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11:45 AM ET, January 21, 2013


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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Lupe Fiasco Thrown Off Stage At Inauguration Concert After Bashing Obama  —  At the StartUp RockOn event in Washington, the rapper's performance upsets the hosts.  Video, tweets, and the statement from organizers. … A statement from one of the concert's sponsors:
Discussion: The Raw Story, Hot Air and Althouse
StartUp RockOn / HyperVocal:
Lupe Fiasco: Official Statement From StartUp Rock On Organizers  —  StartUp RockOn is all about startups helping startups.  At Sunday night's Inauguration Celebration at the Hamilton Live, organizers set out to honor innovative visionaries with grants, accolades and a party worthy of the success …
Jade Walker / The Huffington Post:
Lupe Fiasco, Rapper, Thrown Off Stage At Inaugural Concert (VIDEO)  —  FOLLOW:  —  Barack Obama , Video, Fighter Interactive, Kelli Jo, Matt Dornic, StartUp RockOn, Eventfarm, Hypervocal, Inaugural Concerts, Josh Rogin, Lupe Fiasco, Lupe Fiasco Inaugural Concert, Entertainment News
Discussion: Alan Colmes'
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama Speech Sets Stage for Looming Policy Fights  —  President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future, setting the stage for looming debates over taxes, guns, immigration and other issues while leaving the details for another day.
Discussion: Politico
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama: Inauguration a chance to celebrate ‘this incredible nation’
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters:
Biden: 'I'm Proud To Be President'
Discussion: Twitchy, Michelle Malkin and Infowars
Tony Nitti / Forbes:
Golfer Phil Mickelson May Call It Quits Due To Climbing Tax Rates  —  LA QUINTA, CA - JANUARY 20: Phil Mickelson hits his second shot on the tenth hole at the Nicklaus Private Course at the PGA West during the second round of the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Deal  —  On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, an exuberant Vice President Biden famously pronounced the reform a “big something deal” — except that he didn't use the word “something.”  And he was right.  —  In fact, I'd suggest using this phrase to describe the Obama administration as a whole.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Daily Kos
Albuquerque Journal:
Breaking: Five Dead in South Valley Shooting … 3:41 p.m. - Prominent community members are responding to the quintuple homicide in the South Valley on Saturday night, a tragedy that they said is depriving the city's neediest from a spiritual and emotional advocate.
‘Horrific’ New Mexico shooting leaves 5 dead; investigators arrest 15-year-old
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
GOP wants budget; Schumer warns they will get one  —  Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite, File - FILE - This Jan. 1, 2013 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walkig past reporters after a closed-door meeting meeting of House Republicans on Capitol ...more
Boris Johnson / Telegraph:
It's snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age  —  Something is up with our winter weather.  Could it be the Sun is having a slow patch?  —  “The Sun is god!” cried JMW Turner as he died, and plenty of other people have thought there was much in his analysis.
Katie Pavlich /
Eric Holder Displays Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Gun Control  —  Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Friday and said the following (numbers are mine): … My rebuttal to statements in bold above:  —  (1) While Holder prepares to use all the powers of the Department …
HOUSE TO VOTE WEDNESDAY ON RAISE IN DEBT LIMIT  —  You are here  —  Home » United States Congress » House to vote Wednesday on raise in debt limit  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican officials say the House will vote Wednesday on an increase in the nation's debt limit …
Saudi Arabia Sent Death Row Inmates to Fight in Syria in Lieu of Execution  —  (AINA) — A top secret memo sent by the Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia reveals the Saudi Kingdom sent death-row inmates, sentenced to execution by decapitation, to Syria to fight Jihad against the Syrian government …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Jawa Report
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / SSRN:
Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime  —  University of Tennessee College of Law  —  Abstract:  —  Though extensive due process protections apply to the investigation of crimes, and to criminal trials, perhaps the most important part of the criminal process …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
How M.I.T. Ensnared a Hacker, Bucking a Freewheeling Culture  —  In the early days of 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology learned that it had an intruder.  Worse, it believed the intruder had been there before.  —  Months earlier, the mysterious visitor had used …
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Obama's Campaign Manager Looks For Another Act  —  Life after the inauguration.  “He was born to run campaigns.”  —  Image by John Gara/Buzzfeed  —  Jim Messina has been at this for more than 20 years.  He started his career as a campaign manager before he even graduated college …
January 20: Chuck Schumer, Ted Cruz, David Axelrod, Joe Scarborough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tom Brokaw, Richard Engel, Chuck Todd  —  Below:  —  MR. DAVID GREGORY: And, good Sunday morning.  This is Inauguration Day for President Obama, the public ceremony is tomorrow.
Discussion: Right Turn and Washington Examiner
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Cory Booker: Wind at President Obama's back  —  Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker said Monday that President Barack Obama has “the wind at his back” as he enters his second term with a public consensus on several major issues.  —  “Nothing worthwhile is easy and every inch of ground the president is going to have to gain.
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Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
First Term: Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’ Increased 8,332,000
Discussion: Hot Air
Associated Press:
At Least 13 Suspected Al-Qaida Men Killed in Yemen
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Inauguration 2013: Ralph Nader sees ‘political bulls—’
Bill McBride / Calculated Risk:
Predicting the Next Recession
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
Universities Bludgeon Adjuncts With Obamacare Loophole
Hayley Hudson / The Huffington Post:
Ciccio, Italian Dog, Attends Mass Every Day At Dead Owner's Church (PHOTOS)
Discussion: Alan Colmes'
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 Earlier Items: 
Byron Tau / Politico:
Bill Clinton to Democrats: Don't trivialize gun culture
Associated Press:
Ed Koch back in hospital
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Rand Paul: GOP must ‘evolve and adapt’
Discussion: Mediaite
Paul Krugman:
Inequality and Recovery  —  Joe Stiglitz has an Opinionator …
Mike Allen / Reuters:
Barbara Walters falls, cuts forehead
Discussion: Mediaite and Jezebel