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10:35 AM ET, January 27, 2009

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Paul Schemm / Associated Press:
Obama chooses Arab network for first TV interview  —  CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday chose an Arabic satellite TV network for his first formal television interview as president, delivering a message to the Muslim world that “Americans are not your enemy.”
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Right Wing News
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Adam Hutton / CBS News:
Obama's Interview On Arab Television  —  President Obama reached out to the Muslim world Monday in an exclusive interview on Arab television channel Al Arabiya.  —  “In all my travels throughout the Muslim world, what I've come to understand is that regardless of your faith …
Rod Blagojevich / The Huffington Post:
OBAMA AL-ARABIYA INTERVIEW: FULL TEXT  —  Here is the full text of President Obama's interview with Al-Arabiya Arab TV Network:  —  INTERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT BY HISHAM MELHEM, AL ARABIYA  —  Map Room  —  Q Mr. President, thank you for this opportunity, we really appreciate it.
Jules Crittenden:
Al-Hopiyah, Al Changiyah!  —  In the rubble of the United Nations compound, Gaza City, partially blown-up Mortar Pit No. 6:  —  Farouk: Look, Achmed!  Ali, come quick.  The new president of Amerikiyah, Hussein Obama, is being interviewed upon al-Arabiyah!  Even before he speaks to his own people upon the TV, he speaks to us!
Discussion: Macsmind
Huma Khan / Political Punch:
President Obama Does First Formal TV Interview as President with Al-Arabiya
Scott / Power Line:
ON THE ROAD TO OVERCOMING  —  President Obama granted …
Discussion: Hot Air
Associated Press:
Officials: Family planning money may be dropped  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - House Democrats are likely to jettison family planning funds for the low-income from an $825 billion economic stimulus bill, officials said late Monday …
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Evan Perez / Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Subpoena Rove  —  WASHINGTON — House Democrats renewed their effort to force former White House aide Karl Rove to testify in a probe into Justice Department controversies, presenting a challenge to President Barack Obama, who will have to decide whether to defend his predecessor's legal arguments.
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Pelosi expects ‘major step’ on health reform in 2009
Discussion: Wonk Room
David Rogers / The Politico:
Obama hunts GOP votes for stimulus
Peter Roff / Fox News:
House Dems to Axe Birth Control Funds From Stimulus Bill
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Kristol Severs Ties With the N.Y. Times  —  Bill Kristol and the New York Times parted company yesterday, one year after he began writing a weekly opinion column that became a high-profile target for his detractors on the left.  —  But the conservative commentator, who edits the Weekly Standard …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
PATERSON LYIN' KING OF STATE  —  KNOWS KENNEDY LEAKER  —  ALBANY - Gov. Paterson yesterday insisted he had no idea who did the slime job on Caroline Kennedy - although the source of the information is about as close to him during the day as his wife is at night.  —  He's a liar.
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Elizabeth Benjamin / NY Daily News:
Hired PR gun doomed Caroline, insiders say
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Power, politics, gossip on daily call  —  The conversations don't begin with hello.  They don't end with goodbye.  Most often they pick up with a low, drawling voice uttering something between a sentence and a grunt.  —  “Wahzgoanawn?”  —  For those not accustomed to hearing James Carville …
Tim / Sky News:
Geoff Meade, defence correspondent  —  Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a single nuclear weapon later this year, the prestigious International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) predicts.  —  The think tank's Mark Fitzpatrick made the announcement at today's launch of its annual global review of military powers.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
“VERY DIFFICULT”  —  Some train wrecks are just impossible to watch and impossible not to watch.  Here's ex-Merrill CEO John Thain explaining the whole $1.2 million office renovation story in an interview with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo this afternoon.  The first question is just about the office renovation …
Robert J. Shiller / Wall Street Journal:
Animal Spirits Depend on Trust  —  The proposed stimulus isn't big enough to restore confidence.  —  President Obama is urging Congress to pass an $825 billion stimulus package as soon as possible.  But even that may not be enough to stabilize the economy, since it fails to take into account …
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Geography Is Dividing Democrats Over Energy  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama is moving quickly to act on the environmental promises that were a centerpiece of his campaign.  But tackling global warming will be far more difficult — and more costly — than the new emissions standards …
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
The Same Old Song  —  What's up with the Republicans?  Have they no sense that their policies have sent the country hurtling down the road to ruin?  Are they so divorced from reality that in their delusionary state they honestly believe we need more of their tax cuts for the rich …
Associated Press:
93-year-old man freezes to death indoors  —  93-year-old man had more than $1,000 in unpaid power bills  —  BAY CITY, Mich. - A 93-year-old man froze to death inside his home just days after the municipal power company restricted his use of electricity because of unpaid bills, officials said.
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Gillibrand trapped in exile  —  New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be sworn in at 12:30 Tuesday, but she won't be handed the keys to Hillary Clinton's swanky Russell Senate Office Building suite for two whole months.  —  She'll be relegated instead to temporary quarters …
Discussion: TIME.com and Scorecard's Blogs
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Welch gives back $20K from Rangel  —  Rep. Peter Welch (Vt.), a new Democratic member of the House ethics committee, gave back nearly $20,000 in donations he received from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), who is under investigation by the panel for an array of ethics charges.
Discussion: MSNBC
Chicago Tribune:
Governor on tour as trial starts  —  Blagojevich's words warrant conviction, state senators told  —  SPRINGFIELD — The lead prosecutor in Illinois' historic impeachment trial urged the state Senate on Monday to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office for crimes against the public …
 
 
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