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2:37 AM ET, February 1, 2011

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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Judge uses Obama's words against him  —  **FILE** President Obama talks about his health care plan, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H.(Associated Press)  —  In ruling against President Obama's health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama's own position …
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Kevin Sack / New York Times:
Federal Judge Rules Health Law Violates Constitution  —  A second federal judge ruled on Monday that it was unconstitutional for Congress to enact a health care law that requires Americans to obtain commercial insurance, evening the score at two-to-two in the lower courts as the conflicting opinions begin …
Ezra Klein:
What happens if conservatives succeed in undermining the ACA?  —  The legal theory currently in vogue in conservative circles holds that the Constitution's vision of “a central government with limited power” — to use Judge Vinson's phrase — permits the government to establish …
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Right Sphere
Stephanie Cutter / White House.gov Blog:
Judicial Activism and the Affordable Care Act  —  Today, a judge in Florida issued a decision in a case filed by 25 Republican Attorneys General and Governors striking down the Affordable Care Act.  This ruling is well out of the mainstream of judicial opinion.
Ezra Klein:
GOP judge rules against Affordable Care Act  —  Roger Vinson, the second Republican judge to rule on the constitutionality of the individual mandate, has, as expected, ruled against it.  More surprising is that he's decided that the presence of the mandate means the rest of the law must be overturned …
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
The Extreme Activism Of Judge Vinson  —  For most people, an “activist judge” is one whose opinions they don't agree with.  But Judge Vinson's ruling today — that the entire health care law must be voided because he found one provision unconstitutional — really meets an indisputable definition of “activist.”
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Yes, but what will Anthony Kennedy say?  —  As you've heard, a Florida judge has ruled that the individual mandate is unconstitutional, meaning that two GOP-appointed judges have reached that conclusion, versus two Dem-appointed judges who have concluded the opposite.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Tea Party Judge Roger Vinson ‘Borrows Heavily’ …
Discussion: Wonk Room
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Rep. Weiner ‘still pissed’ about public option
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ilya Shapiro / Cato @ Liberty:
Florida Ruling Requires Government to Stop Implementing Obamacare
Tom Brown / Reuters:
Judge strikes down healthcare reform law
N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
Judge strikes down entire new health-care law
Ariane De Vogue / ABCNEWS:
Unconstitutional: Judge Axes Health Reform Law Over ‘Individual Mandate’
Discussion: The Note and The Politico
Douglas Hamilton / Reuters:
Israel shocked by Obama's “betrayal” of Mubarak  —  (Reuters) - If Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak is toppled, Israel will lose one of its very few friends in a hostile neighborhood and President Barack Obama will bear a large share of the blame, Israeli pundits said on Monday.
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Michael Downey / World Policy Institute:
An Interview with the Brotherhood  —  Yesterday, Egypt's most influential opposition group — the officially banned but semi-tolerated Islamist party known as the Muslim Brotherhood — formally backed Mohamed ElBaradei, the secularist Nobel Laureate who has emerged as a leader …
Forex Crunch:
Muslim Brotherhood Wants War With Israel
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Bush Child, in a Break, Endorses Gay Marriage  —  The Bush dynasty is no stranger to generational conflict: father and son differed over deposing Saddam Hussein, raising taxes and the role of the United Nations.  —  Now it is father and daughter who find themselves at odds over a weighty issue.
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Bush daughter Barbara supports gay marriage
The Official Google Blog:
Some weekend work that will (hopefully) enable more Egyptians to be heard  —  Like many people we've been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground.  Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service …
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Huntsman to Step Down, Fueling Speculation About Presidential Bid
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and FrumForum
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Big Law Firm Takes Down Big Conservative Blogger  —  I'm late to this, but the story has not received a lot of coverage in the conservative blogosphere.  Paul Mirengoff of Power Line blog no longer is of Power Line blog.  —  Mirengoff is an attorney at Akin Gump, a big law firm …
Andrew Martin / New York Times:
Government's Dietary Advice: Eat Less  —  The latest nutrition guidelines released Monday by the federal government reiterate much of the advice from previous years: eat less salt and saturated fats, eat more fruits and vegetables and whole grains.  —  But there is a startling difference.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and SFist
Dean Baker / The Huffington Post:
Debts Should be Honored, Except When the Money Is Owed to Working People  —  This seems to be the lesson that our nation's leaders are trying to pound home to us.  According to the New York Times, members of Congress are secretly running around in closets and back alleys working up a law allowing states to declare bankruptcy.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Define Gender Gap?  Look Up Wikipedia's Contributor List  —  In 10 short years, Wikipedia has accomplished some remarkable goals.  More than 3.5 million articles in English?  Done.  More than 250 languages?  Sure.  —  But another number has proved to be an intractable obstacle …
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
Liberals and the Koch Brothers.  —  I don't begrudge liberals who want to protest the Koch Foundation, or who feel that it has undue influence on the conduct of politics.  But, for my part, I don't see the big deal.  Which is to say that this seems like a little much:
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Will Chris Matthews and MSNBC Spend Week Bashing Schumer's Branches of Government Gaffe?  —  As NewsBusters has been reporting, the folks at MSNBC last week - in particular Chris Matthews - spent a great deal of time attacking former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Helen Pow / NEWS.com.au:
Generation Y women losing ‘female’ skills such as cooking, ironing and sewing  —  OUT OF THE KITCHEN: Young women wielding cooking equipment is an increasingly rare sight.  — Gender roles now being forgotten  — Life too fast and busy for DIY skills  — Generation Y less able than others
 
 
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
2012 contenders invited to New Hampshire for conservative summit
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Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller:
Barrasso makes first move in Senate to stop EPA
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Conflict of interests for ranking Democrat on House Ethics Committee
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and Moe Lane
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: Breitbart updates the Pigford story; Update: Video fixed
Discussion: HillBuzz.org and RedState
Wall Street Journal:
Judge's Ruling Is Setback to Health Law
Discussion: Doug Ross and Fox News
Aaron Blake / The Fix:
RNC is $23 million in debt
Frank Newport / Gallup:
No SOTU Bump for Obama, but Approval Remains Higher
Discussion: Hot Air
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Harry Reid Takes Social Security ‘Off The Table’ (VIDEO)
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Shocker: Evan Bayh To K Street
Discussion: Yglesias, Weigel and Paul Krugman
Clout St:
Mayoral candidate Watkins demands Moseley Braun apologize for ‘crack’ accusation
Discussion: Mediaite
Ken Dilanian / Los Angeles Times:
FBI involved in hundreds of violations in national security investigations
Discussion: Politics Daily, SpyTalk and Shakesville
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
Republicans Promise Scott Brown Challenge
Discussion: FrumForum and The Caucus
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Was Spying On Us In The Pledge?