Morning Maddow: February 11

Updated

Pope Benedict XVI surprises everyone by resigning.

Pres. Obama is weighing a new round of executive actions.

Sen. Lindsey Graham threatens to put a hold on Hagel and Brennan’s confirmations, while Sen. Inhofe uses the “f” word.

Rep. Eric Cantor is pro-DREAM Act.

The president awards a Medal of Honor today; the recipient attends the State of the Union tomorrow.

Pres. Obama will use the State of the Union to call for reducing our nuclear arsenal.

House Democrats plan to bring victims of gun violence to the State of the Union.

A soldier who fought DOMA dies, leaving her widow without benefits.

We have a new commander in Afghanistan.

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Morning Maddow: February 11

Updated