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3:00 PM ET, February 9, 2013

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Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Bill Maher Blasts Donald Trump for Suit Over Orangutan Joke  —  Anyone who is a regular reader of this site is probably already familiar with Donald Trump's threat to sue Bill Maher over his joke where he asked flame thrower and birther for proof that he was not the result of his mother having sex with an orangutan.
Discussion: alan.com
Reason:
LAPD Had “No Idea” Who They Were Shooting At In Dorner Pursuit, Says Victims' Attorney  —  “It's 100 percent clear that they had no idea who was in that vehicle and just lit it up,” says attorney Christopher Driscoll.  —  Driscoll is representing Maggie Carranza, 47, and her mother …
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
New York Times:
Mr. Menendez's Ethics Problem  —  Senator Robert Menendez was never a distinguished choice for chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the position he ascended to this month by virtue of seniority.  Concerns about that quality gap have sharply escalated amid new disclosures …
Discussion: Hot Air, Washington Monthly and Feeds
Andy Borowitz / Borowitz Report:
U.S. Cancels Regular Drone Strikes on Saturdays  —  WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Citing budgetary concerns, the United States announced today that it would discontinue regular Saturday drone strikes on U.S. citizens, beginning in 2014.  —  In announcing the decision …
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Cummings: Postal Service cuts would hurt minority groups, single mothers  —  The U.S. Postal Service's decision to eliminate Saturday delivery could disproportionally hurt minority groups, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TO TESTIFY IN SENATE NEXT WEEK—WITH ICE AGENT WHO CANNOT ARREST HIM  —  Breitbart News has learned that one of the witnesses at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration next week will be outspoken illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
A Growing App Lets You See It, Then You Don't  —  LOS ANGELES — The ephemeral now has value, at least for users of cellphones.  —  More than 60 million photos or messages are sent each day through an app called Snapchat and then, after they are viewed for a few seconds, the missives vanish.
New York Times:
Heavy Snow and Winds Batter Northeast  —  A ferocious storm system pummeled the Northeast on Saturday, burying some parts of region in more than two feet of snow and leaving more than 650,000 homes and businesses without power, mostly in New England.  —  After a day of pelting wet snow …
Susan Jones / CNSNews:
Mold?  Leaky Roof?  Obama Administration Says All Americans Must Have ‘Healthy Housing’  —  (CNSNews.com) - Under the broad banner of “health,” the federal government not only is telling Americans what to eat, it's also telling us to make our homes safer.  —  This week, the Obama …
Kelsey Snell / Politico:
Obama's Treasury pick hits Cayman Island snag  —  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.
Elizabeth Scalia / The Anchoress:
Our Future Will be Hunger Games USA  —  The nation is already accustomed to watching “reality shows” where ordinary folk — their foibles and failures — are served up as entertainment.  And we're already comfortable with an idea of separate standards for the elite folk who fly private jets …
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.
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L.A. NOW:
Dorner manhunt: Lawyer calls shootings of paper carriers ‘unacceptable’
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
 
 
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Katarina Hoije / CNN:
Suicide bomber kills soldier at checkpoint in Mali
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Justin Sink / The Hill:
First lady to mourn slain teen
Discussion: CNN
Mike Rappaport / The Originalism Blog:
Originalism and Drone StrikesMichael Ramsey
Discussion: Hit & Run
Telegraph:
Stafford scandal: Jeremy Hunt calls for police inquiry into NHS
Discussion: Spectator and BBC
Jonathan V. Last / Los Angeles Times:
Fertility and immigration
 Earlier Items: 
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Senator Introduces Bill To End Huge Corporate Tax Giveaway
David Weigel / Slate:
Republicans Start to Get Wobbly on Sequester
Discussion: Hit & Run and Mother Jones
Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
‘Never felt so safe’: Second Amendment rallies draw gun-toting citizens to state capitols [photos]
Discussion: Nice Deb
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Amish Sect Leader Gets 15 Years in Beard-Cutting Attacks
Discussion: CNN, The Raw Story, NPR and Hatewatch
Shane Bacon / Yahoo! Sports:
Condoleezza Rice hit spectator in head during first round of Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Discussion: The Reaction and Balloon Juice
 

 
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Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
First Look Media ends ‘Racket’ project, fires staff

Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
BuzzFeed passes $100M in revenue for 2014, promises staff Apple Watches if traffic goals hit

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Slingbox Melds YouTube with Pay-TV Services

 
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