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2:15 PM ET, January 5, 2013

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Michael Moore / The Huffington Post:
Six Years Ago, Chuck Hagel Told the Truth About Iraq  —  War Wire , Iraq , Michael Moore , Gas & Oil , Chuck Hagel , Chuck Hagel Iraq , Chuck Hagel Iraq Oil , Chuck Hagel Iraq War , Chuck Hagel Secretary Of Defense , Politics News  —  You might have seen that on Monday President Obama …
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Hagel: War for Oil  —  In a post yesterday waxing enthusiastic about Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, Michael Moore called attention to a statement of Hagel that I don't believe had been previously much noted.  Here it is, from September 2007: … This rounds out a Hagelian worldview …
Los Angeles Times:
Obama likely to nominate Chuck Hagel for Defense secretary  —  Chuck Hagel is Obama's likely choice to lead the Pentagon, setting up a possible Senate confirmation fight.  —  Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam War veteran and former Republican Senator from Nebraska, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the new Defense secretary.
Discussion: The Back Channel
WSB-TV:
Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder  —  Police investigate a home invasion in Walton County  —  LOGANVILLE, Ga. —  A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.  —  The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane …
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
GUNS: Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder. … See, this is where one of those “assault weapons” might have come in handy.  —  UPDATE: A reader emails: “When some politician starts pontificating that no one needs more than a 10 round clip capacity (or 5, or 3) this is the story that should be shoved in their faces.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Fox News:
Inmates using newspaper's gun owner map to threaten guards, sheriff says  —  Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards.  —  Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco …
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Sarah Armaghan / Newsday:
Journal News gun permit map endangers officers, officials say  —  Criticism of The Journal News, which published a gun permit database last month, broadened Friday with Rockland law enforcement officials saying the map listing the names and addresses of those with gun permits is endangering lives.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Juliet Macur / New York Times:
In Reversal, Armstrong Is Said to Weigh Admitting Drug Use  —  Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and antidoping officials that he is considering publicly admitting …
Discussion: Guardian, BBC News and Telegraph
Yahoo! News:
Whoops—'Cash for Clunkers' Actually Hurt the Environment  —  Back in 2009, President Obama's “Cash for Clunkers” program was supposed to be a boon for the environment and the economy.  During a limited time, consumers could trade in an old gas-guzzling used car for up to $4,500 cash …
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
More Guns = More Killing  —  IN the wake of the tragic shooting deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month, the National Rifle Association proposed that the best way to protect schoolchildren was to place a guard — a “good guy with a gun” — in every school …
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
The state of macroeconomics: it all went wrong in 1958  —  Much of the recent discussion in the “state of macroeconomics” has concerned the question  — Is macroeconomics making progress?  — If not, when did it stop?  —  I'm not going to survey the whole debate …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner absolves GOP defectors, seeks to reassert his command  —  Battered by division and defections, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is setting out to re-unify his conference and prove to Democrats in the White House and the Senate that he can command a governing majority of the House.
Terry Eastland / Weekly Standard:
The Constitutionalist  —  Robert H. Bork, we all know, didn't sit on the Supreme Court.  His legacy thus cannot lie in votes cast and opinions written.  You have to look elsewhere, and you certainly could begin with his earliest work at Yale Law School, which was in antitrust.
BBC:
Honduras investigates Bogota embassy Christmas party  —  Honduras has said it is setting up a commission to investigate reports that a wild Christmas party was held at its embassy in the Colombian capital.  —  Reports suggest that two prostitutes attended the party, which began on the evening …
Discussion: PoliBlog
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Tax Code May Be the Most Progressive Since 1979  —  WASHINGTON — With 2013 bringing tax increases on the incomes of a small sliver of the richest Americans, the country's top earners now face a heavier tax burden than at any time since Jimmy Carter was president.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Scare Amplifies Fears That Clinton's Work Has Taken Heavy Toll  —  WASHINGTON — When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton fractured her right elbow after slipping in a State Department garage in June 2009, she returned to work in just a few days.  Her arm in a sling …
Tom Bawden / The Independent:
New twist in stricken rig saga: Shell was moving it to avoid tax  —  The oil giant will instead suffer a multi-million dollar loss on the exercise after the rig ran aground off the Alaskan coast  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.
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Al Arabiya / Alarabiya.net English:
Muslim Brotherhood took ‘billions’ from Obama: Egypt lawyers
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Floyd Norris / Economix:
Four Years Later, 28,000 More Jobs
Robert Costa / National Review:
Inside #FireBoehner  —  It all started, as things tend to these days, on Twitter.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
What a Car Bomb in Iraq Means for the Civil War in Syria
Matt Cover / CNSNews:
Unemployment Rises for Women, African-Americans in December
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Weasel Zippers
Pew Internet:
Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies
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New York Times:
Google Pushed Hard Behind the Scenes to Convince Regulators
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nbcconnecticut.com:
Lawmaker Proposes Publicizing Gun Owners' Names
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pelosi's office releases doctored photo of female lawmakers
Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory
John Zaremba / Boston Herald:
Welfare recipients ‘missing’
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
We Don't Have a Spending Problem. We Have an Aging Problem.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and msnbc.com
 

 
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