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9:30 AM ET, January 17, 2013

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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 …
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 …
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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 …
Rush Limbaugh:
Revenge on the Bitter Clingers
CNN:
Political sphere reacts to Obama gun violence proposals
Discussion: protein wisdom
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Kids at Obama presser anger right on Twitter
Discussion: Twitchy
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
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Everything You Need To Know About Obama's Gun Violence Prevention Proposals  —  In a press conference on Wednesday, President Obama outlined a sweeping effort to prevent gun violence in the United States.  Surrounded by children who had written him letters voicing their desire to see gun laws passed …
Discussion: Alas, a Blog, NewsMax.com and Wonkblog
New York Times:
Obama Unveils Proposals for Toughening Laws on Guns
David Weigel / Slate:
Read President Obama's New, Proposed Executive Orders and Legislation on Guns
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.
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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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Rand Paul: Obama ‘arrogant and presumptuous’ about Israel  —  Sen. Rand Paul (Melina Mara/Washington Post)  —  In a conference call today with a small group of journalists, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that President Obama was “arrogant and presumptuous” in saying in recent weeks that Israel …
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
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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 …
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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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
After Columbine Shooting, NRA Supported Gun Free School Zones It Now Opposes
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
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 …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Prairie Weather
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.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Fox News hires Dennis Kucinich as a contributor
Discussion: Mediaite and The Hill
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.
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 and alicublog
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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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.
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: MiamiHerald.com and Hot Air
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April Fulton / NPR:
Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism And ‘Conscious Capitalism’
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
 
 
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Democratic Rep: Some Southern States ‘Have Cultures That We Have To Overcome’ To Enact New Gun Laws
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