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11:45 PM ET, January 5, 2011

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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Gibbs to Leave as White House Press Secretary  —  Updated Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and close confidante to President Obama, said Wednesday that he will step down and become an outside political adviser to the president and his re-election campaign.
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The Huffington Post:
Dean Endorses Bill Daley, Rips Outgoing Obama Aides For ‘Contempt’
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
New York Times:
Obama Turning to Experienced Hands as He Remakes Staff
Discussion: Economix
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Howard Dean endorses Daley for chief of staff, rips White House
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Wire:
Obama to Visit Chamber on Feb. 7
Discussion: The Caucus, Politics Daily and TPMDC
Robert Pear / New York Times:
U.S. Alters Rule on Paying for End-of-Life Planning  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life planning as part of the annual physical examinations covered under the new health care law, administration officials said Tuesday.
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Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair:
Republicans to Spend $1.1 Million Reciting Constitution on House Floor  —  As we reported this morning, House Republicans will kick-start the 112th Congress tomorrow with a spirited recitation of the Constitution, a document whose recent relevance is due largely to the ideological and sartorial interests of the Tea Party.
Discussion: Raw Story and AMERICAblog News
Cubachi:
Palin effective again: Death panels removed from medicare regulation
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog and Doug Ross
New York Times:
Pomp, and Little Circumstance
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
New team, same rules
Ezra Klein:
A very smart speech by Speaker Boehner  —  If you spent the afternoon watching C-SPAN, as I did, you heard applause.  A lot of it.  Over and over again.  And when John Boehner took the podium to be sworn in as Speaker of the House of Representatives, it swelled back up, and stayed there.
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Sean Higgins / Investor's Business Daily:
Hoyer: Tea Party People Come From Unhappy Families  —  On the eve of his demotion by voters from House Majority Leader to House Minority Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Hoyer offered this insight into the psychology of the Tea Party movement: … So, there you have it.
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Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Howard Dean on Tea Party: ‘Last Gasp of the 55-Year-Old Generation’  —  Speaking to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast this morning, former Vermont governor and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Dr. Howard Dean shared his thoughts on the Tea Party.
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Gibbs: Senator Obama Only Voted Against Raising Debt Ceiling in 2006 Because He Knew It Would Pass Anyway  —  On Sunday, President Obama's top economic adviser, Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee, cautioned members of Congress not to “play chicken” by voting against raising …
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John R. Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: President Michele Bachmann?  —  Sources: Tea Party Favorite Is Mulling a Presidential Bid in 2012  —  Forget the fervent chatter speculating that Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann is considering launching a campaign to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar for the Minnesota U.S. Senate seat …
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Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Bachmann considering White House bid, aides say
Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
Michele Bachmann for President?
Discussion: The Daily Caller
CNN:
Retracted autism study an ‘elaborate fraud,’ British journal finds  —  Editor's note: Watch Anderson Cooper's interview with the author of the discredited study, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, on “AC360°” at 10 p.m. ET tonight.  —  (CNN) — A now-retracted British study that linked autism …
Discussion: Hit & Run and AOL News
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Here it is: The filibuster reform package!  —  Here's a copy of the filibuster reform resolution that Senate Democrats will introduce later today, sent over by an aide to Tom Udall, one of the key Senators driving this campaign.  —  While the broad outlines of the proposal were already public …
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Myglesias / Yglesias:
Biting the Bullet on Majority Rule
Discussion: Washington Post and Right Turn
Henri Paget / ninemsn:
KFC employee screams insults at customer  —  A worker at a KFC restaurant in Sydney has been suspended after he was filmed screaming vicious insults and threatening to attack a customer.  —  The violent outburst happened at a Halal-friendly KFC in Punchbowl on December 26 …
Philly.com:
Man found in landfill tied to arson attempt  —  Source: John P. Wheeler 3d planted incendiary devices at a neighbor's home in Del. days before his disappearance.  —  Police in Delaware have discovered evidence that a former Pentagon aide may have been involved in an attempted arson days before his murder …
Christian Science Monitor:
Could you pass a US citizenship test?  —  In order to become a US citizen, immigrants must pass the Naturalization Test.  American citizenship bestows the right to vote, improves the likelihood of family members living in other countries to come and live in the US, gives eligibility for federal jobs …
Simmi Aujla / The Politico:
Steve King unveils birthright bill  —  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) isn't wasting any time with his immigration agenda, dropping a bill on the first day of Congress that goes after birthright citizenship.  —  King's measure would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, ending automatic citizenship for anyone born in the country.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Tim Kane / The Atlantic Online:
Why Our Best Officers Are Leaving  —  Why are so many of the most talented officers now abandoning military life for the private sector?  An exclusive survey of West Point graduates shows that it's not just money.  Increasingly, the military is creating a command structure that rewards conformism and ignores merit.
Naomi Wolf / Guardian:
Julian Assange's sex-crime accusers deserve to be named  —  The shielding of sex-crime accusers is a Victorian relic.  Women are moral adults and should be treated as such  —  As Swedish prosecutors' sex-crime allegations against Julian Assange play out, one aspect of the case merits serious scrutiny.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Post-Midterm Approval Ratings Don't Predict Re-Election Chances  —  Barack Obama got some good news to start his new year: his Gallup approval rating ticked up to 50 percent yesterday, against 42 percent disapproval.  That's the first time it has been at the 50 percent threshold since early June.
Christopher Drew / New York Times:
Pentagon Is Poised to Cancel Marine Landing Craft  —  It was supposed to be a tank that swims, a new way for the Marines to storm hostile beaches.  —  But as military budgets come under pressure, the 38-ton landing craft that turns into an assault vehicle seems destined to be the next bit of high-tech wizardry to bite the dust.
Discussion: Danger Room and SWJ Blog
Aftenposten:
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Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Tea Party Billionaire David Koch Entertains Newly Elected Republicans On The First Day Of The New Congress  —  Today, as Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was sworn in as the Speaker of the House for the 112th Congress, ThinkProgress witnessed a group of Koch Industries lobbyists entering the Capitol along …
Discussion: The Reid Report
Nick Rowe / Worthwhile Canadian Initiative:
Robots, slaves, horses, and Malthus  —  I think this is the model that Karl Smith has in mind.  —  Assume robots are the same as humans.  Robots can do all the work that humans can do.  Robots need the same amount of energy/food to stay functioning as humans do, but robots themselves …
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Michael Klein / Philly.com:
Trial set for firing over use of ‘n’ word  —  A federal jury will be asked to decide whether it is acceptable for an African American person, but not a white person, to use the “n” word in a workplace.  —  U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick has ruled that former Fox29 reporter-anchor …
Discussion: Vox Popoli and protein wisdom
 
 
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Ed Whelan / National Review:
Reinhardt's Non-Disqualification Memorandum—Part 1
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
“Daily Show”: Meet the moron who got San Francisco to ban Happy Meals
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Bob Sullivan / The Red Tape Chronicles:
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John Derbyshire / National Review:
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New York Times:
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JOY BEHAR WONDERS IF ‘CONSTITUTION-LOVING IS GETTING OUT OF HAND’
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China's Push to Modernize Military Is Bearing Fruit
Louise Radnofsky / Washington Wire:
O'Donnell's Lawyer Says Campaign Records to Be Amended
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 Earlier Items: 
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Democratic Party ID Drops in 2010, Tying 22-Year Low
Discussion: Politics Daily and Right Turn
New York Post:
‘Nuclear’ games
Discussion: AmSpecBlog, Betsy's Page and The Hill
Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Reading between Constitution's lines
William D. Cohan / Vanity Fair:
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