Morning Must Reads: February 5

In the news: Senate passes Farm Bill, House GOP gearing up for debt ceiling, will Obamacare really kill 2.5 million jobs, and Clay Aiken makes it official

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

  • Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill [NYT]
  • House GOP Eyes Debt Ceiling Fight [TIME]
  • Obama praises CVS for pulling tobacco from shelves [AP via ABC]
  • Will Obamacare really kill 2.5 million jobs? [National Journal]
  • Does Obama have a Harry Reid problem? [Politico Magazine]
  • Fraud in Army recruiting bonus program may cost nearly $100 million [NYT]
  • Christie’s long time critic now in position to take on Gov. [Bloomberg]
  • Chris Christie’s pain is Scott Walker’s gain [Politico]
  • “On Tuesday, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Yahoo published a tract of non-specific information about surveillance requests granted to the NSA through FISA court orders.” Salon on why we shouldn’t celebrate yet.
  • Silence Inc.: What side has corporate American taken in the Hobby Lobby challenge? [Slate]
  • Clay Aiken makes it official: he will run for Congress [Raleigh News & Observer]
  • Spiritual Guru to Congress: Love is all you need [Washington Post]
  • “Former wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has gone “off the grid” in Mexico to avoid drones knowing where he is.” [Politico]