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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.
Fred Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Inaugural Intentions  —  The president reached out to Democratic interest groups.  Republicans?  Not so much.  —  President Obama wants more government.  In his second inaugural address, he masked the message with phrases like “collective action” and doing “things together.”
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Startling Second Inaugural
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging The Second Inauguration Of Barack Obama
Discussion: Politico and 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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New York Times:
Obama's Second Inaugural Speech
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
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
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 …
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
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Mark Murray / First Read:
NBC/WSJ poll: Majority, for first time, wants abortion to be legal
Discussion: The Fix
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
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.”
Discussion: The Week and Hot Air
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Lunching with frienemies: A taste of bipartisanship
Discussion: CNN
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.)
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 …
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.
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
Ethan Cox / National Post:
Pupil expelled from Montreal college after finding ‘sloppy coding’ that compromised security of 250,000 students personal data  —  A student has been expelled from Montreal's Dawson College after he discovered a flaw in the computer system used by most Quebec CEGEPs (General and Vocational Colleges) …
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 …
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
 
 
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Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
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Mansur Mirovalev / Associated Press:
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Discussion: The Raw Story and PolicyMic
Bloomberg:
Obama's Bogus Journey
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Caitlin McDevitt / Reuters:
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
David Gregory Tells Morning Joe That President Obama Must Gut Medicare To Succeed
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Republicans: Obama should have reached out more in address
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