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2:50 PM ET, January 14, 2012

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Evangelicals Throw Support to Santorum  —  After a two day meeting at a ranch outside of Houston a group of 150 Christian leaders, business leaders and conservative activists have coalesced behind Rick Santorum.  —  Friday night surrogates from every GOP campaign (except that of Jon Huntsman) …
Discussion: Hot Air and Box Turtle Bulletin
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Thomas Beaumont / Associated Press:
Santorum: US wrong to condemn Iran scientist death  —  GREENVILLE, S.C.—Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Saturday the U.S. was wrong to condemn the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week.  —  The Obama administration's public posture on the death Wednesday …
Bernie Becker / Ballot Box:
150 social conservatives, activists vote to back Rick Santorum  —  A group of conservative activists decided Saturday to throw its support behind Rick Santorum in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.  —  Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council and a spokesman …
Josh Dorner / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Social Conservatives Officially Unite on Rick Santorum As Romney Alternative  —  Moments ago, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced on a conference call that social conservatives had officially settled on Rick Santorum as their preferred candidate for the Republican nomination.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Under voter pressure, members of Congress backpedal (hard) on SOPA  —  The public outcry over the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act seems to have gotten so loud that even members of Congress can hear it.  On Thursday we covered the news that Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) was expressing second thoughts about SOPA's DNS provisions.
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BBC:
Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia: Search for missing  —  The BBC's Alan Johnston says it “must have been an extraordinarily harrowing experience”  —  Emergency teams in Italy are racing to rescue those missing after a cruise ship ran aground off the country's west coast with about 4,000 people on board.
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
What does Ron Paul want?  —  Ron Paul is on track to end the GOP presidential race in second place.  But his refusal to directly take on the man who's ahed of him — Mitt Romney — has Republicans wondering: What does Ron Paul want?  —  Paul has already ruled out a return to the House …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Mandarin Smackdown!  Stewart vs. Huntsman vs. Xiao Li  —  What do Messrs.  Stewart and Huntsman have in common, apart from spelling their first name Jon?  Apparently an interest in Asian language.  Stewart puts the needle effectively in Huntsman for using Mandarin on the campaign trail, starting at time 5:00 of this clip.
Discussion: The Agonist
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Warns Israel on Strike  —  Officials Lobby Against Attack on Iran as Military Leaders Bolster Defenses  —  WASHINGTON—U.S. defense leaders are increasingly concerned that Israel is preparing to take military action against Iran, over U.S. objections, and have stepped up contingency planning …
Paul Krugman:
Untruths, Wholly Untrue, And Nothing But Untruths  —  I was deeply radicalized by the 2000 election.  At first I couldn't believe that then-candidate George W. Bush was saying so many clearly, provably false things; then I couldn't believe that nobody in the news media was willing to point out the lies.
Discussion: US Politics
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Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
Everyone's Got a Right to Their Own Opinions...
Discussion: Applesauce
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep. Berates Student Concerned About Pell Grant Cuts, Tells Her To Join The Military  —  To avoid a government shutdown at the end of 2011, Republicans succeeded in their campaign to cut the federal Pell Grant program by effectively kicking up to 100,000 low-income students off the rolls.
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Maher ‘not that upset’ if people urinate on Taliban fighters, ‘dead or alive’  —  International outrage over a video of U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters consumed media coverage Friday.  Some conservatives cheered the Marines for showing such profound disrespect to the dead insurgents …
Discussion: The Right Scoop and Big Journalism
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RealClearPolitics Video Log:
CBS News: 11 More Solyndras In Obama Energy Program  —  CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson takes a look at 11 more Solyndras that were part of Obama's Energy program.  Attkisson was one of the original reporters that uncovered the Solyndra scandal.  —  CBS News counted 12 clean energy companies …
ABCNEWS:
Super PACs Outspending Candidates Two-to-One In South Carolina  —  ABC News' Michael Falcone reports:  —  GREENVILLE, S.C. — Super PACs have emerged as the big-money behemoths of the 2012 campaign, and in the closing week before the South Carolina primary, new figures show that the groups …
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ABCNEWS:
Coming Up on ‘This Week’: Gov. Rick Perry and Stephen Colbert
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Zeke Miller / Politics:
Huntsman Exodus Begins
Discussion: Hot Air and Public Policy Polling
Henry / Crooked Timber:
The New Gmail Sucks  —  Doesn't it though?  It looks horrible.  The interface is badly designed.  Keyboard short cuts do unexpected things like e.g. make your email disappear irrevocably.  And while you can temporarily revert back to the old look, they make it clear that they are going to impose …
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Kevin Drum / Political Mojo:
Beyond Good and Google  —  I don't use Gmail, but Henry Farrell does …
 
 
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Discussion: Agence France Presse and Guardian
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Mark Perry / Foreign Policy:
False Flag  —  A series of CIA memos describes how Israeli …
Discussion: Informed Comment
Matt Cover / CNSNews:
Obama Campaign to Host Dance Party in Boston
Discussion: Hot Air and The Right Scoop
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Conservative Group Spends Big to Tie Obama to Solyndra
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Fox News John Stossel: Young People 'Are Dumb Or Don't Pay Attention, And They Shouldn't Vote'
Discussion: Applesauce
Democracy Corps:
Presidential primary contest and pre-Christmas showdown put Republicans at risk