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1:50 PM ET, February 16, 2011

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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.
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
NYU Accepts Rosen's Resignation  —  Just arriving from NYU: … Yesterday, I predicted, with some cynicism, some sweeping of this under the rug, so I applaud NYU's Center on Law and Security for taking this seriously.  I believe in the First Amendment and the need to forgive the occasional stupid …
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.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
The Lunatic Left-Right Harmonic Rape Convergence Theory  —  Nir Rosen, the far-left journalist who joked about the sexual assault on Lara Logan, has company: Debbie Schlussel, the extreme right-wing commentator.  Rosen calls for the elimination of Israel, and is a pro-Hamas Hezbollah apologist …
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 …
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.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Lara Logan's Egypt Nightmare
Aliyah Shahid / NY Daily News:
Nir Rosen, U.S. journalist trashes CBS' Lara Logan on Twitter after sexual assault in Egypt
Discussion: Politics Daily and AOL News
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 …
Bburgess / Florida Governor Rick Scott:
Florida Governor Rick Scott Rejects Federal High Speed Rail  —  Feb 16th 2011; Tallahassee, Fla. - After thoughtful consideration, Governor Rick Scott informed U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood of the state's decision to reject President Obama's Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail project.
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Florida gov. sends back high-speed rail money
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Aaron Deslatte / Orlando Sentinel:
Scott sending high-speed rail money back to Washington?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Lbentzterp / CNN:
Alvin Greene soundly defeated in bid for state legislature seat  —  Washington (CNN) - Surprise candidate Alvin Greene was soundly defeated in his second bid for elective office on Tuesday.  He captured only 37 votes or just about .01% of the 3,892 cast in a Democratic primary to fill …
Discussion: The Hill and HotAirPundit
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Alvin Greene gets fewer than 40 votes in South Carolina race
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Boehner the budget hawk shifts his course  —  “So be it.”  —  That was House Speaker John Boehner's cold answer when asked Tuesday about job losses that would come from his new Republican majority's plans to cut tens of billions of dollars in government spending this year.
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Michael Shear / The Caucus:
In Push for More Jobs, Do Federal Workers Count?
Ezra Klein:
John Boehner's funny numbers
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 …
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Ezra Klein:
Was Simpson-Bowles really so great?
Discussion: The New Republic
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Feingold forms PAC to boost liberal candidates, fight corporate influence  —  Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) on Wednesday announced the formation of a new liberal political group meant to boost progressive candidates and combat corporate influence in politics.
Discussion: CNN, The Politico, Althouse and FrumForum
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Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Russ Feingold Launches ‘Progressives United’ To Combat Corporate Influences In Politics
Rolling Stone:
Justin Bieber Talks Sex, Politics, Music and Puberty In New ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover Story  —  'I don't think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them,' Bieber tells Vanessa Grigoriadis  —  In the new issue of Rolling Stone - on stands and online in the digital archives on February 18th …
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 …
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.
Susannah Bryan / Orlando Sentinel:
Davie paying officer to not work — for 7 years  —  Kevin Kilpatrick was put on paid leave after rift with department's top brass, his attorney says  —  The Davie Police Department hasn't let Officer Kevin Kilpatrick report to duty for seven years — but still pays him $80,275 annually.
Discussion: Hit & Run
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 …
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 …
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
Utah Death Threats Against Officials  —  Discovered at Lady Logician's place, a story of new threats against elected officials in the state of Utah.  As usual, somebody seems to be upset over immigration. … Certainly sounds like those nasty tea baggers are at it again.
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
National Review:
Thune in 2012?  —  As he settles into a high-backed chair in his private Senate office, John Thune tells me that if he jumps into the 2012 presidential race, he will be in it to win it — no test-run for 2016, no show-horse spectacle.  “The reason you do it is that you really believe that the future is now,” he says.
Discussion: CNN and Ben Smith's Blog
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Cantor: Spending debate could cut into planned recess  —  The debate over the House Republicans' spending proposal could spill into the scheduled President's Day recess.  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who controls the lower chamber's calendar, circulated a memo on Wednesday saying …
Discussion: The Politico
Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Senate extends the Patriot Act for three months in 86-12 vote  —  The Senate on Tuesday voted 86-12 Tuesday to extend the Patriot Act for three months.  —  The vote came one day after the House passed legislation extending the Patriot Act until Dec. 2011.  —  Due to an amendment tacked …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and FrumForum
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Budget panel chairman: Entitlement reform must start in Senate  —  Serious entitlement reform must originate in the Senate, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said Wednesday.  —  Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), the chairman of the budget panel, said the only hope for entitlement reform …
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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John T. Bennett / The Hill:
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FCC's Copps calls on agency to address decline of ‘real journalism’
 Earlier Items: 
Lbentzterp / CNN:
Christie to outline ‘big things’ in Washington speech
Discussion: The Politico and GOP 12
Carlos Lozano / L.A. NOW:
California Supreme Court to consider key issue in battle over same-sex marriage
The Atlantic Online:
Will Democrats Force the Army Out of NASCAR?
Jay Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Had Year of Warnings Over Egypt