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Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Senators Warned of Terrorist Attack on U.S. by July  —  WASHINGTON — The threat of a crippling attack on computer and telecommunications networks is growing, America's top intelligence official told lawmakers on Tuesday, as an increasingly sophisticated group of enemies has “severely threatened” …
CBS News:
CIA Chief: Al Qaeda Poised to Attack U.S.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Sarah Palin / USA Today:
Why I'm speaking at Tea Party convention  —  Later this week I'll head to Nashville, where I'll have the honor of speaking with members of the Tea Party movement.  I look forward to meeting many Americans who share a commitment to limited government, common sense and personal responsibility.
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Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog:
Fox to air Palin's Tea Party address
Discussion: GOP 12 and Conservatives4Palin.com
Newsdesk / Clout St:
Quinn declares victory but Hynes won't concede in Democratic governor's race  —  Posted by Rick Pearson, David Heinzmann, Monique Garcia, Michelle Manchir and Jared Hopkins at 6:53 p.m.; last updated at 12:35 a.m.  —  The races for governor went down to the wire tonight with razor-thin margins separating …
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Newsdesk / Clout St:
Illinois primary election continues with vote counting, possible recounts  —  Turns out Illinois' fast-moving primary isn't over yet.  —  While Chicago Ald.  Toni Preckwinkle won decisively over Cook County Board President Todd Stroger Tuesday night, things were much tighter in both races for governor.
Newsdesk / Clout St:
Little-known pawn broker could be Democratic lieutenant governor nominee
Discussion: The Capitol Fax Blog
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Govs. enter stormy election season
Discussion: The Page
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama responds to Reid about Las Vegas remarks  —  President Barack Obama on Tuesday responded to criticism from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) regarding comments he made that Reid deemed derisive of Las Vegas.  —  In a letter to addressed “Dear Harry,” Obama said he …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama takes another dig at Las Vegas  —  President Barack Obama on Tuesday took another dig at Las Vegas at his New Hampshire town hall Tuesday after similar remarks got him into hot water last year.  —  Obama said that people should now “blow a bunch of cash in Vegas” during a tough recession.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Reid: Senate can't pass reconciliation first, decision hopefully by next week
New York Times:
Obama Acts to Engage G.O.P., Testing Party's Intentions  —  WASHINGTON — Emboldened by the response to President Obama's face-off with House Republicans last week, the White House is intensifying its push to engage Congressional Republicans in policy negotiations as a way to share the burden …
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Chicago Sun Times:
Giannoulias declares victory in Democratic Senate race  —  Says Kirk's days in Washington are over  —  State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias beat back a strong challenge from former City Inspector General David Hoffman for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate from Illinois — the former seat of President Obama.
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Newsdesk / Clout St:
Giannoulias, Kirk declare victory in U.S. Senate primaries
Sunny Hundal / Guardian:
Our licence fees pay for climate denial  —  The BBC spouts rightwing bias while ignoring environmental science.  So why not give other conspiracies a platform too?  —  After watching last night's Newsnight, I can only come to one conclusion: the BBC has become this country's …
Discussion: EU Referendum and Left Coast Rebel
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Brian A. Howey / howeypolitics.com:
Former Sen. Coats to Challenge Sen. Bayh  —  INDIANAPOLIS - Informed and reliable sources are telling Howey Politics Indiana that former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats will announce Wednesday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh.  —  The source, former aide Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Conservative Blogger Faces Criticism Over Protege … text sizeAAA  —  The conservative online news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart is, for the moment, doing little to dispel stereotypes about bloggers.  During a recent visit to his home on the west side of Los Angeles, Breitbart, 41, is working from his own basement.
Discussion: Instapundit and protein wisdom
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
No Help in Sight, More Homeowners Walk Away  —  In 2006, Benjamin Koellmann bought a condominium in Miami Beach.  By his calculation, it will be about the year 2025 before he can sell his modest home for what he paid.  Or maybe 2040.  —  “People like me are beginning to feel like suckers,” Mr. Koellmann said.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Left-right want Obama ‘question time’  —  A politically diverse group of bloggers, commentators, techies and politicos on Wednesday will launch an online campaign, Demand Question Time, urging President Barack Obama and GOP congressional leaders to hold regular, televised conversations …
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'  —  Three years ago, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was pretty clear about his stand on the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy.  —  A former war hero, McCain said he would support ending the ban once the military's top brass told him that they agreed with the change.
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Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
AIG plans to pay $100 million in another round of bonuses  —  American International Group plans Wednesday to pay another round of employee bonuses, worth about $100 million, said several people familiar with the matter, a year after similar payments at the bailed-out insurance giant infuriated many Americans and inflamed Washington.
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Christina Bellantoni / TPM LiveWire:
White House Gets Reuters To Pull Budget Story  —  Obama administration aides appealed to the Reuters White House reporting team to kill a story by another reporter of the news service that suggested the president's new budget blueprint included “backdoor” tax hikes.
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Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
Traitors to the Cause — By: Mark Steyn  —  Twenty-four hours ago, I wrote here that the Warmergate scandal is also a media scandal.  Chris Wood, of something called “the Canadian Journalism Project,” agrees: … But, in his case, the journalistic scandal is that I and a tiny proportion …
Discussion: Jay Currie and Pundit & Pundette
Felix Gillette / New York Observer:
D-Day at CBS News  —  On the evening of Monday, Feb. 1, Katie Couric, anchor of the CBS Evening News, was wearing red.  For the next half-hour, she tore through the headlines.  There were allegations of bigotry among the federal air marshals in the U.S., an American church group accused …
Ronald Bailey / Hit & Run:
Climategate Update 1: The China Syndrome*  —  Climategate just gets more interesting all the time doesn't it?  The Guardian is reporting that the Climatic Research Unit (the U.K. research group at the center of the Climategate affair) has somehow lost critical temperature data again …
Discussion: Guardian, YID With LID and QandO
 
 
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