National Headlines 2-12-14

Senate approves debt hike after McConnell, GOP leaders vote ‘yes’ (The Hill)

Behind the scenes of a dramatic debt vote (Politico)

Former New Orleans mayor guilty of graft in Katrina recovery (Reuters)

Sen. Rand Paul files NSA lawsuit. Can he win? (Christian Science Monitor)

White House Unveils Plan To Cut Hacking Risk, But Will It Work? (NBC News)

California Rep. Gary Miller won’t seek re-election (Associated Press)

Cuomo says he’ll evaluate GWB scandal, Christie after probes (Newsday)

Obama signs executive order raising minimum wage (USA Today)

San Diego mayor-elect’s win a boost to state GOP, experts say (Los Angeles Times)

Christie Ridicules Democrats for Emphasizing Income Inequality (New York Times)

De Blasio waves off questions on arrest phone call (Newsday)

Davis back in spotlight over 20-week abortion ban, medical marijuana (KVUE)