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2:20 PM ET, January 21, 2013

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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Lupe Fiasco Thrown Off Stage At Inauguration Concert After Bashing Obama  —  At the StartUp RockOn event in Washington, the rapper's performance upsets the hosts.  Video, tweets, and the statement from organizers. … A statement from one of the concert's sponsors:
Discussion: The Raw Story, Hot Air and Althouse
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Jade Walker / The Huffington Post:
Lupe Fiasco, Rapper, Thrown Off Stage At Inaugural Concert (VIDEO)  —  FOLLOW:  —  Barack Obama , Video, Fighter Interactive, Kelli Jo, Matt Dornic, StartUp RockOn, Eventfarm, Hypervocal, Inaugural Concerts, Josh Rogin, Lupe Fiasco, Lupe Fiasco Inaugural Concert, Entertainment News
StartUp RockOn / HyperVocal:
Lupe Fiasco: Official Statement From StartUp Rock On Organizers  —  StartUp RockOn is all about startups helping startups.  At Sunday night's Inauguration Celebration at the Hamilton Live, organizers set out to honor innovative visionaries with grants, accolades and a party worthy of the success …
Taylor Bigler / The Daily Caller:
Rapper Lupe Fiasco thrown offstage during pre-inauguration event after anti-Obama rant [VIDEO]  —  Rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown offstage and escorted off the premises of a Washington, D.C. concert hall during a pre-inauguration concert Sunday night, after going on an anti-war, anti-Obama rant, according to concertgoers.
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Obama's second inauguration: Is the thrill gone?  —  Washington (CNN) - The excitement among Americans for President Barack Obama's first inauguration appears to have diminished as he begins his second term, according to a new national survey.  —  And a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning …
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and This Just In
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Associated Press:
Quick Hits, Lighter Moments From Inaugural
Discussion: Politico
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama Speech Sets Stage for Looming Policy Fights
Discussion: Politico and Liberal Values
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:   Unemployment Rate Same Today As It Was When Obama First Took Office
Washington Post:
(APPLAUSE)  —  That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Today we continue a never ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.
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President Barack Obama / The Atlantic Wire:
Read and Watch Obama's Second Inaugural Address
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Text of Obama's Second Inaugural Address
Tony Nitti / Forbes:
Golfer Phil Mickelson May Call It Quits Due To Climbing Tax Rates  —  LA QUINTA, CA - JANUARY 20: Phil Mickelson hits his second shot on the tenth hole at the Nicklaus Private Course at the PGA West during the second round of the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Deal  —  On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, an exuberant Vice President Biden famously pronounced the reform a “big something deal” — except that he didn't use the word “something.”  And he was right.  —  In fact, I'd suggest using this phrase to describe the Obama administration as a whole.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Averages 49% Approval in First Term  —  Approval has been climbing in recent quarters  —  PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents.  Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages.
Talking Points Memo:
Obama Takes One Last Look At Inauguration Crowd: 'I'll Never See This Again'  —  Departing the West Front of the U.S. Capitol after delivering his second inaugural address on Monday, President Obama wanted to take one last glance of the hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered to celebrate his second term.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
How M.I.T. Ensnared a Hacker, Bucking a Freewheeling Culture  —  In the early days of 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology learned that it had an intruder.  Worse, it believed the intruder had been there before.  —  Months earlier, the mysterious visitor had used …
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Atari U.S. operation files for bankruptcy  —  The U.S. operations of pioneering video game company Atari Inc. is seeking to break free from French parent Atari S.A. and in the next few months find a buyer to take the company private.  (Strong National Museum of Play / January 20, 2013)
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Startling Second Inaugural  —  This was the most sustainedly “progressive” statement Barack Obama has made in his decade on the national stage.  —  I was expecting an anodyne tone-poem about healing national wounds, surmounting partisanship, and so on.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Wall Street Journal:
After French Criticism, Washington Drops Payment Demand  —  By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS in Paris and ADAM ENTOUS in Washington  —  France is increasingly upset by what it sees as limited Obama administration support for the war it is waging in Mali against al Qaeda militants …
Discussion: Via Meadia and Right Turn
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
GOP wants budget; Schumer warns they will get one  —  Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite, File - FILE - This Jan. 1, 2013 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walkig past reporters after a closed-door meeting meeting of House Republicans on Capitol ...more
Daily Mail:
Wanted: ‘Adventurous woman’ to give birth to Neanderthal man - Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby  — His ambitious plan requires a human volunteer willing to allow the DNA to be put into stem cells, then a human embryo  —  They're usually thought of as a brutish, primitive species.
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Colin Powell: Republicans should halt voter ID push  —  Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday that Republicans should not have tried to reduce voter turnout during their failed effort to win the White House, doubling down on his recent criticism of the GOP.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:
For Biden, a Big Party and an Eye on 2016  —  Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Sunday morning.  —  WASHINGTON — The guest list for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s swearing-in for a second term on Sunday suggested …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters:
Biden: 'I'm Proud To Be President'
Discussion: Twitchy, Michelle Malkin and Infowars
 
 
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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Al-Qaeda branch's image soars after hostage drama in Algeria
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
News Analysis: Obama's Foreign Policy Goals Appear More Modest
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Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Cory Booker: Wind at President Obama's back
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
First Term: Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’ Increased 8,332,000
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Associated Press:
At Least 13 Suspected Al-Qaida Men Killed in Yemen
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Predicting the Next Recession
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January 20: Chuck Schumer, Ted Cruz, David Axelrod, Joe Scarborough, Doris Kearns Goodwin …
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Obama's Campaign Manager Looks For Another Act
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Eric Holder Displays Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Gun Control
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