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10:10 AM ET, January 19, 2011


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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Before banning ‘crosshairs,’ CNN used it to refer to Palin, Bachmann  —  CNN's John King is attracting a lot of notice — and some ridicule — in the blogosphere for his on-air apology after a guest used the word “crosshairs” during a report on Chicago politics Tuesday.
Discussion: Moe Lane
Marissa Calhoun / CNN:
CNN Poll: Palin unfavorable rating at all time high  —  Washington (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that 56 percent of all Americans have an unfavorable view of Sarah Palin, an all-time high for the former Alaska governor.  That 56 percent unfavorable figure is up seven points …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and GOP 12
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
CNN Apologizes For Guest Using Term “Crosshairs”  —  CNN's John King: “Before we go to break, I want to make a quick point.  We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race.  My friend Andy Shaw used the term ‘in the crosshairs’ in talking about the candidates.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Boehner Favorability Jumps; Obama Back Above 50%
Ezra Klein:
Joe Lieberman: Democratic hero?  —  If you look back over the past two years, perhaps the most consequential decision made by President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was to give Joe Lieberman his chairmanship, even though Lieberman had endorsed John McCain in the 2008 campaign.
The Politico:
Lieberman won't run again
Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:
Conrad's Exit to Pressure Democrats
Discussion: Salon and Commentary
Steven Shepard / Hotline On Call:
Bysiewicz Poll Shows Her Leading Lieberman
FBI: Spokane bomb is ‘domestic terrorism’  —  In an interview on msnbc cable's “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Spokesman-Review reporter Thomas Clouse said confidential sources told him that the device was equipped with a remote control detonator and contained shrapnel.
FBI says backpack on Spokane parade route was a bomb  —  The abandoned backpack found Monday along the route of Spokane's annual Martin Luther King Jr. march contained a bomb capable of inflicting “multiple casualties,” the FBI has confirmed.  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation's terrorism task force …
Abby Sewell / Los Angeles Times:
Spokane bomb casualties could have been severe, FBI says  —  The device was found on the route of Spokane's annual Unity March, held on Martin Luther King Day.  —  Reporting from Los Angeles — A “potentially deadly” explosive device that could have caused severe casualties was found along …
FBI: Pipe Bomb Found On MLK Parade Route
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Just another ‘isolated incident’: Lethal bomb at MLK Day parade …
Discussion: Hatewatch, Hullabaloo and KREM-TV
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Video Captured ‘Calculated’ Gunman in Tucson  —  TUCSON — The chief investigator for the sheriff's department here has for the first time publicly described the brief and gory video clip from a store security camera that shows a gunman not only shooting Representative Gabrielle Giffords …
New York Times:
Basic Questions, Elusive Answers on Health Law  —  WASHINGTON — As the fight over health care returned to the House floor on Tuesday, the debate could largely be stripped down to four questions that are relatively simple to ask, if not to answer:  —  Will the health care law …
Noam N. Levey / Los Angeles Times:
Do Republican critiques of the healthcare law add up?
Discussion: cab drollery
Jay Reeves / Associated Press:
New Ala. gov: Just Christians are his family  —  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told a church crowd just moments into his new administration that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters, shocking some critics who questioned Tuesday whether he can be fair to non-Christians.
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
What Is Orthodox?  —  I'm a big fan of Matthew Yglesias' blogging …
Discussion: Yglesias and Ben Smith's Blog
Philip Klein / AmSpecBlog:
Sheila Jackson Lee Says Repealing ObamaCare Violates Constitution  —  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, said on Tuesday afternoon that repealing the national health care law would violate the Constitution.  —  Arguing that the Commerce Clause provides the constitutional basis for ObamaCare …
Paul Harris / Guardian:
WikiLeaks has caused little lasting damage, says US state department  —  Claims mean official stance of White House over leaked US embassy cables contradicts that of the state department  —  The damage caused by the WikiLeaks controversy has caused little real and lasting damage to American diplomacy …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Flop Riles Goldman Clients  —  It was supposed to be Wall Street's hottest tech deal in years: the private offering of as much as $1.5 billion in shares of Facebook Inc. And it was a coup for the company's adviser, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the most envied firm on the Street.
Study Points to Windfall for Goldman Partners
Rory Carroll / Guardian:
‘Baby Doc’ charged with corruption  —  Former dictator faces charges relating to his 15-year rule after being hauled before a judge in Port-au Prince  —  Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was charged with corruption and the theft of his country's meagre funds last night after the former Haitian dictator …
Haiti charges ex-leader Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and FrumForum
Sally Pipes / New York Post:
The damage has already begun  —  Repeal of ObamaCare can't come soon enough — as several damaging provisions are set to take effect this year.  —  For starters, it has effectively stopped the construction of physician-owned hospitals throughout the country.
Discussion: Power Line and Betsy's Page
The Note:
The Death of “Job Killing”  —  ABC News' John R. Parkinson reports:  —  During his Pen & Pad briefing on Jan. 4, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the phrase “job killing” eight times over the course of the briefing.  —  Cantor, R-Virginia, used the term earlier this month to describe everything from …
Discussion: The Politico
The Politico:
Muslim groups nervous about King hearings  —  American Muslim leaders, who have struggled to present a clear public voice or organize politically in the decade since Sept. 11, are increasingly apprehensive about the direction Rep. Pete King will take when he convenes hearings next month on the threat posed by radical Islam in America.
Colin Fernandez / Daily Mail:
'Wear the hijab or I'll kill you, cousin told girl': Muslim tells of terrifying phone threats  —  A man threatened to kill his cousin and harm her family after she decided to stop wearing the traditional Muslim headscarf, a court has heard.  —  Mohamed Al-Hakim, 29, allegedly phoned Alya Al-Safar …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Jawa Report
The Fix:
Five members to watch on health care repeal  —  The House is set to vote today on a repeal of the Democrats' health care law, and we've got a good idea how it's going to turn out.  —  The bill is widely expected to pass in the GOP-controlled House on a largely party-line vote …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Clinton says she won't commit to serving second term at State  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she hasn't committed to serving a second term in the Obama administration and is looking forward to an eventual return to private life.  —  “That's not something …
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Bradley Blackburn / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Gabrielle Giffords' Husband Mark Kelly Says She Feared She Would Be Shot  —  Giffords' Husband Tells Diane Sawyer Representative Job Is ‘Risky’ and Not Sure Wife Should Stay in Congress  —  For 20 crushing minutes, Mark Kelly thought that his wife Gabrielle Giffords had died.
Discussion: The Caucus, Guardian and FrumForum
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
In Wreckage of Lost Jobs, Lost Power
Discussion: Economix and Prairie Weather
Democracy Corps:
It's jobs, stupid.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Wire
Peter Baker / New York Times:
The White House Looks for Work
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Factories Buck Decline
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
In Murray Hill, the College Life Need Never End
Chinese president to attend state dinner, hold talks with Obama
Pat Toomey / Wall Street Journal:
How to Freeze the Debt Ceiling Without Risking Default
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Obama's SEC hires Goldman Sachs asset manager …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
 Earlier Items: 
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Sargent Shriver, a Peace Corps founder, dies at 95
Discussion: The Other McCain
Sam Youngman / Ballot Box:
The new Clintonian Obama is playing offense, and building momentum
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Lebanon Shows Shift of Influence in Mideast
Discussion: RealClearWorld
Jeff Stein / SpyTalk:
Report: Pakistani spy agency rushed Mullah Omar to hospital
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Venerable Lefties at Harper's Divided by Union

From Mediagazer:

Investigation: an Israeli tank crew killed a Reuters journalist and wounded six reporters in Lebanon on October 13 by quickly firing two shells from Israel

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon Prime Video and Premier Boxing Champions sign a US rights deal to distribute pay-per-view boxing, as Paramount is shutting down Showtime Sports in 2023

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: Vice Media co-CEO Hozefa Lokhandwala is stepping down to start a “new endeavor”, leaving Bruce Dixon as sole CEO

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