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1:30 PM ET, February 12, 2015

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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Americans Are Ready for Gay Marriage  —  Don't Miss Out — … (Bloomberg) — Americans are prepared to accept a U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, pointing to what she described as a sweeping change in attitudes toward gays.
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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy / Feeds:   Dark Money Could Get Even Darker
CBS News:
CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 1941-2015  —  Shares -  —  NEW YORK — Bob Simon, the longtime 60 Minutes correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City.  —  The award-winning newsman was 73.  —  Bob Simon, correspondent for 60 Minutes and CBS News.
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NY Daily News:
Bob Simon, ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent, killed in crash on West Side Highway
Discussion: CBS New York and Mediaite
Philly.com:
It's official: Philadelphia to host 2016 Democratic Convention  —  Philadelphia has been selected to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced this morning.  —  The city beat out Columbus, Ohio, and Brooklyn, for the event, which will take place the week of July 25, 2016.
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Politico:
Dems pick Philly for '16 convention
Mark Preston / CNN:
First on CNN: Philadelphia wins bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Hot Air
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Brian Williams' False 2003 Iraq Helicopter Claim Draws Scrutiny To Other War Exploits  —  NEW YORK — In the wake of “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams' suspension for lying about being on a helicopter that took fire in Iraq in 2003, questions are emerging over another of his Iraq exploits.
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Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Brian Williams's Crash and Tom Brokaw's Role
Discussion: FTVLive and Politico
Associated Press:
YURAS KARMANAU and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV  —  MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Guns would fall silent, heavy weapons would pull back from the front and Ukraine would trade broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border by the end of 2015 under a peace deal hammered out Thursday …
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Vladimir Soldatkin / Reuters:
‘Glimmer of hope’ for Ukraine after deal at Minsk peace summit
The Hill:
GOP profanity, ‘math challenges’ color showdown on immigration  —  House and Senate Republicans offered up plenty of color on Wednesday about the looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, but solutions were harder to find.  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) …
Discussion: Daily Kos, New York Times and Politico
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Matt Fuller / Roll Call:
Boehner on DHS: Senate Democrats Need to ‘Get Off Their Ass’
Discussion: Don Surber
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Top tech CEOs to snub Obama cyber summit  —  The CEOs of Google, Yahoo and Facebook have declined invitations to attend President Obama's tech summit Friday at Stanford University.  —  Though Apple CEO Tim Cook will be present, along with the top executives from firms like Mastercard and Bank of America …
David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Mother Has Miscarriage After Cop Beats Her Because He Didn't ‘Appreciate Her Tone’  —  A Georgia woman claimed in a lawsuit that police officers in Albany beat her so badly that she had a miscarriage.  —  In a complaint filed in federal court, Kenya Harris explained that she went …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Alabama's ‘Redneck News’ Reports On Changes After Gay Marriage (VIDEO)  —  An intrepid citizen journalist in Blount County, Alabama posted a video to Facebook on Wednesday reporting on the changes to his state after legalization of gay marriage.  —  With a handheld camera, “Redneck News” …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Laura Gunderson / Oregonian:
John Kitzhaber planned to resign, changed mind Wednesday, sources say  —  Gov. John Kitzhaber decided to resign Tuesday but then changed his mind, insisting Wednesday afternoon that he's staying, The Oregonian/OregonLive has learned.  —  Events developed as the Democratic governor …
Tom Randall / Bloomberg Business:
What Apple Just Did in Solar Is a Really Big Deal  —  Breaks records, slays trolls  —  Don't Miss Out — … It was a year ago this week that Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook responded to a climate-change heckler at the company's annual shareholder meeting with an impassioned rebuttal …
Pete Kasperowicz / TheBlaze.com:
Vets Group Demands VA Secretary Apologize for Asking Iraq War Veteran, ‘What Have You Done?’  —  A key veterans group on Wednesday demanded that Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologize for insulting a member of Congress who just happens to be a 22-year Marine Corps veteran.
CBS News:
Little League cheating call raises allegations of racism  —  Shares -  —  Supporters of a Chicago Little League team that had its national title revoked over allegations of cheating accused the Little League organization Wednesday of racism.  —  Little League International announced Wednesday morning …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Albright: Bibi ‘interfering’ in US politics  —  Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Wednesday accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of meddling with U.S. politics.  —  “He is interfering in our internal affairs,” the former Clinton administration official …
Discussion: Religion Dispatches
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
ObamaCare signups surge in southern states  —  Signups for ObamaCare are surging in southern states, with increases of nearly 100 percent in some states compared to last year, federal health officials said Wednesday.  —  Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Mississippi have each seen 80 percent …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
 
 
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Todd Starnes / Associated Press:
Student reprimanded for saying “God Bless America”
Plain Dealer:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich getting advice from Ed Gillespie, John E. Sununu and others as he ponders presidential bid
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Harry Reid released from hospital after 2nd eye surgery
Discussion: The Hill and Talking Points Memo
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Vice names new EIC, head of content
John DiStaso / New Hampshire Journal:
Perry: In '16, Americans will want ‘someone who has been tested’
Discussion: Political Wire
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
The new presidential debates?
Discussion: ABC News and Democratic Strategist
Alex Swoyer / Washington Times:
Charlie Sheen comes out of political closet, says he's a ‘constitutional Republican’
Discussion: TPNN and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Byers / Politico:
The GOP game plan on net neutrality
Discussion: Hit & Run and Techdirt
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
So, When Does Rev. Al Sharpton's Suspension Begin?
Christopher Flavelle / Bloomberg View:
Yep, Obamacare Costs a Fortune
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Unease Grows as Hillary Clinton Stays on Sidelines
Discussion: USA Today, Taylor Marsh and The Hill