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10:20 AM ET, February 16, 2013

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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Ted Cruz Runs Counter to the Senate's Courtly Ways  —  WASHINGTON — As the Senate edged toward a divisive filibuster vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, sat silent and satisfied in the corner of the chamber — his voice lost to laryngitis …
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Fox News:
Where is Senate battle over Hagel headed?
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Politico
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Ted Cruz, making quite an entrance
Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Warren's Aggressive Questioning Prompts Anger From Wall Street  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) meeting with bank regulators Thursday left bankers reeling, after the politician questioned why regulators had not prosecuted a bank since the financial crisis.
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Facebook Security / Facebook:
Protecting People On Facebook  —  Facebook, like every significant internet service, is frequently targeted by those who want to disrupt or access our data and infrastructure.  As such, we invest heavily in preventing, detecting, and responding to threats that target our infrastructure …
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Associated Press:
Facebook says it was hacked, no data compromised  —  Facebook Inc. says it was the target of hackers but no user information was compromised during the attack.  —  The social media giant said Friday on its security blog that the company discovered in January that its system had been targeted in a sophisticated attack.
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Jesse Jackson Jr. Charged With Misusing Campaign Funds  —  WASHINGTON — In the span of four years starting in 2007, Jesse L. Jackson Jr., then a representative from Illinois, amassed a collection of celebrity memorabilia, furs, jewelry and furniture.  —  Working with an antiques dealer …
Discussion: The Raw Story and alan.com
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Gallup:
LGBT Percentage Highest in D.C., Lowest in North Dakota  —  All states are within two percentage points of the overall national average of 3.5%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The percentage of U.S. adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) ranges from 1.7% in North Dakota …
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
OOPS: GOP Rep. Inadvertently Makes The Case For Nearly Doubling The Minimum Wage  —  President Obama's State of the Union proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour and index it to inflation so that it keeps up with growth in the economy was quickly rebuked by top Republicans like Speaker John Boehner …
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Bear Bombers Over Guam  —  Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscow's growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States.  —  The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles …
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Fox Business host: Preschool is just Obama ‘handing out goodies’ to the poor  —  Fox Business host Stuart Varney is blasting President Barack Obama's proposal to provide high-quality early education for poor and middle-class children, saying that the plan is just Democrats handing out “goodies” …
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Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Fox News: Obama Proposed ‘Free’ Preschool To Toddlers So They Can Vote For Him ‘In The Future’
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Separate Vacations for Barack and Michelle Obama  —  The White House confirms today that President Barack Obama will be vacationing in Florida this weekend.  His wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, will be in Colorado.  The two daughters will be with Michelle.  —  From the White House press gaggle aboard Air Force One:
Discussion: Right Wing News and CNN
Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Lawmakers: Not spacey to study asteroids  —  Rep. Lamar Smith on Friday called for hearings on space science and exploration, following the aftermath of the meteor that landed and an asteroid making its close fly-by of Earth.  —  “Developing technology and research that enable us to track objects …
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David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Controversial Preacher Bradlee Dean Kicked Off High School Campus In Florida  —  Controversial preacher Bradlee Dean has demanded a Florida high school that kicked him off campus on Wednesday allow him to return and speak at the school.  —  Dean, who last year sparked outrage …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Tim Rosaforte / Golf Digest:
Obama to get golf lessons from Harmons  —  The President's golfing weekend at The Floridian GC in Palm City, Fla., will include more than golf on a Tom Fazio course or an afternoon of ball beating at the Harmon School of Golf on campus.  The Harmons, Butch and son Claude III …
 
 
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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
So Long, Sarah, Hello Herman: Cain Officially Joins Fox News As Contributor
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Christopher Rosen / The Huffington Post:
Harrison Ford In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’? Han Solo Reportedly Back For New Film
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Judson Berger / Fox News:
Taxpayer dollars used to fund study tying Tea Party to tobacco lobby
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Behind closed doors, House GOP tries to find its way
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