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11:05 PM ET, February 9, 2013


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Navy: Lincoln Refueling Delayed, Will Hurt Carrier Readiness  —  The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. US Navy Photo
LAPD Had “No Idea” Who They Were Shooting At In Dorner Pursuit, Says Victims' Attorney  —  “It's 100 percent clear that they had no idea who was in that vehicle and just lit it up,” says attorney Christopher Driscoll.  —  Driscoll is representing Maggie Carranza, 47, and her mother …
Chicago Tribune:
Hadiya Pendleton funeral: ‘Beloved angel’ ... ‘More precious than rubies’  —  Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends.  —  Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama …
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Bill Maher Blasts Donald Trump for Suit Over Orangutan Joke  —  Anyone who is a regular reader of this site is probably already familiar with Donald Trump's threat to sue Bill Maher over his joke where he asked flame thrower and birther for proof that he was not the result of his mother having sex with an orangutan.
Discussion: his vorpal sword and
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Sen. Grassley: ‘The irony is thick’ in Lew's Cayman Islands investment fund  —  Congressional Republicans are raising new questions about the Treasury nominee's offshore financial holdings.  —  Congressional Republicans are targeting Jack Lew's nomination to lead the Treasury Department …
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Torture Memo Author, Now a Federal Judge, Still Justifying Torture  —  Jay Bybee — who signed off on waterboarding as a Justice Department lawyer — ruled last week that the government should be immune from liability for torture.  —  Evan Vucci/AP  —  Frank Rich is absolutely right.
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Robert Beckhusen / Wired:
New 3-D Printed Rifle Magazine Lets You Fire Hundreds of Rounds  —  In response to the upsurge in gun violence, politicians are proposing restrictions on the number of bullets that handgun and rifle magazines can hold.  And just as they do, new printing technology blows holes right through that debate.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Mo. Republicans pick Smith to run for Emerson's House seat  —  Local Republicans have selected Missouri state Rep. Jason Smith (R) to run for the seat once held by former Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), according to the Southeast Missourian, a decision that is tantamount to a victory for Smith in the heavily Republican district.
Discussion: Southeast Missourian and Politico
Perry to visit California, recruit business for Texas  —  (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hitting the road to drum up business.  —  But he isn't on a tour of the Lone Star State.  —  Follow @politicalticker  —  Instead, Perry set off for California on Sunday, where he will spend four days trying …
Discussion: Associated Press and The Reaction
Giffords to attend State of the Union  —  (CNN) - Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, critically injured in a 2011 mass shooting, will attend the president's State of the Union address on Tuesday as a guest of Rep. Ron Barber, who replaced her in the House.  —  She resigned her seat in Congress …
Discussion: Politico
Ron Paul .com:
Ron Paul Calls on United Nations to Confiscate Domain Names of His Supporters  —  Earlier today, Ron Paul filed an international UDRP complaint against and with WIPO, a global governing body that is an agency of the United Nations.  The complaint calls on the agency …
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Cummings: Postal Service cuts would hurt minority groups, single mothers  —  The U.S. Postal Service's decision to eliminate Saturday delivery could disproportionally hurt minority groups, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Impolitic
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