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8:50 AM ET, January 23, 2009

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Marvin Scott / WPIX-TV:
Confirmed: Kirsten Gillibrand Chosen to Fill Clinton's Senate Seat  —  PIX NEWS is being told that Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is the reported choice of Governor David Paterson to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton.  Two Congressional sources say members …
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Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Does a Glass Ceiling Persist in Politics?  —  Kennedy's Withdrawal Illustrates a Double Standard, Some Say  —  With her abrupt exit this week from consideration for the Senate, Caroline Kennedy added her name to a growing list: women who have sought the nation's highest offices only to face insurmountable hurdles.
Danny Hakim / City Room:
With Kennedy Out, N.R.A. Becomes Issue
The Politico:
Obama flashes irritation in press room  —  President Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press corps Thursday night, but got agitated when he was faced with a substantive question.  —  Asked how he could reconcile a strict ban on lobbyists in his administration …
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Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Media frustration spills into briefing  —  A growing media frustration with Barack Obama's team spilled into the open at Thursday's briefing, with reporters accusing the White House of stifling access to his oath re-do and giving Obama's first interview as president to a multi-million dollar inauguration sponsor.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
News organizations concerned about access issues at the Obama White House
Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
Freed by U.S., Saudi Becomes a Qaeda Chief  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — The emergence of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch has underscored the potential complications in carrying out the executive order President Obama signed Thursday that the detention center be shut down within a year.
Daniel J. Wakin / New York Times:
The Frigid Fingers Were Live, but the Music Wasn't  —  It was not precisely lip-synching, but pretty close.  —  The somber, elegiac tones before President Obama's oath of office at the inauguration on Tuesday came from the instruments of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and two colleagues.
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Michele Salcedo / Associated Press:
Live or Memorex? Some music for inauguration taped
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Senate approves landmark equal pay legislation  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate approved landmark worker rights legislation on Thursday that will make it easier for those who think they've endured pay discrimination to seek legal help.  The vote was 61-36.  —  The House of Representatives approved …
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J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Senate easily passes pay equity bill
Discussion: Majikthise
Robert P. George / Public Discourse:
Our Struggle for the Soul of our Nation  —  In remarks delivered yesterday at the Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life, Robert P. George reflected on the history of the pro-life movement and offered advice for its future.  —  Thirty-six years ago tomorrow, the Supreme Court of the United States handed …
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
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Natasha Chart / Open Left:
Happy Birthday, Roe v. Wade
Peter Baker / New York Times:
On Plane to Texas, Critiques of the Speech  —  WASHINGTON — On the plane, no longer Air Force One but now Special Air Mission 28000, they talked about the speech.  George W. Bush, the former president, was heading home to Texas with his inner circle, having just left the west front of the Capitol …
Financial Times:
The right and wrong way to bail out the banks  —  According to reports in Washington, the Obama administration may be close to devoting as much as $100bn of the second tranche of the troubled asset relief programme funds to creating an “aggregator bank” that would remove toxic securities from the balance sheets of banks.
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Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Banks Die Too Fast for the Regulators
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Stimulus Plan Meets More GOP Resistance  —  Obama to Reiterate Appeal for Bipartisanship  —  Just days after taking office vowing to end the political era of “petty grievances,” President Obama ran into mounting GOP opposition yesterday to an economic stimulus plan that he had hoped would receive broad bipartisan support.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Betsy's Page
City Journal:
Submission in the Netherlands  —  “The Freedom Party (PVV),” read yesterday's press release, “is shocked by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal's decision to prosecute Geert Wilders for his statements and opinions.  Geert Wilders considers this ruling an all-out assault on freedom of speech.”
Discussion: Fox News and Power Line
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick  —  He Chides Republicans Who Hindered Clinton  —  A joke made its way around the Capitol yesterday: How do you know the 2008 election is really over?  Because John McCain is causing trouble for Republicans again.
Dana Priest / Washington Post:
Bush's ‘War’ On Terror Comes to a Sudden End  —  President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects.  With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the “war on terror,” as President George W. Bush had defined it …
Financial Times:
Obama urges Israel to open Gaza borders  —  By Daniel Dombey in Washington and Tobias Buck in Jerusalem  —  President Barack Obama urged Israel on Thursday to open its borders with Gaza.  —  The plea came in a speech that signalled the new US administration's shift from Bush-era policy on the Middle East and the world as a whole.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Worm Infects Millions of Computers Worldwide  —  A new digital plague has hit the Internet, infecting millions of personal and business computers in what seems to be the first step of a multistage attack.  The world's leading computer security experts do not yet know who programmed the infection, or what the next stage will be.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
 
 
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Whistleblower: NSA Targeted Journalists, Snooped on All U.S. Communications
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The Independent:
Obama ready to cut Karzai adrift
Suzan Fraser / Associated Press:
Dozens more held in Turkish coup plot
Discussion: Better Living
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Obama bides time on abortion measure
Discussion: Agence France Presse and RedState
 Earlier Items: 
Niko Price / Associated Press:
Castro says he probably won't be around in 4 years
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Claudia Rosett / Forbes:
The New Anti-Semitism  —  Obama's put a dent in racism.  Will he defend Jews?
Discussion: Mondoweiss
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Glenn Beck freaks out about the missing Bible at Obama's do-over swearing in.»
Discussion: San Francisco Chronicle and Salon
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Pa. defense firm raided by FBI
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and WJAC-TV
Marc Lynch:
Unilateral al-Qaeda ceasefire with the U.S.?