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10:45 PM ET, February 1, 2011

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Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama Urges Mubarak Not to Run Again  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama has told the embattled president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, that he should not run for another term in elections in the fall, effectively withdrawing American support for its closest Arab ally, according to American diplomats in Cairo and Washington.
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Mubarak Says He Will Not Run for Presidency Again  —  Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Tuesday he would not leave Egypt although he would step down from the presidency at the end of his term, due to end when the country holds a presidential election in September.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Obama presses Mubarak to move ‘now’  —  President Obama, clearly frustrated by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's intention to retain his hold on power until elections later this year, said Tuesday evening that he has told Mubarak that a transition to representative government “must begin now.”
Stellaa / Sarthanapalos:
A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt  —  The past few days I have heard so many stupid things from friends, blogs, pundits, correspondents, politicians, experts, writers that I want to pull my hair.  So, I will not beat around the bush, I will be really blunt and give you a handy list …
Discussion: Guardian, AOL News and Shakesville
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
How They're Attacking Obama  —  Matt Yglesias takes …
Discussion: driftglass and Jay Bookman
John Kerry / New York Times:
Allying Ourselves With the Next Egypt
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Quest for Dignity  —  I wonder if sometime around 50 years ago …
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and POMED
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama calls for transition in Egypt to begin immediately
Discussion: The Politico and Hot Air
Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
Obama to Mubarak: Transition ‘Must Begin Now’ (Transcript)
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Reuters:
Protesters defiant after Mubarak speech
Daniel Larison / Eunomia:
The Democracy Promotion Fetish
David Perel / The Huffington Post:
Technology & Psychology: The Never-Before-Revealed Details of Why John Edwards Finally Confessed to Affair  —  It took two years, thousands of man hours and a cross-country chase to catch John Edwards cheating.  —  That was the easy part.  —  Even after gathering and publishing overwhelming proof …
Discussion: USA Today, Cheap Talk and msnbc.com
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Sen. Webb raises $12K in final quarter of 2010
USA Today:
Sen. Webb's fundraising raises question about 2012 bid
David Catanese / The Politico:
Jim Webb's 12,000 tea leaves
Discussion: Hotline On Call and USA Today
John Hudson / Los Angeles Times:
Rachel Maddow and NBC Struggle With Satire  —  WASHINGTON, DC - The Internet's finest satirists hooked a big fish in the media world last night.  In an embarrassing segment on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow slammed conservatives for attacking President Obama's Egypt policies.
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Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
MSNBC's Maddow Reports Internet Spoof Story as Fact
Argus Leader:
Bill would require all S.D. citizens to buy a gun  —  Five South Dakota lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require any adult 21 or older to buy a firearm “sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense.”  —  The bill, which would take effect Jan. 1, 2012 …
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Ezra Klein:
An interview with Mark Pauly, father of the individual mandate  —  In 1991, economist Mark Pauly was the lead author of a Health Affairs paper attempting to persuade President George H.W. Bush and his administration to adopt a universal health-care proposal that would keep the government from eventually taking over the sector.
Balkinization:
The Civic Republican Roots of the Individual Mandate
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Jeremy Schulman / Media Matters for America:
HOAX VIDEO EXPOSED: Planned Parenthood Already Reported “Sex Trafficking” To FBI  —  Today, anti-abortion rights propagandist Lila Rose released her latest in a series of heavily edited videos seeking to demonstrate that Planned Parenthood engages in criminal activities.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: Planned Parenthood offering advice to pimps?  Update: Did PP call the feds?  —  Live Action released another undercover expose of Planned Parenthood today, this time at the Perth Amboy, New Jersey clinic.  Posing as a pimp and a prostitute, the pair asked the PP manager how best …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Senate to hold vote on repeal of health care law  —  By: CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash  —  Washington (CNN) - Senate leaders from both political parties have agreed to hold a vote on legislation repealing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul - a top priority of GOP congressional leaders.
Discussion: The Note
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
GOP Sens Admit: Goal Of Changing Health Care Law Is To Kill It
David Weigel / Weigel:
Barasso, Graham, Introduce “Third Front” Against Health Care Reform
Mike Riggs / The Daily Caller:
Valerie Jarrett to uniformed general: More wine, garçon!  —  In Washington, bigwigs can misspeak and misstep a million times without drawing attention.  And then there are the seemingly harmless moments that stick to a person like super glue: Joe Wilson barking “You lie!”
David Eldridge / Washington Times:
Tardy senator draws dressing-down  —  Back home they were often superstars, governors, or state attorneys general, but here in Washington they are now just freshman senators — a lesson Sen. Richard Blumenthal learned on Monday when he got dressed down by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
Discussion: Washington Post and The Fix
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Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Senate Appropriations announces earmark ban
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Senate Democrat co-sponsors balanced budget amendment
Discussion: Hot Air
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A VISION OF FOREIGN POLICY THAT ONLY BECK CAN PROVIDE.... Over the last year or so, Fox News' Glenn Beck has lost about a third of his audience, which is a pretty significant drop, and may very well lead the deranged media personality to think of ways to bring viewers back.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“This Is Important Stuff”  —  Above is a Glenn Beck clip …
Discussion: Rumproast, Wonkette and Greg's Opinion
Telegraph:
WikiLeaks: FBI hunts the 9/11 gang that got away  —  The FBI has launched a manhunt for a previously unknown team of men suspected to be part of the 9/11 attacks, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.  —  An airliner explodes in a fireball as it hits the south tower of the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001
Vancouver Sun:
‘Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb’  —  Al-Qaida members participate in military training in Afghanistan in this file photo.  —  Photograph by: Agence France-Presse Files, National Post, With Files From News Services  —  Al-Qaida is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons …
Pew Hispanic Center:
Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010  —  As of March 2010, 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States, virtually unchanged from a year earlier, according to new estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Former Sen. Kennedy staffer convicted of stealing from Senate  —  Sen. Edward Kennedy's (D-Mass.) former office manager was convicted on Tuesday of stealing more than $75,000 from the Senate.  —  Ngozi Pole was found guilty on five counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government property.
Al Gore / Al's Journal:
An Answer for Bill  —  Last week on his show Bill O'Reilly asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?” and then said he had a call into me.  I appreciate the question.  As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question …
 
 
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
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Guardian:
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The Politico:
Obama, Bingaman to talk energy
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Dana Bash / CNN:
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American Thinker:
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Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Baroness Ashton in political correctness row over word ‘Christian’
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Agence France Presse:
Synagogue torched in Tunisia: Jewish leader
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Pajamas Media