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2:00 PM ET, January 10, 2014

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msnbc.com:
An alternate theory of the Christie scandal  —  Rachel Maddow presents a new possibility of what the induced Ft. Lee traffic jam was retribution for if it wasn't over the mayor's gubernatorial endorsement.
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Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
At the heart of the scandal  —  It's no longer in dispute that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration crippled the community of Fort Lee last September on purpose.  It's also no longer in dispute that the governor's team did so as an act of political retaliation.
Discussion: Shakesville
CNN:
More details coming in Christie bridge scandal  —  Who's who in Christie bridge scandal  —  (CNN) — New Jersey lawmakers will release 907 pages of documents Friday that could shed new light on a scandal that's forced an “embarrassed and humiliated” Gov. Chris Christie to apologize over a bit …
Nate Schweber / New York Times:
Woman Says Lane Closings Were Not to Blame for Her Mother's Death
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Kean: Christie questions remain
Discussion: The Fix and CNN
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Liberal Self-Identification Edges Up to New High in 2013  —  Fifteen-percentage-point conservative advantage ties as smallest to date  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans continue to be more likely to identify as conservatives (38%) than as liberals (23%).  But the conservative advantage …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
BREAKING: Obama Administration Will Grant Benefits To Married Gay Couples In Utah  —  The Obama administration will grant federal benefits to the roughly 1,000 gay couples in Utah who got married during the brief window recently when it was legal.  —  “I am confirming today that …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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CNN:
Breaking: Obama administration will recognize same-sex marriages in Utah  —  (CNN) - The Justice Department announced Friday it will recognize - for federal purposes - same-sex marriages performed for a short period in Utah.  —  The state on Wednesday said it would not recognize …
Discussion: PostPartisan and Weasel Zippers
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Obama Administration To Recognize Utah Same-Sex Couples' Marriages  —  “[F]or purposes of federal law, these marriages will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages,” Attorney General Eric Holder says.
Washington Post:
Obama administration to end contract with CGI Federal, company behind HealthCare.gov  —  The Obama administration has decided to jettison CGI Federal, the main IT contractor that was responsible for building the defect-ridden online health insurance marketplace and has been immersed in the work …
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Paige Winfield Cunningham / Politico:
House passes Obamacare security measure
Discussion: CNN
Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
U.S. job growth weakest in three years  —  (Reuters) - U.S. employers hired the fewest workers in almost three years in December, but the setback was likely to be temporary amid signs that cold weather conditions might have had an impact.  —  Nonfarm payrolls rose only 74,000 last month …
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Just as Hopes Were Lifting, a Meager Growth in Payrolls
Jason Furman / White House.gov Blog:
The Employment Situation in December  —  As our economy continues to make progress, there's a lot more work to do.  Though December's job growth was less than expected, we continue to focus on the longer-term trend in the economy - 2.2 million private sector jobs added and a 1.2 percentage point decline …
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Ronald Brownstein / NationalJournal.com:
How Millennials Have Already Reshaped Politics  —  Political parties are taking young people's policy preferences into account, but that doesn't mean they're getting everything they want.  —  Almost every week provides more evidence of the political system bending toward the cultural preferences of the massive millennial generation.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Priorities USA considers Jennifer Granholm  —  Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is being seriously considered to replace John Podesta as the co-chair of a reconfigured board for the super PAC Priorities USA, POLITICO has learned.  —  Three sources familiar with the discussions …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:   Jennifer Granholm To Join Obama Campaign Manager At Priorities USA
Diane Sweet / crooksandliars.com/user/33:
300,000 Without Water After Coal Industry Chemical Spill In W. Virginia  —  West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declares a state of emergency after spill contaminates Elk River, “Only safe use is to flush or put out fire.”  —  A chemical spill into West Virginia's Elk River has led …
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Begich misses jobless vote for speech in Hawaii  —  Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) missed a procedural vote on extending unemployment benefits to deliver a speech to a lobby group in Hawaii, The Hill has learned.  —  Begich delivered a keynote speech Wednesday morning to the American Aviation Issues conference …
Discussion: Roll Call and National Review
Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
The Parties Have Already Devised Their Midterm Messages  —  Democrats and Republicans are ready for November, but it's not clear that either of their story lines will resonate across the spectrum.  —  The gavel has been struck on what has been widely judged to be the least productive session …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Al Qaeda-Affiliated Group Assaulted U.S. Embassy in Tunis  —  The State Department today designated three Ansar al Sharia organizations, as well as three of their leaders, as terrorist entities.  The State Department reports that Ansar al Sharia in Derna was “involved” in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Announces ‘Promise Zones’ in 5 Poor Areas  —  WASHINGTON — A year after promising to direct federal attention and support to needy areas across the country, President Obama said Thursday that the government would begin helping five economically hard-hit communities fight poverty and assist children.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
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The White House:
Fact Sheet: President Obama's Promise Zones Initiative
Discussion: PolicyShop, Daily Kos and The PJ Tatler
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Chris Christie's damage control  —  Chris Christie did about as well as he could, given the circumstances.  All he can do now is wait, and hope it passes without many more revelations.  —  That was the sentiment coming from people who wanted to offer support to the Republican governor of New Jersey …
Discussion: The Hill and Guardian
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Falluja's Fall Stuns Marines Who Fought There  —  Adam Banotai was a 21-year-old sergeant and squad leader in the Marine Corps during the 2004 invasion of Falluja, a restive insurgent-held city in Iraq.  His unit — which had seven of 17 men wounded by shrapnel or bullets in the first days of the invasion …
 
 
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