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6:15 PM ET, February 11, 2014

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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why the Tea Party Is Folding on the Debt Limit  —  They were never irrational, just delusional  —  “You've got to know when to hold them and when to fold them”—thus spake Michele Bachmann in an interview with The Washington Post last week.  Bachmann is, of course, the high priestess of not knowing when to fold them.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Hullabaloo
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
House passes clean debt ceiling bill  —  Democrats, again, saved John Boehner.  —  After a frantic few days, the House voted 221-201 to lift the debt ceiling until March 2015, removing the threat of a default until well after the November midterm election.  The bill was supported by 193 Democrats and just 28 Republicans.
Politico:
Immigration groups turn to anger  —  Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans.  —  After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right.
Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
The GOP's Primal Fear of Primaries
Discussion: The Plum Line
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
GOP debt limit extortion is dead
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Post
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Why I'm Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare  —  Incompetence, politics, and delays frustrate advocates of health care reform.  —  It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act.  The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists …
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Wall Street Journal:
Another day, another lawless exemption, once again for business.
Humberto Sanchez / Roll Call:
Cruz Does Boehner No Favors
Discussion: New York Times and The Reaction
Joe Klein / TIME:
The Hillary Clinton Papers: Not Much There  —  In February of 1998, in the midst of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, I interviewed Diane Blair about her dear friend Hillary Clinton.  —  Blair was ill then, suffering from cancer, but she was vehement about two things: that Hillary was a dynamite friend-smart …
Discussion: American Spectator
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Ken Ward Jr / Charleston Gazette:
‘Significant’ coal slurry spill blackens Kanawha County creek  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State officials were trying this morning to contain a “significant spill” of coal slurry from a Patriot Coal processing facility in eastern Kanawha County.  —  Emergency officials said that the spill …
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ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Pipe Break At Coal Facility Contaminates West Virginia Waterway  —  A West Virginia coal slurry impoundment that collapsed in 2012.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection  —  A coal preparation facility spilled an unknown quantity of coal slurry …
Aljean Harmetz / New York Times:
Shirley Temple Black, Screen Darling, Dies at 85  —  Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached, died on Monday night at her home in Woodside, Calif. She was 85.
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Valerie J. Nelson / Los Angeles Times:
Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Eric M. Johnson / Reuters:
Shirley Temple Black, child star who became diplomat, dies at 85
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Left Fights Back  —  This weekend's massive protest in North Carolina shows that the GOP doesn't own morality.  —  I spent most of this past weekend answering two questions: “Why are you so interested in what happens in North Carolina?”  (Posed mainly by people not from North Carolina.)
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Bevin, McConnell and TARP  —  Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary, calls the 2008 federal bailout of banks and Wall Street giants “irresponsible” and says he would have opposed it as a senator.  —  Yet back in 2008, as an investment fund president …
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Yahoo! News:
Clarence Thomas: Society is overly sensitive about race  —  Americans today are too sensitive about race, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a gathering of college students in Florida on Tuesday.  —  Speaking at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thomas …
Natalie Villacorta / Politico:
Karl Rove hits Rand Paul for Bill Clinton bashing  —  Karl Rove took a shot at Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday for attacking Bill Clinton over his “predatory” behavior toward Monica Lewinsky, saying that it's not good strategy for running for president.  —  “Frankly, Rand Paul spending …
Sam Borden / New York Times:
American Lugers Annoyed by Group's Gay Rights Video  —  KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — There was a ripple of discontent over a gay rights issue at the Sochi Games on Tuesday, but it had nothing to do with Russia.  —  Several American doubles lugers said they were irritated …
Discussion: Gawker, Mediaite, Deadspin and Althouse
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Holder Urges States to Repeal Bans on Felons' Voting  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to millions of people.  —  The call was mostly symbolic …
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
What AOL's Tim Armstrong Got Right  —  Wonder why it's so hard to “bend the cost curve” in health care?  Look no further than the universal freakout over AOL Inc. chief executive officer Tim Armstrong's recent remarks.  —  For those who haven't been following along at home, a recap …
Jennifer Sullivan / The Seattle Times:
Inslee halts executions in state while he is governor  —  Gov. Jay Inslee this morning announced a moratorium on executions while he is in office: “During my term we will not be executing people.”  —  Gov. Jay Inslee is calling a moratorium on executions while he is governor.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Taegan Goddard's …
ThinkProgress:
Florida County Eliminates Minority-Heavy Polling Places  —  Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett (R)  —  On a party-line vote, a Florida county's Republican majority Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to eliminate almost one-third of Manatee County's voting sites.
Christine Clarridge / The Seattle Times:
Anti-abortion arsonist sought; accused of groping girl at store  —  Curtis Anton Beseda, who once served 12 years in federal prison for setting fire to abortion clinics in Western Washington, is accused of groping an 11-year-old girl at a Snohomish store.  —  The tips started coming in shortly …
Discussion: Liberaland and The Raw Story
Pew Social & Demographic Trends:
The Rising Cost of Not Going to College  —  Overview  —  For those who question the value of college in this era of soaring student debt and high unemployment, the attitudes and experiences of today's young adults—members of the so-called Millennial generation—provide a compelling answer.
 
 
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Christie in Chicago: Full-speed ahead
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