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11:35 AM ET, January 31, 2010

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Telegraph:
UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article  —  The United Nations' expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world's mountain tops on a student's dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine.
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Christopher Booker / Telegraph:
Amazongate: new evidence of the IPCC's failures
Discussion: Vox Popoli and EU Referendum
Jonathan Leake / Times of London:
UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim
Discussion: Tim Blair, Biased BBC and EU Referendum
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 .
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Howard Wilkinson / Cincinnati.com:   Tea Partiers aim to remake local GOP
Judsonwheelerphillips / Free America:
Setting The Record Straight
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The State of the Union Is Comatose  —  HANDS down, the State of the Union's big moment was Barack Obama's direct hit on the delicate sensibilities of the Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.  The president was right to blast the 5-to-4 decision giving corporate interests an even greater stranglehold …
David Chalian / ABCNEWS:
Steele Rules Out 2012 White House Run  —  RNC Chairman Sees a Party in Transition  —  “Come on, don't ask me that,” Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said when presented with the inevitable question about his 2012 intentions and if his political aspirations included running for the White House next time around.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and The Note
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The Note:   Brown: ‘Humbled’ by White House Talk, But Doesn't Rule Out 2012 Run
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 mybarackobama.com site.)
Discussion: Doug Ross, NewsBusters.org and POWIP
Paul Volcker / New York Times:
How to Reform Our Financial System  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA 10 days ago set out one important element in the needed structural reform of the financial system.  No one can reasonably contest the need for such reform, in the United States and in other countries as well.
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 …
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Harkin: Health deal was reached days before Brown's Senate victory  —  Sen. Tom Harkin, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, said negotiators from the White House, Senate and House reached a final deal on healthcare reform days before Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts.
John Pomfret / Washington Post:
China's strident tone raises concerns among Western governments, analysts  —  China's indignant reaction to the announcement of U.S. plans to sell weapons to Taiwan appears to be in keeping with a new triumphalist attitude from Beijing that is worrying governments and analysts across the globe.
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Rep. Hensarling fires back at Obama in the rumble over deficits  —  Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), who got President Barack Obama a bit miffed during the question-and-answer session after his address to the House GOP retreat Friday, fired back Saturday evening after the conclusion of the Baltimore conference.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Christopher Ketcham / Time:
The Secessionist Campaign for the Republic of Vermont  —  The President on Wednesday may have reassured Americans that the state of the Union is “strong,” but, just the week before, a group of Vermont secessionists declared their intention to seek political power in a quest to get their state to quit the Union altogether.
Discussion: Veterans Today
Fox News:
Pakistan Taliban Chief Reportedly Killed in U.S. Drone Strike  —  The head of the Taliban in Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed in a U.S. drone attack, Pakistan state television reported Sunday.  —  The report stated Mehsud had been injured in a drone attack in the Shaktoi area January 14 and died three days later.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Tony Romm / The Hill:
Alexander: Blame for debt-reduction panel's defeat also rests with president  —  Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Sunday fired back at the president's remark last week that Republican politicking was to blame for the defeat of the debt-commission proposal in the Senate.
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Armey tells House GOP: Win back the tea-partiers to win  —  Dick Armey left his former House GOP colleagues on Saturday with a sobering thought: They lost the tea-party activists in 2006, now go win 'em back.  —  The former House GOP leader told the lawmakers gathered on the third …
Tony Romm / The Hill:
Bayh could oppose budget's terror trial fund  —  Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) on Sunday signaled he might not support the White House's proposed $200 million fund to help cities defray the costs of hosting domestic terror trials.  —  “It's hard to justify spending more money,” Bayh told Fox News Sunday …
 
 
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Gibbs won't commit to civilian trial for KSM
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP to tie Obama to Dem candidates
Discussion: Yourish.com and Alphecca
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Weekly remarks: GOP's Susan Collins asks, why stop interrogating a terrorist?
Discussion: NO QUARTER, Don Surber and Hot Air
Paul / Power Line:
A crisis averted in Iraq?
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Book on Edwards details efforts to conceal affair
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama tries hand at color commentary during interview at Duke-GU game
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Jules Crittenden:
Adolescent Angst-Free Curriculum
Discussion: Fausta's Blog