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6:15 AM ET, February 11, 2013

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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Obama's State of the Union: Aggressive  —  President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech will be less a presidential olive branch than a congressional cattle prod.  —  Emboldened by electoral victory and convinced the GOP is unwilling to cut deals, Obama plans to use his big prime …
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Jake Tapper / CNN:
Medal of Honor recipient Romesha to be guest of first lady at State of the Union
Discussion: The Hill
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama embarking on three-city tour after State of the Union
Discussion: CNN
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
TRENDING: Tea party address won't divide Republicans, Rand Paul says
Discussion: Hot Air, The Reaction and Politico
Associated Press:
Cheney blasts “second-rate” Obama nominees  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday night that President Barack Obama has jeopardized U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and by degrading the U.S. military.
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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 …
CNN:
Graham vows to block nominations unless White House more forthcoming
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Politico
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Graham: ‘No confirmation without information’
Mike Parker / Daily Express:
Man hunt for ex-soldier who shot police chief's daughter and killed policeman  —  POLICE plan to use spy drones in the hunt for a Rambo-style ex-soldier and policeman who has murdered three people and vowed to kill again.  —  Christopher Dorner is thought to be hiding in California's snow-capped San Bernardino mountain
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Michael R. Blood / Associated Press:
Fugitive's rant puts focus on evolving LAPD legacy
Bob Owens:
Dishonoring the Corps; Marines in inaugural parade had bolts removed from their rifles … David Codrea has revealed that President Obama has so little regard for the United States Marines risking their lives under his command life that they were forced to dismantle their already empty parade rifles for his second inauguration parade.
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David Codrea- / Examiner:
Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy (Photos)  —  “Didn't know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed.
Talking Points Memo:
Nicolle Wallace: GOP Needs Rubio Because ‘He Knows Who Tupac Is’  —  Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace said Sunday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is good for the Republican Party because, as one of many attributes, Rubio “knows who Tupac is.”  —  “He's everything we need and more,” …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Cole: ‘Absolutely’ no new tax revenues in sequester replacement
Discussion: Politico
Jerusalem Post:
Officials: Obama coming to Israel to prevent strike on Iran  —  The reason behind the urgency of the US president's trip to Israel in spring - a time flagged by Netanyahu as significant in the Iranian nuclear program - is to tell him to leave the matter to the US, officials tell Army Radio.
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Jeffrey Heller / Reuters:   Netanyahu to discuss Iran, Syria, Palestinians with Obama
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: Where Apple and Dick Tracy May Converge  —  Dick Tracy and James Bond had watches that served as computers.  Tim Cook of Apple wears a Nike FuelBand, which tracks his physical activity.  —  Dick Tracy had one.  As did Inspector Gadget and James Bond.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Inhofe threatens filibuster to block Hagel  —  Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Sunday threatened to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)'s nomination for Defense secretary, if necessary to prevent his confirmation.  —  “I want a 60-vote margin and you don't have to filibuster to get that …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Obama Prepares To Screw His Base  —  Young people re-elected the president.  Now they get to pay disproportionately for ObamaCare.  —  President Obama talks with college students while waiting for an order of fries at OMG Burgers in Coral Gables, Florida last September.  —  Image by C.W. Griffin/Miami Herald/MCT
New York Times:
Menendez Discouraged Giving Port Security Equipment to Dominicans  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts …
Washington Post:
Iran and Hezbollah build militia networks in Syria in event that Assad falls, officials say  —  Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that President Bashar al-
Discussion: Telegraph and The Agonist
Chicago Tribune:
Obama coming to Chicago to ‘talk about the gun violence’ … President Barack Obama will visit Chicago this week, following his wife here as the city finds itself in the national spotlight after the slaying of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton.  —  The White House said the visit Friday …
Discussion: Politico and The Raw Story
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. John McCain on avoiding automatic spending cuts  —  Special Guests: Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. John McCain  —  The following is a rush transcript of the February 10, 2013, edition of “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace.”  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
Discussion: Althouse and Washington Examiner
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Michael J. Mishak / Los Angeles Times:
State lacks doctors to meet demand of national healthcare law
Harriet Ryan / Los Angeles Times:
Cardinal Mahony used cemetery money to pay sex abuse settlement
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Raw Story
Dan Frosch / New York Times:
New Mexico Inches Toward Stricter Gun Controls
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Cantor: Initial efforts on immigration reform should focus on children
Discussion: Politico
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McCain Goes After Conservative Opponents Of Immigration Reform: ‘What Do You Want To Do?’
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