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Dear patrons and Uintah Elementary:
Dear patrons and Uintah Elementary parents,  —  We have been investigating the lunch situation at Uintah Elementary School and would like to share the following information.  —  On Monday, a district Child Nutrition manager was sent to Uintah Elementary School to investigate the large number …
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Why I Was Wrong About Chris Christie  —  He wasn't so smart or post-partisan, and may pay the price as a presidential hopeful.  —  A year ago, I wrote: “The smartest move in politics today is to move against Washington and the two major parties.  And the smartest man in politics may be Chris Christie.”
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Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Giuliani Says ‘Fifty-Fifty’ Chance Christie Knew About Bridge Lane Closures
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New York Times:
How Pressure Mounted for Development in Hoboken
Discussion: Daily Kos and Talking Points Memo
Wall Street Journal:
Liberal vituperation makes our letter writer's point.  —  Five days on, the commentariat continues to drop anvils on Tom Perkins, who may have written the most-read letter to the editor in the history of The Wall Street Journal.  The irony is that the vituperation is making our friend's point …
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Ben White / Politico:
Why the rich are freaking out  —  NEW YORK — The co-founder of one the nation's oldest venture capital firms fears a possible genocide against the wealthy.  Residents of Manhattan's tony Upper East Side say the progressive mayor didn't plow their streets as a form of frosty revenge.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate  —  With Democrats' grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can't be won and go all in to save the Senate.
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Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Dems Begin Triage Plans
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner: House GOP ‘alternative’ to Obama, not ‘the opposition’
Discussion: Politico
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Rep. Waxman to retire at end of term
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Henry Waxman, 20-Term Democrat, Is Leaving House  —  CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Representative Henry A. Waxman of California, a diminutive Democratic giant whose 40 years in the House produced some of the most important legislation of the era, will announce on Thursday that he is retiring at the end of the year.
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Richard Simon / Los Angeles Times:
Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:   Waxman Retires  —  It was a bit startling to us old folks …
Jake Sherman / Politico:
NRCC head predicts GOP pickups in House
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Fix
Josh Kraushaar / NationalJournal.com:   Will Nancy Pelosi Be the Next to Retire?
Mitchell Byars / Daily Camera:
Jed Udall, son of Sen. Mark Udall, arrested on heroin, vehicular-trespassing charges  —  Sheriff: Udall, 26, broke into cars in Eldorado Springs  —  Jed Udall, the 26-year-old son of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, was arrested Wednesday after Boulder County sheriff's deputies say he broke …
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Report: Mark Udall's son arrested
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Washington Post:
U.S. to seek death penalty in Boston bombing case  —  The Justice Department announced Thursday that it would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 20-year-old man whom prosecutors have accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 200 others.
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Pete Williams / NBCNews:
Feds to seek death penalty against accused Boston bomber Tsarnaev
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CNN:
Feds seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev
Discussion: Mediaite
kff.org:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: January 2014  —  January 1st may have been a monumental date for those working on and closely following the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds little change in the public's knowledge and views of the law.
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Gallup Obama approval numbers suggest shifting Electoral College map  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BARACK OBAMA POLLS CAMPAIGNS APPROVAL RATINGS ELECTORAL COLLEGE  —  Gallup has released President Obama's approval numbers for 2013 for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Damon Linker / The Week:
Is National Review doomed?  —  The conservative movement's leading magazine faces a lawsuit that could bring it to its knees  —  N  —  ational Review, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1955, has had an enormous impact on the nation's politics.  Its writers formulated the ideology …
Matt Welch / Hit & Run:
It's Not Just MSNBC Making Flip Assumptions About Non-Liberal Racism (UPDATED)  —  Last night, the official Twitter feed of MSNBC used a Cheerios Super Bowl commercial to make a crack about non-lefties being uncomfortable with race-mixing:  —  After an eruption of outrage on Twitter …
Discussion: CNN and Twitchy
Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed:
Is Blogging Unscholarly?  —  The political science blogosphere has erupted in protest after the International Studies Association unveiled a proposal to bar members affiliated with its scholarly journal from doing just that — blogging.  —  “No editor of any ISA journal or member …
Derrik J. Lang / Associated Press:
JOHANSSON STEPPING DOWN AS OXFAM AMBASSADOR  —  You are here  —  Home » SodaStream International Ltd. » Johansson stepping down as Oxfam ambassador  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support …
WonkViz:
Obama Issues Fewer Executive Orders than Any President Since the 1800s  —  Ted Cruz has already referred to Barack Obama's use of executive orders as “lawless.”  Considering it's a safe bet we'll be hearing a lot more of this rhetoric in the months to come, I decided to dig into the historical data on presidential executive orders.
 
 
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Brisk 4th Quarter Lifts Hopes for Economy in 2014
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Some Republicans See Racism As a Factor in Immigration Stalemate
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Rumors of Obamacare's Death (Spiral) Are Greatly Exaggerated
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