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5:30 PM ET, January 27, 2010

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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
House to Senate: We're Ready On Health Care If You Are  —  Leading Democrats in the House still insist that “all options are on the table” to move ahead on health care.  But for the first time since last Tuesday's special election in Massachusetts, it's clear that they're coalescing around …
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The Politico:
Top Dems at war - with each other  —  President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be all smiles as the president arrives at the Capitol for his State of the Union speech Wednesday night, but the happy faces can't hide relationships that are fraying and fraught.
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Pelosi bucks Obama's spending freeze
Discussion: Townhall.com
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Pelosi floats two-track health reform
Discussion: RHRealityCheck.org
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Sanders signals he's open to scaled-back health reform
Chris Frates / The Politico:
WH lays out SOTU for congressional staff
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Senate Aides To House Dems: Back Off
Discussion: TPMDC and The New Republic
Chris Frates / The Politico:   Casey: Health reform has weeks to live
Harry Esteve / Oregonian:
Oregon voters pass tax increasing measures by big margin … Oregon voters bucked decades of anti-tax and anti-Salem sentiment Tuesday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent further erosion of public schools and other state services.  —  The tax measures passed easily …
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Business Channel:
Oregon's Rich Tax is Not a Victory for Liberals  —  Yesterday, Oregon voters ratified two tax increases, one on high earners, and another a revision of the state's corporate income tax.  This is their strategy for plugging an enormous budget gap, like the ones that have opened up in state budgets around the country.
Robert Cruickshank / Calitics:
Oregon Voters Deliver Game-Changing Victory  —  Pundits like to claim California voters are anti-tax.  Of course, we've raised various kinds of taxes at the state level, including the Prop 10 cigarette taxes in 1998, and the Prop 63 millionaire's tax for mental health programs passed in 2004.
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Business Channel:
The Lessons of Oregon's Vote to Tax the Rich
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
DOES OREGON COUNT AS A ‘MESSAGE,’ TOO?.... It's understandable …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Los Angeles Times
Patterico's Pontifications:
Washington Post Writer Makes Assumptions About O'Keefe That the Facts Don't Cash — Again  —  The Washington Post reports that James O'Keefe stands accused of a plot to “bug” Mary Landrieu's office:  —  When I first read a news story about this yesterday, it sounded to me like O'Keefe …
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Louisiana ‘Watergate:’ Glenn Beck is out  —  James O'Keefe has lost Glenn Beck.  —  O'Keefe, the young video warrior who surreptitiously taped employees of ACORN offering advice to him, dressed as a pimp, and his friend, dressed as a prostitute, had the backing of FOX News Channel's Beck all the way.
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
MSM Leaping to Conclusions — While Big Government Waits for Facts
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
In Speech, Obama to Admit Missteps in First Year  —  WASHINGTON — For all the questions circulating in Democratic quarters as President Obama tries to weather the worst storm of his administration, perhaps none is as succinct as this: Are the missteps at the White House rooted in message or substance?
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Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
The audacity of nope  —  The state of the union is obstreperous.  Dyspepsia is the new equilibrium.  All the passion in American politics is oppositional.  The American people know what they don't like, which is: everything.  —  That sounds like nihilism, but they're against that, too.
Discussion: Achenblog and Balkinization
The Politico:
Top Democrats at war - with each other
Discussion: Townhall.com and NewsReal Blog
Brad Stone / Bits:
Live Blogging the iPad Product Announcement  —  What's Missing  — No ability to play Adobe Flash animations, widely used on the Web.  — No camera, still or video  — No non-Internet phone function  — No removable battery for a device that can suck a lot of power  — No removable storage
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Laura Rozen / Laura Rozen's Blog:
Clinton signals not a two-term Secretary of State  —  In an interview to air at 8pm tonight on PBS's Tavis Smiley Reports, Hillary Clinton tells Smiley she does not envision serving as Secretary of State for a second term.  She also tells Smiley she is “absolutely not interested” in another presidential run:
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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
One Term Enough for Clinton
Discussion: Make Them Accountable
Igor / Wonk Room:
Ben Nelson Planned To Filibuster Conference Report, Admits Current Law Already Prevents Public Money From Funding Abortion  —  During last year's health care debate, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) insisted on inserting specific language into the Senate health care bill that prevented public dollars …
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Jeff Stein / Foreign Policy:
CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding  —  A study in “enhanced reporting techniques.”  —  Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terrorists, says he didn't know what he was talking about.
Jennifer Fermino / New York Post:
‘Obama Girl’ now falling out of love  —  First, Massachusetts turned on the president.  —  Now, the bikini-clad “Obama Girl” — who fa mously cooed about her “crush” throughout the presidential campaign on YouTube videos — admits the thrill is gone.  —  Amber Lee Ettinger …
Mara Liasson / NPR:
NPR Poll Shows Vulnerability Of Obama, Democrats … text sizeAAA  —  Wednesday night's State of the Union speech is an opportunity for President Obama to reconnect to voters who are frustrated about the state of the economy and the progress he's been making toward fulfilling his campaign promises.
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Democracy Corps:
Surveys for Democracy Corps and NPR put America's Politics at a Critical Moment
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Open Left
Front Page Magazine:
Sexual Starvation and Jihad Fantasies  —  Posted by Miranda Devine on Jan 27th, 2010 and filed under FrontPage.  You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0.  You can leave a response or trackback to this entry  —  [This article is reprinted from The Syndey Morning Herald.]
Grist:
The death knell for comprehensive cap-and-trade  —  I've resisted writing the obligatory “what Scott Brown's victory means for the climate bill” post, mainly because the real answer is Nobody Knows and Everyone's Full of Sh*t.  What pundit wants to say that?
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Bringing Sexy Back  —  He's The One, all right.  —  The handsome, athletic pol with the comely wife and two lovely daughters who precipitously rose from the State Legislature to pull us all together.  —  The fresh face and disarming underdog America's been waiting for …
Jamie Shufflebarger / Hotline On Call:
“The Candidate” Revealed  —  Hotline On Call has acquired a copy of the new John Edwards expose “The Politician,” by longtime staffer/professional fall guy Andrew Young.  Intended for release Feb. 2, the book chronicles the Edwards-Young relationship and reveals how Young was sucked into a cover-up that spanned a WH campaign.
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NY Daily News:
John Edwards exposed as cheating lowlife, serial liar in book …
Al Baker / City Room:
Bloomberg Wants Terror Trial Moved  —  For the first time, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has spoken out against plans to stage the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, at the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan, joining a growing chorus of people who believe …
 
 
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Chris Frates / The Politico:
Nelson supports reconciliation
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Holcomb B. Noble / New York Times:
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Discussion: Law Blog, Gawker and News Desk
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John Spratt Poll
Tony Romm / The Hill:
Grayson, liberal leaders ask Senate Dems to use reconciliation to pass healthcare
Steve Bousquet / St. Petersburg Times:
Crist now says he might join Obama in Tampa
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