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10:25 PM ET, January 20, 2010

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Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Glenn Beck Destroys Scott Brown: “This One Could End With A Dead Intern”  —  You won't see TV Glenn Beck touch the things that Radio Glenn Beck sometimes says, as he edges toward Howard Stern levels of comedy and tone.  —  Today he absolutely obliterated Scott Brown over the 'my daughters …
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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 …
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.
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
AYLA BROWN: ‘AVAILABLE’ COMMENT ‘OFF SCRIPT’
Discussion: Hot Air
The Note:
Feinstein: “slow down” …
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
TRANSCRIPT: George Stephanopoulos' Exclusive Interview with President Obama
Karen Travers / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: President Obama: We Lost Touch with American People Last Year
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and Weasel Zippers
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Obama: Massachusetts' Anger
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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.
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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 …
The Huffington Post:
A Path Forward: It's Time to Pass Health Insurance Reform  —  What's Your Reaction: … The question on everyone's mind today is what went wrong in Massachusetts?  The tea leaf-reading and hand wringing will no doubt monopolize much of Washington's time over the coming days and weeks.
Ezra Klein:
The other health-care reform option  —  My preference is that House Democrats pass the Senate bill and then run their fixes through the reconciliation process.  But I think there is an argument that the current health-care bill has been terribly compromised by the months of controversy …
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.
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
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Do House Democrats Realize They Already Voted for Health Care Reform?
Discussion: New York Times and Opinion L.A.
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.
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Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Republicans blast fiscal commission agreement
Discussion: The Politico
Chris Good / The Atlantic Politics Channel:   Dem Talking Points On Massachusetts
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.
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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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 …
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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.
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 …
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Johnny Dollar / Olbermann Watch:
Plan 9 from OlbyPlanet!  —  In Keith Smears Hannity: Another Olbermann Lie? cee wrote: MSNBC cleaned up Maddow's live announcement of AP's calling the winner, las...  [more](17)  —  In Joe Scarborough Slams ‘Reckless’ Olbermann for Unhinged Personal Attacks on Scott Brown! flindycon wrote: I disagree rob5791.
Discussion: Political Byline and Doug Ross
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 …
Roderick Long / Cato Unbound:
The Winnowing of Ayn Rand  —  Like many others, I discovered Ayn Rand around the age of 15; her writings were my introduction to the field of philosophy, thereby setting me on the path to my present career.  And while my views over the years have increasingly diverged from hers in numerous details …
Discussion: Hit & Run
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.
 
 
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Obama Vows To Get Tough On Tax Cheats
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Profiles in “Courage”
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Matt Bai / New York Times:
The Great Unalignment  —  This time last winter, Democratic Washington …
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