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10:40 PM ET, January 16, 2013

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David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Obama's 23 Planned Executive Actions On Guns  —  Here is a list provided by the White House of the 23 executive actions President Obama plans to take to reduce gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre:
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New York Times:
Obama Unveils Proposals for Toughening Laws on Guns  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama called upon Congress on Wednesday to toughen America's gun laws to confront mass shootings and everyday gun violence, betting that public opinion has shifted enough to support the broadest push for gun control in a generation.
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Meet The Republicans Who Want To Impeach Obama Over Gun Regulations  —  Republicans and pro-gun advocates are outraged over President Obama's 23 executive orders to curb gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.  Though executive orders have always been a standard element …
David Weigel / Slate:
Read President Obama's New, Proposed Executive Orders and Legislation on Guns  —  President Obama signs a series of executive orders about the administration's new gun law proposals as Vice President Biden and children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence look on, on Wednesday in Washington, DC.
CNN:
CNN/Time Poll: Slight dip in support for gun control measures in last month  —  Washington (CNN) - There is strong support from Americans for many of the proposals to curb gun violence that President Barack Obama announced Wednesday, but according to a new national poll …
New York Times:
Obama Gun Proposal to Look Beyond Mass Shootings
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Kids at Obama presser anger right on Twitter
Discussion: Twitchy and CBS DC
CNN:
Political sphere reacts to Obama gun violence proposals
Discussion: protein wisdom
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rubio slams Obama on new gun proposals
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Gun Curbs Face a Slog in Congress
Discussion: Washington Wire
Deadspin:
Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax  —  Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden.  A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory …
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
FOX Still Shunned at Obama Press Conferences  —  The favorite news outlet of conservatives ranks just ninth in presser questions in Obama's first term, getting to ask questions at only half the rate of the Big 3 broadcast networks  —  During Barack Obama's news conference on Monday the president called on seven reporters.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Hot Air
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Politico:
Obama guns plan meets fast resistance
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and BuzzFeed
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
NRA Is Simply a Disease on the Body Politic
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Takes One to Tango  —  President Standoffish doesn't want to be seen as a stiff.  —  “Most people who know me know I'm a pretty friendly guy,” he protested at his White House press conference on Monday.  “And I like a good party.”  —  Maybe.  But the president always seems to be dancing alone.
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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Whole Foods CEO says Obama healthcare law is ‘more like fascism’  —  The CEO of Whole Foods Market said President Obama's healthcare law is more like “fascism” than “socialism,” a parallel he drew in 2009, to some backlash.  —  John Mackey made the remark in an interview Wednesday with NPR.
Discussion: Hot Air
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April Fulton / NPR:
Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism And ‘Conscious Capitalism’
Discussion: The Raw Story and Mediaite
CNN:
State Dept: Americans taken during attack on Algerian gas field  —  (CNN) — Islamists angry over Algiers' support for the French offensive in Mali attacked an Algerian gas field, caused casualties and seized more than 40 Western hostages, North African media outlets reported Wednesday.
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Office of the Governor / Rick Perry:
Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama's Executive Actions  —  Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama's executive actions:  —  “The Vice President's committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Obama turns to ‘team player’ McDonough as chief of staff  —  President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO.  McDonough would replace Jack Lew, whom Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary.
Discussion: CNN
Xenos / Reading is for Snobs:
These Are The People The Wall Street Journal Thinks We Should Have Sympathy For?  —  The Wall Street Journal had an article providing a fairly thorough breakdown of the new tax policies that will now be in effect due to the “fiscal cliff” agreement reached by congress.  The article itself wasn't too bad, really.
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TBogg:
Five Finger Discount, Six Figure Pout
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Dennis Kucinich: It's “Almost Silly” To Think I'd Be The Token Liberal On Fox  —  The Ohio “liberal lion” is heading to Fox.  —  Image by Mark Duncan / AP  —  Dennis Kucinich's unlikely next act will be as a paid Fox News contributor, but he says it's “almost silly” to think that he'll be a kind of token.
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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Fox News hires Dennis Kucinich as a contributor
Discussion: Mediaite and The Hill
Benjamin Weinthal / Reuters:
Egyptian court sentences Christian family to 15 years for converting from Islam  —  Critics fear Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's regime is taking the nation further toward Islamic extremism.  (AP)AP  —  Egyptian Christian women grieve before a mass funeral for victims of sectarian clashes.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Mark Levin: Obama's Executive Orders ‘Un-American,’ ‘Fascistic’  —  Conservative radio host Mark Levin tore into President Barack Obama on Wednesday after the president signed several executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence.  Levin told Fox News Channel host Neil Cavuto …
Discussion: alicublog
Steve Bousquet / Tampa Bay Times:
Don't blame me for election law, Rick Scott tells black lawmakers  —  TALLAHASSEE — Facing a highly critical group of black legislators, Gov. Rick Scott largely defended his record Tuesday but distanced himself from a controversial election law that led to fewer early-voting days and long lines.
Alex Altman / TIME:
New TIME/CNN Poll: Obama's Job Approval Jumps, Public Favors Stricter Gun Laws  —  Vice President Joe Biden, left, listens as President Barack Obama announces that Biden will lead an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence in response to the Connecticut school shooting …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Pennsylvania House Republicans Introduce Bill To Rig The 2016 Presidential Election … Earlier this week, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus endorsed a Republican plan to rig the next presidential election to make it nearly impossible for the Democratic candidate to win the White House …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Booman Tribune
 
 
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Peter Berkowitz / Real Clear Politics:
Failing History: Colleges Neglect Core U.S. Principles
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