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10:00 AM ET, February 9, 2015

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Alan Blinder / New York Times:
Alabama Judge Defies Gay Marriage Law  —  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In a dramatic show of defiance toward the federal judiciary, Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court on Sunday night ordered the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on Monday …
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Kelsey Stein / al.com:
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore orders judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses  —  Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore late Sunday ordered all probate judges and employees in Alabama to follow existing state law and not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or recognize same-sex marriages.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
Gay Marriage Cleared by U.S. High Court to Start in Alabama  —  (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex weddings to start in Alabama, letting the number of gay-marriage states climb in advance of a constitutional showdown that may mean legalization nationwide.
Discussion: Mediaite
David Carr / New York Times:
Brian Williams, Retreading Memories From a Perch Too Public  —  For some time now, there have been two versions of Brian Williams.  One is an Emmy-winning, sober, talented anchor on the “NBC Nightly News” and the other is a funny, urbane celebrity who hosts “Saturday Night Live,” …
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NBC's Brian Williams told varying versions of rocket fire in Israel-Hezbollah war  —  NBC News anchor Brian Williams certainly has placed himself in dangerous situations in covering wars and natural disasters over the years.  But how much danger?  With Williams, the answer varies.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
11 Democrats who could help themselves by challenging Hillary  —  As far as the Democratic primaries are concerned, Hillary Clinton is assembling a huge campaign organization to run against ... nobody.  A presidential contender needs an opponent, a workout, a challenge to be in shape …
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Huckabee: Muslims Are The Only Group To Have Obama's ‘Undying’ Support  —  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said Monday that Barack Obama's National Prayer Breakfast speech proved that Muslims are only religious group that has the President's “undying” support.
Discussion: FreakOutNation
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David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Tucker Carlson: 'Christianity Is The Reason We Don't Have Slavery In The World Today'  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday declared that all slavery in the world had been eradicated thanks to the Christian faith.  —  At the National Prayer Breakfast last week, conservatives accused …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Professor Marco Rubio  —  Inside the classroom, the Florida Republican gives clues about his political future.  —  MIAMI — Without notes and seemingly without taking a breath, Marco Rubio tears through a data-heavy speech about the “fault lines” in America's politics and what he calls “the middle-class trap.”
Discussion: The Huffington Post
John Fund / National Review:
Is Texas ‘Crazy’ or Is It the Real America?  —  Last week, everywhere I went in Washington it seemed as if the country's cultural and ideological divisions came down to a debate over the state of Texas and whether or not it was “a crazy state” or the “place that is still most like America.”
Discussion: Power Line
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Working Families Party Calls on Elizabeth Warren to Run for President  —  Leaders of New York's Working Families Party on Sunday urged Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to seek the Democratic nomination for president next year, formally calling on her to enter the 2016 race for the White House.
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Cruz: US not honoring Ukraine obligation  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday called for the U.S. to send weapons to Ukraine to counter Russian aggression, saying that President Obama is not honoring a treaty obligation with the former Soviet republic.  —  Cruz spoke to ABC's “This Week” from a security conference in Munich.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Inside the Global Warming Scandal  —  We have written many times about the fact that the scientific agencies which are keepers of the world's historical temperature data are all, or nearly all, under the control of warmists.  These warmists have systematically altered historic temperature records …
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Christopher Booker / Telegraph:
The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever
Margaret Talbot / New Yorker:
Not Immune  —  Twenty-five years ago, when a doctor named Robert Ross was the deputy health commissioner of Philadelphia, a measles epidemic swept the country.  Until this year's outbreak, which started at Disneyland and has so far sickened more than a hundred people, the 1989-91 epidemic …
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Fox's Wallace to Ben Carson: After Vaccine Debate, Is GOP the Science Denialism Party?  —  After a week in which vaccinations suddenly exploded from a bipartisan fringe hobby to a wedge issue for the GOP 2016 class, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked Dr. Ben Carson …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Chris Wallace / Fox News:
President Obama's ISIS strategy falling short? Plus, Dr. Ben Carson on measles outbreak, vaccines
 
 
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Griff Witte / Washington Post:
A month after kosher market attack, French Jews plan an exodus
Josef Federman / Associated Press:
Israeli leader faces pressure to cancel US Congress speech
Discussion: FOX News Radio and ABC News
Kristin Crowley / WREX-TV:
13 NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Daughter of suspected terrorist supporter speaks out
Discussion: ABC News
Josh Zeitz / Politico:
The Death of the Three-Time Candidate
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Today In Creepy Privacy Policies, Samsung's Eavesdropping TV
Discussion: VodkaPundit and The Verge
Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg View:
Obama's Final Legacy to Be Set by Foreign Policy
Michael A. Memoli / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Holder says lack of new gun laws is his ‘single failure’
Discussion: FOX News Radio
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Bonnie Burton / CNET:
Ready for a robot smackdown? ‘BattleBots’ returns to TV
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Associated Press:
Indiana woman who fought gay marriage ban dies of cancer
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Judith Shulevitz / New York Times:
The Best Way to Address Campus Rape
Discussion: Althouse
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Colorado GOP tries to ban ‘welfare for weed’ against Democrats' wishes
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Hot Air
Nick Hanauer / The Atlantic Online:
Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy
Discussion: Hot Air and The Mahablog
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
The Dangers of Vaccine Denial
Discussion: Politico