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12:10 PM ET, January 25, 2010

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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama to Offer Aid for Families in State of the Union Address  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a package of modest initiatives intended to help middle-class families, including tax credits for child care, caps on some student loan payments …
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Washington Post:
In Obama's decision-making, a wide range of influences
Discussion: Mediaite and msnbc.com
Mark McKinnon / The Daily Beast:
Bringing Back David Plouffe Will Totally Work
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and The Page
Kristina Wong / ABCNEWS:
Obama Adjusts Ahead of State of the Union
Patterico's Pontifications:
The Recent Evidence of Astroturfing, Summarized  —  This post summarizes the evidence of Astroturfing by Obama supporters that surfaced over the weekend.  —  Astroturfing is phony “grassroots” activity.  The term refers to opinions that seem to be genuine — but, in reality, are directed by a Central Planner.
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Sabrina Eaton / Plain Dealer:
Ellie Light's letter-writing exploits for Obama now the buzz of the Internet  —  A well-traveled letter writer who has used dozens of different addresses to publish a pro-Obama letter-to-the-editor in at least 40 newspapers around the country in recent weeks denies allegations that shes secretly …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Beau Biden not running for Senate  —  Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Beau Biden, e-mailed supporters on Monday morning to say that he will not seek his father's Senate seat.  The younger Biden's decision is a blow to the Democratic Party.
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Carl Hulse / The Caucus:
Biden's Son Will Not Run for Delaware's Open Senate Seat
Discussion: New York Magazine
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Big Babyism  —  Listen to an enraged Independent: … If this is the basis for revolt, what can one say?  —  If Obama and Bush had refused to bail out the banks, does this small business owner believe she'd be in business at all?  Is she demanding - in a conservative outlet …
Discussion: Dennis the Peasant
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Jill Dorson / Real Clear Politics:
Why I Regret Voting For President Obama
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Dan / Riehl World View:
Is This Obama's Pet Goat Moment?  —  Update 2: Elevated from comments - So, Obama needed a teleprompter because he was intro-ing a program that paves the way for a Federal curriculum?  Hmm.  Not so funny, anymore. … Update: No way, not a teleprompter for 6th graders??
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Bernanke Conundrum  —  A Republican won in Massachusetts — and suddenly it's not clear whether the Senate will confirm Ben Bernanke for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman.  That's not as strange as it sounds: Washington has suddenly noticed public rage over economic policies …
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Harold Ford Jr / New York Times:
Democrats, Get Down to Business  —  SCOTT BROWN'S victory last week in the Massachusetts Senate race, following the Republican gubernatorial triumphs in New Jersey and Virginia, marked the third time in three months that the Democratic Party has lost the support and trust of independent voters.
James Rosen / Fox News:
Obama Administration Steers Lucrative No-Bid Contract for Afghan Work to Dem Donor  —  The Obama administration this month awarded a $25 million federal contract for work in Afghanistan to a company owned by a prominent Democratic campaign contributor without entertaining competitive bids, Fox News has learned.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama's Approval Most Polarized for First-Year President  —  Shows much greater party differences than approval for any prior first-year president  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The 65 percentage-point gap between Democrats' (88%) and Republicans' (23%) average job approval ratings for Barack Obama …
CNN:
CNN Poll: Majority of Americans say much of stimulus wasted  —  Washington (CNN) - Nearly three out of four Americans think that at least half of the money spent in the federal stimulus plan has been wasted, according to a new national poll.  —  A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Indiana Senate  —  Indiana Senate 2010: Pence (R) 47%, Bayh (D) 44%  —  Indiana Senator Evan Bayh is another Democratic incumbent who could find himself in a tough reelection battle this fall.  A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Tishman Venture Gives Up Stuyvesant Project  —  High-Profile Purchase of Manhattan Complex Collapses Under Debt Mountain  —  A First Avenue view in New York of Peter Cooper Village, foreground, and Stuyvesant Town apartment complexes in October.  —  A group led by Tishman Speyer Properties …
Richard Socarides / Wall Street Journal:
Ask Obama About Don't Ask, Don't Tell  —  Gay voters are growing impatient for equality.  —  As a candidate for president, Barack Obama told the country's leading gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign, “America is ready to get rid of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.  All that is required is leadership.”
Political Punch:
‘Make Them Filibuster’: Gov. Rendell Tells President Obama, Democrats, to Play ‘Hardball’  —  Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania has some advice for his fellow Democrats skittish about health care reform in the wake of the Republican upset in that Massachusetts special election.
BBC:
‘Chemical Ali’ executed in Iraq  —  Ali Hassan al-Majid, a former Iraqi official known as “Chemical Ali”, has been executed by hanging, a government spokesman has announced.  —  Majid, an enforcer in Saddam Hussein's regime and his cousin, had earlier been sentenced to death four times for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Dems' Bush-bashing goes bust  —  After three consecutive losses in statewide races, some top Democrats are questioning a tactic aimed at boosting the party's candidates in each of those contests: Bush-bashing.  —  Running as much against the Bush White House as he was running against Sen. John McCain …
 
 
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Iranian Official On Obama: “The Only Change Is That This N***er Talks …
Washington Post:
Stakes are high as government plans exit from mortgage markets
Discussion: Hot Air and Beat the Press
Matt Lewis / Politics Daily:
Republican Contract with America, Version 2.0
Discussion: Townhall.com and AmSpecBlog
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
LET'S PUT THEM SIDE BY SIDE.... Throughout the lengthy debate …
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Exclusive: Perry voter turnout project signs up felons
Discussion: Off the Kuff and Raw Story
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Too Big to Reform
 Earlier Items: 
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Abdulmutallab interrogated for less than an hour; White House …
CNN:
Haiti awash in doctors; nurses in short supply
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
CNN:
Losing Kennedy's seat a gift, Dem says
Phyllis Chesler / Pajamas Media:
Lancet Study Blames Palestinian Wife-Beating on Israel
Caroline Davies / Guardian:
Amis in row over ‘euthanasia booths’
Discussion: Times of London and normblog