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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 …
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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.
New York Times:
Tough Path for Ban on Assault Guns Shifts Obama's Focus
Discussion: The Week, Hit & Run and The Caucus
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
White House and NRA: Gun gulf as wide as ever
Discussion: CNN and Alan Colmes'Alan Colmes'
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
NBC: Say, this 2nd-term transition has really been an “unforced error,” huh?  Update: Rangel calls it “embarrassing as hell”  —  You think?  Chuck Todd and his colleagues at NBC certainly do, and they're a bit mystified by it.  Writing at First Read, Todd et al suggest that Mitt Romney put …
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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Replacing David: Plouffe-by-committee?
Discussion: USA Today
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Republicans: Lew will have to answer for White House tactics
Ezra Klein / Bloomberg:
Loyal Joe Biden Is Presidential Contender
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
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Eric Bolling: Schools ‘pushing the liberal agenda’ by teaching algebra  —  Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday accused some schools of “pushing the liberal agenda” for teaching an algebra lesson about the distributive property.  —  During a segment about “indoctrination in schools,” …
Discussion: Wonkette, Booman Tribune and Pharyngula
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.
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 and Firedoglake
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
Politico:
Hagel's hopes hinge on Schumer  —  Chuck Schumer is quietly letting out the word: He's far from sold that Chuck Hagel will be a staunch advocate of Israel.  —  And it's his vote that counts.  —  Schumer, the most powerful Jewish Democrat in Congress, has been noncommittal in his public statements on Hagel's nomination.
Discussion: Algemeiner.com and Hot Air
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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Anti-Gay Pastor Withdraws 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.
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.
 
 
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