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8:50 PM ET, January 10, 2013

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Talking Points Memo:
NRA ‘Disappointed’ With Biden Meeting For Proposing Restrictions On Guns  —  The National Rifle Association issued a statement following a meeting on gun violence with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday, saying it was “disappointed” with how much the conversation focused on limiting the Second Amendment.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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 …
Nra-Ila / NRA-ILA News:
Statement From the National Rifle Association of America Regarding Today's White House Task Force Meeting
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Biden Offers Glimpse of Gun Control Plan Coming in Days
Discussion: Hit & Run, The Week and The Caucus
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
After Meeting, NRA Says White House Has ‘Agenda to Attack the Second Amendment’
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
White House and NRA: Gun gulf as wide as ever
Discussion: Alan Colmes'Alan Colmes' and CNN
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The Atlantic Wire:
Don't Worry, NRA: Obama Can't Do Much on Guns by Himself
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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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: CNN, ABCNEWS, Firedoglake and L.A. NOW
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
Jeff Adelson / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Gov. Bobby Jindal calls for elimination of all Louisiana income and corporate taxes  —  Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to eliminate Louisiana's income and corporate taxes and pay for those cuts with increased sales taxes, the governor's office confirmed Thursday.  The governor's office has not yet provided the details of the plan.
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
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.
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Cory Booker Wrestled With His Own Homophobia
Discussion: Post Politics and Gothamist
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
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 …
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's husband deploying to Afghanistan  —  (CNN) - The husband of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Michael, received a tearful goodbye from his family Thursday as he prepared for a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.  —  A captain in the South Carolina National Guard …
Discussion: Associated Press
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.
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Fox News Doesn't Understand How Coins Work  —  Here's Fox News confusing the idea of a coin-shaped pile of platinum worth $1 trillion and a $1 trillion coin that happens to be made out of platinum and can be of any size.  We saw earlier this week that the National Republican Campaign Committee …
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 …
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 …
Ted Cox / DNAinfo.com New York:
Joe Walsh Suggests Breaking Law to Fight Affordable Care Act in Chicago  —  CHICAGO — Tea Party favorite Joe Walsh says conservatives are losing the “war” for U.S. voters and encouraged his backers at a South Loop rally to engage in civil disobedience to defy the Affordable Care Act or new gun regulations.
 
 
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Rod Dreher / The American Conservative:
Cleverness And The Common Good  —  Steve Sailer points …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Governors Face Tough Dilemma On Medicaid Expansion
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Yarmuth says Ashley Judd may run for office
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Clinton still tops for 2016
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Obama political machine to be fired up, ready to go for second term
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New York Nears Gun Control Tightening Laws
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