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10:00 AM ET, February 6, 2015

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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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Lauren Ashburn / The Hill:
Brian Williams should be punished
Discussion: Fox News, Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Controversy grows over Brian Williams' Iraq apology
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Dan Rather backs Brian Williams
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Brian Williams' Tall Tale Raises New Challenge For NBC News
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 …
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Critics pounce after Obama talks Crusades, slavery at prayer breakfast … President Obama has never been one to go easy on America.  —  As a new president, he dismissed the idea of American exceptionalism, noting that Greeks think their country is special, too.
Jonah Goldberg / Townhall.com:   Obama's Comparison of Christianity, Radical Islam Defies Logic
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: Balloon Juice and 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.
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 …
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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 …
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.
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: Prairie Weather
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
DHS shutdown grows more likely  —  The chances of a shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security are growing by the day, with congressional leaders at a stalemate over legislation that would provide funding after Feb. 27.  —  DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has warned that a lapse in funding would cause a …
Discussion: Washington Post
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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John K. Wilson / The Academe Blog:
Marquette to Fire John McAdams for His Blog
Discussion: The College Fix
FIRE:
After Gay Marriage Flap, Marquette Moves to Fire Tenured Prof
Discussion: The College Fix and Hit & Run
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?
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
GOP senator: ObamaCare replacement may wait until 2017  —  Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Thursday that Republicans might not be able to pass an alternative to ObamaCare until 2017.  —  Burr, along with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) unveiled a GOP replacement plan for ObamaCare on Wednesday.
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Job and Wage Gains as Americans Rejoin the Work Force  —  The economic momentum evident late last year carried into 2015, the Labor Department said Friday, with American employers adding 257,000 jobs in January as wage growth rebounded and more people joined the workforce.
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
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
 
 
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Reuters:
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Say It!  Say It!  —  Peter Beinart addresses an issue that's …
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