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8:10 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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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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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 …
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Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Hoyer predicts Democrats positioned to win back the House in 2014
Discussion: Liberaland
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
The Hillary Papers
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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New York Post:
Bridgegate probe to check Christie chopper rides
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
DOJ Disputes Report That Holder Will Resign
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Attorney General Formalizes “Broad” Federal Recognition Of Same-Sex Couples' Marriages
Discussion: Advocate
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: Politico, CNN, Firedoglake and The PJ Tatler
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: The Raw Story
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.
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 …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Chastened G.O.P. Tries to Foil Insurgents at Primary Level  —  WASHINGTON — Richard H. Black is a Republican state senator from the Northern Virginia suburbs who once sent plastic fetuses to his colleagues with a note attached: “Would you kill this child?”  He said a statue of Lincoln …
 
 
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Barry Yeoman / American Prospect:
A Mighty Shout in North Carolina
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: Hit & Run and Cafe Hayek
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Democrats pushing poetry over jobs?
Discussion: Hullabaloo and American Prospect
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Amid Christie Scandal, Buono Says Some Democrats Have 'Buyer's Remorse'
CNN:
Michael Smerconish Joins CNN
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Marc Caputo / MiamiHerald.com:
Hillary Clinton's Univision ties met with near-silence in media; ‘pay-to-play’ claim from GOP
Discussion: Hot Air
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
The B.D.S. Threat  —  LONDON — Secretary of State John Kerry …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Taylor Marsh
Examiner:
The shocking interrogation of Catherine Engelbrecht
Discussion: Power Line and Doug Ross
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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