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7:45 PM ET, February 8, 2015

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Christopher Booker / Telegraph:
The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever  —  New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming  —  When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Inside the Global Warming Scandal  —  We have written many times about the fact that the scientific agencies which are keepers of the world's historical temperature data are all, or nearly all, under the control of warmists.  These warmists have systematically altered historic temperature records …
CNNMoney:
Brian Williams won't keep his date with David Letterman  —  Brian Williams is backing out of his scheduled appearance on CBS's “Late Show with David Letterman,” citing the uncertainty about when he'll be back at his anchor desk.  —  The “NBC Nightly News” anchor is at the center …
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Kyle Smith / New York Post:
We shouldn't believe Williams' lie was an innocent mistake  —  Brian Williams did it all for the soldiers, you see.  His chopper whoppers were patriotic acts.  “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran,” he explained.  —  In a similar vein, ­Anthony Weiner's sext­ing …
Maggie Steenland / press.nbcnews.com:
A Personal Note from Brian Williams
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Fox's Wallace to Ben Carson: After Vaccine Debate, Is GOP the Science Denialism Party?  —  After a week in which vaccinations suddenly exploded from a bipartisan fringe hobby to a wedge issue for the GOP 2016 class, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked Dr. Ben Carson …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Chris Wallace / Fox News:
President Obama's ISIS strategy falling short?  Plus, Dr. Ben Carson on measles outbreak, vaccines  —  Special Guests: Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Dr. Ben Carson, Manny Pacquiao  —  This is a rush transcript from “Fox News Sunday,” February 8, 2015.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
THV11.com:
Lawmaker sorry for saying having child from rape is ‘beautiful’  —  A West Virginia lawmaker has apologized for saying that while rape is awful, a child that results from a rape is beautiful.  —  The comment from state Rep. Brian Kurcaba was made Thursday when members of the West Virginia House …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Heather / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
WV Republican ‘Apologizes’ For Saying Having Child From Rape Is ‘Beautiful’  —  Does anyone think he's actually “sorry” about what he said or just sorry about the backlash he's received?  —  Lawmaker sorry for saying having child from rape is ‘beautiful’:
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Nick Hanauer / The Atlantic Online:
Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy  —  Traders work in a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, July 3, 2012.  (Richard Drew/AP)  —  President Obama should be lauded for using his State of the Union address to champion policies that would benefit …
Discussion: The Mahablog
Randall Roberts / Los Angeles Times:
Grammys 2015: Transcript of Bob Dylan's MusiCares Person of Year speech  —  Bob Dylan was honored by MusiCares, the charity organization that aids musicians in need, at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday night.  After performances by artists including Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow …
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Economic Plan Is a Quandary for Hillary Clinton's Campaign  —  With advice from more than 200 policy experts, Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to answer what has emerged as a central question of her early presidential campaign strategy: how to address the anger about income inequality without overly vilifying the wealthy.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Eschaton
Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: What Happens If Homeland Security Shuts Down?  —  Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency's annual funding bill.  Without action by Feb. 27, the department's budget will shut off.
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
The Dangers of Vaccine Denial
Kent Faulk / al.com:
Alabama probate judges refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples could face sanctions
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Declares How Many Women Should Sit On SCOTUS (VIDEO)
Discussion: Althouse
Townhall.com:
Obama's Failed Presidency
Discussion: Moe Lane and National Review
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
A Game of Chicken  —  On Wednesday, the European Central Bank announced …
Anomaly / FreakOutNation:
Texas NRA Leader: Allow Corporal Punishment In Schools So I Don't Have To Shoot Kids Later
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Raw Story
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Netanyahu Opponent: His Speech to Congress ‘Endangers’ Israel's Security
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
White House defends Prayer Breakfast remarks about the Crusades
Discussion: BREITBART.COM and Hot Air