At Dem retreat, a partisan love fest (Politico)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia February 5,  2009. Israel will go along with Obama's Iran diplomacy, but try to shorten the deadline for results by signalling its willingness to attack Iranian nuclear sites if need be. REUTERS/Kevin LamarquePolitico – WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — A fired-up Barack Obama ditched his TelePrompter to rally House Democrats and rip Republican opponents of his recovery package Thursday night – at one point openly mocking the GOP for failing to follow through on promises of bipartisanship.

Senate Scales Back Broadband Tax Breaks

A change to the tax credits proposed in the Senate version of the economic stimulus package would eliminate most or all of a proposed $1.6 billion windfall for Verizon.

‘Litterbug vigilante’ stops cigarette tosser (AP)

AP – Whoever he is, this litterbug vigilante doesn’t like to see people flicking cigarette butts from their car windows. Police are looking for a man who posed as a state trooper and stopped a woman in Gardiner who allegedly tossed a spent cigarette from her car window.