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Rich Schapiro / NY Daily News:
Rev. Pat Robertson says ancient Haitians' ‘pact with the devil’ caused earthquake  —  The Rev. Pat Robertson is offering his own absurd explanation for why a quake hit Haiti: Many years ago, the island's people “swore a pact to the the devil.”  —  “Something happened a long time ago in Haiti …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Did Haiti Form a Pact With the Devil?  —  My colleague Amanda Terkel observes that Pat Robertson thinks the Haitians have no one but themselves to blame for the earthquake that's afflicting their country.  After all, it's only comeuppance for their pact with the devil:
Carlh / Media Matters for America:
Robertson's “true story“: Haiti “swore a pact to the devil” to get “free from the French” and “ever since they have been cursed”  —  From the January 13 edition of Christian Broadcasting Networks' The 700 Club:  —  Please upgrade your flash player.  The video for this item requires a newer version of Flash Player.
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Why is Haiti so poor?
Discussion: Naked Politics and Chris Blattman
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Robertson spokesman downplays ‘cursed’ remark
Discussion: PopWatch
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Dem Staffer Apologizes For Shoving Weekly Standard Reporter  —  As you may have heard, a Dem staffer helping the Martha Coakley campaign was caught on video shoving a Weekly Standard reporter, prompting an explosion of outrage from national Republicans and the right-wing media, who alleged bullying and intimidation.
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Boston Herald:
Coakley cites GOP ‘stalkers’ in D.C. dust-up  —  Bay State Attorney General Martha Coakley blamed GOP “stalkers” today for triggering tensions outside a Washington, D.C., fund-raiser last night where a Weekly Standard reporter said he was roughed up by a Coakley campaign volunteer.
Yoon S. Byun / Boston Globe:
Globe endorsement: Martha Coakley for Senate  —  People in Massachusetts are understandably frustrated.  Next week's special election comes in the midst of a too-long Senate debate on health care, showcasing much of what is offensive about the rules of the Senate.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Assailant Was a Coakley Staffer on Loan from the Democratic …
Associated Press:
Reporter takes stumble chasing Mass. candidate
Discussion: National Review
Matt Viser / Boston Globe:
Campaigns going strong as Kennedy seat race heads into final days
Discussion: Daily Kos and TPMDC
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
This Photo May Change The Election
Mike Flynn / Big Government:
Coakley Staffer Who Attacked Reporter Is an Obama Appointee
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
GOP focusing on nomination after Coakley tussle
Discussion: Riehl World View
The Hill:
Obama seizes reins in daylong House-Senate healthcare talks  —  President Barack Obama sought to muscle House and Senate Democrats to reach an accord on healthcare reform during a daylong White House meeting Wednesday.  —  With an eye toward sealing a deal on his signature domestic policy initiative …
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Reid: It Was A Waste Of Time Dealing With Olympia Snowe  —  Hindsight's 20-20, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid now thinks he and leading Democrats, at the behest of the White House, flushed months down the toilet courting Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R-ME) support for health care reform.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Don Surber
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Weiner: Joe can't spell my name — or “back-stab”
Discussion: The Politico
The Politico:
Harold Ford's gilded New York  —  Harold Ford arrived in New York through one of its finer entry points: Sag Harbor, an exclusive section of pricey East Hampton, where in 2003 his father and predecessor in Congress bought a spacious house for $1.8 million.  —  The Sag Harbor spot …
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Pareene / Gawker:
New York Times Allows Harold Ford to Destroy Himself  —  Remember how the New York Times' uncomfortable interview with Caroline Kennedy pretty much sank her Senate campaign?  Hello, Harold Ford, welcome to New York!  First question: Jets or Giants? … Right.
Discussion: New York Times
The Note:   Gillibrand to Ford: Bring it On
CNN:
‘Most of Port-au-Prince is destroyed’  —  Watch live reports from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Anderson Cooper is on scene for firsthand accounts of the horror and devastation from the earthquake.  —  Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — Rescue workers struggled to clear rubble and bodies Wednesday …
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Prop. 8 trial TV blocked  —  Splitting 5-4, the Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked any television broadcast to the general public of the trial in a San Francisco federal court of the challenge to California's ban on same-sex marriage.  The stay will remain in effect until the Court rules on a coming appeal challenging the TV order.
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American Foundation for Equal Rights:
STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION ON PROP. 8 CAMERAS
Discussion: LGBT POV
Kos / Daily Kos:
MA-Sen: No longer stealth  —  As E. J. Dionne notes, this past week, things have gotten tougher for Scott Brown: … Brown has been caught in a vice.  His support from teabaggers was critical to becoming competitive — his moneybomb on Monday was the first real moneybomb conservative activists …
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John Feehery / Pundits Blog:
Paula Nowakowski  —  As I drove my wife back to her office after the funeral of my good friend Jeff Becker, a bumper sticker on the car in front of me caught my attention.  “What if the hokey-pokey is what it is all about?”  —  The thought made me laugh, which is nice, because on Friday …
Discussion: The Politico
Jim Treacher / The DC Trawler:
You haven't lived until you've done Jell-O shots with Paul Begala  —  Last night there was a party, and I was invited.  —  Yes, you read that right.  —  Me.  Jim Treacher, if that isn't my real name.  I got to go to a party, even though I'm a blogger.  Not to say this is a rare occurrence …
Discussion: Tim Blair
Jane Hamsher / The Huffington Post:
How the White House Used Gruber's Work to Create Appearance of Broad Consensus  —  Up until this point, most of the attention regarding the failure to disclose the connection between Jonathan Gruber and the White House has fallen on Gruber himself.  Far more troubling, however …
 
 
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