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8:25 AM ET, January 9, 2013

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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.
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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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
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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
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 …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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Linda Stasi / New York Post:
Current situation: Staffers talk about first meeting with Al Jazeera
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. …
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.
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: Spectator, BBC and Guardian
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.”
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Power Line and Twitchy
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
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.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Column: How home schooling threatens monopoly education  —  In an era when everything is customizable, why not customize your child's education?  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  — Americans across the country are voting with their feet and abandoning traditional public schools.  —  “What about home schooling?
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Jim Acosta / CNN:
TRENDING: Reid adviser: Senate majority leader ‘in a different place’ on gun control  —  Washington (CNN) - A staunch supporter of gun rights for years, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may be changing his position on the contentious issue in the aftermath of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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.
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
MEET THE ‘BULLIES’: BREITBART EDITOR EXPOSES OBAMA'S ARMY OF THUGS IN NEW BOOK  —  Note from Senior Management:  —  Andrew Breitbart built the platform that became Breitbart News Network to give young and important voices a chance to reach a broader audience.
David Mildenberg / Bloomberg:
Texas Starts Budget Debate Flush With Energy Boom Cash  —  Legislators in Texas, the biggest energy producer among U.S. states, will begin deliberating its next two-year budget with a surplus forecast today to match an $8.8 billion record set in 2007.  —  The Texas economy has topped budget projections …
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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Reuters:
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