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12:40 PM ET, January 23, 2012

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Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times:
Mitt Romney tells ‘interrupters’ at rally to ‘take a hike’  —  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, campaigns at Allstar Building Materials in Ormond Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak / January 22, 2012)  —  Mitt Romney opened an aggressive new phase …
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Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
What are Newt Gingrich's big ideas?  —  On Saturday's edition of “Up With Chris Hayes,” Gary Johnson brought up an old Newt Gingrich idea I hadn't heard before: Putting individuals who brought more than two ounces of marijuana into the United States to death.  That sounded extreme, even for Gingrich.
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Mitt Romney: Newt Gingrich is a ‘failed leader,’ ‘disgrace’  —  ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Mitt Romney landed here Sunday with a simple message: Newt Gingrich is a failure and a fraud.  And a disgrace.  And a hapless showman.  —  Standing under a brilliant orange Florida sunset …
Wall Street Journal:
The Gingrich Challenge  —  A test for Romney, GOP officials …
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Enterprise Blog
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Sen. Rand Paul ‘detained’ by TSA in Nashville, TSA denies  —  Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul's press secretary Moira Bagley tweeted on Monday that Transportation Security Administration officials were detaining her boss in Nashville, Tenn.  —  “Just got a call from @senrandpaul,” Bagley tweeted at about 10 a.m. on Monday.
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A.Killough / CNN:
BREAKING: Spokeswoman: TSA turns away Sen. Rand Paul  —  (CNN) - Authorities blocked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at the Nashville airport Monday after the Kentucky Republican refused a pat-down at a security checkpoint, his spokeswoman said.  —  Paul went through a scanner at the airport and set off an alarm …
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Rand Paul detained by TSA  —  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was detained Monday by the Transportation Security Administration in Nashville, Tenn., after refusing a full body pat-down, POLITICO has confirmed.  —  “I spoke with him five minutes ago and he was being detained indefinitely,” Paul spokesperson Moira Bagley said.
Discussion: Campaign 2012
ABCNEWS:
Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville  —  Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA in Nashville.  —  @moirabagley, the Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Warrants Needed for GPS Monitoring, Supreme Court Rules  —  The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that law enforcement authorities need a probable-cause warrant from a judge to affix a GPS device to a vehicle and monitor its every move.  —  The decision (.pdf) in what is arguably …
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Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
Supreme Court says no to debate over Elena Kagan health care role  —  The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request for debate over whether Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the health care reform case due to be argued in March.  —  Freedom Watch, a group led by Larry Klayman …
Discussion: CNN and Hit & Run
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
THE OBAMA MEMOS … - POLITICS - PROFILES - THE TALK OF THE TOWN - COMMENT - TABLE OF CONTENTS - THE FINANCIAL PAGE - NEWS DESK - THE POLITICAL SCENE
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Man Who Gave Us Newt  —  The nature of this peculiar primary season - the reason it seems at odds with both the 2009-2010 political narrative and the seriousness of the times - was determined by Mitt Romney.  Even if you don't mind RomneyCare, or the abortion flip-flop, or any of the rest …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
U.S. Economy Most Toxic of 24 Issues  —  Scope of government and U.S. morality also rankle Americans  —  PRINCETON, NJ — As President Barack Obama prepares his annual address to Congress, Americans are broadly dissatisfied with the state of the nation in several specific issue areas …
The Politico:
Mitt faces a perfect mess  —  Perfect resume, perfect looks, perfect family, and a perfect roster of skilled campaign operatives and blue-chip endorsements: Mitt Romney has them all.  —  Yet he comes out of his drubbing in South Carolina with a perfect problem.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and The Hill
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Santorum Promises To Outlaw Gay Civil Marriage Because It Does Not Reflect 'God's Will For Us'  —  Rick Santorum told CNN's Piers Morgan on Friday that he would never change his opposition to same-sex marriage because it does not reflect “God's will for us.”
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Federal employees owe $1.03 billion in unpaid taxes  —  (Daniel Acker - BLOOMBERG) Congressional staffers owed about $10.6 million in unpaid taxes in 2010, a slight increase from the previous year and a growing slice of the roughly $1 billion owed by federal and postal workers nationwide.
Discussion: COURAGE IN AMERICA
Daniel Klaidman / The Daily Beast:
Obama Team to Break Silence on al-Awlaki Killing  —  Inside the White House debate over how to talk about al Qaeda's Anwar al-Awlaki.  —  After months of internal debate, the Obama administration is planning to reveal publicly the legal reasoning behind its decision to kill the American-born leader …
KMOV-TV:
St. Louis groups protest Kirkwood Walmart, Lowe's  —  KIRKWOOD (KMOV) - Members of Occupy St. Louis and the Council on American-Islamic Relations joined forces Sunday afternoon to protest outside the Kirkwood Walmart and Lowe's over advertising dispute.  —  Organizers say they are protesting …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Simon Johnson on the Proposed Foreclosure Fraud Settlement: “This is a law enforcement issue.”  —  Someone should investigate (2008 photo: Danny McL) … DD: So we've heard about an imminent settlement for a while now.  Why do you think we're in such a crucial stage now?
Discussion: naked capitalism
Martin Frost / The Politico:
The electoral train wreck scenario  —  Train wrecks don't happen often in American politics.  But there could be one in this presidential election.  And if it occurs, it will be big.  —  Consider: The Constitution has a specific provision regarding an Electoral College deadlock.
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Under the Name of a Senate Hopeful, Blog Posts on Sex and Drugs  —  As he travels New York trying to build support for a Senate candidacy, Marc Cenedella has impressed Republican leaders with his Ivy League credentials, his success in building a business and his promise to tap his wealth in the race.
Discussion: New York Magazine, Gothamist and TBogg
 
 
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Daniel W. Drezner:
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Geneva Sands-Sadowitz / Ballot Box:
Brown, Warren agree to anti-super-PAC pledge, other candidates could follow
Discussion: The Politico
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Rep. West insists no racial coding in Gingrich's “food stamp president” comments
Discussion: The Politico
Associated Press:
Rep. Giffords to resign and focus on recovery, setting up wide-open race for Ariz. seat
Laurel Ramseyer / pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com:
Ken Hutcherson likens Gov. Gregoire to President Lincoln's Assassin
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
PRIVATE INEQUITY  —  At this point, the people who run America's …
Discussion: Swampland and Paul Krugman
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Tom Witosky / Des Moines Register:
Political consultants quickly fire arrested man
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Rick Santorum / Wall Street Journal:
My Fight for Life  —  The other Republican candidates simply check the pro-life box.
BBC:
IDS: Welfare reform is about ‘changing lives’
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
New York's Redistricting Process Led by Insiders
Discussion: WNYC News Blog
David Ingram / Reuters:
U.S. lawyer for Megaupload.com withdraws
 

 
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

Oliver Darcy / CNN:
The White House calls on Fox News to correct coverage of bribery claims against Biden by an informant now charged with lying; source: Fox declines to make fixes

Morgan Sung / Rest of World:
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