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4:55 PM ET, February 8, 2013

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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.
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Washington Free Beacon:
Greatest Living President is Also Fantastic Painter
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Wonkette
Mike Glenn / Houston Chronicle:
Probe launched after Bushes' email hacked
Discussion: Business Insider and NPR
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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Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Sequester cuts a time bomb for GOP?  —  Republicans open to letting billions in sequester cuts go through figure they can blame the president if the economy goes south.  —  But Democrats are betting they can shift that blame right back to the GOP.  —  They're so confident, in fact …
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Using Twitter, Facebook To Troll Obama On Sequester  —  “President Obama created the sequester, and he is entirely responsible for the devastating consequences,” top Boehner aide says.  —  WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders Friday afternoon will switch their Facebook …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Speaker.gov
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Call Obama's sequester bluff
Mary Ann Ahern / nbcchicago.com:
Jesse Jackson Jr. Signs Plea Deal In Federal Probe  —  Jesse Jackson Jr. was a once-rising political star.  But he was sidelined by a medical condition and a federal investigation into his finances.  Carol Marin reports.  —  It's been nearly three months since Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress …
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Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Jesse Jackson Jr. signs plea deal in federal investigation
Discussion: Politico
Mike Ramsey / CBS Chicago:   Judge Would Decide If Jackson Jr. Goes To Jail Under ‘Blind Plea’ Deal
Emily Maxwell / Cincinnati, Ohio:
Poll worker accused of voter fraud in Hamilton County speaks out  —  CINCINNATI - The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter fraud following months of investigation after the 2012 election.  —  Twenty-eight subpoenas have been issued as a result …
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John Fund / National Review:
The Voter Fraud That ‘Never Happens’ Keeps Coming Back
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Ohio Poll Worker Admits to Voting Twice
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Sandy Mazza / Daily Breeze:
Christopher Dorner: A look at the man behind the mayhem  —  The final straw for Christopher Jordan Dorner grew out of a relatively minor arrest outside San Pedro's DoubleTree hotel nearly five years ago.  —  Dorner and his training officer were called to the well-manicured hotel because a scruffy …
Discussion: Guardian
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
When Crazed Shooters Can't Be Linked To The Tea Party, Media Displays Admirable Restraint
Discussion: National Review
Jason Volentine / KASW-TV:
Valley doc reacts to N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's angry phone call  —  PHOENIX — A prominent Valley doctor is standing her ground following a heavy-weight war of words between her and the oft-combative governor of New Jersey.  —  Dr. Connie Mariano was the White House doctor for nine years …
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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: rci.rutgers.edu, CNN and msnbc.com
CNN:
Rand Paul to deliver tea party response to Obama, GOP  —  Washington (CNN) - Tea party leaders are turning to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, to deliver their message following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a speech that will compete with the official Republican response.
Discussion: Politico
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Byron Tau / Politico:   Tea Party Patriots launches super PAC
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Pelosi to host Newtown student, mother at State of the Union  —  LANSDOWNE, Va. - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Friday that a mother and daughter from Newtown, Conn., would be her guests at next week's State of the Union address.  —  Pelosi told reporters …
Discussion: Politico
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Colbert to Dems: Congress as unpopular as venereal disease and ‘meth labs’
Discussion: Politico
Kate Nocera / Politico:
Bill Clinton to Democrats: Come up with a plan  —  LEESBURG, Va. — Former President Bill Clinton had a message for House Democrats on Friday: come up with a plan.  —  Clinton, speaking to the caucus at their retreat, said that heading into the midterm elections Democrats couldn't just run …
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Clinton brings warning to House Democrats about 2014 campaign
Discussion: Politico
Thomas E. Ricks / Foreign Policy:
Will Hagel withdraw?  I'd say 50-50  —  But declining by the day.  No, that hearing last week didn't reflect well on the U.S. Senate.  But he didn't do well in it, either.  He didn't appear that interested in the job.  —  He has the votes, but not much else.
Shane Bacon / Yahoo! Sports:
Condoleezza Rice hit spectator in head during first round of Pebble Beach Pro-Am  —  It's been a pretty incredible few months for Condoleezza Rice.  The former secretary of state, along with Darla Moore, became one of two women accepted as members of Augusta National, a first for the home of the Masters …
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
So God Made a Fawner  —  Paul Harvey's ad was terrific.  Steve Kroft's interview was shameful.  —  So many people this week mentioned Jeep's great Super Bowl spot, “So God Made a Farmer,” from a 1978 speech by the late Paul Harvey.  —  Here are some reasons it was great:
Sam Jones / Guardian:
Asteroid will come closer than satellites - but it's not the end of the world  —  Lump of rock 50 metres long will soar through sky at about 8 miles a second  —  Anyone happening to glance towards the heavens in a week's time and glimpses a 50-metre-long lump of rock hurtling ominously through the skies need not panic.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Scott Conroy / Real Clear Politics:
Is a Franken-Bachmann Showdown on the Horizon?  —  Politically, 2012 was not exactly a banner year for Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.  —  In January, the Tea Party-backed Republican finished a distant sixth in the Iowa presidential caucuses, garnering just 1,223 more votes than she did in winning …
 
 
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Insurance as Punishment  —  The latest assault on the Second Amendment.
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Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner:
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