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9:05 PM ET, January 20, 2010

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Karen Travers / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Obama Admits Voter ‘Anger’ Key to GOP Victory in Massachusetts  —  Obama to Senate: Don't ‘Jam’ Through Health Care Until Brown Seated  —  President Obama warned Democrats in Congress today not to “jam” a health care reform bill through now that they've lost their commanding majority …
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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Dear Nervous & Frustrated House Democrat...  Dear Nervous and Frustrated House Democrat,  —  It's up to you.  —  A few days ago, after a year of debate, you were on the verge of achieving a goal that's eluded progressives for nearly a century: Creating a national health insurance program.
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog Feed:
On Next Steps for Health Reform  —  Right now there are a lot of discussions going on about the best path forward.  But let's be clear that the President's preference is to pass a bill that meets the principles he laid out months ago: more stability and security for those who have insurance …
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Obama: Seat Scott Brown and Health Care Next Steps  —  Here is a section from my exclusive interview today with President Obama:  —  GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: So how do you do it now?  This strategy that a lot of people have talked about getting the House to pass the Senate bill.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
U-Turn: Frank Says, With Assurances, He'll Vote For The Senate Health Care Bill  —  In an interview with TPMDC this evening, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) reversed course—apologizing for a harsh statement he released last night in the wake of the Massachusetts special election, and saying …
Paul Krugman:
He Wasn't The One We've Been Waiting For  —  Health care reform — which is crucial for millions of Americans — hangs in the balance.  Progressives are desperately in need of leadership; more specifically, House Democrats need to be told to pass the Senate bill, which isn't what they wanted but is vastly better than nothing.
The Note:
Feinstein: “slow down” …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Clyburn: ‘Magic number on healthcare reform is 50, not 60’; measure not dead
Discussion: Breitbart.tv, TPMDC and Townhall.com
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:   Obama: Massachusetts' Anger
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
TRANSCRIPT: George Stephanopoulos' Exclusive Interview with President Obama
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Prescriptions
Karen Travers / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: President Obama: We Lost Touch with American People Last Year
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
Ezra Klein:
Demoralized Democrats  —  Reader MK writes: … I'm hearing a lot of this.  Last night, I was talking to a committed Democrat.  A Massachusetts Democrat, in fact.  And her despair was persuasive.  “I didn't vote for a party that would abandon my agenda because it lost one seat in the Senate,” she said.
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New York Post:
Mass. rebellion  —  Democrats have lost the center
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Nicholas Graham First / The Huffington Post:
Glenn Beck Scott Brown ‘Dead Intern’: Beck Slams Brown For ‘Available’ Daughters Comments (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … As Steve Krakauer of Mediaite points out, Glenn Beck's radio show is the Wild West compared to the relative tameness of his Fox News television program.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Relieved  —  I want to recommend that everyone read the email we just got from a Senate staffer who will have to remain anonymous.  Here's one part of the email that stood out to me.  The whole thing is after the jump ...  Here's the whole thing.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Dem Talking Points: We're Screwed!  —  New Senate Democratic talking points, distributed in response to last night's special election in Massachusetts show the party pre-emptively placing the blame for a lackluster agenda moving forward on Republicans, who Dems say they now need to pass legislation.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
House Liberals To Pelosi: “We Cannot Support The Senate Bill.  Period.”  —  In a private meeting in the Capitol just now, a dozen or more House liberals bluntly told Nancy Pelosi that there was no chance that they would vote to pass the Senate bill in its current form …
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Billy Byler / The Augusta Chronicle:
Basketball league for white Americans targets Augusta  —  A new professional basketball league boasting rosters made up exclusively of white Americans has its eyes set on Augusta, but the team isn't receiving a warm welcome.  —  The All-American Basketball Alliance announced …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
New basketball league open to whites only, to get away from the …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
The Times to Charge for Frequent Access to Its Web Site  —  The New York Times announced Wednesday that it intended to charge frequent readers for access to its Web site, a step being debated across the industry that nearly every major newspaper has so far feared to take.
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David Carr / Media Decoder:
Dialing in a Plan: The Times Installs a Meter on Its Future
johnny dollar's place:
CNN, MSNBC Cut Republican Candidate's Mic!  —  During Tuesday night's coverage of the Massachusetts special election, CNN and MSNBC aired only a fraction of the Republican candidate's speech.  Fox News Channel aired both candidates' speeches in their entirety.
David Boaz / NPR:
For This Libertarian, Obama's First Year Looks Grim  —  text sizeAAA  —  David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and author of ‘Libertarianism: A Primer’ and ‘The Politics of Freedom.’  —  Happy anniversary, Mr. President.  Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts …
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Mark Knoller / CBS News:
Obama's First Year: By the Numbers  —  “Nothing special,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs when asked what President Obama is doing today to mark the end of his 1st year in office and the start of his 2nd.  —  To hear Gibbs tell it, no one at the White House is much interested in noting the one year milestone.
Jamie / IntoxiNation:
NRSC Fail  —  Appearing just now on the NRSC's official website:  —  (click for larger view)  —  Notice anything in that Help Elect Republicans to the Senate box?  You would think that the NRSC would figure people might do something like that and put filters on it.  I guess not.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
 
 
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