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11:30 PM ET, January 11, 2010

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Jim Rutenberg / Media Decoder:
Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News  —  Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel.  —  The network confirmed that Ms. Palin will appear on the network's programming on a regular basis as part of a multi-year deal.  Financial terms were not disclosed.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Palin signs on with Fox News  —  Sarah Palin, who regularly rips the media, is becoming a television pundit at a place where she's likely to feel at home.  —  A Fox News executive says the network will shortly announce that the former vice-presidential nominee is signing on as a contributor.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Palin signs “multi-year” deal to become Fox analyst
Discussion: JOSHUAPUNDIT and Riehl World View
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Palin to Fox News. …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Game over: The Clintons stand alone  —  A new book is out with a highly critical but unsourced portrait of Hillary Clinton.  This familiar occurrence — it's happened too many times to count over the years — has usually been greeted with an equally familiar response: A fast and furious counterattack from the Clinton inner circle.
Discussion: Riehl World View
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Joan Walsh / Salon:
A Democrat's gaffe, the GOP's shame  —  Harry Reid chose his words poorly, but equating it with saying a racist would have made a good president is idiocy  —  Sure, it's depressing that Democrats have a Senate majority leader who thinks it's acceptable to use the term “Negro dialect,” even in private, off-the-record conversation.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sen. Reid immediately recognized danger of ‘Negro dialect’ comment
Discussion: Israpundit
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
In Defense Of Double Standards, Sometimes
The Politico:
Dems launch defense to save Reid
Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:
Obama's Approval Rating Dips to New Low  —  President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 46 percent, according to a new CBS News poll.  —  That rating is Mr. Obama's lowest yet in CBS News polling, and the poll marks the first time his approval rating has fallen below the 50 percent mark.
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Ronald Brownstein / National Journal Online:
White House Readies Aggressive Midterm Push  —  Axelrod Says Focus Will Be On Republican Alternatives  —  The White House strategy for contesting the midterm election is beginning to take shape.  —  In an interview with National Journal, senior White House political adviser David Axelrod laid …
VotersOfNY / CBS News:
Poll: Obama Health Care Marks Hit New Low
Boston Herald:
Herald: Scott Brown for U.S. Senate  —  Massachusetts voters have to ask themselves a serious question before they head to the polls next week: Are they content with the current state of affairs in Washington?  —  Are they content with a sweeping health care bill, now being negotiated behind closed doors …
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Coakley lead solid in Democratic poll  —  Martha Coakley enjoys a solid, double-digit lead in the Massachusetts Senate special election, according to an internal Democratic poll obtained by POLITICO.  —  The survey, conducted by longtime Democratic pollster Mark Mellman, has Democrat Coakley …
Charles Dharapak / Boston Globe:
Obama has no plans to campaign for Coakley  —  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs briefed reporters today at the White House.  —  President Obama has no plans to travel to Massachusetts to campaign for Democrat Martha Coakley in the home stretch in the special election to fill …
American Foundation for Equal Rights:
Text of Ted Olson's Opening Statement in Prop.  8 Trial - As Prepared  —  The federal trial over the unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 began today with an opening statement by attorney Theodore Olson, who with David Boies is leading the legal team assembled by the American Foundation …
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Michael Grabell / ProPublica:
White House Changes Stimulus Jobs Count  —  When the White House unveiled its nearly $800 billion stimulus package last year, it promised not only to create and save 3.5 million jobs but also to open the books and prove it.  But counting jobs turned out to be a lot harder than lining up a work crew and tapping hardhats.
Discussion: Clusterstock, Doug Ross and Truthdig
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Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
I'm Afraid Sarah Palin Might Be Ruining Herself Unintentionally  —  “Charging people $500.00 plus the costs of travel and lodging to go to a “National Tea Party Convention” run by a for profit group no one has ever heard of sounds as credible as an email from Nigeria promising me a million bucks”
Thomas Geoghegan / New York Times:
Mr. Smith Rewrites the Constitution  —  ABOUT the Senate, a college professor of mine used to say, “One day, the Supreme Court will declare it unconstitutional.”  He was joking, I think.  —  But the Senate, as it now operates, really has become unconstitutional: as we saw during …
Richard Goldstein / New York Times:
Miep Gies, Protector of Anne Frank, Dies at 100  —  Miep Gies, the last survivor among Anne Frank's protectors and the woman who preserved the diary that endures as a testament to the human spirit in the face of unfathomable evil, died Monday night, the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam said.  She was 100.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
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BBC:
Anne Frank helper dies aged 100
CNBC.com:
Health Care Overhaul Bill Is ‘Hanging by a Thread’: Dodd  —  Health care reform is “hanging on by a thread,” and one or two votes could determine the outcome of the heavily-debated bill, Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd told CNBC Monday.  —  “Everyone feels, I guess, to some degree who have been for this …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Future Of Fox  —  Well, this is the celebrity Alaskan when she was a sports announcer, something her college degree qualified her for perfectly:
Associated Press:
STIMULUS WATCH: Unemployment Unchanged by Projects  —  STIMULUS WATCH: Billions of stimulus dollars for roads, bridges didn't chop unemployment  —  A federal spending surge of more than $20 billion for roads and bridges in President Barack Obama's first stimulus has had no effect …
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Secretary LaHood / White House.gov Blog Feed:
AP Misses the Transportation Stimulus Jobs Forest for the Trees
John H. Richardson / Esquire:
Lou Dobbs: What I've Learned  —  The broadcaster on (actually) being pro-immigrant, why he's a bit too enthusiastic about speaking his mind, and much more  —  I'm one of those fellas who's got lots of regrets, but I don't regret having regrets.  —  When you've got a 120-pound bale …
New York Post:
Now Harold Ford Jr. backs gay marriage  —  In what will likely be read as another sign of his interest in running against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in this year's Democratic primary, ex-Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. publicly said for the first time that he was in favor of same-sex marriage.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
N.Y. gays: Ford is no Schumer
Discussion: The Hill
Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:
Copenhagen Summit Turned Junket?  —  Exclusive: At Least 20 Members of Congress Made the Trip to Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen Last Month  —  (CBS) Few would argue with the U.S. having a presence at the Copenhagen Climate Summit.  But wait until you hear what we found …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Hot Air
Justin Elliott / TPMMuckraker:
The Bogus Flight 253 ‘One-Way Ticket’ Meme: Anatomy Of A Myth  —  In a remarkable example of how bad information can travel far and wide, dozens of media outlets around the world have said Umar Abdulmutallab was traveling on a one-way ticket to Detroit when he allegedly tried to blow up Flight 253 …
 
 
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