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9:25 PM ET, February 4, 2014

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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
CBO: O-Care slowing growth, contributing to job losses  —  The new healthcare law will slow economic growth over the next decade, costing the nation about 2.5 million jobs and contributing to a $1 trillion increase in projected deficits, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report released Tuesday.
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
The Best Of The Bad Reporting On Obamacare, The CBO And Jobs  —  The Congressional Budget Office issued a new report Tuesday on the federal budget deficit, Obamacare and jobs — and Official Washington exploded.  —  It all centered on one line about how the health care reform law would affect employment.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
CBO's Publications:
The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024  —  The federal budget deficit has fallen sharply during the past few years, and it is on a path to decline further this year and next year.  CBO estimates that under current law, the deficit will total $514 billion in fiscal year 2014, compared with $1.4 trillion in 2009.
Glenn Kessler / The Fact Checker:
No, CBO did not say Obamacare will kill 2 million jobs  —  Here we go again.  During the 2012 campaign, The Fact Checker had to repeatedly explain that the Congressional Budget Office never said that the Affordable Care Act “killed” 800,000 jobs by 2021.  Now, the CBO has released an updated estimate …
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
Why the new CBO report on Obamacare is good news  —  An ACA informational kiosk in South L.A. last year.  (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)  —  The Congressional Budget Office is out with its latest report on the Affordable Care Act, and here are a few bottom lines:  — The ACA is cheaper than it expected.
New York Times:
Health Care Law Projected to Cut the Labor Force  —  WASHINGTON — A Congressional Budget Office analysis released Tuesday predicted that the Affordable Care Act would shrink the work force by the equivalent of more than two million full-time positions and recharged the political debate …
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
White House On Obamacare Report: If There Were No Medicare, 95-Year-Olds Would Work More
Discussion: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
The White House:
Statement by the Press Secretary on Today's CBO Report and the Affordable Care Act
Discussion: Power Line and WRAL-TV
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
McConnell Pours Cold Water On Immigration Reform: ‘Irresolvable’  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday said immigration reform poses an “irresolvable conflict” between the two chambers and predicted that it won't be completed in 2014.  —  “I think we have a sort …
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
First on CNN: Conservative group pushes to topple GOP leaders in Congress
Daniel Newhauser / Roll Call:
Boehner: 'No Sense Picking a Fight We Can't Win' on Debt Limit (Updated)
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell: Immigration reform not going to happen in 2014
Discussion: Politico and Conservatives4Palin
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Rogers: Greenwald illegally sold docs  —  A top lawmaker argued Tuesday that journalist Glenn Greenwald is illegally selling stolen material by asking news organizations to pay for access to U.S. intelligence secrets taken from the National Security Agency.  —  “For personal gain …
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Associated Press:
US Official: Snowden Leaks Lead to Pentagon Change
Paul Schindler / gaycitynews.com:
LGBTQ Leaders, Allies Call on Mayor to Ban Uniformed City Personnel in Discriminatory St. Pat's Parade  —  Saved under Breaking News, Editor's Letter, Legal, NYC, Politics  —  More than twenty years ago, the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization sought to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue and was excluded.
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Rose Pastore / Popular Science:
How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds  —  An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.  —  When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself.
Curtis Williams / ogj.com:
Chu: Decision to build Keystone XL pipeline a political one  —  The decision on whether to permit the construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is a political one and not one of that is scientific in nature, according to former US Energy Sec. Steven Chu.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Weekly Standard
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Fox News:
TRANSCRIPT: Full interview between President Obama and Bill O'Reilly  —  BILL O'REILLY - One of my, uh, points on the Factor is that poverty is driven by the dissolution of the American family, that is the prime mover, okay.  On your watch, median income has dropped seventeen percent among working families in this country.
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Ruth R. Wisse / Wall Street Journal:
Ruth Wisse: The Dark Side of the War on ‘the One Percent’  —  Stoking class envy is a step in a familiar, dangerous and highly incendiary process.  —  Two phenomena: anti-Semitism and American class conflict.  Is there any connection between them?  In a letter to this newspaper …
Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page  —  Reporters in ‘semi-open revolt’ against Andrew Rosenthal  —  IT'S WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal.
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL SUPREME COURT ANTONIN SCALIA  —  Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Obama Aides Doubt Clinton Strategy  —  “She doesn't need this,” says Benenson.  —  Mike Theiler / Reuters  —  Top advisers and former aides to Barack Obama say Hillary Clinton is repeating the mistakes she made in 2008, building a machine in lieu of a message and lumbering toward …
Todd Starnes / Fox News:
You can't celebrate America, school says  —  Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans.  —  “They said they didn't want to offend anyone from other countries …
Dan Merica / CNN:
D.C. takes step toward legalizing pot for private use  —  (CNN) - The Washington City Council passed a measure on Tuesday that would move the District of Columbia one step closer to decriminalizing marijuana in most cases.  —  Members approved the bill 11-to-1 in the first of two votes likely this month.
Discussion: Associated Press
Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Sandra Fluke files in California for congressional bid  —  Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress.  —  Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) …
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
The Case for Socialized Law  —  Inequality has bent American justice.  Here's a radical way to fix it.  —  Maintain and refine, maintain and refine.  That's how progressives talk about the welfare state these days.  After nearly a century of expanding government with programs like Social Security …
 
 
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