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9:40 AM ET, January 14, 2013

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Washington Post:
Maryland Gov. O'Malley to push for tougher gun-control rules  —  Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will seek to institute some of the nation's strictest gun-licensing requirements, ban assault weapons and restrict visitor access to schools in one of the most expansive government responses sought …
Discussion: The Week and Washington Examiner
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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Lies on Gun Background Checks Are a Focus Both Sides Agree On  —  WASHINGTON — Nearly 80,000 Americans were denied guns in 2010, according to Justice Department data, because they lied or provided inaccurate information about their criminal histories on background-check forms.
David Jackson / USA Today:
Biden to present gun package this week … Vice President Biden, poised to propose new gun violence legislation this week, meets Monday morning with Democratic lawmakers who will consider the administration's plans.  —  Biden sits down with members of the House Democratic task force on gun violence …
Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Bloomberg wants to change the GOP
George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
Sen. Joe Manchin: Need an ‘All-In Approach’ to Curb Gun Violence
Discussion: AMERICAblog, The Raw Story and ABCNEWS
Politico:
Double trouble: House GOP eyes default, shutdown  —  House Republicans are seriously entertaining dramatic steps, including default or shutting down the government, to force President Barack Obama to finally cut spending by the end of March.  —  The idea of allowing the country to default …
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Wall Street Journal:
Ugly Choices Loom Over Debt Clash
Discussion: Washington Wire and Via Meadia
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
MIT president orders review of Aaron Swartz episode  —  The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Sunday that he has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the university's actions in a computer hacking case that led to the federal prosecution of renowed programmer …
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Wall Street Journal:
Legal Case Strained Troubled Web Activist  —  Just days before he hanged himself, Internet activist Aaron Swartz's hopes for a deal with federal prosecutors fell apart.  —  Two years ago, the advocate for free information online, who was known to have suffered from depression …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans' Dissatisfaction With Gun Laws Spikes to 38%  —  Close to four in 10 say gun laws should be stricter, up from 25% in 2012  —  PRINCETON, NJ — In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, and as Vice President Joe Biden leads a federal task force that will recommend ways …
Newsday:
Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home?  —  A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars' target was the homeowner's gun safe.  —  At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue …
Patrick Gavin / Reuters:
‘Game Change’ scores at the Golden Globes  —  HBO's “Game Change,” based on the 2008 campaign book by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, took home three Golden Globes at Sunday's ceremony, including in the category of best television miniseries or television movie.
Discussion: CNN, Deadline.com and Business Insider
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CNN:
Surprise! Bill Clinton appears at the Golden Globes
Discussion: Politico
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In California, It's U.S. vs. State Over Marijuana  —  STOCKTON, Calif. — Matthew R. Davies graduated from college with a master's degree in business and a taste for enterprise, working in real estate, restaurants and mobile home parks before seizing on what he saw as uncharted territory …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Washington Post:
Turning Congress's partisans into problem solvers  —  Joe Manchin, a Democrat, is a U.S. senator from West Virginia and one of the two dozen problem solvers.  Jon Huntsman, a former governor of Utah, was a Republican candidate for president last year.  They are the national leaders of No Labels.
Discussion: msnbc.com and TheBlaze.com
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Scarborough Apologizes To Mika Brzezinski For Rant On ‘Morning Joe’ (VIDEO)  —  Joe Scarborough on Monday apologized to his “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski for accusing her of hypocrisy over the lack of women in President's Obama's inner circle last week.
Discussion: The Raw Story
 
 
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Andy Brownfield / Washington Examiner:
Maryland teachers union wants nonmembers to pay fee
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Khaled Yacoub Oweis / Reuters:
Syrian forces kill dozens in bombardments: opposition
Discussion: Guardian and Informed Comment
Denise Smith Amos / Cincinnati.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Teacher claims discrimination over fear of kids
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period.
Discussion: AEIdeas
New York Times:
House to Take Up Storm Relief Bill Amid Battle Over Spending
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Bill Clinton fibs about gun control
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Paul Krugman:
By George  —  End This Depression Now!  —  How bad have things gotten?
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Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:
NRA President: Americans Are Buying Firearms Because They Fear Obama
Egypt Independent:
Military source: US arms deal continuing despite lawmakers' objections
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Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
The Low Politics of Low Growth
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Like President Obama, Rahm Emanuel pivots on gun control
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
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Ginger Gibson / Politico:
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