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1:50 AM ET, January 29, 2010

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Andrew Breitbart / Big Journalism:
How David Shuster Lied to Get Me to Appear on MSNBC  —  Today is the day that I have been invited to go on MSNBC for the very first time.  At no point during the ACORN story was I put on the hot seat to defend the work of James O'Keefe.  My thesis from day one has been that the mainstream media …
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Justin Elliott / TPMMuckraker:
Judge Orders 25-Year-Old O'Keefe To Live With His Parents  —  As if James O'Keefe hasn't suffered enough indignity after botching an alleged phone tampering operation at a U.S. senator's office, getting arrested, and being photographed leaving jail, the judge in the case has now ordered …
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
MSNBC: Shuster tweets ‘inappropriate’  —  MSNBC may be obsessed with the four men arrested for trying to tamper with Sen. Mary Landrieu's telephones, but the network says reporter David Shuster crossed the line when he attacked one of them via Twitter.  —  Just before leaving for New Orleans …
NY Daily News:
White House orders Justice Department to look for other places to hold 9/11 terror trial  —  White House officials have told the Justice Department to consider other venues for the 9/11 terror trial that was to be held in lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned.
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New York Times:
Administration Deliberates Site of 9/11 Trial  —  WASHINGTON — As a growing chorus of New York politicians joined the opposition to a Manhattan trial for the accused Sept. 11 conspirators, a White House spokesman said on Thursday that President Obama still believed a civilian criminal trial could be held …
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
After Obama rips lobbyists, K St. insiders get private briefings  —  A day after bashing lobbyists, President Barack Obama's administration has invited K Street insiders to join private briefings on a range of topics addressed in Wednesday's State of the Union.
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
House Republicans await Obama to kick off weekend retreat
Discussion: The Politico
New York Post:
Obama's answer for America: more of me
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Robert Seidman / TVbytheNumbers:
TV Ratings: Obama State of the Union Address & American Idol
Discussion: Mediaite
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Obama to roll out jobs tax credit proposal Friday
Discussion: The Page
Adam Winkler / The Huffington Post:
Alito Was Rude (But Right)  —  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito made headlines last night when he nodded and mouthed “It's not true” in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.  Facing six of the nine Justices, who were sitting right up front, Obama criticized …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Justice Alito's conduct and the Court's credibility  —  As I wrote at the time, I thought the condemnations of Rep. Joe Wilson's heckling of Barack Obama during his September health care speech were histrionic and excessive.  Wilson and Obama are both political actors, it occurred in the middle …
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Alito And Our Squeamish Republic
Discussion: The Caucus, Wizbang and Taylor Marsh
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Gregg scolds MSNBC: ‘Irresponsible’  —  Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) attacked MSNBC hosts Contessa Brewer and Melissa Francis on Thursday, questioning their “integrity” as journalists and calling them “irresponsible.”  —  The scuffle started with Francis asking Gregg to name specific areas …
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Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Gregg Throws A Hissy Fit When Asked To Provide Specifics About Programs He Would Cut  —  On MSNBC this afternoon, deficit peacock Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) got into a heated exchange with anchors Contessa Brewer and Melissa Francis, challenging their “integrity” and calling them “irresponsible” …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Judd Gregg freaks out on two female MSNBC anchors.  He owes them an apology
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Landrieu: Bill on “life support”  —  If President Barack Obama hoped his State of the Union speech would revive the health care debate on Capitol Hill, signs of movement were not immediately apparent Thursday.  —  Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said health care reform “is on life support …
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Top Senate Dems predict movement
Discussion: TPMDC
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Reid provides hazy timetable
Discussion: Wonk Room
Charles McGrath / New York Times:
J. D. Salinger, Literary Recluse, Dies at 91  —  J. D. Salinger, who was thought at one time to be the most important American writer to emerge since World War II but who then turned his back on success and adulation, becoming the Garbo of letters, famous for not wanting to be famous …
Discussion: ArtsBeat, Gothamist and Joe. My. God.
Michael McAuliff / NY Daily News:
NY pols stunned to learn Obama administration opposes funding for 9/11 health bill  —  The Obama administration stunned New York's delegation Thursday, dropping the bombshell news that it does not support funding the 9/11 health bill.  —  The state's two senators and 14 House members met …
Political Punch:
“This Isn't the Person I Campaigned With Back Then,” Kerry Says of Edwards, Per Source  —  A source close to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., says the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee has reacted with sorrow to the scandalous personal behavior of his former running mate, former Sen. John Edwards, D-NC.
Limit Corp. Ownership / Media Matters for America:
Sally Quinn's Washington  —  You cannot caricature Sally Quinn.  Don't even try.  It simply can't be done.  No matter how hard you try to exaggerate her preening self-regard and utter frivolity, she comes right along and shows herself to be worse than you could possibly imagine.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Rob Diamond / The Huffington Post:
Republicans Use Military as a Stage Prop (Yet Again)....and This Time Break the Law  —  You did not have to be paying much attention during last night's Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address to notice a young Army Staff Sergeant in full dress uniform seated …
Discussion: Mudville Gazette
Ron Radosh / Originals:
America the Awful—Howard Zinn's History  —  Howard Zinn's death yesterday affords us the opportunity to evaluate the remarkable influence he has had on the American public's understanding of our nation's past.  His book A People's History of the United States, published in 1980 …
Discussion: Dean's World
Washington Post:
Harsh winter a sign of disruptive climate change, report says  —  This winter's extreme weather — with heavy snowfall in some places and unusually low temperatures — is in fact a sign of how climate change disrupts long-standing patterns, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation.
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New York Times:
Tampering at Landrieu Office Called a ‘Stunt’  —  NEW ORLEANS — The lawyer for one of the four men arrested Monday on charges of interfering with the phones in Senator Mary L. Landrieu's office in New Orleans said the episode was a prank based on what conservative activists …
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Blair faces judgment day on Iraq  —  • Former PM sees testimony as last word on his legacy  —  • Friends predict robust defence of invasion  —  Tony Blair is more of a 6am man than a 3am one, says an aide in response to claims that he has been burning the midnight oil in preparation …
Discussion: unbossed.com, Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
Christopher Buckley / The Daily Beast:
One Hell of a Speech  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Obama didn't deliver a speech so much as a symphony, calling for nukes and zapping the Supremes; thanks for the performance, Mr. President.  —  It is hard, indeed almost impossible, not to like Mr. Obama.  In recent weeks, I've tried—tried my best.
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner on National …:
A Dream Fulfilled?  — By: Victor Davis Hanson  —  When Obama gives the usual review of all the programs, stimulus efforts, and new entitlements he's overseeing, almost no one seems to conclude that he is simply detailing how he is going to redistribute nearly $2 trillion a year in annual borrowing.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems reach out to Lou Dobbs to build backing for immigration reform  —  Winning the support of Dobbs, who became a prominent critic of illegal immigration, could provide a significant boost to reform efforts.  —  Senate Democrats have reached out to former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs in an effort …
Discussion: Think Progress, 24Ahead and Hot Air
Brad / Think Progress:
For eighth day, climate activists block bulldozers at WV's Coal River Mountain.  —  Yesterday in Washington, DC, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) exhorted citizens to “get angry about the fact that they're being killed and our planet is being injured by what's happening on a daily basis by the way we provide our power and our fuel.”
Facebook:
Sarah Palin: The Credibility Gap  —  The Credibility Gap  —  While I don't wish to speak too harshly about President Obama's state of the union address, we live in challenging times that call for candor.  I call them as I see them, and I hope my frank assessment will be taken as an honest effort to move this conversation forward.
 
 
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José De Córdoba / Wall Street Journal:
Honduran President Calls for New Start
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John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Banking Haunts Obama Friend Seeking His Senate Seat
Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
Tea Party Fundraising Email Shows Obama As Pimp
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Chris Frates / The Politico:
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