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10:30 AM ET, January 14, 2010

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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Coakley Takes Slap Shot At Fenway Fans  —  The Massachusetts special election continues to amaze.  Democratic candidate Martha Coakley has taken a swipe at Fenway Park fans: … Well yes, politicians go out to meet the voters even if it means standing out in the cold.
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Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Democrats Fight to Hold Crucial Seat: Kennedy's  —  BOSTON — Martha Coakley stepped briskly through a community center here Tuesday, issuing clipped greetings and appealing for votes in a race she was once thought to have sewn up.  Always a bit stiff, she laughed politely when one man shouted his support …
Brian C. Mooney / Boston Globe:
Outside groups fund attack ads  —  Outside interest groups are springing up on a daily basis to dump huge sums of money into the US Senate race, funding negative television ads that seek to tip the race in its closing hours.  —  Massachusetts has become ground zero in the struggle …
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The 10 Percent Rules
Discussion: Commentary, Boston Globe and The Awl
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Reid, Lieberman clash over letter  —  For the second time in a week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) finds himself at the center of a political imbroglio stemming from something that he said in private that was subsequently broadcast to the outside world by unnamed sources.
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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.
Karen Travers / ABCNEWS:
Accessible and Transparent?  Obama Hasn't Held Press Conference Since July  —  Media Complain, But White House Insists Obama is Accessible  —  There's a tug of war in every administration between the White House and the media that cover it.  Reporters want more access and more quality …
The Hill:
Obama seizes reins in daylong House-Senate healthcare meeting  —  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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The Note:
Bank CEOs Sidestep Big Bonus Complaints  —  ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports:  —  When they came before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the leaders of the nation's top banks were contrite about their role in the financial meltdown.  But when ABC News caught up with them after the hearing …
Silla Brush / The Hill:   Obama to raise $90B with bank fee
Binyamin Appelbaum / Washington Post:
Administration to propose tax on large banks to target risk-taking, bonuses
David Waters / Washington Post:
Haiti, the devil and Pat Robertson  —  Pat Robertson is at it again.  The purported Christian minister who suggested assassinating Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez and nuking the U.S. State Department, the reputed follower of Jesus who blamed the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina on pagans …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Robertson: Haiti ‘cursed’ since Satanic pact
Michael Rowe / The Huffington Post:
The Never-Ending Horror of Pat Robertson
Discussion: MyDD
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin, Beck rail against ‘system’  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin portrayed herself as a reluctant warrior for freedom on Tuesday during an hour-long interview with Fox News host Glenn Beck.  —  Despite having just signed a multi-year deal with Fox that will require her to spend time in New York …
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
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Eric Kleefeld / TPM LiveWire:
Beck Calls ‘Bullcrap’ On Palin's Non-Answer About Favorite Founding Father (VIDEO)
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Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
Majority Would Vote Against Obama  —  A year into his tenure, a majority of Americans would already vote against Pres. Obama if the '12 elections were held today, according to a new survey.  —  The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll shows 50% say they would probably or definitely vote for someone else.
Discussion: Hot Air and Commentary
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Harold Ford's Manhattan makeover  —  The success of Harold Ford's prospective run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would seem to rest largely on a curious strategy - convincing New Yorkers that he didn't really believe in most of the centrist positions that made him a Tennessee political wunderkind.
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CNBC.com:
Jobless Claims, Retail Sales Show Economy Still Weak  —  The number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week as jobs remain scarce amid a sluggish economic recovery, while holiday retail sales were weaker than expected as well.
Discussion: Hot Air and HazZzMat
New York Times:
Discrimination on Trial, but Not on TV  —  The trial that started on Monday in San Francisco over the constitutionality of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage could have been a moment for the entire nation to witness a calm, deliberative debate on a vitally important issue in the era of instant communications.
Discussion: Prop 8 Trial Tracker
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Prop. 8 trial TV blocked
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Nelson tries to repair damage at home  —  Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife were leaving dinner at a new pizza joint near their home in Omaha one night last week when a patron began complaining about Nelson's decisive vote in favor of the Senate's health care bill.  —  Other customers started booing.
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and RedState
John / Power Line:
Mistakes a High School Newspaper Wouldn't Make  —  The New York Times—described by a reader earlier today as “the junk-bond issuing, Mexican-controlled New York Times”—continues to decline.  The paper's grasp of history is illustrated by these corrections, just a few days apart.
Discussion: HazZzMat
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
2006 GOP sweep victims plot return  —  Four years after getting swept out of office by a Democratic tide, nearly one-third of the 21 GOP House members who lost reelection bids in 2006 are plotting their 2010 comebacks.  —  Some of them are running for their old seats.  Others are looking at higher office.
 
 
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Obama wins more cuts in spending than Bush
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Joe Biden update: He meets on transparency today.  But the meeting is closed
Discussion: Hot Air
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Parts sent to Iran could be used for nuclear weapons; 3 charged in alleged plot
Timothy Noah / Slate:
Is an anti-filibuster movement taking hold?
Reason:
Five Reasons Why Libertarians Shouldn't Hate Government
Discussion: Townhall.com
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Lizzy Davies / Guardian:
Sarkozy: full veil not welcome in France
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Obesity Rates Hit Plateau in U.S., Data Suggest
Discussion: Megan McArdle
Jim Treacher / The DC Trawler:
You haven't lived until you've done Jell-O shots with Paul Begala