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3:45 PM ET, February 2, 2014

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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.
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Woody Allen  —  Nick Kristof runs an open leter from Dylan Farow, who was the center of a child molestation situation involving Woody Allen when she was seven years old.  The attention is swirling as a consequence of Mr. Allen's recent receipt of a lifetime achievment award from the Golden Globes.
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Dylan Farrow's Story  —  WHEN Woody Allen received a Golden Globe award for lifetime achievement a few weeks ago, there was a lively debate about whether it was appropriate to honor a man who is an artistic giant but also was accused years ago of child molestation.
Pervaiz Shallwani / Wall Street Journal:
Award-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment, Law-Enforcement Official Said  —  The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death
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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Benjamin Bell / ABC News:
Rep. Paul Ryan: Obama Presidency ‘Increasingly Lawless’  —  President Obama's tenure is becoming “increasingly lawless” with his embrace of executive orders, which are “creating a dangerous trend which is contrary to the Constitution,” House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan said today on “This Week.”
Discussion: CNN
Politico:
Bill Kristol joins ABC News  —  Bill Kristol, the editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard, has joined ABC News as a contributor, “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos announced on Sunday.  —  A source familiar with the negotiations says the former Fox News commentator has landed …
Discussion: The Raw Story and Mediaite
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Missouri Executed This Man While His Appeal Was Pending in Court  —  Herbert Smulls was pronounced dead four minutes before the justices in Washington denied his final stay.  Did Missouri officials breach their ethical duties by permitting this to happen?  —  It is 2014, not 1964 or 1914 …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The G.O.P.'s Immigration Delusion  —  THE debate over immigration reform, rekindled last week by House Republican leaders, bears a superficial resemblance to last fall's debate over the government shutdown.  —  Again, you have establishment Republicans transparently eager to cut a deal …
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: Outside the Beltway
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Washington Post:
Republicans face 2016 turmoil
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Prairie Weather
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Aide denies Obama has ‘small’ 2014 agenda  —  White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday defended the 2014 agenda President Obama laid out in his State of the Union and denied there was anything “small” about it.  —  Some critics have raised concerns that the president …
Jay Leno / CBS News:
Major Garrett interview House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.  —  Shares -  —  Below is a transcript of Major Garrett's interview with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.  —  MAJOR GARRETT: And we're joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.  Mr. Leader, great to see you.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CBS DC
 
 
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Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
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Thomas J. Basile / Forbes:
Obama's Weaponization of Government
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Tracy Thompson / Slate:
What Does Racism Have to Do With Gridlock?
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Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Bill Maher makes Country Music Awards shooting joke
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Christina Hoff Sommers / The Daily Beast:
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