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8:10 AM ET, February 3, 2014

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Pervaiz Shallwani / Wall Street Journal:
Award-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment, Law-Enforcement Official Said  —  The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death
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Bruce Weber / New York Times:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Actor of Depth, Dies at 46  —  Philip Seymour Hoffman, perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation, who gave three-dimensional nuance to a wide range of sidekicks, villains and leading men on screen and embraced some of the theater's …
New York Post:
Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead with needle in arm: cops  —  Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday morning, cops said.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Delusions of Failure  —  The Republican response to the State of the Union was delivered by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican representative from Washington — and it was remarkable for its lack of content.  A bit of uplifting personal biography, a check list of good things her party wants …
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New York Times:
What G.O.P.-Style Reform Looks Like  —  Three Republican senators — Orrin Hatch of Utah, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Richard Burr of North Carolina — have issued an alternative to the health care reforms that they deride as Obamacare.  Conservative analysts have hailed their proposals as …
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
House Republicans pivot in search of a positive message  —  CAMBRIDGE, Md. - House Republicans are at a turning point.  —  A majority of them, having spent five years in opposition to President Obama — inviting Democrats to tag them as obstructive — are now intent on shaping a positive identity as the …
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The G.O.P.'s Immigration Delusion  —  THE debate over immigration reform, rekindled last week by House Republican leaders, bears a superficial resemblance to last fall's debate over the government shutdown.  —  Again, you have establishment Republicans transparently eager to cut a deal …
John King / CNN:   Obama at odds with himself on immigration
Elizabeth Titus / Politico:
Subpoenaed Christie staffer Christina Renna resigns  —  A Chris Christie aide who was subpoenaed in a growing New Jersey traffic scandal resigned Friday, the aide's lawyer confirmed to POLITICO.  —  Christina Renna becomes the second person to leave the Republican governor's office since the scandal escalated in January.
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Mike Allen / Politico:
Exclusive: Chris Christie attacks N.Y. Times, David Wildstein
Dylan Farrow / Nicholas Kristof:
An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow  —  (A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow.
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Woody Allen  —  Nick Kristof runs an open leter from Dylan Farow …
Discussion: Guardian
Politico:
Bill Kristol joins ABC News  —  Bill Kristol, the editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard, has joined ABC News as a contributor, “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos announced on Sunday.  —  A source familiar with the negotiations says the former Fox News commentator has landed …
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Missouri Executed This Man While His Appeal Was Pending in Court  —  Herbert Smulls was pronounced dead four minutes before the justices in Washington denied his final stay.  Did Missouri officials breach their ethical duties by permitting this to happen?  —  It is 2014, not 1964 or 1914 …
Jewish / The Jewish Press:
Scholar and Columnist Professor Barry Rubin Passed Away at 64  —  Barry Rubin's was a rare voices of clarity in the Israeli academia and in Jewish media.  He was one of the good guys.  —  Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet: Professor Barry Rubin, one of the great intellectual defenders of Israel, passed away Monday morning.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
 
 
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