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10:20 AM ET, January 26, 2012

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Jonathan V. Last / Weekly Standard:
Thou Shalt Not Write Bad Things About Obama  —  Drudge has a story about Obama getting off of Air Force One in Arizona, greeting Republican governor Jan Brewer, and immediately giving her a piece of his mind.  Evidently our president did not appreciate something Brewer wrote about him.
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Donovan Slack / The Politico:
Brewer?s tense exchange with Obama  —  It was a tense moment on the tarmac.  —  President Obama, alighting from the stairs of Air Force One in Phoenix this afternoon, was greeted by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who handed him an envelope and the two exchanged what appeared to be some heated sentiments.
Norah O'Donnell / CBS News:
Obama, Ariz. governor in heated exchange
Discussion: The Agonist
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
On visit to Arizona, Obama and Gov. Brewer spar over her book
Discussion: ThinkProgress, CNNMoney.com and CNN
Drudge Report:
OBAMA HAS HEATED ARGUMENT WITH AZ GOV
A.Killough / CNN:
TRENDING: Gingrich campaign admits error  —  (CNN) - Newt Gingrich's campaign admitted Wednesday night the former House speaker was inaccurate when he claimed his team offered several witnesses to ABC News to refute statements made by Gingrich's second wife in a controversial interview aired last week.
Discussion: GOP 12
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
CNN/Time Poll: Dead heat in Florida ahead of debate  —  Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) - One day before the final GOP presidential debate in Florida, it's all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, according to a new survey.  —  A CNN/Time/ORC International Poll also indicates …
First Read / msnbc.com:
First Thoughts: A turning point for Obama?  —  Are we seeing a turning point on the economy and for President Obama? ...  It's a coin flip in Florida ... The candidates debate one last time before voters go to the polls there - what to watch for ... It's Vegas, baby, Vegas for Obama …
Matt Dixon / Florida Times Union:
Times-Union/Insider Advantage poll: Romney 40, Gingrich 32
First Read / msnbc.com:
Santorum hints at leaving FL before Tuesday primary
Wallacegw / CNN:
Speaker tells members what not to wear
Discussion: The Politico and Reuters
Paul Roderick Gregory / EconWorld:
Warren Buffett's Secretary Likely Makes Between $200,000 And $500,000/Year  —  Warren Buffett's secretary, Debbie Bosanek, served as a stage prop for President Obama's State of the Union speech.  She was the president's chief display of the alleged unfairness of our tax system …
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ABCNEWS:
Warren Buffett and His Secretary Talk Taxes  —  ABC News' Seniboye Tienabeso reports:  —  In a week when taxes and tax returns have dominated the headlines, billionaire investor Warren Buffett jumped back into the political debate and showed his returns exclusively to ABC News' Bianna Golodryga …
Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Fair Share
David Adams / Reuters:
Florida's Rubio a star, but an unlikely VP pick  —  (Reuters) - He could be the Republican vice presidential candidate from central casting: telegenic, Hispanic and a fiscal conservative who has been embraced by the Tea Party.  —  That is why Florida Senator Marco Rubio …
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Jeb Bush / Washington Post:
Four ways Republicans can win Hispanics back
Eric Pfeiffer / Associated Press:
Former President John Tyler's (1790-1862) grandchildren still alive  —  Former President John Tyler, born 221 years ago, still has two living grandchildren.  The one-term president isn't a well-known historical figure; he's probably best remembered for helping to push through the annexation of Texas in 1845 …
Ann Coulter:
RE-ELECT OBAMA: VOTE NEWT!  —  To talk with Gingrich supporters is to enter a world where words have no meaning.  They denounce Mitt Romney as a candidate being pushed on them by “the Establishment” — with “the Establishment” defined as anyone who supports Romney or doesn't support Newt.
Investor's Business Daily:
36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes  —  Pete Souza / White House (Obama addresses his White House staff, file)  —  How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their “fair share” of taxes.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December suggests that the economy has been expanding moderately, notwithstanding some slowing in global growth.  While indicators point to some further improvement in overall labor market conditions, the unemployment rate remains elevated.
Elliott Abrams / National Review:
Gingrich and Reagan  —  In the increasingly rough Republican campaign, no candidate has wrapped himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan more often than Newt Gingrich.  “I worked with President Reagan to change things in Washington,” “we helped defeat the Soviet empire,” and …
Alejandro Lazo / Los Angeles Times:
California calls $25-billion mortgage settlement ‘inadequate’  —  California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris walked away from talks with the banks last year, saying not enough was being offered for California homeowners.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)  —  Calif. Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris' office …
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Confident Obama struts his stuff  —  A relaxed, confident Barack Obama hit a pitch-perfect high note last week at the famed Apollo Theater in New York.  —  President Obama sang, “I'm so in love with you” — from Al Green's hit “Let's Stay Together” — and showed the world just how comfortable …
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
IED attacks in Afghanistan set record  —  Attacks with makeshift bombs hit a record high of more than 16,000 in Afghanistan in the past year, and the increasing harm they cause to Afghan civilians indicates insurgents may lack strong leadership, military officials say.
Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National:
Barack Obama: “In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than 3 million jobs.  Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005."  —  Have private-sector jobs grown by 3 million in 22 months, with the best annual totals since 2005?  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: Our original Half True rating …
Bloomberg:
Geithner: Obama Wouldn't Ask Me to Stay in a Second Term  —  Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said he doesn't expect President Barack Obama to ask him to stay in office if he's re-elected, and dismissed Wall Street's concerns about financial regulations.
Erica Martinson / The Politico:
Issa: Obama's energy plan not the real thing  —  The president's promises to make America energy independent on the back of natural gas drilling aren't the real thing, Rep. Darrell Issa said Tuesday night.  —  “I think the president very much sent a not-so-veiled threat …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Reaction
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Obama heads west to sell energy plan
Discussion: InsideClimate News
 
 
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David Weigel / Slate:
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New York Times:
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Dylan Byers / The Politico:
Gingrich admits ABC claim was false
David Giambusso / New Jersey Online:
Newark Mayor Cory Booker blasts proposed N.J. gay marriage referendum
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Warren Strobel / Reuters:
Obama set to speed aid to Egypt: official
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
St. Petersburg Times:
Florida hospitals bracing for more Medicaid cuts
Discussion: emptywheel
Washington Examiner:
Obama attacks handouts — and then adds handouts
Jonathan Watts / Guardian:
Norway could shut China out of Arctic Council after diplomatic snubs
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Miller won't fight Price for 4th District seat
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Elizabeth Chuck / msnbc.com:
Wrongfully convicted man awarded $25 million
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Watch Mitt Spin: Romney Claims His Real Tax Rate Is ‘Closer To 45 Or 50 Percent’
Discussion: pandagon.net and Daily Kos
 

 
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