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11:20 PM ET, January 20, 2013

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Albuquerque Journal:
Breaking: Five Dead in South Valley Shooting … 3:41 p.m. - Prominent community members are responding to the quintuple homicide in the South Valley on Saturday night, a tragedy that they said is depriving the city's neediest from a spiritual and emotional advocate.
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CNN:
‘Horrific’ New Mexico shooting leaves 5 dead; investigators arrest 15-year-old  —  (CNN) — Sheriff's investigators combed through what one called a “horrific” crime scene Sunday after the shooting deaths of five people, three of them children, outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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 …
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters:
Biden: 'I'm Proud To Be President'  —  Joe Biden the gaffe machine was at it again Saturday.  —  Speaking at the Iowa State Society inauguration ball, the Vice President said, “I'm proud to be President of the United States” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Discussion: Twitchy and Michelle Malkin
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Julie Pace / ABCNEWS:
Obama to Be Sworn in for 2nd Term at White House
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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 …
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.
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
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Barrasso: Senate vote on Obama gun-control proposals unlikely
Discussion: Politico, Wonkblog, Mediaite, CNN and Right Turn
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:   GOP Senator Says Gun Safety Is Not A Major Issue
Hayley Hudson / The Huffington Post:
Ciccio, Italian Dog, Attends Mass Every Day At Dead Owner's Church (PHOTOS)  —  FOLLOW:  —  Maria Margherita Lochi, Ciccio Dog Goes To Church Every Day Italy, Ciccio Dog Goes To Mass At Church, Ciccio German Shepherd, Ciccio Loyal Dog, Ciccio The Dog, Dog Looks For Owner At Church …
Discussion: Alan Colmes'
Byron Tau / Politico:
Bill Clinton to Democrats: Don't trivialize gun culture  —  Clinton recalled Al Gore's 2000 campaign against George W. Bush in Colorado, where a referendum designed to close the so-called gun show loophole shared the ballot with the presidential ticket.  Gore publicly backed the proposal, while Bush opposed it.
Vignesh Ramachandran / U.S. News:
5 accidentally shot at gun shows in North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana  —  Five people were wounded in accidents at gun shows in North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana on Saturday, according to authorities.  —  In Raleigh, N.C., authorities said three people were wounded when a loaded shotgun accidentally discharged …
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Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
DC LOWERS TURNOUT PROJECTIONS FOR INAUGURATION  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials have lowered their turnout estimate for Monday's presidential inauguration.  —  The district's homeland security director, Chris Geldart, said Sunday that officials now expect between 500,000 and 700,000 people to attend.
Discussion: The Hill
ABCNEWS:
Kindergartner Suspended Over Bubble Gun Threat  —  A 5-year-old girl was suspended from school earlier this week after she made what the school called a “terrorist threat.”  —  Her weapon of choice?  A small, Hello Kitty automatic bubble blower.  —  The kindergartner …
Associated Press:
Ed Koch back in hospital  —  Former New York Mayor Ed Koch was back in the hospital Sunday for the third time in recent months.  —  Spokesman George Arzt says Koch went to the hospital around 10 p.m. Saturday with swollen ankles.  He says tests Sunday showed Koch also has some fluid in his lungs.
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
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
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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