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2:35 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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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
UNEMPLOYED HALF-TERM GOVERNOR HIRED BY FOX NEWS. …
The Politico:
Dems launch defense to save Reid  —  Democrats are preparing to throw the race card back in the laps of Republicans as part of a counter attack designed to help save Harry Reid's political career.  —  First, Reid's allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates:
On Harry Reid  —  John Cornyn and Michael Steele think that Harry Reid's comments are the same as Trent Lott's … I think you can grant that, in this era, the term “Negro dialect” is racially insensitive and embarrassing.  That said, the fair-mind listener understands the argument …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Who Was Source For Claim About Reid's Racial Comments?  Reid Himself!  —  Could Harry Reid himself be the source for the explosive anecdote about his racially charged comments — ones that have created the biggest mess of his political lifetime?  —  Yep.  Reid himself is the source of the anecdote …
Domenico Montanaro / msnbc.com:
THE REID TALKING POINTS
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Rahm Emanuel: Staying put — Reid too
Discussion: D.C. Now
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
DNC sends senior aide to Boston  —  Hari Sevugan, the DNC's national press secretary, confirms he's headed to Boston to help with Martha Coakley's effort, a move that underscores how focused the party is on the race.  —  Sevugan's campaign and party role has been on offense …
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Coakley lead solid in Democratic poll
Discussion: Real Clear Politics and TPMDC
Scott Rasmussen / Rasmussen Reports:
Looking Closer at the Massachusetts Senate Polls
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
Honey, Will You Be My Game-Changer?  —  Pigeon O'Brien, leading Rielle Hunter expert, thinks the first part of the riveting Heilemann/Halperin excerpt on the Edwards Family Horrorshow story portrays Hunter too much as a stalker.  That would fit in with what seems to be the flaw …
Discussion: Politics Nation and AmSpecBlog
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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
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Senator's War Chest Grows, but So Does Primary Threat
Edwin Meese III / New York Times:
Stacking the Deck Against Proposition 8  —  THE much-anticipated trial to determine the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 is scheduled to begin this morning in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger.  What's at stake in this case, filed in federal district court in San Francisco …
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Yves Smith / naked capitalism:
The Most Stunning (and Uncommented on) Revelation in Too Big Too Fail  —  Although I read it two months ago, I haven't made much in the way of comments on Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big Too Fail, figuring the ground was well plowed by others.  However, the bit that I found the most shocking …
Discussion: The Agonist and The Impolitic
CNN:
CNN Poll: Majority confident Obama can handle terrorism  —  Washington (CNN) - In the wake of the Christmas day attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner, most Americans remain confident that the Obama administration can protect the country from terrorism, according to a new national poll.
Kevin Boneske / The Rhinelander Daily News:
Feingold fields health-care questions  —  1,230th listening session held in Oneida County  —  Pending federal health-care legislation received the most attention when U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold appeared on stage Saturday in the Learning Resources Center's Nicolet Theatre at Nicolet College.
Discussion: The Hill and TPMDC
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Chris Frates / The Politico:   Feingold: Nelson deal was “monkey business”
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 …
Discussion: The Politico, Breitbart.tv and Corrente
David Rose / Daily Mail:
The mini ice age starts here  —  The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world's most eminent climate scientists.  —  Their predictions …
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 …
David Freddoso / Washington Examiner:
TSA nominee in 2008: Alliances with Israel, France make us subject to terror attack  —  Erroll Southers, President Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Safety Administration, said in a 2008 web interview on terrorism that America is subject to terror attacks because of its alliances with countries like Israel and France.
Scott Raab / Esquire:
The Notorious Blago  —  The former Illinois governor has a new dog (Skittles), a new source of income (Elvis impersonations) and — despite an old worry (prison) — a confounding optimism.  You have to read this.  —  From the February 2010 “People Who Matter” issue — on sale this week
Fredreka Schouten / USA Today:
No one punished under congressional ethics rules  —  WASHINGTON — Nearly three years after Congress approved sweeping ethics rules to “drain the swamp,” as incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, no member of Congress has been punished for wrongdoing.  —  In that time, allegations …
 
 
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Thomas Geoghegan / New York Times:
Mr. Smith Rewrites the Constitution
Adam Mynott / BBC:
Afghans optimistic, poll reveals
Discussion: Guardian and Harry's Place
Ezra Klein:
Bad framing on the excise tax
CNN:
Gingrich to attend SRLC
Discussion: Think Progress and GOP 12
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Different Strokes  —  Dissent Magazine has pulled together …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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NPR:
Brian Williams: Why Jon Stewart Is Good For News
Discussion: Shot in the Dark
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
America slides deeper into depression as Wall Street revels
David Boaz / Washington Times:
We miss you, Bubba  —  President Clinton doesn't seem so bad
Discussion: Cafe Hayek