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6:45 PM ET, February 7, 2012

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Kimi Yoshino / L.A. NOW:
Prop.  8: Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, court rules  —  A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage as early as next year.  —  The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court …
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Maggie Gallagher / National Review:
Ninth Circuit to 7 Million California Voters: You Are Irrational Bigots  —  In a breathtaking exercise in ill-natured illogic, a divided Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 that because Prop 8 does not take away civil-union benefits for same-sex couples, it's an unconstitutional exercise in irrational animus towards gay people.
American Prospect:
In Prop.  8 Ruling, a Liberal Lion Coos  —  Senior Circuit Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, left, Circuit Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt, center, and Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith hear arguments during a hearing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Ed Whelan / National Review:
Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms Anti-Prop 8 Ruling
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Calif. same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
Discussion: THEROOT.COM, Daily Pundit and Althouse
Patricia Zengerle / Reuters:
Romney's lead dips despite wins: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  (Reuters) - Despite his strong showing in early state contests in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney's support nationwide has dipped slightly during the past month, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Big Day for Santorum?  —  Rick Santorum could be headed for a big day in today's contests in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri.  Missouri looks like a probable win for Santorum.  He's at 45% there to 32% for Mitt Romney and 19% for Paul.  Minnesota provides an opportunity for a win as well.
Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
Why Missouri Is Holding a ‘Meaningless’ Primary  —  Thanks to in-state political disputes and a slow-moving legislature, today's Missouri presidential primary has been reduced to an afterthought.  —  Most presidential candidates have ignored the contest, which will not affect any of the state's 52 GOP delegates.
Rasmussen Reports:
National GOP: Romney 34%, Gingrich 27%, Santorum 18%, Paul 11%
Discussion: GOP 12 and Taegan Goddard's …
Jgalloway / Political Insider:
Karen Handel resigns from Komen for the Cure  —  Karen Handel, the former GOP candidate for governor, just announced her resignation as a senior vice president for public of Susan G. Komen for the Cure - one week after the breast cancer charity reversed itself on a decision to sever financial ties with Planned Parenthood.
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Rich_Robinson / Associated Press:
Karen Handel, Susan G. Komen official, resigns after Planned Parenthood dispute  —  ATLANTA (AP) — A high-ranking official resigned Tuesday from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity after a dispute over whether the group should give funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
Karen Handel:
Karen Handel Susan G. Komen Resignation Letter
Discussion: Feministing and TBogg
Public Religion Research Institute:
February PRRI Religion and Politics Tracking Poll  —  ▶ Read the news release here.  —  ▶ Read the Topline Questionnaire including the survey methodology here.  —  Majority Support Requirement that Employer Health Care Plans Include Contraception Coverage
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
White House May Look to Compromise on Contraception Decision  —  The White House may be open to compromising on a new rule that requires religious schools and hospitals to provide employees with access to free birth control, a senior strategist for President Obama said on Tuesday morning.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Santorum: Romney contraceptive decision ‘trumped employees’ religious consciences'
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Many Catholic Universities, Hospitals Already Cover Contraception In Their Health Insurance Plans
Jim Messina / Barack Obama:
We Will Not Play by Two Sets of Rules  —  In 2010, the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case opened the door to a new wave of so-called Super PACs—non-candidate political committees that can receive and spend unlimited money from special interests.
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Lachlan Markay / The Heritage Foundation:
Exclusive: Occupy DC Plans Mayhem for Major Conservative Conference  —  The “Occupy DC” protest group is planning to disrupt the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference using a range of potentially illegal tactics that could even include violence against participants, Scribe has learned.
Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
Rep. Myrick announces she'll retire this year  —  Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) will not run for reelection in November, the nine-term congresswoman announced Tuesday.  —  First elected in 1994, Myrick was one of the first Republicans to join the Tea Party Caucus in the House …
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
House GOP raises pressure on Democrats in payroll tax fight
Discussion: Politico
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Lawmakers quarrel over payroll tax
Discussion: The New Republic
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
This Is So Classy: ‘Yellow Girl’  —  Thanks to TPM for a tip to what you see if you examine the HTML code* of the Pete Hoekstra / Fred Davis “we take your jobs” video.  —  The image of the “Chinese” girl in the video, who speaks American-accented English, is labelled as ... well, see for yourself:
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David A. Graham / The Atlantic Online:
Photo of the Day: Shock and Awe at the White House  —  President Obama gets a thrill after inviting young scientists and inventors to his home.  —  Playing with your food?  Shooting things at the White House?  It seems like a recipe for disaster and/or arrest, but somehow Joey Hudy managed …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and The Daily What
Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Jackson: Asking fundraiser to buy plane ticket for woman did not violate ethics rules  —  Congressman defends actions amid probe linked to Blagojevich scandal  —  U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Monday that he did not violate House ethics rules when he had a longtime friend and fundraiser buy …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Rep. Jackson may face new Ethics probe
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Dem Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper: I Wouldn't Have Voted for Obamacare If I'd Known About HHS Regulation  —  Former Democratic congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, a Catholic from Erie, Pennsylvania, cast a crucial vote in favor of Obamacare in 2010.  She lost her seat that November in part because of her controversial support of Obamacare.
Roger L Simon / Roger L. Simon:
BREAKING VIDEO: Tim Tebow and Tom Brady Register to Vote in Minnesota  —  On the day of the Minnesota caucus, shocking video from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas - broken here first at PJ Media - shows how easy it is to register NFL stars Tim Tebow, Tom Brady and practically anybody else to vote in that state.
Prashant Gopal / Bloomberg:
Banks Paying Cash to Homeowners to Avoid Foreclosures  —  Banks, accelerating efforts to move troubled mortgages off their books, are offering as much as $35,000 or more in cash to delinquent homeowners to sell their properties for less than they owe.  —  Lenders have routinely delayed …
 
 
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
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Ben Geman / The Hill:
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
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Bloomberg:
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Patrick Gavin / Politico:
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Reuters:
U.S. authorities looking into Murdoch foreign payments
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