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10:30 AM ET, January 22, 2013

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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama Lays Out Liberal Vision at Inauguration  —  WASHINGTON — Barack Hussein Obama ceremonially opened his second term on Monday with an assertive Inaugural Address that offered a robust articulation of modern liberalism in America, arguing that “preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.”
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Fred Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Inaugural Intentions
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Carrie Budoff Brown / Politico:   Obama dodges ‘hard choices’ on entitlements
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama speech reveals a different leader
Discussion: First Read and Wonkblog
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Startling Second Inaugural
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging The Second Inauguration Of Barack Obama
Discussion: News Desk, CNN and Politico
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Virginia Senate Sneaks Through Gerrymandering Bill While Country Watches Inauguration  —  While the eyes of the nation were turned toward President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday, the Virginia State Senate managed to hurriedly pass a bill that would redistrict the state's senate seats.
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Lowkell / Blue Virginia:
BREAKING: While Dems Distracted by Inauguration, Virginia Senate GOP Stages a Coup  —  You don't get more slimy, sneaky, underhanded, etc. than this (great work by Ben Tribbett alerting us to what was going on in the following series of Facebook updates):  —  “Wow- Republicans in the Virginia Senate …
Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Va. Republicans push through rewrite of Senate districts  —  Senate Republicans this afternoon pushed through a surprise rewrite of the 2011 redistricting plan that erases a Democratic seat in western Virginia and creates a sixth majority black district that would be located between Petersburg and Danville.
Mark Murray / First Read:
NBC/WSJ poll: Majority, for first time, want abortion to be legal  —  As the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision takes place on Tuesday, a majority of Americans - for the first time - believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Booman Tribune
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Wall Street Journal:
Support Grows for Roe v. Wade  —  Seven in 10 Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, according to new data from a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, as the landmark Supreme Court abortion-rights ruling turns 40 on Tuesday.  —  That is the highest level of support for the decision …
Discussion: Politico, SCOTUSblog and American Power
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Collective Turn  —  The best Inaugural Addresses make an argument for something.  President Obama's second one, which surely has to rank among the best of the past half-century, makes an argument for a pragmatic and patriotic progressivism.  —  His critics have sometimes accused …
Peter Allen In Paris / Daily Mail:
Sarkozy's plans 'to dodge new 75% French tax rate by moving to London with wife Carla and setting up £1bn private equity fund'  —  Nicolas Sarkozy is preparing to move to London to set up a billion pounds plus investment fund, it was claimed today.  —  If the move goes ahead …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
TRENDING: CNN Poll: Do Americans agree with Obama on climate change and immigration?  —  Washington (CNN) - Saying “we will respond to the threat of climate change,” President Barack Obama used his second inaugural address to put the divisive issue back on the front burner.
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
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New York Times:
Climate Change Given Prominence in Obama's Address
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Jill Kelley Says Paula Broadwell Tried to ‘Blackmail’ Her  —  The woman dragged into the Petraeus scandal tells Howard Kurtz that her life is now a nightmare.  She says she didn't press charges against Paula Broadwell and never exchanged 30,000 emails with a top general.
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid to lay out plans for filibuster reform  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will present colleagues with options for reforming the Senate's filibuster rules in a Democratic caucus meeting Tuesday.  —  Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) …
Discussion: The Plum Line and New York Times
Fox News:
Gas plant worker and 2 Canadians helped terrorists in siege, Algerian PM says  —  Jan. 21, 2013: Algerian firemen carry a coffin containing a person killed during the gas facility hostage situation at the morgue in Ain Amenas, Algeria.AP  —  An Al Qaeda-linked militant group who took control …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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New York Times:
French Airstrikes Push Back Islamists and Regain Towns in Central Mali
Discussion: The Reaction and The Maddow Blog
Angela Bassett / CBS News:
Cantor: Time for Washington to “set aside” differences  —  As President Obama officially embarks upon his second term, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., is calling on lawmakers of all stripes to “set aside” their political differences in order to produce “a government that works.”
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Lunching with frienemies: A taste of bipartisanship
Discussion: CNN
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Full Text Of Obama's Second Inaugural Address  —  Below are the prepared remarks for President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, delivered Monday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.:
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Kevin Glass / Townhall.com:
Study: “Debt Problem Began Four Decades Ago” … A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reminds Americans that, contrary to the narrative that huge deficits and debt are merely a recent product of the Great Recession, the problem began over forty years ago.
Discussion: Hot Air
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists  —  A European Union report has urged tight press regulation and demanded that Brussels officials are given control of national media supervisors with new powers to enforce fines or the sacking of journalists.  —  The “high level” …
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk and Hot Air
Robert Lopez / L.A. NOW:
Police respond to Chris Brown's home in ‘swatting’ prank  —  Officers were called to the home of Chris Brown in a report that turned out to be false, the latest in a series of so-called swatting incidents targeting celebrity homes, police said Monday night.  —  Police were contacted shortly …
Discussion: Associated Press and theGrio
 
 
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Lisa Mascaro / Los Angeles Times:
Axelrod: Immigration reform coming ‘early’ in Obama's agenda
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
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Mansur Mirovalev / Associated Press:
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Discussion: The Raw Story and PolicyMic
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
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Teenager Accidentally Kills Brother While Playing With Mother's Gun
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’
Discussion: The Huffington Post and ABCNEWS
Bloomberg:
Obama's Bogus Journey
Discussion: Brad DeLong
Caitlin McDevitt / Reuters:
Joan Rivers: First lady's new 'do is a 'don't'
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
David Gregory Tells Morning Joe That President Obama Must Gut Medicare To Succeed
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