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11:00 PM ET, February 13, 2013

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Paul Krugman:
Marco Rubio Has Learned Nothing  —  Because his party has learned nothing.  —  OK, back up: this morning the papers and the web are full of nuance-sniffing, as people try to find omens in the SOTU and the GOP response.  I don't think I can add anything useful to all that.
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Tim Elfrink / Riptide 2.0:
Marco Rubio, Who Bragged About Living In “Working Class” West Miami, Is Selling His $675,000 House  —  Marco Rubio — the Tea Party's wunderkind, GOP's great not-too-white hope, and water's most awkward chugger — had his moment in the national spotlight last night, delivering a rebuttal …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
General consensus: Rubio water flap shall pass  —  Sen. Marco Rubio's inopportune case of cotton mouth during his State of the Union response may slow his rapidly rising stock, but will likely have no little lingering impact on his 2016 prospects, Republican operatives said Wednesday.
Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
Putting the rube in Rubio
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Marco Rubio Still Not a Scientist, Man
Discussion: Shakesville
Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:   Marco Rubio On Climate Change: 'The Government Can't Change The Weather'
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Rubio's Home for Sale
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Where were Marco Rubio's new ideas?
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Marco Rubio's drinking problem
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 …
Discussion: Truthdig
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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: Weekly Standard
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Roy Blunt says Republicans have votes to delay Chuck Hagel nomination
Politico:
John Boehner's Senate-first strategy
Discussion: CNN, Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
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  —  A group of students at a California high school basketball game were told to remove patriotic bandanas and stop chanting “USA, USA” because school administrators wanted to be sensitive to other spectators.  —  FOLLOW TODD ON FACEBOOK FOR CULTURE WAR NEWS.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Weasel Zippers
The Atlantic Wire:
Pentagon to Start Awarding Medals for Drone Strikes and Cyberattacks  —  The Defense Department is reportedly inventing a new medal designed to reward soliders who fight battles from the safety of their computer consoles.  The Associated Press says the Pentagon is creating a new ribbon …
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Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Pentagon creates new medal for cyber, drone wars  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens.  —  But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone.
Discussion: Gawker, BLACKFIVE and First Read
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 …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Sen. Paul threatens hold on Brennan over armed drone strikes
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and CNN
Jim Galloway / Ajc Blogs: &lsquo:
Paul Broun: ‘I was the first to call Obama a socialist’  —  Since he jumped into the U.S. Senate race last week, Paul Broun has insisted on presenting a calm, cool and constructive demeanor.  —  After the State of the Union address last night, the on-message Republican congressman …
BREITBART.COM:
CNN PANEL: DORNER'S ALLEGED MURDER SPREE ‘EXCITING,’ LIKE ‘DENZEL WASHINGTON MOVIE’  —  Panelists MC Lyte, Jack Moore, Editor of BuzzFeed Sports, Lauren Ashburn, Editor-in-chief at The Daily Download, and Mark Lamont Hill joined Brooke Baldwin on CNN today to talk about the social media support …
Discussion: Tim Blair
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
The Christopher Dorner Fan Club Is More Mainstream Than You'd Think
Discussion: Hit & Run, VICE and Hot Air
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Graham to Obama: Stop ‘cheerleading’ for gun laws  —  (CNN) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham took issue with the president's calls for more gun control in his State of the Union address, saying Wednesday that the country doesn't “need a cheerleader for new gun laws.”
Discussion: The Hill
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Ginger Gibson / Politico:   Graham to introduce a guns background check bill
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Obama Pushes for Increase in Federal Minimum Wage  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour from $7.25 and to automatically adjust it with inflation, a move aimed at increasing the earnings of millions of cooks, janitors, aides to the elderly and other low-wage workers.
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Fortune:
Time Warner in talks to part ways with Time Inc.  —  Exclusive: Meredith is in talks with media giant Time Warner to buy most of its Time Inc. publishing business.  —  Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes  —  FORTUNE — Media giant Time Warner has begun discussions to separate itself from Time Inc. …
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: Guardian and Gawker
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Dem lawmaker tweets college co-ed, then deletes messages  —  Rep. Steve Cohen repeatedly tweeted, and then deleted, messages to a woman on Twitter who his office is calling “the daughter of a longtime friend” and who has the same name as a Texas State University blonde bombshell featured in a college co-ed calendar.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Landrieu leads potential foes for reelection  —  When PPP last polled Louisiana in 2010, Bobby Jindal was one of the most popular Governors in the country.  58% of voters approved of the job he was doing to just 34% who disapproved.  Over the last two and a half years though there's …
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Justice Details ‘History Of Abusive Behavior’ At Wisconsin Supreme Court  —  Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has decided to have her say.  —  She's been publicly silent since the incident on June 13, 2011, in which fellow Justice David Prosser allegedly put …
Discussion: JSOnline and Althouse
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.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Illegal immigrant tells Congress not to call him illegal  —  Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here.
 
 
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