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Tom Brokaw wants Brian Williams fired  —  Tom Brokaw (right) is livid over the revelation that Brian Williams lied about being in a chopper that was hit by an RPG in Iraq.  —  You know you're in trouble when Tom Brokaw is out for your blood.  —  NBC's most revered journalist is furious …
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Controversy grows over Brian Williams' Iraq apology  —  If NBC and Brian Williams believed a Facebook post and an on-air apology were enough, they were wrong.  —  In the hours after Williams recanted a long-told story Wednesday about an RPG attack in Iraq, rank and file employees …
Lauren Ashburn / The Hill:
Brian Williams should be punished
Discussion: Fox News, Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Dan Rather backs Brian Williams
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Brian Williams' Tall Tale Raises New Challenge For NBC News
David Sirota / International Business Times:
Chris Christie Administration Is Target Of New Federal Criminal Probe  —  Federal law enforcement officials have launched a criminal investigation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and members of his administration, pursuing allegations the governor and his staff broke the law …
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David McCabe / The Hill:
Christie facing new criminal probe  —  Federal authorities are investigating New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and his administration in a new criminal probe, according to reports.  —  Bennett Barlyn alleges that he was fired from his job as a Hunterdon County prosecutor in 2010 after objecting …
Discussion: New Jersey News …
ABC News:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Administration Facing New Criminal Investigation … Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, as well as members of his administration, a man at the center of the investigation told ABC News.
Discussion: Political Wire
Dan Williams / Reuters:
Israeli official suggests Boehner misled Netanyahu on Congress speech  —  (Reuters) - A senior Israeli official suggested on Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been misled into thinking an invitation to address the U.S. Congress on Iran next month was fully supported by the Democrats.
Discussion: Mediaite
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National Journal:
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images )  —  In early 1941, as the Battle of Britain was raging, with Nazi planes bombing British cities every night, opponents in the Senate tried to block FDR's “lend-lease” program to provide England with desperately needed military supplies.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Israeli officials fail to quell Democratic revolt  —  Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein rushed to meetings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday trying to calm a furor created by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress next month and quell …
The White House:
Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast  —  Washington, D.C.  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.  Well, good morning.  Giving all praise and honor to God.  It is wonderful to be back with you here.  I want to thank our co-chairs, Bob and Roger.
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John Amato / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Right Wing Melts Down Over Obama's Comments At National Prayer Breakfast  —  Earlier today President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he discussed freedom of expression along with highlighting the many acts of barbarism that are happening now and have happened throughout …
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
Firing a Faculty Blogger  —  A controversial professor on Wednesday revealed that Marquette University is trying to revoke his tenure and fire him for statements he made about a graduate instructor, with her name, on his blog.  —  The university says his behavior was unprofessional …
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FIRE:
After Gay Marriage Flap, Marquette Moves to Fire Tenured Prof
Discussion: The College Fix and Hit & Run
John K. Wilson / The Academe Blog:
Marquette to Fire John McAdams for His Blog
Discussion: The College Fix
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Clinton widens her circle  —  Hillary Clinton is widenening her circle for her second White House bid, adding key staffers more associated with other Democratic heavyweights to her tight-knit camp.  —  The new additions to Team Hillary suggest she is casting a wider net for help …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:   Can Jennifer Palmieri Keep Hillary Clinton On Message?
Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. pressing Cuba to restore diplomatic ties before April - officials  —  (Reuters) - The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite the Communist island's demand that it first be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Discussion: Breaking News Updates
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:   Is America at War With Radical Islam?
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Say It!  Say It!  —  Peter Beinart addresses an issue that's …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Vox:
9 secrets from the inside  —  I am a member of Congress.  I'm not going to tell you from where, or from which party.  But I serve, and I am honored to serve.  I serve with good people (and some less good ones), and we try to do our best.  —  It's a frustrating, even disillusioning job.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Daily Caller
Beenish Ahmed / ThinkProgress:
The Air Chief Marshall Of Thailand Was A Poodle Named Foo Foo And He Just Had A Four Day Funeral  —  British Prince Andrew, left, shakes hands with Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, right, as his royal consort Princess Srirasm in Aug. 2007.  —  CREDIT: AP
Discussion: Guardian
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Democrats Exercise ‘No’ Power in Senate to G.O.P.'s Dismay  —  WASHINGTON — You could see the mischievous delight in John A. Boehner's face as soon as he heard the question Thursday.  —  Did he, the speaker of the House, have any idea how his Republican counterpart in the Senate …
Discussion: The Hill and Prairie Weather
Ruben Vives / Los Angeles Times:
‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan sued in pit bull attack  —  Cesar Millan, the star of television's “The Dog Whisperer,” is being sued by a woman who claims she was attacked by a vicious pit bull that had been prematurely released by Millan's dog training center.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Aaron Schock Adviser Resigns Over Racially-Charged Comments On Facebook  —  “The fact remains that White people who live in my building are routinely harassed by Black miscreants who blockade the sidewalks and entryways in front of and behind my building...” Update: Cole resigned from Schock's office.
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Journal Star:
Rep. Aaron Schock's spokesman Ben Cole resigns after racially charged Facebook posts
 
 
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
U.S. Economy Added 257,000 Jobs in January; Unemployment Rate at 5.7%
Discussion: ThinkProgress and NPR
Ronald Brownstein / National Journal:
The States That Will Pick the President: The Sunbelt
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Anti-Vaxxers Are as American as Apple Pie
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What on earth is the ECB up to?
Bloomberg Business:
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Harvard Tells Profs Not to Sleep With Undergrads
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Tennessee turns down Obamacare Medicaid expansion
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Discussion: FOX News Radio
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Mike Huckabee On Old Anti-Dance Column: At Least I Wasn't In The Choom Gang
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Why Rand Paul's Past Is Going to Catch Up With Him
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Liberal group files complaint against Bush
Discussion: Bloomberg Business