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12:20 PM ET, March 9, 2013


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Rand Paul / Washington Post:
Sen. Rand Paul: My filibuster was just the beginning  —  If I had planned to speak for 13 hours when I took the Senate floor Wednesday, I would've worn more comfortable shoes.  I started my filibuster with the words, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan's nomination for the CIA.
Washington Post:
Sen. Rand Paul: My filibuster was just the beginning  —  Then something unexpected happened.  House conservatives started appearing in the back of the chamber to show their support.  Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), who stayed for five hours, offered me his boots when I complained that I had not worn my most comfortable shoes.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Post Politics
Grace Wyler / Business Insider:
36 Hours That Changed The Republican Party — Libertarians Believe Their Moment Has Finally Arrived  —  Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has emerged from his 13-hour filibuster as a national political leader, having unexpectedly unified divergent wings of the Republican Party on the issue of civil liberties.
Discussion: Dean's World and Hit & Run
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Rand Paul's triumph
Discussion: Right Turn, Hot Air and Rush Limbaugh
Olivier Knox / Yahoo! News:
Brennan takes oath on draft Constitution—without Bill of Rights  —  (David Lienemann/Official ...  Oh, dear.  This is probably not the symbolism the White House wanted.  —  Hours after CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office—behind closed doors, far away from the press …
Joyce Chen / Us Weekly:
Exclusive: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View After Nine Years, Viewers Found Her “Too Extreme and Right Wing”  —  The people have spoken.  Elisabeth Hasselbeck, one of the five cohorts of ABC's daytime talk show The View, will not be returning to the couch next season …
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 …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Blast Hits Afghan Capital Shortly After Hagel Arrives  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber wearing a vest bomb struck outside the Afghan defense ministry on Saturday, killing at least 10 people in a blast just hours after Chuck Hagel, the new United States defense secretary, arrived here in Kabul.
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Norah O'Donnell Debuts On ‘60 Minutes’ With Sheryl Sandberg Exclusive: ‘There Will Be A Lot Of Strong Reactions’ (VIDEO)  —  “I am not a fan of that phrase,” “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O'Donnell said when she was asked the perennial question, “Can women have it all?”
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Market Speaks  —  Four years ago, as a newly elected president began his efforts to rescue the economy and strengthen the social safety net, conservative economic pundits — people who claimed to understand markets and know how to satisfy them — warned of imminent financial disaster.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Pols mull daylight saving time options  —  The Sunshine State could have extended daylight saving time if one state senator gets his way.  —  Florida state Sen. Darren Soto, a Democrat, introduced the “Sunshine Protection Act” earlier this year that would make daylight saving time permanent year round.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Cable exposes coalition divisions over austerity  —  Business secretary warns of damage as Office for Budget Responsibility rebukes David Cameron over impact of cuts  —  Political divisions over continuing austerity widened as the business secretary, Vince Cable, warned David Cameron …
Discussion: Telegraph, Spectator and BBC
Jacob Goldstein / Economy:
The Scariest Jobs Chart Ever Isn't Scary Enough  —  One of the defining graphs of our time (yes, there are defining graphs of our time) comes from the blog Calculated Risk.  It tracks the job market in every U.S. recession and recovery since WWII — and it shows just how brutal the the past few years have been.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google to Pay $7M to Settle Wi-Spy Case With More Than 30 U.S. Attorneys General  —  Google will soon settle with the attorneys general representing more than 30 U.S. states over its Street View cars collecting data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks, multiple sources said.
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Josh Barro / Bloomberg:
Don't Cut Social Security, Expand It
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Lisa Lerer / Bloomberg:
White House Taking No Actions Yet to Cut Back Its Budget
Discussion: Moe Lane and Weasel Zippers
Emily Le Coz / Associated Press:
FBI steps into case of gay candidate's homicide
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Obama's Israel visit to go as planned
Discussion: Power Line
 Earlier Items: 
Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Durbin telling top Democrats he'll seek re-election in 2014
Discussion: Politico, Ballot Box and Roll Call
Rachel Rose Hartman / Yahoo! News:
First Person: White House reporter balances working and breastfeeding
Discussion: FishbowlDC and Wonkblog
Willie Herrmann / BuzzFeed:
The Jobs Report Is Wrong
Discussion: Outside the Beltway