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9:05 AM ET, February 5, 2014

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John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Congressional Budget Office sends death blow to ObamaCare  —  The Affordable Care Act, a k a ObamaCare, became law almost four years ago.  It became operational last Oct. 1.  Yesterday, Feb. 4, 2014, the ACA may well have been dealt its death blow.
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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.
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: The Fix and Washington Monthly
Wall Street Journal:
The Jobless Care Act  —  Congress's budget office says ObamaCare will increase unemployment.  —  There are 7.8 million Americans working part-time who want full-time work, including a fry cook whose restaurant cut his hours to avoid Affordable Care Act mandates and confronted President Obama …
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 …
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 …
The White House:
Statement by the Press Secretary on Today's CBO Report and the Affordable Care Act
Discussion: Power Line and WRAL-TV
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
CBO: O-Care slowing growth, contributing to job losses
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.
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.
Discussion: National Review
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.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell: Immigration reform not going to happen in 2014  —  Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he does not see any way the Democratic-controlled Senate and GOP-led House will agree on immigration reform legislation this year.
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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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Jill Colvin / Politicker:
De Blasio Won't Stop Uniformed Workers from Marching in St. Patrick's Day Parade
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
A reporter jumps to conclusions, and hilarity ensues.  —  The New York Times finally ran a correction today of its much-criticized Chris Christie scoop: … So, other than that the story was accurate?  Not quite.  Evidence exists tying reporter Kate Zernike to having erred.
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 …
Sarah Kliff / Wonkblog:
CVS to stop selling cigarettes by Oct. 1  —  Pharmacy chain CVS said Wednesday it will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 locations across the United States, a move that public health advocates hope will become a watershed and pressure other large drug store franchises to follow suit.
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.
New York Times:
Teachers' Push for Back Pay May Pinch New York City  —  As New York's 152 municipal unions line up to press Mayor Bill de Blasio for raises and back pay, his administration and the powerful teachers' union are reaching the final stages of a largely overlooked, drawn-out battle …
Joel Rubin / Los Angeles Times:
Sources: Beck finds cops violated policy in Dorner mistaken-ID shooting  —  Police investigators work around a blue pickup truck riddled with bullets in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue in Torrance after police fired on it on Feb. 7, 2013.  (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Discussion: Firedoglake and Poynter
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
500 layoffs expected today at Time Inc.  —  Around mid-morning, staffers are expected to start hearing how deep the cuts will be as Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp unveils what is likely the last big downsizing before Time Warner spins off the publishing group as a separate company later this year.
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Former KKK Leader Pleads Guilty To Cross Burning  —  Steven Joshua Dinkle, a 28-year-old described by prosecutors as a “former Exalted Cyclops of the Ozark, Ala., chapter of the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” pleaded guilty Monday to hate crime and obstruction of justice charges for his role in a 2009 cross burning.
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix Renews ‘House of Cards’ for Season 3  —  UPDATED: Ahead of the streaming series' sophomore debut, Netflix has ordered a third season for the Kevin Spacey starrer.  —  “House of Cards”  —  Netflix is sticking with House of Cards.  A few weeks ahead of the Emmy-winning drama's sophomore debut …
Discussion: Politico and TVbytheNumbers
 
 
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Vatican Surveys Find Catholics Reject Teachings On Sex, Contraception
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Jonathan Gruber / Washington Monthly:
A Shot in the Arm  —  How today's health care reform can create tomorrow's entrepreneurs.
Associated Press:
Anti-abortion groups boycott Girl Scout cookies
Discussion: Liberaland
Curtis Williams / ogj.com:
Chu: Decision to build Keystone XL pipeline a political one
Discussion: Daily Kos, Weekly Standard and The Hill
Scott Bixby / The Daily Beast:
BYU to Undergrads: Self-Love Is A Battlefield
Discussion: Mediaite
Dan Merica / CNN:
D.C. takes step toward legalizing pot for private use
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Robert Burns / ABC News:
Navy Probing Alleged Cheating on Nuke Reactor Work
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Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
NAACP leader: Tea party seeks minorities to use as ‘mouthpieces’
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