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10:55 AM ET, January 6, 2014

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CNN:
First on CNN: Liz Cheney to abandon Senate bid  —  New York (CNN) — Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN late Sunday.
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Politico:
Liz Cheney: ‘I have decided to discontinue my campaign’  —  Liz Cheney is ending her campaign for Senate in Wyoming, the Republican announced in a statement early Monday morning.  —  Citing health concerns in her family, Cheney said the issues arising prompted her to end her GOP primary challenge to Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.).
Fox News:
Liz Cheney dropping out of Wyoming Senate race  —  Liz Cheney appears on “Fox News Sunday,” an interview in which she made controversial comments about same-sex marriage and her sister's relationship with a woman.  —  Liz Cheney is ending her campaign to be the next senator from Wyoming …
Ron Johnson / Wall Street Journal:
I'm Suing Over ObamaCare Exemptions for Congress  —  If the president wants to change the health-care law, he must ask Congress to do it.  —  On Monday, Jan. 6, I am filing suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to make Congress live by the letter of the health-care law it imposed on the rest of America.
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Scott Johnson / Power Line:   Lies of Obamacare: Biggest and best
Michael Gartland / New York Post:
ObamaCare's four biggest lies
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
HILLARY CLINTON'S SHADOW CAMPAIGN  —  Early last summer in her Georgian-style home near Washington's Embassy Row, Hillary Clinton met with a handful of aides for a detailed presentation on preparing for a 2016 presidential campaign.  —  Three officials from the Democratic consulting firm …
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air, Taylor Marsh and TalkLeft
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TIME:
Hillary Clinton Campaign Rents Email List to Pro-Hillary Super PAC
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Agony of Frank Luntz  —  Frank Luntz does not want the buffet.  We are on the top floor of the Capitol Hill Club, the members-only Republican hangout a block from the Capitol, where a meaty smell is emanating from steam trays.  Today's main course is ham, and Luntz shakes his head.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and ABC News
Ed O'Keefe / Post Politics:
Unemployment insurance extension lacks GOP support  —  A bipartisan plan to once again provide federal unemployment insurance for more than 1 million Americans appears to be falling short of the Republican support needed to clear a key procedural vote scheduled for Monday evening in the Senate.
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Russell Berman / The Hill:   House Republicans must choose ambition or caution in 2014
David / crooksandliars.com/user/7:
Bob Schieffer Calls Out Peggy Noonan For Smearing De Blasio As A ‘former Sandinista’  —  Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, a former speechwriter and aide to President Ronald Reagan, was forced to backtrack and admit that she was wrong on Sunday after she called New York City Mayor a “former Sandinista.”
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Liberaland
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Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
DeBlasio's Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban: Is It Really About Campaign Cash?  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to ban New York City's iconic horse-drawn carriages could backfire, exposing what the newly-elected mayor's critics suggest is a corruption scandal masquerading as an animal-rights crusade.
Discussion: The Other McCain
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Rachel's Show  —  MSNBC, the left-leaning cable-news network, has settled on one solution to its recent problems.  It now has an executive reviewing scripts before they go on the air.  The role, which has fallen to Rich Stockwell, a former executive producer of The Ed Show and Countdown …
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Koch-backed political coalition, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012  —  The political network spearheaded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch has expanded into a far-reaching operation of unrivaled complexity, built around a maze of groups that cloaks its donors …
Ashley Killough / CNN:
RNC winter meeting to make time for anti-abortion rights rally  —  Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee will free up a couple of hours during its winter meeting this January so members can attend the annual March for Life in Washington, CNN confirmed Monday.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Crack Cocaine Limbo  —  President Obama earned a rare moment of bipartisan acclaim last month when he commuted the sentences of eight long-serving federal prisoners.  Their crack cocaine offenses had resulted in the harsh penalties mandated by a sentencing formula that Congress repudiated when it passed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Brian Schweitzer: 2016 bid would ruin life  —  Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Monday that while he hasn't decided yet whether he will run for president in 2016, he said a bid would “ruin” his life.  —  The Democrat has been stoking rumors that he might mount a 2016 campaign …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Woman Accidentally Shoots Husband In Arizona  —  A San Tan Valley, Ariz. woman, Melisah Havens, on Friday accidentally shot her husband outside their residence because she thought he was an intruder trying to burglarize her vehicle, police told KTVK Phoenix.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Jennifer Thomas / KASW-TV:
PCSO: San Tan Valley woman arrested after shooting husband with shotgun
Discussion: Global Grind
 
 
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