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10:15 PM ET, February 11, 2015

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David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit  —  MILWAUKEE — Scott Walker was gone.  Dropped out.  And in the spring of his senior year.  —  In 1990, that news stunned his friends at Marquette University.  Walker, the campus's suit-wearing, Reagan-loving politico …
Discussion: Liberaland, Althouse and FOX News Radio
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Russ Smith / SPLICETODAY.com:
Mainstream Journalists Are Scared of Scott Walker  —  Not all Democratic National Committee flacks disguised as reporters/pundits are as transparent as Michael Tomasky, who collects paychecks from The Daily Beast.  Instead of dismissing the large field of potential Republican presidential candidates as …
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Scott Walker When Asked About Evolution: 'I'm Going To Punt On That'  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a presumed 2016 Republican presidential contender, decided to dodge the question when asked Wednesday what he thought of the scientific theory of evolution, according to multiple reports.
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Jason Stein / JSOnline:
Walker in London declines to talk about world affairs, evolution  —  By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  In a speech short on policy and heavy on restraint, Gov. Scott Walker addressed Great Britain's most prominent think tank Wednesday, avoiding difficult foreign affairs questions …
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Unease Grows as Hillary Clinton Stays on Sidelines  —  Some Democrats Want the Former Secretary of State to Begin Actively Campaigning for the Presidential Nomination  —  The Republican race for president already has the feel of a sprint, with likely candidates attending fundraisers and party forums all over the map.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Colin Campbell / Business Insider:
Here's how one of Obama's top advisers describes the president's turbulent relationship with Hillary  —  One of Barack Obama's closest and most trusted advisers has a lot to say about the president's “peaks and valleys” relationship with Hillary Clinton, his former rival who is now the Democratic front-runner for president in 2016.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Matt Berman / National Journal:
Scott Walker Just Got Asked If He Believes in Evolution. He Punted.
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Hot Air
New York Times:
Emerging Hillary Clinton Team Shows Signs of Disquiet
Patrick Poole / The PJ Tatler:
Killer of 3 NC Muslim Students Was Hardcore Anti-Religion Atheist Progressive  —  A horrific triple homicide was committed yesterday in Chapel Hill, NC, as three Muslim students were apparently murdered by a deranged anti-religion progressive.  —  The News & Observer reports:
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New York Times:
Man Charged in Deaths of 3 Students Near University of North Carolina
WRAL-TV:
Three college students killed in Chapel Hill shooting; 46-year-old man charged
Sarah Kaplan / Washington Post:   Killing of 3 in Chapel Hill stirs alarm among Muslims
Associated Press:
Missoula lawmaker: Yoga pants, Speedos should be illegal in public  —  HELENA — A Montana lawmaker is seeking to strengthen the state's indecent exposure law, stopping just short of his wish to outlaw yoga pants.  —  Rep. David Moore on Tuesday introduced House Bill 365 in the House Judiciary Committee …
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Montana Pol Pushes Bill That Would Make It Illegal to Wear Yoga Pants in Public
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
Why Jon Stewart Was Bad for the Liberals Who Loved Him  —  He was hilarious, but I am glad to see him go.  —  Seventeen years ago, The Daily Show was a forgettable late-night lark on a little-watched cable channel.  Today, after covering seven elections and countless scandals, controversies …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and Hullabaloo
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The White House:
Letter from the President — Authorization for the Use of United States Armed Forces in connection with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant  —  TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:  —  The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses a threat to the people and stability of Iraq …
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Tiffany Willis / LiberalAmerica.org:
28 Reasons I'm DONE Talking To Most Of My Conservative Friends And Family Members  —  I'm a Southern girl.  Born in the South, raised in the South, and have rarely lived anywhere BUT the South.  I actually love the South.  I'll die in the South.  Being a Southern girl …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Paul: ‘I blame’ Clinton for ISIS conflict  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of helping to spur unrest in the Middle East that led to the current battle against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Jeff Mapes / Oregonian:
John Kitzhaber lawyer says governor will stay in office as rumors sweep Salem of resignation  —  Gov. John Kitzhaber's private attorney, Jim McDermott, on Wednesday sought to tamp down a flurry of speculation that the governor was planning to resign.  —  “I have every reason to believe …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Randomgate is why politicians are so boring  —  A few weeks ago, I had the chance to interview the President of the United States.  Among other things, I asked him if he thought the media exaggerates the threat posed by terrorism relative to other national security problems.
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
President Obama really really really really hates Maureen Dowd  —  President Obama's affection for the New York Times op-ed section is pretty well-documented at this point.  David Brooks and Tom Friedman are regulars at Obama's occasional off-the-record conversations with columnists …
Politico:
Don't disrespect our president, black lawmakers tell Netanyahu  —  The audience for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on March 3 is shaping up to be largely Republican—and almost completely white.  —  Many members of the Congressional Black Caucus say they're planning …
al.com:
Grandfather visiting Alabama from India stopped by police while taking walk, left partly paralyzed  —  Madison police last week roughed up a 57-year-old Indian citizen who was walking on the sidewalk outside his son's home, leaving the older man temporarily paralyzed and hospitalized with fused vertebrae.
 
 
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
This terrible poll shows Elizabeth Warren beating Hillary Clinton
Claude Brodesser-Akner / New Jersey Online:
History says Christie must write a book to be president. Here's why he hasn't. Yet.
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Missy Ryan / Washington Post:
White House weighs adjusting Afghan exit plan to slow withdrawal of troops
Michael Allen / OpposingViews.com:
Baltimore Cop Points Gun At Teen, ‘Accidentally’ Shoots Him (Video)
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
Warren's not-so-subtle shot across Rand Paul's bow