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2:30 PM ET, January 6, 2009

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CNN:
Burris denied entry to Senate  —  (CNN) — Roland Burris was denied entry to the Senate chambers on Tuesday as he tried to claim the seat once held by President-elect Barack Obama.  —  Burris said the secretary of the Senate rejected his credentials, and therefore he would not be allowed access to the floor.
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New York Times:
Burris Is Blocked From Taking Illinois Senate Seat  —  WASHINGTON — Roland W. Burris, the would-be junior senator from Illinois, arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday morning for the start of the 111th Congress and was greeted like a celebrity, even though he remains a private citizen, at least for the moment.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Roland Burris v Senate: Showdown live  —  Roland Burris of Illinois, rejected in his attempt to take a new seat in the Senate this morning, averted any public showdown by quietly accepting the refusal of his credentials inside the Secretary of the Senate's office on the third floor of the Capitol.
Thomas Ferraro / Reuters:
Senate Democrats put off plans to seat Franken  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yielded to Republican threats and agreed on Monday not to immediately seat fellow Democrat Al Franken, whose razor-close victory in Minnesota faces legal challenges.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Senate Rejects Burris in Spectacle at Capitol
Haaretz:
40 Palestinians killed in IDF strike on UN school  —  Israel Defense Forces tank fire killed up to 40 Palestinians at a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, medical sources at two hospitals said.  —  The attack brought the Palestinian death toll to nearly 600 in Israel's 11 …
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Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
Explosion in UN school kills at least 30  —  At least thirty people were killed in an explosion in a UN-run school in the village of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian reports.  There were reportedly also scores of wounded on the scene.  The Israeli military said it was looking into the reports.
Haaretz:
Egypt's Mubarak to EU: Hamas must not be allowed to win in Gaza  —  Hamas must not be allowed to win its conflict with the Israel Defense Forces, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told a delegation of European foreign ministers in a closed conversation Monday.
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
Analysis: Hamas desperate for lull
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
REALLY A MYSTERY  —  From an observer up on the Hill ...  And from a career intel professional ...  I used to do a lot of intelligence reporting.  But I haven't really done any to speak of in a few years.  So I'm coming at this cold.  But I feel instinctively suspicious of the congressional reaction to this appointment.
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Luis Martinez / ABCNEWS:
Panetta Gets Mixed Reaction From CIA Officials
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Wesley Loy / Anchorage Daily News:
Levi Johnston quits oil field job  —  PUBLIC SCRUTINY: Rules say he needs diploma for apprenticeship.  —  wloy@adn.com  —  Levi Johnston, the boyfriend of Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, has quit his North Slope oil field job over questions about his eligibility to work …
Guillermo X. Garcia / MySanAntonio.com:
Latinos push Obama on vacant post  —  READ  —  After the withdrawal of Bill Richardson's name as an Obama administration Cabinet nominee, Hispanic leaders say they expect the president-elect to name another Latino to head the Commerce Department.  —  An Obama transition team source …
Discussion: The Plank, Michelle Malkin and TIME.com
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Jonathan Martin / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Spox: Becerra isn't interested in Commerce
Discussion: TIME.com
The Smoking Gun:
Skier Suffers Exposure  —  Man left dangling upside down, pantsless after Vail lift mishap  —  In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Friday morning.
Eliot Spitzer / Slate:
The Obama stimulus package should be spent on transformative investments, not bridges and buildings.  —  The incoming Obama administration and Congress are planning a huge fiscal stimulus package.  They hope that such a stimulus will catalyze an economic turnaround and be a cornerstone of a “New New Deal.”
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Pelosi's power move leaves House Republicans fuming  —  House Democrats are poised to approve new rules that will significantly increase their authority while taking the bullets out of the few legislative weapons Republicans have in the lower chamber.  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) …
Paul Krugman:
Stimulus arithmetic (wonkish but important)  —  Bit by bit we're getting information on the Obama stimulus plan, enough to start making back-of-the-envelope estimates of impact.  The bottom line is this: we're probably looking at a plan that will shave less than 2 percentage points off …
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Patrick Ruffini / The Next Right:
Is the Republican Party For or Against Trillion Dollar Deficits?
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
The Man in the Middle  —  Buzzzzzz.  THE CELL PHONE rings again and Chuck Schumer flips it open.  “I figured it out,” he says without preamble.  “George Washington.  If George Washington got indicted, you wouldn't pounce on the guy—you'd say he served honorably and now it's time for Alaskans to move on.”
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Imagine the Jews Were the Real Terrorists!  —  Stephen Walt, coauthor with John Mearsheimer of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, has started a new blog at the website of Foreign Policy.  He is one of a number of new bloggers the magazine has brought on board ahead of Obama's inauguration.
Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
THE FIRST TEN SENATE BILLS.  —  A Democratic aide on the hill passes along the first ten bills that Majority Leader Harry Reid will put in the hopper this evening to kick off the new session of Congress, as sent by leadership to various Senate Legislative Directors.
Ynetnews:
IDF: Mortars fired from bombed school  —  While UN spokesman reports at least 30 casualties from attack near UNRWA school in Jabalya, army claims strike targeted terrorists firing mortar shells from structure moments earlier  —  Hanan Greenberg  —  Global news agencies have decried …
Discussion: The Corner and Atlas Shrugs
Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Senate bid by Jeb Bush iffy, friends say  —  Republican excitement over the prospect of Jeb Bush running for U.S. Senate has given way to increasing speculation that the former governor will stay out of the race.  —  Bush declined to comment for this article but was expected to make an announcement perhaps as early as this week.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Obama's Justice pick draws fire of pro-lifers  —  Social conservatives and pro-life activists are mobilizing against President-elect Barack Obama's pick Monday for the No. 3 Justice Department job, a lawyer who aided the effort to remove Terry Schiavo's feeding tube during the landmark right-to-die case four years ago.
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
A Conflict Hamas Caused  —  Nearly a year ago, I was in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, where, on almost any day, you could see the current war coming.  “The next Middle East war may start over Sderot,” I wrote back then.  I came by my prescience the hard way — in a bomb shelter.
The Daily Beast:
Why Does The New York Times Love Hamas?  —  Why Does The New York Times Love Hamas? by Steve Emerson  —  Blogs and Stories  —  The paper of record refuses to call them terrorists, extols the groups' humanitarian efforts, and whitewashes its behavior during the now-broken ceasefire.
 
 
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