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Yahoo! News:
Christie speaks, and looks for lessons  —  “I will learn things from this,” Chris Christie told me last Friday, a little more than a week after he gave the News Conference to End All News Conferences, and a few days after the cable channels covered his annual address to the legislature …
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Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Kim Guadagno: Mayor's claim ‘illogical’  —  New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is pushing back against allegations that she told Hoboken's mayor Sandy relief funds would be withheld based on political conditions, calling the claims “illogical” and “offensive.”
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Chris Frates / CNN:
First on CNN: Lt. governor to deny mayor's Christie claims  —  (CNN) — New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is expected to “categorically deny” allegations Monday that she gave Hoboken's Mayor an ultimatum to support a redevelopment plan backed by Gov. Chris Christie in order to receive Hurricane Sandy recovery aid, a source said.
msnbc.com:
US attorney inquiry into Christie widens  —  The New Jersey mayor who publicly claimed this weekend that Gov. Chris Christie's administration tried to withhold hurricane relief funds met Sunday in private with the U.S. attorney for the state of New Jersey.  —  “This afternoon I met …
New Jersey Online:
Hoboken mayor discussed Chris Christie, Sandy aid allegations with U.S. Attorney, she says
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought  —  Every January, Martin Luther King, Jr. is universally honored as a national hero who preached a peaceful fight against racial injustice.  This saintly image is quite a departure from the kind of attacks the reverend endured over his lifetime.
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Why King Still Matters  —  I don't have anything terribly original to offer this King Day about my hero's historical significance.  He held up a mirror to America and asked us all to live up to our own professed civic and religious values.  For that he was feared and despised in the most …
New York Times:
The Undeserving Rich  —  The reality of rising American inequality is stark.  Since the late 1970s real wages for the bottom half of the work force have stagnated or fallen, while the incomes of the top 1 percent have nearly quadrupled (and the incomes of the top 0.1 percent have risen even more).
Juan Williams / The Hill:
GOP will rue O-Care focus  —  Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Republican Senatorial Committee, is sure he has the best political strategy for winning the six seats the GOP needs to capture control of the Senate in November — attack Democrats for the Affordable Care Act.
Discussion: The Reaction and Bloomberg
Lynn Berry / Associated Press:
RUSSIAN ISLAMIC VIDEO THREATENS SOCHI OLYMPICS  —  MOSCOW (AP) — An Islamic militant group in Russia's North Caucasus claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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ABC News:
Terror ‘Surprise’ for Sochi Olympics? Purported Suicide Bombers' New Threat
Jason Lee / Reuters:
U.S. lawmaker investigates whether Russia behind Snowden's leaks
Discussion: Guardian
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Cantor in a pickle on voting rights  —  The arrival of a bipartisan bill to modernize the 1965 Voting Rights Act has put Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a pickle.  —  The House majority leader has been a rare Republican voice urging assurances that last year's Supreme Court decision …
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BBC:
10 myths about WW1 debunked  —  Much of what we think we know about the 1914-18 conflict is wrong, writes historian Dan Snow.  —  No war in history attracts more controversy and myth than World War One.  —  For the soldiers who fought it was in some ways better than previous conflicts, and in some ways worse.
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Chris Christie's 1994 ad was too tough (and inaccurate) for Jersey  —  In Chris Christie's first successful campaign for public office, he sat down next to his wife and baby, looked into a camera and told voters something that wasn't true.  —  It was 1994, and Christie was a 31-year-old lawyer …
Discussion: Power Line
Washington Examiner:
Examiner Editorial: Should Americans believe anything Obama says?  —  EDITORIAL BARACK OBAMA OBAMACARE IRS BENGHAZI ETHICS HEALTHCARE.GOV  —  As the beginning of President Obama's sixth year in the Oval Office draws near, his public approval rating has plunged, battered by the horrendous launch …
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For the Love of Money  —  IN my last year on Wall Street …
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Jobless migrants to be DENIED housing benefit: Ministers insist UK's generous welfare system …
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