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9:45 PM ET, January 20, 2014

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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.
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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
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Christie's Image Turns More Negative
Discussion: CNN, Politico, USA Today and Hot Air
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 …
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
Discussion: Daily Kos and Balloon Juice
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Sebelius: Observe MLK Day by signing up for Obamacare
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Barbara Starr / CNN:
Warships part of U.S. contingency plan for Sochi Olympics
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: Politico, Hot Air, CNN and First Read
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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.
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
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.
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
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Actress quits play because of protests over GOP video  —  Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate  —  Maria Conchita Alonso, who starred in movies such as “The Running Man” and “Moscow on the Hudson,” said Sunday that she had resigned from a play …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Wendy Davis hits back at questions about bio  —  Wendy Davis, the Democratic state senator running for governor of Texas, swung back Monday at swirling questions about her personal life after a newspaper report suggested there were inconsistencies in the biography she's shared on the stump.
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 …
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Law's Expanded Medicaid Coverage Brings a Surge in Sign-Ups  —  WELCH, W.Va. — Sharon Mills, a disabled nurse, long depended on other people's kindness to manage her diabetes.  She scrounged free samples from doctors' offices, signed up for drug company discounts and asked for money from her parents and friends.
New York Times:
Temporary Nuclear Deal With Iran Takes Effect  —  The first orchestrated rollback in Western antinuclear economic sanctions against Iran took effect on Monday under Tehran's temporary agreement with world powers, as all sides reported that the steps initially promised had been fulfilled.
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Economist:
A big gap to close
 
 
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Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Majority of New York Voters Say They Would Re-Elect Cuomo, Poll Finds
Graeme Wearden / Guardian:
Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as half of the world's population
Eun Kyung Kim / TODAY:
Al Roker on going to first lady's 50th: ‘Literally a house party’ at the White House
CNN:
Teen ID'd in malware attack
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
THE CULT OF OVERWORK  —  For decades, junior bankers …
Discussion: The Plum Line and Paul Krugman
 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
Stop Obamacare's Outrageous Bailouts
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
South Carolina Senate Candidate Suggests Teachers Should Be Able To Carry Machine Guns In School
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
Emily Babay / Philly.com:
Train derails on bridge over Schuylkill River in University City
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Chris Christie's 1994 ad was too tough (and inaccurate) for Jersey
Discussion: Power Line
Juan Williams / The Hill:
GOP will rue O-Care focus
Discussion: The Reaction