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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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John Simerman / The New Orleans Advocate:
NBC News anchor Brian Williams' comments about dead bodies, Hurricane Katrina starting to gain attention, draw scrutiny  —  FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York.
Lauren Ashburn / The Hill:
Brian Williams should be punished
Discussion: Fox News, The Daily Caller and Politico
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.
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Jonah Goldberg / Townhall.com:
Obama's Comparison of Christianity, Radical Islam Defies Logic  —  On Tuesday, the so-called Islamic State released a slickly produced video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage.  On Wednesday, the United Nations issued a report detailing various “mass executions of boys …
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.
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 …
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.
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Bloomberg Business:
Jobs Report Crushes Expectations  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Employers in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in January, capping the biggest three-month gain in 17 years, and workers' earnings jumped.  —  The 257,000 advance in payrolls last month followed a 329,000 gain …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Bloomberg View
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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
US created 257,000 jobs in Jan vs. 234,000 est; unemployment rate at 5.7% vs. 5.6% est  —  CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest number on jobs and unemployment.  —  This is a breaking news story.  Please check back for updates.  —  The unemployment rate edged higher …
Discussion: Politico and NPR
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
U.S. Economy Added 257,000 Jobs in January; Unemployment Rate at 5.7%
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 …
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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
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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ABC News:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Administration Facing New Criminal Investigation
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.
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?
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Telltale Obama Budget  —  Liberals may love its priorities.  Voters don't.  —  Democrats have moved to the left in the Obama era.  And if the party's base, President Obama, and Senator Elizabeth Warren have their way, they will move even further to the left in the next two years.
 
 
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