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5:45 PM ET, January 31, 2013

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Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
Hagel, McCain Clash at Confirmation  —  Facing a rocky confirmation process, Chuck Hagel today defended his record before his former Senate colleagues, including an openly impatient Sen. John McCain.  —  “I'm on the record on many issues, but no one individual vote, no one individual quote …
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David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
McCain, Hagel Clash Over Troop Surge In Iraq (VIDEO)
Politico:
Chuck Hagel under fire at confirmation hearing
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Ted Cruz Grills Chuck Hagel With Out-Of-Context Al-Jazeera Clip
Discussion: Business Insider
John Avlon / CNN:
A reality check for Chuck Hagel bashers
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Politico
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
An Off-Kilter Chuck Hagel Fumbles On Iran
Olivier Knox / Reuters:
Hagel: Don't judge me by ‘Jewish lobby’ quote
Discussion: Guardian and alan.com
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
At Hill hearing, Wayne LaPierre tries to manhandle facts and logic  —  Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association's chief executive, arrived for his hearing on Capitol Hill in the organization's trademark fashion: violently.  —  When he and his colleagues stepped off the elevator …
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Anna Palmer / Politico:
NRA digs in on background checks
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
CNN:
NRA president: Harry Reid ‘under incredible pressure’
Discussion: The Hill
The Daily Caller:
Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls’  —  In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic …
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Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Geraldo contemplating run for Senate  —  Television personality and radio host Geraldo Rivera announced Thursday he's “truly contemplating” a run for Senate in New Jersey.  —  “I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show.
Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Obama's Jobs Council Shutting Down Thursday  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will let his jobs council expire this week without renewing its charter, winding down one source of input from the business community even as unemployment remains stubbornly high.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Carney: ‘Ridiculous’ to criticize defunct White House jobs council
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House to shut down jobs council
Spokesman.com:
Idaho senator compares health exchange to Holocaust  —  BOISE - As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on Twitter comparing the role of insurance companies to …
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Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:   Idaho Republican Compares Obamacare To The Holocaust
Wall Street Journal:
Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed  —  Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration's health-care overhaul when it was up for debate.  Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour.  —  Union leaders say many of the law's requirements will drive …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Worth Reading  —  Here's a really meaty and interesting essay in the new and relaunched TNR about gun ownership and what gun owners want.  What Gun Owners Really Want by Walter Kirn.  —  There's a lot there.  But one point resonated with me because it's a flip side of something I was trying …
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Caitlin Kenney / NPR:
Should Gun Owners Have To Buy Liability Insurance?
Discussion: Capitol Confidential and alan.com
The Boston Globe:
Globe reporter Glen Johnson joins Kerry's staff  —  Boston.com politics editor Glen Johnson is resigning to take a post as a senior State Department adviser, working for John F. Kerry.  —  Johnson, 50, a 27-year journalism veteran who has covered five presidential elections, said his focus would be on strategic communications.
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Tough questions follow Al Gore book tour  —  If you thought Al Gore was a media darling, you haven't seen his latest book tour.  Although Gore has been selective in which outlets he appears on to promote his new book, “The Future,” they haven't treated the former vice president with kid gloves.
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
How Conservatives Sabotage Their Own Cultural Criticism  —  A case study in which National Review contributors discuss the merits of rap.  —  Flickr/Slippy Slappy  —  Every so often, conservatives lament that the music, books, movies, television shows, and video games that shape social norms …
Discussion: BREITBART.COM, The Week and Ed Driscoll
Ian Mohr / New York Post:
EXCLUSIVE: NFL legend Dan Marino had a love child with CBS employee in 2005  —  PAGE SIX EXCLUSIVE  —  Dan Marino is famous for his touchdowns — but the Hall of Famer's scoring off the field is downright shocking.  —  The married gridiron great — a pregame analyst for CBS since 2003 …
Discussion: American Power
Tony Romm / Reuters:
House puts Spotify on mute  —  Spotify apparently hit a wrong note with the House's Internet overlords, who recently blocked the chamber's Web users from listening to the famed music-streaming service.  —  While Spotify isn't a peer-to-peer program along the lines of Napster …
Discussion: Mashable!
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Chinese Hackers Infiltrate New York Times Computers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.  —  After surreptitiously tracking …
Chuck Bennett / New York Post:
Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987  —  Rape-hoax $lap  —  Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her.
Chris Morran / The Consumerist:
Waitress Who Posted No-Tip Receipt From “Pastor” Customer Fired From Job  —  Earlier this week, we posted a story about a restaurant customer who not only chose to deny the waitress a tip, but also wrote “I Give God 10% Why do you Get 18?” on the receipt.  Now we've learned that the server who posted the receipt online has been fired.
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Majority Says the Federal Government Threatens Their Personal Rights  —  Views of Congress: Problem Lies with Members, Not the System  —  OVERVIEW  —  As Barack Obama begins his second term in office, trust in the federal government remains mired near a historic low, while frustration with government remains high.
 
 
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Donovan Slack / Politico:
W.H.: Deportations Congress's fault
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Lisa Wangsness / The Boston Globe:
Catholic event cancels talk by Islam critic
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
HHS says it ditched ‘exchanges’ because word doesn't translate into Spanish
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
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In forthcoming book, Cuccinelli echoes Romney's ‘47 percent’
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
House Judiciary Chair Introduces Unconstitutional Bill To Permanently Abolish The Income Tax
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James Hamblin / The Atlantic Online:
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