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4:35 PM ET, February 20, 2015

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Wayne Barrett / NY Daily News:
What Rudy Giuliani knows about love — a response to his 'doesn't love America' critique of Obama  —  Rudy Giuliani knows a lot about love.  —  Ask Regina Peruggi, the second cousin he grew up with and married, who was “offended” when Rudy later engineered an annulment from the priest …
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Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
Rudy Giuliani: White House Says It Feels ‘Sorry’ For Him … White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today that he feels “sorry” for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is under fire for recently questioning President Obama's love for America.
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Slate
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
First Draft: Giuliani: Obama Had a White Mother, So I'm Not a Racist
Robert Pear / New York Times:
800,000 Using HealthCare.gov Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data  —  WASHINGTON — About 800,000 taxpayers who enrolled in insurance policies through HealthCare.gov received erroneous tax information from the government, and were urged on Friday to hold off on filing tax returns until the error could be corrected.
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The CMS Blog:
What Consumers Need to Know about Corrected Form 1095-As  —  Last year, millions of Americans used advance payments of tax credits to help lower the cost of their monthly health insurance premiums.  Now that tax season is here, individuals and families enrolled in a health plan through …
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
800,000 HealthCare.gov customers given wrong tax info
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Fire Bell in the Night  —  Dozing off as we pored through a raft of mostly meaningless polls this week, we were startled awake by one set of findings.  The CNN/ORC survey released February 18 was The Weekly Standard's own little fire bell in the night.  —  What, you surely ask, alarmed us so?
Discussion: Washington Monthly and alicublog
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Mike Allen / Politico:
Big hire for Jeb: Tim Miller as comms director  —  Jeb Bush plans to name Tim Miller, executive director of America Rising PAC, as his top communications aide, Republican sources told POLITICO on Friday.  —  Miller initially will be a senior adviser to Bush's Right to Rise PAC …
Discussion: Political Wire
CNN:
DHS intelligence report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat  —  Hunter: Terrorists crossed U.S. border  —  Story highlights  — Intelligence assessment focuses on domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists  — Some law enforcement groups view domestic terror threat …
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
After MSNBC Axes Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid's Shows, Is Chris Hayes Next?  —  As its afternoon shows hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid are canceled due to poor ratings, MSNBC is reportedly planning to replace Chris Hayes with Rachel Maddow.  —  It was hardly a surprise Thursday …
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Timothy Egan / New York Times:
The Plot to Kill Health Care  —  Republicans hate activist judges — those black-robed elites who are willing to upset the lives of millions of people just to further a political cause.  Ditto trial lawyers trolling for clients, the ambulance-chasing, “Better Call Saul” guys.  They hate them, until they need them.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
The GOP Strategy To Pave The Way For The Supreme Court To Gut Obamacare
Discussion: Washington Monthly and ACS Blog
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs  —  The Obama administration will seek an emergency court order to move forward with President Obama's executive action on immigration.  —  Officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ) plan to seek what is known as an emergency stay …
Discussion: Immigration Impact
KUSA-TV:
Arrest made in Colorado Springs bombing  —  COLORADO SPRINGS - 9Wants to Know has learned a man has been arrested in connection with a bombing that occurred at a building housing the NAACP and other businesses.  —  Investigators are looking into the possibility a tax preparation business …
Associated Press:
Unwelcome Mat: White House Tries to Counter Netanyahu Visit  —  In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world.
Discussion: Political Wire
Patrick Marley / JSOnline:
Scott Walker says he'll sign fast-tracked right-to-work bill  —  By Patrick Marley and Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison — After saying in his re-election bid that he wouldn't push so-called right-to-work legislation, Gov. Scott Walker voiced support for it Friday and committed to signing it …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Abolish the filibuster  —  I've been radicalized.  By Harry Reid and Barack Obama.  Goodbye moderation and sweet reason.  No more clinging to constitutional and procedural restraint.  It's time to go nuclear.  —  In the fourth quarter of his presidency, Obama unbound is abusing presidential authority …
E. J. Graff / New York Times:
Boston's Winter From Hell  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — BY now you've seen the starkly beautiful shots of Boston buried under snow: the panoramic city under a white blanket; snowbanks so high they crest over parked cars; piercing icicles glinting for two full stories from gutters dammed with ice …
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Rent-stabilized tenant evicted after cashing in on Airbnb  —  This posh Hell's Kitchen apartment was advertised on Airbnb with a profile that featured Henry Ikezi (inset).  —  This could help doom scores of Airbnb rentals.  —  A Manhattan Housing Court judge has ruled that rent-stabilized tenants …
Discussion: Curbed NY and Mashable
Rasmussen Reports:
Should Obama Ignore the Federal Courts?  —  President Obama's immigration plan and his national health care law both face legal challenges this year that could bring them to a halt.  But one-in-four voters think the president should be able to ignore the courts if he wants to, and Democrats believe that even more strongly.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
James Hohmann / Politico:
The POLITICO Caucus: Christie slips from first tier  —  In other findings, GOP insiders say a pro-immigration reform candidate can win, and Carly Fiorina impresses.  —  Twice as many early state insiders believe that New Jersey's credit downgrades are a bigger problem for Chris Christie's presidential hopes …
Richard Justice / MLB.com:
MLB announces pace of game initiatives, replay modifications  —  Richard Justice joins Fran Charles on MLB Tonight to discuss how baseball is incorporating new pace of play rules  —  Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark …
Discussion: KVNF Public Radio
S.A. Miller / Washington Times:
Attacks on Koch brothers contributed to Democrats' midterms losses, party officials say … Democratic officials are second-guessing the party's obsession with attacking the Koch brothers, saying it bears some of the blame for last year's devastating election losses as the focus …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Cranking Up for 2016  —  Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, is said to be a rising contender for the Republican presidential nomination.  So, on Wednesday, he did what, these days, any ambitious Republican must, and pledged allegiance to charlatans and cranks.
 
 
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Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Complaint: Extensive Campaign Finance Violations by Clinton-Tied Data Firm
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Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
Awarded Stolen Wages, Workers Struggle to Collect
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Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Obama Takes On Rand Paul For Just ‘Talking the Talk’
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
An Administration Adrift on Denial
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Ron Paul: “Good News” That Secession Is Happening
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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
F.B.I. Chief Not Invited to Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Warren acknowledges 2016 supporters, says public ‘ready to fight back’
Discussion: Mediaite and The Atlantic Online
Mike Nowatzki / INFORUM:
ND House Republicans cancel opening prayer from Muslim on Ash Wednesday
Discussion: Watchdog.org
Amanda Taub / Vox:
Kim Jong Un has an amazing new haircut. We have many, many questions.
Discussion: Guardian, CNN, US News and USA Today