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5:00 PM ET, February 1, 2014

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Joy Powell / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Retiree who called 911 for man is fatally shot in his north Minneapolis home  —  A 69-year-old grandfather was allegedly shot dead by a man who asked for help and who is now in custody.  —  Minneapolis police say a north Minneapolis retiree was fatally shot Friday when he opened his home …
Discussion: Liberaland and Riehl World News
Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg:
Obama Fails Art History and Economics  —  President Obama had a perfectly fine message for young people when he spoke at a General Electric plant in Wisconsin yesterday: Learning a skilled trade can be just as lucrative and worthy of respect as getting a college diploma.  Unfortunately, that's not what he said.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman / Washington Post:
Rep. Henry Waxman: The reason I'm leaving Congress  —  Rep. Henry A. Waxman is a Democrat from California.  —  I announced this past week that I will be retiring after having the honor of serving my Los Angeles constituents in Congress for 40 years.  —  Immediately, speculation began …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Daily Kos
Christina Hoff Sommers / The Daily Beast:
No, Women Don't Make Less Money Than Men  —  It's the bogus statistic that won't die—and president deployed it during the State of the Union—but women do not make 77 cents to every dollar a man earns.  —  President Obama repeated the spurious gender wage gap statistic in his State of the Union address.
Discussion: Power Line
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Will Immigration Reform Finally Happen?  —  Speaker John Boehner finally tipped his hand on an issue he says he's committed to getting done.  But will the rest of the Republicans in Congress agree to his set of “principles”?  —  CAMBRIDGE, Maryland — In this snowbound summer town …
Discussion: The Hill and The Dish
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Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Rebel Conservatives Excel in G.O.P. Fund-Raising, Heralding a Tug Right  —  Insurgent conservatives seeking to pull the Republican Party to the right raised more money last year than the groups controlled by the party establishment, whose bulging bank accounts and ties to major donors …
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Bill Maher makes Country Music Awards shooting joke  —  Taking a swipe at conservatives on gun control, liberal comic Bill Maher joked that a mass shooting should take place at the Country Music Awards.  —  “Now that liberals have forwarded their agenda by inserting a mass gay wedding into the Grammys …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald / The Daily Beast:
‘Alone Yet Not Alone’: Inside the Conservative Christian Movie the Oscars Ousted  —  A right-wing sugar daddy, two groups of evangelical filmmakers, a famous composer, an Oscar nod, and an Academy backlash: the strange story of a Christian movie's 15 minutes of fame.
Discussion: American Spectator and NewsBusters
Harvey Silverglate / Wall Street Journal:
Harvey Silverglate: Justice Goes After the GOP  —  Investigating Chris Christie's administration, indicting another prominent Republican.  Is it political?  —  Is Eric Holder's Justice Department driven by a political agenda, or are the department's recent prosecutorial decisions simply signs of overzealousness?
Discussion: neo-neocon
Politico:
Chris Christie denies accusations  —  The lawyer for a onetime Chris Christie appointee said Friday that there is evidence contradicting what the Republican governor and prospective 2016 presidential candidate has said he knew about the lane closures at the center of a growing New Jersey traffic scandal.
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Jose Delreal / Politico:
Rudy Giuliani: No bombshell
Discussion: Liberaland
Russell Berman / The Hill:
House Republicans eye repeal of ObamaCare ‘bailout’ in debt-limit bill  —  CAMBRIDGE, Md. - House Republicans are considering attaching a provision that would prevent a “bailout” of insurance companies under ObamaCare to a one-year increase in the debt limit.
John Aziz / The Week:
Study: Liberals drink more alcohol than conservatives  —  Apparently, being liberal is thirsty work  —  sobering new study published by the Journal of Wine Economics — yes, there is a Journal of Wine Economics — finds that alcohol consumption in American states rises as the population's politics becomes more liberal.
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Montana GOP Candidate Calls Hillary Clinton The ‘Anti-Christ’  —  A Republican candidate for Congress in Montana compared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the anti-Christ.  —  The candidate, state Sen. Ryan Zinke, is one of five Republicans competing for the nomination to succeed …
 
 
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