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10:50 PM ET, February 3, 2013


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Ex-Navy sniper killed at Texas gun range  —  (CNN) — Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling autobiography “American Sniper,” was one of two people killed Saturday at a gun range, authorities said.  —  The 38-year-old, who declared himself the “most lethal sniper in U.S. history …
Suspect arrested in murder of elite Navy SEAL sniper  —  ERATH COUNTY — Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who became known as the deadliest U.S. sniper, was one of two men murdered on Saturday afternoon at a gun range in Erath County.  —  A suspect, Eddie Ray Routh, was captured Saturday night …
Fox News:
Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle fatally shot at Texas shooting range  —  Chris Kyle, a former U.S. Navy SEAL credited with the largest number of confirmed kills, was one of two people fatally shot at a North Texas shooting range Saturday, Texas Highway Patrol confirmed to Fox News.
Associated Press:
‘American Sniper’ Author Shot and Killed in Texas
Discussion: Mediaite and Gawker
Dean Schabner / ABCNEWS:
Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Reportedly Killed at Shooting Range; Suspect Arrested
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Hot Air
Can Robert Menendez survive?  —  In a state with a colorful history, it takes a lot for a New Jersey politician to cross the line into political toxicity.  —  Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez has found himself at the center of a growing controversy, with accusations swirling of a questionable friendship …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Reid: Immigration bill will pass Senate  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Sunday said that immigration reform was “certainly going to pass” the upper chamber.  —  “It has to get done.  We have to work hard to get it done,” said Reid in an interview aired on ABC's “This Week.”
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Politico
Will Dunham / Reuters:
Reid predicts Congress will pass immigration legislation
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate plan would give Napolitano the final say on border security
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Defense Secretary Panetta Admits Information from Waterboarding Led US to Bin Laden (Video)  —  Yes, waterboarding worked.  —  Today on Meet the Press Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta admitted that information gleaned from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and kill him.
NBC News:
February 3: Leon Panetta, Martin Dempsey, Robert Gibbs, Ralph Redd, Ana Navarro and David Brooks  —  Below:  —  MR. CHUCK TODD: Good Morning.  It's Super Bowl Sunday and here in Washington some big showdowns are on the horizon.  Defense cuts, immigration reform, gun control.
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Panetta on U.S. response to Benghazi attack: ‘This is not 9-1-1’
Discussion: Politico
Talking Points Memo:
Fox News Host Calls Out NRA Chief: 'That's Ridiculous And You Know It, Sir' (VIDEO)  —  Fox News host Chris Wallace called out National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday for arguing that President Obama's children live under the same threats to their security as all other school children.
Discussion: Business Insider, Gawker and Gothamist
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
NRA chief: Public cannot ‘trust’ White House on gun control
Talking Points Memo:
LaPierre: Obama Wants To Take Your Rifle, Shotgun, Handgun
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Americans Closest to Retirement Were Hardest Hit by Recession  —  Young graduates are in debt, out of work and on their parents' couches.  People in their 30s and 40s can't afford to buy homes or have children.  Retirees are earning near-zero interest on their savings.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, ParaPundit and Eschaton
Susan Edelman / New York Post:
NYC schools giving out tens of thousands of doses of the ‘morning-after pill’  —  Plan B has become Plan A in the Bloomberg administration's stealth war on teen pregnancy.  —  Handouts of the “morning-after pill” to sexually active students have skyrocketed under an unpublicized project …
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Conservative groups mock Crossroads effort  —  Two powerful conservative groups reacted with scorn Sunday to a newly unveiled American Crossroads initiative, dubbed the Conservative Victory Project, that plans to work against Republican primary candidates it views as unelectable.
Discussion: The Raw Story and
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Top Donors to Republicans Seek More Say in Senate Races
Ovetta Wiggins / Washington Post:
Prince George's considers copyright policy that takes ownership of students' work  —  A proposal by the Prince George's County Board of Education to copyright work created by staff and students for school could mean that a picture drawn by a first-grader, a lesson plan developed by a teacher …
Discussion: Althouse and Blog
Brett Taylor / Twitchy:
Hilarity ensues as Twitter users caption and Photoshop Obama's shooting photo  —  Wait, did we say Twitter users have been Photoshopping that picture of President Mom Jeans and his shotgun?  Can't be.  As Twitchy reported earlier today, the White House issued the photo with the stern warning that it …
Discussion: American Power
New York Times:
Dangerous Gun Myths  —  The debate over what to do to reduce gun violence in America hit an absurd low point on Wednesday when a Senate witness tried to portray a proposed new ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines as some sort of sexist plot that would disproportionately hurt vulnerable women and their children.
Mohammad Alyousei / English:
“Burkas for babies”: Saudi cleric's new fatwa causes controversy  —  A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested.  —  In a TV interview on the Islamic Al-Majd TV …
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Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
Jim Carrey: The lives of assault rifle owners aren't really ‘worth protecting’
Alan Schwarz / New York Times:
Concerns About A.D.H.D. Practices and Amphetamine Addiction
Discussion: American Power
Associated Press:
John Kerry has busy first weekend
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Gore presses Obama to ‘follow through’ on climate change promises
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
In immigration debate, same-sex marriage comes to the fore
Discussion: National Review and Power Line
Christina Hoff Sommers / Opinionator:
The Boys at the Back  —  Boys score as well as or better …
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Dempsey: ‘No one has suggested zero’ US troops in Afghanistan post-2014
Discussion: Politico
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep Compares Gun Regulation To ‘Banning Spoons’
 Earlier Items: 
Renita D. Young / Reuters:
Chicago marchers urge Obama to come home to address gun violence
Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
This gun rights backer, armed with his Glock and his blog, is always on alert
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Starting a Business Is a Huge Pain
Discussion: Twitchy, Ed Driscoll and Via Meadia
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The price of moral grandstanding