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4:05 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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New York Times:
Paterson Is Set to Name Senate Pick  —  ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson, after a confusing and even embarrassing two-month ordeal, said Thursday that he would announce a replacement to fill Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate seat at noon on Friday.  —  Mr. Paterson made the announcement …
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Ted Kennedy's Circle Upset By Caroline Kennedy's Awkward Exit  —  Senator Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy in August 2008  —  Of all the many ways in which Caroline Kennedy's brief and unofficial candidacy for the U.S. Senate was mishandled, one final ungraceful note is striking particularly close to home.
Wayne Barrett / Runnin' Scared:
Is Gillibrand Too Republican to Replace Clinton?  —  Now that Caroline Kennedy has dropped out, the new frontrunner for Hillary Clinton's senate seat is upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democratic hero for capturing a Republican-majority district in 2006.
Danny Hakim / City Room:
With Kennedy Out, N.R.A. Becomes Issue  —  ALBANY — Representative Carolyn McCarthy of Long Island, a staunch supporter of gun-control laws, said in an interview Thursday that she would challenge a fellow Democrat, Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand, if Gov. David A. Paterson names Ms. Gillibrand to the Senate.
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 …
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.
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CNN:
Obama picks Mitchell as his Middle East envoy
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.
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 …
Nick Baumann / MoJoBlog:
Obama to Bush: I Can Release Your Records.  Don't Like It?  Sue.  —  On his first day in office, President Obama put former president Bush on notice.  His administration just released an executive order that will make it difficult for Bush to shield his White House records …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Repudiating Bush legal counsel
Discussion: Democracy in America
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 …
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Natasha Chart / Open Left:
Happy Birthday, Roe v. Wade
Discussion: Hullabaloo and RHRealityCheck.org
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A RIDICULOUS STANDARD.... Marc Thiessen, up until recently George W. Bush's chief speechwriter, has a twisted op-ed in the Washington Post today, arguing that if Barack Obama changes Bush's national-security apparatus in anyway, he'll invite domestic terrorism and will shoulder the blame for American deaths.
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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.
Discussion: Althouse
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Michele Salcedo / Associated Press:
Famed quartet played inauguration to taped music
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Banks Die Too Fast for the Regulators  —  WASHINGTON — Banking regulators across the country are struggling with a new phenomenon: Banks are failing with accelerating speed, exposing holes in the regulatory infrastructure designed to catch collapsing institutions.
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Financial Times:
The right and wrong way to bail out the banks
Discussion: naked capitalism
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.
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David Corn / MoJoBlog:
Has Obama Ended the “War on Terror”?
PewResearch.org:
Who Expects To Gain — And Lose — Under Obama  —  More Americans say that people like themselves will gain influence under the Obama administration than was the case for the last two incoming presidents.  An analysis finds that those who think they will gain under the new president includes groups …
Discussion: Washington Wire and ParaPundit
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Pa. defense firm raided by FBI  —  Federal agents raided the offices of a Western Pennsylvania defense contractor that has received millions in federal earmarks at the request of Rep. John Murtha, according to local media reports.  —  The offices of Kuchera Industries and Kuchera Defense Systems …
Discussion: WJAC-TV and TPMMuckraker
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.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
Discussion: Kevin Drum and D-Day
 
 
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Suzan Fraser / Associated Press:
Dozens more held in Turkish coup plot
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Obama bides time on abortion measure
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Niko Price / Associated Press:
Castro says he probably won't be around in 4 years
Claudia Rosett / Forbes:
The New Anti-Semitism  —  Obama's put a dent in racism.  Will he defend Jews?
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