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11:00 AM ET, February 5, 2011

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Aljazeera:
Egypt protesters hold their ground  —  With protests demanding end to Mubarak's rule entering the 12th day, people in Tahrir Square prepared to wait him out.  —  Demonstrators are still standing their ground in Cairo hours after hundreds of thousands of people gathered to call for Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, to quit.
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New York Times:
Egypt Officials Seek to Ease Mubarak Out  —  CAIRO — President Hosni Mubarak appeared increasingly isolated on Saturday, with protests entering their 12th day and the Obama administration and some members of the Egyptian military and civilian elite pursuing plans to nudge him from power.
Maram Mazen / Bloomberg:
‘You Will Be Lynched Today,’ Says Egyptian Policeman: First-Person Account
Glenn Davis / Mediaite:
Sarah Palin's Full Speech At Event Marking Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday  —  Tonight, Young America's Foundation held a banquet honoring the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan.  Sarah Palin delivered the keynote.  Palin lovers will love it.  Palin haters will hate it.
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Could Palin Use Speech to End Silence on Egypt?
Daily Mail / The Mail on Sunday:
Sarah Palin is a ‘soap opera’ out to make money, says Ronald Reagan's son
Discussion: Cubachi and Michelle Malkin
BBC:
State multiculturalism has failed, says David Cameron  —  David Cameron said Britain had encouraged different cultures to live separate lives  —  David Cameron has criticised “state multiculturalism” in his first speech as prime minister on radicalisation and the causes of terrorism.
Telegraph:
WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets  —  The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain's nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.  —  HMS Vanguard is Britain's lead Trident-armed submarine.
Fox News:
Egypt VP Target of Assassination Attempt That Killed Two Bodyguards, Sources Tell Fox News  —  A failed assassination attempt on Egypt's vice president in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, sources tell Fox News.  —  Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark …
Carolyn Fiddler / Democratic Legislative …:
GA State Rep.: There's No Such Thing as a Rape Victim  —  U.S. House Republicans have received a great deal of attention over the past week since seeking to qualify the crime of rape with the term “forcible” in a high-profile piece of legislation.  Such a distinction could create classes of rape victims …
Jeremy Schulman / Media Matters for America:
Why Is Live Action Doctoring Its Planned Parenthood Audio?  —  When the anti-abortion rights propagandists at Live Action began releasing their Planned Parenthood smear videos earlier this week, we explained that their claim that Planned Parenthood was covering-up “child sex trafficking” was clearly a lie.
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Obama: Businesses have responsibility to help economy grow  —  President Obama called on U.S. businesses to do more to help grow the economy, saying that while the unemployment rate is getting better and jobs are being added, the U.S. needs “to get there faster.”
Discussion: The Politico and JammieWearingFool
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
New GOP Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Let Women Die Instead Of Having An Abortion  —  The controversy over “forcible rape” may be over, but now there's a new Republican-sponsored abortion bill in the House that pro-choice folks say may be worse: this time around, the new language would allow hospitals …
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Linda Feldmann / Christian Science Monitor:
Did bill try to redefine rape? GOP backs down after public outcry.
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog:
You Can't Believe Everything You Read  —  As valuable as the internet can be in helping to spread information, most people know that you can't believe everything you read, and they should check the source before relaying every alarming story they read.  One such story is going around …
New York Times:
Public Drawn to Choice by Giffords's Husband  —  He is going.  —  In the continuing real-life drama that surpasses the most audacious soap opera narrative, the astronaut Mark E. Kelly announced Friday that he would honor his commitment to lead a two-week shuttle mission to the International Space Station …
Marnie Eisenstadt / Syracuse Post-Standard:
People pack Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle's first town hall meeting in Wayne County  —  Newark, NY — It was wedding-like in the Wayne County office building Thursday night as people waited for U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle's first town hall meeting.  They hugged and slapped backs as they looked toward the door.
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Sarah Palin trademark application refused - for now  —  (Reuters) - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's bid to trademark both her name and that of her daughter Bristol ran into trouble at the Patent and Trademark Office because the application forms were not signed, government records show.
The Note:
John Kerry: Not Interested in Being Secretary of State  —  ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports:  —  Senator John Kerry (D-MA) wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He has no interest in being Secretary of State.  —  Of course, there is no opening.  Hillary Clinton is no Secretary of State and shows no sign of leaving any time soon.
UPI:
Judge tosses healthcare reform challenge  —  A federal judge in Mississippi Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the U.S. healthcare reform law enacted in 2010.  —  Judge Keith Starrett of the U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi in Hattiesburg found state …
 
 
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Caroline B. Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Column One: Israel and Arab democracy
Discussion: Biased BBC
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Clients and Interests  —  Some of the conversation around Egypt seems …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
NY Daily News:
Republicans wrote the political dictionary: It's proof Democrats …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Senate split over how to extend the Patriot Act's surveillance authority
Discussion: Washington Post and SENATUS
Nancy Goldstein / American Prospect:
Counting the Transgender Community
KRQE-TV:
Statewide gas outage updates
Discussion: Firedoglake
Molly Ball / The Politico:
Democratic National Committee: No corporate cash at Charlotte convention
Discussion: CNN and The Crawdad Hole
 Earlier Items: 
Jsimoncnn / CNN:
This Sunday, exclusively on State of the Union
Discussion: The Politico
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama to Mubarak: Legacy is at stake by holding on to power
Discussion: The Other McCain and The Politico
Daniel Indiviglio / The Atlantic Online:
Unemployment Rate Dips to 9%, New Jobs Number Unclear
New York Times:
Madoff Profits Fueled Mets' Empire, Lawsuit Says
Discussion: Runnin' Scared, DealBook and Law Blog
Patrick O'Connor / Washington Wire:
House Chatter on C-Span? Not This Session.
Discussion: Hot Air, Politics, The Hill and Poynter
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Unions Can Bargain on Behalf of Airport Security
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Melissa Clouthier / RedState:
Should Libertarians Be Banned From CPAC?
Reuters:
Special report: Jamie Dimon wants some R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Discussion: Yglesias and Paul Krugman