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U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts  —  Gross Domestic Product, 4th quarter and annual 2012 (advance estimate)  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — decreased at an annual rate of .1 percent …
Brad Plumer / Washington Post:
Why defense spending plunged 22% last quarter — and killed GDP
Discussion: News Desk, Wonkblog and Whiskey Fire
Matthew Boesler / Business Insider:
US ECONOMY SHRINKS: GDP FALLS 0.1% IN Q4
Associated Press:
US economy shrinks 0.1 pct., first time in 3½ years; deep cut in defense spending key factor
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Gabby Giffords's Handwritten Notes for Her Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee  —  The former U.S. representative wrote her speech in pen, and on binder paper.  —  Americans for Responsible Solutions  —  This morning, Gabby Giffords made an unannounced appearance at the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on gun violence.
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Durbin Hits Back At NRA's LaPierre: ‘You Missed That Point Completely’ (VIDEO)
Jennifer Delgado / Chicago Tribune:
Girl who performed at Obama inaugural events slain on South Side  —  A 15-year-old girl who got the chance to perform in Washington for the President's inauguration was shot to death after leaving school yesterday.  —  After taking their exams Tuesday, Hadiya Pendleton and a group …
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Scott Clement / The Fix:
President Obama's popularity surges to three-year high  —  President Obama is riding a wave of personal popularity into his second term, with his highest favorability ratings since his first year in office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.  —  Fully 60 percent of Americans …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Fox News ratings hit 12-year low  —  Fox News had its worst ratings since 2001 in January, according to the latest figures.  —  The network had a 12-year low in the coveted 25-54 demographic in primetime and fell to its lowest total day ratings since 2008, a press release from rival cable channel MSNBC stated on Tuesday.
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Frank Phillips / Boston Globe:
William ‘Mo’ Cowan is Governor Deval Patrick's pick to serve as interim US senator  —  William “Mo” Cowan is Governor Deval Patrick's choice to serve as the interim US senator until the successor to John F. Kerry is chosen by the voters June 25, according to a source in the governor's office.
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Ben Hubbard / bigstory.ap.org:
SYRIA CONFIRMS ISRAELI JETS BOMBED MILITARY SITE  —  You are here  —  Home » Israel » Syria confirms Israeli jets bombed military site  —  BEIRUT (AP) — Israel conducted a rare airstrike on a military target inside Syria, foreign officials and Syrian state TV said Wednesday …
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Emily Schultheis / Politico:
GOP electoral vote changes going nowhere  —  Republican proposals in swing states to change how electoral votes are allocated have set off alarms that the party is trying to rig future presidential elections.  —  But the plans are going nowhere fast.  —  In the majority of states …
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MiamiHerald.com:
FBI raids West Palm Beach office of doctor tied to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez  —  The FBI raided the office of a South Florida eye doctor who last year was accused of providing prostitutes to longtime ally Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat.  —  MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM
Andrew O'Shea / Viral Read:
Exclusive: Rep. Paul Broun Announces Candidacy for US Senate, Steals Karen Handel's Thunder  —  Former Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel and Congressman Paul Broun in a playful exchange following his impromptu announcement for US Senate
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Rep. Broun's wife announces husband's Senate candidacy
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Erik Wemple:
MSNBC ‘reviewing’ Newtown ‘heckled’ video  —  Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  —  MSNBC is reviewing its portrayal of the testimony of Neil Heslin, the father of a Sandy Hook victim, at a legislative hearing in Hartford on Monday.
Keoki Kerr / Hawaii News Now:
EXCLUSIVE: Actor Jim Nabors marries his longtime male partner  —  Jim Nabors, the Hawaii resident well known for his starring role in the 1960s television sitcom “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” married his longtime male partner early this month, he told Hawaii News Now Tuesday.
Discussion: Advocate, Gossip Cop and Gawker
Erick Erickson / RedState:
I Don't Like Marco Rubio's Plan  —  There.  I said it.  —  You'd be surprised how long it has taken to say this.  I've let multiple friends vet the various drafts of posts I've written on this and they all wind up arguing with each other over the details.  Is it amnesty or isn't it?
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
White House Blames GDP Drop On Republicans  —  “It's not a game — it's the American economy,” Carney scolds.  —  Press Secretary Jay Carney briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.  —  Image by Charles Dharapak / AP  —  WASHINGTON — White House Press …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: GOP responsible for contracting economy
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
The Week:
Why I hate Twitter  —  The social sharing tool was once a vision.  Now it's a prison  —  S  —  oren Dayton and Rob Bluey — two conservative tech geniuses — talked me into joining Twitter during a lunch Ed Morrissey organized at an Iraqi restaurant in Minneapolis during the 2008 Republican convention.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Brown/Markey would start out as toss up  —  A Scott Brown/Ed Markey race to replace John Kerry in Massachusetts would start out as a toss up, PPP's newest poll of the state finds.  Markey is a clear favorite over Stephen Lynch in a potential primary contest, and Brown would have an easier path …
Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
Graham Says ‘Clinton Got Away With Murder’ On Benghazi, Will Hold Hagel Unless Panetta Testifies  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is still searching for the silver bullet, that one piece of testimony that will prove once and for all that the Obama administration lied during the aftermath of the Benghazi attack.
 
 
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