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Posted on | February 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

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TOP NEWS
Obama Yields To Congressional Demands For Killer Drone Memo

John Brennan, nominated to succeed Petraeus as CIA director

Avoids confrontation over memo, which endangered Brennan’s nomination

Protests Erupt After Slaying Of Tunisian Opposition Leader
Prime Minister sacks Islamist government

Boy Scouts Punt Decision On Gays To May
Decision will be made during annual meeting



POLITICS
Senate Democrats Seek To Stave Off $1 Trillion In Sequestration Cuts

“Hey, remember when I threatened to veto sequester weaseling?
You do? Damn.”

Panic rises as sequesters draw near

Virginia House Speaker Derails Senate’s Redistricting Plan

Nomination Of REI Head To Interior Sparks Mixed Reactions In Utah

Chris Christie Flames Former White House Doc Over Weight Remarks

Pentagon Cuts Persian Gulf Carrier Force To One Due To Budget Constraints

Senate Panel Postpones Vote On Hagel Nomination

Supermarkets Protest Proposed FDA Food Labeling Rule Stemming From Obamacare

Marco Rubio To Deliver GOP Response To State Of The Union

Democratic Congressmen Push For End To Federal Weed Restrictions



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Ends Flat As Market Weighs Supply Levels: NYMEX $96.64, Brent $116.52
Postal Service To End Saturday Delivery
Asian Shares Pause Before ECB Meeting
Royal Bank Of Scotland To Pay $612 Million In Libor Case Settlement
Liberty Global To Buy Virgin Mobile For $16 Billion In Challenge To BSkyB
Home Depot To Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers
VISA Posts Higher 1Q Profit
Microsoft’s Surface Pro Packs A Punch
Twitter’s Vine App Gets 17+ Rating After Pr0n Controversy
Ubuntu Phone OS Handsets To Hit The Market In October
iTunes Sells 25 Billionth Song, Now Sells 21 Million Songs Per Day
Hackers Access Federal Reserve Website, Data
Microsoft, Symantec Take Down Bamital Botnet
Next XBox May Not Play Used Games



SPORTS
Knicks Can’t Stop Wizards’ Wall; Wall Stops Knicks’ Streak

John Wall and Amare Stoudemire grapple for a loose ball

Wall leads Washington to 106-96 victory

Bruins Edge Habs 2-1

O’s Valencia Linked To Alleged Miami PED Clinic

Heat Beat Rockets 114-108

Spartans’ Pair Beats Golden Rats’ Three Of A Kind

Nyets Win Sloppy Against Pistons, 93-90

Kevin Garnett Scores Season-High 27, Leads Celtics Over Raptors

Cavs Thrash Bobcats 122-95

Nats Sign Former Pitcher Micah Owings To Minor League Deal As First Baseman



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Honey Boo Boo’s Mama Drops 100 Pounds

Honey Boo Boo and Mama June at lunch in Beverly Hills

No diet, no surgery – but the show is making her more active

Rihanna Shows Up To Support Chris Brown At Parole Violation Hearing

Brandi Glanville Cheated On Eddie Cibrian Before His Affair With LeAnn Rimes

Justin Bieber Allegedly Hooked Up With Rihanna

No Boobs, Butts, Genitals Or Lapel Pins At The Grammys This Year
Yeah, suuuuure

Fergie Pregnant? Josh Duhamel Has No News To Report

Rockies Star Todd Helton Busted For DUI

Miley Cyrus: I Will Never Have Long Hair Again

Twilight Heartbreak On The Horizon!



FOREIGNERS
Emergency Crews Arrive In Solomons For Tsunami Relief
Islamic Summit Opens With Calls For Syrian Dialogue
EU Officials On Strike Over Pay Again
French, Malian Troops Clash With Islamists Near Gao, Over 100 Jihadis Killed
Syrian Protesters Throw Shoes At Ahmadinejad
Egyptians Protest Sexual Violence Against Women
Media Reveal Secret CIA Drone Base In Saudi Arabia
Obama To Visit Israel For The First Time



BLOGS & STUFF
Michelle Malkin: The Company Sleaze-Bob Menendez Keeps
Bob Owens: Left-Wing Terrorist Pleads Guilty, Media Ignores Left-Wing Terrorism
Power Line: Liberal Shooter Planned Mass Murder
Lonely Conservative: Family Research Council Shooter Inspired By Southern Poverty Law Center
Breitbart: SPLC Website Provided Shooter With His Targets
Israel Matzav: Is Chuck Roast? Hagel Refuses To Disclose Foreign Funding Sources
American Digest: The U.S. Postal Service – How It “Works” In The 21st Century
The Blaze: PPP – Fox News Both Most And Least Trusted News Source
Sister Toldjah: @ChrisRock – Obama Our “Boss” And “Dad”
Twitchy: Who’s Your Daddy? Hilarity Ensues As Citizens School Chris Rock On Why It’s Not Obama
JustOneMinute: We Had To Tax The Retirement Plan In Order To Save It
Rand Paul: Containment And Radical Islam
AmSpecBlog: Rand Paul Opts For Realism And Restraint
Weasel Zippers: RINO Lindsey Graham To Offer Resolution Supporting Obama’s Drone Program, Assassination Of American Citizens
Right Scoop: Rove Responds To Accusations He’s Gone To War With Tea Party; @DLoesch Fisks Hannity Interview On Twitter
Investors.com: CBO – Obamacare Exchange Subsidy Cost Hiked By $233 Billion
Gateway Pundit: Bruce Willis Speaks Out Against Gun Control Proposals By Obama, Democrats (Video)


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