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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 …
Talking Points Memo:
NRA ‘Disappointed’ With Biden Meeting For Proposing Restrictions On Guns
Discussion: Politico and Weasel Zippers
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 …
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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Pastor Backs Out of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments  —  Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images  —  Rev. Louie Giglio, who had been announced as the pastor to give the benediction at the presidential inauguration, has now pulled himself out of the ceremony …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Minister Pulls Out of Inauguration After Outcry
EndPlay / KERO-TV:
Report: At least two people shot at Taft High School  —  TAFT, Calif. - Officials have said that at least two people were shot at Taft High School.  —  The shooting happened at about 9 a.m., and reports indicate that at least two people were shot.  —  The shooter was taken into custody at about 9:20 a.m. officials said.
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Biden's Gun Violence Event Interrupted By News Of Another School Shooting
Discussion: Firedoglake, ABCNEWS and The Agonist
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Sessions: Lew must ‘never’ be Treasury secretary  —  The top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee will oppose Jack Lew's nomination to be Treasury secretary.  —  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has prepared a statement saying “Jack Lew must never be Secretary of Treasury.”
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Josh Eidelson / Salon:
Jack Lew's union-busting past
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Wall Street Journal:
Team of Liberal Loyalists
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
Op Ed / Stanford Daily:
Cory Booker: “Pointing the finger at gays”  —  Cory Booker's column in the April 8, 1992 Stanford Daily. … I was in my tolerance stage or the “I don't give a damn if someone is gay, just as long as they don't bother me” stage.  I was well trained in my tolerance.  I stopped telling my gay jokes.
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Post Politics
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Cory Booker Wrestled With His Own Homophobia
Discussion: Post Politics and Gothamist
CNN:
Obama signs bill, gets Secret Service protection for life  —  Washington (CNN) - With the stroke of a pen Thursday, President Barack Obama gave himself and his wife Secret Service protection for the rest of their lives.  —  The new law, which passed the House and Senate in December …
Discussion: Politico
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama Signs Bill Giving Himself And George W. Bush Lifetime Secret Service Protection  —  Black SUVs for life!  —  Image by Charles Dharapak / AP  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed legislation giving himself and former President George W. Bush lifetime Secret Service protection Thursday …
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
In Defense of Hagel for Defense  —  Critics are pounding President Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, as soft on Iran, anti-military and even anti-Semitic.  This is a grotesque caricature of a man who would make a terrific defense secretary.
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Politico:
Chuck Hagel may regret not having made more Senate pals
Discussion: Algemeiner.com and msnbc.com
Thomas F. Schaller / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Democrats Dread 2014 Drop-Off  —  At first blush, Saxby Chambliss and the Michigan right-to-work episode seem completely unrelated.  Most Republicans approve of both, of course, but there is a deeper connection.  The Georgia senator and Michigan's effort to restrict organized labor's power …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Replacing David: Plouffe-by-committee?  —  Obama's right hand man in the West Wing and campaign consigliere, David Plouffe, has basically left the building, according to several White House sources who say they haven't seen him around much since the fiscal cliff deal.
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Ezra Klein / Bloomberg:
Loyal Joe Biden Is Presidential Contender
Paul Krugman:
The Mostly Solved Deficit Problem  —  The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a graph:  —  The vertical axis measures the projected ratio of federal debt to GDP.  The blue line at the top represents the projected path of that ratio as of early 2011 — that is, before recent agreements on spending cuts and tax increases.
Discussion: Business Insider, Wonkblog and Eschaton
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite:
Joe Scarborough Goes Off On Mika Brzezinski After She Asserts He's ‘Being Chauvinistic’  —  The Morning Joe family got heated and a bit awkward this morning during a discussion about the lack of diversity in President Obama's inner circle.  As Joe Scarborough pointed to the lack of outrage …
Edward D. Kleinbard / New York Times:
The Debt Ceiling's Escape Hatch  —  THE fiscal cliff may have been avoided, but an even higher-stakes political standoff — this time, over the federal debt ceiling — is just around the bend.  —  Congressional Republicans have said they will demand immense cuts to popular government programs …
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Ryan on 2016: 'I've decided not to decide'  —  Former vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was decidedly evasive when asked about a 2016 presidential run on Wednesday, but declined to rule anything out.  —  “I've decided not to decide,” Ryan said when asked about his future plans, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
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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