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9:50 AM ET, February 13, 2014

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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
‘Vote No, Hope Yes’ Defines Dysfunction in Congress  —  WASHINGTON — After the shutdown, the filibusters and years of stalled bills, it was the actual passage of legislation this week that revealed the true depth of congressional dysfunction.  —  The House vote to raise the debt limit …
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
GOP leaders help Senate pass large increase in debt limit
Michele Richinick / msnbc.com:
Ted Cruz threatens filibuster on debt-limit bill
Discussion: PoliticusUSA, Politico and News Desk
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:   An Act of Surrender May Strengthen Boehner's Control
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Bevin Links KY Judge Behind Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To McConnell
David Gelles / DealBook:
Comcast Set to Acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion  —  Comcast will announce a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal worth more than $45 billion that will unite the biggest and second largest cable television operators in the country, according to people briefed on the matter.
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David Faber / CNBC:
Comcast set to buy Time Warner Cable in all-stock deal  —  Comcast has reached an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable in all-stock transaction worth roughly $159 a share, according to people close to the deal.  —  The new company, created by the $44 billion purchase …
Discussion: Gigaom, Deadline.com and Mediaite
Comcast Press Releases:
TO MERGE WITH COMCAST CORPORATION TO CREATE A WORLD-CLASS TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA COMPANY  —  Strategic Combination Will Accelerate Delivery of Comcast's Technologically Advanced Products and Services to Time Warner Cable's Customers  —  Transaction Creates Multiple Pro-Consumer and Pro-Competitive Benefits …
Bloomberg:
Comcast Said to Agree to $44 Billion Time Warner Cable Deal  —  Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) for about $44 billion, combining the largest two U.S. cable companies in an all-stock deal, according to four people familiar with matter.
The Hill:
Before O-Care debacle, Sebelius made many trips to White House  —  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in frequent contact with President Obama and senior White House aides before the disastrous launch of the federal ObamaCare exchange last year.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:   Karl Rove: Behind the White House's Health-Law Dodges
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:   Is Washington working again? Um ...
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  February 13, 2014 - Cuomo Thumps Trump, Astorino In New York Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Clinton Runs Better Against Christie In 2016 Race  —  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a 63 - 28 percent job approval rating, higher than the current scores for any governor …
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Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Trump Stops Short of Entering the Race for Governor  —  In the end, the Donald did not.  —  Amid a buzz of anticipation, Donald Trump once again flirted with a run for governor on Wednesday night, but stopped short of committing his money, time and oversize personality to stopping the re-election hopes of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
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Robert McClendon / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Live coverage: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty on 20 charges
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite and Hinterland Gazette
Associated Press:   Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Vulnerable Dems want IRS to step up  —  Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races.  —  In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal …
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Art Swift / Gallup:
Americans' Views of Russia, Putin Are Worst in Years  —  Clear majority view the Russian president and his nation unfavorably  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — As host nation Russia dominates the world stage at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Americans clearly do not think highly of the country or its president, Vladimir Putin.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics and Politico
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Gay Republican Candidate's Ad Poses Test for Party  —  Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, and he would be at least the third to serve in the House if he wins.  But Mr. DeMaio on Thursday will take a step that none of them has …
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Bill de Blasio lifts the left  —  On great matters of income inequality and social justice for what is called the 99 percent, a new star is born from the streets of New York, who has lifted the spirits of progressives everywhere.  The election of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City creates …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Rand Paul and Ken Cuccinelli accused of stealing NSA lawsuit  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been caught using purloined passages in several of his speeches.  Now the aspiring presidential candidate stands accused of filing a lawsuit stolen from its author.  —  Since December …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama taps Kennedy widow for postal board  —  President Obama has nominated the widow of former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) to serve on the U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors.  —  The White House announced Obama's intention to nominate Vicki Kennedy in a statement Wednesday night.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Secularist Menace  —  Maybe I just travel in different circles from my old buddy Damon Linker.  But as a Man of the Left who is also a Christian, I just don't see the “broader, troubling trans-Atlantic trend of secular liberalism steamrolling competing, non-liberal visions of the good” that he laments at The Week.
Discussion: The Week and Booman Tribune
New York Times:
Sid Caesar, Comedian of Comedians From TV's Early Days, Dies at 91  —  Sid Caesar, a comedic force of nature who became one of television's first stars in the early 1950s and influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, died on Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91.
Discussion: Joe. My. God., BBC and The Talking Dog
BBC:
Venezuela protests end in violence  —  At least three people were shot dead as violence erupted during anti-government protests in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, on Wednesday.  —  The violence broke out after some 10,000 demonstrators had gone home following a mainly peaceful rally.
Discussion: National Review and The PJ Tatler
 
 
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