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10:25 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) …
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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
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
Politico:
Harry Reid sets the stage for Chuck Hagel showdown  —  Senate Republicans see the writing on the wall: Chuck Hagel will get his job at the Pentagon, and John Brennan will soon be headed to Langley.  —  But that doesn't mean they won't drag out the proceedings to extract every possible concession …
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CNN:
Outcome of Hagel filibuster vote uncertain
Discussion: Hot Air
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.”
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Ben Wolfgang / Washington Times:
Rand Paul puts hold on Brennan nomination  —  Demands answers on drone assassinations in U.S.  —  Sen. Rand Paul will hold up the confirmation of John Brennan until the would-be CIA director sheds light on the extent of the administration's controversial policies on drone use.
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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.
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'
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
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BREITBART.COM:   CNN PANEL: DORNER'S ALLEGED MURDER SPREE ‘EXCITING,’ LIKE ‘DENZEL WASHINGTON MOVIE’
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.
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
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
Emily Schultze / The 1600 Report:
Day 2 post SOTU focuses on early childhood education  —  President Obama continues his post-State of the Union tour on Thursday by traveling to Decatur, Georgia to talk about quality preschool education for every child in America.  He'll start his time in Decatur off by visiting …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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 …
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 …
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
 
 
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Obama allies rally against gun-rights Democrat in Illinois special election
Josh Blackman / Josh Blackman's Blog:
Should Law Reviews Consider Race When Selecting Articles?
The Times:
Ministers knew of the risk from illegal meat last year
Discussion: BBC and Samizdata
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
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Sen. Burr: CIA Has ‘Flatly Refused’ to Give Intel Committee Some Benghazi-Related Documents
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