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8:35 PM ET, February 5, 2014

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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Paul Ryan Fact-Checks Republicans On Obamacare Job ‘Costs’  —  At least one Republican is setting the record straight on what the Congressional Budget Office actually said this week about Obamacare and its effect on jobs.  —  House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) explained in a Wednesday hearing …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
CBO director: Obamacare will reduce unemployment  —  As noted here yesterday, Republicans went mad with glee at the new Congressional Budget Office report on deficits and the Affordable Care Act, with multiple GOP officials claiming it showed the law will kill over two million jobs.  That was false.
Bloomberg:
Will Obamacare Kill Jobs?
Discussion: VodkaPundit and The Federalist
New York Times:
Freeing Workers From the Insurance Trap
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Republicans Wanted To Free Workers From Bad Jobs Until Obamacare Did It
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Government will pocket $8B profit from ObamaCare ‘bailout’ program, CBO says
Dylan Howard / RADAR:
Hurley's Ex-Lover Caught On Bombshell Audio Recording Revealing Ex-Prez's White House Sex Romps Behind Wife Hillary's Back  —  As Hillary Clinton prepares to run for President in 2016, RadarOnline.com has uncovered bombshell new information that could torpedo her White House dreams …
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Biden's one reason NOT to run for President  —  (CNN) - As he considers another run for the White House, Vice President Joe Biden laid out one reason why he wouldn't want to be the nation's next chief executive.  —  “Everybody wants to know whether or not I'm going to run for president.
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Soft Underbelly of Hillary Clinton's 2016 Bid  —  You are likely to see a lot of stories like this one in the coming years, alleging previously-unreported reckless sexual behavior on the part of Bill Clinton while he was in the White House.  Some rivals of Hillary Clinton …
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Christie's ‘High School’ Attack On Wildstein Has One Big Flaw  —  An article published Tuesday by The Bergen Record called into question the accuracy of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) attack against the character of former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive David Wildstein.
Discussion: NorthJersey.com and Firedoglake
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Wayne Slater / Trail Blazers Blog:
Chris Christie leaves Bridgegate and heads to Texas to help GOP — Rick Perry and Greg Abbott send regrets
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Is Chris Christie Being Treated Unfairly?
Steve Strunsky / New Jersey Online:
Port Authority eliminates ‘director’ job created for Wildstein
Jake Sherman / Politico:
House GOP stymied on debt limit  —  It's almost time to reach for the kitchen sink.  —  All week, House Republican leaders have been stymied in crafting a debt-limit package that could pass with only Republican support.  —  Now, Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and other top Republicans …
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Hoyer backs CBC on judicial nominees
Discussion: ThinkProgress and CNN
James Gordon Meek / ABC News:
Olympic Threat: US Warns Airlines About Toothpaste Tube Bomb … The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to U.S. and some foreign airlines traveling to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the lookout for toothpaste containers, which some intelligence indicates …
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
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Democrat And Chronicle:
Russia won't let Chobani yogurt in Sochi for Olympics  —  A shipment of New York-made Greek yogurt waiting in a New Jersey airport might just go to waste.  —  U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has sent a letter to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and International Olympic Committee head Thomas Bach urging …
Alicia Dennis / People.com:
Dylan Farrow's Brother Moses Defends Woody Allen  —  Dylan Farrow's Feb. 1 open letter to The New York Times detailing sexual molestation she says she suffered at the hands of her father Woody Allen reignited a controversy that has divided their family bitterly for more than 20 years.
Boston Globe:
Realistic statue of man in his underwear at Wellesley College sparks controversy  —  Tony Matelli's Sleepwalker, is part of an art exhibit at Wellesley College's Davis Museum.  —  By Jaclyn Reiss, Boston.com Staff  —  A realistic-looking statue of a man sleepwalking in his underwear near …
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Sandra Fluke forgoes congressional bid to run for state Senate  —  President Obama and Sandra Fluke wave at a campaign event at the University of Colorado in Aurora.  (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press / August 8, 2012)  —  Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided …
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Email: IRS's Lerner, Treasury Department secretly drafted new rules to restrict nonprofits  —  The Obama administration's Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would …
David Weigel / Slate:
Kansas Senator Wants Indian-American Nominee to Meet His Cool Indian Friends  —  For reasons I completely understand, the confirmation hearing of surgeon general nominee Vivek Murthy has not gotten a ton of attention.  Factor one: The filibuster reform of late last year will let Murthy be confirmed by a simple majority vote.
Caitlin Dewey / WorldViews:
Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences  —  Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics (here are 15 alarming signs that Russia might not be ready) reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief.
Chad Terhune / Los Angeles Times:
Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor's offices  —  Many consumers faced hurdles signing up for Covered California health plans.  Now they're having trouble finding in-network doctors.  —  Maria Berumen uses a device to manage the pain from bone spurs on her spine.
Rebecca Smith / Wall Street Journal:
April attack that knocked out California power station raises fear that U.S. power grid is vulnerable to terrorism.  —  A sniper attack in April that knocked out an electrical substation near San Jose, Calif., has raised fears that the country's power grid is vulnerable to terrorism.
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Don't Go It Alone, Obama  —  The president's new unilateral approach is bad politics  —  On Tuesday the president trekked to a middle school in suburban Maryland to unveil $750 million worth of corporate grants for wiring schools across the country.  In keeping with his general theme …
Discussion: The Dish
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Jesse Ventura hiding from drones  —  Former wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has gone “off the grid” in Mexico to avoid drones knowing where he is.  —  Ventura spoke with CNBC's “Closing Bell” from an “undisclosed location in Mexico” on Tuesday, prompting the hosts to ask him where he was and why he was there.
Raf Sanchez / Telegraph:
Barack Obama's ‘hard-working American’ is actually a London Overground commuter  —  New advert by Organising for Action, an Obama campaign group, accidentally features footage from a British train  —  President Barack Obama's political action group, Organizing for Action …
 
 
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Breaking News: Fight Breaks Out at Democratic Party Caucus in Minneapolis [Updated]
Ryan Holeywell / Fuel Fix:
Former Obama official: Fracking has never been an environmental problem
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post's Brad Plumer, Sarah Kliff Joining Ezra Klein's Vox Venture
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Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Majority of Americans Still Disapprove of Healthcare Law
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UF poll: Floridians interested in governor's race; Crist leads Scott by seven points
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Rep. Cohen: Ask Philip Seymour Hoffman If Pot Is As Dangerous As Heroin
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Craig Jarvis / Raleigh News & Observer:
Clay Aiken makes it official: He will run for Congress
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Poll: Majority of Americans want government to reduce income gap
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