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11:10 AM ET, January 26, 2012

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Jonathan V. Last / Weekly Standard:
Thou Shalt Not Write Bad Things About Obama  —  Drudge has a story about Obama getting off of Air Force One in Arizona, greeting Republican governor Jan Brewer, and immediately giving her a piece of his mind.  Evidently our president did not appreciate something Brewer wrote about him.
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Donovan Slack / The Politico:
Brewer?s tense exchange with Obama  —  It was a tense moment on the tarmac.  —  President Obama, alighting from the stairs of Air Force One in Phoenix this afternoon, was greeted by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who handed him an envelope and the two exchanged what appeared to be some heated sentiments.
Norah O'Donnell / CBS News:
Obama, Ariz. governor in heated exchange
Discussion: Associated Press and The Agonist
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Brewer On Heated Argument With Obama: “He Was A Little Tense”
Drudge Report:
OBAMA HAS HEATED ARGUMENT WITH AZ GOV
Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post:
Jan Brewer, Obama Face Off Over Book, Immigration Issues
Discussion: The Raw Story
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
On visit to Arizona, Obama and Gov. Brewer spar over her book
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and CNN
Dylan Byers / The Politico:
Gingrich admits ABC claim was false  —  After nearly a week on the defensive, CNN's John King reports tonight that Newt Gingrich's claim about offering witnesses to ABC News in his defense — to rebut the network's interview with his second wife, Marianne Gingrich — was not true.
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A.Killough / CNN:
TRENDING: Gingrich campaign admits error  —  (CNN) - Newt Gingrich's campaign admitted Wednesday night the former House speaker was inaccurate when he claimed his team offered several witnesses to ABC News to refute statements made by Gingrich's second wife in a controversial interview aired last week.
Discussion: GOP 12
Kevinliptak / CNN:
CNN/Time Poll: Dead heat in Florida ahead of debate
msnbc.com:
First Thoughts: A turning point for Obama?  —  Are we seeing a turning point on the economy and for President Obama? ...  It's a coin flip in Florida ... The candidates debate one last time before voters go to the polls there - what to watch for ... It's Vegas, baby, Vegas for Obama …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Polls Suggest Gingrich's Support May Have Peaked  —  Polling released within the past 24 hours suggests that Mitt Romney may have stopped and possibly reversed Newt Gingrich's momentum before the Florida primary on Tuesday.  —  The FiveThirtyEight forecast model still projects Mr. Gingrich …
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:   Liberal groups join in Fla. ad war against Mitt Romney
Wall Street Journal:
Economy Gives Obama a Lift  —  Mitt Romney mounted a fresh attack on President Barack Obama's stewardship of the economy Wednesday, while a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll raised caution signs for Mr. Romney's strategy of putting the economy at the center of his campaign.
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NBC's Domenico Montanaro / msnbc.com:
NBC/WSJ poll: Obama benefits from growing economic optimism
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David Weigel / Slate:
Newt's Moon Speech: Not Actually Crazy
Discussion: Politics, The PJ Tatler and Hot Air
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Gingrich pledges moon colony during presidency
Discussion: The Page
Paul Roderick Gregory / EconWorld:
Warren Buffett's Secretary Likely Makes Between $200,000 And $500,000/Year  —  Warren Buffett's secretary, Debbie Bosanek, served as a stage prop for President Obama's State of the Union speech.  She was the president's chief display of the alleged unfairness of our tax system …
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Eric Pfeiffer / Associated Press:
Former President John Tyler's (1790-1862) grandchildren still alive  —  Former President John Tyler, born 221 years ago, still has two living grandchildren.  The one-term president isn't a well-known historical figure; he's probably best remembered for helping to push through the annexation of Texas in 1845 …
Discussion: National Review
David Adams / Reuters:
Florida's Rubio a star, but an unlikely VP pick  —  (Reuters) - He could be the Republican vice presidential candidate from central casting: telegenic, Hispanic and a fiscal conservative who has been embraced by the Tea Party.  —  That is why Florida Senator Marco Rubio …
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Jeb Bush / Washington Post:
Four ways Republicans can win Hispanics back
Ben Smith / Reuters:
Mitt Romney's immigration dilemma
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Daily Caller
Investor's Business Daily:
36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes  —  Pete Souza / White House (Obama addresses his White House staff, file)  —  How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their “fair share” of taxes.
New York Times:
The iEconomy: Apple's iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China  —  A staggering manufacturing system in China has made it possible for Apple and other companies to make devices almost as quickly as they can be dreamed up, but for workers, it can be dangerous.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Disclose Act: Super PAC Transparency Legislation To Be Introduced By House Democrats … Elections 2010 , Campaign Finance Reform , Chris Van Hollen , DISCLOSE Act , Politics News , Dccc , Disclose Act House , Disclose Act Karl Rove , Disclose Act Van Hollen , Super Pac , Super Pacs Disclose , Politics News
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Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:   John McCain Goes Off Message, Predicts ‘Major Scandal’ Related To Unlimited Political Giving
Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National:
Barack Obama: “In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than 3 million jobs.  Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005."  —  Have private-sector jobs grown by 3 million in 22 months, with the best annual totals since 2005?  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: Our original Half True rating …
Christy Hoppe / Dallas Morning News:
Perry's job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows  —  Gov. Rick Perry, campaigning last week at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Murrells Inlet, S.C., before he exited the presidential race, has seen his job approval rating plunge in Texas, according to a new poll.
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
IED attacks in Afghanistan set record  —  Attacks with makeshift bombs hit a record high of more than 16,000 in Afghanistan in the past year, and the increasing harm they cause to Afghan civilians indicates insurgents may lack strong leadership, military officials say.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Alejandro Lazo / Los Angeles Times:
California calls $25-billion mortgage settlement ‘inadequate’  —  California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris walked away from talks with the banks last year, saying not enough was being offered for California homeowners.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)  —  Calif. Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris' office …
 
 
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Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
House Dems raise $61 million in 2011
Discussion: CNN
David Giambusso / New Jersey Online:
Newark Mayor Cory Booker blasts proposed N.J. gay marriage referendum
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Warren Strobel / Reuters:
Obama set to speed aid to Egypt: official
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Washington Examiner:
Obama attacks handouts — and then adds handouts
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Miller won't fight Price for 4th District seat
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
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Matt Dixon / Florida Times Union:
Times-Union/Insider Advantage poll: Romney 40, Gingrich 32
Elliott Abrams / National Review:
Gingrich and Reagan  —  In the increasingly rough Republican campaign …