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9:55 AM ET, January 30, 2014

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Anthony Weiner / NY Daily News:
Anthony Weiner's advice to Rep. Michael Grimm on how to get along with reporters  —  Help from a former embattled congressman to a current one.  —  Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is no stranger to strife between policians and the press — giving him unique insight into the brouhaha …
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Dustup could hurt Michael Grimm's reelection  —  New York Rep. Michael Grimm was already facing a tough reelection.  His post-State of the Union blowup could make it even tougher.  —  A moderate Republican who represents a swing Staten Island district, Grimm has been atop Democratic target lists for months.
Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post:
Michael Grimm Gets In Reporter's Face: ‘I Will Break You In Half’ (VIDEO)
Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:
Former Speaker Hastert Calls for Immigration Overhaul  —  Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has a message for his former colleagues: Pass an immigration overhaul.  —  In an interview, he said there are two imperatives: secure the border and give legal status to the estimated 11.5 million people living in the U.S. illegally.
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Damian Paletta / Washington Wire:
GOP Has Choices - None Easy - on Debt Ceiling  —  House Republicans are meeting Thursday at a hotel in Cambridge, Md., to map out their legislative strategy for the year, but they face a near-term decision that could dictate everything else that follows - what to do with the debt ceiling.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate  —  With Democrats' grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can't be won and go all in to save the Senate.
Discussion: Hot Air and PJ Media
Hanna Rosin / Slate:
You know that “women make 77 cents to every man's dollar” line you've heard a hundred times?  It's not true.  —  How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”?  Barack Obama said it during his last campaign.
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Scott Johnson / Power Line:
77 cents not worth a plug nickel
Wall Street Journal:
Liberal vituperation makes our letter writer's point.  —  Five days on, the commentariat continues to drop anvils on Tom Perkins, who may have written the most-read letter to the editor in the history of The Wall Street Journal.  The irony is that the vituperation is making our friend's point …
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Ben White / Politico:   Why the rich are freaking out  —  NEW YORK — The co-founder …
Wall Street Journal:
Senate Majority Leader Reid delivers body blow to Obama on trade  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke with the White House and said he opposed legislation aimed at smoothing the passage of free-trade agreements, imperiling two major deals being negotiated with Asian and European partners.
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The Hill:
Reid rejects Obama's trade power
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
No Smoking Guns Yet, But the Noose is Tightening Around Chris Christie  —  The New York Times is pretty clearly expending a lot of resources on the various Chris Christie scandals.  So far they haven't produced any smoking guns, but they're sure digging up some stuff that doesn't look good for Team Christie.
Discussion: NewsBusters, ABC News and Guardian
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New York Times:   How Pressure Mounted for Development in Hoboken
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Gallup Obama approval numbers suggest shifting Electoral College map  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BARACK OBAMA POLLS CAMPAIGNS APPROVAL RATINGS ELECTORAL COLLEGE  —  Gallup has released President Obama's approval numbers for 2013 for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Hot Air
CBS Miami:
Jeb Bush Still Undecided On 2016 Presidential Run  —  HIALEAH (CBSMiami) - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been rumored to be a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016 and Wednesday he did nothing to end the speculation when asked about a possible run.
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  January 30, 2014 - Crist Tops Florida's Scott On Almost Every Measure, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters See Crist Better On Top Priority - Economy  —  Watch Video: Assistant Director Tim Malloy discusses poll results  —  Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist …
Washington Post:
For 2016, Hillary Clinton has commanding lead over Democrats, GOP race wide open  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a commanding 6 to 1 lead over other Democrats heading into the 2016 presidential campaign, while the Republican field is deeply divided with no clear front-runner, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:
Rep. Ryan: GOP Looking at Legal Status, Chance for Citizenship  —  Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), a leading GOP advocate for tackling immigration, confirmed Wednesday that Republicans are looking to give illegal immigrants legal status right away, with the chance for a green card—and citizenship—down the line.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Liberaland
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Joe Sterling / CNN:
Was Atlanta asleep at the wheel?  —  Atlanta (CNN) — We're world-class, Greater Atlanta boasts.  We're home to the world's busiest airport, to the Braves and Georgia Tech.  To CNN and the Weather Channel.  We're a mecca for conventioneers.  —  But today, that solid rep is going south, thanks to the “rush hour from hell.”
Discussion: Voxxi and Washington Monthly
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Nielsen:
33.3 MILLION TUNE IN TO WATCH PRES. OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS  —  On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 President Barack Obama delivered his second State of the Union address of his second term in office.  The address was carried live from 9:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on 13 networks and tape-delayed on Univision.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Rumors of Obamacare's Death (Spiral) Are Greatly Exaggerated  —  In the world of Obamacare hate, the law's failure is imminent and inevitable.  Only old and sick people are signing up, the thinking goes.  Eventually insurers will have to raise rates, causing what's known as an insurance …
Derrik J. Lang / Associated Press:
JOHANSSON STEPPING DOWN AS OXFAM AMBASSADOR  —  You are here  —  Home » SodaStream International Ltd. » Johansson stepping down as Oxfam ambassador  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support …
Doug Powers / Twitchy:
‘Self unaware overload’: Despicable MSNBC pounded by reality after saying ‘right wing will hate’ biracial family [pics]; Update: MSNBC deletes its tweet and apologizes (for the tweet, not the article)  —  MSNBC has been crazier than usual lately, and that's saying something, but check out this slimewad tweet about a new ad for Cheerios:
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Blue Bottle Coffee Gets Caffeinated With $25.75 Million in Funding From Internet Stars and Morgan Stanley  —  Clay McLachlan/Claypix.com for Blue Bottle Coffee  —  Blue Bottle Coffee, the specialty roaster that has become a favorite of hipster techies in the San Francisco area …
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Republicans make overtures to middle class in effort to counter Obama, Democrats  —  As President Obama traveled the country Wednesday promoting a new and more populist economic agenda, Republicans were racing to prove that they, too, have a plan to alleviate ­middle-class anxiety.
Discussion: Politico
The Huffington Post:
Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied on Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to the latest document from whistleblower Edward Snowden.
 
 
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Dylan Matthews / Wonkblog:
Everyone likes the idea of equal opportunity. This economist thinks it's a fantasy.
Discussion: Spectator
Lee Davidson / Salt Lake Tribune:
Possible new tax form check-off: fight same-sex marriage
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
11-year-old girl's cupcake business shut down by Madison County officials
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
Citing Growth, Fed Again Cuts Monthly Bond Purchases
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Hitting Mitch McConnell over health care in Kentucky
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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
The Story Of A War Hero Wounded On His 10th Deployment Is Really The Story Of Obama
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Fernando Espuelas / The Hill:
Pete Wilson syndrome: Boehner and the GOP's last chance on immigration reform
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ray Hagar / Inside Nevada Politics:
Washoe GOP chairman resigns while former Lt. Gov. Wagner leaves Republican Party
Fortune:
Fortune 50 CEO pay vs. our salaries
Discussion: Shakesville and ABC News
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Capitalism vs. Democracy
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