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4:00 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 …
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 …
Betsy Rothstein / mediabistro.com:
Apologies From Dubai.  Nir Rosen: ‘I Feel Like Shrinking Now’  —  Somehow left-wing journalist Nir Rosen didn't realize how serious it was when he shot off those tasteless tweets about CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan, who was sexually assaulted in Egypt.  Strangers are now lambasting him.
Aliyah Shahid / NY Daily News:
Nir Rosen, U.S. journalist trashes CBS' Lara Logan on Twitter after sexual assault in Egypt  —  While the world reels in shock over CBS reporter Lara Logan's sexual assault in Egypt, another American journalist is causing a different kind of outrage, calling Logan a “warmonger” who was simply trying to outdo Anderson Cooper.
Discussion: Feministe and Pajamas Media
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
An Appalling Reaction to an Outrageous Crime
Debbie Schlussel:
How Muslims Celebrate Victory: Egypt's “Peaceful, Moderate, Democratic” Protesters
Matt Lewis / Politics Daily:
Nir Rosen Resigns as NYU Fellow After Trashing Lara Logan on Twitter
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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Christopher Drew / New York Times:
House Votes to Cancel F-35 Jet Engine Program  —  WASHINGTON — In a sign that some freshman Republicans were willing to cut military spending, the House voted 233-198 on Wednesday to cancel an alternate fighter jet engine that the Bush and Obama administrations had tried to kill for the last five years.
Discussion: FrumForum
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.
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
CNN:
Scott rejects federal rail funds for Florida
Discussion: Cubachi and Liberty Pundits Blog
Aaron Deslatte / Orlando Sentinel:
Scott sending high-speed rail money back to Washington?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Two Faces Of National Review  —  Once again, Adam Serwer is calling out Rich Lowry for criticizing Glenn Beck's loony ideas even as he publishes similar stuff: … That goes a bit too far, but it's true that Lowry has published lots of indefensible work by Andy McCarthy.
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Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Beck: National Review Without The Bow Ties.  —  Todd Gregory and Terry Krepel incredulously ask, How can Glenn Beck now be alleging that the State Department is complicit in the worldwide MOOZLEM conspiracy? … Oh man!  That's totally crazy go nuts!  I wonder where you'd get an idea like that?
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 …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Chris Christie lays out a national vision  —  Gov. Chris Christie today delivered a broadside against the broken politics of Washington and the need for straight talk to solve the country's problems in a speech that will stoke talk of a 2012 presidential bid by the New Jersey Republican.
Discussion: GOP 12 and Pundit & Pundette
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Christie dings Obama, GOP for not focusing on ‘big things’
Discussion: CNN
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
PBS stars fight for funding  —  Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) rarely holds press conferences with animated aardvarks, but he went for it on Wednesday, coaxing the shy Arthur the Aardvark up to the podium.  —  “Come over here Arthur,” Markey beckoned to the human-sized title character in the PBS series …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Hot Air
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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 …
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.
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 …
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Top intel official revises remark on Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood  —  The top U.S. intelligence official on Wednesday revised remarks he recently made on Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, saying the group is “obviously not secular.”  —  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had told House lawmakers …
Lbentzterp / CNN:
Bachmann targets Michelle Obama  —  Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann, a potential Republican presidential candidate, is taking issue with Michelle Obama over the first lady's recent promotion of breast-feeding.  —  Speaking to conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham Tuesday …
Harris Interactive:
Cutting Government Spending May Be Popular But There Is Little Appetite For Cutting Specific Government Programs  —  Much less support for cutting programs now than in 1980 when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated  —  Cutting government spending often sounds like a good idea to many people …
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 …
Front Page Magazine:
Horowitz vs. Khan  —  Posted by Robert Spencer on Feb 16th, 2011 and filed under Daily Mailer, FrontPage.  You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0.  You can skip to the end and leave a response.  Pinging is currently not allowed.  —  Robert Spencer is a scholar …
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
White House aides Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney to form consulting firm  —  White House spokesman Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney, a former aide to then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, will leave the administration this Friday to form their own political consulting firm, sources told POLITICO.
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
New press secretary makes debut at White House  —  New White House press secretary Jay Carney stuck to most of the same tricks as his predecessor in his inaugural briefing.  —  Like the departed Robert Gibbs, Carney stuck to calling on the same reporters in the same order …
Discussion: The Politico
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 …
Collin Eaton / Austin American-Statesman:
Carter says Egyptian military likely to obey will of people  —  Former U.S. president speaks at LBJ Library about developments in Middle East.  —  The Egyptian military won't ignore its citizens' demands for open elections, even if the military has an interest in keeping power …
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Killers frontman eats with Romney  —  Is Brandon Flowers of The Killers following the lead of U2's Bono as a champion of political causes?  —  Or was Tuesday's lunch with Mitt Romney more a case of Romney, a Republican presidential candidate in 2008, courting the youth vote?
Discussion: CNN and GOP 12
CBS News:
Gabrielle Giffords Knows Little About Shooting  —  Congresswoman's Chief of Staff: Word of Deaths, Others' Injuries Will Be Unknown to Her Until She Can Communicate Better  —  (CBS) It's been nearly six weeks since Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was seriously injured in a shooting rampage in Tucson …
Discussion: USA Today and AOL News
 
 
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Sen. Brown says he was sex-abuse victim
Discussion: The Politico
Bill Bartel / Virginian-Pilot:
Webb would like Kaine to replace him in U.S. Senate
David Frum / FrumForum:
The GOP's Budget Challenge
ABCNEWS:
Teacher Blogged About ‘Rat-Like’ Students
Washington Wire:
Issa Targets Silly-Sounding Research
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
The Political Failure of Keynesian Economics
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
No Dice, No Money, No Cheating. Are You Sure This Is Monopoly?
Discussion: Marbury and NPR Blogs
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama vulnerable...  Despite his recent popularity spike …
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
Utah Death Threats Against Officials
Discussion: Pajamas Media
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Gates urges Congress to cut funds for second F-35 engine or ‘waste’ $3 billion
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and FrumForum
Myglesias / Yglesias:
You Don't Need A Balanced Budget To Shrink The Debt Level
Susannah Bryan / Orlando Sentinel:
Davie paying officer to not work — for 7 years
Discussion: Hit & Run
Sara Jerome / The Hill:
FCC's Copps calls on agency to address decline of ‘real journalism’
National Review:
Thune in 2012?  —  As he settles into a high-backed chair …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and CNN