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9:50 AM ET, February 10, 2013


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Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
California Democrats Propose Strictest Gun Regulations In The Nation  —  Thursday afternoon, a group of California Senate Democrats rolled out a legislative package that would create what would likely be the tightest gun regulation system in the nation, ranging from sweeping prohibitions …
CBS Sacramento:
Support Growing For Former L.A. Officer Accused Of Killing Spree  —  SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - The ex-cop accused of three revenge killings left behind a long manifesto outlining all of his grievances and observations.  —  That manifesto has given investigators some clues, but they still don't know where is Christopher Dorner.
Brent Baker / NewsBusters blogs:
Parody or Does She Believe It?  CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming  —  CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?”  —  Moments earlier, before an ad break …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and The Other McCain
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Many 2011 federal budget cuts had little real-world effect  —  Video: You've heard the word “sequester” mentioned by politicians a lot lately.  The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe explains what the term means, and why it matters.  —  Late on the night of April 8, 2011, Washington's leaders announced …
Noah Feldman / Bloomberg:
Obama's Drone Attack on Your Due Process  —  The biggest problem with the recently disclosed Obama administration white paper defending the drone killing of radical clerk Anwar al-Awlaki isn't its secrecy or its creative redefinition of the words “imminent threat.”
Carlo Muñoz / The Hill:
Sens. Feinstein, Leahy push for court oversight of armed drone strikes  —  The top Democrats on the Senate intelligence and judiciary panels are planning hearings to consider establishing new authorities for federal courts to oversee the use of armed drone strikes against suspected terror targets worldwide.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Washington Post:
Israeli strike in Syria might be first in series  —  View Photo Gallery — Signs pointing out distances to different cities is seen at an observation point in the Golan Heights on Jan. 31, 2013.  More photos: Syrian fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo.
USNI News:
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
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
John E. Karlin, Who Led the Way to All-Digit Dialing, Dies at 94  —  A generation ago, when the poetry of PEnnsylvania and BUtterfield was about to give way to telephone numbers in unpoetic strings, a critical question arose: Would people be able to remember all seven digits long enough to dial them?
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
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 …
Discussion: Hit & Run and AMERICAN DIGEST
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Robert Beckhusen / Wired:
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Giffords to attend State of the Union
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Mo. Republicans pick Smith to run for Emerson's House seat
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Chicago Tribune:
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Cummings: Postal Service cuts would hurt minority groups, single mothers
Discussion: The Impolitic and Weasel Zippers
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Bill Maher Blasts Donald Trump for Suit Over Orangutan Joke