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5:45 AM ET, February 8, 2013

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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 …
SOOPERMEXICAN:
News Media Scrub Cop Murderer's Manifesto of Pro-Obama, Hillary, MSNBC, CNN, Gay, and Anti-Gun Comments
Tami Abdollah / Associated Press:
Christopher Dorner Manhunt: Police Search For Ex-Los Angeles Officer In Alleged Murder, Cop Killing
Discussion: Firedoglake and Truthdig
New York Times:
Former Los Angeles Police Officer Is Sought in Shootings
Discussion: Philly.com and The Lede
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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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
On Their Own  —  The White House left Ambassador Chris Stevens …
Discussion: Power Line
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama to Attend Chicago Girl's Funeral
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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?’  —  In recent days, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has expressed his suspicion about the Obama administration's policy of legally justifying drone strikes on Americans who are deemed to have joined Al Qaeda.
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: Firedoglake
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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 …
Chris Dorner / myFOXla Mobile:
Read Murder Suspect Chris Dorner's Online Manifesto About Slayings  —  I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days.
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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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Felicia Sonmez / Post Politics:
Code Pink protests bring Brennan hearing to halt
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
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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National and Local Weather Forecast …:
Winter Storm Nemo: Potential Historic Blizzard Looms  —  Potentially Historic Storm: Snow Impact  —  Winter Storm Nemo is now poised to become the latest example of a powerful, potentially historic, February storm.  —  We lay out the forecast of heavy snow on this page …
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Profound Weight of Layoffs Is Seen in Work Trends Survey  —  Layoffs have touched nearly every American household in some fashion over the last few years, according to new survey data to be released Thursday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.
Discussion: Economix and NPR
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP, Dems call for repeal of $30 billion medical device tax  —  A bipartisan group of 180 House members — consisting of about 40 percent of the House — has reintroduced a bill to end the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices that was imposed under President Obama's healthcare law.
Benjamin R. Freed / DCist:
Occupy D.C., Thy Damage Is Nearly Undone  —  Good news for admirers of a formerly emerald patch of downtown D.C. that is gradually getting back to its verdant self.  A year and two days after U.S. Park Police pushed the Occupy D.C. protest encampment out of McPherson Square …
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
Brennan ‘Unaware’ Of Any Evidence That Torture Led To Bin Laden  —  There is no evidence that torture was an effective source of gathering intelligence against al-Qaeda, according to John Brennan, President Obama's nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Discussion: alan.com
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Congressman Steve King: Help fight Karl Rove's crusade against me  —  Republican Congressman Steve King is going on the offensive, asking supporters for money to help him ward off GOP forces he thinks are trying to quash him - including Republican power player Karl Rove.
Discussion: The Fix, Ballot Box and Post Politics
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Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
The New GOP Civil War
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Politico
 
 
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A group of conservative leaders has signed an irate letter demanding …
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Dan Winslow, former Romney aide, says “I'm in” for Senate
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Alabama Republicans Advance Bill To Close Last Five Abortion Clinics In The State
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