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11:05 AM ET, January 6, 2011

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The Fix:
Democrats' defection from Pelosi is historic  —  How divided are Democrats' right now?  —  With 19 Democrats withholding support from Nancy Pelosi for House speaker on Wednesday, it represented the largest defection from a party's speaker nominee in nearly a century.
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Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
The Constitution (as amended), The Schumer Model, Fast Break on GOP Backtracking, Crown Shots at Andy's Bar, Pelosi's Historic Loss of Support, Trivia  —  By Jonathan Allen (with an assist from Jake “Fast Break” Sherman)  —  THE READING OF THE CONSTITUTION, AS AMENDED …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi perma-grins and bears it as she hands speaker's gavel to John Boehner
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Michelle Malkin
Roger L Simon / Pajamas Media:
'It's still just me'—Will Boehner Be the Anti-Obama?
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Dem campaign chief: Goal is making Pelosi Speaker again
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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.
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
GOP bends its own new House rules  —  Just hours after taking control of the House, Republicans passed a sweeping set of rules promising transparency and reform.  —  But the new majority is already showing these promises aren't exactly set in stone.  —  After calling for bills to go through …
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
The 'people's House' takes up ‘We the People’ with symbolic reading
Discussion: CNN, The Note and Wonkette
Chris Moody / The Daily Caller:
Original U.S. Constitution will not be read in entirety on House floor
New York Times:
Obama Turning to Experienced Hands as He Remakes Staff  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama closed in Wednesday on a decision to fill two top positions and recharge his administration, stopping just short of naming a new chief of staff and a top economic adviser to guide the White House through a new period of divided government.
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Adrienne LaFrance / Civil Beat:
Obama's Winter White House an Illegal Rental
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Hot Air and Tammy Bruce
Reuters:   Exclusive: Volcker to step down from White House panel
Duke Helfand / Los Angeles Times:
Blue Shield of California seeks rate hikes of as much as 59% for individuals  —  Insurer says the increases result from fast-rising healthcare costs and other expenses resulting from new healthcare laws.  The move comes less than a year after Anthem Blue Cross tried and failed to raise rates as much as 39%.
Discussion: Wonkette
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
BULLETIN: BILL DALEY ANNOUNCEMENT AS CHIEF OF STAFF EXPECTED SOON — Gibbs to give speeches, consult to reelect - Karen Finney, Josh Earnest in mix to replace — Rick Powell to Bloomberg  —  Good Thursday morning.  A TOP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, on whether Bill Daley will be named chief of staff …
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Democrats Plan Attack on Republican Repeal Effort  —  Democratic leaders in Washington plan to spend the next week doing what they all but refused to do during the 2010 midterm elections: mount a vigorous defense of President Obama's health care legislation.
Discussion: The Politico
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The Hill:   Dems up for reelection under pressure to nix healthcare mandate
DealBook:
A Goldman Unit Is Said to Have Rejected Facebook  —  Before Goldman Sachs bought a stake in Facebook and started offering shares to wealthy clients, a powerful investment group within the firm turned down the chance to buy a piece of the social networking site, according to several people briefed on the internal discussions.
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Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Harry Reid: ‘The American people love government’  —  Congress has generated its lowest approval rating in decades.  President Barack Obama is treading the 50 percent line with his approval ratings.  —  Yet whether the American people know it or not, they love their government - or so says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
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Corey Boles / Washington Wire:
Taking Aim at the Senate Filibuster
Washington Post:
A self-destructive move  —  The junior Democratic senators are fed up …
Benedict Carey / New York Times:
Journal's Paper on ESP Expected to Prompt Outrage  —  One of psychology's most respected journals has agreed to publish a paper presenting what its author describes as strong evidence for extrasensory perception, the ability to sense future events.  —  The decision may delight believers …
Discussion: Gawker and The Agonist
The Hill:
President Obama's motorcade: A seatbelt-free zone?  —  Does President Obama wear a seatbelt in his presidential limo?  He is supposed to, but there are indications that he doesn't.  —  After then-New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) was seriously injured in a car accident in 2007 …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Hot Air
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.
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
The Man Who Spilled the Secrets  —  The collaboration between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Web's notorious information anarchist, and some of the world's most respected news organizations began at The Guardian, a nearly 200-year-old British paper.  What followed was a clash of civilizations …
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Why Progressives Find It Difficult to Take the “Fiscal Responsibility” Movement Seriously  —  Portrait of the Deficit Hawk as a Liberal Democrat from Massachusetts  —  Yesterday was the presentation of the “Fiscy Awards,” which go to politicians that the fiscal responsibility movement likes:
James Warren / The Atlantic Online:
No Pity for Robert Gibbs and His ‘Modest’ Salary  —  Perhaps it was the long flight back from Hawaii.  But President Obama's first full day back on the job suggested a slight case of tone deafness.  —  In bidding a sort-of farewell to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, he noted the …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Boosts Afghan Surge  —  Pentagon Plans to Send 1,400 Extra Marines to Supplement Spring Campaign  —  U.S. and Afghan soldiers prepared for patrol in Kandahar province on Wednesday.  —  WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Robert Gates has decided to send an additional 1,400 Marine combat forces …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, News Desk and AOL News
 
 
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Julian Assange's sex-crime accusers deserve to be named