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11:35 PM ET, February 27, 2013

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Politico:
Woodward at war  —  Bob Woodward called a senior White House official last week to tell him that in a piece in that weekend's Washington Post, he was going to question President Barack Obama's account of how sequestration came about - and got a major-league brushback.
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RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Woodward: White House Warned Me “You Will Regret Doing This”  —  WOLF BLITZER, CNN: You're used to this kind of stuff, but share with our viewers what's going on between you and the White House.  —  BOB WOODWARD: Well, they're not happy at all and some people kind of, you know, said, look …
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'  —  The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on “Morning Joe” today, saying he's exhibiting a “kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time” for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier …
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
BOB WOODWARD: A ‘Very Senior’ White House Person Warned Me I'd ‘Regret’ What I'm Doing  —  Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a “very senior person” at the White House warned him in an email that he would “regret doing this,” the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Woodward claims White House threatened him  —  Bob Woodward said Wednesday that a “very senior person” at the White House told the veteran journalist and author “you will regret” faulting the Obama administration for the present fight over sequestration.  —  “It was said very clearly …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Economic Official Sperling Warned Woodward
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Bob Woodward Tears Into Obama With Veiled Nixonian Criticism: 'Madness That I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Woodward: Obama's Decision Not To Deploy Carrier “A Kind Of Madness”
ThinkProgress:
Scalia: Voting Rights Act Is ‘Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’  —  WASHINGTON, DC — There were audible gasps in the Supreme Court's lawyer's lounge, where audio of the oral argument is pumped in for members of the Supreme Court bar, when Justice Antonin Scalia offered his assessment of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Argument recap: Voting law in peril — maybe  —  Analysis  —  Sometimes, in a Supreme Court argument, a single phrase can speak volumes.  Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the one member of the Court who bore the most watching because the other eight seemed clearly to divide evenly, used the phrase …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Voting Rights Law Draws Skepticism From Justices  —  WASHINGTON — A central provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 may be in peril, judging from tough questioning on Wednesday from the Supreme Court's more conservative members.  —  If the court overturns the provision, nine states …
Morgan Whitaker / msnbc.com:
Scalia: Renewing Voting Rights Act a ‘perpetuation of racial entitlement’  —  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the renewal of the Voting Rights Act as the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” during Wednesday's Supreme Court hearing on the law.
Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post:
Voting Rights Act Supreme Court Case: Scalia Condemns The ‘Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’ (UPDATE)
Discussion: CNN, The Moderate Voice and SCOTUSblog
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Supreme Court justices hint at striking Voting Rights Act provision
Discussion: CNN, Reuters, Politico and ABCNEWS
Alicia A. Caldwell / bigstory.ap.org:
DHS official retires after immigrants are freed  —  You are here  —  Home » United States government » DHS official retires after immigrants are freed  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants announced …
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
W.H. says no part in ICE decision  —  The White House and the Department of Homeland Security were unaware of Immigration Customs and Enforcement's decision to release detainees until the agency announced it, administration officials said Wednesday.  —  “This was a decision made by career officials …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
As Sequester Looms, Obama Pushes Blame to G.O.P.
Discussion: Right Turn
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
A political DUI  —  Some of us can recall the helpless feeling of being in a vehicle driven by someone who is intoxicated.  If you're like me, you don't want to cause a scene unless the driving is really erratic.  But there comes a moment when you need to say: Stop the car.  You're going to hurt someone.
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Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
The Establishment's Obama Derangement Syndrome
Michael Kinsley / New Republic:
Annihilate!  —  Whoever could have imagined that Republicans could be such wussies?
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Behold Movement Conservatism's Information Disadvantage: Chuck Hagel Edition  —  His confirmation was widely anticipated.  Yet Jennifer Rubin and other neocons repeatedly published analysis that led their readers astray.  —  Richard Bloom  —  When Chuck Hagel was confirmed Tuesday …
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Kerry: Iran has an ‘elected’ government
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Examiner
CNN:
Christie dismisses lack of CPAC invite  —  (CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, the outspoken Republican from New Jersey, says he isn't offended that an invite to the Conservative Political Action Conference was not offered to him this year.  —  “Listen, I wish then all the best.
Discussion: NY Daily News, Politico and Hot Air
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Washington Post:
Teacher pink slips claim by Duncan not backed by evidence  —  The descriptions of the post-sequester landscape that have been coming out of the Obama Administration have been alarming, specific—and, in at least some cases, hyped.  —  “There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips …
Ben Leubsdorf / Concord Monitor:
N.H. state representative says some people may ‘like being in abusive relationships’  —  Some people may like being in abusive relationships, and they're free to leave them at any time, a state representative said yesterday during a debate on a bill to reduce the penalty for simple assault in some cases.
Politico:
Senate GOP ponders shifting power to Obama  —  Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Gets More Republican Support  —  More than two dozen Republicans — including a top adviser to Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, and a former congresswoman who made banning same-sex marriage her signature issue — have added their names …
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Sarah Palin: Feds ‘stockpiling bullets’ to use against us  —  Sarah Palin says America will eventually default on its debt and claims that the federal government is “stockpiling bullets in case of civil unrest” to prepare.  —  “If we are going to wet our proverbial pants over .3% …
 
 
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