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7:30 PM ET, January 20, 2014

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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
‘Morning Joe’ Hosts Eviscerate Hoboken Mayor For Sandy Claims (VIDEO)  —  “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, self-described fans of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), attacked the mayor of Hoboken, N.J. Monday for alleging Christie's administration shook her down for Hurricane Sandy relief funds.
Discussion: Mediaite and News Desk
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New York Times:
For Christie and MSNBC, a Messy Divorce Plays Out in Public View  —  It was a match made in moderately minded Northeast Corridor heaven.  —  Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey needed a TV network that would burnish his bipartisan bona fides and showcase his gleefully contrarian style.
TIME:
EXCLUSIVE: Christie Rival Called Him ‘Bully’ in Unaired Ad
Discussion: NewsBusters
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-Gov. Haley Barbour Shrugs Off ‘Lady Mayor’ From New Jersey (VIDEO)
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Kim Guadagno: Mayor's claim ‘illogical’
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and msnbc.com
Oregonian:
Multnomah Republicans misfire again with Martin Luther King message: Editorial update  —  Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray, fourth from right, takes part in an annual wreath laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington.  Multnomah County Republicans have fumbled …
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Palin To Obama: Honor MLK By Not Playing The ‘Race Card’  —  Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin seized Martin Luther King Day as an opportunity to lob vague criticism at President Barack Obama.  —  “Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit …
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.
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:   Why King Still Matters
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Barbara Starr / CNN:
Warships part of U.S. contingency plan for Sochi Olympics
Rebecca Riffkin / Gallup:
In U.S., 67% Dissatisfied With Income, Wealth Distribution  —  Democrats and independents are more dissatisfied than Republicans  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two out of three Americans are dissatisfied with the way income and wealth are currently distributed in the U.S. This includes three-fourths of Democrats and 54% of Republicans.
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Obama's NSA Speech Has Little Impact on Skeptical Public  —  Most Say U.S. Should Pursue Criminal Case Against Snowden  —  President Obama's speech on Friday outlining changes to the National Security Agency's collection of telephone and internet data did not register widely with the public.
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and First Read
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.
Discussion: Samizdata
Igor Bobic / Talking Points Memo:
Police Chief Accidentally Shoots Himself At Gun Shop, Blames Fleece Jacket  —  A Connersville, Ind. police chief accidentally shot himself in the leg while doing some shopping at a gun store on Saturday, the Indianapolis Star reported.  —  “I need to pay more attention,” David Counceller said.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Pam Tharp / The Indianapolis Star, Indystar:
Indiana police chief accidentally shoots self at gun shop
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
Richard Sherman / The MMQB with Peter King:
‘To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse ...’  —  What a night, and what a finish.  —  Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, “Best interview ever!”  Many of my Twitter mentions were less supportive.  My body ached.
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 …
Economist:
A big gap to close  —  Some supporters of the Iran deal doubt there will be a long-term pact  —  AFTER several weeks of unexpectedly hard and often tetchy bargaining, six world powers and Iran reached an agreement on January 12th that sets out the details of a “joint plan of action” (JPA) …
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New York Times:
Temporary Nuclear Deal With Iran Takes Effect
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
THE CULT OF OVERWORK  —  For decades, junior bankers and Wall Street firms had an unspoken pact: in exchange for reasonably high-paying jobs and a shot at obscene wealth, young analysts agreed to work fifteen hours a day, and forgo anything resembling a normal life.  But things may be changing.
Discussion: The Plum Line and Paul Krugman
 
 
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Washington Examiner:
Examiner Editorial: Should Americans believe anything Obama says?
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