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9:10 AM ET, January 7, 2013

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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
John Brennan tapped to lead CIA  —  President Barack Obama will announce Monday that he's nominating the White House's point person on counterterrorism, John Brennan, to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, White House officials told POLITICO.
Discussion: CNN and Business Insider
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CBS News:
Obama to tap John Brennan to head CIA: sources  —  President Obama will nominate John Brennan as his next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, senior administration officials tell CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett.  —  Brennan, a 25-year CIA veteran, currently serves as Mr. Obama's top counterterrorism adviser.
Discussion: Hot Air and CBS New York
Fox News:
Obama to nominate counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan for CIA director  —  Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan briefs reporters at the White House.AP  —  WASHINGTON - President Obama will nominate White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan …
Discussion: Althouse
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel for defense secretary
CNN:
Hillary Clinton set to return to work at State Department
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Lindsey Graham Lobs Disingenuous Attacks At Chuck Hagel
Discussion: Guardian and Slate
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Graham blasts Hagel pick as an ‘in your face nomination’ from Obama
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Balloon Juice
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
The Education of John Boehner  —  Leverage for the next clash: GOP willingness to let the spending sequester take effect.  —  What stunned House Speaker John Boehner more than anything else during his prolonged closed-door budget negotiations with Barack Obama was this revelation …
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Democrat Says Obama's Gun Control Proposals Are Extreme  —  On ABC's This Week yesterday, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp described President Obama's gun control proposals as “extreme.” … Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.  —  Heitkamp's comments come …
George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp: Reported Obama Gun Proposals ‘Way in Extreme’
Talking Points Memo:
McConnell: Debt And Spending, Not Guns, Are First Priority
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Weasel Zippers
Elisabeth Arriero / The Charlotte Observer:
Man ID'd as Rand Paul's son arrested at airport  —  A teenager identified in several media outlets as the son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Raw Story
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Bobby Cervantes / Politico:
Rand Paul's son arrested, report says  —  A teenager who told police that he was the son of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was arrested at a North Carolina airport on disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges, according to police.  —  William Hilton Paul, 19, is charged with consuming alcohol underage …
Josh Haskell / ABCNEWS:
Senator Rand Paul's Son Arrested at Charlotte Airport  —  The 19-year-old son of Sen. Rand Paul and grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly being intoxicated at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.  —  William Hilton Paul arrived in Charlotte …
Discussion: Post Politics and Joe. My. God.
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: More tax revenues must be part of next deficit deal  —  Pushing back against the Republicans' deficit-reduction strategy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this weekend that more tax revenues - not just spending cuts - must be a part of Congress's effort to rein in deficits.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Weasel Zippers
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats look for up to $1 trillion in new tax revenues this year
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:   Mitch McConnell On Future Debt Deals: ‘The Tax Issue Is Finished’ (VIDEO)
Jake Miller / CBS News:
Pelosi: “Not enough” revenue in “fiscal cliff” deal
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and The Raw Story
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:   Durbin: Tax reform should be on table in debt-ceiling talks
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep: 'It's About Time' We Had Another Government Shut Down  —  Appearing on CBS' Face the Nation this morning, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) enthusiastically called for a government shut down: … Watch it:  —  Salmon's theory, that the government shutdown somehow led to balanced budgets …
Jennifer Martinez / The Hill:
‘Shell-shocked’ lawmakers shy away from online piracy in new Congress  —  Nearly a year after a wave of online protests killed two anti-piracy bills, lawmakers are skittish about moving forward with legislation aimed at cracking down on websites that illegally distribute copies of movies and music.
NY Daily News:
Drunk man celebrating his birthday busted after fatally shooting 34-year-old man inside Brooklyn diner  —  The inebriated customer grabbed a woman who had been standing next to patron Jason Lewis at the counter of the Country House Diner in Clinton Hill.  —  Police responded to a shooting at the Country House Diner.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Fail  —  It's that time again: the annual meeting of the American Economic Association and affiliates, a sort of medieval fair that serves as a marketplace for bodies (newly minted Ph.D.'s in search of jobs), books and ideas.  And this year, as in past meetings …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
 
 
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
FAIL: Meet the Press Shows Debt Clock $3 Trillion Less Than Actual $16.4 Trillion Total
Jonathan Strong / Roll Call:
Boehner Coup Attempt Larger Than First Thought
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Barack Obama readies for host of reforms on Washington return
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Breaking Down The Deal That Ended The National Hockey League Lockout
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
New Republican Senator Says Gun Safety Is ‘Unconstitutional’
 Earlier Items: 
BuzzFeed:
Top Conservative Radio Figure Calls For “Nationalist” Third Party
Discussion: Mediaite and Joe. My. God.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
HBO Hangs On to Universal's Movies
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
The Only CIA Officer Scheduled to Go to Jail Over Torture Never Tortured Anybody
Discussion: The Verge and The Agonist