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2:40 AM ET, February 2, 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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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 …
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.”
The White House:
Remarks by the President on the Situation in Egypt  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody.  Over the past few days, the American people have watched the situation unfolding in Egypt.  We've seen enormous demonstrations by the Egyptian people.  We've borne witness to the beginning …
Discussion: New York Times
Aljazeera:
Defiant Mubarak vows to finish term
Discussion: Boing Boing
CNN:
Obama to Mubarak: Time for change
Discussion: Jihad Watch, Sky Dancing and FrumForum
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama calls for transition in Egypt to begin immediately
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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Chris Moody / The Daily Caller:   Health care repeal measure will be offered as an amendment to first Senate bill
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Senate to hold vote on repeal of health care law
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Senate Appropriations announces earmark ban
Discussion: The Politico, The Note, CNN and FrumForum
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Senate Democrat co-sponsors balanced budget amendment
Discussion: Hot Air
David Weigel / Weigel:
Barasso, Graham, Introduce “Third Front” Against Health Care Reform  —  Senators John Barasso, R-WY, and Lindsey Graham, R-SC, have introduced The State Health Care Choice Act, written to allow states to opt out of the individual mandate, the employer mandate, expansion of Medicaid programs and …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: Guess who predicted the ObamaCare ruling?  —  I'll give you a couple of hints.  First, he's a famous Constitutional scholar.  Second, he's rumored to be the smartest elected official evah.  Third, he, er, obviously doesn't take his own advice.  Gretchen Carlson from Fox & Friends introduces …
Kevin Sack / New York Times:
Tea Party Shadows Health Care Ruling
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
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 …
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!”
Dana Milbank / PostPartisan:
Day one of my Sarah Palin moratorium  —  I survived Day One of my February Sarah Palin moratorium, defeating the evil plans of ABC News's Rick Klein.  Only 27 days to go...  Mr Milbank,  —  in addition, how about a PERMANENT moratorium on your fawning over every little/ignorant/weak/leftist DIMocRAT extremist?
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 …
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?
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
President Obama snubs Issa on first major document deadline  —  TheDC Exclusive - The Obama administration snubbed top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa on his first major document deadline as new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sending a short letter promising …
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
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: Wonkette and Greg's Opinion
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.
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.
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Sen. Webb raises $12K in final quarter of 2010  —  Sen. Jim Webb's (D-Va.) latest fundraising numbers won't do much to ease the concerns of Virginia Democrats, worried that the senator isn't doing nearly enough to gear up for a 2012 challenge from former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.).
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.
The Huffington Post:
Michigan Family Says Obama Foreclosure-Prevention Program Cost Them Their Home … The following story is produced in partnership with The Dylan Ratigan Show's week long “No Way To Live” series on the financial crisis and its impact on ordinary Americans, and in collaboration with Meetup.com …
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results  —  Google has run a sting operation that it says proves Bing has been watching what people search for on Google, the sites they select from Google's results, then uses that information to improve Bing's own search listings.  Bing doesn't deny this.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Huntsman for President!  (In 2016)  —  Over at Democracy in America, Jon Fasman is trying to figure out why Jon Huntsman might be considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination this year: … Actually, I'd say the obvious answer is exactly the opposite.
Gary Richards / Mercury News:
Roadshow: A ‘socialist’ solution to Caltrain woes?  —  Q Your recent article on Caltrain's $30 million deficit is once again showing your socialist leanings.  Saying Larry Ellison of Oracle or Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google or Steve Jobs of Apple should rescue Caltrain is one of your famous inane ideas.
Discussion: Seeing the Forest
 
 
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Washington Post:
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Huckabee: Palestinians Should Be Resettled In ‘Muslim’ Territory
The Politico:
Obama, Bingaman to talk energy
Discussion: CNN
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
GOP Sens Admit: Goal Of Changing Health Care Law Is To Kill It
 Earlier Items: 
Edward L. Glaeser / Economix:
It's Always the Urban Pot That Boils Over
Dana Bash / CNN:
Not many House Republicans rejecting health benefits on principle
American Thinker:
The Story of the Egyptian Revolution
Discussion: Nice Deb and National Review
Clout St:
Moseley Braun apologizes to opponent she called crack addict
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Baroness Ashton in political correctness row over word ‘Christian’
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
How They're Attacking Obama  —  Matt Yglesias takes …
Discussion: driftglass and Jay Bookman