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3:00 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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Leigh Ann Caldwell / CNN:
Bridge docs could reveal more details  —  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 …
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.
The New Yorker / Culture Desk:
Cover Story: Barry Blitt's “Playing in Traffic”  —  “I'm hoping this cartoon diverts a lot of traffic to my Web site,” Barry Blitt says about “Playing in Traffic,” the image of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that he penned for next week's cover.  —  KEYWORDS - CHRIS CHRISTIE; - COVERS
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Chris Christie's damage control
Discussion: Guardian
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
U.S. to Recognize Utah Gay Marriages Despite State Stance  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday said that it would recognize as lawful the marriages of 1,300 same-sex couples in Utah, even though the state government is refusing to do so.  —  Wading into the fast-moving legal battle …
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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 …
USA Today:
DOJ to recognize Utah's same-sex marriages  —  Attorney General Holder says the couples should not be asked to endure uncertainty while a legal dispute continues.  —  The Justice Department said Friday that the Obama administration will recognize more than 1,300 same-sex marriages that were left …
Discussion: TalkLeft and National Review
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
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Obama Administration To Recognize Utah Same-Sex Couples' Marriages
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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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Just as Hopes Were Lifting, a Meager Growth in Payrolls
Shobhana Chandra / Bloomberg:
Payrolls Rise Less Than Forecast; Unemployment at 6.7%
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 …
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
WSAV-TV:
Congressional Free Lunch?  —  Savannah -  —  Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, raised eyebrows nationwide with comments about the National School Lunch Program to the Jackson County Republican Party in December.  —  “Why don't you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel, to instill in them that there is …
Discussion: Mediaite and Riehl World News
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Georgia GOPer Attacking Free School Lunch Expensed $4,200 In Meals
Discussion: The Raw Story
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Beyond Polarization to Warfare  —  At WaPo's Monkey Cage subsite today, there's an important piece by University of Texas political scientist Sean Theriault that gets to a distinction in political attitudes that some of us have been trying to articulate ever since the radicalization of one of our two major parties occurred:
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Washington Post:
Polarization we can live with. Partisan warfare is the problem.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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.
Fox News:
Christie crackdown ups scrutiny over Obama's scandal response  —  While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting hammered over a close aide's involvement in snarling traffic as an apparent act of political retribution, he's nevertheless set himself apart from the Obama administration in his response to scandal.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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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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
Rachel Maddow / PolitiFact:
Rachel Maddow claims Florida group that backs drug-testing welfare recipients is affiliated with Koch brothers  —  PunditFact isn't always the first to weigh in on the tit-for-tat of cable news shows, in part because the nature of our work requires more than claims and counterclaims.
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Reid's Uncompromising Power Play in Senate Rankles Republicans  —  WASHINGTON — With his strong-armed change to the filibuster rule and an iron-fisted control of the Senate floor, Senator Harry Reid has engaged in the greatest consolidation of congressional power since Newt Gingrich ruled the House …
 
 
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