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7:20 AM ET, January 7, 2013

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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.
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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  —  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 …
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
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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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:   Durbin: Tax reform should be on table in debt-ceiling talks
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
GOP dissension over debt-ceiling strategy
CNN:
Hillary Clinton set to return to work at State Department  —  Washington (CNN) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will return to work Monday for the first time since she was sidelined by illness, a concussion and a blood clot, according to a schedule released by the State Department.
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Graham blasts Hagel pick as an ‘in your face nomination’ from Obama
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Balloon Juice
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Lindsey Graham Lobs Disingenuous Attacks At Chuck Hagel
Discussion: Guardian and Slate
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
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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
Sam Baker / The Hill:
McConnell: Tax issue ‘finished completely,’ focus now on spending
Discussion: CNN, Politico, ABCNEWS and The Caucus
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.
Kate Briquelet / New York Post:
Welfare recipients take out cash at strip clubs, liquor stores and X-rated shops  —  They're on the dole — and watching the pole.  —  Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent …
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
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 …
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
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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Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life:
Looking Back  —  In many ways, the changes in the religious makeup …
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Barack Obama readies for host of reforms on Washington return
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
New Republican Senator Says Gun Safety Is ‘Unconstitutional’
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
HBO Hangs On to Universal's Movies
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: The Verge and The Agonist