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1:10 PM ET, February 25, 2013

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Washington Post:
White House releases state-by-state breakdown of sequester's effects  —  The White House on Sunday detailed how deep spending cuts set to begin this week would affect programs in every state and the District, as President Obama launched a last-ditch effort to pressure congressional Republicans …
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Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Why was Michelle Obama at the Oscars?  —  It was the average too-long, unfunny, over-produced Academy Awards TV show and then, after suffering through the 10-hour (well, it seemed like it) show, there was the first lady.  In a ball gown.  With military service personnel in dress uniform behind her.
Wall Street Journal:
Fresh Front in Budget Battle  —  Congressional Leaders Discuss Deal to Avert Shutdown at Cost of Extending Cuts  —  Already looking past the current budget impasse gripping the capital, congressional leaders are quietly considering a deal to avert a government shutdown next month …
Discussion: Hot Air
Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
Harvey Weinstein Arranged Michelle Obama's Best Picture Oscars Surprise  —  The mogul and his daughter connected the Academy and the show's producers, who flew in secret to Washington, D.C., two weeks ago.  —  Michelle Obama presenting best picture from the White House?  It was Harvey Weinstein's daughter's idea.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Warner: Public does not realize how ‘stupid’ sequester cuts are
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
BuzzFeed:
Iranian News Agency Alters Image Of Michelle Obama
Mark Hoffman / JSOnline:
Scott Walker sees little Wisconsin impact from federal cuts
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama tells nation's governors: 'We've got more work to do'
Discussion: Politico
David Rogers / Politico:
Dim sequestration outlook: Cuts before compromise
New York Times:
Democrats and Republicans Miscalculate on Automatic Cuts  —  WASHINGTON — With Congress unlikely to stop deep automatic spending cuts that will strike hard at the military, the fiscal stalemate is highlighting a significant shift in the Republican Party: lawmakers most keenly dedicated …
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David Nather / Politico:
GOP govs to Hill: Get back to bargaining table
Discussion: New York Times
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
Nikki Finke's Oscar Live-Snark: Four Hours Of Unfunny Seth MacFarlane; Unnecessary Michelle Obama; ‘Argo’ Wins Best Picture  —  I'm live-snarking the 85th Oscars for the outstanding film achievements of 2012 starting at 5:30 PM PT tonight.  Comments will open when the show starts inside the Dolby Theatre.
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Dominic Patten / Deadline.com:
OSCARS: How Michelle Obama's Surprise Appearance Came Together - Video  —  UPDATED: The Golden Globes got Bill Clinton but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences got First Lady Michelle Obama tonight at the Oscars - in part thanks to Harvey Weinstein.
Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:
Iranian media criticize Oscar win for ‘Argo’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Earle / Telegraph:
John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan  —  John Kerry has suffered his first gaffe as the new US secretary of state, inventing the nation of ‘Kyrzakhstan’  —  In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure “democratic institutions” in the Central Asian country, which does not exist.
The Daily Caller:
Long-time escort confirms Senator Bob Menendez paid her for sex  —  A professional escort who travels the East Coast seeing clients in cities from Miami to Boston has identified a photo of Senator Bob Menendez as a man who paid her for sex.  The woman, in her late 30s, told The Daily Caller prior …
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Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Dems 2016: Will Hillary Clinton clear the field?  —  The ranks of Democratic governors are filled with ambitious politicians boasting records that would probably play well with primary voters in 2016.  —  But even as they eye a move from the statehouse to the White House …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Shakesville
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Barnes & Noble Weighs Its E-Reader Investment  —  Even for a company with a lot of bad news lately, the bulletin from Barnes & Noble this month had an ominous feel.  —  Barnes & Noble, the nation's largest book chain, warned that when it reports fiscal 2013 third-quarter results on Thursday …
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Wall Street Journal:
Barnes's Chairman Mulls Store Buyout
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
THE HOUSE OF PAIN … - DOUBLE TAKE - PHOTO BOOTH - DAILY SHOUTS - PAGE-TURNER - DAILY COMMENT - AMY DAVIDSON - JOHN CASSIDY - BOROWITZ - RICHARD BRODY
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz Defends Government Overthrow Lie  —  On Friday we noted that The New Yorker had dug up a three year old speech in which freshman Sen. Ted Cruz had charged that there were at least a dozen professors at Harvard Law School during his time there in the mid-90s who “would say they were Marxists …
Robert Pigott / BBC:
Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns as Archbishop  —  Cardinal Keith O'Brien was to be Britain's only representative at the papal vote  —  Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, is stepping down as the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh.
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Scmo / scmo.org:
Pope accepts Cardinal O'Brien's resignation
Discussion: Guardian and New York Times
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Austerity, Italian Style  —  Two months ago, when Mario Monti stepped down as Italy's prime minister, The Economist opined that “The coming election campaign will be, above all, a test of the maturity and realism of Italian voters.”  The mature, realistic action, presumably …
Discussion: Business Insider and Paul Krugman
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gibbs: I was ordered not to acknowledge drone program existed  —  Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday that he and other administration spokesmen often seem evasive about the government's drone program because they are told not to acknowledge the secret strikes.
Discussion: Politico
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Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Gibbs: I was told not to acknowledge existence of drone program
Discussion: AL.com and Hullabaloo
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Judd Makes Steps Toward Senate Bid  —  The beautiful movie star tries to take on Washington by defeating a powerful Republican leader.  It's not a plot line, it's reality: The actress Ashley Judd is making moves to take on GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Discussion: Post Politics
 
 
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Lee Drutman / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Top government contractors spend less than a penny on politics for every dollar at stake in sequester
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