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11:50 AM ET, January 17, 2013

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CTPost.com:
President Barack Obama: Now is the time  —  As a society, our first task must be to care for our children — to shield them from harm and give them the tools they need not only to pursue their dreams, but to help build this country.  That is how we will be judged.
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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 …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Liberal Values
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Republicans worry they'll lose House if they botch debt talks  —  There's growing angst among Republicans that the party's House majority could be at risk in 2014 if the deep GOP divisions that emerged during the recent “fiscal cliff” negotiations persist in looming negotiations over a slew of budgetary issues.
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:   Dems have hard road to taking House in 2014
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Takes One to Tango  —  President Standoffish doesn't want to be seen as a stiff.
Lamine Chikhi / Reuters:
Six hostages, 8 kidnappers killed in Algeria siege; 7 still held  —  (Reuters) - Six foreign hostages and eight of their captors were killed when Algerian forces fired on a vehicle being used by besieged gunmen at a gas plant in the remote Algerian desert on Thursday, a local source told Reuters.
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CBS News:
Militants: 35 hostages dead in Algerian copter attack  —  The hostage situation in an Algerian natural gas complex appeared to reach a dangerous crescendo Thursday, with Islamic militants claiming that Algerian helicopter attacks left 35 hostages and 15 captors dead, according to the Associated Press.
Wall Street Journal:
Militants Grab U.S. Hostages
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Right Turn
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
US confirms Americans among hostages taken by militants in Algeria
Discussion: Associated Press and Guardian
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 …
John Howard / New York Times:
I Went After Guns.  Obama Can, Too.  —  IT is for Americans and their elected representatives to determine the right response to President Obama's proposals on gun control.  I wouldn't presume to lecture Americans on the subject.  I can, however, describe what I, as prime minister of Australia …
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Courtland Milloy / Washington Post:
On MLK holiday, walking for civil rights and the Second Amendment
Discussion: Hot Air, Hit & Run and NewsBusters
Washington Post:
NRA's lobbying bags big legislative wins in states over the past two decades
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Rand Paul Plans To Nullify Obama's Gun Executive Actions  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has a plan to undo President Obama's executive actions on guns.  —  Paul plans to debut the proposal on Wednesday's edition of Hannity on Fox.  Details of the plan shared with TPM Wednesday show Paul plans …
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Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Rand Paul: Obama ‘arrogant and presumptuous’ about Israel
Matthew Stolle / Post Bulletin:
Franken undecided on assault weapons ban  —  On the day that President Obama proposed a sweeping package of gun-control measures, U.S. Sen. Al Franken signaled his support for several components of Obama's plan.  —  Franken, speaking during a press event in Rochester, said he supports limits …
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Wealthy CEOs Want To Force Americans To Retire Later  —  The group argues that Social Security is no longer affordable and plans to lobby Congressional lawmakers and the administration for its plan: … CEO's representing an organization called “Fix the Debt” have made the same argument.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Agonist
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
How Gun Culture Won Over Liberals  —  The new “gun nuts”: media elites, locavores, and hipster hunters.  —  On a Sunday morning a couple years ago, Brooklyn journalist Foster Kamer and a few of his “particularly liberal” blogger friends decided to skip brunch and hit the shooting range instead.
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Republicans Brag They Won House Majority Because Of Gerrymandering  —  In a classic Kinsley gaffe, the Republican State Leadership Committee released a report boasting that the only reason the GOP controls the House of Representatives is because they gerrymandered congressional districts in blue states.
Sarah Dutton / CBS News:
9 in 10 back universal gun background checks  —  Ninety-two percent of Americans favor background checks for all potential gun buyers, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.  —  Universal background checks are one of the proposals that President Obama has called on Congress to pass …
Discussion: Politico, Taylor Marsh and CNN
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
GOP puts forward schedule to get budget done ahead of deadline  —  Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee have put forward a schedule for producing a budget resolution this year to committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.).  —  The Senate has not passed a budget resolution since 2009 …
Discussion: Hot Air, Right Turn and National Review
Rush Limbaugh:
Revenge on the Bitter Clingers  —  RUSH: I'm gonna take a stab at answering my question.  Obama is literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country.  To what end?  Aside from wanting everybody's name on a list of some kind, why is Obama doing all of this?
Joe Scarborough / Politico:
Liberals leap to Hollywood's defense  —  When lobbyists would come to my office on Capitol Hill, they would arrive bearing the same message.  —  “Congressman, we don't want any special favors.  All we want is a level playing field.”  —  They would then proceed to push for a bevy …
 
 
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Candidate's Stepmother Declines to Endorse Him for Public Advocate
The White House:
Presidential Memorandum — Tracing of Firearms in Connection with Criminal Investigations
Politico:
Gun control passion fuels 2016 hopefuls
Discussion: msnbc.com
Steve Friess / Reuters:
How President Obama's inaugural app mines data for Democrats
Discussion: Politico and TechCrunch
Michael Steen / Agence France Presse:
Bundesbank weighs bullion against public pressure
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George Bennett / Post on Politics:
Allen West says he's not running for House seat again in 2014
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Democratic Rep: Some Southern States ‘Have Cultures That We Have To Overcome’ To Enact New Gun Laws
Discussion: nation.foxnews.com
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Obama turns to ‘team player’ McDonough as chief of staff
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
Jonathan Tilove / Austin American-Statesman:
Abbott wades into gun control fray with ads aimed at New Yorkers
Benjamin Weinthal / Reuters:
Egyptian court sentences Christian family to 15 years for converting from Islam
 

 
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