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10:40 PM ET, January 26, 2011

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Alvin Felzenberg / US News:
Obama's State of the Union Was Tantamount to Plagiarism  —  If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, what can be said of plagiarism?  President Obama's second State of the Union address contained enough recycled ideas and lines lifted from speeches of others to make historians wince.
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Nielsen Wire:
43 Million Watch President Obama's State of the Union Address  —  On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 President Obama delivered his State of the Union address.  The address was carried live from approximately 9:00 PM- 10:15 PM on 11 networks.  The sum of the average audience for those networks …
NPR:
The State Of The Union, In Your Words  —  Right after President Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address, we asked our listeners to describe his speech in three words.  We received responses from more than 4,000 of you.  We've run them through a word cloud generator and this is what all of you said:
CBO's Latest 10 Documents:
BUDGET AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: FISCAL YEARS 2011 THROUGH 2021  —  Text-only.  —  The United States faces daunting economic and budgetary challenges.  The economy has struggled to recover from the recent recession, which was triggered by a large decline in house prices and a financial crisis …
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
U.S. Budget Deficit to Pass $1.5 Trillion This Year  —  “Grim” doesn't seem to be a terrifying enough word to describe the budget outlook that the CBO released today.  Oh, sure, we sort of knew this was coming—tax cuts are expensive if you don't find spending cuts to match.
Gawker:
Dennis Kucinich Sues Congressional Cafeteria Over Olive Pit  —  Congressman Dennis Kucinich bought a sandwich from the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria in April 2008, and bit into it only to find an unpitted olive that cracked a tooth.  This month, he sued the cafeteria for selling “dangerous” sandwiches.
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Sabrina Eaton / Plain Dealer:
Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues cafeteria over olive pit in sandwich  —  Rep. Dennis Kucinich has sued a U.S. House of Representatives cafeteria for selling him a sandwich wrap that caused dental damage when he bit into an olive pit, according to a Jan. 3 lawsuit filed in Superior Court for the District of Columbia.
Gallup:
Americans Oppose Cuts in Education, Social Security, Defense  —  Large plurality call for Congress to agree on deficit reduction before raising debt limit  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Prior to the State of the Union address, a majority of Americans said they favor cutting U.S. foreign aid …
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Associated Press:
Social Security to Run Permanent Yearly Deficits
Discussion: Hot Air
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Sen. Graham: We Need to Act Like U.S. Troops And Raise The Social …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, The Hill and Daily Kos
Associated Press:
Medicare official doubts health care law savings  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the central promises of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are unlikely to be fulfilled, Medicare's independent economic expert told Congress on Wednesday.  —  The landmark legislation probably …
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Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Rep. Paul Ryan 1, ObamaCare 0
Discussion: National Review
ABCNEWS:
Sen. Harry Reid Says Earmarks Will Return, Despite Obama's State of the Union Vow  —  Senate Democratic Leader Concedes GOP Can Force Health Care Repeal Vote  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told ABC News that earmarks will return to Capitol Hill despite President Obama's vow …
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Senate nears approval of filibuster changes
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Rep. Weiner: ‘I just needed a drink’ after GOP response  —  One Democratic congressman says he was ready to hit the bottle after hearing the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Tuesday night.  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.), who is known for his outspokenness …
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Ross Douthat:
The Politics of Evasion
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Celebrity Journalist: I Never Spoke to Hawaii Gov About Obama Birth Certificate  —  A celebrity journalist now claims he misspoke when he said last week that Hawaii's governor told him he was unable to find President Barack Obama's original birth certificate after a search of state and hospital archives.
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Loughner researched lethal injection before Tucson shooting, sources say  —  TUCSON — In the weeks and days before the shooting rampage in Tucson, suspect Jared Lee Loughner surfed the Internet on his computer in what investigators believe was an effort to prepare for his alleged assassination attempt …
Bill Keller / New York Times:
Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled  —  This past June, Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, phoned me and asked, mysteriously, whether I had any idea how to arrange a secure communication.  Not really, I confessed.  The Times doesn't have encrypted phone lines, or a Cone of Silence.
Brian Donohue / New Jersey Online:
Slopes behind ropes: fear of lawsuits closing great New Jersey sledding hills … It's one of the simple, most wonderful pleasures of life: zooming down a snow-covered hill just fast enough for a touch of fear to quicken your pulse.  Maybe it's a solo run.  Maybe you're clinging to a loved one as you tear down the hill tandem.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Against Obligatory Editorials  —  He still loves his wife.  But after 25 years of marriage, he has lost his enthusiasm for sex with her.  Still.  It is Valentine's Day.  And she has been hinting.  So he takes her to a nice dinner, uncharactertistically orders an after-dinner drink …
Discussion: USA Today and Hot Air
Carlos Lozano / L.A. NOW:
Border authorities arrest controversial Muslim cleric east of San Diego  —  U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago and was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California inside the trunk of a BMW, according to court documents.
Paul Krugman:
Shiny Lazy People  —  A few further thoughts about the Ryan response to the SOTU, which was deeply revealing.  —  Again, let me focus first on this passage: … Imagine yourself in Ryan's position.  You've been chosen by one of America's two great political parties to respond to the president of the United States.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Axelrod mocks Tea Party response: ‘Am I looking at the right camera?’  —  A top White House adviser gently mocked the Tea Party response to the State of the Union delivered by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Tuesday night.  —  White House senior adviser David Axelrod joked …
Discussion: CNN, TPMDC, Weasel Zippers and Firedoglake
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Spokesman.com:
MLK bomb laced with chemical, sources say  —  A bomb maker mixed chemicals with shrapnel in what law enforcement officials say was a weapon designed to inflict maximum injuries during last week's Martin Luther King Jr. march in downtown Spokane.  —  Tests are being conducted to determine …
Discussion: Raw Story, TPMMuckraker and Daily Kos
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE MISSING DEPTH OF THOUGHT.... I've long considered Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) the Republican version of John Edwards.  After one largely underwhelming term, in which he didn't tackle any noteworthy policy initiatives and failed to distinguished himself as an expert in an area …
Discussion: TPMDC
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The Note:
Thune's “Big Opportunity” - Will He Run?
Cubachi:
Marco Rubio announces he's co-sponsoring DeMint's Obamacare repeal bill  —  I don't know how anyone can label Senator Marco Rubio an establishment guy, just because he is not willing to join a Tea Party Caucus.  —  Anyway, would an establishment figure co-sponsor any bill with Senator Jim DeMint …
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:   DeMint on prez run: ‘No’
Simmi Aujla / The Politico:
House votes to end public financing  —  The House passed a GOP-sponsored bill to end public financing for presidential campaigns Wednesday.  Ten Democrats, most of them Blue Dogs, joined Republicans in the vote.  —  The bill suspends a 35-year-old program that lets taxpayers direct $3 …
Discussion: Ballot Box and CNN
 
 
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