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5:45 PM ET, January 5, 2013

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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 …
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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 …
Los Angeles Times:
Obama likely to nominate Chuck Hagel for Defense secretary
Discussion: The Back Channel
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Former C.I.A. Officer Is the First to Face Prison for a Classified Leak  —  WASHINGTON — Looking back, John C. Kiriakou admits he should have known better.  But when the F.B.I. called him a year ago and invited him to stop by and “help us with a case,” he did not hesitate.
Wall Street Journal:
Have We Lost the War on Drugs?  —  After more than four decades of a failed experiment, the human cost has become too high.  It is time to consider the decriminalization of drug use and the drug market.  —  President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs” in 1971.
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy and AEIdeas
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 …
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.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Gun Show Held Near Sandy Hook Outrages Residents  —  Connecticut residents are outraged that a gun show will take place this weekend just 40 miles from Newtown, where 26 people were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School just weeks ago.  The East Coast Firearms Show is being advertised as the …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Alabama Lawmaker To Introduce Bill Arming Teachers, Despite Opposition From School Officials  —  An Alabama lawmaker plans to introduce a bill to arm teachers and principals next week, despite the opposition of school administrators.  State Rep. Kerry Rich's (R) proposal would …
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.
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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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 …
Arab News:
OIC slams French caricature of Prophet  —  OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu  —  The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has slammed caricatures of the Prophet (peace be upon him), published in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying it incites hatred and intolerance against Muslims.
The Daily Caller:
Democratic Rep.: Debt-ceiling blank check is like Emancipation Proclamation [VIDEO]  —  WASHINGTON — Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny K. Davis told The Daily Caller that President Obama should have the power to raise the nation's debt ceiling without congressional approval …
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
Joe Manchin: Say... about that gun grabbing thing...  I actually owe Jim Geraghty and his indispensable Morning Jolt newsletter a big hat tip for this story, though we wrote about the roots of it multiple times here.  In any event, astute readers will recall the response of long …
Discussion: Doug Ross
 
 
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Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Thousands to Join Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day Over Mandate Fight
Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Lamborn votes against $9.7 billion Sandy relief package
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Terry Eastland / Weekly Standard:
The Constitutionalist  —  Robert H. Bork, we all know, didn't sit on the Supreme Court.
Tom Bawden / The Independent:
New twist in stricken rig saga: Shell was moving it to avoid tax
BBC:
Honduras investigates Bogota embassy Christmas party
Discussion: PoliBlog
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
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Costa / National Review:
Inside #FireBoehner  —  It all started, as things tend to these days, on Twitter.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
The state of macroeconomics: it all went wrong in 1958
Discussion: Mother Jones
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
What a Car Bomb in Iraq Means for the Civil War in Syria
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner absolves GOP defectors, seeks to reassert his command
Matt Cover / CNSNews:
Unemployment Rises for Women, African-Americans in December
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Weasel Zippers
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Scare Amplifies Fears That Clinton's Work Has Taken Heavy Toll
Discussion: Althouse and Politico
Pew Internet:
Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies
Discussion: Mashable! and The Huffington Post