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11:45 AM ET, February 17, 2013


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Associated Press:
Dozens of pro-Dorner protesters rally at LAPD HQ  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters Saturday in support of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week …
Hailey Branson / L.A. NOW:
Protesters show support for Christopher Dorner  —  Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters downtown Saturday afternoon, holding signs of support for Christopher Dorner, the fired police officer suspected of killing four people.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Weasel Zippers
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senator Would Take Away Health Coverage From 30 Million Americans To Avoid Military Cuts  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Sunday the government should protect the Defense Department from automatic spending cuts by slashing $1.2 trillion from the Affordable Care Act.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Prairie Weather
Manu Raju / Politico:
Hagel reassures Graham on Israel remark  —  Chuck Hagel is disavowing a comment he reportedly made six years ago tying the State Department to Israel, according to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.  —  Graham announced on “Fox News Sunday” that Hagel sent him a letter …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Erik Wasson / The Hill:   Sen. Graham: Hagel disavowed remark on Israel controlling State department
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
McDonough: Pressure is on Congress to act on immigration reform  —  White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday pushed back against criticism over a leaked Obama administration immigration proposal, claiming that the pressure to overhaul the nation's immigration laws was on Congress.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Alan Gomez / USA Today:
White House immigration bill offers path to residency  —  The legislation is being developed as members in both chambers of Congress are drafting their own immigration bills.  —  WASHINGTON — A draft of a White House immigration proposal obtained by USA TODAY would allow illegal immigrants …
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Creating Hipsturbia  —  A yoga studio opened on Main Street that offers lunch-hour vinyasa classes.  Nearby is a bicycle store that sells Dutch-style bikes, and a farm-to-table restaurant that sources its edible nasturtiums from its backyard garden.  —  Across the street is the home-décor shop …
Discussion: Crooked Timber and Althouse
David Daley / Salon:
Emory president holds up “three-fifths” compromise as noble, honorable  —  Atlanta university president calls the deal which counted slaves as three-fifths of a person a classic compromise  —  In a shockingly horrible column, the president of Emory University held up the “Three-Fifths Compromise” …
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
Bobby Jindal is governing like it's 2016  —  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is laying the groundwork for a likely presidential run — and using his state as a testing ground for policies that play well with national conservatives.  —  He's passed a sweeping school voucher plan …
Sarah Jones / PoliticusUSA:
CPAC: White Supremacists and Wayne LaPierre are Welcome, but GOProud is Banned  —  CPAC is coming!  Prepare your battleships, patriots.  On March 14, the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference descends upon innocent Americans in order to spread the goodness of Dick Morris …
Discussion:, Joe. My. God. and AMERICAblog
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Cuomo Bucks Tide With Bill to Ease Abortion Limits  —  ALBANY — Bucking a trend in which states have been seeking to restrict abortion, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is putting the finishing touches on legislation that would guarantee women in New York the right to late-term abortions when their health is in danger or the fetus is not viable.
Discussion: The Mahablog
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
States join battle over drone flights  —  The nascent drone industry is coming under threat from lawmakers on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures who are weighing restrictions on their use in the United States.  —  Eighteen states have considered bills that would limit the use of unmanned aerial systems …
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N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
Will young adults face ‘rate shock’ because of the health-care law?
Joseph Bottum / Weekly Standard:
The Papal Abdication  —  Benedict XVI's problematic farewell.
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Interview with Dube; EITC and Minimum Wage as Complements
Discussion: EconLog, CANNONFIRE and Paul Krugman
James Quinn / Telegraph:
Horse meat scandal: Shoppers who buy ‘cheapest food’ at risk
Discussion: Daily Mail
Bloomberg takes gun fight to Chicago
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Jeremy Slevin / Congressman Keith Ellison:
Majority Of House Democrats Call On President Obama To Reject Benefit Cuts To Medicare, Medicaid …
Joseph Stiglitz / Opinionator:
Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth
Discussion: Daily Kos
Byron Tau / Politico:
Data mining is new lobbying gold
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Join Bipartisan Bill To Legalize Hemp