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9:10 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.).
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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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 and TalkLeft
Russell Berman / The Hill:
House Republicans must choose ambition or caution in 2014  —  As House Republicans return to Washington for the new year, their leaders must decide how ambitious the party will be in the 10 months before their majority faces voters in November.  —  The smart money is on a cautious election-year strategy …
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
W.H. pushes unemployment benefits
Discussion: Post Politics and The Hill
CNN:
Sen. Paul has his own Obamacare debacle
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Politico
The Hill:
Boehner open to extending unemployment benefits
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.
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
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
Gov. Cuomo to approve medical marijuana  —  Gov. Cuomo plans to legalize medical marijuana for the seriously ill, state officials said Saturday.  —  The governor — long a hard-line opponent of any form of legalization — will announce the limited-use program in an executive action this week, officials said.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Koch-backed political network, 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 …
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 …
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
Ben Goad / The Hill:
Sen. Cornyn: ‘Mandate-happy’ White House trying to silence nuns  —  Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) assailed the Obama administration Saturday for challenging the Supreme Court order exempting religious non-profits from the Affordable Care Act's “birth control mandate.”
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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