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2:15 PM ET, February 7, 2015

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Daily Mail:
Insider says Obama administration ‘sent a message’ to black Democratic lawmakers that they should skip Netanyahu speech to Congress, as Biden says he'll be a no-show  — Congressional Black Caucus chairman G.K. Butterfield and civil rights icon John Lewis, both federal lawmakers, will bail on the Israeli PM's speech
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Joe Biden skipping Benjamin Netanyahu's speech  —  Joe Biden won't be there to welcome Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress — or even shake his hand.  —  The vice president will miss only his second address by a foreign leader to a joint session of Congress next month …
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Sources: Biden to make Iowa trip next week
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
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite and BizPac Review
Page Six:
Rosie O'Donnell quits ‘The View’ and splits with wife  —  Rosie O'Donnell on the set of “The View”  —  Rosie O'Donnell and her wife, Michelle Rounds, have split, and O'Donnell will leave “The View” next week to concentrate on her family's well-being, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Coulter: College Loans Are Subsidy For Teaching Kids To Hate Republicans And White People  —  Ann Coulter is not a fan of President Obama's plan to provide tuition-free community college, or of federal college loans in general.  Coulter told Florida radio host Joyce Kaufman on Monday …
Discussion: FreakOutNation
Kareem Fahim / New York Times:
Bloody Day In Baghdad As Blasts Kill Dozens  —  BAGHDAD — Explosions killed at least 36 people in Baghdad on Saturday, hours before the government planned to lift a nighttime curfew because of what officials had said was improved security.  —  Instead, Baghdad faced one of its bloodiest days in months.
Discussion: Gawker
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Ted Nugent: Sarah Palin The ‘Perfect Example’ Of Founding Fathers' Vision  —  In an interview last month with Lars Larson, National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent blamed President Obama's election on people who forgot that “Martin Luther King died so that we would someday judge …
Discussion: Raw Story and FOX News Radio
Nicole Perez / Albuquerque Journal:
Parents shot by 2-year-old charged with child abuse  —  Paramedics transport Monique Villescas to the hospital Saturday.  Police say the woman was shot by her 2-year-old son, and she now faces a child abuse charge.  (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)
Discussion: Raw Story
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Janet Mefferd Slams Interfaith ‘Garbage’ At National Prayer Breakfast, Suggests Christians Stop Attending  —  Janet Mefferd was, unsurprisingly, not pleased with President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, and suggested on her radio program last night that Christians should stop attending the interfaith event.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Why Obama invoked the Crusades — and what it says about how he views terrorism  —  President Obama is drawing some heat — mostly from the usual quarters — for invoking the Crusades while talking about Islam and terrorism on Thursday.  —  At the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday …
Anomaly / FreakOutNation:
Woman Beats Best Friend To Death During Argument Over ‘Presidential Politics’  —  A Detroit woman was ordered Thursday to stand trial in the killing of her friend who she allegedly beat to death with a slow cooker after the two argued about politics.  —  Tewana Sullivan, 50 …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
 
 
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
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Politico:
Wyoming turns down Medicaid expansion
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Jeff Himmelman / New York Times:
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Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
House to Probe White House Role in FCC's ‘Net Neutrality’ Proposal
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Hill
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Saddam Hussein's hanging noose up for auction
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