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5:15 PM ET, January 14, 2010

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David / Blue Mass. Group:
Exclusive BMG/Research 2000 poll: Coakley leads 49-41  —  The results are in from BMG's exclusive statewide poll in next week's special Senate election.  Research 2000 interviewed 500 likely voters on Tuesday and Wednesday (and we do mean “interviewed” — Research 2000 does live interviews, unlike robo-pollsters Rasmussen and PPP).
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Curt Schilling / 38pitches.weei.com:
Want ANOTHER reason to NOT vote for Martha Coakley???  —  Picked this up from here...  [1]  —  If she hasn't done it yet, Martha Coakley may have just killed her campaign.  —  She's apparently been trying to win the title of Worst Political Campaign Ever, and she might have just clinched …
CNN:
Obama makes plea for Coakley in Massachusetts  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama's making a personal pitch for fellow Democrat Martha Coakley in next Tuesday's Senate election in Massachusetts.  —  The president is putting out e-mail and Web video in support of Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general …
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Scott Brown: Obama not invited to this party  —  Surging GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown yesterday warned President Obama to “stay away” from the Bay State during his roiling race against Democratic rival Martha Coakley and not to interfere with their intensifying battle in the campaign's final days.
Steve Kornacki:
On Massachusetts....  I wrote a column last week in which I dismissed the chances of Republican Scott Brown actually winning next Tuesday's Senate special election in Massachusetts.  The race would be close, I figured — 53-47 for Coakley, or something like that — but the state's blue tint would be just enough to save the Democrats.
Gary Hewson / Big Journalism:
Martha's Greatest Hits: The Things the Democrats Would Like You …
Discussion: Townhall.com
Scott Brown / Boston Globe:   A new day is coming: restore faith and balance
Matt Viser / Boston Globe:
Rancor between Senate foes rises as vote nears
The Rothenberg / The Rothenberg Political Report:
MA Senate moved to Toss-Up  —  Democratic desperation and other compelling evidence strongly suggest that Democrats may well lose the late Senator Edward Kennedy's Senate seat in Tuesday's special election.  Because of this, we are moving our rating of the race from Narrow Advantage for the Incumbent Party to Toss-Up.
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Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blog:   Rothenberg calls Mass. race a tossup
CNN:
Democrats, labor unions reach tentative deal on ‘Cadillac’ plans  —  Washington (CNN) - Congressional Democratic health care negotiators, working with the White House, have reached a tentative deal with labor unions on restructuring a tax on high-end insurance plans, a key proposal to pay …
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David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
Democratic Leaders Reach Compromise on Taxing Health Plans
Discussion: The Page
Michael Whitney / Firedoglake:
Two Bad Ideas Don't Make a Good One: Unions Reportedly Seek Exemption …
Andrew Scott / Pocono Record:
Sex sting in Poconos nets former chief U.N. weapons inspector … A former chief United Nations weapons inspector is accused of contacting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, engaging in a sexual conversation and showing himself masturbating on a Web camera.
CBN.com:
Statement Regarding Pat Robertson's Comments on Haiti  —  On today's The 700 Club, during a segment about the devastation, suffering and humanitarian effort that is needed in Haiti, Dr. Robertson also spoke about Haiti's history.  His comments were based on the widely-discussed 1791 slave rebellion led …
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David Waters / Washington Post:
Haiti, the devil and Pat Robertson
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
White House: Robertson words ‘stunning’
Discussion: The Politico
Eric Kleefeld / TPM LiveWire:
Beck Calls ‘Bullcrap’ On Palin's Non-Answer About Favorite Founding Father (VIDEO)  —  During Sarah Palin's interview with Glenn Beck today, something extraordinary happened — Beck challenged Palin on a stock, noncommittal answer to a question.  Beck asked: “Who's your favorite Founder?”
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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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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
White House signals allegiance with centrists on key health points
Discussion: The Politico
Binyamin Appelbaum / Washington Post:
Obama administration seeks tax hike on financial firms to recoup cost of bailout  —  President Obama plans Thursday to propose a sharp increase in the taxes paid by the nation's largest financial institutions designed to raise $90 billion over the next decade while constraining the industry's ability …
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Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama's Bank Tax Seeks $90 Billion to Repay Bailout
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
What's the Journal doing on this list?  —  The Tea Party Convention put out a press release today announcing that they were packed and had space for just five news outlets:  —  Everyone from a small town newspaper in Iowa to Fox News has asked for press credentials.
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PR Newswire:
Tea Party Nation Would Like to Announce the Following Efforts …
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.
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Rep. Shadegg to retire  —  Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), who briefly announced his retirement last cycle but then opted to seek another term, will not run for reelection in 2010, a GOP source confirms.  —  Shadegg becomes the third Republican to announce his retirement in recent weeks.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Shadegg retires, 14th Republican out in 2010
Discussion: Washington Monthly and MyDD
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Obama wins more spending cuts than Bush  —  Congress accepts 60% of proposals  —  President Obama notched substantial successes in spending cuts last year, winning 60 percent of his proposed cuts and managing to get Congress to ax several programs that had bedeviled President George W. Bush for years.
Erick Erickson / RedState:
What Do Sarah Palin and Jesus Christ Have In Common?  —  NOTE: I've intentionally closed the comments to this post.  I write this because I know exactly how the comments are going to go and that's the point of this post.  If you have a problem, question, or concern email me.
Amie Parnes / The Politico:
EX-ADVISER: ‘WE WERE NEVER READY’  —  Nicolle Wallace, former senior adviser to the McCain presidential campaign, did little to defend Sarah Palin at a panel discussion for Washington Post reporter Anne Kornblut's new book “Notes from the Cracked Ceiling” on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Mediaite
Jim Roberts / The Foundry:
Things to Remember While Helping Haiti  —  Today, the United States began surveying the damage inflicted by a devastating earthquake in Haiti this week.  In addition to providing immediate humanitarian assistance, the U.S. response to the tragic earthquake should address long-held concerns …
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Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Morning Joe crew rips Limbaugh: ‘Deplorable,’ ‘insensitive,’ ‘mean-spirited.’  —  Yesterday, hate radio host Rush Limbaugh attempted to attack President Obama for responding to the devastation in Haiti.  “This will play right into Obama's hands — humanitarian, compassionate,” Limbaugh argued.
 
 
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