014 but Majority Probably Out of Reach  —  The 2014 midterm elections are a long way off but one thing is already fairly clear: Democrats face an uphill battle in trying to win back control of the House of Representatives.
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Bruce Braley will run for Harkin's Senate seat  —  (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)  —  U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley intends to run for the U.S. Senate seat that fellow Democrat Tom Harkin will leave open in 2014, his advisers told The Des Moines Register this morning.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Taegan Goddard's …
Sally Goldenberg / New York Post:
City considers ban on Styrofoam cups and containers  —  Mike's ban plan  —  First he dictated the size of our cups — now he wants to ban what they're made of.  —  The Bloomberg administration is considering banning Styrofoam cups and containers — popular at thousands of delis …
 
 
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