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4:35 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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Washington Post:
CBO: Health-care law will mean 2 million fewer workers  —  The Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by more than 2 million in coming years, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday in the most detailed analysis of the law's impact on jobs.
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.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
White House On Obamacare Report: If There Were No Medicare, 95-Year-Olds Would Work More  —  A senior administration official dismisses Republican gloating over a Congressional Budget Office report, saying it doesn't prove the Affordable Care Act hurts the job market.  —  Mike Segar / Reuters / Reuters
Discussion: Hot Air
Politico:   Report reignites debate over Obamacare and jobs
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Health Care Law May Result in 2 Million Fewer Full-Time Workers
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obamacare will reduce incomes of most Americans
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
First on CNN: Conservative group pushes to topple GOP leaders in Congress  —  Washington (CNN) - A conservative group is launching a new campaign which calls on “the GOP leadership in both the House and the Senate to step aside.”  —  ForAmerica told CNN that it's putting six figures behind its …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Brent Bozell Will Try To Remove Every GOP Leader From Office  —  There's no shortage of conservative groups that take aim at Republicans, be it to drag incumbents further to the right or out of office entirely.  But now one group is targeting the biggest fish they can fry.
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
House GOP finalizes debt-limit playbook  —  Several House members told The Washington Post on Monday that Republican leaders have narrowed their list of possible debt-limit strategies to two options: trading a one-year extension for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, or trading …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:   McConnell: Immigration reform not going to happen in 2014
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
McConnell Pours Cold Water On Immigration Reform: ‘Irresolvable’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Daniel Newhauser / Roll Call:
Boehner: 'No Sense Picking a Fight We Can't Win' on Debt Limit (Updated)
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
The Hill:
Greens warn base will sit out election  —  Environmental groups are warning President Obama that his liberal base might stay home on Election Day if he approves the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  —  Proponents of the $5.4 billion Canada-to-Texas pipeline say their case is buoyed …
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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 …
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 …
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.) …
NorthJersey.com:
Bridget Kelly invokes Fifth Amendment, declines to produce subpoenaed documents  —  Governor Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, will not turn over documents in response to a legislative subpoena, her lawyer said Monday, making her the second person to invoke constitutional protections against self-incrimination.
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Bridget_anne_kelly.Jpg / New Jersey Online:
Bridge scandal: Bridget Kelly refuses to turn over documents subpoenaed by legislative committee
Discussion: Firedoglake
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 …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Liberaland
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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 …
CNN:
'We can't answer that...' … 'There's no hiding' … ‘Anger?  Anger’ … ‘I could hurt them, too’ … Isolation in Alaska contributes to the state's high rate of reported rape. … The lawless ‘end of the land’  —  Nunam Iqua — which means “end of the land” …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Erik Wemple
Tal Kopan / Politico:
SNL alum seeks Tenn. county seat  —  Former “Saturday Night Live” star Victoria Jackson is looking to make the jump to elected office, filing to run for county commissioner in Tennessee.  —  Jackson is running as an independent for one of two Williamson County seats, according to The Tennessean.
Discussion: Tennessean.com and Mediaite
 
 
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