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8:35 PM ET, January 12, 2010

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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Internal Memo To Top Dem Donors Warns Mass Senate Race Is “Very Tight,” “Urgent”  —  In a sign of serious worry about the increasingly tense battle for Ted Kennedy's seat, the Democratic National Committee and the Martha Coakley campaign have blasted a private memo to top national Dem donors …
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Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice:
Brown, Coakley, and a Confession  —  So Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Martha Coakley had their final debate last night; and by all accounts — at least all the accounts I've read — it was a feisty affair.  —  If you follow political matters at all …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Martha Coakley Is Not Just Wrong on Terror War - She's Dangerous (Must-See Video)  —  There are no terrorists in Afghanistan?  —  On Wednesday December 30 Jordanian doctor and Al-Qaeda blogger Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi killed 7 CIA officers in a suicide bomb attack at an outpost in southeastern Afghanistan.
Erik Gallant / The Fray:
New Martha Coakley ad attacking Scott Brown misspells ‘Massachusetts’
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Happy Hour Roundup
The Official Google Blog:
A new approach to China  —  Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis.  In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google.
The Rothenberg / The Rothenberg Political Report:
NV Sen Moved to Lean Takeover, Dems Still have Edge in MA Sen  —  New polling confirms that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) is mired near 40% in general election ballot tests against all potential opponents, even those voters know nothing about.  It will be extremely difficult …
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John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
Harry Reid's Swansong  —  Will Harry Reid retire at the end of this year?  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  In the end, I don't believe Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will run for re-election.  Whether or not the health care bill he muscled through the Senate becomes law, the 70-year-old will bow out of his race for a fifth term.
Yahoo! News:
McCain on claims of campaign's lax vetting of Palin: 'I wouldn't know.'  —  Buzz up!  —  An interview on “The Today Show” this morning became contentious when host Matt Lauer questioned Sen. John McCain about allegations in a new book that his campaign did little background research …
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Conan O'Brien Says He Won't Host ‘Tonight Show’ After Leno  —  Conan O'Brien released a statement Tuesday saying that he no longer wanted to be the host of “The Tonight Show” on NBC if it appeared at 12:05 a.m.  —  Mr. O'Brien's brief run as host at 11:35 p.m. is to be cut short next month …
Kevin Diaz / Hot Dish Politics:
Palin, Bachmann Tea Party sessions closed to press  —  It looks like the revolution will not be televised, after all.  —  At least not the Tea Party's revolution.  —  Word from Nashville on Monday was that the First National Tea Party Convention next month will be closed to the press …
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David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Reporters (Mostly) Barred From Tea Party Convention
Wall Street Journal:
Tax on Investment Income Is Weighed  —  Health-Bill Negotiators Consider Extending Medicare Levy as They Face Pressure to Ease Proposed Hit on Generous Insurance Plans  —  WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators are considering applying for the first time the Medicare payroll tax …
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The Politico:
Obama to address House GOP  —  President Barack Obama will address House Republicans next week at their annual retreat in Baltimore, deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton said Tuesday afternoon.  —  It's a show of bi-partisanship after a year rife with tumult in the relationship between …
Discussion: The Hill, The Swamp and Jay Bookman
Harold Ford Jr / New York Post:
Ford: I'm gearing up for Senate race  —  It's true: I am strongly considering running for the United States Senate.  —  I do so because our best as a nation has always come when we test our ideas and ourselves, and when we trust competition to refine the steel of our convictions and the truth of our arguments.
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JoeTrippi.com:
New Yorkers need a choice
Discussion: Open Left
Richard M. Benjamin / The Huffington Post:
The Real Harold Ford: Why I Support the White Woman Over the Black Dude
Discussion: Post Politics
Peter H. Stone / Under The Influence:
Health Insurers Funded Chamber Attack Ads  —  Just as dealings with the Obama administration and congressional Democrats soured last summer, six of the nation's biggest health insurers began quietly pumping big money into third-party television ads aimed at killing or significantly modifying …
CNN:
7.0 earthquake hits Haiti  —  (CNN) — A major earthquake struck just off the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami watch for parts of the Caribbean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  —  The Associated Press reported that a hospital had collapsed.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Jonathan M. Katz / Associated Press:
Many casualties expected after big quake in Haiti
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Los Angeles Times:
Iranian officials blame West for bombing that killed top scientist  —  Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, one of the country's leading nuclear scientists, is killed outside his home on his way to work.  Reformists said he had become vocal in his opposition to the government.
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Washington Post:
Iranian physicist killed in bombing
Discussion: Hot Air
CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans split on success of Obama presidency  —  Washington (CNN) - Americans are giving Barack Obama a split decision on his first year in office, according to a new national poll.  —  Forty-eight percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday …
Mercury News:
Tom Campbell to drop out of governor's race to run for U.S. Senate  —  In a move that will rock the state's political landscape, former Silicon Valley Congressman Tom Campbell will announce Thursday that he is dropping out of the California governor's race to run for the U.S. Senate seat …
Discussion: Riehl World View
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Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Campbell could switch to Senate race Thursday
Discussion: Swing State Project and GOP 12
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Tel Aviv Cluster  —  Jews are a famously accomplished group.  They make up 0.2 percent of the world population, but 54 percent of the world chess champions, 27 percent of the Nobel physics laureates and 31 percent of the medicine laureates.  —  Jews make up 2 percent of the U.S. population …
Discussion: Jeffrey Goldberg and Israel Matzav
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
“Halperin/Heilemann Deep Background” And The Sourcing Talmud  —  Peeling back the curtain a bit, I've had more than a few discussions with trusted sources over the past day or so about whether certain information imparted to me is on “deep background” — meaning, to me, that it can be published …
Gavin Lee / BBC:
Strange reunion  —  Why would a former Guantanamo Bay prison guard track down two of his former captives - two British men - and agree to fly to London to meet them?  —  “You look different without a cap.”  —  “You look different without the jump suits.”  —  With those words, an extraordinary reunion gets under way.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Poll: More Think Health Care Reform Isn't Ambitious Enough  —  Could Obama's dip to new lows on health care be driven partly by the fact that the reform proposal isn't ambitious enough?  —  The internals of the new CBS poll suggest that this could be the case: They show that more people …
Vince Lattanzio / Press Association:
Sick Passenger on “Do Not Board” List Flies Out of Philly  —  An investigation has been launched to find out why a man with an extremely contagious disease was allowed to fly out of Philadelphia International Airport.  —  The man, who's infected with Tuberculosis, boarded a US Airways bound …
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin to address alcohol industry event in Las Vegas  —  Washington (CNN) - Las Vegas and alcohol probably aren't the first two things that come to mind at the mention of Sarah Palin, but the former vice presidential candidate is about to change that.  —  At least that's according to Craig Wolf …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
CQ Study Shows Obama's Legislative Strategy is Working  —  Congressional Quarterly concludes that whether or not Obama's relatively low-key approach is antagonizing his core supporters, it seems to be working: … In part we're seeing that an administration staffed, from the White House on down …
Discussion: NPR, Washington Monthly and Ezra Klein
 
 
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Steve Clow / L.A. NOW:
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We Cannot Wait  —  Almost 32 years ago, in San Francisco's City Hall …
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Chuck Norris Hunts for Obama's ‘Secret Vault’ …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Nelson ‘not 100 percent certain’ he'll support health bill's final passage
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

Jack Brewster / Wall Street Journal:
A case study of the creation of an AI-powered local “news” website, directed to produce partisan stories on a US Senate race; a Fiverr developer made it for $80

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

 
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