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2:05 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 …
Associated Press:
Quick Hits, Lighter Moments From Inaugural  —  We're not expecting to hear big policy proclamations or specific details of President Barack Obama's second term agenda in his inaugural speech.  And that's just fine with 32-year-old Sean Payton, a Democrat from Highland Ranch, Colo., visiting Washington for the inauguration.
Discussion: Politico
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Obama's second inauguration: Is the thrill gone?
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and This Just In
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama Speech Sets Stage for Looming Policy Fights
Discussion: Politico
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters:
Biden: 'I'm Proud To Be President'
Discussion: Twitchy, Michelle Malkin and Infowars
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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)
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
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
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
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.
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
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
aina.org:
Saudi Arabia Sent Death Row Inmates to Fight in Syria in Lieu of Execution  —  (AINA) — A top secret memo sent by the Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia reveals the Saudi Kingdom sent death-row inmates, sentenced to execution by decapitation, to Syria to fight Jihad against the Syrian government …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Boris Johnson / Telegraph:
It's snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age  —  Something is up with our winter weather.  Could it be the Sun is having a slow patch?  —  “The Sun is god!” cried JMW Turner as he died, and plenty of other people have thought there was much in his analysis.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / SSRN:
Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime  —  University of Tennessee College of Law  —  Abstract:  —  Though extensive due process protections apply to the investigation of crimes, and to criminal trials, perhaps the most important part of the criminal process …
 
 
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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Al-Qaeda branch's image soars after hostage drama in Algeria
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Text of Obama's Second Inaugural Address
Discussion: Power Line, CNN and Wonkblog
Wall Street Journal:
After French Criticism, Washington Drops Payment Demand
Discussion: Via Meadia and Right Turn
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
News Analysis: Obama's Foreign Policy Goals Appear More Modest
Discussion: Right Turn and Via Meadia
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
Discussion: Hot Air
Associated Press:
At Least 13 Suspected Al-Qaida Men Killed in Yemen
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
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Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
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Bill McBride / Calculated Risk:
Predicting the Next Recession
Discussion: Free exchange
msnbc.com:
January 20: Chuck Schumer, Ted Cruz, David Axelrod, Joe Scarborough, Doris Kearns Goodwin …
Discussion: Right Turn and Washington Examiner
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Obama's Campaign Manager Looks For Another Act
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Eric Holder Displays Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Gun Control
Discussion: Nice Deb
Hayley Hudson / The Huffington Post:
Ciccio, Italian Dog, Attends Mass Every Day At Dead Owner's Church (PHOTOS)
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