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9:15 AM ET, January 28, 2009

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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt / New York Times:
John Updike, a Lyrical Writer of the Middle-Class Man, Dies at 76  —  John Updike, the kaleidoscopically gifted writer whose quartet of Rabbit novels highlighted a body of fiction, verse, essays and criticism so vast, protean and lyrical as to place him in the first rank of American authors …
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Jeffrey Sachs / Financial Times:
The stimulus is a fiscal straitjacket  —  The US debate over the fiscal stimulus is remarkable in its neglect of the medium term - that is, the budgetary challenges over a period of five to 10 years.  Neither the White House nor Congress has offered the public a scenario of how the proposed mega-deficits …
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Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Democrats Among Stimulus Skeptics
Lee Speigel / Political Punch:
House Dems Strip Stimulus of $200 Million Provision to Refurbish National Mall  —  On Tuesday evening the House Rules Committee stripped two provisions from the stimulus package: the family planning money that President Obama personally lobbied Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., to remove yesterday …
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Bill received $2M in foreign cash  —  Bill Clinton pulled down $5.7 million in speaking fees last year - almost entirely from foreign sources, including nearly $2.1 million after news circulated that Hillary Clinton was in line for Secretary of State.  —  Former President Clinton's globetrotting …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and TIME.com
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Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Bill Clinton made millions from foreign sources
Discussion: Hot Air and Pajamas Media
New York Times:
Aides Say Obama's Afghan Aims Elevate War  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to adopt a tougher line toward Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, as part of a new American approach to Afghanistan that will put more emphasis on waging war than on development, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Backlash Against Bush Apparent in RNC  —  Many Members Seek New Chairman to Steer Party in a Different Direction  —  As they begin meeting in Washington today, many members of the Republican National Committee are focusing their ire against what they considered George W. Bush's anti-conservative policies …
Discussion: Political Machine and TIME.com
Watts Up With That?:
James Hansen's Former NASA Supervisor Declares Himself a Skeptic - Says Hansen ‘Embarrassed NASA’, ‘Was Never Muzzled’, & Models ‘Useless’  —  This is something I thought I'd never see.  This press release today is from the Senate EPW blog of Jame Inhofe.  The scientist making the claims …
Joan Gralla / Reuters:
New York City fears return to 1970s  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - While many U.S. cities worry that their economies are deteriorating to the level of the 1930s Great Depression, New York City fears reliving a more recent decade that features strongly in city lore.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
House GOP member to Rush: Back off  —  Rush Limbaugh may command a large following, but his caustic comments Monday about the GOP's congressional leadership have at least one Republican House member defending his colleagues and offering an unusually candid critique of the talk radio powerhouse and his fellow commentators.
The Politico:
The case for doing nothing  —  Most of Washington has reached quick consensus: Government must do something big to shock the economy, and it should cost between $800 billion and $900 billion.  —  But dissident economists and investment professionals offer a much different take: Most of Washington is dead wrong.
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Weasels vs. AIDS Relief  —  Some of the personnel stumbles of the Obama administration — including the abortive nomination of Bill Richardson as commerce secretary — resulted from incompetent vetting.  William Lynn's reception as deputy secretary of defense has been complicated by hypocrisy …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Campaign Spot
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Rove subpoena a new hurdle  —  Rep. John Conyers Jr.'s decision to subpoena Karl Rove to testify about the “politicization” of the Bush Justice Department has dumped a thorny legal question in the laps of President Barack Obama's White House lawyers before they've even had time to settle into their new jobs.
Discussion: USA Today and Reuters
Sam Dillon / New York Times:
Stimulus Plan Would Provide Flood of Aid to Education  —  WASHINGTON — The economic stimulus plan that Congress has scheduled for a vote on Wednesday would shower the nation's school districts, child care centers and university campuses with $150 billion in new federal spending …
Discussion: MyDD and Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog!
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
The Hysterical Style  —  If anyone wished to know what the baby-boomer generation would do when, in its full maturity, it hit its first self-created, big-time recession, I think we are seeing the hysterical results.  After two decades of unprecedented economic growth, rampant consumer spending …
Discussion: TigerHawk
Mark Preston / CNN:
GOP targets Reid in new ad buy  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — National Republicans are using their first television ad buy of the 2010 election cycle to criticize Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, in his own backyard, a Republican source tells CNN.  —  The National Republican Senatorial Committee …
Tara Parker-Pope / New York Times:
The Myth of Rampant Teenage Promiscuity  —  Have American teenagers gone wild?  —  Parents have worried for generations about changing moral values and risky behavior among young people, and the latest news seems particularly worrisome.  —  It came from the National Center for Health Statistics …
Discussion: cab drollery and Feministe
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Redistricting is a hidden weapon for gloomy GOP  —  As Republicans brace for a 2010 election cycle that begins their long road back to the majority, they do have one major weapon in their arsenal — redistricting.  —  In 2000, Republicans used redistricting to solidify their majorities.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Leslie Wayne / New York Times:
Troubled Times Bring Mini-Madoffs to Light  —  Their names lack the Dickensian flair of Bernie Madoff, and the money they apparently stole from investors was a small fraction of the $50 billion that Mr. Madoff allegedly lost of his clients' savings.  —  But the number of other people …
Discussion: Law Blog
Paul Krugman:
How late is too late?  —  One big question in the stimulus discussion is how much we should be worried about lags in implementation.  Every economics textbook — mine too! — warns that stimulus based on public spending has a habit of peaking much too late, and therefore ends up being counterproductive.
Little Green Footballs:
Hope, Change, and the Egg of Power  —  Yes, it's true.  Barack Obama has an ‘Egg of Power’ in the Oval Office.  —  jcm ::  7 seconds ago
The Huffington Post:
Bailout Recipients Hosted Call To Defeat Key Labor Bill  —  Three days after receiving $25 billion in federal bailout funds, Bank of America Corp. hosted a conference call with conservative activists and business officials to organize opposition to the U.S. labor community's top legislative priority.
Ian Welsh / The Huffington Post:
What Obama's Nixing Family Planning Money Tells Us  —  President Barack Obama asked Comittee Chairman Henry Waxman to remove family planning money from the stimulus bill after Republicans objected.  This is on the heels of nixing bankruptcy reform because, well, Republicans objected.
Discussion: Open Left, MyDD and Liberty Street
James G. Gimpel / Publications:
Latino Voting in the 2008 Election: Part of a Broader Electoral Movement  —  Key Points  — Exit polls from Election Day indicated that President Barack Obama won 67 percent of the Latino vote, and John McCain 32 percent.  This compares to estimates of Latino support for George W. Bush in the range of 39 percent or higher in 2004.
Discussion: The Corner
Jeremy Page / Times of London:
Don't call us dogs, say Slumdog protesters in cinema rampage  —  Armed police guard picturehouses after India's poor claim that hit film title violates their human rights  —  Armed police guarded cinemas in eastern India today after slum dwellers ransacked a picture house showing Slumdog Millionaire …
Discussion: FP Passport
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
New Bill Asks For Cameraphones To Go Clickety Clack  —  Smile, say cheese and hold that pose till you hear the ‘click’.  A new bill introduced in the Congress by New York Republican Rep. Peter King requires mobile phones with digital cameras “to make a sound” when a photograph is taken.
 
 
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Geithner Sets Limits on Lobbying for Bailout Money
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Media Blog:
Jake Tapper on ‘Unrequited’ Media Love for Obama [Tim Graham]
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Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
Economic Stimulus and the Many Faces of “Public Opinion”
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Congress Relaxes Rules on Suits Over Pay Inequity
Discussion: pandagon.net
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WON'T GO THERE  —  From WaPo ...  The gist of the rest …
Discussion: Washington Post
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Blagojevich: ‘Anti-Nixon,’ soon jobless
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