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8:45 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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CNBC:
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.
Washington Post:
Mubarak announcement disappoints Obama administration  —  President Obama said Tuesday that a transition to democracy in Egypt “must begin now” and should lead to opposition participation in free and fair elections.  —  Speaking after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's announcement Tuesday …
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
John Kerry / New York Times:
Allying Ourselves With the Next Egypt  —  EVEN if the protests shaking Egypt subside in the coming days, the chaos of the last week has forever changed the relationship between the Egyptian people and their government.  The anger and aspirations propelling a diverse range of citizens …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
How They're Attacking Obama  —  Matt Yglesias takes time out for some ideological point-scoring: … I honestly don't have a good enough recollection of 2003 to 2005 to gauge the accuracy of Matt's characterization.  But it is interesting to me that President Obama is being attacked …
Discussion: driftglass and Jay Bookman
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama calls for transition in Egypt to begin immediately
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Hot Air
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Quest for Dignity  —  I wonder if sometime around 50 years ago …
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and POMED
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 …
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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.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
Lila Rose / Big Government:
Shock Investigation: Planned Parenthood Advises ‘Pimp’ on Underage Sex Trafficking, Secret Abortions for Minors  —  Over the past four years, our investigative team has revealed repeated cases of Planned Parenthood affiliates covering up the statutory rape of underage girls and enabling sexual abusers.
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
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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Balkinization:
The Civic Republican Roots of the Individual Mandate
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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
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!”
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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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 …
Rep. Joe Courtney / The Huffington Post:
Anti-Health Care Republicans Officially Receive Taxpayer-Funded Coverage  —  Today, Republican Members of Congress who ran on a platform of repealing health care and patients' rights for millions of Americans officially began receiving their own Congressional health insurance.
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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.
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.
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
 
 
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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
Bill Status / The United States Senate Committee …:
Committee Announces Earmark Moratorium
Discussion: Daily Kos, USA Today and Seattle Times
American Thinker:
The Story of the Egyptian Revolution
Discussion: National Review
Clout St:
Moseley Braun apologizes to opponent she called crack addict
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
DeMint up in SC, Huckabee otherwise
Discussion: GOP 12
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Baroness Ashton in political correctness row over word ‘Christian’
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 Earlier Items: 
Josiah Ryan / Ballot Box:
Dem says spending-cap bill ‘could cost me my Senate seat’ in 2012
Discussion: Wonk Room and The Note
Jonathan Dienst / NBC New York:
Exclusive: Wall Street Execs On New Terror Threat Info
Discussion: TBogg and Gawker
Rachel Gordon / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. Yellow Pages ban to be considered
Agence France Presse:
Synagogue torched in Tunisia: Jewish leader
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs