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8:55 AM ET, January 9, 2013

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Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Not Even Close: 2012 Was Hottest Ever in U.S.  —  The numbers are in: 2012, the year of a surreal March heat wave, a severe drought in the Corn Belt and a huge storm that caused broad devastation in the Middle Atlantic States, turns out to have been the hottest year ever recorded in the contiguous United States.
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Claudine Zap / Yahoo! News:
Australia's weather is so hot, new colors added to weather map  —  The forecast in Australia: Hot, hot, hot—and getting hotter.  —  As a record-breaking heatwave hovers over many regions and territories (which are in their summer months now), the continent's Bureau of Meteorology has added …
Discussion: KDVR.com
Paul Krugman:
Rage Against the Coin  —  (From Talking Points Memo).  —  Well, the trillion-dollar-coin thing — deal with the debt ceiling by exploiting a legal loophole to have the Treasury mint one or more large-denomination coins, deposit them at the Fed, and use the cash in the new account to pay bills — has really taken off.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Why can't Republicans enforce law against Harry Reid?  —  WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) arrrives for a weekly policy luncheon with Democratic members of the U.S. Senate December 11, 2012 in Washington, DC.  The U.S. Congress is still negotiating pending …
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Jim Acosta / CNN:
TRENDING: Reid adviser: Senate majority leader ‘in a different place’ on gun control
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Exclusive: Piers Morgan on Alex Jones
Politico:
Lessons learned, Obama takes fights to Congress  —  Barack Obama is looking for a few good fights.  —  Obama, the same president who campaigned twice on breaking the cycle of conflict in Washington, sees the utility — even the necessity — of rattling Republican cages as he plunges …
Discussion: NBC Politics
Center for American Progress:
The Deficit Reduction We Have Achieved So Far  —  Since the start of fiscal year 2011, President Barack Obama has signed into law approximately $2.4 trillion of deficit reduction for the years 2013 through 2022.  Nearly three-quarters of that deficit reduction is in the form of spending cuts …
Mike Clary / Sun-Sentinel:
FAU prof stirs controversy by disputing Newtown massacre  —  Gabby Giffords launches site to stop gun violence  —  A communication professor known for conspiracy theories has stirred controversary at Florida Atlantic University with claims that last month's Newtown, Conn. …
Larry Bell / Forbes:
Al Gore's Oil-Fueled Al-Jazeera Deal Follows A String Of Green Energy Fiascos  —  Al Gore, chairman and co-founder of Current TV, and Joel Hyatt, executive vice chairman and co-founder of Current TV.  (Image credit: via @daylife)  —  Al-Jazeera, the anti-Israeli network funded by Qatar …
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Linda Stasi / New York Post:
Current situation: Staffers talk about first meeting with Al Jazeera
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Chuck Hagel Expanded On ‘Aggressively Gay’ Slur In 1998  —  Then-Sen. Chuck Hagel's remark to the Omaha World-Herald in 1998 that Clinton ambassadorial nominee James Hormel was “openly, aggressively gay” was only a part of what Hagel told the paper about his opposition to Hormel's nomination.
Washington Post:
D.C. attorney general's office to investigate display of ammunition magazine on TV  —  The decision on whether anyone should be prosecuted after “Meet the Press” host David Gregory appeared to hold a high-capacity ammunition magazine on national television now belongs to the District's Office …
Robert Winnett / Telegraph:
Coalition misses 70 election pledges  —  David Cameron and Nick Clegg will on Wednesday publish a candid assessment of the Coalition's successes and failures that was excluded from its Mid-term Review, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.  —  A section of the document discusses how Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg could explain ‘broken pledges’
Discussion: Guardian, Spectator and BBC
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Barney Frank, Congress, Video, Alcee Hastings, Congress Fundraising, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Call Time Congress, Campaign Fundraising, Congress Fundraising Calls …
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Richard Ben Cramer, Writer of Big Ambitions, Dies at 62  —  It took time for “What It Takes” to become a classic.  —  A labor of six years and 1,047 pages, the book, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer, appeared in 1992 to mixed reviews.
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Glenn Beck Relaunching The Blaze As Global Libertarian News Network  —  Beck takes a shot at Fox as he expands his news network with foreign bureaus and a new show.  “I consider myself a libertarian... I'm a lot closer to Penn Jillette than I am to Chuck Hagel.”
Jessica E. Lessin / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Working on a Less-Expensive iPhone  —  Apple Inc. is working on a lower-end iPhone, according to people briefed on the matter, a big shift in corporate strategy as its supremacy in smartphones has slipped.  —  While Apple has explored such a device for years, the plan is progressing …
Washington Post:
Some in administration push for only a few thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014  —  Groups within the Obama administration are pushing to keep no more than a few thousand troops in Afghanistan after 2014, U.S. officials said, raising the prospect that the United States will be unable …
Discussion: The Week
David Dishneau / bigstory.ap.org:
JUDGE: ARMY GI IN WIKILEAKS ILLEGALLY PUNISHED  —  You are here  —  Home » Bradley Manning » Judge: Army GI in WikiLeaks illegally punished  —  FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An Army private suspected of sending reams of classified documents to the secret-sharing WikiLeaks website …
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.
Stephen Wright / Daily Mail:
Police have stopped me 25 times... just because I'm black: Stephen Lawrence's teacher brother launches damning race case against the Met  —  Stephen Lawrence's brother last night claimed police have stopped him 25 times simply because of the colour of his skin.
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Can Chris Christie rescue the GOP?  —  A pair of polls out this week shows the dire state the Republican Party finds itself in — and a way out of the wilderness, should Republicans choose to take it.  —  Poll No. 1: Rasmussen Reports found that views of the tea party …
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
 
 
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Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Cuomo to Propose Broader Ban on Assault Weapons
David Corn / Mother Jones:
The “Smoking Gun” Memo That Triggered the FreedomWorks Feud
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
ROUGH TRANSCRIPT: Stimulus or Stymied?: The Macroeconomics of Recessions
Discussion: Economist's View
David Mildenberg / Bloomberg:
Texas Starts Budget Debate Flush With Energy Boom Cash
Discussion: Hot Air
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
MEET THE ‘BULLIES’: BREITBART EDITOR EXPOSES OBAMA'S ARMY OF THUGS IN NEW BOOK
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Column: How home schooling threatens monopoly education
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Interior vows ‘high-level’ Arctic-drilling review after Shell's mishaps
Discussion: uscgnews.com, KTUU-TV and The Mudflats
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
The tarring of Chuck Hagel
Reuters:
Insight: In “fiscal cliff” bill, White House was key to corporate tax breaks
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Examiner
Eddie Gehman Kohan / Obama Foodorama:
A Bottle Of President Obama's Homebrewed White House Beer Fetches $1,200 At Auction
Discussion: Politico and Washington Examiner
William McGurn / Wall Street Journal:
The Education of a Newspaperman
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Obama's Remade Inner Circle Has an All-Male Look, So Far
Amanda Marcotte / Slate:
This Rape Infographic Is Going Viral. Too Bad It's Wrong.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Congress somewhere below cockroaches, traffic jams, and Nickelback in Americans' esteem