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12:40 PM ET, January 20, 2013

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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Barrasso: Senate vote on Obama gun-control proposals unlikely  —  Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Sunday that he does not believe President Obama's gun-control proposals will be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.  —  Speaking on CNN's “State of the Union,” Barrasso …
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senator Says Gun Safety Is Not A Major Issue  —  Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) dismissed President Obama's push for new gun safety legislation during an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday.  “That gets beside the major issues that face American families, which are jobs and the economy and the debt and spending,” he said:
Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
UPDATED: 5 People Shot At 3 Different Gun Shows On Gun Appreciation Day  —  If the gun advocates behind this year's inaugural Gun Appreciation Day had hoped to use the day's festivities to build support for their anti-regulation platform, they are going to have to wait another year.
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CNN:
3 injured after shotgun accidentally fires at N.C. gun show
Discussion: Addicting Info
Brett Taylor / Twitchy:
Photos: Second Amendment supporters celebrate Gun Appreciation Day at state capitols
Discussion: SOOPERMEXICAN and Weasel Zippers
WISH-TV:
Man accidentally shot outside gun show
Discussion: Associated Press and The Raw Story
Nicole DeChant / WEWS-TV:
A man was shot at the Medina County gun show Saturday afternoon
Discussion: Gawker
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
Change Comes: After 4 Years, Friends See Shifts in the Obamas  —  Barack and Michelle Obama have spent more than a thousand days on display before the nation's eyes, but the personal changes they have undergone can be hard to detect.  —  Up close, though, those who know the Obamas …
George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
David Plouffe: Revenue Debate Not Over  —  White House senior adviser David Plouffe said on Sunday that despite Republican warnings that the tax debate is over, President Obama would not accept a budget deal without additional revenue.  —  “We are going to require some more revenues,” Plouffe told me on “This Week.”
Discussion: The Fix
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ABCNEWS:
Obama Adviser Optimistic on Immigration Reform  —  A top White House adviser says the stars seemed aligned for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.  —  Speaking Sunday on CNN's “State of the Union,” David Plouffe (pluhf) said support for reform is strong among lawmakers …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
President Obama Inauguration  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will be quietly sworn into office for a second term just before noon on Sunday in a brief White House ceremony, a day before Monday's far showier public inaugural events, adhering to a long tradition of doing so out of the public eye when Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday.
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Julie Pace / ABCNEWS:
Obama to Be Sworn in for 2nd Term at White House
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Jennifer Martinez / Blog Summaries:
Cruz: Obama playing politics on gun control in wake of Newtown  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday accused President Obama of exploiting the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. to push his own political agenda on gun control.  —  “What I don't think is constructive is what the president is doing right now …
Discussion: Politico
Kyle Balluck / Blog Summaries:
Reports: Oklahoma freshman threatened  —  Authorities are investigating death threats against Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), according to an aide to the freshman congressman.  —  Mullin's chief of staff, Karl Ahlgren, said that Mullin and his family are being protected, the Associated Press reported.
Discussion: CNN and The Moderate Voice
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
‘Use Your Mandate’ Formed To Pressure Chuck Hagel On LGBT Issues  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Chuck Hagel, Chuck Hagel DADT, Chuck Hagel Don't Ask Don't Tell, Chuck Hagel Gay Rights, Chuck Hagel Gays, Chuck Hagel Secretary Of Defense, Chuck Hagel Use Your Mandate, Use Your Mandate …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Less an inauguration than a tepid rerun  —  For President Obama's second inaugural, we're just going through the motions.  —  In advance of Monday's festivities, the barriers have been erected around Lafayette Square, grandstands assembled up and down Pennsylvania Avenue, bunting hung from the Treasury …
Byron Tau / Politico:
Bill Clinton to Democrats: Don't trivialize gun culture  —  Former President Bill Clinton warned a group of top Democratic donors at a private Saturday meeting not to underestimate the passions that gun control stirs among many Americans.  —  “Do not patronize the passionate supporters …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and American Power
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David Maraniss / Washington Post:
A new term, a new Obama  —  David Maraniss, an associate editor …
Discussion: New York Times and Booman Tribune
Joseph E. Stiglitz / Opinionator:
Inequality Is Holding Back The Recovery  —  The re-election of President Obama was like a Rorschach test, subject to many interpretations.  In this election, each side debated issues that deeply worry me: the long malaise into which the economy seems to be settling, and the growing divide between …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hullabaloo
Cavan Sieczkowski / The Huffington Post:
Ahmed Dogan Assassination Attempt: Gunman Aims Gun At Bulgarian Politician's Head (PHOTO, VIDEO)  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Ahmed Dogan, Ahmed Dogan Shot In Head, Ahmed Dogan Assassination, Ahmed Dogan Assassination Attempt, Ahmed Dogan Gunman, Ahmed Dogan Shot, World News
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
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Richard Hartley-Parkinson / Daily Mail:
Heartstopping moment would-be assassin aims gun at Bulgarian opposition leader's head and pulls …
 
 
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David R. Henderson / Wall Street Journal:
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Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
Utah Man Carries Rifle Into JC Penney To Defend Against ‘Criminals, Cartels, Drug Lords’ and ‘Evil Men’
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Wendy Button / New York Times:
Please Take Away My Right to a Gun