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9:30 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.
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
On visit to Arizona, Obama and Gov. Brewer spar over her book  —  When President Obama landed in Phoenix on Wednesday, he was greeted with sunny skies and a kerfuffle with Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.  —  After welcoming the president upon his arrival, Obama told Brewer he didn't like the …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, CNNMoney.com and CNN
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 …
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A.Killough / CNN:
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
Matt Dixon / Florida Times Union:
Times-Union/Insider Advantage poll: Romney 40, Gingrich 32  —  TALLAHASSEE - Momentum be damned.  —  A Times-Union/Insider Advantage survey out Wednesday has Mitt Romney with a 40-32 lead on Newt Gingrich, a significant swing in less than two days.  No other candidate polled in double-digits.
Wallacegw / CNN:
Speaker tells members what not to wear
Discussion: The Politico and Reuters
First Read / msnbc.com:
Santorum hints at leaving FL before Tuesday primary
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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 …
Discussion: Broadside Books and ABCNEWS
Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Fair Share
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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Gingrich Pledges To Establish Permanent Base On The Moon ‘By The End Of My Second Term’
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 …
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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.
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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 …
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Obama heads west to sell energy plan  —  President Obama will travel to Nevada and Colorado on Thursday to sell the public on the energy proposals he outlined in this week's State of the Union address.  —  The president's energy plan is designed to simultaneously please his core group …
Discussion: InsideClimate News
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Erica Martinson / The Politico:
Issa: Obama's energy plan not the real thing
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Reaction
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 …
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.
Franco Ordoñez / Raleigh News & Observer:
Miller won't fight Price for 4th District seat  —  WASHINGTON Representative Brad Miller, who has spent a decade in Congress working for consumer protections, said Wednesday that he would not seek another term rather than run against his longtime political ally and friend.
Discussion: The Hill and Hotline On Call
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 …
NBC's Domenico Montanaro / msnbc.com:
NBC/WSJ poll: Obama benefits from growing economic optimism  —  The latest NBC/WSJ poll found Americans are becoming more optimistic about the state of the economy.  NBC's Chuck Todd reports.  —  By NBC's Domenico Montanaro  —  Follow @DomenicoNBC  —  Americans are growing more optimistic …
Discussion: Reuters and Hot Air
 
 
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Watch Mitt Spin: Romney Claims His Real Tax Rate Is ‘Closer To 45 Or 50 Percent’
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Sam Baker / The Hill:
GOP prepares bill to replace Obama's Supreme Court-bound healthcare law
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