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5:05 PM ET, January 21, 2010

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Associated Press:
Justices Block Key Part of Campaign Law  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on their participation in federal campaigns.  —  By a 5-4 vote …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Overturn Key Campaign Limits  —  WASHINGTON — Sweeping aside a century-old understanding and overruling two important precedents, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Court decision opens floodgates for corporate political spending  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday opened wide new avenues for big-moneyed interests to pour money into politics in a decision that could have a major influence on the 2010 midterm elections and President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.
The Hill:
Democrats plan bill to limit impact of campaign finance decision  —  Democratic leaders will push legislation to limit the impact of Thursday's Supreme Court decision that lifted restrictions on corporate spending in politics.  —  Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Senate Rules Committee …
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Obama blasts court decision  —  President Obama came out swinging today against the Supreme Court's ruling in a major campaign finance case.  —  In a statement issued by the White House, Obama said the decision “has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics.”
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Political Fallout From the Supreme Court Ruling
Discussion: Commentary
Frank Ross / Big Journalism:
Supreme Court Drop-Kicks McCain/Feingold, Scores Victory for 1st Amendment.
Rachel Slajda / TPMDC:
Pelosi: There Aren't Enough Votes To Pass The Senate Bill  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just told reporters that she does not believe she has enough votes in the House to pass the Senate health care reform bill as-is — at least not yet.  —  “I don't see the votes for it at this time,” Pelosi said.
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Washington Post:
Pelosi says House cannot pass Senate's health-care bill without changes  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Senate will have to amend its version of a health-care reform bill before her chamber can pass it.  —  “I don't think it's possible to pass the Senate bill in the House …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Raul Grijalva Flirting With History's Greatest Monster Status  —  There are a variety of impediments to the House simply taking the available Senate health care text and passing it.  There's Bart Stupak's anti-abortion block.  There's fainthearted moderate types.  And then, apparently, there's angry liberal Raul Grijalva:
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Pelosi announces that she can't pass Senate ObamaCare bill  —  The dream of cramming down the Senate version of ObamaCare died as Scott Brown arrived in Washington DC to prepare to enter the Senate as the first Republican from Massachusetts in 38 years, which was both coincidental and providential.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Two Options: Something Or Nothing
Mark Silva / The Swamp:   Health-care: ‘Cool Hand Luke problem?’
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Specter tells Bachmann to “act like a lady”  —  The deeply odd couple of Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) appeared together on a Philly radio station yesterday — and things got ugly in short order.  —  The exchange, broadcast on 1210 AM's Dom Giordano Show …
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D Malloy / Early Returns:
Specter spars with Bachmann on radio  —  Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., took to the radio airwaves this afternoon to talk about President Barack Obama's first year in office and the fallout from the Massachusetts special election.  Paired with conservative firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., things got a little heated.
Discussion: RedState
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Missouri Senate  —  2010 Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) 49%, Carnahan (D) 43%  —  Republican Roy Blunt now holds a six-point lead over Democrat Robin Carnahan in Missouri's race for the U.S. Senate.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Blunt ahead of Carnahan 49% to 43%.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics and Hot Air
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Rasmussen Reports:
Senate 2010: More Shocks on the Way  —  A Commentary By Larry J. Sabato  —  With Tuesday night's upset by Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts, the GOP gained more than just a 41st vote to disrupt the Obama agenda.  As attention turns to the midterm elections in November, the Republican Party has strong momentum.
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Pennsylvania Senate  —  Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey Leads Specter and Sestak  —  Republican Pat Toomey now leads incumbent Senator Arlen Specter 49% to 40% in Pennsylvania's race for the U.S. Senate.  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Pennsylvania voters …
Discussion: Politics Daily
James Fallows:
Political math: 37 > 63  —  As I point out in my article …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
msnbc.com:
Edwards admits fathering child with mistress  —  Former presidential candidate promises to support his 2-year-old daughter  —  John Edwards' attorneys say he's been providing financial support for 2-year-old Quinn for about a year, and just signed a child support agreement with Rielle Hunter.
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New York Times:
Obama to Propose Limits on Risks Taken by Banks  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday will publicly propose giving bank regulators the power to limit the size of the nation's largest banks and the scope of their risk-taking activities, an administration official said late Wednesday.
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Scott / Power Line:
Courting Disaster with Christiane Amanpour  —  Marc Thiessen is the author of Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack , about which he wrote for us here.  As White House speechwriter for George Bush, Thiessen was locked in a secure room …
Discussion: RedState
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Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
Did Brown endorse a birther for Congress? (revised)  —  Hudak reportedly put up this sign on his property.  —  Sen.-elect Scott Brown has endorsed a candidate for Congress who has asserted that President Obama was born in Kenya rather than the United States, and who drew complaints …
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Brown camp won't say whether controversial endorsement is legitimate
Discussion: The Hill and Media Nation
The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Christopher Hitchens reacting to Massachusetts, and non-believer relief to Haiti  —  HH: But we begin as we do when we are lucky on Wednesdays with columnist for Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens.  Mr. Hitchens, do you remember an election as surprising as last night's?  —  CH: I'm sure I could if I tried.
 
 
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Tony Romm / The Hill:
McDonnell to deliver GOP response to State of the Union address
Discussion: The Swamp
Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blog:
Mollohan alert  —  Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.V.) may be running …
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Cantor takes swipe at Steele over RNC's retreat in Hawaii
Discussion: The Politico
Heather K. Gerken / Balkinization:
An initial take on Citizens United
Discussion: TalkLeft
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Tommy Thompson weighing Russ Feingold challenge
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City Room:
Police Explain Diversion of Flight to Philadelphia
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CNN:
Cindy McCain poses for same-sex marriage campaign
Discussion: Advocate, News Desk and Washington Wire
The Hill:
Schumer calls for hearings on ‘un-American’ court decision
Discussion: RedState
Ezra Klein:
The problem with paring back  —  Let's say you want to buy a house from me.
Discussion: The New Republic
Glenn Garvin / Changing Channels:
MSNBC to Massachusetts: Drop dead!
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
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Discussion: The Hill
Paul Krugman:
He Wasn't The One We've Been Waiting For  —  Health care reform …
 

 
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