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9:55 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.
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.
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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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 …
Julie Pace / ABCNEWS:
Obama to Be Sworn in for 2nd Term at White House
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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 …
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: National Review and NewsBusters
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 …
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
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 and The Daily Caller
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ABCNEWS:
Obama Adviser Optimistic on Immigration Reform
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
 
 
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Less an inauguration than a tepid rerun
Kyle Balluck / Blog Summaries:
Reports: Oklahoma freshman threatened
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