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7:45 PM ET, January 8, 2014

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Shawn Boburg / NorthJersey.com:
Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy  —  Private messages between Governor's Christie's deputy chief of staff and two of his top executives at the Port Authority reveal a vindictive effort to create “traffic problems in Fort Lee” by shutting lanes to the George Washington Bridge …
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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Top Christie Staff Sought to Disrupt Traffic as Revenge  —  Newly released emails and text messages show that Gov. Chris Christie's office was closely involved with lane closings on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge in September, and that officials closed the lanes as retribution …
Linh Tat / NorthJersey.com:
EMS responses delayed by GWB lane closures in Fort Lee  —  FORT LEE - Emergency responders were delayed in attending to four medical situations - including one in which a 91-year-old woman lay unconscious - due to traffic gridlock caused by unannounced closures of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge …
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Christie: I Was ‘Misled By A Member Of My Staff’  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has acknowledged that the New Jersey bridge closing scandal has reached his office.  —  In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Christie responded to the revelation that one of his close aides discussed plans …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Big Trouble  —  As I've written several times, this Christie Bridge Scandal is far more potentially damaging for Christie that it might seem on its face because its fits so perfectly with the negative view (as opposed to the positive view) of Chris Christie.  That is, that he and his crew are thugs and bullies.
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
N.J. Senate Majority Leader Says Criminal Charges May Come In Bridge Scandal  —  New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D) said Wednesday she thinks criminal charges may come in the growing scandal over last September's lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.
Rush Limbaugh:
Media Gloms On to Christie Traffic Story  —  RUSH: The left right now is very excited over what we just learned about Governor Christie, because what we've just learned about Governor Christie is helping to take the Gates thing off the front page.  —  What, you haven't heard about the Christie thing?
Wall Street Journal:
CONNECT  —  A top aide to Gov. Chris Christie told an executive …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Record-High 42% of Americans Identify as Independents  —  Republican identification lowest in at least 25 years  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Forty-two percent of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest Gallup has measured since it began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago.
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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Heritage Scholar Slams Marco Rubio's Anti-Poverty Speech  —  Will Rubio's push into welfare reform make him a pariah on the right all over again?  —  Toby Melville / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — A senior scholar at the conservative Heritage Foundation was quick to criticize Sen. Marco Rubio's …
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Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
That's rich: Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
Strict Obstructionist  —  MITCH MCCONNELL IS A MASTER MANIPULATOR AND STRATEGIST—THE UNHERALDED ARCHITECT OF THE REPUBLICAN RESURGENCE.  NOW THAT HIS RELENTLESS TACTICS HAVE MADE HIS PARTY VICTORIOUS, HE IS POISED TO TAKE DOWN THE PRESIDENT AND WIN THE SENATE MAJORITY HE COVETS …
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New York Times:
Bridging the Compassion Gap
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Issa threatens perjury probe of Sebelius  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Wednesday accused Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of providing “false and misleading” testimony to Congress and threatened to open an investigation.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Brett Norman / Politico:   Darrell Issa accuses Sebelius of ‘false’ testimony
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Utah Governor Says State Will Not Recognize 1300+ Same-Sex Marriages  —  Utah's governor says the Constitution does not apply to these two men  —  Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's (R) office announced Wednesday that his state will not recognize the over 1,300 same sex marriages performed between …
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Derek B. Miller / Utah.gov:
Governor's Office gives direction to state agencies on same-sex marriages
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
In Defense of Obama on the Gates Memoir  —  The president questioned the generals?  Good.  That's his job.  —  Robert Gates (left) and President Barack Obama cover their hearts during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner during Gates' Armed Forces Farewell Tribute on the River Parade Field …
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Noah Berlatsky / The Atlantic Online:
What It Means to Be a Public Intellectual  —  Last night my wife and I went out for dinner.  Our server was French, a fact that allowed us to spend a few moments practicing the language.  When the server left, my wife said, “It's everywhere.”  Indeed.  Some years ago I decided to learn French.
Politico:
Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McIntyre to retire  —  North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy will not seek reelection this year, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with their plans - marking a blow to Democratic efforts to win control of the House.
Discussion: CNN, Daily Kos and Business Insider
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Emily Cahn / Roll Call:
Longtime Dems McIntyre, McCarthy to Retire (Updated) (Video)
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Dems downbeat on unemployment  —  There is waning appetite among Democrats to find a way to cover the cost of an emergency three-month extension of unemployment benefits, raising the prospects of an impasse in the Senate.  —  Senate Republicans have spent the last 24 hours floating a raft …
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
It's Obamacare all the time for Republicans
Matt Ferner / The Huffington Post:
Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week  —  Colorado marijuana dispensaries made huge sales in the first week of legal recreational marijuana.  —  Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around the state reported first week retail sales to The Huffington Post that, when added together, were roughly $5 million.
Gabrielle Giffords / New York Times:
The Lessons of Physical Therapy  —  TODAY, the anniversary of the shooting in Tucson that put a bullet through my head and killed six of my constituents, is when I make my annual resolutions.  —  Many may look at me and see mostly what I have lost.  I struggle to speak, my eyesight's not great …
 
 
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
KY Rep. Who Accidentally Fired Gun In State Capitol Urges Gun Safety
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Brian Wingfield / Bloomberg:
Chamber to Aid ‘Pro-Business’ Candidates Over Tea Party
Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Va. Senate control hangs in balance as Democrat leads special election by 22 votes
New York Times:
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Politico:
Eric Cantor vows fierce protection of school choice
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