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12:15 PM ET, January 24, 2009

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Charles Hurt / New York Post:
PREZ ZINGS GOP FOE IN A $TIMULATING TALK  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.  —  “You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ABOUT THAT CBO REPORT.... This week, congressional Republicans seized on a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing the limited short-term stimulative effects of the Democrats' proposed rescue package.  It's also led to widespread media coverage undermining the White House's arguments …
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Scott Lilly / Center for American Progress Action Fund:
Taking Responsibility  —  Since the Republican Conference …
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The White House:
President Obama delivers Your Weekly Address  —  In his first weekly address since being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama discusses how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jump-start the economy.  —  “This is not just a short-term program to boost employment,” he said.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Matthews questions if Palin can read  —  MSNBC host Chris Matthews suggested Friday that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) may not have the reading or writing ability needed to complete the book she is reportedly shopping.  —  The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that Palin is seeking …
Gaia Vince / New Scientist:
One last chance to save mankind  — For similar stories, visit the Interviews and Climate Change Topic Guides … Your work on atmospheric chlorofluorocarbons led eventually to a global CFC ban that saved us from ozone-layer depletion.  Do we have time to do a similar thing with carbon emissions …
Times of London:
Iran in scramble for fresh uranium supplies  —  Western powers believe that Iran is running short of the raw material required to manufacture nuclear weapons, triggering an international race to prevent it from importing more, The Times has learnt.  —  Diplomatic sources believe …
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Washington Post:
2 U.S. Airstrikes Offer a Concrete Sign of Obama's Pakistan Policy  —  Two remote U.S. missile strikes that killed at least 20 people at suspected terrorist hideouts in northwestern Pakistan yesterday offered the first tangible sign of President Obama's commitment to sustained military pressure …
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Eric Gorski / Associated Press:
Disgraced pastor faces more gay sex accusations  —  DENVER - Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard's former church disclosed Friday that the gay sex scandal that caused his downfall extends to a young male church volunteer who reported having a sexual relationship with Haggard …
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Aram Roston / ProPublica:
Bank Employing GOP House Leader's Wife Got Bailout Bucks  —  House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, a rising star in the Republican party, has been a prominent voice demanding accountability in how the government doles out hundreds of billions for bank bailouts.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Conservatives' 40-Minute Tribute To Bush On House Floor: He Was A ‘Knowing Lion’ Who ‘Walked Among Us’  —  George W. Bush is gone from office...but he is not forgotten, at least not by Reps. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Mike Pence (R-IN), and Steve King (R-IA).  On Thursday, the three men spent …
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Patrick Casey / American Thinker:
Murtha-Funded Firms Busted  —  Two firms funded with over $100 million in earmarks from the Democratic Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, John Murtha, were raided and temporarily shut down yesterday by the FBI and IRS.  Surprised that you didn't hear about such big news?
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Bush's legal foes, Obama's legal team  —  President Barack Obama is staffing his Justice Department with some of his predecessor's fiercest critics, among them lawyers who were fired by President Bush or who quit jobs working for his administration.  —  Now, the opposition is in charge …
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Downturn Accelerates As It Circles The Globe  —  Economies Worse Off Than Predicted Just Weeks Ago  —  The world economy is deteriorating more quickly than leading economists predicted only weeks ago, with Britain yesterday becoming the latest nation to surprise analysts with the depth of its economic pain.
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New York Post:
GOV SAYS CAROLINE TURNED ‘NASTY’  —  Gov. Paterson rapped Caroline Kennedy at a private event the night before he tapped Kirsten Gillibrand for the Senate, telling guests Kennedy had been “nasty” to him and shown “disrespect” with how she bowed out, attendees told The Post.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama Reverses Rules on U.S. Abortion Aid  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama repealed rules on Friday that restricted federal money for international organizations that promote or provide abortions overseas, sweeping aside a pillar of the social policy architecture of George W. Bush's presidency.
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Bloomberg:
Obama Reverses Bush Curb on Family Counseling Funds
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