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11:35 AM ET, January 25, 2013

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Jgalloway / Political Insider:
Governor confirms U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss' retirement  —  Gov. Nathan Deal said that U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss called him this morning to inform him that he would not run for a third term in 2014.  —  “I told him to make sure he served out his full term because I didn't want to appoint someone …
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Saxby Chambliss to retire  —  Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who has positioned himself as a bipartisan deal-maker on the budget, will not run for a third term next year, according to a source familiar with his plans.  —  The 69-year-old Chambliss has informed colleagues and staff …
Discussion: Hot Air and American Spectator
Tina Moore / NY Daily News:
Is Hillary seeing double?  Daily News analysis points out the Secretary of State may suffer from vision impairments following a concussion and blood clot near her brain  —  A close inspection of Hillary Clinton's glasses worn during her Wednesday testimony on Benghazi shows an adhesive Fresnel prism …
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Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Jiltin' Joe?  Obama does ‘60 minutes’ with Hillary  —  At the end of a week filled with talk about Joe Biden's presidential prospects, Barack Obama will sit down for a television interview with ... Hillary Clinton.  —  The joint interview Friday afternoon is set to air Sunday on CBS's “60 Minutes.”
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and Reuters
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama, Clinton to appear in joint ‘60 Minutes’ interview  —  The president and Clinton, who is expected to leave the State Department within days, will tape the interview Friday at the White House with “60 Minutes” anchor Steve Kroft.  It will be the president's first dual interview with anyone other than First Lady Michelle Obama.
Discussion: Shakesville
Politico:
John Kerry: Mr. Climate
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Haley Barbour: ‘Stupid’ comments hurt GOP  —  Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour said on Friday that “stupid” and “offensive” comments made by one candidate can have a negative affect on others in the same political party.  —  “The comments they made were stupid comments …
Discussion: CNN
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Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner:
Full text: Bobby Jindal's dynamite speech to the Republican National Committee in Charlotte … Below is the text of Gov. Bobby Jindal's full speech to the Republican National Committee in Charlotte, N.C. delivered Thursday night.  —  Thank you all for having me here tonight.
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Monthly
Wall Street Journal:
Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick: Solving the Immigration Puzzle  —  Some want illegals to return to their native countries and ‘wait in line’ like everyone else.  There is no line.  —  The nation's capital is awash with ideas about how to fix America's immigration policy.
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Sheldon Alberts / The Hill:
Jeb Bush: Piecemeal immigration reform is ‘shortsighted and self-defeating’
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Three Winners And Three Losers In Today's Filibuster Deal … The Huffington Post reports that Senate Leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reached a deal today to support minor — and in some cases, temporary — changes to the Senate Rules, rather than push through …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Filibuster Reform Ends With A Whimper: How It Fell Apart  —  For true believers, filibuster reform was about making it painful, if not impossible, for a Senate minority to obstruct governance by the majority.  But it didn't come anywhere near that, leaving reformers deeply disappointed.
Lisa Mascaro / Los Angeles Times:
Senate approves modest filibuster changes
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
My God, Could This Be True?  —  Much like with Mitt Romney, it seems that Benjamin Netanyahu had no idea of the electoral drubbing headed his way, despite the fact that independent pollsters very much did see it coming.  Yes, you guessed it: Netanyahu's pollsters were apparently skewing his poll data.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Allen West Slams Women In Combat ‘Social Experiment,’ Suggests They Should Also Join NHL And NBA  —  Former Republican Congressman and Army veteran Allen West made his views about the recent decision to allow women to serve in combat roles known this morning on Twitter and Facebook.
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Washington Post:
Republicans in Virginia, other states seeking electoral college changes  —  Republicans in Virginia and a handful of other battleground states are pushing for far-reaching changes to the electoral college in an attempt to counter recent success by Democrats.
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Phillip Inman / Guardian:
Britain heading for triple-dip recession as GDP shrinks 0.3% in fourth quarter  —  UK economy not expected to regain peak level for another two years - marking slowest recovery in a century  —  Britain could be on course for its third recession in four years after the economy shrank 0.3% in the last three months of 2012.
Discussion: Pat Dollard and The Maddow Blog
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ons.gov.uk:
Release: Gross Domestic Product: Preliminary Estimate, Q4 2012
Discussion: Guardian, Spectator and Telegraph
David Sherfinski / Washington Times:
Feinstein: Reinstate assault weapons ban  —  Proposal stricter than original, faces opposition  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein rolled out sweeping legislation that would ban more than 150 types of military-style semiautomatic rifles on Thursday, kicking off the congressional debate …
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Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:   Dianne Feinstein Introduces Assault Weapons Ban, Urges Public To Help It Pass
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Deficit Hawks Down  —  President Obama's second Inaugural Address offered a lot for progressives to like.  There was the spirited defense of gay rights; there was the equally spirited defense of the role of government, and, in particular, of the safety net provided by Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama Brings Pollster Into White House  —  A staff reshuffle as the campaign comes in from the cold.  —  Source: whitehouse.gov  —  President Barack Obama is bringing his campaign polling director into White House, according to an official, part of a broader migration of political staff …
Dustin Weaver / The Hill:
Senators not in ‘millionaires’ club' would be hurt by lost paychecks  —  The Senate is often called the “millionaires' club,” but some of its members would feel the pain if a blown budget deadline costs them their paychecks.  —  Provisions in the “No Budget, No Pay” debt ceiling bill …
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Rahm Emanuel presses banks on guns  —  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, moving to take a lead role in the gun control debate, is turning up the pressure on banks that do business with firearms manufacturers.  —  Emanuel is sending letters to two major financial institutions, TD Bank and Bank of America …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Raf Sanchez / Telegraph:
Barack Obama provides landing pad for fly  —  Not even the Secret Service could keep the fly away from Barack Obama's furrowed brow.  —  A fly lands between Barack Obama's eyes as he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.
Discussion: Moonbattery
Carlo Muñoz / The Hill:
UN opens probe into US armed drone strikes  —  The United Nations has begun an investigation into the use of armed aerial drone strikes by the United States and others to see if those attacks violate international human-rights laws.  —  The investigation will be led by Ben Emmerson …
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
The Theorists of the Moocher Class: Veronique de Rugy and Paul Ryan  —  Now politicians like Paul Ryan who used to say things like: … are saying, instead: … How long will it be before the likes of Veronique de Rugy stop denouncing Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance …
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
A nation of takers  —  Nicholas Eberstadt is the author of A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic.  The book, it should be noted, includes dissenting essays by Yuval Levin and William Galston.  —  President Obama seems to have been responding to Eberstadt in a key passage …
David Sirota / Salon:
SEC's new Wall Street enabler  —  Obama's nomination of Mary Jo White reveals the president still isn't serious about cracking down on big banks  —  If your first reaction to this morning's news about President Obama nominating Mary Jo White to head the Securities and Exchange Commission is positive, that's understandable.
 
 
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Jhorseman / Political Empire:
CONGRESS: Baca to challenge Negrete McLeod in 2014
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Politico:
Exiting Timothy Geithner talks fiscal future
Discussion: Political Capital
Daily Mail:
Shaming fat people into losing weight is the only way to solve obesity epidemic, leading health academic claims
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Real movement: Joe Manchin, NRA darling, comes out for universal background checks
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Carlsbad's Cathrynn Brown under fire for bill on abortion by rape victims
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‘Rise of the Drones’ Is Mostly a PBS Infomercial for the Military Defense Industry
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Medicare improperly paid $120M to ineligibles
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama's Inaugural Address 'One Of The Hardest Speeches I've Written,' Jon Favreau Says
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