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2:35 PM ET, January 14, 2013

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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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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama press conference: Refusing to raise debt ceiling ‘absurd’  —  President Barack Obama used the last press conference of his first term to try to grab hold of the debate over fiscal responsibility which will define the beginning of his second.  —  Obama repeated his call …
Michael O'Brien / NBC Politics:
Obama chides GOP on debt limit: ‘We are not a deadbeat nation’  —  President Barack Obama ratcheted up pressure on congressional Republicans to authorize an increase in the nation's debt limit, warning of potentially catastrophic results for many Americans and the overall economy if the U.S. were to default on its obligations.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Defending diversity record, Obama hints at naming more females  —  President Obama on Monday defended his record on diversity after mounting criticism over his recent Cabinet-level appointments, and hinted that additional female appointments could be coming in his next round of nominees.
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Bloomberg wants to change the GOP
Discussion: Post Politics and Booman Tribune
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama says he'll outline gun-control proposals by the end of the week
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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George Packer / New Yorker:
SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT  —  The New Year's Day vote in Congress that brought a temporary truce to the fiscal wars showed the Republicans to be far more divided than the Democrats, and the division broke along regional lines.  House Republicans from the Far West and from the Northeast favored …
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.
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 …
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Molly Davies / The Huffington Post:   A Letter to the President: My Husband Is Not the “Bigger Fish to Fry” in Your Drug War
Kevin Bohn / CNN:
Bush 41 released from hospital  —  (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged Monday from the hospital in Houston where he spent several weeks receiving treatment for bronchitis, a bacterial infection and a persistent cough, his spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.
Discussion: Politico
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Reuters:   George H.W. Bush could leave hospital soon
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: ABCNEWS and Post Politics
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Michael Isikoff / Open Channel:
Newtown police chief adds voice to call for assault weapons ban
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Exclusive: CBS forced CNET staff to recast vote after Hopper won ‘Best in Show’ at CES  —  The Dish Network's Hopper wasn't simply in the running: it had actually taken the top prize  —  On Friday, news broke that CNET had been forced by its parent company CBS to remove the Dish Network's Hopper set-top box …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Militants in Mali Advance Despite Airstrikes  —  By DREW HINSHAW in Bamako, Mali, and DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS in Paris  —  Militants allied with al Qaeda on Monday pushed into territory controlled by the Malian army despite French airstrikes over the weekend on rebel strongholds in the country's north …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Hot Air
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Solve This Problem  —  With a ponderous condescension that ill-befits a recently failed presidential candidate and a United States Senator who has largely distinguished himself by drawing attention to the vast gulf that separates him from his own party, Jon Huntsman and Joe Manchin have penned …
Discussion: Paul Krugman
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Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Cuts Orders for iPhone Parts  —  Apple Inc. has cut its orders for components for the iPhone 5 due to weaker-than-expected demand, people familiar with the situation said Monday.  —  Apple's orders for iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half …
Dan Popkey / Idaho Statesman:
Mike Simpson rips Raul Labrador for trying to oust Boehner as Speaker  —  Rebellion against Boehner erupts into a rare public feud between Idaho's two congressmen.  —  Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson says fellow Republican Rep. Raul Labrador has forever undermined his effectiveness with an …
Discussion: Politico
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Meet the softball: David Gregory and Colin Powell  —  “Meet the Press” isn't what it used to be.  After a remarkably softball interview with President Obama on New Year's Day, moderator David Gregory on Sunday let former secretary of state Colin Powell filibuster through one question after another …
Denise Smith Amos / Cincinnati.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Teacher claims discrimination over fear of kids  —  MARIEMONT — A longtime French and Spanish high school teacher is suing the Mariemont school district, alleging it discriminated against her because she has a disability - she has a phobia of young children.
 
 
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Bloomberg:
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
One Month After Newtown Shooting, NRA Releases Shooting Game App With Coffin-Shaped Targets
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Scarborough Apologizes To Mika Brzezinski For Rant On ‘Morning Joe’ (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Other McCain and The Raw Story
Patrick Gavin / Reuters:
‘Game Change’ scores at the Golden Globes
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