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12:30 PM 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.”
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?”
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Susan Page / USA Today:   Poll: Most Americans now oppose the NSA program
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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Tal Kopan / Politico:
Mike Lee to give tea party SOTU response  —  Sen. Mike Lee will deliver the tea party's response to the president's State of the Union Address, a major tea party group announced Tuesday.  —  The Utah Republican will speak immediately after the traditional Republican response to the State of the Union …
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.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Cuomo Backtracks: ‘It Is Fine’ to Be Anti-Gun Control, Anti-Choice  —  New York governor Andrew Cuomo came under fire for criticizing pro-life and pro-Second Amendment citizens of his state — and saying “that is not who New Yorkers are.” … Now his office is backtracking and insisting …
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 …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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Fox News:
‘Parallel universe’: Woman spends 6 weeks trying to disenroll from ObamaCare  —  Shown at right is Missouri resident Lesli Hill, who struggled to disenroll from an Affordable Care Act plan.HealthCare.gov/Lesli Hill  —  Think it's hard to enroll in ObamaCare?  Try getting out of it.
Mark Puente / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida House candidate Joshua Black calls for hanging of President Obama  —  ST. PETERSBURG — As Americans honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, a Republican candidate for Florida House District 68 said President Barack Obama should be hanged for war crimes.
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
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Edward Wong / New York Times:
China Exports Pollution to U.S., Study Finds
CNN:
EXCLUSIVE: Gruesome Syria photos may prove torture by Assad regime  —  (CNN) — A team of internationally renowned war crimes prosecutors and forensic experts has found “direct evidence” of “systematic torture and killing” by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, the lawyers on the team say in a new report.
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Nia-Malika Henderson / She The People:
Wendy Davis admits to fuzzy facts in bio  —  Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who is running for governor of Texas, has admitted that some of the public details about her personal history are incomplete or inaccurate, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News.
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Wendy Davis hits back at questions about bio
American Prospect:
The Future of the Social Safety Net  —  Progressive perspectives on the the New Deal/Great Society entitlement programs  —  This week and next, The American Prospect, in conjunction with The Democratic Strategist, is proud to sponsor a special forum titled: Progressive Perspectives on the Future …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Rob Bluey / The Heritage Foundation:
WSJ's Stephen Moore to Join Heritage as Chief Economist  —  Stephen Moore, a member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board and founder of the Club for Growth, is returning to The Heritage Foundation as chief economist.  —  In an exclusive interview with The Foundry …
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
You Don't Have to Be Jewish to Love a Kosher Prison Meal  —  MIAMI — Captive diners know that a good meal is hard to find.  —  Airplane passengers, for instance, have been known to order kosher meals, even if they are not Jewish, in the hope of getting a fresher, tastier, more tolerable tray of food.
Discussion: National Review
Politico:
Can Facebook Predict Who Wins the Senate in 2014?  —  What can Facebook candidate likes and page engagement metrics tell us about the likely outcome of 2014 Senate races?  If the 2012 results and the 2013 New Jersey Senate campaign are any guide, the answer is a whole lot.
ThinkProgress:
West Virginia Governor On Safety Of Water Supply: 'It's Your Decision... I'm Not A Scientist'  —  Amid growing concerns over whether or not the water is actually safe for 300,000 West Virginians following a massive chemical spill into the water supply, the state's governor said it was up to each of them to decide whether they use it.
 
 
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