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New York Times:
Congress, Unhinged on Immigration  —  It was a remarkable two days of legislative dysfunction, even for congressional Republicans, who have been pushing the limits of unhinged governance.  —  The House speaker, John Boehner, tried on Thursday to pass a bill dealing with the crisis …
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New York Times:
Congress Off for the Exits, but Few Cheer
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Liberaland
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
An upending of reason in the House
Discussion: Capitol Report
Reuters:
U.S. House passes border-security funding bill to speed deportations
Discussion: Right Wing News
John Parkinson / ABC News:
Pelosi Chases Republican Tom Marino Across House Chamber  —  In an unusual breach of decorum, even for the divided Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chased Rep. Tom Marino across the House floor, taking offense at comments by the Pennsylvania Republican during debate on the border funding bill Friday night.
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Scott Johnson / Power Line:
The wrath of Pelosi, the cool of Marino
Rep. Tom Marino / Fox News:
Pelosi confronts GOP congressman in rancorous House debate
John Marzulli / NY Daily News:
Naked Brooklyn woman dragged from apartment, left topless in hallway for minutes by NYPD officers who say she beat 12-year-old daughter — SEE THE VIDEO  —  Denise Stewart, 48, opened her Brownsville apartment door to NYPD officers, who heard shouting coming from inside the home, police said.
The Huffington Post:
Barney Frank ‘Appalled’ By Obama Administration: ‘They Just Lied To People’  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made a major political mistake by lying about the details of his health care plan, according to former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.).
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
NETANYAHU TO US: DON'T SECOND GUESS ME ON HAMAS  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.  —  Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu …
Karoli / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Sovereign Citizens Now Considered Top Terrorist Threat In United States  —  Forget Islamic extremists!  A consortium of law enforcement agencies ranks sovereign citizens as the highest national security threat.  —  A consortium of law enforcement intelligence agencies has ranked various terrorist threats …
Wall Street Journal:
The GOP's Border Spectacle  —  The party melts down one more time over immigration.
Discussion: Business Insider
Brent Johnson / New Jersey Online:
Christie bridge scandal: Governor says he 'can't remember' aide's texts  —  PARSIPPANY — Gov. Chris Christie today said he doesn't recall receiving a text message from a top aide in December as talk of the controversial lane closings at the George Washington Bridge intensified.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Nathan Thrall / London Review of Books:
Hamas's Chances  —  The current war in Gaza was not one Israel or Hamas sought.  But both had no doubt that a new confrontation would come.  The 21 November 2012 ceasefire that ended an eight-day-long exchange of Gazan rocket fire and Israeli aerial bombardment was never implemented.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dave McKinney / Chicago Sun Times:
Bruce Rauner channeled part of fortune to Cayman Islands  —  SPRINGFIELD — Multimillionaire Republican Bruce Rauner has channeled at least part of his fortune into the Cayman Islands, a Caribbean paradise long criticized as a tax haven for American investors, the Chicago Sun-Times has confirmed.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jeff Greenfield / The Daily Beast:
The Coming Democratic Midterm Collapse  —  History tells us the “six-year itch” is a very real thing, and there's little Obama's Democrats can do to stave off a big loss this November.  —  Time has been cruel to many once-revered political assertions.  No, all politics is not local.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF to complete destruction of Hamas tunnels by Sunday; Troops begin withdrawal  —  ANALYSIS: In two weeks, IDF destroyed tunnel network which took Hamas five years to build; Army discovers motorcycles in some tunnels, earmarked by Hamas for rapid raids into Israel.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Jetta Fraser / Toledo Blade:
State of emergency declared in Lucas County after toxins found in Toledo water  —  Microcystin found in samples; boiling not recommended  —  A state of emergency was declared today in Lucas County and the greater Toledo area after tests at the Collins Park water-treatment plant in East Toledo produced two toxin sample readings.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Raw Story
 
 
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Sherrod Brown is the odd man out with Democrats
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