Morning Must Reads: February 4

In the news: Christie on bridge scandal, Obama vs. O'Reilly part 2, Politicians remember Joan Mondale, GOP offers Obamacare alternative, and the Farm Bill vote

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Obama aides doubt Clinton strategy [BuzzFeed]
  • “Members of Congress and their aides took more free trips around the world in 2013 than in any year since new restrictions were put in place after the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal.” [National Journal]
  • Republicans offer an Obamacare alternative [TIME]
  •  Christie on Bridge Closure: “I had nothing to do with this” [TIME]
  • 2014: The Year of John Kerry [New Yorker]
  • Farm Bill clears hurdle in the Senate, final vote seen Tuesday [Reuters]
  • Obamas, Bidens remember Joan Mondale [Politico]
  • Obama vs. O’Reilly, Round 2: Keystone, Poverty, and Veterans [Fox News]
  • Preschool push moving ahead in many states [NYT]
  • Detroit sues over debt deals [WSJ]
  • Is the GOP Giving up Tea? [Washington Post]