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1:20 PM ET, January 12, 2013


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Anne Cai / MIT's Student Newspaper:
Aaron Swartz commits suicide  —  Computer activist Aaron H. Swartz committed suicide in New York City yesterday, Jan. 11, according to his uncle, Michael Wolf, in a comment to The Tech.  Swartz was 26.  —  “The tragic and heartbreaking information you received is, regrettably, true,” …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
RIP, Aaron Swartz  —  My friend Aaron Swartz committed suicide yesterday, Jan 11.  He was 26.  I got woken up with the news about an hour ago.  I'm still digesting it — I suspect I'll be digesting it for a long time — but I thought it was important to put something public up so that we could talk about it.
Discussion: Crooked Timber and TechCrunch
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
David Gregory and wife knew D.C. Attorney General  —  District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin Nathan issued a lengthy letter today explaining the decision not to prosecute David Gregory “despite the clarity of the violation of this important law,” despite rejecting NBC's claims …
Peter Hermann / Washington Post:
NBC's Gregory won't be charged for displaying ammunition clip on TV
Emily Miller / Washington Times:
David Gregory gets off scot free
Discussion: Hot Air and Power Line
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Major report warns climate change could raise temperatures by 10 degrees  —  The third National Climate Assessment, released Friday, said there's “unambiguous evidence” that earth is warming, and that climate change over the past 50 years is driven primarily by human activity, especially from burning fossil fuels.
Discussion: The Agonist, Mother Jones and Wonkblog
The White House:
Expanding the Climate Change Conversation
Discussion: Guardian
Michael O'Brien / First Read:
Dems urge Obama to raise debt limit without Congress, if necessary  —  Senate Democratic leaders urged President Barack Obama to act to increase the nation's debt limit, even without congressional approval, in order to avoid a standoff with Republicans over the nation's borrowing authority.
Jerusalem Post:
Police vow to clear Palestinian ‘outposts’ at E1  —  Security forces deliver evacuation notices to 200 Palestinians in Bab al-Shams, protesting Israeli plans to develop the area.  —  Security forces on Saturday issued evacuation notices to activists at the makeshift tent city of Bab al-Shams …
Discussion: Israel Matzav, Israpundit and Reuters
Brian Thompson /
Lautenberg Has Decided Not to Run Again: Sources  —  The news comes the same week that Newark Mayor Cory Booker has filed papers allowing him to raise money for a U.S. Senate run in New Jersey.  News 4 s Brian Thompson spoke exclusively with Mayor Booker about that decision.
Geoff Mulvihill / Associated Press:
NJ Mayor Booker Files to Run for US Senate in 2014
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Makers of Violent Video Games Marshal Support to Fend Off Regulation  —  WASHINGTON — With the Newtown, Conn., massacre spurring concern over violent video games, makers of popular games like Call of Duty and Mortal Kombat are rallying Congressional support to try to fend off their biggest regulatory threat in two decades.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Matthew Kaminski / Wall Street Journal:
Marco Rubio: Riding to the Immigration Rescue  —  Marco Rubio, Florida's GOP senator, unveils his reform ideas to ‘modernize’ the system and put illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship.  —  Coral Gables, Fla.  —  Marco Rubio—41-year-old son of working-class Cuban exiles—has lived the upwardly mobile immigrant experience.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
Frank Luntz / Washington Post:
Why Republicans should watch their language  —  Frank Luntz, a pollster, is the author of “Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business From Ordinary to Extraordinary.”  —  This coming week, House Republicans will gather in Williamsburg, Va., to discuss what went wrong in 2012.
Jason Lange / Reuters:
Americans feel austerity's bite as payroll taxes rise  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are beginning to feel the pinch from Washington's decision to embrace austerity measures aimed at bringing down the nation's budget deficit.  —  Paychecks across the country have shrunk over the last week due …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
James Joyner / The Atlantic Online:
No Longer the ‘Party of Eisenhower and Reagan’  —  Republican opposition to defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel reveals just how far the party's thinking has drifted on foreign policy.  —  Jason Reed/Reuters  —  With exit polls showing that the country trusted him more to conduct U.S. foreign policy …
Max Fisher / Washington Post:
The anti-Americanism of Jackie Chan  —  Jackie Chan, shown here at a comedy show in San Diego, disparaged the United States on a Chinese TV show.  (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)  —  Americans know Jackie Chan best for his cheery, acrobatic performances in action movies such as “Rumble in the Bronx” …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Gawker
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
As U.S. Weighs New Rules, Sales of Guns and Ammunition Surge  —  As Washington focuses on what Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose next week to curb gun violence, gun and ammunition sales are spiking in the rest of the country as people rush to expand their arsenals in advance of any restrictions that might be imposed.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Biden: ‘No silver bullet’ to stop gun violence  —  The vice president downplayed harsh criticism the National Rifle Association has made about the administration's gun violence task force.  —  Vice President Biden said Friday that his task force on gun violence recognized there was …
Washington Post:
Biden gun task force must not overreach
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
MSNBC Hosts In ‘Really Deep’ Segment On Need To Call Him ‘President Barack Obama’ In Every Single Reference
Discussion: Hot Air
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Patti Davis rips ‘1600 Penn’ ‘stupidity’
Discussion: Associated Press
Jim O'Sullivan /
Barney Frank's Public Hunt Hurts His Senate Chances
Discussion: Blue Mass Group and Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama policy deputy DeParle to exit for Brookings post
Discussion: CNN
Supreme Court to consider if silence can be evidence of guilt
Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
DREAM Activist's Family Arrested After Home Raided By ICE
Discussion: The Raw Story
Howard Schneider / Wonkblog:
IMF: Yes, America is profligate
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Congress Begins 2013 With 14% Approval