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11:20 AM ET, January 5, 2013

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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.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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Wall Street Journal:
The Outrageous Sandy Outrage  —  House Speaker John Boehner is getting all sorts of grief these days, but there's one decision for which taxpayers should thank him: putting the brakes on a $60 billion relief bill for the victims of Hurricane Sandy that has become cover for Congress to revive earmarks and the pork machine.
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 …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Power Line
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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
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 …
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Obama expected to pick Hagel as opponents prepare for a fight  —  President Barack Obama is expected to name Chuck Hagel as his choice for defense secretary as early as Monday, as critics of the former Nebraska senator prepare to go to war to fight his expected nomination.
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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Obama Poised to Name New Defense, Treasury Chiefs
Discussion: americanthinker.com, ABCNEWS and CNN
CNN:
Hagel expected to be nominated as Defense Secretary
Discussion: This Just In and Politico
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 …
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Andy Kroll / Mother Jones:
Powerful Tea Party Group's Internal Docs Leak—Read Them Here  —  FreedomWorks bills itself as a grassroots outfit, but it's bankrolled mostly by big-money donors.  —  FreedomWorks, the national conservative group that helped launch the tea party movement, sells itself as a genuine grassroots operation …
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
What a Car Bomb in Iraq Means for the Civil War in Syria  —  A car bomb ripped through a procession of Shia pilgrims today in Musayyib, Iraq, almost 40 miles south of Baghdad, killing 27 people.  The bombers were most likely Sunnis trying to reignite Iraq's civil war.
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
KGO-TV:
SF buses help teach what ‘jihad’ really means  —  SFMTA, san francisco news, ama daetz  —  Ama Daetz  —  , Ama Daetz biography  —  More: Bio, E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, News Team  —  SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Buses in San Francisco are carrying messages of jihad, but it's not what you might think.
Matt Cover / CNSNews:
Unemployment Rises for Women, African-Americans in December  —  (CNSNews.com) - Government unemployment numbers for December showed that while the general unemployment rate remained flat at 7.8 percent, unemployment for women and African-Americans rose despite an economy that created 155,000 jobs.
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Weasel Zippers
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nbcconnecticut.com:
Lawmaker Proposes Publicizing Gun Owners' Names  —  Lawmakers across the state are taking on gun control issues in the aftermath of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14.  —  State Rep. Stephen Dargen, a Democratic legislator from West Haven …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Have Mixed Reaction to Fiscal Cliff Agreement  —  Democrats much more positive about agreement than Republicans  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans have a decidedly mixed reaction to the “fiscal cliff” agreement reached by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama this week …
Discussion: The Hill, CNN, Politico and Post Politics
John Zaremba / Boston Herald:
Welfare recipients ‘missing’  —  State scrambles as voter mail exposes holes in system  —  Red-faced state officials admitted last night they are trying to find as many as 19,000 missing welfare recipients — after the controversial taxpayer-funded voter registration pitches the state mailed …
 
 
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Pelosi's office releases doctored photo of female lawmakers
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Zach Pontz / Algemeiner.com:
Abbas Salutes Hitler-Supporting Mufti, Terrorists in Anniversary Address
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Atlas Shrugs
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
US Senator Rand Paul set to visit Israel
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
The December jobs report proves the fiscal cliff deal a farce
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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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