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10:10 AM ET, January 7, 2013

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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
John Brennan tapped to lead CIA  —  President Barack Obama will announce Monday that he's nominating the White House's point person on counterterrorism, John Brennan, to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, White House officials told POLITICO.
Discussion: Israel Matzav, CNN and Business Insider
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Scott Shane / New York Times:
Counterterror Adviser to be Named Chief of C.I.A.  —  President Obama will announce on Monday that John O. Brennan, his counterterrorism adviser and a career Central Intelligence Agency officer, is his choice to head the agency, two months after David H. Petraeus stepped down after admitting …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and msnbc.com
Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
Obama Expected to Pick Chuck Hagel for Defense Post  —  President Obama has selected a former Nebraska senator, Chuck Hagel, as his next defense secretary, a White House official said Sunday, turning to a prominent Republican to lead the Pentagon as it faces of the challenge of winding …
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Topsy-turvy Hagel politics  —  President Obama wants to get credit for bipartisanship, so he picks a Republican defense secretary who will garner few if any Republican votes.  He walks away from a politically loyal African American woman for secretary of state (whose nomination would open …
CBS News:
Obama to tap John Brennan to head CIA: sources
Discussion: Hot Air and CBS New York
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Fox News:
Obama to nominate counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan for CIA director
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Althouse
CNN:
Hillary Clinton returns to work at State Department
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Politico
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Lindsey Graham Lobs Disingenuous Attacks At Chuck Hagel
Discussion: Slate and Guardian
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
GOP senators: Hagel is in for a fight
Discussion: Washington Monthly, KDVR.com and Gawker
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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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats look for up to $1 trillion in new tax revenues this year  —  Democrats say they want to raise as much as $1 trillion in new revenues through tax reform later this year to balance Republican demands to slash mandatory spending.  —  Democratic leaders have had little time to craft …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: More tax revenues must be part of next deficit deal
Discussion: Right Wing News and Weasel Zippers
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:   Mitch McConnell On Future Debt Deals: ‘The Tax Issue Is Finished’ (VIDEO)
Jake Miller / CBS News:
Pelosi: “Not enough” revenue in “fiscal cliff” deal
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and The Raw Story
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: Gawker, ABCNEWS and The Raw Story
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Josh Haskell / ABCNEWS:
Senator Rand Paul's Son Arrested at Charlotte Airport  —  The 19-year-old son of Sen. Rand Paul and grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly being intoxicated at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.  —  William Hilton Paul arrived in Charlotte …
Bobby Cervantes / Politico:
Rand Paul's son arrested, report says
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Fail  —  It's that time again: the annual meeting of the American Economic Association and affiliates, a sort of medieval fair that serves as a marketplace for bodies (newly minted Ph.D.'s in search of jobs), books and ideas.  And this year, as in past meetings …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Prairie Weather
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep: 'It's About Time' We Had Another Government Shut Down  —  Appearing on CBS' Face the Nation this morning, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) enthusiastically called for a government shut down: … Watch it:  —  Salmon's theory, that the government shutdown somehow led to balanced budgets …
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Democrat Says Obama's Gun Control Proposals Are Extreme  —  On ABC's This Week yesterday, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp described President Obama's gun control proposals as “extreme.” … Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.  —  Heitkamp's comments come …
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Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Crony capitalism: Obama going for gun control with tactic used to pass Obamacare
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.
Jennifer Martinez / The Hill:
‘Shell-shocked’ lawmakers shy away from online piracy in new Congress  —  Nearly a year after a wave of online protests killed two anti-piracy bills, lawmakers are skittish about moving forward with legislation aimed at cracking down on websites that illegally distribute copies of movies and music.
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.
 
 
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Oops: Presidential Inaugural Committee, Ticketmaster Send Out Link To Buy Tickets Early
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Meghashyam Mali / Ballot Box:
Booker wants to give Lautenberg ‘space’ to decide on reelection bid
Discussion: CNN
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
FAIL: Meet the Press Shows Debt Clock $3 Trillion Less Than Actual $16.4 Trillion Total
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Barack Obama readies for host of reforms on Washington return
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Breaking Down The Deal That Ended The National Hockey League Lockout
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
New Republican Senator Says Gun Safety Is ‘Unconstitutional’
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BuzzFeed:
Top Conservative Radio Figure Calls For “Nationalist” Third Party
Discussion: Mediaite and Joe. My. God.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
HBO Hangs On to Universal's Movies
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
The Only CIA Officer Scheduled to Go to Jail Over Torture Never Tortured Anybody
Discussion: The Verge and The Agonist
 

 
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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google sues to block Mississippi AG Jim Hood's “burdensome, retaliatory” subpoena of records, issues a document preservation notice to MPAA

Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
New York Times to set up digital hub in London

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