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12:35 PM ET, January 2, 2010

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Mark Hosenball / Newsweek Blogs:
Exclusive: Obama Got Pre-Christmas Intelligence Briefing About Terror Threats to ‘Homeland’  —  President Obama received a high-level briefing only three days before Christmas about possible holiday-period terrorist threats against the U.S., NEWSWEEK has learned.
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Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Could this actually be the greatest and potentially the deadliest …
Discussion: TBogg and Riehl World View
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:   The Elusive Presidency of Barack Obama
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Flashback: GOP blamed Clinton for 9/11 - Obama got regularly scheduled Dec. 22 briefing on holiday threats, but there was no warning of an attack — Tebow: ‘redemption instead of perfection’  —  Mayor Bloomberg yesterday, in his third inaugural address: “We have adopted bold education reforms …
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Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
U.S. Loan Effort Is Seen as Adding to Housing Woes  —  The Obama administration's $75 billion program to protect homeowners from foreclosure has been widely pronounced a disappointment, and some economists and real estate experts now contend it has done more harm than good.
Scott / Power Line:
The Cornhusker Concussive  —  One of the disgusting features of the Senate's Obamacare bill is the payoffs extracted from taxpayers and directed to the states of senators wielding key votes.  The payoffs culminated in the “Cornhusker Kickback” procured by Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson for Nebraska …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Nelson to McMaster: ‘Call off the dogs’
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New York Times:
Why Didn't They See It?  —  It will take some time before all the facts about the Christmas Day terrorism plot are known and analyzed.  One thing is already clear: The government has to urgently improve its ability to use the reams of intelligence it receives every day on suspected terrorists and plots.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and TalkLeft
Wall Street Journal:
Why the Health-Care Bills Are Unconstitutional  —  If the government can mandate the purchase of insurance, it can do anything.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  President Obama's health-care bill is now moving toward final passage.  The policy issues may be coming to an end …
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Tony Romm / The Hill:   Hatch: Healthcare bill ‘rich’ for challenges on constitutionality
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Telegraph:
Danish police shoot man trying to enter Mohammed cartoonist's home
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
For Some in Japan, Home Is a Tiny Plastic Bunk  —  TOKYO — For Atsushi Nakanishi, jobless since Christmas, home is a cubicle barely bigger than a coffin — one of dozens of berths stacked two units high in one of central Tokyo's decrepit “capsule” hotels.  —  “It's just a place to crawl …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Bloomberg
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
LIMBAUGH DIAGNOSES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.... On Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh went to a Hawaii hospital with chest pains, and was released yesterday, with no apparent ailments.  The right-wing radio host said doctors found nothing wrong with his heart or arteries, and it's still unclear what caused his pains.
Discussion: New York Times and NY Daily News
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Patterico's Pontifications:
Charles Johnson Denounces the “Right-Wing Racism” of a Picture Forwarded by . . . a Democrat  —  Charles Johnson denounces the “right-wing racism” of the photo.  —  Just one problem: the worker is a registered Democrat: … Reacting to the news of the woman's party affiliation, Johnson says in comments:
Justin Berton / San Francisco Chronicle:
Biblical scholar's date for rapture: May 21, 2011  —  Harold Camping lets out a hearty chuckle when he considers the people who believe the world will end in 2012.  —  “That date has not one stitch of biblical authority,” Camping says from the Oakland office where he runs Family Radio …
Discussion: Pharyngula and Stinque
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Aughts were a lost decade for U.S. economy, workers  —  For most of the past 70 years, the U.S. economy has grown at a steady clip, generating perpetually higher incomes and wealth for American households.  But since 2000, the story is starkly different.  —  The past decade was the worst …
Brendan Miniter / Wall Street Journal:
Back to GOP Basics  —  Virginia's governor-elect Bob McDonnell on his plans for spending cuts, offshore drilling and charter schools.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Richmond, Va.  —  'I'm sorry," Bob McDonnell says, shaking my hand.  It's a recent rainy morning in Virginia's capital …
Detroit News:
Customs official confirms report of 2nd man held from Flight 253  —  Detroit — A federal customs and border protection official reversed himself today, admitting a passenger from Northwest Flight 253 was placed in handcuffs, searched and released after a canine alerted officers to his carry-on luggage.
 
 
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Michael Alison Chandler / Washington Post:
Former Post ombudsman Deborah Howell dies
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The Politico:
Dems' worst nightmare: Terrorism
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Michael Slackman / New York Times:
Standoff in Iran Deepens With New Show of Force
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