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11:40 AM ET, February 24, 2013


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Washington Post:
The big sequester gamble: How badly will the cuts hurt?  —  Evan Vucci/AP - President Barack Obama speaks in Chicago Feb. 15, 2013.  The president and congressional Republicans each seem content with the political ground they hold and are prepared to let across-the-board spending cuts take effect on March 1.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Controllers must be cut in a week, LaHood says  —  (CNN) - The Department of Transportation will have no choice but to cut staffing of air traffic controllers if the upcoming forced spending cuts take effect, the agency's boss said Sunday, defending against allegations that the warnings …
Discussion: Politico
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Senators near a deal on background checks for most private gun sales  —  A bipartisan group of senators is on the verge of a deal that would expand background checks to all private firearms sales with limited exemptions, but significant disagreements remain on the issue of keeping records …
Discussion: Politico, Doug Ross and Weasel Zippers
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
On the sequester, the American people ‘moved the goalposts’  —  I don't agree with my colleague Bob Woodward, who says the Obama administration is “moving the goalposts” when they insist on a sequester replacement that includes revenues.  I remember talking to both members of the Obama administration …
Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Political movies look to win big at Oscars  —  Political movies are expected to rake in the trophies at Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony.  —  “Argo,” a film about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, is favored to win the biggest prize of the night: Best Picture.
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:
Violent, Drunk and Holding a Gun  —  Multiple mass shootings by deranged young men have made keeping firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people a big part of the gun debate.  —  Given the enormity of those crimes, that is understandable.  Federal law does, in fact …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Daily Kos
Associated Press:
Court Finds No Right to Conceal a Firearm  —  DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that permits allowing people to carry concealed weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment.  —  The ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit was issued Friday …
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
McCain predicts Hagel likely to get up-or-down Senate vote this week  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that he expected President Obama's nominee for Defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, to get an up-or-down vote in the coming days.  —  “I think it will happen, barring …
Discussion: CNN
Neil King Jr / Washington Wire:
Rick Perry: Texas Will Never Go Blue  —  For many, it's the country's ultimate over-the-horizon electoral question: Could Texas become a blue state?  —  To which Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry emits a hearty guffaw.  Texas going blue, he says, “is the biggest pipedream I have ever heard.”
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
13 GOP Pennsylvania Senators Introduce New Plan To Rig The Electoral College For Republicans
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Fox News:
Proposed design of NC illegal immigrant licenses sparks concern  —  RALEIGH, N.C. - A new driver's license expected to be issued to some illegal immigrants in North Carolina has prompted state lawmakers and immigrant rights groups to voice concerns over the proposal.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Catherine Deveney / Guardian:
UK's top cardinal accused of ‘inappropriate acts’ by priests  —  Three priests and former priest report Cardinal Keith O'Brien to Vatican over claims stretching back 33 years  —  Three priests and a former priest in Scotland have reported the most senior Catholic clergyman in Britain …
Discussion: BBC
Grae Stafford / The Daily Caller:
Juan Williams: Liberal media will ‘shut you down, stab you, kill you, fire you’ if you disagree [VIDEO]  —  Fox News political analyst and “Special Report” panelist Juan Williams said in an interview with The Daily Caller's Ginni Thomas that mainstream media outlets “stab” and “kill” dissenting voices.
Coming Up on ‘This Week’: Two Powerhouse Roundtables  —  This Week with George Stephanopoulos (U.S House of Representatives/U.S House of Representatives/Wall Street Journal/Getty Images)  —  Two powerhouse roundtables join George Stephanopoulos to tackle the latest challenges at home and abroad, Sunday on “This Week.”
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John Kerry heading overseas
Discussion: CNN
Wall Street Journal:
ObamaCare and the ‘29ers’
Discussion: Power Line
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Wall Street Journal:
The Hollywood Tax Story They Won't Tell at the Oscars
James Dao / New York Times:
Drone Pilots Are Found to Get Stress Disorders Much as Those in Combat Do
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Little Green Footballs:
Dumbest Man on Internet's New Paranoid Fantasy: VA Prohibits Veterans From Owning Guns!
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
DOMA: U.S. takes tough line on marriage denial
Discussion: Althouse, Poliglot, Politico and U.S. News