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9:25 PM ET, January 31, 2010


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Glenn Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
More impact is what's next for the Tea Party movement  —  A year ago, the Tea Party movement didn't exist.  Today, it is arguably the most popular political entity in America.  The movement is already more popular than the Republican or Democratic parties, according to a recent NBC / WSJ poll .
Robert Costa / The Corner on National Review Online:
Brown: SNL Sketch ‘Pretty Funny’ — By: Robert Costa  —  The GOP isn't the only flagging franchise that Senator-elect Scott Brown (R., Mass.) is helping to revive.  Tonight on NBC's Saturday Night Live, host Jon Hamm, best known as the dashing Don Draper of AMC's Mad Men, portrayed Brown in a sketch …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Will Scott Brown support repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell?  —  During the Senate special election in Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown was criticized for his lack of support for LGBT rights.  The Massachusetts Family Institute put out a report card showing that he supports the ban on gay men …
The Note:
Brown: ‘No Regrets’ on Cosmo Nude Spread
Discussion: The Swamp
The Note:
Brown: ‘Humbled’ by White House Talk, But Doesn't Rule Out 2012 Run
Discussion: TBogg
White House: No decision yet on moving 9/11 trial  —  Washington (CNN) — No decision has been made on whether to change the current plan to hold the September 11 terrorist attack trial in a civilian court in lower Manhattan, White House officials said Sunday.
Discussion: Gothamist
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Boehner Rejects Bipartisanship  —  I think John Boehner has a reasonable take on the question of bipartisanship: … I think that's right, and it's reflected in the fact that the US House of Representative is a fairly well-functioning legislative body.  It's a body organized around …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Camus Fired Up  —  It began as a bit of partisan gamesmanship …
Discussion: Althouse
Top House Republican cites few opportunities to work with Dems
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Don Surber:
States Obama would lose if the election were today  —  Bruce Drake at Poll Watch had a roundup of President Obama's job approval numbers by state according to recent polls.  Not every state is listed.  —  Obama is below 50 percent approval (often above 50 percent in disapproval) in 12 states that he carried.
Discussion: Althouse
Bruce Drake / Politics Daily:   Latest Round-Up of Obama Poll Ratings by State
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Paul Krugman Calls Fox News “Deliberate Misinformation” to Roger Ailes' Face on National Television  —  I have no idea why Jabba the Ailes decided to appear on “This Week” — but after this beatdown by Krugman, I doubt he'll be back.  —  Notice Jabba doesn't refute Krugman's charge.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Secondhand Sources  —  “Game Change,” the gossipy reconstruction of the 2008 presidential election that opens today atop The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list, is filled with racy anecdotes about dysfunctional marriages and political back-stabbing.  What it does not have are identifiable sources.
New Jersey Online:   Books: ‘Game Change’ Obama and the Clintons; McCain and Palin …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Breaking: Adam Andrzejewski Surges to Within 2 Points in Latest Polling  —  Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate and conservative Adam Andrzejewski rallied supporters in O'Fallon, Illinois this afternoon.  —  It was a standing room only crowd.  —  While campaigning in O'Fallon …
Noam N. Levey / Los Angeles Times:
Democrats quietly working to resuscitate healthcare overhaul  —  While the focus shifts to legislation on jobs, party leaders are taking advantage of a cooling-off period to strategize, seek a new compromise and improve the public's opinion of the legislation.
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
ATLAS EXCLUSIVE: Obama Organizing in High School  —  An Atlas reader, Chuck, has a student in the eleventh grade in an Ohio High School.  Her government class passed out this propaganda recruiting paper so students could sign up as interns for Obama's Organizing for America (OFA is the former site.)
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Senator suggests Holder step down  —  A top-ranking Senate Republican suggested that Attorney General Eric Holder should “step down” one year into the job.  —  GOP Conference Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) said on “Fox News Sunday” that the embattled Holder likely made the decision …
Christopher Leake / Daily Mail:
Terrorists ‘plan attack on Britain with bombs INSIDE their bodies’ to foil new airport scanners  —  Britain is facing a new Al Qaeda terror threat from suicide ‘body bombers’ with explosives surgically inserted inside them.  —  Until now, terrorists have attacked airlines …
David Zurawik / Z on TV:
ABC News and the public shaming of John Edwards  —  Call it the public shaming of John Edwards.  —  ABC News attracted a large audience Friday night of 8.1 million viewers for its hourlong interview/report with Andrew Young, the former Edwards aide whose new book, “The Politician,” …
Jonathan Leake / Times of London:
UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim  —  A STARTLING report by the United Nations climate watchdog that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise.
José M. Guardia / Barcepundit:
TALIBAN LEADER IN PAKISTAN HAKIMULLAH MEHSUD has been killed by a US drone, according to Sky News citing Pakistani TV.  The local paper The Nation, though, says the attack took place on January 14; Mehsud was injured and succumbed three days later.  —  Few will shed any tears for him.
Fox News:
Pakistan Taliban Chief Reportedly Killed in U.S. Drone Strike
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
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