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9:30 PM ET, February 7, 2015

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Maggie Steenland / press.nbcnews.com:
A Personal Note from Brian Williams  —  In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.  —  As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Anchors Aweigh  —  WASHINGTON — THIS was a bomb that had been ticking for a while.  —  NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography.  They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The New York Times Commits One of Its Funniest Blunders Ever  —  Via Don Surber and Logan Dobson, another knee-slapper from the editorial board of the New York Times.  The paper published an editorial attacking Scott Walker yesterday.  Nothing noteworthy about that, except that the Times kept calling him “Mr. Scott.”
Discussion: New York Times and Althouse
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
White House defends Prayer Breakfast remarks about the Crusades  —  The White House on Friday defended President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast after he was widely lambasted by conservatives for bringing up acts done in Christianity's name amid a discussion of modern-day terrorist threats.
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Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Janet Mefferd Slams Interfaith ‘Garbage’ At National Prayer Breakfast, Suggests Christians Stop Attending
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Robert Michael Phillips / Palm Beach Post:
West Palm Beach man who lists ‘drug dealer’ as occupation arrested  —  A West Palm Beach man who listed his occupation on an arrest report as “drug dealer” was arrested Tuesday and faces a host of charges, many of them involving drugs.  —  Robert Michael Phillips has been arrested …
Fox News:
Obama administration issues 5.5M work permits to non-citizens; critics call it ‘shadow’ immigration system  —  FILE: June 18, 2014: U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. (AP)  —  Since 2009, the Obama administration …
New York Times:
Stream of Foreign Wealth Flows to Elite New York Real Estate  —  Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times  —  On the 74th floor of the Time Warner Center, Condominium 74B was purchased in 2010 for $15.65 million by a secretive entity called 25CC ST74B L.L.C. It traces to the family of Vitaly Malkin …
Discussion: Gawker and The Awl
D.R. Tucker / Washington Monthly:
Empire State of Mind  —  Add me to the list of those who want to see the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Brooklyn.  Granted, I would have really preferred to see the convention in Boston again, notwithstanding some of the logistical headaches that accompanied the 2004 convention.
Joyce Cohen / New York Times:
In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Room for a Baby  —  Three years ago, Elise Porter and Jose Moran Moya decided to move from a noisy, cramped studio near Union Square in Manhattan.  —  “I was not going to move to Brooklyn.  Brooklyn is not New York; it is so far away from everything,” said Mr. Moran Moya, who grew up in Madrid.
Discussion: Gothamist
scc-csc.lexum.com:
2015 SCC 5  —  File No.: 35591.  —  2014: October 15; 2015: February 6.  —  Present: McLachlin C.J. and LeBel, Abella, Rothstein, Cromwell, Moldaver, Karakatsanis, Wagner and Gascon JJ.  —  on appeal from the court of appeal for british columbia
Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
There's No Such Thing as ‘Radical Islam.’ There Are Only Terrorists Who Are Muslim  —  ISIS is about as Islamic as the KKK is Christian.  They just use religion.  Their real agenda is political.  Get with it.  —  How many Muslims does ISIS have to slaughter before people will stop calling the group “Islamic” anything?
Discussion: The Glittering Eye
 
 
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Nicole Perez / Albuquerque Journal:
Parents shot by 2-year-old charged with child abuse
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Raw Story
Kareem Fahim / New York Times:
Bloody Day in Baghdad as Blasts Kill Dozens
Discussion: Gawker
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Coulter: College Loans Are Subsidy For Teaching Kids To Hate Republicans And White People
Discussion: FreakOutNation
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
‘Amnesty Bonuses’ in Tax Code: Illegal Immigrants to Receive Earned Income Tax Credit
Discussion: TPNN and Rush Limbaugh
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Ted Nugent: Sarah Palin The ‘Perfect Example’ Of Founding Fathers' Vision
Discussion: Raw Story and FOX News Radio
Anomaly / FreakOutNation:
Woman Beats Best Friend To Death During Argument Over ‘Presidential Politics’
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Wyoming turns down Medicaid expansion
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