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Statement on my Vote Against the Violence Against Women Act  —  I believe we should have re-authorized the existing Violence Against Women Act that has helped reduce the annual incidence of domestic violence by more than 50 percent, among other successes.  I also continue supporting the work …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Senate Passes Expanded Violence Against Women Act
Discussion: Addicting Info and The Maddow Blog
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
VAWA Vote: Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Violence Against Women Act
Discussion: Guardian and Washington Blade
Talking Points Memo:
Rubio Explains Vote Against Violence Against Women Act
Discussion: Daily Kos
Suzi Parker / Washington Post:
Sarah Palin tries to stay relevant  —  CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin planned to contribute to the Al Jazeera America news network.  —  The Sarah Palin Story is a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet.
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Parody Website Fools The Washington Post Into Thinking Sarah Palin Heading To Al Jazeera  —  “The Sarah Palin Story is a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet,” beginsWashington Post contributor Suzi Parker's profile of Sarah Palin's move from Fox News Channel …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo wrong on Palin's new job  —  The Washington Post has erroneously reported that Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and former Fox News contributor, is joining the Qatari-owned news network Al Jazeera.  —  “Late last week Al Jazeera America announced …
Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
Sarah Palin joining Al-Jazeera? Obnoxious ‘real journalist’ at WaPo falls for obvious satire
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
What President Obama should (and shouldn't) say in the State of the Union  —  If President Obama wants immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented workers, he may not want to mention it at all in tonight's State of the Union speech, a new Washington Post poll suggests.
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The Sparrow Project:
Anonymous Issues Communique Announcing Plans to Disrupt 2013 State of the Union Address Over #CISPA
Discussion: The Daily Caller
CNN:
Excerpts: Obama's State of the Union remarks
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Siobhan Hughes / Washington Wire:
Ted Nugent: ‘I Will Remain Respectful’ at Obama Speech
Discussion: Post Politics
CNN:
Medal of Honor recipient declines invitation to State of the Union
CNN:
First on CNN: In tea party response, Paul will urge GOP to embrace immigrants, cut spending
Sam Schaefer / L.A. NOW:
Christopher Dorner in gun battle with authorities, source says  —  Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told The Times.  —  The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said.
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Lauren Lloyd / LAist:
Christopher Dorner Cornered By Police Inside Cabin Near Big Bear [UPDATED]  —  LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: In this handout picture provided by Los Angeles Police Department , the alleged suspect Christopher Dorner is seen on February 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by LAPD via Getty Images)
Jonathan Lloyd / NBC Southern California:
Officers in Cabin Standoff With Christopher Dorner  —  A former LAPD officer wanted for three shooting deaths is suspected of stealing a vehicle in Big Bear Tuesday before engaging deputies in a deadly shootout that prompted a response to a cabin in the mountain resort area.  —  Timeline: Revenge-Plot Slayings |
Discussion: NBCNews.com and Infowars
Talking Points Memo:
Reid: I Won't Honor Holds On Hagel Nomination  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters Tuesday that he will not honor any holds placed on the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.  —  He said he intends to hold a vote this week if Hagel is cleared by the Armed Serices Committee.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Hagel will need 60 votes to get confirmed as defense secretary  —  The Senate Armed Services Committee was set to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense Tuesday, but several Republican senators told The Cable they will insist he receive 60 votes on the Senate floor before he is confirmed.
Discussion: National Review and The Plum Line
Tim Mak / Politico:
Hagel nomination clears Senate committee
Discussion: CNN and Red Alert Politics
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:   Hagel Nomination Clears Panel After Combative Debate
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
The GOP's Big Asian-American Problem  —  Still overlooked in the immigration discussion are Asian Americans, who are the fastest growing demographic group in the country—and one of the most diverse.  The bulk of Asian American immigrants (83 percent) come from China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Feministing
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Joe Scarborough Hates Moms, PowerPoint  —  What makes Joe Scarborough such an enjoyable figure is his combination of affability, good intentions, high self-regard, low self-awareness, and total lack of analytical reasoning skills.  He is not remotely dislikable.  He is Ron Burgundy come to life.
Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
Ex-Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh insists he's not trying to stop paying child support  —  After insisting he wasn't a “deadbeat dad” throughout his failed campaign for re-election, ex-U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh is still dogged by questions about child support.  —  Walsh, a flame-throwing Tea Party Republican …
Esquire:
The Shooter Needs Health Insurance: A Response to Stars and Stripes  —  After yesterday's release of “The Shooter”, Esquire's 15,000 word piece by Phil Bronstein on the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden and his difficult transition back to civilian life, much attention is being correctly focused …
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Paul Krugman:
Hearsay Economics  —  Jonathan Chait is boggled by Joe Scarborough's latest rant.  (Dear Jon: I am not “prickly”: I'm aggressive and annoying.  But that's by design, and I only do it when the situation calls for it.)  What's really striking is Scarborough's certainty that we're experiencing …
ABCNEWS:
Fort Hood Hero Says President Obama ‘Betrayed’ Her, Other Victims  —  Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke …
Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post:
Obama Presidential Voting Commission To Be Announced  —  Barack Obama , Eric Holder, State of the Union, State of the Union, State of the Union, Barack Obama , Barack Obama , Civil Rights Division, Justice Department, Obama Voting Rights, Obama Address, Obama Voting Commission, Thomas E. Perez …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Riley Yates / Morning Call:
Lehigh University student sues over grade, seeks $1.3 million  —  Megan Thode isn't the first Lehigh University student who was unhappy with the grade she received in a course.  But she may be the first to sue to get it changed.  —  The C+ that Thode was given scuttled her dream of becoming …
Paul Takahashi / Las Vegas Sun News:
Heart Attack Grill spokesman dies from heart attack  —  The second unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas has died from an apparent heart attack.  —  John Alleman suffered a heart attack last week as he waited at the bus stop in front of the restaurant …
Discussion: The Daily Caller, The Raw Story and NPR
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Obama Lacks ‘The Guts’ to Make Tough Choices: Boehner  —  A feisty House Speaker John Boehner said this morning that he doesn't believe President Obama “has the guts” to make the tough choices to address the government's mounting deficit problem.  —  “He doesn't have the courage …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Politico
Politico:
NRSC warns vulnerable '14 Dems before State of the Union— Bloomberg donates $1 million to Villaraigosa education fund— Va. candidates go on the attack—Massachusetts GOP gets contested primary  —  (eschultheis@politico.com; Twitter: @emilyrs) and (jhohmann@politico.com; Twitter: @jameshohmann)
 
 
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Robert Costa / National Review:
Barbour Goes to War with the Club for Growth
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Obama To Host Pre-State Of The Union Lunch With Network Anchors
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Jana Winter / Fox News:
Menendez flew on donor's plane in unreported 2008 trip to Dominican Republic, sources say
Politico:
Parliamentarian Sullivan joins Google …
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Kate Nocera / Politico:
Hoyer: GOP's sequestration claims ‘patently false’
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