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10:50 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  —  President Obama got into a verbal dust-up with the governor of Arizona Wednesday.  —  Republican Jan Brewer and Mr. Obama got into a finger-pointing conversation when the president arrived in Phoenix.  —  She says he was upset about the description …
Discussion: Associated Press and The Agonist
Drudge Report:
OBAMA HAS HEATED ARGUMENT WITH AZ GOV
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Brewer On Heated Argument With Obama: “He Was A Little Tense”
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
On visit to Arizona, Obama and Gov. Brewer spar over her book
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and CNN
Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post:
Jan Brewer, Obama Face Off Over Book, Immigration Issues
Discussion: The Raw Story
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
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
CNN/Time Poll: Dead heat in Florida ahead of debate  —  Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) - One day before the final GOP presidential debate in Florida, it's all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, according to a new survey.  —  A CNN/Time/ORC International Poll also indicates …
Dylan Byers / The Politico:
Gingrich admits ABC claim was false
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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Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Fair Share
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
Jeb Bush / Washington Post:
Four ways Republicans can win Hispanics back  —  Jeb Bush, a Republican, is co-chair of the Hispanic Leadership Network Conference and a former governor of Florida.  —  In the 15 states that are likely to decide who controls the White House and the Senate in 2013, Hispanic voters will represent the margin of victory.
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David Adams / Reuters:
Florida's Rubio a star, but an unlikely VP pick
Ben Smith / Reuters:
Mitt Romney's immigration dilemma
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Daily Caller
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.
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.
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 …
Ann Coulter:
RE-ELECT OBAMA: VOTE NEWT!  —  To talk with Gingrich supporters is to enter a world where words have no meaning.  They denounce Mitt Romney as a candidate being pushed on them by “the Establishment” — with “the Establishment” defined as anyone who supports Romney or doesn't support Newt.
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.
Franco Ordoñez / Raleigh News & Observer:
Miller won't fight Price for 4th District seat  —  WASHINGTON Representative Brad Miller, who has spent a decade in Congress working for consumer protections, said Wednesday that he would not seek another term rather than run against his longtime political ally and friend.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December suggests that the economy has been expanding moderately, notwithstanding some slowing in global growth.  While indicators point to some further improvement in overall labor market conditions, the unemployment rate remains elevated.
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 …
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 …
Erica Martinson / The Politico:
Issa: Obama's energy plan not the real thing  —  The president's promises to make America energy independent on the back of natural gas drilling aren't the real thing, Rep. Darrell Issa said Tuesday night.  —  “I think the president very much sent a not-so-veiled threat …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Reaction
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Obama heads west to sell energy plan
Discussion: InsideClimate News
 
 
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
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Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
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David Weigel / Slate:
Newt's Moon Speech: Not Actually Crazy
Discussion: Politics, The PJ Tatler and Hot Air
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
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Confident Obama struts his stuff
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Matt Dixon / Florida Times Union:
Times-Union/Insider Advantage poll: Romney 40, Gingrich 32
Elizabeth Chuck / msnbc.com:
Wrongfully convicted man awarded $25 million
Discussion: Ron Paul 2012 and Balloon Juice
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Watch Mitt Spin: Romney Claims His Real Tax Rate Is ‘Closer To 45 Or 50 Percent’
Discussion: pandagon.net and Daily Kos
Elliott Abrams / National Review:
Gingrich and Reagan  —  In the increasingly rough Republican campaign …