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9:55 AM ET, February 21, 2014

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Art Swift / Gallup:
Hillary Clinton Maintains Positive Image in U.S.  —  American public's opinion of Vice President Joe Biden is mixed  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — A clear majority of Americans, 59%, still view Hillary Clinton favorably a year after she left her post as secretary of state.
Discussion: Politico and Real Clear Politics
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Dana Davidsen / CNN:
McCain: If election were tomorrow, Clinton would be president
Discussion: Politico and Talking Points Memo
WJHL-TV:
Bachmann has confidence tea party can best Clinton in 2016
Natalie Villacorta / Politico:   Michele Bachmann: U.S. not ready for female president
Jon Terbush / The Week:
Obama is done even pretending to work with Republicans  —  If you can't beat 'em, ignore 'em  —  P  —  resident Obama is going solo.  —  Having seen his ambitious agenda run aground against Republican recalcitrance, Obama is pivoting to a more unilateral approach to achieve his goals.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
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Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
Budget drops lower benefits, adds $56B in spending
Discussion: Washington Post
Brian Beutler / Salon:
GOP's Social Security disaster: Conservatives just lost their chance to cut benefits
Discussion: Eschaton
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Has Anyone in America Actually Been Harmed by Obamacare?  —  I'm beginning to think there's not actually a single person in America who's been harmed by Obamacare.  I know that seems unlikely, but take a look at the latest AFP ad pounding Obamacare.  It features Julie Boonstra …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Liberaland
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Glenn Kessler / The Fact Checker:
A hard-hitting anti-Obamacare ad makes a claim that doesn't add up
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The myth of ‘settled science’  —  Irepeat: I'm not a global warming believer.  I'm not a global warming denier.  I've long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly …
The Hill:
Boehner: I'd rather kill myself than raise the minimum wage  —  Speaker John Boehner is so against raising the minimum wage that he once said he would rather commit suicide than vote for a “clean” increase.  —  The Ohio Republican and son of a barkeep has repeatedly opposed federally mandated hike increases …
Discussion: The Plum Line and ABC News
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
John Boehner just bought a condo in Florida. Hello, retirement?
Discussion: OpenSecrets.org and OnPolitics
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
The First Lady Did A Sketch With Jimmy Fallon And Will Ferrell In Drag (VIDEO)  —  First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on “The Tonight Show” on Thursday with newly minted host Jimmy Fallon.  The two eventually discussed Obamacare and the first lady's “Let's Move” campaign …
Discussion: Mediaite and Weekly Standard
Washington Post:
Negotiators reach deal to end Ukraine crisis  —  The Post's Will Englund gives a first-person account of what it's like on the ground for protesters and citizens in Kiev.  (The Washington Post)  —  KIEV, Ukraine — A deal designed to end Ukraine's long-running crisis was reached Friday …
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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
‘House of Cards’ threatens to leave if Maryland comes up short on tax credits  —  A few weeks before Season 2 of “House of Cards” debuted online, the show's production company sent Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley a letter with this warning: Give us millions more dollars in tax credits, or we will …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Hot Air and Mediaite
Andrew Shain / The State:
SC colleges under fire about book, course choices  —  Some S.C. public colleges are coming under fire for the books they assign students and whether they follow a state law requiring instruction on the U.S. founding documents.  —  S.C. House budget writers voted Wednesday to take away nearly $70,000 …
Discussion: GovBeat and Taegan Goddard's …
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Democrats' Best Weapon for Midterms: Fear of a Red Senate  —  Control of the Senate depends on turnout in November.  Democrats need to tap what scares their base most: fear of an unrestrained GOP.  —  We've known for a long time now that the Democrats have a lot of Senate seats to defend …
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
McCain: Obama the ‘most naive president’  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday called President Obama “the most naïve president in history” because of his foreign policy tactics.  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin “played us so incredibly,” McCain said on a Phoenix radio station.
Discussion: Mediaite
Kolten Parker / MySanAntonio.com:
Ted Cruz-signed ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ goes for $1,000 in San Antonio  —  SAN ANTONIO — An 8-year-old San Antonio girl is the proud new owner of a $1,000 Ted Cruz-signed copy of “Green Eggs and Ham.”  —  The Bexar County Republican Party auctioned three copies of the Dr. Seuss classic signed …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Bombshell ‘American Idol’ Lawsuit Claims Sony Stiffs Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson (Exclusive)  —  The legal claims from the company behind the hit reality TV show, seeking at least $10 million in damages, could ignite new controversies over whether recording artists are getting a proper share of digital income.
Adam Harrington / CBS New York:
CBS 2 Exclusive: De Blasio's Caravan Caught Speeding, Violating Traffic Laws  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an aggressive plan to prevent traffic deaths, CBS 2 cameras caught the driver of a car carrying the mayor violating a number of traffic laws.
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Strassel: Another Misguided Cruz Missile  —  Ted Cruz is aiming for Mitch McConnell, but he may blow up the GOP's chances for a Senate majority in November.  —  A rump band of Beltway conservatives has seen the enemy and it is not Harry Reid.  It is Mitch McConnell, whose scalp …
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Oregon Joins Five States in Refusing to Defend Gay-Marriage Ban  —  Oregon's attorney general said she won't defend her state's ban on same-sex marriage, joining other top law enforcement officials in refusing to fight challenges to similar prohibitions in five other states.
Fox News:
Why the FCC should keep its nose out of TV newsrooms  —  What on earth is the FCC thinking?  —  The last thing we need is the government mucking around with news content.  —  The title of this Big Brother-ish effort by the Federal Communications Commission sounds innocuous enough: “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs.”
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Wheeler: FCC Won't Regulate Journalist's Speech
Discussion: Examiner, Right Wing Watch and Poynter
Tova Dvorin / Arutz Sheva:
US Framework to Demand that PA Recognize Israel as Jewish State  —  US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro declared Friday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be obligated to recognize Israel as a Jewish state under the US framework agreement - despite the PA's ongoing defiance over the issue.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Israpundit
 
 
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CBS News:
American flags made in China now banned in U.S. military
Discussion: Mediaite and Fox News
Luke Harding / Guardian:
Writing The Snowden Files: ‘The paragraph began to self-delete’
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Tenn. official ‘threatened’ blacks with skin ‘trophy’ he saved from 1896 lynching
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Booman Tribune
Adam Bryant / New York Times:
Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role
Discussion: VodkaPundit, Digits and The Verge
Del Quentin Wilber / Bloomberg:
Record U.S. Gun Production as Obama ‘Demonized’ on Issue
J. Max Robins / Forbes:
Bill Maher: Still Politically Incorrect And Conservative About His Brand
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Rick Perry has ‘problems’ with Ted Nugent
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