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8:35 AM ET, February 8, 2013

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Daily Breeze:
Search for Christopher Dorner, suspect in 3 killings, leads to Big Bear  —  Authorities have confirmed a truck found burning in the San Bernardino Mountains belongs to Christopher Dorner.  —  A local law enforcement source said the truck, found near Big Bear Lake, is the one police across California have been searching for.
Discussion: Guardian
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Kate Mather / L.A. NOW:
Women delivering newspapers in Torrance shot in manhunt for ex-cop  —  Two women who were shot by Los Angeles police in Torrance early Thursday during a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer were delivering newspapers, sources said.  —  The women, shot in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue …
Tami Abdollah / Associated Press:
Christopher Dorner Manhunt: Police Search For Ex-Los Angeles Officer In Alleged Murder, Cop Killing
Discussion: Firedoglake and Truthdig
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
LAPD Spree Killer's Supposed Full Manifesto Shows Support For Gun Control And President Obama
Mike Glenn / Houston Chronicle:
Probe launched after Bushes' email hacked  —  A hacker apparently gained access to a score of confidential emails and other electronic correspondence between members of the Bush family and friends, prompting a criminal investigation.  —  A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush confirmed …
Discussion: Business Insider
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Agoldberg / The Smoking Gun:
Audacious Hack Exposes Bush Family Pix, E-Mail  —  Hacker breached AOL account of ex-president's sister, other victims  —  The apparent hack of several e-mail accounts has exposed personal photos and correspondence from members of the Bush family, including both former U.S. presidents, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Washington Post:
Brennan defends drone strike policies  —  Watch live video  —  John O. Brennan, testifying at a confirmation hearing Thursday as President Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency during his second term, defended drone strikes against terrorist targets but insisted that it was better to detain terrorists than kill them.
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Dem. Senator To CIA Head Nominee: Should Obama Let Americans ‘Surrender Before Killing Them?’
Discussion: Associated Press and Hot Air
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Poll: Americans back drone attacks, but not on U.S. citizens abroad
Discussion: AEIdeas and Weasel Zippers
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Some in GOP want sequester deal  —  GOP policy prescriptions to replace the massive spending cuts currently include: changing the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67, which GOP aides say would raise $110 billion, and changes to Medicare premiums, which would raise $35 billion.
Discussion: Reuters, Firedoglake and The Reaction
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Joe Picard / The Hill:
Obama ‘prepared, eager and anxious’ for sequester fight with Republicans
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
On Their Own  —  The White House left Ambassador Chris Stevens …
Discussion: Power Line
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
SECRET HAGEL DONOR?:  WHITE HOUSE SPOX DUCKS QUESTION ON ‘FRIENDS OF HAMAS’  —  On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Eight Reasons Why Marco Rubio Is Not ‘The Republican Savior’  —  Since Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) abandoned his opposition to providing undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship and embraced a bipartisan framework for comprehensive immigration, political pundits and Republican leaders …
Juana Summers / Politico:
Richard Burr jokes about waterboarding at Brennan hearing  —  For a serious topic that's been likened to torture — one used by the Chinese to extract confessions in the Korean War, as lawmakers said Thursday — members of Congress sure seem to like to joke about waterboarding.
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Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Eight Programs That Have Already Faced Devastating Budget Cuts (And Could Be In For More)  —  Even without the spending cuts included in the so-called “sequester,” America's domestic spending levels are scheduled to hit historic lows in the coming years.  That's because the Budget Control Act …
Discussion: jobsanger and Hullabaloo
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Chris Christie struggles with politics of his weight … After years of questions about his girth, Chris Christie seemed to settle on a strategy - leave them laughing.  —  The overweight New Jersey governor took to Dave Letterman's couch, donut in hand, on Monday night …
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Cardinal Dolan: Obamacare Still Forces Americans to Provide ‘Illicit Coverage,’ Even for Their Children  —  Last week, the Obama administration rolled out what it calls an “accommodation” for religious institutions subjected to the Obamacare mandate that forces American employers to provide …
Discussion: CNN and nation.foxnews.com
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New York Times:
Hewlett Directs Its Suppliers in China to Limit Student Labor  —  HONG KONG — Hewlett-Packard, one of the world's largest makers of computers and other electronics, is imposing new limits on the employment of students and temporary agency workers at factories across China.
Discussion: Engadget, IHT Rendezvous and The Verge
Investor's Business Daily:
F-16s To Egypt, But Not To Taiwan?  —  While Islamist Egypt will soon be getting more F-16s,... View Enlarged Image  —  Unlike the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which faces no existential threat, our Asian ally faces an increasingly belligerent and well-armed China.
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Doug Ross
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Kick That Can  —  John Boehner, the speaker of the House, claims to be exasperated.  “At some point, Washington has to deal with its spending problem,” he said Wednesday.  “I've watched them kick this can down the road for 22 years since I've been here.  I've had enough of it.  It's time to act.”
 
 
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New York Times:
U.S. Official Faults F.A.A. for Missing 787 Battery Risk
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Jessica Silver-Greenberg / DealBook:
E-Mails Imply JPMorgan Knew Some Mortgage Deals Were Bad
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP, Dems call for repeal of $30 billion medical device tax
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
Brennan ‘Unaware’ Of Any Evidence That Torture Led To Bin Laden
Discussion: alan.com
Benjamin R. Freed / DCist:
Occupy D.C., Thy Damage Is Nearly Undone
Will Rahn / The Daily Caller:
A group of conservative leaders has signed an irate letter demanding …
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Profound Weight of Layoffs Is Seen in Work Trends Survey
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 Earlier Items: 
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Dan Winslow, former Romney aide, says “I'm in” for Senate
Discussion: Roll Call, Ballot Box and Post Politics
Fox News:
Senate panel postpones vote on Hagel nomination as GOP demands more info
Discussion: National Review and Israel Matzav
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Reagan-Appointed Judge On Race: ‘Eleanor Roosevelt Said Staffs Of One Color Always Work Better’
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Congressman Steve King: Help fight Karl Rove's crusade against me
Discussion: The Fix, Ballot Box and Post Politics
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Wikipad in miniature: 7-inch gaming tablet to debut in spring for $249, 10.1-inch sees further delay
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