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11:10 PM ET, January 10, 2013

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Unhinged Tactical Response CEO Threatens to ‘Start Killing People’ Over Obama's Gun Control … Warning: Language NSFW.  —  The CEO of a Tennessee company that specializes in weapons and tactical training is threatening to “start killing people” if President Barack Obama moves forward with gun control measures.
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Yeager Releases 2nd Video: No Murders 'Unless It's Necessary'  —  James Yeager, the Tennessee firearms instructor who made waves when he posted a video online threatening to “start killing people” if the White House issues an executive order on gun control, released a second video Thursday …
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Tactical Response CEO Issues Threat Over Gun Control: 'I'm Gonna Start Killing People' (VIDEO)  —  James Yeager — CEO of Tactical Response, a Tennessee-based company that specializes in firearms and tactical training — said the White House could spark a civil war if it issues an executive order on gun control.
The Atlantic Wire:
Don't Worry, NRA: Obama Can't Do Much on Guns by Himself
Nra-Ila / NRA-ILA News:
Statement From the National Rifle Association of America Regarding Today's White House Task Force Meeting  —  Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national conversation about how to prevent …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
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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.
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
White House and NRA: Gun gulf as wide as ever
Discussion: CNN and Alan Colmes'Alan Colmes'
New York Times:
Tough Path for Ban on Assault Guns Shifts Obama's Focus
Discussion: Hit & Run, The Week and The Caucus
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
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
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.
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 …
Josh Eidelson / Salon:
Jack Lew's union-busting past  —  In a little reported episode, our possible next treasury secretary played a critical role trouncing an NYU union  —  With President Obama poised to tap current chief of staff Jack Lew as his next treasury secretary, Republicans are already attacking Lew for supposed slights during budget talks.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Charlie Rangel hits Obama on diversity  —  Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Thursday called it “embarrassing as hell” that President Barack Obama is facing charges that his White House lacks diversity.  —  “It's embarrassing as hell.  We've been through all of this with [2012 GOP presidential nominee] Mitt Romney.
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Glenn Thrush / Politico:   Replacing David: Plouffe-by-committee?
Ezra Klein / Bloomberg:
Loyal Joe Biden Is Presidential Contender
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
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 …
Stephen Rodrick / New York Times:
Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie  —  Lindsay Lohan moves through the Chateau Marmont as if she owns the place, but in a debtor-prison kind of way.  She'll soon owe the hotel $46,000.  Heads turn subtly as she slinks toward a table to meet a young producer and an old director.
Discussion: Gawker, hollyscoop.com and TMZ.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 …
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.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Lawsuit Alleges Cronyism In Obama Administration “Green Energy” Loans  —  A lawsuit recently filed in the United States Court of Claims may shed further light on the corruption of the Obama administration's “green energy” programs.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of XP Vehicles, Inc. and Limnia …
Rod Dreher / The American Conservative:
Cleverness And The Common Good  —  Steve Sailer points to this quite good David Frum column.  In it, Frum comes out against marijuana legalization, but not so much from a moralistic point of view ("Drugs are evil") but from a position of practical paternalism.
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 …
 
 
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