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9:15 AM ET, January 22, 2013

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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.
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Full Text Of Obama's Second Inaugural Address
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging The Second Inauguration Of Barack Obama
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
How Obama Made His Second Inaugural Address A Landmark Moment For LGBT Equality
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Second Inaugural
Discussion: Guardian
New York Times:
Obama's Second Inaugural Speech
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.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Virginia GOP Pulls ‘Dirty Trick’ On Inauguration Day  —  Democrats in Virginia are accusing state Republicans of taking advantage of a prominent civil rights leader's trip to Washington for the presidential inauguration to pull a “dirty trick” in order to take control of the state Senate in the 2015 elections.
Lisa Mascaro / Los Angeles Times:
Axelrod: Immigration reform coming ‘early’ in Obama's agenda  —  President Barack Obama waves as the presidential inaugural parade winds through Washington, DC.  (Chip Somodevilla / Pool / EPA / January 21, 2013)  —  WASHINGTON — While fiscal battles have dominated discussions …
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David Ignatius / PostPartisan:
A flat, partisan and pedestrian speech
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: MARK LEVIN'S INAUGURAL DAY MESSAGE— FIGHT!  —  As President Barack Obama prepares for his inauguration, Breitbart News sat down with radio talk show host Mark Levin, the bestselling author of the blockbusters Liberty and Tyranny, Ameritopia, Men in Black, and Rescuing Sprite.
Discussion: Doug Ross
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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Obama Becomes A “Great” President
U.S. News:
Where's Mitt?  In warm, sunny California  —  It's chilly on the Capitol steps today, but that's no problem for Mitt Romney.  —  The former Republican presidential contender is spending Inauguration Day at his home in La Jolla, Calif., where it's sunny with a forecasted high of 73 degrees.
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Aliyah Frumin / msnbc.com:
Where in the world is Mitt Romney? (Hint: Not in D.C.)
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 …
Manu Raju / Politico:
Lunching with frienemies: A taste of bipartisanship  —  Maybe it was the lobster tails — or the sparkling wine.  —  But for a few brief moments on Monday, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans actually seemed to enjoy each other's company over an elaborate three-course lunch …
Discussion: CNN
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Angela Bassett / CBS News:
Cantor: Time for Washington to “set aside” differences
Discussion: The Week and Hot Air
Matt Hadro / NewsBusters:
Giddy CNN Correspondent: ‘I Feel Like I Should Pinch Myself Right Now’  —  CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was positively giddy while covering President Obama's inauguration parade on Monday afternoon, and didn't hold back his feelings on-air.  —  “You know, I feel like I should pinch myself right now, Wolf.
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Teenager Accidentally Kills Brother While Playing With Mother's Gun  —  A 14-year-old in Henry County, Georgia unintentionally shot and killed his 15-year-old brother early Saturday morning while playing with his mother's gun, according to police.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports …
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: American Power
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’  —  In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos during ABC's special inauguration day coverage this morning, former Secretary of State Colin Powell lashed out at people …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and ABCNEWS
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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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: Politico
Bloomberg:
Obama's Bogus Journey  —  By Ramesh Ponnuru 2013-01-21T22:26:38Z  —  The world will little note nor long remember anything President Barack Obama said in his second inaugural address; still less will it remember any of the gushing encomiums his admirers in the press reliably produce …
Discussion: Brad DeLong
 
 
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Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
Search form  —  By  —  It's common for new presidents on campus …
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Mansur Mirovalev / Associated Press:
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Discussion: The Raw Story and PolicyMic
CNN:
Obama's final glimpse of his inaugural crowd
Discussion: Politico
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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