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9:55 AM ET, March 8, 2013


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Lois Romano / Politico:
Rand Paul: ‘Seriously’ weighing 2016 bid  —  Before Thursday, Rand Paul — tea party firebrand — hadn't vaulted into the top tier of Republican power players.  —  But all that seemed to change this week.  The Kentucky Republican senator showed serious clout by holding a 13-hour filibuster …
Talking Points Memo:
Obama Administration Responds To Rand Paul On Drones
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Holder: US has no authority to kill Americans with drones on US soil
Internet Broadcasting / WPLG-TV:
Rand Paul ‘happy’ with drone response, ready to allow vote
Paul: Pro-drone Republicans on ‘wrong side of history’
Discussion: BuzzFeed, CNN and The Hill
Walter Shapiro / Yahoo! News:   Rand's stand: How the filibustering blusterer made the Senate (briefly) a better place
Kate Nocera / Politico:
Rand Paul filibuster blasted by John McCain, Lindsey Graham
Discussion: Power Line
Bill Clinton / Washington Post:
It's time to overturn DOMA  —  In 1996, I signed the Defense of Marriage Act.  Although that was only 17 years ago, it was a very different time.  In no state in the union was same-sex marriage recognized, much less available as a legal right, but some were moving in that direction.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Obama sets end-of-July goal for bipartisan agreement on deficit  —  President Obama wants to complete a grand bargain to reduce the deficit by the end of July, an aggressive timeline coinciding with the expiration of the nation's debt limit.  —  Obama told a small group of Republican senators …
Discussion: First Read
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Messina: Obama may meet with OFA donors amid controversy  —  Former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said Friday that President Obama may meet as soon as next week with donors to the nonprofit group that has sprouted from the remnants of his reelection campaign.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, and Hot Air
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Obama on His Heels  —  In January, pretty much all of respectable …
Discussion: PJ Media
How the GOP forced Obama's hand
Talking Points Memo:
Fox News Host Offer To Pay For One Week Of White House Tours
Discussion: Mediaite
Tim McDonnell / Mother Jones:
The Scariest Climate Change Graph Just Got Scarier … Back in 1999, Penn State University climate scientist Michael Mann released the climate change movement's most potent symbol: The “hockey stick,” a line graph of global temperature over the last 1,500 years that shows an unmistakable …
Discussion: jobsanger and Hullabaloo
A Reconstruction of Regional and Global Temperature for the Past 11,300 Years  —  1College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.  —  2Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
Discussion: Guardian and Dot Earth
Gautam Naik / Wall Street Journal:
In Study, Past Decade Ranks Among Hottest
Discussion: Washington Monthly and MarketBeat
Lee Smith / Weekly Standard:
Samira Ibrahim Speaks  —  Yesterday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD first reported that the State Department was about to bestow an International Woman of Courage Award on an anti-Semite and 9/11 fan.  Egypt women's rights activist Samira Ibrahim had left a record on her Twitter feed of statements quoting Hitler …
Bradley Klapper / The Huffington Post:
US postpones award for Egyptian woman over tweets
Ta-Nehisi Coates / New York Times:
The Good, Racist People  —  Last month the actor Forest Whitaker was stopped in a Manhattan delicatessen by an employee.  Whitaker is one of the pre-eminent actors of his generation, with a diverse and celebrated catalog ranging from “The Great Debaters” to “The Crying Game” to “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.”
Discussion: The Other McCain and Smartypants
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Racism of “Good People”
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Joe Battenfeld / Boston Herald:
Markey who?  GOP: Poll ‘speaks volumes’ … Massachusetts GOP leaders say they are encouraged by a new UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll showing Democratic front-runner U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey remains largely unknown by most voters despite a 36-year career in Congress.
Mark Gongloff / The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Warren: Banks Get Wrist Slaps While Drug Dealers Get Jail  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren unloaded on bank regulators Thursday about the fact that British bank HSBC is still doing business in the U.S., with no criminal charges filed against it, despite confessing to what one regulator called “egregious” money laundering violations.
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Senators blast financial regulators over ‘prosecution-free zone for large banks’
Bill McBride / Calculated Risk:
February Employment Report: 236,000 Jobs, 7.7% Unemployment Rate  —  From the BLS: … Click on graph for larger image.  —  The headline number was above expectations of 171,000 payroll jobs added.  Employment for January was revised lower, but jobs added in December was revised higher.
Des Moines Register:
Priebus: GOP needs new strategy  —  He says party must look beyond early caucuses, primaries.  —  If the GOP is going to win presidential elections, candidates can't compete just in Iowa and the seven other early states, the party's national chairman said during a visit here Thursday.
Discussion: and Politico
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
New Study Finds Firearms Laws Do Nothing to Prevent Homicides  —  That's the headline you should be seeing, but won't.  Instead, you will see headlines like this one, on CNN: “Study links gun laws and lower gun mortality.”  Or this one, from the Chicago Tribune: “States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths.”
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Rand Paul Praises Horrendous Supreme Court Decision, Would Let Employers Ruthlessly Exploit Workers  —  Lochner v. New York is widely viewed as one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in American history.  It is taught in law schools, alongside decisions upholding segregation …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Devin Leonard / Businessweek:
How Disney Bought Lucasfilm—and Its Plans for ‘Star Wars’  —  One weekend last October, Robert Iger, chief executive officer of Walt Disney (DIS), sat through all six Star Wars films.  He'd seen them before, of course.  This time, he took notes.  Disney was in secret negotiations to acquire Lucasfilm …
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Quote of the Day: Joe Scarborough vs. Joe Scarborough  —  Compare and contrast.  Here is Joe Scarborough during his debate with Paul Krugman on Monday: … And here is Scarborough writing with Jeffrey Sachs in the Washington Post today: … I'm confused.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
New York Times:
New York Hearing Set as Son-in-Law of Bin Laden Is Caught  —  WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was recently arrested in the Middle East, was transferred to the United States and is now in a New York jail, according to two people briefed on the matter.
Discussion: Lawfare, Politico and Hot Air
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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
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Lexington man accused of embezzling $274,000 in campaign donations
Discussion: Politico
Cliff Asness / AMERICAN.COM:
Yes, Labels  —  No Labels' goal of arguing less and getting …
North Korea says it ends peace pacts with South
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Pelosi Backs Bill That Would Raise Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour
Discussion: The Hill and The Raw Story
Militants from Russia's North Caucasus join “jihad” in Syria
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Via Meadia
Lisa Madigan moves toward run in Illinois
Discussion: First Read