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2:40 AM ET, January 25, 2010

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Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Ed Schultz Tells Robert Gibbs He's ‘Full Of Sh*t’ And 'You're Losing Your Base'  —  Last night, MSNBC's Ed Schultz spoke at Minnesota progressive talk radio AM950's Blue State Bash at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  During his remarks, Schultz revealed that he recently had a testy confrontation …
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Kristina Wong / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Changes Tone Ahead of State of the Union Address  —  But GOP Leader Mitch McConnell Calls for a Change of Course  —  On the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address and the end of his first year in office, Republican Scott Brown's astonishing win …
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
White House has ‘checked in with leadership,’ confident of Bernanke vote
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry to retire  —  Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow morning, according to three sources briefed on the decision.  —  Berry will become the sixth Democrat in a competitive seat to leave in the last two months but the first to announce …
Jill Dorson / Real Clear Politics:
Why I Regret Voting For President Obama  —  I am a registered Independent.  I voted for Barack Obama.  And for that, I am sorry.  —  I'm not sorry for you.  I'm sorry for me.  Because I voted for Obama for me, not for you.  I voted for hope and change and all the intangibles that Obama …
delawareonline:
(3 of 3)  —  He didn't mention it, but Biden himself was a virtual unknown quantity when he won his first term against the popular J. Caleb Boggs in 1972 in perhaps as much of an upset.  —  It certainly seems as if the president's coattails are very short these days, since not only did Coakley lose …
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Biden Misinterpreted; Leads To Unnecessary Panic Among Dems
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Biden office disputes report on Beau
Discussion: USA Today and Ben Smith's Blog
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
Brown's win shows GOP how to seize Obama's old Senate seat  —  In a year when populism is good politics, Scott Brown has given Republicans a model for how to harness voters' frustration.  —  Voters are “angry and concerned.  But I would say it's overwhelmingly based on policy — anti-spending …
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Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Giannoulias, Kirk continue to lead Senate races  —  Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows undecided voters could still swing Feb. 2 primary  —  State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias entered the final days of the campaign for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination with a significant advantage over rivals Cheryle Jackson …
Discussion: The Hill and The Capitol Fax Blog
CNN:
CNN poll: 56 percent oppose stimulus program  —  Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans oppose the economic stimulus program, according to a new national poll.  —  Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Sunday say they oppose the stimulus package, with 42 percent supporting it.
Discussion: The Page
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Bruce Schneier / CNN:
U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google  —  Editor's note: Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and author of “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.”  Read more of his writing at www.schneier.com.  —  (CNN) — Google made headlines when it went public …
Discussion: Mother Jones and JoeTrippi.com
Caroline Davies / Guardian:
Amis in row over ‘euthanasia booths’  —  • Novelist wants euthanasia booths for elderly  —  • Warning of ‘civil war’ between young and old  —  Martin Amis has never fought shy of an argument, whether it be with the critic Terry Eagleton (over Islamist extremism) …
Paul Krugman:
The Phantom Policy Conflict  —  The idea that Obama made a mistake by focusing on health care instead of the economy seems to be catching on on the left as well as on the right.  But my question remains: what are we talking about, specifically?  —  There was a window early last year …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
New York Times:
G.O.P. Seeks to Widen Field of Play in Fall Elections  —  WASHINGTON - Republicans are luring new candidates into Congressional races and analysts say the number of seats up for grabs in November appears to be growing, setting up a midterm election likely to be harder fought than anyone anticipated prior …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Phyllis Chesler / Pajamas Media:
Lancet Study Blames Palestinian Wife-Beating on Israel  —  Does Not Mention Honor Killings, Forced Veiling, Arranged Marriages, etc.  —  It's official.  Britain's premier medical journal Lancet has been completely Palestinianized.  It no longer bears any relationship to the first-rate scientific journal it once was.
Discussion: Gates of Vienna and Israel Matzav
Jonathan Leake / Times of London:
UN climate panel blunders again over Himalayan glaciers  —  The chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.  —  Rajendra Pachauri's Energy and Resources Institute …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem lawmaker: Congress could pass health reform if men were ‘sent home’  —  A female Democratic lawmaker in footage released Sunday said that Congress could pass healthcare reform if female lawmakers “sent the men home.”  —  Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) said that both Republican …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Thesevenveils / CBS News:
McCain: Campaign Finance Reform Is Dead  —  Sen. Who Co-Wrote Finance Laws Not Surprised by Court Ruling Given “Skeptical, Sarcastic Comments” by Justices  —  (CBS) Senator John McCain, who helped rewrite the nation's campaign finance laws, said Sunday that this week's Supreme Court ruling removing limits …
 
 
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NEWS.com.au:
Mahathir: Jews “had to be periodically massacred”
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Israel Matzav
William Hershey / Dayton Daily News:
Strickland trails Kasich in race for governor, poll shows
Discussion: Riehl World View and HotAirPundit
Andrew Clark / Guardian:
Wall Street gears up to fight reform
Discussion: Economics of Contempt
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
France: Devout Muslim Family Beats, Blinds Girl …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
A Filibuster in '94?  —  I got a lot of good answers and commentary …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Michael A. Clemens / Washington Post:
To help Haiti's earthquake victims, change U.S. immigration laws
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 Earlier Items: 
HillBuzz:
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James Desborough / News of the World:
Golden couple Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie sign contract to split £205m fortune
Richard Kerbaj / Times of London:
UK students recruited for Somali jihad