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EndPlay / TheDenverChannel.com:
Karl Pierson identified as Arapahoe High School gunman who shot student while targeting librarian  —  Karl Halverson Pierson as pictured in the 2012-2013 Arapahoe High School yearbook.  —  None  —  Regular Photo Size  —  Last Updated: 12 minutes ago  —  HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. …
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USA Today:
Sheriff: Colo. school shooting suspect is dead
Discussion: Hit & Run
The Hill:
Tea Party: Boehner ‘declared war’  —  Tea Party Patriots said Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has “declared war on the Tea Party” with his “smug and pretentious rant” against certain right-wing organizations.  —  The group made the charge in a fundraising email to supporters, seeking to win donations over the public feuding.
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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Heritage Action: Boehner picks fight to clear way for immigration
Discussion: CNN and Guardian
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Why This Round of the Republican Civil War Was Different
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The site once vouched for its “lie of the year.”  —  PolitiFact.com, the Tampa Bay Times's “fact checking” operation, is out with its “Lie of the Year,” and it's a doozy of dishonesty: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.' ”  —  Just to show how fast the news can move …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots  —  SAN FRANCISCO — BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google's growing robot menagerie.  —  Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon.
Wichita Eagle:
Terry Lee Loewen charged in planned suicide bombing at Wichita airport  —  For months, authorities allege, a 58-year-old avionics technician named Terry Lee Loewen - driven by radical ideas and prepared to die in a suicide attack - moved forward with a plot to detonate explosives at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
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Pete Williams / Investigations:
Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Who Funds the Far Left?  You'll Be Surprised  —  The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration.  Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress.  Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become.
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Eric Lipton / New York Times:
New Obama Adviser Brings Corporate Ties
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
With Affordable Care Act, Canceled Policies for New York Professionals  —  Many in New York's professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama's health care plan.  But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors …
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Hit & Run and Althouse
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Sam Baker / NationalJournal.com:
Take Two Aspirin and Blame Everything on Obamacare
Josh Eidelson / Salon:
My critics have “income envy”: Ed Schultz unloads after backlash to his union quote  —  Knocking “media wannabes,” MSNBC host Ed Schultz addresses criticism of his response to alleged NBC union-busting  —  After a Salon report depicting Ed Schultz's handling of a dispute between a group …
JONATHAN TURLEY:
Federal Court Strikes Down Criminalization of Polygamy In Utah  —  It is with a great pleasure this evening to announce that decision of United States District Court judge Clarke Waddoups striking down key portions of the Utah polygamy law as unconstitutional.
Washington Post:
By cracking cellphone code, NSA has capacity for decoding private conversations  —  The cellphone encryption technology used most widely across the world can be easily defeated by the National Security Agency, an internal document shows, giving the agency the means to decode most of the billions …
Discussion: NBCNews, Prairie Weather and Mashable
Politico:
Senate poised to pass budget  —  Senate Democrats are on the cusp of securing enough GOP votes to break a filibuster next week on the bipartisan budget, temporarily ending the fiscal crises that have dominated Washington for the past several years.  —  With 53 Democrats and two independents expected …
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New York Times:
Bipartisan Budget Deal Forged in House Faces Opposition in Senate
Discussion: Politico
Jill Colvin / Politicker:
Bill de Blasio Walks Away From White House Meeting With Sweeping National Hopes  —  Bill de Blasio and the other newly-elected mayors.  —  WASHINGTON — Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio went down to Washington, D.C. today to meet with President Barack Obama, emerging emboldened that a “progressive movement” was sweeping the nation.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Ed Driscoll
John Miller / CBS News:
Shares - Tweets - Stumble  —  CBS News learned Thursday that the information National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has revealed so far is just a fraction of what he has.  In fact, he has so much, some think it is worth giving him amnesty to get it back.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Shuffling Staff, Obama Strives For a Recharge  —  WASHINGTON — As he finishes a fifth year in power that proved far more vexing than his fourth, President Obama is shuffling his staff to recapture lost momentum and confront the daunting challenges of the midterm election season.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Rick Santorum Drops Strange, Death-Filled Description Of Nationalized Health Care  —  “It's actually a pretty clever system.  Take care of the people who can vote and people who can't vote, get rid of them as quickly as possible by not giving them care, so they can't vote against you.  That's how it works.”
Discussion: The Daily Banter and Liberaland
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Media Matters Declares Victory: ‘The War On Fox Is Over’  —  WASHINGTON — Since its founding in 2004, the progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America has been a thorn in the side of Fox News.  Its dozens of staffers monitor the network's leadership, hosts, guests and financial dealings incessantly …
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Man who faked sign language at Mandela memorial has faced murder, other charges  —  JOHANNESBURG — The sign language interpreter who gestured meaninglessly at the Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa on Tuesday has faced charges of murder, rape, theft, breaking and entering …
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Karyn Maughan / eNCA:
Search form  —  A baboon has been spotted on the streets …
 
 
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Chris Buckley / Sinosphere:
Mao's Birth Commemorated in Gold and Gem-Encrusted Statue
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. may be open to Islamists joining Syrian rebel coalition
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Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Democratic National Committee calls for Republican boycott of The Daily Caller, Rush Limbaugh
Alexander Burns / Politico:
L.A.'s Eric Garcetti: Mayors will lead on immigration
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Conservative Media Empire: Hotair, Townhall Owners To Acquire Red State, Others
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Steve Harvey gets Obama interview
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