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5:00 PM ET, January 28, 2014

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Peter Baker / New York Times:
With Minimum Wage as Start, Obama to Press Past Congress  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to sign an executive order requiring that janitors, construction workers and others working for federal contractors be paid at least $10.10 an hour in the future, using his own power to enact …
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CNN:
Boehner warns Obama headed for ‘brick wall’  —  Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner warned President Barack Obama that he will “run into a brick wall” by using his executive power and bypassing Congress, as the White House has signaled the President intends to do.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Gibbs: Obama ‘Stopped Trying’ to Change Washington Long Ago  —  Former press secretary Robert Gibbs said today on TV that President Obama and his White House “long ago” gave up on “trying” to change Washington:  —  Gibbs first thanked God that he's no longer working in this White House …
Jon Favreau / The Daily Beast:
How Obama Prepares for the Grueling State of the Union
Discussion: The Fix
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Obama to use executive action to raise minimum wage for federal contractors
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Daily Kos, Hot Air and Althouse
Ashley Killough / CNN:
‘Duck Dynasty’ to represent at State of the Union
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Banter
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Democrats hope Obama's State of Union speech will be start of populist agenda
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor  —  Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesn't cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care.  —  “I'm doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,” Coburn said on MSNBC's …
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Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
The End of the Beginning on Obamacare Repeal  —  Sens. Tom Coburn, Richard Burr, and Orrin Hatch rolled out an Obamacare replacement plan today that I think offers us a good window into how the health care debate is evolving on Capitol Hill.  I recommend Philip Klein's rundown …
Washington Free Beacon:
Tennesseans Losing Their Doctors Because of Obamacare  —  Tennessee residents are learning that President Obama did not follow through on one of his key promises about Obamacare- if Americans like their doctor, they will be able to keep them.  —  Obamacare coverage has been available …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
Erick Erickson / RedState:
A Very Sincere Thank You to @Gretawire  —  Greta Van Sustern wishes you to know I'm a creepy jerk.  She does not know who I am and thinks no one should listen to me.  I appreciate her letting someone she's never heard of who she thinks should not be listened to live rent free in her head.
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
Wendy Davis hits back at Bristol Palin  —  Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis brushed off criticism about her life story from Bristol Palin, saying that nothing Palin accused her of was true.  —  Davis was responding to a blog post from the daughter of former Gov. Sarah Palin …
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Erick Erickson Responds To Greta Van Susteren With Graphic Anti-Abortion Screed
Discussion: Gretawire
The Hill:
56 Dems endorse Hillary for 2016  —  Fifty-six Democratic lawmakers say they would endorse Hillary Clinton for president if she launches a 2016 White House bid, according to a survey conducted by The Hill.  [SEE COMPLETE LIST]  —  Twenty-two congressional Democrats had already publicly endorsed Clinton.
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Hillary Clinton's Enemies Can't See Straight
Discussion: The Fix and Daily Kos
Jon Pareles / New York Times:
Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94  —  Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died Monday.
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Domenico Montanaro / NBCNews:
Poll: Christie numbers tank as scandals continue  —  Chris Christie's political future looks to be in serious danger with more Americans believing the embattled New Jersey governor is lying about the bridge closure scandal than telling the truth, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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First Read / NBCNews:
First Thoughts: A decade of pessimism
Discussion: Daily Kos
Politico:
Plenty of winners and losers in new farm bill  —  Soybean and catfish farmers, dairy food manufacturers, U.S. cattlemen and the organic food industry all counted themselves among the big winners this week, following the release of the farm bill conference report.
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
How Republicans Lost the Farm
Discussion: New York Times, The Fix and The Week
Jim Lindgren / Washington Post:
If we want more income equality, should we return to the economy of George W. Bush?  —  Other things being equal, income equality is better than inequality.  But other things are NOT equal.  The easiest way to make incomes more equal in the short run is to have a recession.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
One-Third of Americans Who Were Middle Class in 2008 Now Consider Themselves Lower or Lower Middle Class  —  Pew Research has a new poll out tracking how many people call themselves middle class vs. some other class.  The chart on the right shows the basic results over the past few years.
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Medium, Evan Williams's Post-Twitter Media Startup, Raises $25 Million Round  —  Medium is about to become large.  —  The collaborative publishing startup has just closed a $25 million round of financing, the company confirmed, marking its first major funding raise since it launched a little more than a year ago.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Andrea Mitchell: ‘Iran Was More or Less an American Ally’ Before Bush's ‘Axis of Evil’ Remark  —  MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell recalled on Monday some of the most impactful State of the Union addresses in the recent past, focusing primarily on George W. Bush's post-9/11 speech in which he called North Korea …
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Ryan Loskarn leaves letter  —  Jesse Ryan Loskarn, the former top Senate GOP aide who committed suicide last week, said in a letter released by his family that he was sexually abused as a child, and the horror from that episode eventually led him down a path toward possessing child pornography.
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
The Political State of the Union Is Not Good  —  Obama and the Democrats are in deep trouble  —  In his memo this week, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg warns me to “forget the conventional wisdom” that “the president is in trouble.”  Greenberg points to Barack Obama's approval rating being up …
Yahoo! News:
Exclusive: Democratic senators to file amicus brief in Hobby Lobby birth control case  —  In a brief to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, 19 Democratic senators are siding with the Obama administration against evangelical Christian businessmen who argue that paying …
 
 
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David Hawkings / Hawkings Here:
Seat Scramble for Big Speech Loses Its Crossover Appeal
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Franco Ordonez / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Will Boehner's immigration ‘principles’ help struggling GOP?
Discussion: National Review
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Governing by Pen and Phone
David Plotz / Slate:
The California Supreme Court's cruel, self-righteous decision to reject the disgraced journalist's bar application.
Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
Can the GOP Get Out of Its Own Way? Recent Comments Make You Wonder
Tom Farrey / ESPN:
Kain Colter starts union movement
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BBC:
Ukraine's PM Azarov and government resign
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Lawmakers demand Obama dump Clapper
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Yahoo! News:
How Rick Santorum is laying the groundwork for another presidential run
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
Fred Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Fred Barnes: The Curse of the State-of-the-Union First Responder
Discussion: Power Line
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Matthews goes after McCain critic
Discussion: CNN
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Giant Hologram of Turkish Prime Minister Delivers Speech
 

 
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