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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
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 …
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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.
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
If It Will Save a Single Life, We Must Get Piers Morgan's Stupid Fat Face off the Television … The case involved a communist manifesto which urged, as they do, the violent overthrow of government.  The opinion blessed jailing the man for the manifesto, claiming it was an “incitement.”
Discussion: The Right Scoop
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
LAPD Spree Killer's Supposed Full Manifesto Shows Support For Gun Control And President Obama
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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Nicholas Ballasy / The Daily Caller:
Panetta can't explain why Obama never called back during Benghazi attack [VIDEO]
Discussion: Hot Air and Da Tech Guy's Blog
New York Times:
White House Tensions Over Syria Exposed in Hearing
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
On Their Own  —  The White House left Ambassador Chris Stevens …
Discussion: Power Line
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: msnbc.com
New York Post:
Harry, Henry & Hagel  —  'Give the guy a break.  " That was Sen. Harry Reid's answer to ABC this week when asked about Chuck Hagel's incoherent performance at his confirmation hearing for defense secretary.  —  Now an Armed Services Committee vote on Hagel has been delayed after 25 Republicans sent …
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
Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Europe consuming more coal  —  JAENSCHWALDE, Germany — Green-friendly Europe has a dirty secret: It is burning a lot more coal.  —  Europe's use of the fossil fuel spiked last year after a long decline, powered by a surge of cheap U.S. coal on global markets and by the unintended consequences …
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.
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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RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL: GOV. CHRISTIE RATINGS REMAIN SKY-HIGH, BUT APPROVAL ON HANDLING ECONOMY AND TAXES LOWER
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Investor's Business Daily:
F-16s To Egypt, But Not To Taiwan?
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Doug Ross
New York Times:
U.S. Official Faults F.A.A. for Missing 787 Battery Risk
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and NPR
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
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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
Discussion: Economix and NPR
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’
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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