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3:45 AM ET, January 18, 2013

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Politico:
GOP pollster: Stop talking about rape  —  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — It's way past time: House Republicans need to stop talking about rape.  —  That's the message GOP lawmakers got here Wednesday evening from Kellyanne Conway, a top GOP pollster.  —  Conway dispensed the stern advice as part …
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Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Republicans May Offer Short-Term Extension of Borrowing Limit  —  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Gathered for a retreat to map out how to manage coming confrontations with President Obama and Congressional Democrats, often combative House Republicans seemed on Thursday to be looking for a quick way out of one imminent fight.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Ryan: House GOP discussing short-term hike to debt ceiling
John Parkinson / Reuters:
Ryan: GOP Mulling Debt Limit Hike
Politico:
House GOP seeks to make friends
Discussion: CNN, Daily Kos, The Hill and Hullabaloo
Melissa Hayes / The Political State:
Christie calls NRA ad criticizing Obama daughters' security ‘reprehensible’  —  Governor Christie called the National Rifle Association's ad criticizing President Obama's daughters' security detail “reprehensible.”  —  “I think any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe,” he said.
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Chris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For 'Dragging People's Children' Into Gun Control Debate  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed the National Rifle Association's latest ad in which they accuse President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for sending his children to a school where they are protected by armed guards.
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Joe Biden To Mayors: Obstacles To Gun Control Legislation ‘Not Impenetrable’  —  FOLLOW:  —  Joe Biden , Obama Gun Control, Obama Gun Violence, Biden Mayors, Biden Mayors Gun Control, World Elections In 2013, Gun Violence, Joe Biden Gun Control, Joe Biden Gun Violence, Politics News
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Biden on guns: 'We're going to go around the country.'
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Carney: White House to pursue separate gun control bills in Congress
Mark Murray / First Read:
NBC/WSJ poll: Public lowers expectations heading into Obama's 2nd term  —  As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term next week, he finds himself with a job-approval rating above 50 percent and with majorities supporting his general direction on gun control and immigration …
Discussion: Business Insider and msnbc.com
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Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Obama in Strong Position at Start of Second Term
Discussion: The Fix and Prairie Weather
Jim Hoffer / ABC 7 Eyewitness News:
Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement  —  new york city, albany, gun control, new york news, jim hoffer  —  More: Bio, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Stories by Jim Hoffer, News Team  —  NEW YORK (WABC) — A troubling oversight has been found within New York State's sweeping new gun laws.
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Biden Getting an Autobiography From The Onion (Whether He Wants It or Not)  —  “Hombre, you've just done Uncle Joe a real solid buying this book,” begins the foreword to a new autobiography attributed to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. “I ain't the kind of guy who forgets his debts.
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
AP Sources: Obama Team to Form Agenda Group  —  In an unprecedented move, President Barack Obama's vaunted political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group — funded in part by corporate money — to mobilize support behind the president's second-term agenda.
Discussion: Politico
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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.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
I Have No Words  —  I'm not going to characterize this or say anything about it.  But I had to share it with you.  From TPM Reader PH ...
Discussion: Eschaton and CANNONFIRE
Jim Forsyth / Reuters:
Y'all come to Texas, state official tells New York gun owners  —  (Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has a message for New York gun owners: Come to Texas, and bring your guns with you.  —  “Texas is better than New York, and New York just gave us another excuse to say that,” …
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Criminal Charges Against Aaron Swartz (Part 2: Prosecutorial Discretion)  —  This is the second in a series of posts on the Aaron Swartz prosecution.  In my first post, I analyzed whether the charges that were brought against Swartz were justified as a matter of law.
John H. Hinderaker / National Review:
Obama's Unserious Gun Proposals  —  President Obama unveiled his proposals to combat gun violence today, and they turned out to be anti-climactic.  There were no surprises, unless you expected him to mention the culture of violence fostered by Democratic-party donors in Hollywood and the video-game industry.
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Stable Hand / The Jawa Report:
Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on #FastandFurious  —  Cuz, how would it look now that bronco bama is busy with trying to circumvent the 2nd Amendment? … Does.not.fit.the.gun.grab.narrative.  —  It's ironic that one of bronco bama's executive orders states …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Mike Allen / Politico:
Exclusive: Fox renews Karl Rove contract through 2016  —  Fox News Channel is expected to announce shortly that Karl Rove has signed a multi-year deal to remain a Fox contributor through the 2016 election.  —  The contract assures the ratings-leader cable news network that it will retain …
Discussion: Mediaite
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
After Reports of User Revolt, Instagram Releases Monthly Active User Data for the First Time  —  After weeks of accusations that Instagram has seen a sharp drop in its user numbers, the photo-sharing service released new data that gives better insight into the actual number of people using the service on a regular basis.
Timothy O'Connor / Newsday:
Journal News map-listed guns, permits stolen from New City home, cops say  —  Two handguns and two pistol permits were stolen from the New City home of a man whose name and address are listed on the website of a local newspaper as possessing gun permits, police said.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rand Paul: Nullify ‘king’ Obama  —  Sen. Rand Paul is pledging to undo some of President Barack Obama's executive orders on guns that the Kentucky Republican believes overreach.  —  “In this bill we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation,” Rand said Wednesday on Fox's …
 
 
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Brendan O'Neill / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Obama's use of wide-eyed children to promote his gun-control proposals shows just how infantile …
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
McDonough to be Obama's next chief of staff
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
Mark Sanford on Run for Congress, a Second Chance at Politics
New York Times:
Lhota Joins Mayoral Race, and Stands Out
Carlo Munoz / The Hill:
OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: US kidnappings in Algeria an act of terror
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Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Rhode Island House Committee Will Vote On Marriage Equality On Tuesday
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BILLION-DOLLAR DEMOCRACY: THE UNPRECEDENTED ROLE OF MONEY IN THE 2012 ELECTIONS
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New Purpose of Government Is Better Government
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Buster Wilson Warns Obama Might Confiscate Guns of Anti-Gay Activists
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Associated Press:
Idaho lawmaker compares abortion and prostitution
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Glenn Beck And The Price Of Independence
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