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1:30 PM ET, February 2, 2015

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Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Christie Says Parents Should Have ‘Choice’ on Vaccinations  —  CAMBRIDGE, England — Amid an outbreak of measles that has spread across 14 states, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Monday said that parents “need to have some measure of choice” about vaccinating their children against the virus …
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Christie clarifies comments on measles vaccine after call for ‘balance’ causes stir  —  CAMBRIDGE, England - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walked back comments he made here Monday morning calling for “balance” on the measles vaccine debate to allow for parental choice, asserting that “there is no question kids should be vaccinated.”
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
CDC warns of ‘large outbreak’ of measles  —  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see a “large outbreak” of measles.  —  “We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles …
ABC News:   Chris Christie News
National Journal:
If Republicans are smart, they will nominate for president someone in the mold of George W. Bush in 2000.  —  TO MAKE AN educated guess about whether these trends will continue, it helps to look at how the white working class and middle class have behaved historically.
Caitlin Nolan / NY Daily News:
‘There was no snowball fight’: Video showing New Rochelle police officer pulling gun on teens not what it seems: cops  —  WARNING: Graphic language.  The footage appears to catch a cop holding a group of teenagers at gunpoint after an alleged snowball fight.
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Politico:
The FCC chair's Internet pivot  —  Tom Wheeler is poised to propose some of the toughest rules possible.  —  Tom Wheeler was feeling the heat.  —  It was August and the head of the Federal Communications Commission was sitting on the deck of his family's vacation home on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Amy Davidson / New Yorker:
God and the G.O.P.  —  The brief apparition of a third Mitt Romney Presidential bid vanished last Friday, with a conference call to several of his supporters.  “You can't imagine how hard it is for Ann and me to step aside,” Romney told them.  He added that he thought he would have won …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
McCain On Sarah Palin's Incoherent Speech: I Didn't See It  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told CNN on Sunday that he hadn't seen former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) widely-panned speech in Iowa last week, but offered his ex-running mate his support regardless.
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New York Post:
Teacher keeps job despite ‘unsatisfactory’ rating 6 years in a row  —  Six strikes and she's not out.  —  The city Department of Education has failed to fire a teacher rated “unsatisfactory” for six consecutive years.  Ann Legra, 44, a first-grade teacher at PS 173 in Washington Heights …
Bjorn Lomborg / Wall Street Journal:
The Alarming Thing About Climate Alarmism  —  Exaggerated, worst-case claims result in bad policy and they ignore a wealth of encouraging data.  —  By  —  It is an indisputable fact that carbon emissions are rising—and faster than most scientists predicted.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Rubio plots his path to victory  —  Marco Rubio sees room for himself in the GOP's crowded 2016 field — and is starting to throw elbows to make space.  —  The Florida senator is moving full throttle towards a White House bid, hitting the road hard to raise money and elevate his profile.
Discussion: Political Wire
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Alabama Lawmaker: Same-Sex Couples Don't Deserve Same Financial Benefits As Other Families  —  Most conservatives who oppose marriage equality will cite the Bible, “nature,” or polygamy and incest to justify their opposition.  —  But for one Alabama state senator, a reason to oppose marriage equality …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Obama's Budget: Beyond the Boldness, Nuggets With G.O.P. Appeal  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday released an aggressive $4 trillion budget blueprint for next year that proclaims victory in the long, difficult climb from recession and relies on large tax increases to fund efforts in education …
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Departing From Country's Pacifism, Japanese Premier Vows Revenge for Killings  —  TOKYO — When Islamic State militants posted a video over the weekend showing the grisly killing of a Japanese journalist, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacted with outrage, promising “to make the terrorists pay the price.”
Wall Street Journal:
Beer Old Dartmouth  —  A college president refuses to bow to political pressure.  —  The moral panic over U.S. undergraduate life features increasingly illiberal demands to restrict open debate, due process and voluntary association—and the first impulse of most college administrators is to capitulate.
Claire Milhench / Reuters:
Oil prices rally above $53 as investors pile in  —  (Reuters) - Crude oil prices rose on Monday as investors shrugged off a U.S. refinery strike and focused on a falling U.S. rig count that signalled lower production down the line.  —  “There were a lot of people on the sidelines waiting …
Discussion: Hot Air
CNN:
Arizona measles exposure worries parents of at-risk kids  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)Anna Jacks checks her baby's forehead over and over again.  Is he hot?  Does he have a rash?  Is his nose still runny?  —  Her son has been sick before, but this time it's different …
Discussion: Raw Story, KFOR-TV and Hot Air
 
 
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Angela Fritz / Washington Post:
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Rachel M. Cohen / American Prospect:
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Mitch McConnell's way  —  The leader of the new GOP Senate …
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Lyndsey Telford / Telegraph:
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
GOP senator: ‘Alarm ringing’ in Middle East
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Scott Bland / National Journal:
A Seller's Market: GOP Campaigns Racing to Lock Down Qualified Staff
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Jeffrey Scott Shapiro / Washington Times:
Clinton's Libya war push armed Benghazi rebels with suspected al Qaeda ties
Nolan Finley / The Detroit News:
For president, a governor  —  Gov. Rick Snyder said on CNN …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Cecilio Padilla / CBS Sacramento:
Support Of Israel Reason House Was Tagged With Swastikas, Frat Says
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Detroit Free Press:
Last Slide  —  “I set our attendance standard by this man,” …
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