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9:50 AM ET, February 16, 2011

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CBS News:
CBS News' Lara Logan Assaulted During Egypt Protests  —  CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Separated From Her Crew And Brutally Assaulted on Day Mubarak Stepped Down  —  On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering …
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
An Appalling Reaction to an Outrageous Crime  —  The news from CBS about correspondent Lara Logan's assault in Egypt is awful beyond words.  —  At a time like this, we all feel helpless.  And angry.  The perpetrators, anonymous men in an angry mob, may never see justice.
New York Post:
CBS reporter's Cairo nightmare  —  “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, “Jew!  Jew!” as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo's main square Friday, CBS and sources said yesterday.
Steven Nelson / The Daily Caller:
Nir Rosen trashes Lara Logan, dismisses her sexual assault  —  Left-wing journalist Nir Rosen joked today about the sexual assault of CBS News' chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan.  Logan was assaulted on Friday during celebrations in Cairo that followed Hosni Mubarak's resignation.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Echidne / ECHIDNE of the snakes:
TRIGGER WARNING: The Lara Logan Case on the Net  —  For what this is about: … I wish her full recovery from the assault.  I hope that she approved the publishing of these details by CBS.  —  Now for the topic of this post, disgusting as it is: The comments wherever the sexual assault is discussed …
Debbie Schlussel:
How Muslims Celebrate Victory: Egypt's “Peaceful, Moderate, Democratic” Protesters
NY Daily News:
Lara Logan, ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent, suffers ‘sustained’ sex assault by Egypt mob: CBS News
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Joe. My. God.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Media Decoder: CBS Correspondent Was Attacked
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Horrendous: CBS reporter brutally sexually assaulted during Cairo protests
Diana B. Henriques / New York Times:
From Prison, Madoff Says Banks ‘Had to Know’ of Fraud  —  BUTNER, N.C. — Bernard L. Madoff said he never thought the collapse of his Ponzi scheme would cause the sort of destruction that has befallen his family.  —  In his first interview for publication since his arrest in December 2008 …
Glenn Kessler / Fact Checker:
Ryan's claims of trillions in new spending in the 2012 federal budget  —  “What we have is $1.6 trillion in new tax increases, $8.7 trillion in new spending.  He's going to be adding $13 trillion to the debt over the course of his budget.”  —  It's budget season in Washington again …
BBC:
Libya: Protests ‘rock city of Benghazi’  —  BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo talks about the protests in Libya as amateur video is released of clashes in Benghazi  —  Hundreds of people have clashed with police and pro-government supporters in the Libyan city of Benghazi, reports say.
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Aljazeera:
Violent protests break out in Libya  —  Clashes reported in eastern city of Benghazi as security forces and government supporters confront demonstrators.  —  Protesters have clashed with police and government supporters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, reports say.
Discussion: EA WorldView, msnbc.com and FrumForum
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
The GOP loves freedom, but not for Egypt  —  Why don't conservatives love freedom?  —  Judging by last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, that's a fair question.  As Egyptians overthrew the three-decade rule of Hosni Mubarak, politicians who spoke at the annual CPAC gabfest …
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The Hill:
Obama threatens to veto House Republican spending measure  —  The Obama administration on Tuesday threatened to veto the House GOP's measure funding the federal government.  —  In a statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said cuts included …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Obama to GOP: I'll veto your budget if you try to cut ... defense
General David Petraeus / rt.com:
Petraeus to leave Afghan post  —  The Times of London is reporting from exclusive sources that General David Petraeus, the commander of the US-led international coalition in Afghanistan, is to be replaced. … The report said the US is seeking sweeping changes of top US leadership in Afghanistan …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
With GOP rifts on cuts, McConnell faces test to unite colleagues  —  Rifts have already begun to emerge in the Senate Republican Conference over a House GOP proposal to cut $61 billion from the federal budget.  —  Conservative and even some mainstream members are calling for Senate Republicans …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Birthers love Sarah Palin far more than any other 2012 GOP hopeful  —  The new poll from the Dem firm Public Policy Polling finds that a majority of likely GOP primary voters falsely believe Obama wasn't born in the United States.  But this breakdown of their attitudes towards Sarah Palin is of particular interest:
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney and the Birthers  —  Birtherism is alive and well within …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
51% of GOP voters: Obama foreign
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Poll: Most Oppose Cutting Funding for Health Care Reforms  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  A majority of the public disapproves of the Republican idea to cut off funding for health care reform …
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Tucker Reals / CBS News:
Poll: Americans Unconvinced Economy on Rebound
Discussion: Top of the Ticket, CBS News and Hot Air
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Major Hasan, ‘Star Officer’  —  Every branch of the military issued a final report on the Fort Hood massacre.  Not a single one mentioned radical Islam.  —  In a month of momentous change, it was easy to overlook the significance of another revolutionary event.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
New York Times:
Egypt Leaders Found ‘Off’ Switch for Internet  —  Epitaphs for the Mubarak government all note that the mobilizing power of the Internet was one of the Egyptian opposition's most potent weapons.  But quickly lost in the swirl of revolution was the government's ferocious counterattack …
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama, Conceding Budget's Limitations, Seeks Consensus  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama conceded on Tuesday that his new budget does not do enough to resolve the nation's long-term fiscal problems, but he counseled patience, suggesting that he would eventually come together with Republicans on a broad deal.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Christie gets RGA spot  —  The Republican Governors Association will name Chris Christie to be its new policy vice chairman today, giving the RGA another popular, media-friendly spokesman to help lead opposition to the Obama administration and promote conservative governance in the states.
Discussion: The Fix and CNN
Steve Peoples / Roll Call:
Santorum Talks About Longtime Google Problem  —  Rick Santorum has a Google problem.  —  The former Pennsylvania Senator might be well-known on Capitol Hill, but his name more regularly produces blank stares in places like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, if recent polling is any guide.
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Newt Gingrich's financial empire shows his fundraising prowess  —  Dallas businesswoman Dawn Rizos received the unexpected invitation by fax: Come to a “private dinner” with Newt Gingrich in Washington, where you will be named an “entrepreneur of the year.”  —  The catch: Rizos had to pay …
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Iran's Natanz nuclear facility recovered quickly from Stuxnet cyberattack  —  VIENNA - In an underground chamber near the Iranian city of Natanz, a network of surveillance cameras offers the outside world a rare glimpse into Iran's largest nuclear facility.  The cameras were installed …
Discussion: Threat Level, Hot Air and FrumForum
Damien Cave / New York Times:
American Immigration Agent Killed by Gunmen in Mexico  —  MEXICO CITY — Gunmen on a highway in northern Mexico killed an agent with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday and wounded another, in an attack that signaled the escalating risk for American officials fighting …
Discussion: Fox News, Hot Air and FrumForum
 
 
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