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12:35 AM ET, January 7, 2013

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Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
The Education of John Boehner  —  Leverage for the next clash: GOP willingness to let the spending sequester take effect.  —  What stunned House Speaker John Boehner more than anything else during his prolonged closed-door budget negotiations with Barack Obama was this revelation …
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: More tax revenues must be part of next deficit deal  —  Pushing back against the Republicans' deficit-reduction strategy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this weekend that more tax revenues - not just spending cuts - must be a part of Congress's effort to rein in deficits.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:   Mitch McConnell On Future Debt Deals: ‘The Tax Issue Is Finished’ (VIDEO)
Sam Baker / The Hill:
McConnell: Tax issue ‘finished completely,’ focus now on spending
Jake Miller / CBS News:
Pelosi: “Not enough” revenue in “fiscal cliff” deal
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and The Raw Story
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:   Durbin: Tax reform should be on table in debt-ceiling talks
Reuters:
Republican Senator McConnell rules out more taxes in fiscal fight
Elisabeth Arriero / The Charlotte Observer:
Man ID'd as Rand Paul's son arrested at airport  —  A teenager identified in several media outlets as the son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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Bobby Cervantes / Politico:
Rand Paul's son arrested, report says  —  A teenager who told police that he was the son of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was arrested at a North Carolina airport on disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges, according to police.  —  William Hilton Paul, 19, is charged with consuming alcohol underage …
Josh Haskell / ABCNEWS:
Senator Rand Paul's Son Arrested at Charlotte Airport
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
NY Daily News:
Drunk man celebrating his birthday busted after fatally shooting 34-year-old man inside Brooklyn diner  —  The inebriated customer grabbed a woman who had been standing next to patron Jason Lewis at the counter of the Country House Diner in Clinton Hill.  —  Police responded to a shooting at the Country House Diner.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Graham blasts Hagel pick as an ‘in your face nomination’ from Obama  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday expressed dismay at reports President Obama would tap former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for Secretary of Defense, calling it an “in your face” selection.  —  “I like Chuck Hagel.
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Balloon Juice
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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Lindsey Graham Lobs Disingenuous Attacks On Chuck Hagel
Discussion: Guardian and Firedoglake
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
TRENDING: GOP senators: Hagel is in for a fight
BuzzFeed:
Top Conservative Radio Figure Calls For “Nationalist” Third Party  —  Uniting the Tea Party.  “Who's the King David?”  —  Michael Savage.  —  Image by John Storey / AP  —  The conservative radio host Michael Savage Sunday called for a third, “nationalist” American political party …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Breaking Down The Deal That Ended The National Hockey League Lockout  —  The National Hockey League and its Players Association agreed on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement early this morning, and while league owners and players must still ratify it, the deal …
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Jeff Z. Klein / New York Times:
N.H.L. and Players Union Reach Tentative Agreement to End Lockout
Discussion: Israel Matzav
New York Times:
Social Security: It's Worse Than You Think  —  CONGRESS and President Obama have pushed through a relatively modest stopgap measure to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” but over the coming years, the United States will confront another huge cliff: Social Security.  —  In the first presidential debate …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
New Republican Senator Says Gun Safety Is ‘Unconstitutional’  —  Newly-elected Sen. Ted Cruiz (R-TX) accused politicians of exploiting the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut to advance gun safety legislation and argued that efforts to limit assault weapons and high capacity magazines are unconstitutional.
Jonathan Strong / Roll Call:
Boehner Coup Attempt Larger Than First Thought  —  A concerted effort to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner was under way the day of his re-election to the position, but participants called it off 30 minutes before the House floor vote, CQ Roll Call has learned.
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Barack Obama readies for host of reforms on Washington return  —  Immigration and gun control at top of agenda as US president looks to make a mark with second term  —  Barack Obama has returned to Washington intent on pushing through a host of reforms in his second term, with a focus on immigration and gun control.
 
 
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Jeremy Hunt / Telegraph:
Stafford Hospital scandal betrayed the NHS says health secretary
Discussion: Guardian and BBC
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life:
Looking Back  —  In many ways, the changes in the religious makeup …
Bill McKibben / Los Angeles Times:
Climate change won't wait
Climate Guest Blogger / ThinkProgress:
Silence Of The Lambs 3: Media Coverage Of Climate Mixed In 2012, But Still Down Sharply From 2009
Discussion: TomDispatch and Firedoglake
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
The Only CIA Officer Scheduled to Go to Jail Over Torture Never Tortured Anybody
 Earlier Items: 
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
GOP dissension over debt-ceiling strategy
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Outside, secret money likely to flow in 2013
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Obama to draw on public support in next round of economic battles with GOP
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit