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8:00 AM ET, February 9, 2013

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Kelsey Snell / Politico:
Cayman Islands investment snags Jack Lew nomination  —  An investment Jack Lew made in the Cayman Islands has been flagged as an issue in the Treasury secretary nominee's vetting by the Senate Finance Committee, according to multiple sources close to the confirmation process.
Discussion: CNN and BuzzFeed
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John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Using Twitter, Facebook To Troll Obama On Sequester
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Call Obama's sequester bluff
L.A. NOW:
Dorner manhunt: Lawyer calls shootings of paper carriers ‘unacceptable’  —  An attorney representing two women who were delivering newspapers when they were shot by police during a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer called the incident “unacceptable,” saying his clients looked nothing like the suspect.
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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: The Raw Story
Pierre Thomas / ABCNEWS:
Christopher Dorner Vanished, May Have Very Powerful Weapons  —  Alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner has vanished.  —  More than 24 hours after Dorner allegedly shot and killed one police officer and injured two others, police say they have no idea where the former cop with a vendetta against police has gone.
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.
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Byron Tau / Politico:
Tea Party Patriots launches super PAC
Discussion: CNN
Washington Free Beacon:
Greatest Living President is Also Fantastic Painter  —  The illegal hack of Bush family email accounts had an unanticipated consequence, the Smoking Gun reports: … The paintings demonstrate a command of line and color that is rarely seen in the modern-day “art” world.
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 …
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 …
David Weigel / Slate:
Republicans Start to Get Wobbly on Sequester  —  The most confusing who's-up-who's-down in this city right now is the War Over Sequestration.  A brief recap:  — $1.2 trillion is scheduled to be cut from the defense budget and parts of the non-defense budget.  We have a clear idea of what would be cut if this goes through.
Discussion: Hit & Run, Mother Jones and Hullabaloo
Jonathan Strong / Roll Call:
Obama to Help House Democrats Recruit Candidates  —  (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  Updated 2:30 p.m. |  LEESBURG, Va. — President Barack Obama has agreed to do more than just raise money for House Democrats' effort to win back the majority in 2014: He is also going to help with candidate recruitment.
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Kate Nocera / Politico:   Bill Clinton to Democrats: Come up with a plan
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Clinton brings warning to House Democrats about 2014 campaign
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan V. Last / Los Angeles Times:
Fertility and immigration  —  Global demographics, not domestic policy, will control who comes and who goes.  —  President Obama speaks to the U.S. House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., where he reportedly implored Democrats in the House to stay with their principles during legislative fights …
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Senator Introduces Bill To End Huge Corporate Tax Giveaway  —  Corporations offshoring profits costs both the federal government and states billions of dollars per year.  One of the more egregious giveaways is known as “deferral,” which allows U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes …
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Amish Sect Leader Gets 15 Years in Beard-Cutting Attacks  —  The leader of a dissident Amish sect was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for a series of bizarre beard- and hair-cutting attacks on other Ohio Amish that drew national attention.  —  Samuel Mullet Sr., 67, the leader …
Discussion: CNN, The Raw Story, NPR and Hatewatch
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 Other McCain
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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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Report: Jackson Jr. signs plea deal
 
 
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Politico:
Obama hails Panetta in farewell ceremony
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Carl Levin:
Levin: GOP requests for Hagel disclosure “go far beyond” committee standards
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Maryland Middle School Promotes Ex-Gay Therapy To Students
Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
‘Never felt so safe’: Second Amendment rallies draw gun-toting citizens to state capitols [photos]
Discussion: Nice Deb
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
MSM conceals Christopher Dorner's “ideology”
Discussion: National Review and The Lede
 Earlier Items: 
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Pelosi to host Newtown student, mother at State of the Union
Discussion: Politico
Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner:
Dan Rather on Reddit: No one proved that Bush documents were forged
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ross Eisenbrey / New York Times:
America's Genius Glut
Discussion: AEIdeas, Business Insider and Hit & Run
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
Why are the feds loading up on so much ammo?
 

 
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