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10:45 AM ET, January 17, 2013

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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
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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.
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
CNN:
Political sphere reacts to Obama gun violence proposals
Discussion: protein wisdom
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 …
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
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.
Sari Horwitz / Post Politics:
NRA planning ‘the fight of the century’ against Obama … The National Rifle Association cast its opposition to Obama's plans as “the fight of the century” in a letter circulated at the 35th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, known in the trade as “the SHOT show,” in Las Vegas.
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Washington Post:
NRA's lobbying bags big legislative wins in states over the past two decades
Courtland Milloy / Washington Post:
On MLK holiday, walking for civil rights and the Second Amendment
Discussion: Hot Air, Hit & Run and NewsBusters
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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
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
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
US confirms Americans among hostages taken by militants in Algeria  —  Several Americans have been taken hostage by Islamist militants in Algeria, the State Department confirmed Wednesday, but no U.S. casualties have been reported.  —  Al Qaeda-linked militants claim to have taken some 400 hostages …
Discussion: Associated Press and Guardian
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: Politico, Taylor Marsh, alicublog and Slate
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
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
 
 
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Democratic Rep: Some Southern States ‘Have Cultures That We Have To Overcome’ To Enact New Gun Laws
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