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9:15 AM 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.
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.
Harvey Silverglate / Wall Street Journal:
Harvey Silverglate: Justice Goes After the GOP
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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 …
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Will Immigration Reform Finally Happen?
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 …
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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.
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 …
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
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 …
Fox News:
White House says Keystone report not final step as pressure mounts for action  —  A new environmental assessment from the State Department that raised no major environmental concerns on long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline isn't the last step in deciding whether the pipeline can be built, the White House said late Friday.
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.
 
 
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Tracy Thompson / Slate:
What Does Racism Have to Do With Gridlock?
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
House Republicans eye repeal of ObamaCare ‘bailout’ in debt-limit bill
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