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4:40 PM ET, January 5, 2013

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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.
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
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
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 …
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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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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Lamborn votes against $9.7 billion Sandy relief package  —  DENVER — Under strong pressure from New York and New Jersey elected officials, the House of Representatives Friday passed a $9.7 billion federal aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy.  —  In a rare bipartisan vote …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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.
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.
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
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
 
 
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Al Arabiya / Alarabiya.net English:
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Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Floyd Norris / Economix:
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Robert Costa / National Review:
Inside #FireBoehner  —  It all started, as things tend to these days, on Twitter.
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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
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