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5:25 PM ET, February 12, 2013

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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
What President Obama should (and shouldn't) say in the State of the Union  —  If President Obama wants immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented workers, he may not want to mention it at all in tonight's State of the Union speech, a new Washington Post poll suggests.
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CNN:
First on CNN: In tea party response, Paul will urge GOP to embrace immigrants, cut spending
Discussion: Ballot Box, Post Politics and The Fix
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Nugent pledges to ‘take on the media orgy’ following State of the Union
CBS News:
Poll: 45% approve of Obama's handling of the economy
Discussion: American Prospect and The Hill
Nick Wing / The Huffington Post:
Ted Nugent Preps For State Of The Union ‘Media Orgy,’ Some Laugh, Gun Control Advocates Salivate
Discussion: CNN and www.kfyi.com
Jake Tapper / CNN:
Medal of Honor recipient declines invitation to State of the Union
Dana Bash / CNN:
TRENDING: Boehner: the president lacks ‘guts’ and ‘courage’
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Suzi Parker / Washington Post:
Sarah Palin tries to stay relevant  —  CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin planned to contribute to the Al Jazeera America news network.  —  The Sarah Palin Story is a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet.
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Parody Website Fools The Washington Post Into Thinking Sarah Palin Heading To Al Jazeera  —  “The Sarah Palin Story is a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet,” beginsWashington Post contributor Suzi Parker's profile of Sarah Palin's move from Fox News Channel …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo wrong on Palin's new job  —  The Washington Post has erroneously reported that Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and former Fox News contributor, is joining the Qatari-owned news network Al Jazeera.  —  “Late last week Al Jazeera America announced …
Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
Sarah Palin joining Al-Jazeera? Obnoxious ‘real journalist’ at WaPo falls for obvious satire
Paul Krugman:
Hearsay Economics  —  Jonathan Chait is boggled by Joe Scarborough's latest rant.  (Dear Jon: I am not “prickly”: I'm aggressive and annoying.  But that's by design, and I only do it when the situation calls for it.)  What's really striking is Scarborough's certainty that we're experiencing …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Joe Scarborough Hates Moms, PowerPoint  —  What makes Joe Scarborough such an enjoyable figure is his combination of affability, good intentions, high self-regard, low self-awareness, and total lack of analytical reasoning skills.  He is not remotely dislikable.  He is Ron Burgundy come to life.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Wow, Joe Scarborough Doesn't Understand Economics at All
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
Morning Joe Crew Rips Republicans For Hagel Obstruction: 'It's A Colossal Mistake'
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Esquire Initially Left VA Health Care Out Of Online Version Of Navy SEAL Story
Discussion: Twitchy, Poynter, Quartz and Hot Air
Megan McCloskey / Stars & Stripes:
Esquire article wrongly claims SEAL who killed Bin Laden is denied healthcare
Sam Schaefer / L.A. NOW:
Christopher Dorner in gun battle with authorities, source says  —  Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told The Times.  —  The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said.
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Eric Hartley / Daily Breeze:
LAPD hasn't confirmed if Dorner is man in video buying scuba gear at Torrance store
Discussion: L.A. NOW and Guardian
Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
Ex-Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh insists he's not trying to stop paying child support  —  After insisting he wasn't a “deadbeat dad” throughout his failed campaign for re-election, ex-U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh is still dogged by questions about child support.  —  Walsh, a flame-throwing Tea Party Republican …
ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act, With No Help From 22 Republican Male Senators  —  The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization passed through the Senate on Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 78 to 22.  Of those opposing the legislation, all 22 were Republican men.
Talking Points Memo:
Reid: I Won't Honor Holds On Hagel Nomination  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters Tuesday that he will not honor any holds placed on the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.  —  He said he intends to hold a vote this week if Hagel is cleared by the Armed Serices Committee.
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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Obama Lacks ‘The Guts’ to Make Tough Choices: Boehner  —  A feisty House Speaker John Boehner said this morning that he doesn't believe President Obama “has the guts” to make the tough choices to address the government's mounting deficit problem.  —  “He doesn't have the courage …
Discussion: Politico
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Dana Bash / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner On Path To Citizenship: ‘How About A Little Foreplay First?’
Discussion: Wonkette and The Raw Story
ABCNEWS:
Fort Hood Hero Says President Obama ‘Betrayed’ Her, Other Victims  —  Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke …
Riley Yates / Morning Call:
Lehigh University student sues over grade, seeks $1.3 million  —  Megan Thode isn't the first Lehigh University student who was unhappy with the grade she received in a course.  But she may be the first to sue to get it changed.  —  The C+ that Thode was given scuttled her dream of becoming …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies  —  The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them.
Politico:
Parliamentarian Sullivan joins Google - Frank staffers launch firm - Al Jazeera hires DLA Piper - Elmendorf to host Pelosi  —  PI SCOOP... PARLIAMENTARIAN SULLIVAN JOINS GOOGLE: John Sullivan, who retired as House parliamentarian in March 2012, is joining Google's Washington operation.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Menendez flew on donor's plane in unreported 2008 trip to Dominican Republic, sources say  —  Sen. Robert Menendez took at least one more trip to the Dominican Republic on the plane of a doctor and campaign donor than he has publicly admitted, according to sources who spent time with the New Jersey Democrat on the unreported visit.
 
 
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Kate Nocera / Politico:
Hoyer: GOP's sequestration claims ‘patently false’
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BBC:
Coca-Cola drinking 'linked to New Zealander's death'
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Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
The GOP's Big Asian-American Problem
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Feministing
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
NRA Convention Helps Distribute Literature Calling For Secession And Civil War
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Matt Gutman / ABCNEWS:
Passengers on Crippled Carnival Cruise Ship Describe Worsening Conditions
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Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
What Marco Rubio Doesn't Understand About Debt And The Economy
Greg Ferenstein / The Atlantic Online:
Former Political Scientist to Congress: Please Defund Political Science
Discussion: Duck of Minerva and TechCrunch
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
The ‘Die Hard’ Quandary
Reuters:
China joins U.S., Japan, EU in condemning North Korea nuclear test