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6:40 PM ET, January 20, 2013

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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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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 and The Daily Caller
ABCNEWS:
Obama Adviser Optimistic on Immigration Reform
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
Julie Pace / ABCNEWS:
Obama to Be Sworn in for 2nd Term at White House
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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: Wonkblog, Politico, CNN, Mediaite and Right Turn
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Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Harry Reid Will Urge Senate To Tackle Immigration Reform, Gun Control  —  The majority leader will introduce the top ten priority bills Tuesday.  —  Image by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn't letting the intense partisanship in Congress temper …
Discussion: Hot Air
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:   GOP Senator Says Gun Safety Is Not A Major Issue
Paul Krugman:
Inequality and Recovery  —  Joe Stiglitz has an Opinionator piece arguing that inequality is a big factor in our slow recovery.  Joe is an insanely great economist, so everything he says should be taken seriously.  And given my political views and general concerns about inequality, I'd like to agree.
David Martosko / The Daily Caller:
Va. lawmaker who brandished AK-47 during legislative session was disbarred following assault, death threat  —  A Virginia lawmaker who drew gasps from his colleagues when he brandished a borrowed AK-47 during an anti-gun speech Thursday was found guilty in 2002 of committing a vicious 1999 assault …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Jennifer Granholm Destroys Santorum's Opposition To Gun Safety: ‘Why Do You Need An Armor Piercing Bullet?’  —  Former Republican presidential candidate and likely 2016 contender Rick Santorum dismissed the need for gun safety regulations during an appearance on ABC's This Week Sunday …
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 …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Rand Paul: GOP must ‘evolve and adapt’  —  Sen. Rand Paul said on Sunday that he will make a decision on a 2016 presidential run within two years and plans to be a force in the refashioning the Republican party regardless of whether he seeks the Oval Office.
Discussion: Mediaite
Mike Allen / Reuters:
Barbara Walters falls, cuts forehead  —  Barbara Walters, 83, fell on a stair on Saturday night while visiting the British Ambassador's residence and cut her forehead, ABC said Sunday in a statement in response to an inquiry from POLITICO.  —  “Out of an abundance of caution …
Discussion: Mediaite and Jezebel
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: The Impolitic, The Agonist and Politico
David McGrath Schwartz / Las Vegas Sun News:
Assemblyman in jail, accused of threatening fellow lawmaker  —  A Democratic assemblyman is in jail, arrested for threatening Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick, according to North Las Vegas Police and Democratic sources familiar with the situation.
 
 
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