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12:00 AM ET, February 11, 2014

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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  —  The Treasury Department on Monday rolled out more tweaks to the health-care law's requirement that all large employers—those with 50 or more workers—provide insurance coverage to their workers.  This is the part of Obamacare …
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Hoyer predicts Democrats positioned to win back the House in 2014  —  Washington (CNN) - The second ranking House Democrat predicted his party was in good position to retake control of the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterm election.  —  House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer pointed …
Discussion: Liberaland and Politico
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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 …
CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for February 10, 2014
Discussion: Politico, TBO.com and The Root
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: ABC News and Talking Points Memo
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Democrats Have Christie 'Buyer's Remorse,' Buono Says
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
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.
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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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama: ‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’  —  President Obama “quipped” today during a visit to Monticello with the French president, “That's the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”  —  Via the pool report: … The comment came around the time the White House announced …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
DOJ Disputes Report That Holder Will Resign  —  This post has been updated.  —  The New Yorker reported that U.S. attorney general Eric Holder plans to step down this year, but the U.S. Justice Department is pushing back on that report.  —  In a feature story for the magazine's Feb. 17 issue …
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Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
HOLDER V. ROBERTS
Discussion: News Desk and The Huffington Post
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Attorney General Formalizes “Broad” Federal Recognition Of Same-Sex Couples' Marriages
Discussion: Advocate
Adam Goldman / Washington Post:
Video shows U.S. abduction of accused al-Qaeda terrorist on trial for embassy bombings  —  After dawn prayers Oct. 5, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, a wanted al-Qaeda terrorism suspect, returned to his family's home in Tripoli, Libya.  —  He stopped his car in front of the house …
CNN:
Zoo official on Marius the giraffe: Conservation isn't always clean  —  (CNN) — Outrage over the recent killing of a healthy giraffe at a Danish zoo misses a crucial point, an official argued.  —  “Conservation is not always simple.  It's not always clean,” said Lesley Dickie …
Doug Elmendorf / CBO's Publications:
Frequently Asked Questions About CBO's Estimates of the Labor Market Effects of the Affordable Care Act  —  Last week CBO released its latest report on the outlook for the budget and the economy; we also released a companion report that takes a closer look at the slow recovery of the labor market.
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 …
Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times:
Patty Murray to seek fifth Senate term in 2016  —  The state's most powerful Democrat in D.C. will run for re-election even if Democrats lose control of the U.S. Senate in this fall's election.  —  It may be early, but U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is leaving no doubts as to her plans to seek a fifth term in 2016.
Discussion: Post Politics, OnPolitics and Politico
 
 
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Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Chuck Schumer: No Urgency on Immigration
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Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Inside a Mental Hospital Called Jail
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Scott Brown: Will he or won't he run for Senate in New Hampshire?
Discussion: Roll Call and OnPolitics
CNN:
Michael Smerconish Joins CNN
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Writing Off the Unemployed
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid again eyes Senate rulebook
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