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7:15 PM ET, February 10, 2014

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Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Welcome to The Intercept  —  We are very excited to welcome everyone to The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media (FLM).  The Intercept, which the three of us created, is the first of what will be numerous digital magazines published by FLM.  —  As soon as we resolved to build The Intercept …
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Jeremy Scahill / The Intercept:
The NSA's Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program  —  The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes - an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.
Washington Post:
White House delays health insurance mandate for medium-sized employers until 2016  —  The Obama administration announced Monday it would give medium-sized employers an extra year, until 2016, before they must offer health insurance to their full-time workers.
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Bloomberg:
Small Businesses Get Further Delay for Obamacare Coverage  —  Employers with fewer than 100 workers won't have to provide health insurance until 2016 under Obamacare, as the administration said it would again delay a key requirement of the health law.  —  Larger firms have to cover …
Sarah Kliff / Wonkblog:
The White House is relaxing the employer mandate again
Discussion: Power Line and Daily Kos
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Correction: Scott Walker Didn't Say He Voted For Reagan  —  Last month, I did an interview with Scott Walker.  Here's an excerpt from that interview which seemed insignificant at the time that has gotten a lot of attention from liberal blogs today.  I remember, I was a teenager …
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Zach Wisniewski / Blogging Blue:
Why did Gov. Scott Walker lie about voting for Reagan?  —  As noted by James Rowen at The Political Environment, Gov. Scott Walker has once again demonstrated his tenuous relationship with the truth.  In an interview with a right-wing blog Gov. Walker noted how he voted for Ronald Reagan for president (emphasis added).
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Scott Walker Says He Voted For Reagan — But He Wasn't Old Enough  —  During an interview with Right Wing News last month Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) reminisced about conservative darling Ronald Reagan and made an interesting claim.  —  “I remember, I was a teenager …
Discussion: Gawker, Mediaite and Roger Ailes
Duraid Adnan / New York Times:
Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils  —  BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said.
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Reince Priebus: ‘Truckload’ against Hillary Clinton  —  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Monday that when it comes to Hillary Clinton, Republicans will have a “truckload” of material to use against her, and it's all fair game.  —  Priebus said recent …
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
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Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
The Hillary Papers  —  On May 12, 1992, Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake, top pollsters for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign, issued a confidential memo.  The memo's subject was “Research on Hillary Clinton.”  —  Voters admired the strength of the Arkansas first couple, the pollsters wrote.
Marc Caputo / MiamiHerald.com:
Hillary Clinton's Univision ties met with near-silence in media; ‘pay-to-play’ claim from GOP
Discussion: Hot Air
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
HOLDER V. ROBERTS … - ARCHIVE - OLYMPICS - PHOTO BOOTH - DAILY SHOUTS - DAILY COMMENT - AMY DAVIDSON - JOHN CASSIDY - ANDY BOROWITZ - SHOP
Discussion: News Desk and The Huffington Post
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Attorney General Formalizes “Broad” Federal Recognition Of Same-Sex Couples' Marriages
Discussion: Advocate
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
DOJ Disputes Report That Holder Will Resign
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Amid Christie Scandal, Buono Says Some Democrats Have 'Buyer's Remorse'  —  METUCHEN, N.J. — The former campaign workers who partied at the home of Barbara Buono this month were “just jubilant.”  The people she bumps into on the street “are just happier to greet me.”
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New York Post:
Bridgegate probe to check Christie chopper rides
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Shawn Boburg / NorthJersey.com:
Lawyers for Christie administration seeking documents, interview with Hoboken mayor
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Liberaland
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Joe Scarborough believed to be taking idea of 2016 presidential bid seriously  —  Sources close to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough think he is seriously considering the prospect of leaving morning television to run for president in 2016.  —  Last week, Scarborough was all smiles …
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Brandon Wade / The Atlantic Online:
The NFL Will Never Be ‘Ready’ for an Openly Gay Player  —  It doesn't matter whether the NFL wants to accept an openly gay player like Missouri defensive end Michael Sam.  He's arrived, and the league will have to adjust accordingly.  —  NFL prospect Michael Sam announced on Sunday that he was gay.
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Sports Illustrated:
How will news that Michael Sam is gay affect his NFL draft stock?
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Obamacare's $70 billion pay cut  —  In his State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to “give America a raise.”  Well, it turns out that Obama is giving America a $70 billion annual pay cut, courtesy of Obamacare.  —  That is the overlooked nugget in the new Congressional …
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  February 10, 2014 - Legalized Marijuana Hurts Colorado's Image, Slim Majority Tells Quinnipiac University Poll; Only 10% Say They've Used Marijuana Since Legalization  —  Legalization of marijuana for recreational use is bad for the state's image, Colorado voters say 51 …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Politico, CNN and The PJ Tatler
Dodai Stewart / Jezebel:
French Media Convinced Beyoncé and President Obama Are Having Affair  —  Today in WHAT?????!!!!, a French photographer named Pascal Rostain claims that the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, is embroiled in a love affair with internationally famous pop star Beyoncé.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
GOP Rep.: Give Our Nominees 'Duct Tape to Put Over Their Mouths So They Don't Say Stupid Things'  —  Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event on Monday about conservative alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) told the audience that among the ways in which the GOP …
Discussion: Liberaland and The Raw Story
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Rand Paul Struggles To Explain Why He's Supporting McConnell (AUDIO)  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is embarrassed to be supporting Mitch McConnell for re-election, and he can barely hide it.  —  In a radio interview posted to YouTube on Saturday, the conservative freshman was asked …
 
 
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Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times:
Patty Murray to seek fifth Senate term in 2016
Discussion: Politico, Post Politics and OnPolitics
Ryan Cooper / The Plum Line:
Should progressives support tax cuts as economic stimulus?
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
An economic school has led to gridlock in Washington
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Democrats pushing poetry over jobs?
Discussion: American Prospect and Hullabaloo
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Inside a Mental Hospital Called Jail
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CNN:
Michael Smerconish Joins CNN
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
The B.D.S. Threat  —  LONDON — Secretary of State John Kerry …
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It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert
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Examiner:
The shocking interrogation of Catherine Engelbrecht
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Weekly Standard:
A Winning Alternative to Obamacare
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Writing Off the Unemployed
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid again eyes Senate rulebook
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