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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Biden: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns  —  The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration's first definitive statements …
Ross Douthat:
How To Lose At American Politics  —  No doubt thanks to my timely intervention in the great $1 trillion coin debate, the Treasury Department explicitly rejected the possibility that the White House would mint a platinum “solution” to the debt ceiling debate this weekend.
New York Times:
Obama Poised to Back Comprehensive Plan to Curb Gun Violence
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Rep. Stockman threatens Obama impeachment over guns
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hullabaloo
New York Times:
Full Transcript of President Obama's Press Conference  —  The following is the complete transcript of President Obama's press conference on Monday in Washington.  (Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service.)  —  PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Please, have a seat, everybody.  Good morning.
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama press conference: Refusing to raise debt ceiling ‘absurd’
New York Times:
Obama and G.O.P. Issue Challenges on the Debt Limit
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Obama Dares GOP to Kill the Hostage
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama: Debt Ceiling Fight Threatens SS Checks
Discussion: Politico
Lucy Morgan / Tampa Bay Times:
After 2010 campaign, Gov. Rick Scott gave back dog Reagan  —  What happened to Reagan, the Scotts' rescued Labrador?  —  TALLAHASSEE — Shortly after winning the GOP nomination in 2010, Rick Scott announced to the world through Facebook that his family had rescued a Labrador Retriever.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Gawker
Matt Barber / Townhall.com:
Civil War's A-Brewin'  —  A pretty, young, auburn-haired woman - mid-20s - drove down a lonely country road somewhere in Oklahoma.  Appearing in her rearview mirror, at the back windshield, were two menacing orbs of light floating amid ashen dusk.  The guttural roar of a souped-up big block shook …
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Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Harry Reid: The Assault Weapons Ban Is Probably Doomed  —  The Democratically-controlled U.S. Senate will not be a free-for-all of new gun regulations following the shooting at Sandy Hook, according to Majority Leader Harry Reid.  Instead, Senators will focus on passing legislation …
Discussion: Mediaite
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama says he'll outline gun-control proposals by the end of the week
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Clarence Thomas breaks long silence during Supreme Court oral arguments  —  Justice Clarence Thomas broke his nearly seven-year silence at Supreme Court oral arguments Monday.  But no one is sure exactly what he said.  —  Thomas seemed to be making a light-hearted joke about lawyers trained …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justice Clarence Thomas Breaks Silence in Court
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Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
The Public Supports Gun Control, But Gun Rights Proponents Are Way More Active
Discussion: National Review
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
THE PRESIDENT'S PRIORITIES ARE NOT IN ORDER  —  The president gave the White House press corps a chance to ask him questions today in what was purported to be the wrap-up press conference of his first term.  —  The president gave the White House press corps its 37th chance to ask …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Jodie Foster Stops Lying  —  Full transcript here.  Her date last night, believe it or not, was wife-abusing, homophobic anti-Semite, Mel Gibson.  Would you entrust your young sons to a man with Gibson's violent and vile history?  A highlight of her narcissistic, self-loving speech:
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Column: Obama owns the debt now  —  The debt is up about 60% since Obama took office.  This can't go on forever. … President Obama, the Democrats, and plenty of Republicans in Congress, would like it if you'd spend the next few weeks talking about gun control.
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Frank Lautenberg Aide Slams Cory Booker For “Morning Joe” Interview  —  “Booker is stealing [Lautenberg's] ideas and marketing them as his own,” an aide charged.  —  U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)  —  Image by Mark Wilson / Getty Images  —  The latest sticking point …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies  —  Honest Americans Bought Enough Guns in November and December to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies  —  The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation's gun rights advocates.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
White House tells Paul Ryan it won't meet budget deadline  —  The White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress.  —  Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients told Ryan (R-Wis.) …
Catalina Camia / Associated Press:
Jenny Sanford to skip race for Congress … Former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford said Monday she will not run for Congress.  —  Sanford, who has four sons with ex-governor Mark Sanford, said her family comes first.  She also took a swipe at the Republican-controlled House.
Bloomberg:
Dell Said to Be in Buyout Talks With Private-Equity Firms  —  Dell Inc. (DELL), the personal-computer maker that lost almost a third of its value last year, is in buyout talks with private-equity firms, two people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  Round Rock, Texas-based Dell is discussing …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Anonymous hacks MIT after Aaron Swartz's suicide  —  Hacktivist group defaces university pages after the school promises a full investigation into MIT's role in events leading up to the Internet activist taking his life.  —  Just hours after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology pledged …
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Mohana Ravindranath / Washington Post:
Va. governor's proposal to eliminate gas taxes finds many fans among businesses  —  Alexandria Yellow Cab driver Sultan Sakhi has been driving for 24 years.  All Alexandria Yellow Cab drivers own their own vehicles and pay for their upkeep — and every month, Sakhi puts more than $1,000 worth of gas into his Toyota Camry.
Discussion: Hot Air and Ed Driscoll
 
 
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