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9:10 AM ET, January 14, 2013

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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 …
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.
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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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and Politico
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Bill Clinton fibs about gun control  —  At a speech before the Conusmer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 9, Bill Clinton stated: “Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapon ban expired in 2005, half in the history of the country.”
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 …
Fars News Agency:
American 99 Percenters Support Iran's Positions in Future Talks with G5+1  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of American peace and antiwar activists titled ‘99ers’ signed a petition in support of Iran's right to use peaceful nuclear technology and the country's positions in the upcoming talks with the Group 5+1 …
New York Times:
House to Take Up Storm Relief Bill Amid Battle Over Spending  —  WASHINGTON — The House will move ahead this week with a multibillion-dollar package to provide aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy, but the legislation is already caught in an escalating debate over spending and deficits …
National Confidential:
Conservatives Declare War On New Miss America Mallory Hagan Over Gun Comments  —  Still reeling from losing the election and being ostracized from the majority of public opinion, conservatives are striking out at the newly crowned Miss America.  —  On Saturday's pageant broadcast, Mallory Hagan …
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Powell: GOP has ‘a dark vein of intolerance’  —  While continuing to identify as a Republican, former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday criticized the GOP for a series of racist attacks against President Barack Obama.  —  “There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party …
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Greg Clary / CNN:
Colin Powell is bucking his own party, again
Discussion: Politico
George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
Sen. Corker Says There Are Questions About Chuck Hagel's ‘Temperament’
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Corker questions Hagel's ‘temperament’ for top Pentagon post
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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
Paul Krugman:
By George  —  End This Depression Now!  —  How bad have things gotten?  How did we get stuck in what now can only be called a depression?  And, most of all, how do we free ourselves?  A call-to-arms from Paul Krugman.  — Buy the book »  —  Some links to stuff I've written bearing on macroeconomic policy.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
The Fed Killed Trillion-Dollar Coin
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Like President Obama, Rahm Emanuel pivots on gun control  —  Rahm Emanuel, who put the brakes on gun control in the Obama White House, is now pushing for broad changes to firearm policies in Chicago.  —  Like President Obama, the Chicago mayor has long embraced gun-control policies …
Discussion: CNN, The Moderate Voice and Hullabaloo
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Sweeping new gun laws proposed by influential liberal think tank
 
 
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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
Brett Taylor / Twitchy:
Piers Morgan exposes Dana Loesch's lack of gun knowledge by making up models, calibers, deleting tweets
Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:
NRA President: Americans Are Buying Firearms Because They Fear Obama
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Egypt Independent:
Military source: US arms deal continuing despite lawmakers' objections
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
The Low Politics of Low Growth
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
History suggests that era of entitlements is nearly over
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egyptian Court Overturns Mubarak's Conviction
Discussion: The Week and Outside the Beltway
BBC:
Mass Paris rally against gay marriage in France
 

 
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After Google suit, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood calls “time out”, says he'll try to make deal

Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
New York Times to set up digital hub in London

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Magazine reporter who wrote about fake high school stock whiz won't move to Bloomberg

 
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