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10:50 AM ET, January 27, 2013

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Samuel Knight / Washington Monthly:
Four years later, Paul Ryan wants more of the same  —  Just when I thought that the National Review Institute demonstrated that Republicans are ready to compromise, Paul Ryan outlined a somewhat apocalyptic vision of budget negotiations there on Saturday.  —  According to POLITICO, Ryan said …
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David Rogers / Politico:
Paul Ryan: Obama 2nd term 'won't be pretty'
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner says bipartisan group ‘basically’ has deal on immigration reform
Stephen K. Bannon / BREITBART.COM:
PALIN: 'WE HAVEN'T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!'  —EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BREITBART NEWS  —  In my research for the film I made on Governor Palin, The Undefeated, I was constantly amazed at the anti-establishment stands she took at every step in her rise to power.
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
For The Sixth Time In One Week, Man Shot At Gun Show  —  Gun activists designated last Saturday “Gun Appreciation Day” in an attempt to highlight their opposition to gun safety laws.  The PR stunt proved to be more of an embarrassment, however, when 5 people were shot at 3 different gun shows on Gun Appreciation Day.
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Joel Stonington / Spiegel Online:
Wake-Up Call: A Disastrous Week for Carbon Trading  —  The European cap-and-trade system has slid into near meaninglessness as Germany bickers on the sidelines.  Hopes that the election in Lower Saxony might resolve the high-level bickering were misguided.  Now Europe's carbon market has hit a new low.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama says he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David  —  President Obama says he regularly skeet shoots at Camp David and called on gun-control proponents to “do a little more listening” to gun owners in the national debate over firearms.  —  In an interview with The New Republic posted …
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Ontario Gets Its First Woman Premier And Canada's First Out LGBT Premier  —  Kathleen Wynne now leads Ontario's liberal party and becomes the province's first female premier.  She also is married to a woman, making her Canada's first out LGBT premier.  —  Kathleen Wynne was elected …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel  —  A brand new conservative group calling itself Americans for a Strong Defense and financed by anonymous donors is running advertisements urging Democratic senators in five states to vote against Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee to be secretary of defense …
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Selling a New Generation on Guns  —  Threatened by long-term declining participation in shooting sports, the firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into a broad campaign to ensure its future by getting guns into the hands of more, and younger, children.
Politico:
Matt Wuerker  —  Matt Wuerker has been POLITICO's editorial cartoonist and illustrator since its launch.  In 2012, he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, POLITICO's first Pulitzer win.  In 2009, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning.
Discussion: The Washington Note
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Recipe for conservative revival  —  Happy days are not here again, but they are coming for conservatives.  Barack Obama — with the lowest approval rating (according to Gallup, 50 percent, four points lower than that of the National Rifle Association) of any reelected president …
observers.france24.com:
Iran unveils machine for amputating thieves' fingers  —  One of Iran's official press agencies published photos showing the public amputation of a thief's fingers on Wednesday.  These show a man getting his finger chopped off with a machine resembling a rotary saw.  —  WARNING: These images may shock viewers.
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Swartz didn't face prison until feds took over case, report says  —  The late Internet activist was facing a stern warning from local prosecutors.  But then the U.S. Attorney's office, run by Carmen Ortiz, chose to make an example of Aaron Swartz, a new report says.
 
 
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