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10:05 AM ET, February 14, 2013

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Wayne LaPierre / The Daily Caller:
Stand and Fight  —  Before I tell you how the NRA and our members are going to Stand And Fight politically and in the courts, let's acknowledge that all over this country, tens of millions of Americans are already preparing to Stand And Fight to protect their families and homes.
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ThinkProgress:
The Nine Most Insane Quotes From The NRA's New Apocalyptic Op-Ed  —  Wednesday afternoon, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre published a bizarre, paranoid screed on the Daily Caller outlining a series of wildly implausible scenarios in which (among other things) …
Tim Mak / Politico:
Senate to vote Friday on Chuck Hagel  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday moved to end the Senate debate on whether to confirm Chuck Hagel to become the next secretary of defense.  A vote is set for Friday.  —  The move was necessary, he said, because he could not come …
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CNN:
TRENDING: Outcome of Hagel filibuster vote uncertain  —  Washington (CNN) - Chuck Hagel's bid to lead the Pentagon faces an uncertain outcome on a critical vote Friday as Democrats attempt to break a GOP filibuster of the defense secretary nominee.  —  Despite optimism from administration officials …
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Times:
Pistorius Charged With Murder in Shooting of Woman  —  The development stunned a nation that had elevated Mr. Pistorius to iconic status as a national sporting hero, an emblem of the ability to overcome acute adversity and a symbol of South Africa's ability to project achievements onto the world stage.
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Associated Press:
Olympian, Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius charged with murder in shooting of girlfriend  —  PRETORIA, South Africa — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life …
Discussion: NBCNews.com, Mediaite and Deadspin
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
CNN Slides Ever Lower  —  There isn't much left of the CNN brand, but there is still a little room to sink deeper-and today, CNN did.  Compare and contrast: CNN's panel is excited about Chris Dorner.  They can understand why lots of people think he is a “superhero.”
Discussion: The Other McCain
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BREITBART.COM:   CNN PANEL: DORNER'S ALLEGED MURDER SPREE ‘EXCITING,’ LIKE ‘DENZEL WASHINGTON MOVIE’
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
The Christopher Dorner Fan Club Is More Mainstream Than You'd Think
Discussion: Hot Air, Hit & Run and Salon
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Marco Rubio Still Not a Scientist, Man  —  If there's a single line that encapsulates the mindless anti-government doggerel that characterized Marco Rubio's response to the State of the Union address it was his flip dismissal of any government response to climate change, because “our government can't control the weather.”
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Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:   Marco Rubio On Climate Change: 'The Government Can't Change The Weather'
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:   Where were Marco Rubio's new ideas?
Joshua Miller / Roll Call:
Kentucky Democrats Fear Judd May Drag Down Ticket  —  Actress Ashley Judd's movement toward a Senate run against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell makes Democrats in Washington, D.C., happy.  —  But back in Kentucky, for many Bluegrass State Democrats, a potential Judd run brings a different feeling: heartburn.
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Joe Arnold / WHAS:
McConnell leads Judd 49-40 in new poll
Discussion: Politico and Ballot Box
Andrew Johnson / National Review:
Students Told to Stop ‘USA!’  Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas  —  Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A!  U.S.A!” and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game.  While their punishment has since been rescinded …
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Toddstarnes / Fox News:
Students Told to Remove Patriotic Bandanas
Discussion: protein wisdom and Weasel Zippers
Robert Draper / New York Times:
Can the Republicans be Saved From Obsolescence?  —  One afternoon last month, I paid a visit to two young Republicans named Bret Jacobson and Ian Spencer, who work in a small office in Arlington, Va., situated above an antique store and adjacent to a Japanese auto shop.
Tar Sands Action:
48 Environmental, civil rights, and community leaders engage in historic act of civil disobedience to stop Keystone XL pipeline  —  Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ tarsandsaction/sets/72157632761399084/  —  Contacts:  —  Eddie Scher, Sierra Club, 415-815-7027  —  Maggie Kao, Sierra Club, 202-675-2384
Bill / Nielsen Wire:
33.5 Million Tune in to Watch President Obama's State of the Union Address  —  On Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term in office.  The address was carried live from approximately 9:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on 15 networks and tape delayed on Univision.
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Republican Congressman Ridicules His Party For Lame Hashtag  —  Rep. Justin Amash says Republican leadership are wrong to try to blame Obama for the sequester — especially with such a terrible Twitter hashtag.  “I think it's kind of 2008.”  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Justin Amash has a message …
Martin Peretz / Wall Street Journal:
The New New Republic  —  I don't recognize the magazine I used to own.  We were liberal but not narrowly partisan.  —  Like many readers of the New Republic, I didn't at first recognize the most recent issue of the magazine.  The stark white cover was unlike anything the New Republic ran during my 35 years as the owner.
The Times:
Ministers knew of the risk from illegal meat last year  —  The Government knew last summer that a sudden ban on cheap British beef and lamb meant it was “inevitable” that unlawful meat would be imported from Europe.  —  MPs will demand today that the food watchdog is given powers …
Discussion: BBC and Samizdata
Politico:
Elizabeth Warren's quiet plan for the Senate  —  When the newest senators lunched together for the first time last November, their biggest star immediately tried to flee.  —  As a flock of reporters approached Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat turned and engaged fellow freshman Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) in a fake conversation.
Discussion: CNN
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
This Guy's Car Got Stuck at 125mph—for an Hour  —  A real-world screening of Speed ended with a small miracle of bureaucratic coordination.  —  Shutterstock/Snvv  —  It started with a trip to a supermarket.  It ended with a high-speed chase, a frantic call to police, a highway-bound ballet …
Discussion: Gawker and Guardian
Matt Hadro / NewsBusters:
CNN Absurdly Asks If Rubio's Sip of Water Was ‘Career-Ender’  —  On Wednesday's The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer absurdly wondered if Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) pausing his State of the Union response for a drink of water would “break” his career.  The CNN chyron flashed “Career-ender?”
Josh Blackman / Josh Blackman's Blog:
Should Law Reviews Consider Race When Selecting Articles?  —  Update: Several updates below, including a comment from another EIC at a Tier I Law Review, and a former anonymous member of the California Law Review.  —  I recently discovered that Scholastica, a competitor to Expresso …
USA Today:
Big Bear residents say Dorner bound, gagged them  —  Key events in the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the fired Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing four people, all times approximate:  —  Source: AP  —  Produced by Anne Godlasky and Cara Richardson
Discussion: TalkLeft
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Sen. Burr: CIA Has ‘Flatly Refused’ to Give Intel Committee Some Benghazi-Related Documents  —  (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Richard Burr, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said that the CIA has “flatly refused” to give some Benghazi-related documents to the committee …
Ariel Ben Solomon / Jerusalem Post:
‘Tehran removing key intel material from Damascus’  —  Intelligence said to include secret agreements, minutes of meetings reports relating to Iran's support of Hezbollah.  —  Sources in the Syrian opposition claim that Iran has already begun transferring its diplomatic and intelligence archives from Syria …
 
 
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Obama allies rally against gun-rights Democrat in Illinois special election
Slate:
Entry 1: My name is Emily Bazelon. I'm a feminist. I've never read Betty Friedan's book—until now.
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES and Althouse
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters blogs:
Maher: Rubio's a ‘Shameless Liar’ for Saying Obama Created More Debt Than Bush
Discussion: Mediaite
Greg Hengler / Townhall.com:
Black Professor Praises Black Cop Killer: “Like Watching ‘Django Unchained’...It's Kind Of Exciting”
Discussion: Mediaite and TheBlaze.com
Click2Houston.com:
Pregnant teen sues parents over abortion
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Donovan Slack / Politico:
Obama to vacation in Palm Beach
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Justice Details ‘History Of Abusive Behavior’ At Wisconsin Supreme Court
Discussion: JSOnline and Althouse
CNN:
Graham to Obama: Stop ‘cheerleading’ for gun laws
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Landrieu leads potential foes for reelection
 

 
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