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10:35 PM ET, March 9, 2013


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New York Times:
How a U.S. Citizen Came to Be in America's Cross Hairs  —  WASHINGTON — One morning in late September 2011, a group of American drones took off from an airstrip the C.I.A. had built in the remote southern expanse of Saudi Arabia.  The drones crossed the border into Yemen …
Ryan Goodman / New York Times:
The Drone Question Obama Hasn't Answered  —  THE Senate confirmed John O. Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Thursday after a nearly 13-hour filibuster by the libertarian senator Rand Paul, who before the vote received a somewhat odd letter from the attorney general.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Host Of TV Gun Show 'A Rifleman's Journal' Shot And Killed  —  The host of The Sportsman Channel's “A Rifleman's Journal” was shot and killed in Montana on Friday.  The gunman, seemingly a jealous husband, then turned the weapon on himself.  —  It is not yet clear if the weapon used in the crime was obtained legally.
Crimesider / CBS News:
Gregory Rodriguez, Sportsman Channel host of “A Rifleman's Journal,” killed by gunman who also killed himself, Mont. police say  —  (CBS/AP) WHITEFISH, Mont. - A Montana man shot and killed Gregory Rodriguez, the host of the Sportsman Channel show “A Rifleman's Journal,” …
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
McCain: Are You a “Wacko Bird” Like Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz?  —  “Wacko Birds” is the new “Jerk Store.”  —  That is, it's the sort of comedic comeback that reflects far worse - and oh-so-sadly - on its creator than its intended target.  —  During a recent tirade, Sen. John McCain …
Grace Wyler / Business Insider:
36 Hours That Changed The Republican Party — Libertarians Believe Their Moment Has Finally Arrived
Rand Paul / Washington Post:
Sen. Rand Paul: My filibuster was just the beginning
Simon Walters / Daily Mail:
Queen fights for gay rights: Monarch makes historic pledge on discrimination and hints that if Kate DOES have a girl, that means equal rights to the throne too  —  The Queen will tomorrow back an historic pledge to promote gay rights and ‘gender equality’ in one of the most controversial acts of her reign.
Paul Krugman:
The English Prisoner  —  “If this plan is working, what would a failing one look like?”  So asks Martin Wolf in response to David Cameron's speech insisting that his austerity policy was right, is right, and is succeeding.  Simon Wren-Lewis goes through Cameron's assertions in some detail …
Awr Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
GABBY GIFFORDS' HUSBAND BUYS AR-15  —  Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (an “assault weapon,” he called it)—which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Republicans blast Obama administration for New York trial of al Qaeda spokesman  —  The Obama administration's decision to try former al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a relative of Osama bin Laden, in a New York federal court has sparked an uproar that it could compromise classified intelligence.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Reuters
Danielle Avel / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: CALLING FOR INTIFADA ON THE STREETS OF WASHINGTON  —  On March 3, 2013, a group of “pro-peace” agitators organized by CODEPINK Women for Peace and Interfaith Peace-Builders made noise outside the Washington, D.C. Convention Center to harass the 12,000-plus participants attending …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
China Says It Won't Forsake North Korea, Despite Support for U.N. Sanctions  —  BEIJING — China's foreign minister said Saturday that Beijing would not abandon North Korea, reiterating China's longstanding position that dialogue, not sanctions, is the best way to persuade the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
9th Circuit Appeals Court: 4th Amendment Applies At The Border; Also: Password Protected Files Shouldn't Arouse Suspicion  —  Here's a surprise ruling.  For many years we've written about how troubling it is that Homeland Security agents are able to search the contents of electronic devices …
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Ian Drury / Daily Mail:
What a way to treat a heroine: Royal Navy girl who fought in Afghanistan told to cover up uniform …
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Wealth Over the Edge: Singapore
Josh Barro / Bloomberg:
Don't Cut Social Security, Expand It
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