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11:30 PM ET, January 25, 2009

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New York Times:
Obama's Order Is Likely to Tighten Auto Standards  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will direct federal regulators on Monday to move swiftly on an application by California and 13 other states to set strict automobile emission and fuel efficiency standards, two administration officials said Sunday.
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Obama, please stop appeasing the Republicans to pass your stimulus package  —  Obama, please stop playing nice with the Republicans in Congress to pass your legislation.  The country rejected conservative philosophy and turned to you to try and navigate us out of this economic Armageddon that we are facing.
New York Post:
KENNEDYS LIVID AS GOV ASKED CAROLINE TO ‘LIE’  —  An “apoplectic” Kennedy family is seething over the rough treatment that heiress apparent Caroline got from Gov. Paterson's office and is spoiling for revenge, several sources close to the clan have told The Post.
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Fox News:
Pelosi Shrugs off Alcatraz as Possible Terror Detention Facility  —  Republicans opposing an Obama administration order to close Guantanamo Bay prison facility within a year suggest sending terror detainees to House Speaker Pelosi's district.  —  FOXNews.com
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Lynn Sweet:
Blagojevich in NBC interview compares himself to Gandhi, King and Mandela  —  Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy  —  Impeached Gov. Blagojevich, on the first leg of his media blitz timed to the start of his impeachment trial, in an NBC interview broadcast …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Al-Qaeda's New Problem  —  For years now, liberals have had to put up with basic points about the value of not doing stuff that's hugely unpopular around the world caricatured as the idea that if we just act nicer, al-Qaeda leaders will lay down their arms.  The reality, as Joby Warrick reports …
Discussion: Right Wing News and QandO
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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
To Combat Obama, Al-Qaeda Hurls Insults
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Drug Lawyer Turns Informant, Stings Clients  —  Share This: Digg!  —  This is an amazing story.  Frank Pignatelli was a criminal defense attorney representing drug defendants in Akron Ohio.  He got busted for helping his clients buy stash houses and faced a criminal indictment.
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Rex Nutting / MarketWatch:
Economy in free fall in fourth quarter  —  Worst quarter since early 1980s, and more to come  —  WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy contracted violently in the fourth quarter, with gross domestic product falling at its fastest pace in more than 25 years, economists said ahead …
Drudge Report:
PELOSI SAYS BIRTH CONTROL WILL HELP ECONOMY  —  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi boldly defended a move to add birth control funding to the new economic “stimulus” package, claiming “contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”
Ben Stein / New York Times:
Deep in Debt, and Now Deep in Worry  —  NOT long ago, a woman in California called me for advice.  She is divorced, with two children, and has a series of interlocking financial problems.  —  She lives in a lovely home in a stylish inland enclave.  It has an interest-only mortgage …
Sydney Morning Herald:
Hamas tried to hijack ambulances during Gaza war  —  In ruins... a masked Hamas militant walks through the devastated area of east Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip.  —  Jason Koutsoukis in Gaza City  —  PALESTINIAN civilians living in Gaza during the three-week war with Israel have spoken …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Jihad Watch
Chelsea Kate Isaacs / The Miami Hurricane:
‘Campaign architect’ Karl Rove speaks to students about Gitmo, presidential legacy  —  To read more stories from this writer, click their name.  —  Karl Rove, one-time deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush, spoke to a jam-packed Storer Auditorium at the University of Miami Thursday afternoon.
Ted Ekeroth:
Swedish Police Chief Allows Antisemitic Stonethrowing Mob To Attack Demonstrators  —  Update:  —  The Twingly-service, that lists blogs that link to an article in a newspaper, at first showed my blog posts about the demo.  Now, all Twingly-links to the newspaper Sydsvenskan have been removed.
Discussion: Gates of Vienna and Jihad Watch
Andrea Shalal-Esa / Reuters:
Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pledge to seek a worldwide ban on weapons in space marks a dramatic shift in U.S. policy while posing the tricky issue of defining whether a satellite can be a weapon.
 
 
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CBS News:
Time Running Out For A Two-State Solution?
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Two Planes, Two Worlds  —  It's funny but even during the mayhem …
Rachel Johnson / Times of London:
‘Soviet’ Britain swells amid the recession
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Michelle Levi / CBS News:
Biden: I Am Not “Deputy President”
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Erika Lovley / The Politico:
McCain wants a stimulus rewrite
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Israeli PM in war crimes pledge
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