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11:40 AM ET, January 10, 2013

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Reuters:
Giffords gun control group wants $20 million for 2014 elections  —  (Reuters) - A new gun control group led by Gabrielle Giffords, the former U.S. congresswoman wounded in a Tucson shooting rampage, wants to raise $20 million for the 2014 congressional elections, matching …
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David Weigel / Slate:
What Crazy Fascist Executive Orders Might Obama Use to Take Away Your Freedoms?  —  The Drudge Report is America's leading source of hyperlinks to Alex Jones articles, so I'm not sure why this splash page so shocked Washington.  (Apparently there are reporters who still use Drudge as a sort of homepage?
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Reframing the Gun Debate  —  This time things are different.  —  This time, nearly a month after the horrible mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the public attention hasn't ricocheted to the next story.  On the contrary, sorrow has hardened into resolve.  —  This time, something can and must be done.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
NRA: 100,000 new members after Sandy Hook shooting  —  The National Rifle Association has gained more than 100,000 new members in the last 18 days, the organization told POLITICO's Playbook on Thursday.  —  The number of paid new members jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million in that time frame.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Mediaite
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
In campaign for tougher gun laws, Obama and allies work to tilt public opinion  —  The White House is working with its allies on a well-financed campaign in Washington and around the country to shift public opinion toward stricter gun laws and provide political cover to lawmakers who end …
Politico:
Expectations low for Joe Biden, NRA talks
Reuters:
Biden says Obama could use executive orders to restrict guns
Discussion: Politicker and TalkLeft
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Rep: An Executive Order On Guns Smacks Of ‘Dictatorship’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
First Read:
First Thoughts: The disorganized cabinet shuffle  —  The Obama White House's disorganized cabinet shuffle... And some legitimate excuses for it... Obama to nominate Jack Lew for top Treasury job at 1:30 pm ET... Biden meets with the NRA and other gun-rights groups at the White House …
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Mike Allen / Politico:
11 days to inaug — NRA MEMBERSHIP SURGES — POTUS names Chief of Staff Jack Lew as Treasury secretary, 1:30 p.m. - Jim Warren to D.C. — Kevin Sheridan joins Dyke-Madden firm — TapprTumblr  —  THE JUICE: As pushback to N.Y. Times' A1 boys'-club photo, the White House yesterday blast-emailed …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Obama Will Keep His “Heat Shield”  —  Eric Holder is the Obama Administration's indispensable man.  —  Image by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images  —  Eric Holder may be the least popular member of the Obama cabinet.  He is at the center of many of the Administration's ugliest fights with left and right …
Discussion: The Week and The Plum Line
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Los Angeles Times:
Obama Cabinet may not meet his own diversity standards
Bobby Cervantes / Politico:
Mike Huckabee: Obama's own ‘war on women’
Discussion: Shakesville and Mediaite
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Obama Cabinet: Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius, Eric Shinseki Staying On For Second Term
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Anti-Gay Pastor Removed From Inaugural Program … Louis Giglio, the anti-LGBT pastor who had been announced to perform the benediction at President Obama's second inauguration, has been removed from the program, ABC News's Jonathan Karl reported Thursday.  —  The move came after ThinkProgress …
Discussion: Good As You
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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Inaugural Benediction To Be Delivered By Pastor Who Gave Vehemently Anti-Gay Sermon  —  The Presidential Inauguration Committee announced Tuesday that the President Obama has selected Pastor Louie Giglio of the Georgia-based Passion City Church to deliver the benediction for his second inauguration.
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
A GOP Strategy for the Debt-Ceiling Fight  —  The House should pass a bill pairing spending cuts with a dollar-for-dollar debt-ceiling increase.  —  President Obama says he won't negotiate with Republicans over his proposed more than $1 trillion increase in the debt ceiling as a matter …
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Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog:
Carney on coin gambit: ‘There is no backup plan’  —  For all the recent scuttlebutt about resolving the Republican debt-ceiling crisis with a trillion-dollar coin, there was an elusive detail: what does the White House think about this?  Yesterday, for the first time, press secretary Jay Carney was pressed for an answer.
Discussion: The Agonist
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The White House:
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 1/9/2013  —  MR. CARNEY: Welcome.  Good afternoon.  Thanks for being here.  Sorry we had to postpone the briefing.  Very busy day.  I have a very important personnel announcement to make.  Actually, I'm just kidding.  I'll go right to the AP.
Discussion: American Prospect
John Cornyn / CNN:
Cornyn: Why I can't support Hagel  —  Editor's note: John Cornyn, a Republican, is the senior United States Senator from Texas.  —  (CNN) — To the surprise of many, including me, President Barack Obama has nominated former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary.
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
Robert Bork's Tragedy  —  Even before Robert Bork died last month, he had achieved something close to martyrdom.  In the quarter-century since the Senate rejected his Supreme Court nomination, successive generations of conservative lawyers and activists have carried the torch …
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Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Court Wary on Warrantless DUI Tests
Discussion: New York Times
Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Republican Party Path Back From 2012 Election Requires Shift In Culture, Not Just Tactics … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Barack Obama , Republican Party, Elections 2012, GOP, Barack Obama 2012 , Video, Heritage Foundation, Teddy Goff, Harper Reed …
Jason Cherkis / The Huffington Post:
Barney Frank Senate Bid Gets Boost From Progressive Groups … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Barney Frank, Video, Barney Frank Deval Patrick, Barney Frank John Kerry, Barney Frank Petitions, Barney Frank Social Security, Deval Patrick, John Kerry, John Kerry Secretary Of State, John Kerry Senate Seat …
Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog:
Dick Armey dishes dirt accidentally  —  There's been a remarkable amount of drama surrounding Dick Armey's departure from FreedomWorks, culminating Friday with a stunning report from Media Matters, who interviewed the former House Majority Leader directly.  Armey had all kinds of interesting insights …
 
 
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