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9:50 AM ET, January 20, 2013

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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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Brett Taylor / Twitchy:
Photos: Second Amendment supporters celebrate Gun Appreciation Day at state capitols  —  Organizers of the first national Gun Appreciation Day urged responsible gun owners to visit gun stores, gun shows and gun ranges “to send a loud and clear message to Congress and President Obama” on Second Amendment rights.
Discussion: SOOPERMEXICAN and Weasel Zippers
WRAL-TV:
Private sales at gun show on hold after three hurt in accidental shooting  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — Officials said the Dixie Gun and Knife Show will continue Sunday without private gun sales after three people, including a retired sheriff's deputy, were injured Saturday when a gun brought …
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 …
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Julie Pace / ABCNEWS:
Obama to Be Sworn in for 2nd Term at White House  —  Formally embarking on his second term, President Barack Obama will take the oath of office Sunday surrounded by family in an intimate inauguration at the White House, 24 hours before re-enacting the ceremony before an excited crowd of hundreds of thousands outdoors at the Capitol.
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Gregory Wallace / CNN:
Katy Perry brings ‘Fireworks’ to kids at inauguration concert  —  (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama, a pop culture icon in her own right, shared the stage Saturday night with some star power that rivaled her.  —  She appeared at the Kids' Inaugural Ball alongside pop stars Katy Perry, Usher and the cast of “Glee.”
Discussion: Associated Press
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: American Power
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David Maraniss / Washington Post:
A new term, a new Obama  —  David Maraniss, an associate editor …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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
Richard Hartley-Parkinson / Daily Mail:
Heartstopping moment would-be assassin aims gun at Bulgarian opposition leader's head and pulls the trigger... but victim survives after weapon misfires  — Dramatic footage shows man storming the stage and attempting to shoot the politician from point blank range
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Cavan Sieczkowski / The Huffington Post:
Ahmed Dogan Assassination Attempt: Gunman Aims Gun At Bulgarian Politician's Head (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Examiner
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 …
Wendy Button / New York Times:
Please Take Away My Right to a Gun  —  A FEW years ago, I awoke at 2:30 a.m. to more than a “rapping, rapping at my chamber door.”  It was a full-force pounding of a body trying to break into my little house in Washington, D.C. It was the sound and scenario that, as a single woman living alone, I feared more than spiders in the house.
David R. Henderson / Wall Street Journal:
When the Rain Came Down  —  A masterful account of how the housing crisis and credit crunch nearly brought down the economy  —  Alan S. Blinder is one of America's leading economists.  One of the few economists who write really well, he is also a master storyteller.
Discussion: EconLog
 
 
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Associated Press:
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