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1:35 PM ET, February 8, 2014

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Woody Allen / New York Times:
Woody Allen Speaks Out  —  Last Sunday, Nicholas Kristof wrote a column about Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.  Mr. Allen has written the following response to the column and Dylan's account.  —  TWENTY-ONE years ago, when I first heard Mia Farrow had accused …
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Maureen Orth / Vanity Fair:
10 Undeniable Facts About the Woody Allen Sexual-Abuse Allegation  —  This week, a number of commentators have published articles containing incorrect and irresponsible claims regarding the allegation of Woody Allen's having sexually abused his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Chart of the Day #2: The Madness of Austerity  —  January's job numbers were fairly dismal, but the bad cheer wasn't equally spread.  Private sector employment, as usual, increased—by 142,000 jobs last month.  At the same time, public sector employment declined.  Government employment at all levels was down 29,000 in January.
Jason Seher / CNN:
Crist: End the Cuba embargo  —  Washington (CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Friday his support for lifting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, a policy shift that shows how far the former Republican has moved since switching parties.  —  “The embargo has done nothing …
Discussion: Politico
George F. Will / Washington Post:
President Obama's magic words and numbers  —  Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking …
Discussion: Viking Pundit and Washington Wire
Christopher Ketcham / American Prospect:
This Land Was Your Land  —  In Utah and other Western states, the country's most pristine wilderness faces new threats from Big Energy and its powerful allies.
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Ashley Kringen / KFOR-TV:
GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: Oklahoma restaurant owner says doesn't want ‘f*ggot, freak’ customers  —  ENID, Okla. - A restaurant in Enid is getting heat after one of its patrons posted a pretty strong message on social media about discrimination.  —  The restaurant and bar has been open …
Discussion: I Acknowledge and Gawker
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Scott Kaufman / The Raw Story:
Oklahoma restaurant won't serve ‘freaks,’ ‘f*ggots,’ the disabled and welfare recipients
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Rand Paul demands Dems return money raised by ‘sexual predator’ Bill Clinton  —  ** FILE ** Former President Bill Clinton, left, is seen on March 9, 2004, in New York.  Monica Lewinsky, is shown in an undated promotional photo provided by Fox.  Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 …
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
White House fence-climber apprehended
Discussion: CNN and Liberaland
Sam Youngman / The Daily Beast:
Tea Partier Matt Bevin Is Selling Himself as the Anti-Mitch McConnell  —  Mitch McConnell's Tea party opponent in the Kentucky race for the U.S. Senate is largely unknown, but his best shot may be to change his name and run as Not Mitch McConnell.  —  To spend time around Matt Bevin …
Mike Lear / Missourinet:
Two articles of impeachment filed against Governor Nixon (AUDIO/COPY OF THE ARTICLES)  —  A state representative who said he would file articles of impeachment against Governor Jay Nixon (D) has made good on that intent.  —  Representative Nick Marshall (R-Parkville) has filed two articles of impeachment.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Lacking a House, a Senator Is Renewing His Ties in Kansas  —  DODGE CITY, Kan. — It is hard to find anyone who has seen Senator Pat Roberts here at the redbrick house on a golf course that his voter registration lists as his home.  Across town at the Inn Pancake House on Wyatt Earp Boulevard …
Robert Graham / Errata Security:
That NBC story 100% fraudulent  —  [Yesterday (Feb 5 2014)] On February 4th, NBC News ran a story claiming that if you bring your mobile phone or laptop to the Sochi Olympics, it'll immediately be hacked the moment you turn it on.  The story was fabricated.
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Mike Kelly / NorthJersey.com:
GWB scandal: Fort Lee mayor now says Christie campaign courted him for endorsement  —  Governor Christie's campaign orchestrated an extensive operation over two years that involved gifts to Fort Lee — including Port Authority funded shuttle buses, snow plowing, pothole repair and emergency radios …
Discussion: CNN and Talking Points Memo
Politico:
House GOP closing in on debt limit package  —  House Republicans are moving toward introducing a bill that would lift the debt limit until the first quarter of 2015, while patching the Medicare reimbursement rate for nine months and reversing recent changes to some military retirement benefits …
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Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:   The U.S. government is getting a new borrowing cap Friday …
 
 
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