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4:10 PM ET, January 26, 2012

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National Review:
Dole Goes Nuclear  —  The Romney campaign sends along a statement by Bob Dole pasted below.  Relations between Dole — an establishment figure in the party — and Gingrich were well known to be tense during the 1990s.  Here it is:  —  I have not been critical of Newt Gingrich but it is now time to take a stand before it is too late.
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Jim Vandeheiand Mike Allen / The Politico:
The right drops a bomb on Newt  —  Newt Gingrich better hope voters who lapped up his delicious hits on the “elite media” and liberals don't read the Drudge Report this morning.  —  Or the National Review.  Or the American Spectator.  Or Ann Coulter.  —  If they do, Gingrich comes off looking …
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.
A.Killough / CNN:
Gingrich unleashes on Romney
Discussion: Ann Coulter and Hot Air
Stan Honda / ABCNEWS:
Angry Newt Gingrich Attacks Mitt Romney in Florida  —  Newt Gingrich is hopping mad today on the campaign trail in Florida.  At a Tea Party really in Mount Dora in Central Florida, he launched his fiercest verbal assault against Mitt Romney to date.  —  “There is something so grotesquely hypocritical …
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Bob Dole makes dire warnings about Gingrich as GOP nominee
Discussion: CNN
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Romney paints Gingrich as mentally unstable
Washington Examiner:
Newt Gingrich is a Saul Alinsky Republican
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
How Rich is Warren Buffett's Secretary?  —  Thanks to ABC, we now have a number on the difference between Warren Buffett's tax rate, and his secretary's.  According to the network, “Bosanek pays a tax rate of 35.8 percent of income, while Buffett pays a rate at 17.4 percent.”  —  Conservatives have swooped on this.
Discussion: Instapundit
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ABCNEWS:
Warren Buffett and His Secretary Talk Taxes
Agoldberg / The Smoking Gun:
Despite Unfair Tax Burden, Warren Buffett's Secretary Was Just Able To Buy A Second Home
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Paul Roderick Gregory / EconWorld:
Warren Buffett's Secretary Likely Makes Between $200,000 And $500,000/Year
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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Ben Smith / Reuters:
Mitt Romney's immigration dilemma  —  For a moment Wednesday afternoon in Miami, Mitt Romney seemed to have a solution to his Hispanic problem: Was he not, Univision's Jorge Ramos asked, Mexican-American himself, as his father had been born south of the border?
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
Reuters is out with a tough story on Sen. Marco Rubio today …
Discussion: Big Journalism
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 …
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Adele Hampton / The Hill:
Brewer defends finger pointing at Obama  —  Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said she was “breathless” after a verbal scuffle with President Obama on Wednesday.  —  “I was trying to be very gracious to [Obama] and he just reacted in just a very negative manor of which took me back …
Donovan Slack / The Politico:
Brewer's tense exchange with Obama
Byron Tau / The Politico:
Jan Brewer: Obama is ‘thin-skinned’
Discussion: Rumproast, Weasel Zippers and The Hill
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Barney Frank to marry longtime partner  —  Retiring congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will marry his longtime partner, Jim Ready.  —  Frank and Ready plan to wed in Massachusetts.  Frank's home state is one of six states, in addition to the District of Columbia, which permit gay marriage.
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NECN:
US Rep. Barney Frank to marry longtime partner
A.Killough / CNN:
Rep. Barney Frank to marry partner
Kate Nocera / The Politico:
Kaiser: Public cynical about the Supremes - E&C upset New Yorker got health memos first - Pro-reform analysis counts 15 similar provisions between Romney, Obama's health laws  —  With contributions from David Nather, Matt DoBias, J. Lester Feder, Jason Millman and Brett Norman
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Hill
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Obama-backed electric car battery-maker files for bankruptcy  —  An Indiana-based energy-storage company, whose subsidiary received a $118.5 million stimulus grant from the Energy Department, filed for bankruptcy Thursday.  —  Ener1 is asking a federal bankruptcy court in New York to approve …
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Tennessean.com:
Nashville airport video doesn't show ‘irate’ Sen. Rand Paul  —  A security video of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at a Nashville International Airport checkpoint doesn't show him being “irate,” as police asserted.  —  The Kentucky Republican ran afoul of a millimeter-wave screening machine Monday morning …
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Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Rand Paul calm during TSA patdown, video shows
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay and BuzzFeed
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.
Robinson / nation.foxnews.com:
Biden Does Fake Indian Accent During Outsourcing Speech?  —  BIDEN: Even call centers, even call centers rushed over seas, hundreds of thousands.  How many times you get the call, ‘I like to talk to you about your credit card’?  Or that ad on TV, what is it?  ‘Nancy, this is Nancy, can I talk to a supervisor?’
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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 …
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.
 
 
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