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8:10 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.
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
On visit to Arizona, Obama and Gov. Brewer spar over her book  —  When President Obama landed in Phoenix on Wednesday, he was greeted with sunny skies and a kerfuffle with Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.  —  After welcoming the president upon his arrival, Obama told Brewer he didn't like the …
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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Wallacegw / CNN:
Speaker tells members what not to wear  —  Washington (CNN) - Just seconds after an emotional tribute to Arizona Democratic Rep Gabby Giffords in the House of Representatives Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner - who got a little choked up in the moment - suddenly felt the need to remind members …
Discussion: The Politico and Reuters
Matt Dixon / Florida Times Union:
Times-Union/Insider Advantage poll: Romney 40, Gingrich 32
First Read / msnbc.com:
Santorum hints at leaving FL before Tuesday primary
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Gingrich on Clinton impeachment, telling the truth
Paul Roderick Gregory / EconWorld:
Warren Buffett's Secretary Likely Makes Between $200,000 And $500,000/Year  —  Warren Buffet'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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ABCNEWS:
Warren Buffett and His Secretary Talk Taxes  —  ABC News' Seniboye Tienabeso reports:  —  In a week when taxes and tax returns have dominated the headlines, billionaire investor Warren Buffett jumped back into the political debate and showed his returns exclusively to ABC News' Bianna Golodryga …
Discussion: Hot Air and ABCNEWS
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 …
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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Gingrich Pledges To Establish Permanent Base On The Moon ‘By The End Of My Second Term’
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Obama heads west to sell energy plan  —  President Obama will travel to Nevada and Colorado on Thursday to sell the public on the energy proposals he outlined in this week's State of the Union address.  —  The president's energy plan is designed to simultaneously please his core group …
Discussion: InsideClimate News
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Erica Martinson / The Politico:
Issa: Obama's energy plan not the real thing
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Reaction
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Romney's Hispanic leadership team: Newt, pull down your ad.  Gingrich: I will  —  In the wake of Sen. Marco Rubio's denunciation of Newt Gingrich's ad calling Mitt Romney ‘anti-immigrant,’ the Romney campaign's Hispanic leadership team — headlined by former Sen. Mel Martinez — is demanding that Gingrich pull down the radio spot.
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Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Gingrich Pulls Ad Attacking Romney After Rubio Criticizes It
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Watch Mitt Spin: Romney Claims His Real Tax Rate Is ‘Closer To 45 Or 50 Percent’  —  During an interview with Univision, Romney was pressed on whether it was fair for him to pay about 13 percent of his income in taxes — as he did in 2010, according to his recently released tax returns — when many middle class families pay far more.
Discussion: pandagon.net and Daily Kos
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Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Fair Share
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 …
Bloomberg:
Geithner: Obama Wouldn't Ask Me to Stay in a Second Term  —  Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said he doesn't expect President Barack Obama to ask him to stay in office if he's re-elected, and dismissed Wall Street's concerns about financial regulations.
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 …
Elliott Abrams / National Review:
Gingrich and Reagan  —  In the increasingly rough Republican campaign, no candidate has wrapped himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan more often than Newt Gingrich.  “I worked with President Reagan to change things in Washington,” “we helped defeat the Soviet empire,” and …
WPIX:
“I Might Have Tacos”: Mayor's Outreach Plan After 4 Cops Arrested For Racially Profiling Latinos  —  EAST HAVEN, Conn. (PIX11)— Latinos in East Haven, Conn. say they have lived in fear of local authorities for years.  However, a feeling of shock and relief came Tuesday after the arrests …
Elizabeth Chuck / msnbc.com:
Wrongfully convicted man awarded $25 million  —  A man in New Mexico has been awarded $22 million after being tossed in solitary confinement for 2 years following a DWI arrest.  KOB-TV's Marissa Torres reports.  —  A New Mexico man who said he was forced to pull his own tooth …
Discussion: Ron Paul 2012 and Balloon Juice
 
 
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Reuters:
As euro crisis fears ease, focus turns to growth
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Who Is Sheldon Adelson, the Gingrich Super PAC's Billionaire Backer?
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Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
Fed to Maintain Rates Near Zero Through Late 2014
Discussion: American Power and Truthdig
Chris Edwards / Cato @ Liberty:
Fact Checking the SOTU: Corporate Taxes
Sam Baker / The Hill:
GOP prepares bill to replace Obama's Supreme Court-bound healthcare law
Discussion: The Politico and ThinkProgress
Opinionator:
State of the Republicans  —  Gail Collins: David, I have to apologize.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
House Democrats spell Keystone ‘K-O-C-H’
BuzzFeed:
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
When Gingrich Tried, and Failed, to Intimidate Tom Coburn