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8:00 PM ET, February 9, 2014


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Tom Moran:
Chris Christie endorsement is regrettable: Moran  —  Gov. Chris Christie takes the oath of office in January.  Even before he was embroiled in scandals, The Star-Ledger's endorsement of the governor was a close call.  (Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger)  —  During the fall campaign …
Tom Abrahams / KTRK-TV:
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul talks about key U.S. issues, political future  —  More: Bio, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, News Team  —  HOUSTON (KTRK) — In a brief but wide-ranging interview with Eyewitness News, Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, said he keeps talking about the Clintons because people keep asking him about it.
Discussion: CNN
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rand Paul warns Texas could turn blue  —  HOUSTON — Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday predicted that Texas would turn blue within a decade if the Republican Party doesn't become more inclusive.  —  “What I do believe is Texas is going to be a Democrat state within 10 years if we don't change,” …
Ashley Killough / CNN:   Rand Paul warns his former home state, Texas, could turn blue
Mary Grace Lucas / CNN:
Did Schumer call Boehner's bluff on immigration?  —  Washington (CNN) - When House Speaker John Boehner abruptly announced Thursday that he didn't see a way forward on immigration reform this year, he said President Obama was part of the reason.  —  “There's widespread doubt about whether …
Discussion: Politico
Brendan Bordelon / The Daily Caller:
Laura Ingraham battles George Will as conservative civil war over immigration intensifies [VIDEO]  —  Conservative commentators Laura Ingraham and George Will can usually be counted on to agree on most issues, but on “Fox News Sunday,” the two sparred over immigration reform …
Discussion: Mediaite, The PJ Tatler and ParaPundit
Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:
House Republicans Cool to Schumer Immigration Proposal  —  Sen. Charles Schumer tried to break the impasse over immigration Sunday, suggesting that Congress pass a law that wouldn't take effect until after President Barack Obama leaves office.  There was no indication, however, that House Republicans would accept the proposal.
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:   A Pen, a Phone and a Meme
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
They quit their jobs, thanks to health-care law  —  Count Polly Lower among those who quit their jobs because of the health-care law.  —  It happened in September, when her boss abruptly changed her job description.  She went from doing payroll, which she liked, to working on her boss's schedule, which she loathed.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Leaving Work Behind  —  IN 1930, in the darkening valley of the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes wrote an essay on “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” which foresaw a much happier future — one of growth, abundance and the steady decline of full-time work.
Paul Campos / Salon:
Crybabies of the 1 percent: Spoiled rich kids, Tom Perkins and the real affluenza  —  The rich's real “disease” is failing to get that their privileges come at a price: our contempt  —  More than half a century ago, “West Side Story” satirized the idea that what was then known as juvenile delinquency …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Book: Hillary rejected Bill's edits to speech  —  Hillary Clinton refused to allow her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to alter her 2008 Democratic Convention speech with his own “poetic flourishes,” according to a new book on the former secretary of State.
Discussion: Politico
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Is McConnell the new underdog?  —  Republicans are buoyant they can capture the Senate this year - but will Mitch McConnell still be there as majority leader?  —  A surprising survey out of Kentucky this week underscores that the Senate minority leader is truly running the race of his life …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Times:
The Case for a Higher Minimum Wage  —  The political posturing over raising the minimum wage sometimes obscures the huge and growing number of low-wage workers it would affect.  An estimated 27.8 million people would earn more money under the Democratic proposal to lift the hourly minimum from $7.25 today to $10.10 by 2016.
Discussion: AEIdeas
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Benjamin Kline Hunnicut / Politico:
Why Do Republicans Want Us to Work All the Time?
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Nick Gass / Politico:
Napolitano: Obama didn't snub Putin
Discussion: The Week and CNN
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Obama Democrats' troubling view on work
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Republicans seek access to Mitt Romney money machine
Kay S. Hymowitz / Opinionator:
How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids
Discussion: City Journal
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Sean Hannity selling Lloyd Harbor home for $3.6M
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Joseph Rago / Wall Street Journal:
The Economist Who Exposed ObamaCare
Discussion: Hot Air and Supply and Demand