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11:30 AM ET, January 29, 2010

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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 Considers Moving Site of 9/11 Trial  —  WASHINGTON — Facing mounting pressure from New York politicians concerned about costs and security, the Obama administration on Thursday began considering moving the trial of the chief organizer of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks out of Manhattan, administration officials said.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
KSM trial move from NY considered
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Julie Pace / Associated Press:   White House Preps ‘Plan B’ for 9/11 Terror Trial in NYC
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:   Newburgh mayor wants terror trials
New York Post:
Obama eyes 9/11 trial shift
Discussion: Gawker, Cold Fury and JammieWearingFool
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT: FOURTH QUARTER 2009 (ADVANCE ESTIMATE)  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, (that is …
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Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
U.S. Economy Grew at Fastest Pace in 6 Years Last Quarter  —  The United States economy grew at its fastest pace in over six years at the end of 2009, but a sluggish job market is still souring economists on the sustainability of the recovery.  —  Gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate …
Jeff Bater / Wall Street Journal:
GDP Expands at 5.7% Rate
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
U.S. economy soars in fourth quarter of 2009
Discussion: Politics Daily
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
U.S. economic growth jumps 5.7 percent in fourth quarter of 2009
Discussion: The Swamp and Ben Smith's Blog
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HEALTH CARE REFORM LIVES — MAYBE.... It can get a little confusing.
Discussion: The Politico, Prescriptions and TPMDC
WISH-TV:
Congressman Buyer won't seek reelection  —  24-Hour News 8 has learned Indiana Congressman Steve Buyer (R-4th District) will announce he will not seek reelection during a news conference Friday.  —  Buyer is perhaps best known for his 1998 role as a prosecutor in President Clinton's impeachment hearings.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Steve Buyer to retire in Indiana
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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Fox News:
Bin Laden Blames U.S. for Global Warming in New Tape  —  CAIRO — Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
March of the Peacocks  —  Last week, the Center for American Progress, a think tank with close ties to the Obama administration, published an acerbic essay about the difference between true deficit hawks and showy “deficit peacocks.”  You can identify deficit peacocks, readers were told …
Fox News:
Palin to Obama: Stop the Fingerpointing  —  This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” January 28, 2010.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.  —  GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Tonight, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin right here, right now!  She joins us from Wasilla, Alaska.
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David Sessions / Politics Daily:
Michele Bachmann, Marsha Blackburn Back Out of Tea Party Convention
PewResearch.org:
Public Knowledge: Senate Legislative Process a Mystery to Many  —  Political News IQ Update  —  The public has consistently expressed strong interest in the health care debate, but relatively few Americans can correctly answer two key questions related to the Senate's consideration of health care legislation.
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Ezra Klein:
David Axelrod: “Reconciliation is a tool that is there to be used.”
John Tlumacki / Boston Globe:
Scott Brown interview transcript  —  Massachusetts' new senator talks about his campaign, the issues — and signing a supporter's head  —  Senator-elect Scott Brown sat down with Boston Globe reporters Matt Viser and Eric Moskowitz in his State House office for a half-hour interview.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog, The Page and GOP 12
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Steele spars with reporters in Hawaii  —  Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) - Michael Steele defended his turbulent tenure as head of the Republican National Committee Thursday, and vented his frustration with reporters in the room who, he claimed, “find me fascinating to write about and to opine on.”
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Steele rips reporters, defends job
Karina Grazina / Reuters:
Pork better for sex than Viagra?  —  Buzz up!  —  BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's president recommended pork as an alternative to Viagra Wednesday, saying she spent a satisfying weekend with her husband after eating barbecued pork.  —  “I've just been told something I didn't know …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Democrats cry injustice  —  Senate Democrats are furious with Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito — and Alito's silent State of the Union rebuke of the president is the least of their concerns.  —  Democrats say Alito crossed the line when he mouthed the words …
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Dumbest.  Bill.  Ever.  —  A pair of entrepreneurial Tennessee Republicans figured they would get the national yokels to bite on their “Ben Nelson Act to Ensure Political Integrity” — an attempt to fan the partisan flames on Nelson's deal to exempt Nebraska from state Medicaid spending hikes.
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Axelrod Struggles To Explain Why Obama's Spending Freeze Doesn't Include Defense Funding  —  Yesterday, ThinkProgress joined a handful of journalists for a wide-ranging discussion with David Axelrod, Senior Adviser to President Obama.  In his State of the Union address on Wednesday night …
Discussion: Fox News, The Hill and Firedoglake
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Pelosi stopped one CIA operation.  So why not waterboarding?  —  In mid-2004, then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi learned something from a CIA briefing that made her blood boil.  Pelosi reportedly “came unglued” at the revelation and had “strong words” with national security adviser Condoleezza Rice …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Has Obama become bored with being president?  —  This is about the time Barack Obama becomes bored with his job.  —  He's in his second year as president, and he's discovered that even with all the powers of office, he can't do everything he wants to do, like remake America.  Doing stuff is hard.
Discussion: Moe Lane
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 and Firedoglake
SusanAnne Hiller / Big Government:
Why Is Senator Kirk Still Voting on Legislation?  —  The Senate has voted on three pieces of legislation today that required 60 votes-to raise the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, to reduce the deficit by establishing five-year discretionary spending caps, and Ben Bernanke's confirmation …
 
 
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Niles Lesh / Breitbart.tv:
DEFICIT POLITICS: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEADING AND BLAME IT ON BUSH SYNDROME
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Obama Girl Tells Hannity 'At Least I Wasn't The Edwards Girl'
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Plan to scuttle 'don't ask, don't tell' ready
Discussion: Think Progress and Feministing
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Iowa Senate
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Tony Romm / The Hill:
Durbin: Democrats would be ‘on trial for treason’ if they adopted GOP's tactics
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
White House demands more info from K Street on registrations
Discussion: Firedoglake
Catherine Rampell / Economix:
The Growing Underclass: Jobs Gone Forever
The Politico:
House GOP seeks comeback strategy
Discussion: The Hill
Nick Anderson / Washington Post:
Bill ending banks' role in student loans stalls in Senate
Discussion: SENATUS
Rhonda Simmons / Culpeper Star-Exponent:
CCPS pulls explicit text
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