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10:40 AM ET, January 16, 2014


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Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Chris Christie's high-stakes weekend  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has apologized to his constituents for the George Washington Bridge scandal.  Now, he'll face his base.  —  Christie is headed to Florida for a series of events with some of the GOP's deepest pockets …
Mark Murray /
Poll: Christie cruising through bridge scandal (so far)  —  Nearly 70 percent of Americans say the bridge-closure scandal engulfing Chris Christie has not changed their opinion about the New Jersey governor, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll.  In addition, 44 percent …
Chris Christie calms fellow governors on scandal
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Chris Christie Is an Amateur
Discussion: Power Line and Betsy's Page
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
What Christie Did To Get A Reputation As A Political Bully Even In College
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Jack Shafer:
All lanes close in on Christie
Stuart Rothenberg / Rothenblog:
The Christie Investigation: From Inquiry to Lynching?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Fusion
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama's Path From Critic to Overseer of Spying  —  WASHINGTON — As a young lawmaker defining himself as a presidential candidate, Barack Obama visited a center for scholars in August 2007 to give a speech on terrorism.  He described a surveillance state run amok and vowed to rein it in.
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
U.S. to Expand Rules Limiting Use of Profiling by Federal Agents  —  The Justice Department will significantly expand its definition of racial profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations, a government official said Wednesday.
Discussion: Liberaland, Gawker and Jihad Watch
Washington Post:
Obama expected to turn to Congress to help decide fate of NSA phone data collection  —  President Obama on Friday is expected to announce some new limits on the National Security Agency program that collects billions of Americans' phone records, but he will call on Congress to help determine …
Inside the House GOP's immigration push  —  House Republican leaders are within weeks of releasing their principles for immigration reform — a blueprint that will detail positions on everything from border security to legal status.  —  The document, which has been kept under wraps until now …
Discussion: The Plum Line
The Hill:
House easily passes $1T omnibus spending bill with 359-67 vote
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
In Defeat for Tea Party, House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
Discussion: The Week and Prairie Weather
Alex Roarty /
NRCC Blacklists Conservative Firm Jamestown for Fighting Republican Incumbents
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Obama fighting perception that administration is out of time to make progress on priorities  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — President Obama is touting 2014 as a “year of action,” but it might just as easily be called the year of “measured expectation.”  —  Contrary to the predictions of many in Washington …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Ron Christie / The Daily Beast:
Obama: A President Tests His Limits
Discussion: Yahoo! News
NY Daily News:
Adam Lanza calls in radio station a year before Sandy Hook shooting and gives bizarre interview — LISTEN TO THE TAPE  —  Documents reveal how Lanza, a year before Newtown massacre, used the pseudonym ‘Smiggles’ on a message board to talk about calling an Oregon college radio station and masking …
Donna Cassata / Associated Press:
AP Sources: Armed Services Chairman to Retire  —  Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, who as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has struggled to protect defense spending against deficit hawks, has decided to retire after 21 years in Congress, Republicans officials said Wednesday.
Lizzie Crocker / The Daily Beast:
Virginia Legislator Running for Congress Says Spousal Rape Should Be Legal  —  State Senator Richard Black has been telling his fellow Virginians for more than a decade that spousal rape is not a crime, and now he's running for Congress.  —  Good news for Virginians living in the 13th district …
Discussion: First Read and Mother Jones
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
GOP Congressman: Limiting Abortion ‘Promotes Job Creation’  —  Democratic opponents of a new anti-abortion bill moving through the House of Representatives criticized Republicans on Wednesday for fast-tracking a socially divisive piece of legislation that “does not create a single job.”
Nico Hines / The Daily Beast:
Senior UK Defense Advisor: Obama Is Clueless About ‘What He Wants To Do In The World’  —  Sir Hew Strachan, an expert on the history of war, says that the president's strategic failures in Afghanistan and Syria have crippled America's position in the world.  —  President Obama is …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Yahoo! News
Kevin Bohn / CNN:
Former RNC Chair Gillespie to launch Republican Senate bid Thursday  —  Washington (CNN) - Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie Thursday will launch his campaign to try to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, two sources with knowledge of Gillespie's plans confirmed to CNN.
Discussion: Politico
Susanne Craig / New York Times:
Cuomo and Schneiderman Prepare to Fight Over JPMorgan Settlement  —  ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has asked people if they think Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York State, wears eyeliner.  —  Mr. Schneiderman has told people that he believes Mr. Cuomo's administration is Machiavellian and is out to undermine him.
Discussion: Politicker and Booman Tribune
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Obamacare's a “Bailout” Now?  Conservative Critics Are Getting Desperate  —  Conservatives used to say Obamacare is socialized medicine.  Now they say it is a “government bailout” of insurers.  —  The new claim is just as misleading and cynical as the old one.
Jessica Taylor / The Hill:
Mr. Smith decides to go home  —  To put it bluntly, being a member of Congress sucks — and the 16 members in the growing caucus of legislators heading for the exits seem to agree.  —  Someone has announced his retirement every day this week — on Wednesday it was Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran …
Kyle Trygstad / Roll Call:
Senate GOP More Optimistic About Midterms  —  At the dawn of the election year, Senate Republicans feel a renewed sense of optimism in their fight to net the six seats necessary to win the majority in 2014.  —  The stumbling rollout of Obamacare has given the GOP hope it can loosen …
Discussion: Capitol Report
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Cheating Accusations Among Officers Overseeing Nuclear Arms
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Doubts over Common Core
Daily Mail:
Is Hollande's mistress pregnant? …
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Reverend Jeremiah Wright: Dr. King Had a ‘Dream,’ Obama Has a ‘Drone’
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette and Liberaland
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
How Rush Limbaugh Decides What Is True
 Earlier Items: 
Norma Love / Associated Press:
NH House effort to legalize pot faces long odds
Matthew O'Brien / The Atlantic Online:
Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food
Discussion: The Dish
Rebecca Ballhaus / Washington Wire:
Gates: Syria Red Line Was ‘Serious Mistake’
Pics of Marines Burning Bodies Trigger U.S. Military Investigation [PHOTOS]
Discussion: RT and Guardian