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9:15 PM ET, January 4, 2014


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Itay Hod / Facebook:
people always say, no one has the right to out anyone.  that coming out is a private matter.  i disagree.  as you can imagine, not a very popular opinion.  but bear with me.  —  here's a hypothetical: what if you know a certain GOP congressman, let's just say from Illinois, is gay …
Carol Kuruvilla / NY Daily News:
Utah man is on hunger strike to end gay marriages in his state  —  Trestin Meacham has already lost 25 pounds after embarking on a fast with ‘no end in sight.’ The man, a devout Mormon, is pledging not to eat anything until Utah stops issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Discussion: Liberaland
Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed:
MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Makes Tearful Televised Apology To The Romney Family  —  “My intention was not malicious, but I broke the ground rule that families are off-limits.  For that I am sorry.”  —  MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry opened her Saturday morning show with an apology …
New York Times:
New York State Is Set to Loosen Marijuana Laws  —  ALBANY — Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to announce an executive action that would allow limited use of the drug by those with serious illnesses, state officials say.
Discussion: The Verge and Business Insider
Peter Travers / Rolling Stone:
Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For  —  Guaranteed jobs, universal basic incomes, public finance and more  —  It's a new year, but one thing hasn't changed: The economy still blows.  Five years after Wall Street crashed, America's banker-gamblers have only gotten richer …
NSA statement does not deny ‘spying’ on members of Congress  —  Spencer Ackerman in Washington and Martin Pengelly in New York  —  The National Security Agency on Saturday released a statement in answer to questions from a senator about whether it “has spied, or is ... currently spying …
Senator Bernie Sanders / Senator Sanders's Feed:
Is the NSA Spying on Congress?
Joshua Werbicki /
Palm Bay man charged for sex acts with family dog, police say  —  Cops say Papa John's delivery driver caught on video abusing dog  —  WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. -  —  A Palm Bay man was arrested after police say home surveillance video caught him in sexual acts involving his family's dog.
Discussion: Liberaland and The Daily Caller
The Hill:
Strategists to GOP: Restrain yourselves on debt ceiling  —  GOP strategists are urging restraint in the upcoming debt-ceiling fight.  —  They are excited by the prospect of reclaiming the Senate in November's midterms elections but anxious about the party's capacity to snatch defeat …
Jon Pareles / New York Times:
Phil Everly, Half of a Pioneer Rock Duo That Inspired Generations, Dies at 74  —  Phil Everly, whose hits with his older brother, Don, as the Everly Brothers carried the close fraternal harmonies of country tradition into pioneering rock ‘n’ roll, died on Friday in Burbank, Calif. He was 74.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Wall Street Journal:
Degrees of Value: Making College Pay Off  —  For Too Many Americans, College Today Isn't Worth It … In the field of higher education, reality is outrunning parody.  A recent feature on the satire website the Onion proclaimed, “30-Year-Old Has Earned $11 More Than He Would Have Without College Education.”
Discussion: Instapundit and The Right Scoop
Aaron Diamant / WSB-TV:
Couple wants answers after racial slur found on key chain tag  —  EAST POINT, Ga. —  A Georgia couple says they're still in shock after they were the target of racism at a popular local restaurant.  —  A U.S. Army sergeant major just back from Kuwait and his wife went to Spondivits …
William Bender /
Teens in Muslim garb try, fail to rob gun shop  —  MOST TEENAGERS do dumb things.  But not trying-to-rob-Joe-Galiano dumb.  —  Galiano is the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale, Delaware County.  There is a giant gun-shaped sign on the roof.
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Alan Duke / CNN:
Coroner: Car carrying Paul Walker going 100-plus mph
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Tim Shipman / Daily Mail:
Michael Gove blasts ‘Blackadder myths’ about the First World War spread by television sit-coms and left-wing academics
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
School Experiment That Burned Boy Was Focus of Federal Warning
Discussion: Gothamist
Alexis Kleinman / The Huffington Post:
Isaac Asimov's Predictions For 2014 From 50 Years Ago Are Eerily Accurate
Discussion: Motherboard and InvestorPlace
Jason Koebler / Politico:
The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid
Discussion: FishbowlDC
David Harper / Tulsa World:
Tulsa man arrested on religion-based hate-crime complaint
 Earlier Items: 
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Political palliatives won't cure ObamaCare's ills.
Jon Favreau / The Daily Beast:
The Social-Minded Pope Francis Is a Very Different Kind of Pontiff
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Reuters
Brian Beutler / Salon:
GOP's “Duck Dynasty” problem: Why Phil Robertson was a hugely important political story
Jesse Lichtenstein / New York Times:
Ronan Farrow, Reluctant TV Star
Discussion: Althouse, NewsBusters and TVNewser