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11:45 AM ET, February 10, 2013

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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
After ignoring unemployment, Obama seeks to convince Americans it's his top priority … White House spinners are working furiously in the final 72 hours before President Obama's State of the Union speech.  Their job: convince the recession-scarred American public that economic recovery …
Discussion: Power Line and New York Times
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Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
In State of the Union, Obama to return to jobs and the economy  —  View Photo Gallery — The State of the Union's history: Technology and partisanship have transformed the State of the Union over the past century.  Here's a look back.  —  President Obama will concentrate his State …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, The Hill and The Reaction
CNN:
Giffords to attend State of the Union
Discussion: Politico
Brent Baker / NewsBusters blogs:
Parody or Does She Believe It?  CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming  —  CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?”  —  Moments earlier, before an ad break …
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Pelosi: ‘Almost a false argument’ to say US has spending problem  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that the looming sequestration is “a bad idea all around” and called for a balance of spending cuts and closing tax loopholes in order to avoid it.
Discussion: Politico, alan.com and Weasel Zippers
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
California Democrats Propose Strictest Gun Regulations In The Nation  —  Thursday afternoon, a group of California Senate Democrats rolled out a legislative package that would create what would likely be the tightest gun regulation system in the nation, ranging from sweeping prohibitions …
CBS Sacramento:
Support Growing For Former L.A. Officer Accused Of Killing Spree  —  SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - The ex-cop accused of three revenge killings left behind a long manifesto outlining all of his grievances and observations.  —  That manifesto has given investigators some clues, but they still don't know where is Christopher Dorner.
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Many 2011 federal budget cuts had little real-world effect  —  Video: You've heard the word “sequester” mentioned by politicians a lot lately.  The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe explains what the term means, and why it matters.  —  Late on the night of April 8, 2011, Washington's leaders announced …
Discussion: Free exchange and Booman Tribune
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Lindsey Graham To Place Hold On National Security Nominees Over Benghazi Attacks  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is threatening to place a hold on key administration national security nominations unless President Obama explains how the White House reacted to the Benghazi attacks and who …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama's Turn in Bush's Bind  —  WASHINGTON — If President Obama tuned in to the past week's bracing debate on Capitol Hill about terrorism, executive power, secrecy and due process, he might have recognized the arguments his critics were making: He once made some of them himself.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
CNN Panel: Was Doctor's Conservative Speech In Front Of Obama ‘Offensive,’ ‘Inappropriate’?  —  Dr. Benjamin Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, raised a number of political eyebrows in Washington this week when he took to a stage he shared with President Barack Obama …
Discussion: Sense of Events
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Tea party address won't divide Republicans, Rand Paul says  —  (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul's tea party response to Tuesday's State of the Union address isn't intended to drive a wedge through the Republican Party, the Kentucky senator said Sunday.  —  Paul was tapped by the Tea Party Express …
Discussion: Politico
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
McCain Goes After Conservative Opponents Of Immigration Reform: ‘What Do You Want To Do?’  —  During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded to critics of the bipartisan immigration principles developed by eight senators and pushed back against conservatives who argue …
Discussion: The Raw Story
 
 
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Carlo Muñoz / The Hill:
Sens. Feinstein, Leahy push for court oversight of armed drone strikes
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Obama's Drone Attack on Your Due Process
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Israeli strike in Syria might be first in series
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Mo. Republicans pick Smith to run for Emerson's House seat
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