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9:25 AM ET, January 11, 2013

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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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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
W.H. gun plan: An end run around the NRA  —  President Barack Obama is trying an end run around the NRA — rallying groups as varied as churches, medical organizations, retailers and the Rotary Club to build support for new gun regulations.  —  It's an unusual strategy but one the Obama administration …
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
White House and NRA: Gun gulf as wide as ever
Discussion: CNN and Alan Colmes'Alan Colmes'
videocafe.crooksandliars.com:
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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Talking Points Memo:
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 …
Los Angeles Times:
Teen shoots high school student before being disarmed by teacher  —  A 16-year-old is in critical but stable condition in shooting at Taft Union High School southwest of Bakersfield.  'There's blood everywhere,' a student told her mother.  —  Tyler Smith, 18, left, weeps after reuniting …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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EndPlay / KERO-TV:
Report: At least two people shot at Taft High School
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Biden's Gun Violence Event Interrupted By News Of Another School Shooting
Discussion: CNN, ABCNEWS and The Raw Story
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Perry: New York governor envies Texas economy  —  Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that many of the nation's 49 other governors — including New York's Andrew Cuomo — would love to be able to boast of the kind of employment and economic success found in Texas.
Discussion: Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
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: Booman Tribune, Pharyngula and Wonkette
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: Politicker, Algemeiner.com and Hot Air
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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
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 …
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.
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
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
Bachmann still hasn't paid presidential campaign staffers  —  Five Iowa staffers say they've waited 375 days for payment, but refuse to sign the gag order the campaign demands  —  Over a year after she dropped out, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has refused to pay five staffers …
Paul Krugman:
Thinking About the Brink  —  The platinum coin discussion has moved with startling speed, from an idea nobody took seriously (and which, as I've mentioned, senior officials were unaware of just last month), to assertions that it's ridiculous and illegal, to grudging acknowledgment …
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.
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Patrick Marley / JSOnline:
Gov. Scott Walker proposes cutting income taxes
Politico:
Tax reform in 2013? Forget about it
New York Times:
Hagel's Senate Confirmation Will Be Short on Old Allies
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Henninger: Hurricane Christie
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Lawsuit Alleges Cronyism In Obama Administration “Green Energy” Loans
Rod Dreher / The American Conservative:
Cleverness And The Common Good  —  Steve Sailer points …
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's husband deploying to Afghanistan
Discussion: Associated Press
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Governors Face Tough Dilemma On Medicaid Expansion
Discussion: Tucson Weekly
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Clinton still tops for 2016
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and Hot Air
Thomas F. Schaller / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Democrats Dread 2014 Drop-Off
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Biden Hints at Outlawing Unregulated ‘Private’ Gun Sales
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Replacing David: Plouffe-by-committee?
Discussion: The Fix, CNN and USA Today
Edward D. Kleinbard / New York Times:
The Debt Ceiling's Escape Hatch
 

 
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