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3:30 PM ET, January 23, 2013

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Steve M. / No More Mister Nice Blog:
THE BREITBART/O'KEEFE-IZATION OF AMERICAN POLITICS, PART MCMLXXVII  —  I haven't been able to watch the Benghazi hearings, but I've checked my Twitter feed, and the lefties who've been watching are 100% convinced that Hillary Clinton has been wiping the floor with the Republicans who are trying to take her down.
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Washington Free Beacon:
Paul to Clinton: ‘I would have relieved you of your duty’  —  RAND PAUL: One of the things that disappointed me most about the original 9/11 was no one was fired.  We spent trillions of dollars, but there were a lot of human errors, these are judgment errors, and the people who make judgment errors need …
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and The PJ Tatler
Politico:
Joe Biden ‘intoxicated’ by 2016 run  —  Joe Biden summoned more than 200 Democratic insiders to the vice presidential residence Sunday night to chat about the 2012 triumph — but many walked away convinced his rising 2016 ambitions were the real intent of the long, intimate night.
Talking Points Memo:
Hillary Clinton Erupts At GOP Senator Over Benghazi Attack  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday fired back at Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) over accusations that the Obama Administration misled the public by claiming the Benghazi attack was the result of a spontaneous protest.
Greg Holyk / ABCNEWS:
Clinton More Popular than Biden; Let the 2016 Handicapping Begin  —  Of two potential Democratic successors to Barack Obama, one has a clear advantage in personal popularity: Hillary Clinton, whose favorability rating exceeds Joe Biden's by a hefty 19 percentage points in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.
Matthew Cooper / NationalJournal.com:
Why Benghazi Hasn't Brought Down Hillary Clinton-and Won't  —  The secretary of State testifies this week, but because of years of taking hits and careful damage control she'll leave unscathed.  —  When Hillary Rodham Clinton marches up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify about the Benghazi attack …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Ron Johnson: Hillary Clinton evaded with ‘theatrics’
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Mediaite
Washington Wire:
Excerpts: Heated Exchanges at Benghazi Hearing
Discussion: The Other McCain
Olivier Knox / Reuters:
Choking up, Hillary Clinton says Benghazi is ‘personal’
Discussion: msnbc.com and Atlas Shrugs
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Clinton: I Did Not Select Susan Rice To Deliver Message On Benghazi Attack
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton pays off 2008 campaign debt
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Obama Speech Leaves G.O.P. Stark Choices  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's aggressive Inaugural Address on Monday presented Congressional Republicans with a stark choice over the next two years: accommodate the president's agenda on immigration, guns, energy and social programs and hope …
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Mickey Kaus / The Daily Caller:   GOP Jiu-Jitsu  —  I don't quite see why the Republicans' move …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sen. Durbin: Democrats lack votes to pass talking filibuster reform  —  Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), a leading liberal, said Wednesday Democrats do not have enough votes to implement the talking-filibuster reform.  —  He said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) …
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Jake Sherman / Politico:   The GOP's 48-hour debt ceiling makeover
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Constitutionally Questionable GOP Debt Ceiling Bill Could Be Bad News
Discussion: Wonkblog and Washington Monthly
Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon:
So what if abortion ends life?  —  I believe that life starts at conception.  And it's never stopped me from being pro-choice  —  Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.”  Life!
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Wayne LaPierre of N.R.A. Has Angry Response to Obama  —  WASHINGTON — Wayne LaPierre, the executive director of the National Rifle Association, angrily accused President Obama on Tuesday of demonizing law-abiding gun owners and of wanting to put “every private personal firearms transaction right under …
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
NRA's LaPierre: Absolutism is virtue, not vice
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and First Read
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Aretha Franklin ‘Really Laughed’ About Beyonce Lip-Sync Controversy  —  Beyonce sings the National Anthem at the inauguration, Jan. 21, 2013.  ; Singer Aretha Franklin performs during the inauguration ceremony for President Obama at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Contemplating Obama's Place in History, Statistically  —  With President Obama's second term under way, we have begun to see more reflections on how he might come to be regarded historically.  —  As common sense might dictate — and as the statistics will also reveal — it is far too soon to conclude very much about this.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Sting operations reveal Mafia involvement in renewable energy  —  PALERMO, Italy — Inside a midnight-blue BMW, a Sicilian entrepreneur delivered his pitch to the accused mafia boss.  A new business was blowing into Italy that could spin wind and sunlight into gold, ensuring the future …
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  January 23, 2013 - New Jersey Voters Back Christie's Rap On GOP 5-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Tell Lautenberg To Step Aside  —  Gov. Christopher Christie was right to criticize Congressional Republicans for delaying a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief …
Kori Schake / Hoover Institution:
Flawed Diamond  —  A vanity project masquerading as anthropology.  —  Over the decades, academic scholarship, with its jargon and narrowness, has grown both impenetrable and unenlightening to general readers.  Few academics even attempt to look at the big picture or to render their prose intelligible to the public at large.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
LZ Granderson / CNN:
Bob Schieffer must be straight  —  Editor's note: LZ Granderson, who writes a weekly column for CNN.com, was named journalist of the year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and is a 2011 Online Journalism Award finalist for commentary.  He is a senior writer and columnist for ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com.
Discussion: FishbowlDC and CBS News
Ruth Styles / Daily Mail:
These adult movie posters shocked in the 50s and 60s... But in the light of today's disturbing trend for sexting, over-exposure and limitless online porn they seem tame  — Comes as Government advise parents to keep a closer eye on their children's internet and phone use
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Rand Paul to Hillary: Let's face it, you should have been fired over Benghazi  —  Via Gateway Pundit, I figured he might be the boldest Republican questioner but I had no idea how bold.  The key line: “I think it's good that you're accepting responsibility because no one else is.”
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
America's fiscal policy is not in crisis  —  The urgent challenge is to promote economic recovery  —  The US confronts huge challenges, at home and abroad.  Its fiscal position is not one of them.  This is a highly controversial statement.  If one judged by the debate in Washington …
Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Union Members Summary  —  For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday.  —  Technical information: (202) 691-6378 * cpsinfo@bls.gov * www.bls.gov/cps Media contact: (202) 691-5902 * PressOffice@bls.gov  —  UNION MEMBERS — 2012  —  In 2012, the union membership rate …
 
 
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Everything You Think You Know About Health Care Spending Is Wrong
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Bob Young / The Seattle Times:
Inslee encouraged by marijuana talk with Attorney General Holder
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
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