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10:50 AM ET, February 18, 2013

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Mike Allen / Politico:
HILLARY CLINTON UNVEILS FIRST PHASE OF NEW LIFE — Rubio's last laugh — POTUS golfs with Tiger — 10th anniv. of Iraq war is March 19; MSNBC special 9 p.m. — Yoko Ono is 80  —  EXCLUSIVE: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hit the paid speaking circuit this spring (likely April or May) …
Discussion: CNN, Prairie Weather and msnbc.com
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New York Times:
Obama's Plan Sees 8-Year Wait for Illegal Immigrants  —  WASHINGTON — A plan by President Obama for an overhaul of the immigration system would put illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship that could begin after about eight years and would require them to go to the back of the line behind …
BuzzFeed:
White House Press Corps “Extremely Frustrated” Over Lack Of Access To Obama Golf Trip
Discussion: Daily Kos
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Gingrich: Republicans Will Oppose Any Immigration Plan Backed By Obama Because They Hate Obama
Michael O'Brien / First Read:
McCain concedes: Hagel ‘will probably have the votes necessary’
Discussion: About.com US Politics
CNN:
Obama tees off with Tiger Woods
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Weasel Zippers
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
President Obama plays golf with Tiger Woods
Discussion: CNN
Dylan Stableford / Reuters:
McCain claims ‘massive cover-up’ on Benghazi  —  While discussing the contentious confirmation hearings for defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, things got a bit heated on Sunday's “Meet The Press” when Sen. John McCain referred to the lack of information from the White House surrounding the Sept. 11 …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hot Air
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Report: Rubio PAC raises $100,000 from sale of water bottles  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has raised more than $100,000 thanks to his water break moment during last week's GOP response to the State of the Union, according to a report.  —  Rubio's political action committee began selling …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court to Hear Alabama County's Challenge to Voting Rights Act  —  EVERGREEN, Ala. — Jerome Gray, a 74-year-old black man, has voted in every election since 1974 in this verdant little outpost of some 4,000 people halfway between Mobile and Montgomery.
Leonard Greene / New York Post:
Alec fast & slur-ious  —  Blasts Post fotog in a ‘racist’ rant  —  Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer” during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday morning, prompting police to intervene.
City Press:
Exclusive - The case against Oscar  —  A bloodied cricket bat is the central piece of evidence in the unfolding murder investigation into ReevaSteenkamp's death.  —  City Press can reveal that police are investigating different scenarios involving the bat - one of which is that her boyfriend …
T.W. Farnam / Washington Post:
Congressional staffers often travel on tabs of foreign governments  —  About a dozen congressional staffers flew business class on a trip to China last summer and stayed at luxury hotels while touring the Great Wall and the Forbidden City and receiving a “briefing on ancient artifacts and dynasties” at the Shanghai Museum.
Discussion: Cause of Action
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Raise That Wage  —  President Obama laid out a number of good ideas in his State of the Union address.  Unfortunately, almost all of them would require spending money — and given Republican control of the House of Representatives, it's hard to imagine that happening.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Daily Kos
nbcmiami.com:
Bright Streak Lights Up Florida Night Sky; Likely Sporadic Meteor, Expert Says  —  Coast Guard says it received reports of “orange or red fireballs in the sky.”  —  South Floridians who happened to be looking in the right place at the right time Sunday night saw one spectacular light show, likely a sporadic meteor.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Sanford in first ad: ‘None of us go through life without mistakes’  —  (CNN) - Former Republican Gov. Mark Sanford addressed the controversy that derailed his marriage and reputation in his first television ad for the special election in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.
Charles C. Johnson / The Daily Caller:
Supporter of Iranian dictatorship brought Chuck Hagel to Rutgers University for 2007 speech  —  A pro-Hezbollah, pro-Hamas candidate for the Iranian presidency, a man linked to Iranian-controlled front groups, brought former Republican Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to speak at Rutgers University in 2007 …
Nicki Rossoll / ABCNEWS:
Newt Gingrich: 'I'll take a Paul Ryan Position' on the Possibility of a Political Run  —  Former House Speaker and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich discussed his relationship with the Clintons, the battle over the sequester, and the possibility of him running for office again …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
ABC News Calls Out Paul Ryan For Hypocrisy Over Looming Budget Cuts
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and The Raw Story
 
 
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Jerry Mitchell / Clarion-Ledger:
Historic oversight corrected: Film ‘Lincoln’ inspires look into slavery vote
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Jerusalem Post:
‘Zygier gave Mossad secrets to Australian agency’
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Gil Hoffman / Jerusalem Post:
‘PM livid at Lapid-Bennett anti-haredi conspiracy’
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Muslim Villagers in Egypt Attack Church
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Rand Paul: Voters ready for Libertarian Republican in 2016
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Pope Benedict XVI's leaked documents show fractured Vatican full of rivalries
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