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6:20 AM ET, February 3, 2010

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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Intelligence officials warn new attacks are ‘certain’  —  The nation's top intelligence officials warned Congress on Tuesday that terrorists are “certain” to attempt another attack on the U.S. within the coming months.  —  CIA Director Leon Panetta said the foremost risk …
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CBS News:
CIA Chief: Al Qaeda Poised to Attack U.S.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
New York Times:
Official Says Terrorism Suspect Is Cooperating
Political Punch:
Obama Administration Secured Help of Abdulmuttalab's Family …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Sarah Palin / USA Today:
Why I'm speaking at Tea Party convention  —  Later this week I'll head to Nashville, where I'll have the honor of speaking with members of the Tea Party movement.  I look forward to meeting many Americans who share a commitment to limited government, common sense and personal responsibility.
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Gillian Reagan / The Wire:
Reuters Withdraws ‘Backdoor Taxes To Hit Middle Class’ Story Linked By Drudge Report  —  The lead story at DrudgeReport.com as of 11:30 a.m. this morning was “**REUTERS: Backdoor taxes to hit middle class.”  But Reuters withdrew the article last night.  Drudge noted the change and wrote …
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Christina Bellantoni / TPM LiveWire:
White House Gets Reuters To Pull Budget Story
Discussion: Gawker and Washington Monthly
Chicago Sun Times:
Giannoulias declares victory in Democratic Senate race  —  Says Kirk's days in Washington are over  —  State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias beat back a strong challenge from former City Inspector General David Hoffman for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate from Illinois — the former seat of President Obama.
Discussion: Politics Daily and AmSpecBlog
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Newsdesk / Clout St:
Giannoulias, Kirk declare victory in U.S. Senate primaries  —  Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias declared victory tonight in the Democratic primary for President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.  —  The victory for the first-term son of a banking family sets up a nationally-watched November contest …
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Rep. Mark Kirk wins Republican Senate nod for Obama's old seat  —  Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has won the Republican primary for President Obama's former Senate seat.  —  Kirk led developer Patrick Hughes 59-18 with 62 percent of precincts reporting.  —  Kirk's conservative bona fides …
Discussion: The Politico and Associated Press
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Reid: Senate can't pass reconciliation first, decision hopefully by next week  —  Emerging from a meeting Tuesday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he hopes Democrats can decide by next week on a way to move the health care bill forward.
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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Hoyer walks back week-end prediction
Discussion: TPM LiveWire
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Pelosi: Senate Must Pass Fix Before House Passes Senate Bill
Discussion: TPMDC and The Politico
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Top Defense Officials Seek to End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'  —  WASHINGTON — The nation's top two Defense officials called for an end on Tuesday to the 16-year-old “don't ask, don't tell” law, a major step toward allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the United States military for the first time in its history.
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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'  —  Three years ago, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was pretty clear about his stand on the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy.  —  A former war hero, McCain said he would support ending the ban once the military's top brass told him that they agreed with the change.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
No Help in Sight, More Homeowners Walk Away  —  In 2006, Benjamin Koellmann bought a condominium in Miami Beach.  By his calculation, it will be about the year 2025 before he can sell his modest home for what he paid.  Or maybe 2040.  —  “People like me are beginning to feel like suckers,” Mr. Koellmann said.
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Govs. enter stormy election season  —  Tuesday's too-close-to-call Democratic primary election between Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and state Comptroller Dan Hynes has set the stage for what promises to be a nasty and brutish election year for governors across the nation.
Discussion: Time and The Page
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Newsdesk / Clout St:
Quinn declares victory but Hynes won't concede in Democratic governor's race
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and MyDD
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Conservative Blogger Faces Criticism Over Protege … text sizeAAA  —  The conservative online news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart is, for the moment, doing little to dispel stereotypes about bloggers.  During a recent visit to his home on the west side of Los Angeles, Breitbart, 41, is working from his own basement.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
AIG plans to pay $100 million in another round of bonuses  —  American International Group plans Wednesday to pay another round of employee bonuses, worth about $100 million, said several people familiar with the matter, a year after similar payments at the bailed-out insurance giant infuriated many Americans and inflamed Washington.
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Brian A. Howey / howeypolitics.com:
Former Sen. Coats to Challenge Sen. Bayh  —  INDIANAPOLIS - Informed and reliable sources are telling Howey Politics Indiana that former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats will announce Wednesday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh.  —  The source, former aide Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute …
Kos / Daily Kos:
The 2010 Comprehensive Daily Kos/Research 2000 Poll of Self-Identified Republicans  —  As I've mentioned before, I'm putting the finishing touches on my new book, American Taliban, which catalogues the ways in which modern-day conservatives share the same agenda as radical Jihadists in the Islamic world.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Futile Struggle Against Free Content  —  David Goldman writes about falling music sales: … Music industry executives can tell themselves that as long as they want.  But under conditions of perfect competition, the price of a song ought to be equal to the marginal cost of distributing a new copy of a song.
Discussion: Conventional Folly
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David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Music's lost decade: Sales cut in half
ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: The Jenny Sanford Interview  —  S.C. First Lady Tells Barbara Walters: ‘I Thought He Loved Me in His Own Way, Which Is Not a Warm, Bubbly Way’  —  South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford recalls how she made the “leap of faith” to marry husband Gov. Mark Sanford even though …
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
Dodd Calls Obama Plan Too Grand  —  WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee warned on Tuesday that the Obama administration's new proposals to rein in Wall Street firms ran the risk of derailing months of delicate negotiations over overhauling financial regulations.
Discussion: The Big Picture
Associated Press:
Obama rips GOP as ‘opportunists,’ touts loan plan  —  Buzz up!  —  NASHUA, N.H. - President Barack Obama branded Republicans on Tuesday as electoral opportunists more concerned about their own interests than the people's, taking a political risk by escalating criticism of the very lawmakers he's urging to work with him.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama takes another dig at Las Vegas  —  President Barack Obama on Tuesday took another dig at Las Vegas at his New Hampshire town hall Tuesday after similar remarks got him into hot water last year.  —  Obama said that people should now “blow a bunch of cash in Vegas” during a tough recession.
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Listening in on the Harper's Meltdown  —  “Come to me!” proclaimed John R. MacArthur—better known as Rick—the longtime publisher of Harper's magazine in a staffwide meeting, which took place two days after he fired Roger Hodge, the magazine's editor.  —  Mr. MacArthur was telling his staff …
Discussion: Media Decoder, Romenesko and The Awl
Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
Traitors to the Cause — By: Mark Steyn  —  Twenty-four hours ago, I wrote here that the Warmergate scandal is also a media scandal.  Chris Wood, of something called “the Canadian Journalism Project”, agrees:  —  The real “climategate” scandal isn't scientific, it's journalistic
Discussion: Jay Currie and Pundit & Pundette
 
 
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