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10:30 AM ET, January 29, 2010

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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 …
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
U.S. economic growth jumps 5.7 percent in fourth quarter of 2009  —  The U.S. economy grew at 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, stoking hopes for an economic recovery.  —  The growth was higher than expected, and could give a boost to President Barack Obama and Democrats …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Jeff Bater / Wall Street Journal:
GDP Expands at 5.7% Rate
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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.
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
CNN:   White House eyes moving site of 9/11 trial
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New York Times:
His Health Bill Stalled, Obama Juggles an Altered Agenda  —  WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday signaled the outlines of its strategy for breaking the partisan logjam holding up President Obama's agenda, saying Democrats would move quickly to underline their commitment to fixing …
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
White House Didn't Have MA-Sen Health Care Contingency Plan
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 …
Aljazeera:
Bin Laden deplores climate change  —  Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change.  —  In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president …
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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 …
Discussion: Mediaite and Commentary
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Matt Corley / Think Progress:   Gregg Throws A Hissy Fit When Asked To Provide Specifics About Programs He Would Cut
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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The Politico:
House GOP seeks comeback strategy  —  Republicans couldn't ask for a better political environment.  —  But the momentum from Massachusetts and a meltdown in the Democrats' agenda haven't exactly translated to better poll numbers for the GOP.  —  House Republicans left for their annual retreat …
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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
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Rhonda Simmons / Culpeper Star-Exponent:
CCPS pulls explicit text  —  A version of an iconic autobiography detailing a young Jewish girl's two-year experience hiding from Nazis in a cramped “Secret Annex” has been pulled from the shelves of Culpeper County Public Schools.  —  “The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition,” …
Discussion: JONATHAN TURLEY and Raw Story
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian:
Tony Blair at Iraq inquiry - live  —  • Blair denies doing secret deal with Bush at Crawford  —  • Says Saddam in 2010 may have been even greater threat  —  • Admits Fern Britton interview was a mistake  —  2.56pm: Prashar asks now about planning for the war.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
The Obama Contradiction  —  Washington is sick and broken—and it can solve all our problems.  —  When you watch a president give a State of the Union Address on television, you're always watching three people: the president at the podium, and the vice president and House speaker on the rise behind him.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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
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 …
 
 
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Tony Romm / The Hill:
Durbin: Democrats would be ‘on trial for treason’ if they adopted GOP's tactics
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
White House demands more info from K Street on registrations
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Pelosi stopped one CIA operation. So why not waterboarding?
Wall Street Journal:
Bernanke Wins New Term
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Richard Wolf / USA Today:
$5,000 tax credit for each new job a big part of Obama's plan
Discussion: Beat the Press and Bloomberg
Nick Anderson / Washington Post:
Bill ending banks' role in student loans stalls in Senate
Discussion: SENATUS
Washington Post:
Authorities seek deal with Detroit suspect on cooperation, guilty plea
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