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9:25 PM ET, February 2, 2013


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Larry O'Connor / BREITBART.COM:
White House Warns: Don't Photoshop Obama Gun Pic  —  The White House has released a picture purporting to show President Obama “skeet shooting” at Camp David.  An activity he claims he does “all the time.”  —  The White House also warns all you mischievous internet types to not mess around with the picture:
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
W.H. Releases Photo of Obama Shooting a Gun  —  This morning, the White House released a photo of President Obama shooting a gun:  —  “President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza),” the caption reads.
MEDIA FOLLOWS OBAMA'S ORDERS TO MOCK SKEET-GATE SKEPTICS  —  Some of you younger folks might not remember this, but there was a time when the media questioned Power.  No, really, once upon a time, the media saw it as its duty to be forever questioning and skeptical of Power, especially when Power was in pursuit of more power.
New York Times:
President Claims Shooting as a Hobby, and the White House Offers Evidence  —  WASHINGTON — When President Obama mentioned last week that he had picked up a new hobby — skeet shooting at Camp David — it was a surprising disclosure by a president whose main identification with guns these days …
Donovan Slack / Politico:
W.H. releases Obama skeet shooting photo
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Keith Laing / The Hill:
White House releases photo of Obama skeet shooting in 2012
Associated Press:
Nebraska Lt. Gov. Sheehy resigns from office  —  LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned Saturday after “breaking the public trust,” Gov. Dave Heineman said.  —  Heineman announced Sheehy's resignation in a hastily called news conference Saturday morning.
Discussion: CNN
Omaha World-Herald:
Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy issues resignation  —  LINCOLN — Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned his post abruptly Saturday after questions were raised by The World-Herald about improper cell phone calls to four women, other than his wife, during the past four years.  —  An investigation …
Bob Owens:
Red-handed: Associated Press caught inserting “assault rifle” into Alabama hostage standoff  —  Jimmy Lee Dykes has no business having firearms.  A violent Vietnam vet with PTSD who beat a neighbor's dog to death, threatened to shoot school children, and did shoot into an occupied vehicle …
Discussion: Viral Read
Fox News:
Sheriff thanks suspect for taking care of boy held hostage, as Alabama standoff continues  —  MIDLAND CITY, ALA. - The Alabama mother of the 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker for five days is ‘hanging on by a thread,’ said a local politician who visited the woman.
Discussion: Viral Read
Katherine Landergan / The Boston Globe:
Harvard students linked to cheating scandal to withdraw  —  In an apparent disclosure about the Harvard cheating scandal, a top university official said Friday that more than half of the Harvard students investigated by a college board have been ordered to withdraw from the school.
Discussion: The Hill and Taegan Goddard's …
Don Walton / Lincoln Journal Star:
Johanns will support Hagel nomination  —  Sen. Mike Johanns said Saturday he will support Chuck Hagel's nomination for U.S. secretary of defense.  —  The statement came after a bruising Thursday confirmation hearing in which Johanns' fellow Senate Republicans grilled Hagel on his ideas for foreign policy and defense.
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Report: Johanns to back Hagel nomination
Discussion: CNN
The Fallout from the Air Raid on Syria: Why Israel is Concerned  —  An Israeli soldier walks by an ‘Iron Dome’ short-range missile defense system positioned near the northern city of Haifa on Jan. 31, 2013 in Israel.  The Iron Dome missile defense system is designed to intercept …
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Brooklyn College's academic freedom increasingly threatened over Israel event |  Glenn Greenwald  —  New York politicians join the Alan Dershowitz-led campaign to dictate to colleges what academic events they can hold  —  (updated below)  —  On Tuesday, I wrote about a brewing controversy …
Martin Luther King Jr. High School coach shoots attackers  —  (WXYZ) - Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot.
Jason Cherkis / The Huffington Post:
U.S. Gun Deaths Since Sandy Hook Top 1,280  —  WASHINGTON — It was Christmas night when Sincere Smith, 2, found his father's loaded gun on the living room table of their Conway, S.C., mobile home.  It took just a second for Smith's tiny hands to find the trigger and pull.
Nick Gillespie / Wall Street Journal:
A Lesson From the Scouts' Own Book  —  The Boy Scouts of America are in the news again, for the only thing they ever seem to be in the news for anymore: their attitudes toward homosexuals.  —  Next week, the Scouts will hold a vote that's widely expected to end the blanket ban on gays joining as members or holding adult leadership.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Soda, candy out under USDA's proposed school snack rules  —  The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling unhealthy snacks.  —  The 160-page regulation from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would enact nutrition standards for …
Jonathan V. Last / Wall Street Journal:
America's Baby Bust  —  The nation's falling fertility rate is the root cause of many of our problems.  And it's only getting worse.  —  For more than three decades, Chinese women have been subjected to their country's brutal one-child policy.  Those who try to have more children have been subjected to fines and forced abortions.
Brooke Berger / US News:
Fashion Advice at the DIA: ‘Makeup Makes You More Attractive’  —  A week after women were cleared to serve in combat, Defense Intelligence Agency employees got a different message.  “Makeup makes you more attractive.”  “Don't be a plain Jane.”  “A sweater with a skirt is better than a sweater with slacks.”
Discussion: Hot Air and Outside the Beltway
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