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3:40 PM ET, January 19, 2014

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David Remnick / New Yorker:
GOING THE DISTANCE … - ARCHIVE - PHOTO BOOTH - DAILY SHOUTS - CURRENCY - DAILY COMMENT - AMY DAVIDSON - JOHN CASSIDY - ANDY BOROWITZ - SHOP
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: ‘I would not let my son play pro football’  —  President Obama said that he believed NFL players “know what they're doing” and understood the impact that concussions could have on their long-term health in an interview with The New Yorker published on Sunday, adding that he would not let his son play pro football.
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
The scandal is MSNBC  —  The bridge scandal started out as a test for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).  Now it has become a test for the media.  MSNBC, which long ago stopped being a news outlet in the sense of going out to find facts and is largely indistinguishable from Democratic Party talking points …
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Salvador Rizzo / New Jersey Online:
Bridge scandal, Hoboken allegation dog Chris Christie during his Florida fundraising trip  —  Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz holds a news conference at Guernsey Park in Orlando to criticize Gov. Chris Christie's handling of the George Washington Bridge/Fort Lee …
New York Times:
G.O.P. Advice for Christie: Pick a Better Team  —  On a conference call with Gov. Chris Christie's most loyal donors a few nights ago, his brother, Todd, pressed for last-minute cash to pay for the governor's inauguration, a daylong fete ending on Ellis Island.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Chris Christie Is Going To War With MSNBC
Shawn Boburg / NorthJersey.com:
Christie GWB scandal: Lawyers may have conflict of interest, Port Authority says
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Christie goes on Florida fundraising blitz (Video)
Discussion: Liberaland
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney: Christie's presidential ambitions ‘not hurt’ by bridge scandal
Wayne Slater / Dallas Morning News:
As Wendy Davis touts life story in race for governor, key facts blurred  —  FORT WORTH — Wendy Davis has made her personal story of struggle and success a centerpiece of her campaign to become the first Democrat elected governor of Texas in almost a quarter-century.
John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
The Democratic Party's uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016  —  My Post colleague Dan Balz has some very interesting reporting from Democratic and Republican strategists.  Both groups seem somewhat pessimistic about the GOP's chances in 2016: … Demographics are certainly one factor worth considering.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
The Republican Party's uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016  —  A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016?  The consensus: very few.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
In new film, a dramatic look at Mitt Romney's loss of confidence  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL MOVIES BARACK OBAMA MITT ROMNEY  —  A new documentary about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
Discussion: The Reaction
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Ryu Spaeth / The Week:
Mitt on Netflix: A knight errant in an age of political cynicism
ABC News:
Senator Concerned About Change in NSA Data Storage  —  The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said she's concerned about the idea that data collected from a National Security Agency program that harvests Americans' phone records might be stored by others.
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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BBC:
Winter Olympics: Putin ‘friendly’ with gay people
Discussion: BuzzFeed
New York Times:
A Step Toward Restoring Voting Rights  —  Only seven months after the Supreme Court shattered the Voting Rights Act, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has come up with a bill that would go a long way toward putting it back together.  If they can persuade Republicans in Congress to set aside partisanship …
Discussion: Liberaland
Tjfang / CBS San Francisco:
Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate  —  SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco's Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor.  —  Maria Conchita Alonso starred …
Associated Press:
APNewsbreak: Rodman checks into rehab center  —  Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says.  —  Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say which facility will treat Rodman and how long he will be there.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Liberaland
 
 
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