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10:20 AM ET, January 21, 2014

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Jeffrey Poor / BREITBART.COM:
SEAN HANNITY TO LEAVE NEW YORK AFTER ANDREW CUOMO'S ANTI-CONSERVATIVE RANT  —  In a radio interview last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) made some disparaging comments about pro-life conservatives, stating they had “no place in the state of New York because that's not who New Yorkers are.”
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Christie's Image Turns More Negative  —  Most Don't Believe His Assertions on Highway Controversy  —  Chris Christie's public image today is starkly different than it was a year ago.  Last January, following Christie's visible role in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, favorable opinions …
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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.
Susan Page / USA Today:   Poll: Most Americans now oppose the NSA program
Larry J. Sabato / Politico:
Hillary's no slam dunk in 2016  —  everyone thinks.  —  Could Hillary Clinton be the next Richard Nixon?  Now that's a provocative question, but it isn't quite what you think.  —  The other day, I watched Hillary and Bill Clinton take in their close friend Terry McAuliffe's inauguration as governor of Virginia.
Bill Simmons / Grantland:
The Dr. V Story: A Letter From the Editor  —  How “Dr. V's Magical Putter” came to be published  —  “How could you guys run that?”  —  We started hearing that question on Friday afternoon, West Coast time, right as everyone was leaving our Los Angeles office to start the weekend.
Wall Street Journal:
The Young and the ObamaCare-less  —  HHS is already rewriting rules to deal with adverse selection.  —  ObamaCare's defenders say its troubles are over as more people sign up and, by the way, stop griping because the law is here to stay.  Much evidence says otherwise …
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.
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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Government conspiracy theories aren't crazy: Column  —  From the IRS to the NSA, Americans have reasons not to trust the Obama Administration.  —  At a tax symposium at Pepperdine Law School last week, former IRS chief counsel Donald Korb was asked, “On a scale of 1-10 ... how damaging is the current IRS scandal?”
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Jim Messina to aid Charlie Crist  —  President Barack Obama's campaign manager is signing on to help former Republican Charlie Crist return to the Florida governor's office as a Democrat, two sources familiar with the move told POLITICO.  —  Jim Messina is joining Crist's campaign …
Discussion: BizPac Review and The Shark Tank
New York Times:
Hollande's Romances Turn Into a Political Spectacle in France  —  By ELAINE SCIOLINO, ALISSA J. RUBIN and MAÏA de la BAUMEJAN. 20, 2014  —  PARIS — As a candidate for the French presidency in 2012, François Hollande promised to be more boring spouse than flamboyant seducer.
Discussion: Mediaite
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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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Daily Kos
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Sebelius: Observe MLK Day by signing up for Obamacare
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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
Jeff Fedotin / ThePostGame:
Olympic Icon Carl Lewis Offers Unique Political Perspective On Chris Christie  —  Shortly before Carl Lewis officially entered the 2011 state Senate election for New Jersey's 8th legislative district — a Republican stronghold located in Philadelphia's outer suburbs — Gov. Chris Christie caught wind of the decision.
Ibrahim Mshelizza / Reuters:
Nigerian Islamists kill 18, burn houses in northeast  —  (Reuters) - Islamist militants stormed a village in remote northeast Nigeria on Monday, torching houses and spraying them with bullets in an attack that killed 18 people, witnesses said.  —  The latest Boko Haram assault, on Sunday night …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Reuters:
China pollution wafting across Pacific to blanket US  —  Some US cities getting an extra day of smog per year due to pollution from China, US National Academy of Sciences says  —  Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
White House imposes secrecy rules on first lady's lavish, celebrity-filled birthday party  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BARACK OBAMA MICHELLE OBAMA  —  There was a party in the East Room of the White House Saturday night, an affair attended by a reported 500 people, a lavish celebration with celebrities galore …
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Eun Kyung Kim / TODAY:
Al Roker on going to first lady's 50th: ‘Literally a house party’ at the White House
Discussion: Politico, BizPac Review and TIME
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.
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Barbara Starr / CNN:
Warships part of U.S. contingency plan for Sochi Olympics
 
 
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Reid Wilson / GovBeat:
Iowa's Republican governor opens assault on his state party
Discussion: First Read
Mickey Kaus / The Daily Caller:
The Coming GOP Amnesty Sellout Push
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
Rep. Louie Gohmert: I'm no prophet but Netanyahu could be the next King David
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Liberaland
New York Times:
‘Neglected Topic’ Winner: Climate Change
Joan Walsh / Salon:
The radical MLK we need today
Discussion: Mediaite
Rep. Michael Grimm / Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Michael Grimm may have used ‘donor swapping’ to skirt fundraising limits
 Earlier Items: 
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Majority of New York Voters Say They Would Re-Elect Cuomo, Poll Finds
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-Gov. Haley Barbour Shrugs Off ‘Lady Mayor’ From New Jersey (VIDEO)
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
THE CULT OF OVERWORK  —  For decades, junior bankers …
Discussion: The Plum Line and Paul Krugman