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8:05 PM ET, February 20, 2015


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Fox News:
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo 2/20/15 Airing Tonight at 8PM ET  —  O'REILLY FACTOR TALKING POINTS MEMO  —  Hi, I'm Bill O'Reilly ... thanks for watching us tonight ... more proof the American media is corrupt.  —  That is the subject of this evening's Talking Points memo.
David Corn / Mother Jones:
These Are the Questions Bill O'Reilly Won't Answer  —  Why won't the Fox News host address the evidence he mischaracterized his wartime reporting experience?  —  On Thursday, Mother Jones published an article by Daniel Schulman and me that documented how Fox News host Bill O'Reilly …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Mother Jones calls on O'Reilly to apologize
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Mediaite
Brian Flood / TVNewser:
Bill O'Reilly Shoots Down ‘Mother Jones’ War Report: ‘A Giant Piece of Defamation’
Dylan Byers / Politico:
David Corn hits back at Bill O'Reilly
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 …
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.
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
First Draft: Giuliani: Obama Had a White Mother, So I'm Not a Racist
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: ABC News
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs
Discussion: Immigration Impact
ABC News:
US to Seek Stay of Ruling on Obama Immigration Action
Discussion: Daily Kos
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?
Michael C Bender / Bloomberg Business:
Jeb Bush Chooses to Be Cross-Examined at CPAC
Mike Allen / Politico:   Big hire for Jeb: Tim Miller as comms director
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:   Rick Scott will ‘most likely’ endorse before Fla. primary
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 …
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 …
Katie Pavlich /
ISIS Continues to Directly Threaten Military Families  —  As the Obama administration continues its sluggish bombing campaign against the Islamic State, ISIS fighters are waging a war directly on the families of U.S. military soldiers.  —  Last week Angela Ricketts, the wife …
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 …
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: Gothamist, Mashable and Curbed NY
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 …
What Solutions Do You Think Are Most Critical To Countering Violent Extremism?  —  This week, the White House hosted a Summit to Counter Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting …
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 …
Discussion: Gothamist
Richard Justice /
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 …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Danger of Being Neighborly Without a Permit  —  Three years ago, The Los Angeles Times published a feel-good story on the Little Free Library movement.  The idea is simple: A book lover puts a box or shelf or crate of books in their front yard.  Neighbors browse, take one, and return later with a replacement.
Martin Evans / Telegraph:
Three missing London schoolgirls ‘travelling to Syria to join Isil’  —  Metropolitan Police ‘extremely concerned’ about three teenage girls from east London school believed to be attempting to travel to Syria via Turkey  —  Police are appealing for help to find three schoolgirls …
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ABC News:
What Vegas Suspect Told Mom, Daughter After ‘Road Rage’
Bill Chappell / NPR:
U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This Spring
Ginia Bellafante / New York Times:
Global Warming Could Make the Super-Rich Jealous of Rowhouse Residents
Discussion: Gothamist
Rasmussen Reports:
Should Obama Ignore the Federal Courts?
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
Associated Press:
In a story Feb. 20 about the sentencing of former Virginia …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
Awarded Stolen Wages, Workers Struggle to Collect
Discussion: Gothamist
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Obama Takes On Rand Paul For Just ‘Talking the Talk’
Discussion: Politico
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
An Administration Adrift on Denial
 Earlier Items: 
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
The Plot to Kill Health Care
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Abolish the filibuster  —  I've been radicalized.  By Harry Reid and Barack Obama.
Mike Nowatzki / INFORUM:
ND House Republicans cancel opening prayer from Muslim on Ash Wednesday
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Cranking Up for 2016  —  Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin …