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10:00 AM ET, January 23, 2009

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New York Times:
Paterson Picks Gillibrand for Senate  —  ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson has selected Representative Kirsten Gillibrand, a 42-year-old congresswoman from upstate who is known for bold political moves and centrist policy positions, to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton …
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Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
DAVE PICKS GILLIBRAND AS LIBERAL DEMS HOWL  —  ALBANY - Gov. Paterson, defying the liberal wing of his Democratic Party, has chosen little-known, NRA-backed, upstate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as New York's junior senator, it was learned last night.
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.
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 …
Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blogs:
The Gillibrand pick  —  It's official: New York Gov. David Paterson has selected congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to succeed Hillary Clinton in the Senate, and will officially announce her appointment this afternoon.  —  Here's a rundown of Gillibrand's strengths and weaknesses as she prepares …
Discussion: The Swamp
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Clinton's Senate successor is Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand: NY station
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
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
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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.
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Fair-Wage Bill Clears The Senate  —  High Court Decision Would Be Overturned  —  A wage-discrimination bill that narrowly failed less than a year ago moved closer to becoming law last night, when the Senate passed the legislation and sent it back to the House for final consideration.
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
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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 …
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.
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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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.
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, Power Line and The Corner
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Obama to Lift Family-Planning ‘Gag Rule’  —  Move Would Restore Funds to International Groups Involved With Abortion; Timing Shows Sensitivity to Foes of Roe v. Wade  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will issue an order restoring U.S. funding for international family-planning groups involved with abortion.
The Independent:
Obama ready to cut Karzai adrift  —  As support for Afghan leader wanes, rivals go to Washington for meeting with new President  —  Barack Obama's arrival in the White House and the wind of change sweeping through Washington could lead to the ousting from power of Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, The Independent has learnt.
Discussion: Informed Comment
MsUnderestimated:
COULTER VS. COLMES & MCCLELLAN ON DR. PHIL (VIDEO)  —  Today on Dr. Phil, the subject was “President Obama - Hope Vs. Reality.”  Ann Coulter, Alan Colmes, and Scott McClellan were guests.  I was absolutely SHOCKED by the warm reception Ann got from Dr. Phil's audience, especially since they're in California.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Michael Tarm / Associated Press:
Ill. gov tells AP that strain is like Pearl Harbor  —  CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' embattled but defiant governor turned to the history books to describe the emotional strain on him and his family, comparing his arrest last month to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Examiner:
Grand New Party: Republican ‘rebuilding’ begins today  —  Washington, DC:  —  Built on a swamp by a Frenchman.  —  Gee, how could that go wrong?  —  Well, how about entrusting self-appointed beltway insiders and “experts” with the harrowing task of rebuilding a fractured, demoralized Republican Party?
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and The Other McCain
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.
Discussion: naked capitalism
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Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Banks Die Too Fast for the Regulators
 
 
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