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USA Today:
Giffords and Kelly: Fighting gun violence  —  Our new campaign will launch a national dialogue and raise funds to counter influence of the gun lobby.  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  — The children of Sandy Hook deserve our efforts to stop gun violence.  —  In response to a horrific series …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Exclusive: Piers Morgan on Alex Jones  —  CNN host Piers Morgan just called to discuss his interview last night with Alex Jones, the conservative radio host and gun advocate who went on a tirade against Morgan, gun control legislation, and a litany of government conspiracies.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Alex Jones Fears For Life After Morgan Interview, Blames NYPD Or Bloomberg If 'We're Killed By Crackheads'  —  Moments after radio host Alex Jones taped an explosive interview with CNN host Piers Morgan, Jones took to YouTube where he expressed his fear that he would be harmed …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Biden, NRA to meet on guns
Discussion: Reuters, Hot Air, Weasel Zippers and CNN
Scott Wong / Politico:
Sen. Richard Blumenthal floats ammunition bill
Discussion: CNN
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Chances Of Gun Control Dim In Washington
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hot Air
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Congress somewhere below cockroaches, traffic jams, and Nickelback in Americans' esteem  —  Our newest national poll finds that Congress only has a 9% favorability rating with 85% of voters viewing it in a negative light.  We've seen poll after poll after poll over the last year talking …
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BuzzFeed:
12 Awful Things More Popular Than Congress  —  The latest poll from P.P.P confirms Congress is more unpopular than colonoscopies and a bunch of other terrible stuff.  —  Andrew Kaczynski  —  an hour ago  —  28 responses
DealBook:
Rescued by a Bailout, A.I.G. May Sue Its Savior  —  Fresh from paying back a $182 billion bailout, the American International Group has been running a nationwide advertising campaign with the tagline “Thank you America.”  —  Behind the scenes, the restored insurance company is weighing whether …
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Linette Lopez / Business Insider:
Senator Elizabeth Warren Is Outraged That AIG Is Considering Suing The US Government  —  Elizabeth Warren, one of the newest members of the Senate Banking Committee, is sending around a statement about the news that AIG's board will consider whether or not to sue the U.S. government tomorrow.
David Brooks / New York Times:
Why Hagel Was Picked  —  Americans don't particularly like government, but they do want government to subsidize their health care.  They believe that health care spending improves their lives more than any other public good.  In a Quinnipiac poll, typical of many others …
Chris Moody / Reuters:
Moderate Republican group to remove ‘Republican’ from name, welcome Democrats  —  The Republican Main Street Partnership, a Washington-based group that has promoted moderate GOP lawmakers and policies, will remove the word “Republican” from its title and welcome center-right Democrats in 2013, Yahoo News has learned.
Linda Stasi / New York Post:
Current situation: Staffers talk about first meeting with Al Jazeera  —  Just call him Al Gorezeera.  —  Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced to their offices in LA and NYC, to meet their new bosses.
Michelle Cottle / The Daily Beast:
Mosbacher: I'm Furious at My Own Party  —  RNC Finance Committee co-chair Georgette Mosbacher tells Michelle Cottle that she's “mad as hell” about what Republicans have done to themselves.  —  Best not to ask GOP fundraising legend Georgette Mosbacher about the state of her beloved party unless you want an earful.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Impolitic
Amanda Marcotte / Slate:
This Rape Infographic Is Going Viral.  Too Bad It's Wrong.  —  Yesterday, under the headline, “The saddest graph you'll see today,” Dylan Matthews at the Washington Post published this infographic created by the Enliven Project to put the legal issues around rape, its prosecutions, and concerns about false accusations into perspective.
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Why The Fight Over The $1 Trillion Coin Is The Most Important Fiscal Policy Debate You'll Ever See In Your Life  —  The campaign to circumvent the debt ceiling by having the Treasury mint a trillion dollar platinum coin continues to infiltrate the minds of elite thinkers in Washington.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Does aiding WikiLeaks equal aiding Al Qaeda?  —  Prosecutors and lawyers for alleged WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning were back in court Tuesday, sparring over one of the central questions in his case: does giving sensitive government information to the media equate to aiding Al Qaeda?
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Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Bradley Manning ensured leaks would not harm US, lawyer insists
Discussion: Wired, Firedoglake and Techdirt
Joseph Goldstein / New York Times:
Judge Limits a Police Stop-and-Frisk Program in the Bronx  —  A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the New York Police Department's practice of stopping people suspected of trespassing outside private buildings in the Bronx was unconstitutional.  —  The decision appears …
Michelle Boorstein / Washington Post:
Widow of Medgar Evers to deliver invocation at Obama inauguration  —  President Obama has picked Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights icon Medgar Evers, to deliver the invocation at his public swearing-in later this month.  It is believed to be the first time a woman …
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Florida Governor Inflates Cost Of Medicaid Expansion By 2,600% To Avoid Implementing Obamacare  —  Internal email messages uncovered by Health News Florida reveal that Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) is knowingly citing inaccurate cost estimates to justify his refusal to expand Florida's Medicaid program.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Times:
My Successor?  Mayor Ponders Dream Choices  —  It has been a bedrock assumption of this year's race for New York City mayor: Michael R. Bloomberg and the muscular political operation that guided him to three electoral victories will coalesce around his favored candidate, Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker.
Carl Franzen / Talking Points Memo:
NOAA: 2012 Warmest Year On Record For U.S., Second Most Extreme Weather  —  It's official: 2012 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States and the second most extreme in terms of weather events, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) …
Jordan Zakarin / Hollywood Reporter:
Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal Fire Back at ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Investigation and Torture Debate  —  In accepting awards at the New York Film Critics Circle ceremony, the director and screenwriter addressed critics in Congress and the world of punditry.  —  As they received trophies in New York City …
Discussion: Movieline and Speakeasy
Washington Examiner:
Watchdog: Second VA official quits after wasteful conferences spotlighted  —  Another top Department of Veterans Affairs official has resigned in the wake of Inspector-General reports criticizing two “Patton parody” employee training conferences, The Washington Examiner
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Darren Everson / Wall Street Journal:
What Is Your Team Worth?  —  Never mind for a moment which college-football team is No. 1 on the field.  Is Texas losing its grip on being No. 1 at the bank?  —  According to an annual analysis of the values of college-football programs, Texas remains the most valuable team in the sport.
William McGurn / Wall Street Journal:
The Education of a Newspaperman  —  The WSJ is where I learned that the definition of prudence is knowing when to pick a fight.  —  On a summer's day in 1981, a college kid stepped off a Manhattan elevator into a place he had imagined himself only in his dreams: the offices of The Wall Street Journal.
Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
Holy Grail of Voters  —  Although independent voters have stolen the spotlight, people who describe themselves as moderates could be even more important.  —  After covering eight presidential and seven midterm election campaigns, I still manage to learn new things or come to view things differently.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Liz Warren won't beat drum  —  After touting her heritage ...  Despite repeated claims she is “proud” of her Cherokee heritage, newly minted U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is keeping that pride under wraps and won't be taking advantage of a chance to officially list herself as the Bay State's first Native American U.S. senator.
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Obama's failure to nominate women for two top Cabinet posts questioned  —  President Obama brought his top Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency chiefs together Monday with their potential replacements, and some critics noticed one thing that stood out: Each of them was a white man.
Lindsey Graham / CNN:
Graham threatens to hold up CIA director confirmation  —  (CNN) - Saying he has “not forgotten about the Benghazi debacle,” Sen. Lindsey Graham called for a delay in the confirmation process of John Brennan, the president's choice for CIA director, as investigations still continue surrounding …
 
 
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World Tribune.com:
Obama administration ends post-9/11 restrictions on Saudis entering U.S.
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Politico:
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Associated Press:
Google exec. Eric Schmidt sees North Korean university students surfing web
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Under Obama, a Skew Toward Male Appointees
Associated Press:
State of Palestine name change shows limitations
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Max Abelson / Bloomberg:
Secret Goldman Team Sidesteps Volcker After Blankfein Vow
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
After Newtown, Congress Must Act on Guns, Pelosi Says
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