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9:30 PM ET, January 15, 2012

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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich appeal for slots on Virginia ballot  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry's lawyers filed a motion with a federal appeals court Sunday, seeking to win him a place on the Republican presidential primary ballot in Virginia even though his campaign failed to gather the 10,000 signatures required by state law.
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Gingrich faces tough questions at SC campaign event with black church  —  GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich faced a round of tough questions in a campaign event before an African-American church in South Carolina on Saturday.  —  Gingrich spoke with members of the Jones Memorial …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Colbert Super PAC Goes Negative On Romney In First South Carolina Ad  —  Brands him “Mitt the Ripper” for “corporations are people” line.  —  The Super PAC formerly run by Stephen Colbert, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has released its first ad to air in South Carolina this week.
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Perry: Obama administration over-reacting to Marine controversy  —  (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that Marines videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan made a “dumb” mistake, but should not face criminal prosecution.  —  In an interview Sunday on CNN's …
Discussion: CBS News, US Politics and Hullabaloo
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
SuperPAC Satire: Colbert Tells ABC About Faux Run
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Politico
New York Times:
Conservative Religious Leaders, Seeking Unity, Vote to Back Santorum
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Republican Sponsor Of Bill To Require Drug Testing For Georgia Welfare Recipients Arrested For DUI  —  A Georgia Republican who wants all welfare reciepients subject to drug tests failed one himself after he ran a red light on Friday morning.  The Atlanta Journal Constiution has the story on State Rep. Kip Smith (R):
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Christopher Seward / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   State Rep. Kip Smith charged with DUI in Buckhead
Washington Examiner:
Barone: Obama's 1-man rule thumbs nose at Founders  —  Of course President Obama is not concentrating on campaigning, White House press spokesmen assured us — as the president headed off to Chicago for three fundraisers and a drop-in at his campaign headquarters, two days …
Discussion: Doug Ross
New York Times:
The 1 Percent Paint a More Nuanced Portrait of the Rich  —  KINGS POINT, N.Y. — Adam Katz is happy to talk to reporters when he is promoting his business, a charter flight company based on Long Island called Talon Air.  —  But when the subject was his position as one of America's top earners, he balked.
Candice M. Giove / New York Post:
‘Occupy’ art a stinker  —  It's political dis-scent: An olfactory artist has transported the stench of Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park to a Staten Island art gallery.  —  “The Smell of a Critical Moment,” which opened yesterday at Doorways on Van Duzer Street, features 99 T-shirts …
The State:
Huntsman could bring us back together  —  AFTER MONTHS of flirting with candidates who considered inexperience an asset, obstinance and vitriol a virtue and extremism — even flakiness — a job requirement, Republican voters seem to be settling down.  Increasingly, they are rallying around …
Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Syria, in Deep Crisis, May Be Slipping Out of Control  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — The failure of an Arab League mission to stanch violence in Syria, an international community with little leverage and a government as defiant as its opposition is in disarray have left Syria descending into a protracted …
Discussion: American Prospect and Truthdig
Nycsouthpaw / BuzzFeed:
Huffington Post Twitter Feed Got Hacked  —  The widely followed Twitter account @HuffingtonPost has been posting homophobic and strange messages Sunday afternoon.  One tweet attributes the hacking to the “New York Post.”
Associated Press:
Pakistan Taliban Leader Reportedly Killed in U.S. Drone Strike  —  ISLAMABAD - Intercepted militant radio communications indicate the leader of the Pakistani Taliban may have been killed in a recent U.S. drone strike, Pakistani intelligence officials said Sunday.  A Taliban official denied that.
Bloomberg:
Jamie Dimon's Plan to Fix the Housing Market  —  Jamie Dimon has a plan to fix the U.S. housing market: lock mortgage lenders and regulators behind closed doors until they figure it out.  —  “I would convene all the people involved in the business, I would close the door …
Discussion: emptywheel
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
White House signals more aggressive stance to protect homeowners
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Daniel Fisher / Full Disclosure:
Advisory Board Says LightSquared Can't Coexist With GPS
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Christian Davenport / Washington Post:
As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves
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Sally Jenkins / Washington Post:
Joe Paterno's first interview since the Penn State-Sandusky scandal
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
House Republicans Fear Another Session of Infighting
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Reid blasts Republican lawmakers for ‘obstructionism on steroids’
Discussion: The Politico
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Friday night doc dump: WH knew before Solyndra workers flew
Discussion: Wizbang
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
With ‘angry black woman’ remark, Michelle Obama addresses race head-on
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