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11:00 PM ET, February 1, 2014

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Mike Allen / Politico:
Exclusive: Chris Christie attacks N.Y. Times, David Wildstein  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after a low-key initial response to Friday's explosive allegations about his involvement in a growing bridge-closing scandal, mounted an aggressive defense late Saturday afternoon …
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Christie Hits Back: Bridge Official Will ‘Say Anything To Save’ Himself  —  In an email leaked Saturday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office responded more vigorously to new allegations by his former Port Authority appointee that he knew more about the George Washington Bridge lane closures than he has admitted.
Discussion: Politico
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 and Balloon Juice
Josh Margolin / ABC News:
Former Christie Ally Alleges Governor Knew About Lane Closures
Dylan Farrow / Nicholas Kristof:
An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow  —  (A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow.
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: AEIdeas and Althouse
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
Thomas J. Basile / Forbes:
Obama's Weaponization of Government  —  When you analyze the public response to the State of the Union and the latest polling data, it's clear that the President has lost a tremendous amount of credibility with the American public.  I scarcely think he cares at this point.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Mitt 2016?  Romney Leads In Key Primary State Poll  —  Mitt Romney, Round Three?  A poll released this week in a key presidential primary state found that the 2012 Republican nominee is still the preferred 2016 choice among a crucial cohort of voters.  —  The Purple Strategies poll placed Romney …
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
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
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
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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Tracy Thompson / Slate:
What Does Racism Have to Do With Gridlock?  —  In Atlanta, everything.  —  This week's weather fiasco in Atlanta, which stranded thousands of commuters on glassy-slick roads and gridlocked the entire metro region for the better part of 24 hours, was caused by a freak snowstorm, they say.
Discussion: Power Line
 
 
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