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12:10 AM ET, January 3, 2011


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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: GOPer calls Obama administration ‘corrupt’  —  (CNN) - The incoming House Oversight and Government Reform chairman on Sunday tried to clarify his recent remarks to Rush Limbaugh where he called President Obama “one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times.”
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Issa says Obama administration is ‘one of most corrupt’  —  The Republican congressman who is taking over responsibility for congressional oversight called President Obama's administration “one of the most corrupt administrations” on Sunday and predicted that the investigations he is planning …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Issa says he won't investigate White House job offer to Sestak
Discussion: The Politico and Ben Smith's Blog
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:   Incoming Oversight Chair Calls Obama Administration “One Of The Most Corrupt”
New York Post:
Topics  —  Ahhh more hard taxpayer money at work.  —  bloombergwantsavictorymosque  —  Q: Why was Obama so disappointed when he went to a screening of The Men Who Stare at Goats?  —  A: Being a Muslim, he thought there would be more romance.  —  Uncommon Sense  —  Business as usual in the rotten Big Apple.
NYC sanitation workers caught boozing instead of working during blizzard  —  Forget New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  —  For those of us following the disastrous clean-up, or lack of it, in New York City, the public sector workers of sanitation are having the worst week.
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
New York Post:
Topics  —  11-12% no show, what a joke!  10% of them should be laid off this week.  They do nothing and still are no shows, let them collect for 99 weeks and then look for real jobs.  —  BklynNative  —  Blizzard conditions, a holiday weekend, no MASS TRANSIT, no way to get into work and sanitation workers call in sick.
Discussion: BizzyBlog
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
New GOP lawmaker gets first taste of clash with House Dems  —  An incoming Republican freshman got a taste of his Democratic opposition in the House before the 112th Congress even convened.  —  Rep.-elect Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) appeared on “Face the Nation” Sunday with Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann …
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
Goolsbee to Tea Party: ‘Playing Chicken’ With Debt Ceiling Vote is ‘Insanity’
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama adviser: Critics of raising debt ceiling ruled by ‘insanity’
Transcript: White House Adviser Austan Goolsbee
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Pajamas Media and Swampland
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS ON REPEAL.... At least we know what one of the first bills to receive a vote will be in the new House. … Maybe so.  But there's almost certainly a realization on everyone's part that House Republicans are doing this for show.  If passed, their repeal measure …
Kendra Marr / The Politico:   House GOP plans two-pronged assault on health law
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway:   House Will Take Up Repeal Of ObamaCare Before State Of The Union
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Healthcare repeal bill coming before Obama's annual address
Discussion: Right Pundits and Weasel Zippers
Washington Post:
With Air Force's new drone, ‘we can see everything’  —  In ancient times, Gorgon was a mythical Greek creature whose unblinking eyes turned to stone those who beheld them.  In modern times, Gorgon may be one of the military's most valuable new tools.  —  This winter, the Air Force is set …
Dave Barry / Washington Post:
Dave Barry's Year in Review: Why 2010 Made Us Sick  —  Let's put things into perspective: 2010 was not the worst year ever.  There have been MUCH worse years.  For example, toward the end of the Cretaceous Period, Earth was struck by an asteroid that wiped out about 75 percent of all of the species on the planet.
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
‘Nostradamus’ of Middle East predicts unprecedented crisis for Obama in 2011  —  The Middle East's answer to Nostradamus said that President Obama will be confronted with situations “never faced by previous presidents” in 2011.  —  Michel Hayek, who delivered his predictions live on New Year's Eve …
and breaking:
Millions tune in for 2011 predictions
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Steve Bartin / Newsalert:
Discussion: protein wisdom
New York Times:
Outlawed, Cellphones Are Thriving in Prisons  —  ATLANTA — A counterfeiter at a Georgia state prison ticks off the remaining days of his three-year sentence on his Facebook page.  He has 91 digital “friends.”  Like many of his fellow inmates, he plays the online games FarmVille and Street Wars.
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Tea Party Activists Angry at G.O.P. Leaders  —  As Tea Party politicians prepare to take their seats when the 112th Congress convenes this week, they are already taking issue with Republicans for failing to hold the line against the flurry of legislation enacted in the waning weeks …
Larry O'Connor /
Marx in the City  —  A look at the growing Marxist movement in New York City.  Even though they read Marx and Stalin, organize protests against Israel and play a board game that equates capitalism with barbarism, they shy away from calling themselves “socialist”.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Newsalert and Nice Deb
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos  —  Washington (CNN) — The Navy has opened an investigation into how a series of raunchy videos, full of sexual innuendo and anti-gay remarks, were produced and shown to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise while on deployment supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Needed: A science stimulus  —  New Republican legislators should come down Capitol Hill to the National Museum of American History, which displays a device that in 1849 was granted U.S. patent 6469.  It enabled a boat's “draught of water to be readily lessened” so it could “pass over bars, or through shallow water.”
Associated Press:
Floods Kill Woman in Australia  —  BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A woman drowned after trying to cross a flooded causeway in Australia, becoming the first victim of relentless flooding that one official has described as reaching “biblical proportions,” the police said Sunday.
Discussion: Theo Spark
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Equality, a True Soul Food  —  John Steinbeck observed that “a sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.”  —  That insight, now confirmed by epidemiological studies, is worth bearing in mind at a time of such polarizing inequality that the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess …
Mark Finkelstein / blogs:
Kristof Wants Government To Salve Our Souls Via Income Redistribution
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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