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6:05 PM ET, January 23, 2012

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Tim Mak / The Politico:
Rand Paul detained by TSA  —  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was detained Monday by the Transportation Security Administration in Nashville, Tenn., after refusing a full body pat-down, POLITICO has confirmed.  —  “I spoke with him five minutes ago and he was being detained indefinitely,” Paul spokesperson Moira Bagley said.
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Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Sen. Rand Paul ‘detained’ by TSA in Nashville, TSA denies  —  Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul's press secretary Moira Bagley tweeted on Monday that Transportation Security Administration officials were detaining her boss in Nashville, Tenn.  —  “Just got a call from @senrandpaul,” Bagley tweeted at about 10 a.m. on Monday.
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Rand Paul on TSA detainment: 'I was barked at: 'Do not leave the cubicle!"
Keith Laing / The Hill:
White House sides with TSA in Rand Paul standoff
A.Killough / CNN:
Spokeswoman: TSA turns away Sen. Rand Paul
Discussion: The Politico and National Review
Digby / Hullabaloo:   @bwilliams Ask Ron Paul 2night if he thinks states (as opposed to feds) have right 2 pat down airline travelers
NewsMax.com:
Newt Surges to Lead in Fla., Romney Trails by 8 Points  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Newt Gingrich has now surged to a significant lead over Mitt Romney in Florida …
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Wall Street Journal:
The Gingrich Challenge  —  A test for Romney, GOP officials …
Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times:
Mitt Romney tells ‘interrupters’ at rally to ‘take a hike’
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Washington state set to approve gay marriage  —  Washington state is set to become the seventh in the country to legalize gay marriage, according to a report Monday.  —  Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen announced she would be the 25th vote needed to pass the same-sex marriage bill …
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CBS News:
Gay marriage bill in Wash. locks in key vote
Discussion: Opinion L.A.
Laurel Ramseyer / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: Washington's Marriage Equality Bill Has Enough Votes to Pass
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Washington's Anti-Gay Pastor To Marriage Supporters: You Think ‘You Know Better Than God’
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Police Use of G.P.S. Is Ruled Unconstitutional  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that the police violated the Constitution when they placed a Global Positioning System tracking device on a suspect's car and tracked its movements for 28 days.
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
For Justices, State of the Union Can Be a Trial  —  WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has called the State of the Union address, which is being delivered Tuesday night, “a political pep rally.”  For Justice Antonin Scalia, it is “a juvenile spectacle.”
Discussion: Law Blog and Hit & Run
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Supreme Court Court Rejects Willy-nilly GPS Tracking  —  The Supreme Court said Monday that law enforcement authorities might need a probable-cause warrant from a judge to affix a GPS device to a vehicle and monitor its every move — but the justices did not say that a warrant was needed in all cases.
Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
Supreme Court says no to debate over Elena Kagan health care role
Discussion: CNN and Hit & Run
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Santorum To Rape Victims: ‘Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation’  —  Standing steadfast as the most socially right-wing candidate in the GOP presidential field, Rick Santorum has repeatedly touted his extreme anti-choice position, which dictates that abortion should be uniformly illegal, even in cases of rape or incest.
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Santorum Promises To Outlaw Gay Civil Marriage Because It Does Not Reflect 'God's Will For Us'  —  Rick Santorum told CNN's Piers Morgan on Friday that he would never change his opposition to same-sex marriage because it does not reflect “God's will for us.”
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
THE OBAMA MEMOS … - POLITICS - PROFILES - THE TALK OF THE TOWN - COMMENT - TABLE OF CONTENTS - THE FINANCIAL PAGE - NEWS DESK - THE POLITICAL SCENE
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Ryan Lizza / News Desk:
The Summers Memo  —  In a piece this week on Barack Obama's shift …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Arkansas Democratic Campaign Manager Comes Home To Find Child's Cat Murdered, ‘LIBERAL’ Written On Dead Body  —  The campaign manager of Arkansas Democratic congressional candidate Ken Aden arrived home last night to find his child's pet cat murdered on the front porch with the word “LIBERAL” scrawled across its lifeless body.
Discussion: Gawker
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Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Democratic Operative's Cat Slaughtered, ‘Liberal’ Painted On Corpse
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
David Catanese / The Politico:
Ark. campaign manager's cat slaughtered
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Chicago Tribune:
Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes surgery after suffering stroke  —  U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk underwent surgery today at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke, his office said.  —  “On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
GOP Sen. Mark Kirk suffers stroke
Discussion: The Politico
Sports Illustrated:
Bruins' goalie Thomas declines White House visit  —  (SI.com) — The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins visited the White House today to be honored by President Barack Obama, but the team's star goaltender declined to attend for poltical reasons.  —  According to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli …
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Man Who Gave Us Newt  —  The nature of this peculiar primary season - the reason it seems at odds with both the 2009-2010 political narrative and the seriousness of the times - was determined by Mitt Romney.  Even if you don't mind RomneyCare, or the abortion flip-flop, or any of the rest …
Wallacegw / CNN:
TRENDING: Paul skipping primary night in Florida  —  (CNN) - Want more proof Rep. Ron Paul is looking past Florida to February's contests?  Well, here it is.  —  While the Republican presidential candidate and longtime congressman from Texas will attend both of the GOP debates being held …
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Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Gingrich tops 40 percent in Rasmussen Florida poll
Discussion: CNN and The Other McCain
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Romney: U.S. economy ‘getting better’ under Obama  —  Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Delicious  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday and argued that President Obama's policies “have actually made our economy worse.”  Then he said it again.
David Frum / CNN:
Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002.  He is the author of six books, including “Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again.”  —  (CNN) — “Why liberals oppose a strong American presence in space.”
Discussion: This Just In
The United States Department of Justice:
Former CIA Officer John Kiriakou Charged with Disclosing Covert Officer's Identity and Other Classified Information to Journalists and Lying to CIA's Publications Review Board … ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former CIA officer, John Kiriakou, was charged today with repeatedly disclosing classified information …
 
 
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Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
At Florida Town Hall, Rick Santorum Cowardly Panders To Woman Who Alleges Obama Is ‘An Avowed Muslim’
Discussion: The Raw Story and Post on Politics
Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Doug Lamborn to ditch State of the Union speech as a protest
Discussion: The Hill
Lee Hill Kavanaugh / Kansas City Star:
Gay teen leads fight for change amid T-shirt dispute
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Kelly Chernenkoff / Fox News:
Biden Wades into Gingrich Fidelity Debate
Discussion: The Hill and The Politico
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Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Buffett On Why Romney Should Pay Higher Taxes: He's Just ‘Shoving Around Money,’ Not ‘Straining His Back’
The Politico:
Mitt faces a perfect mess
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