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6:35 AM ET, January 14, 2014


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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Christie Story Attracts Little Public Interest  —  Recent Opinions of New Jersey Governor Are Largely Unchanged  —  The public paid far more attention to last week's cold snap than to the controversy swirling around New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.  There also has been little short-term change …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
All In Goes All In on Chris Christie: Chris Hayes to Host 11pm Bridgegate Special
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   The Other Time Christie Was Accused Of Steering Million Dollar Contracts To Political-Connections
Ana Marie Cox / Guardian:
That West Virginia chemical spill? It's likely a bigger scandal than Bridgegate
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
ObamaCare has youth problem  —  Too few young people are signing up for ObamaCare to stop premiums from rising, new data released by the administration on Monday show.  —  Only 24 percent of Obama-Care's enrollees are young people, well below the 40 percent benchmark set by the administration …
Washington Post:
Health-insurance sign-ups by young adults are off pace seen as key to new law's success
Discussion: NewsBusters and Pirate's Cove
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
What if Americans rebel against the Obamacare mandate?
Discussion: AEIdeas
Brian Hughes / Washington Examiner:
Quarter of Obamacare sign-ups are young adults, short of target
Discussion: Power Line
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Readers Lash Out About Bill Keller's Column on a Woman With Cancer  —  Bill Keller's column in The Times on Monday about Lisa Bonchek Adams has generated a great deal of negative response.  Xeni Jardin, the well-known writer who blogs on Boing Boing, sometimes about her own experience with cancer, was outraged, calling it bullying.
Greg Mitchell / The Nation:
No Shame: Bill Keller Bullies Cancer Patient  —  It all began last Wednesday when Emma Keller, spouse of former New York Times chief editor (and now weekly columnist) BIll Keller, penned a piece for The Guardian.  It concerned a woman in New England named Lisa Adams, who is battling cancer …
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Argument recap: An uneasy day for presidential power  —  Seeming a bit troubled about allowing the Senate to have an on-off switch on the president's power to temporarily fill vacant government posts, the Supreme Court on Monday indicated that it may yet allow just that.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama Cabinet Liaison Leaving for Private Practice
Discussion: Politico
Sarah Jean Seman /
Supreme Court To Weigh Constitutionality of Obama Power Grab
Discussion: SCOTUSblog, protein wisdom and Mediaite
Taylor Berman / Gawker:
Noisy Texter Shot to Death in Florida Movie Theater  —  A moviegoer shot two people—one of them fatally—this afternoon, reportedly after one of them refused to stop texting during a movie.  —  According to Fox 13 in Tampa Bay, a man and his wife were watching a matinee showing of Lone Survivor …
Wesley Chapel / FOX 13 News:
Man killed after dispute over texting in theater  —  A moviegoer lost his life inside a Pasco County theater Monday afternoon after a dispute over texting with a retired police officer.  —  According to the sheriff's office, the dispute happened before the 1:20 showing of 'Lone Survivor …
Fredrik Dahl / Reuters:
IAEA gains more Iran access, but not enough for bomb probe  —  (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog's increased access in Iran to monitor a landmark agreement with world powers still falls short of what it says it needs to investigate suspicions that Tehran may have worked on designing an atomic bomb.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Investor Relations:
Google to Acquire Nest  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.  —  Nest's mission is to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home such as thermostats and smoke alarms.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Gawker editor says he was told Roger Ailes was having him tailed  —  Here's something you won't read in Gabriel Sherman's hotly anticipated book about Roger Ailes: Gawker editor John Cook told Capital he was reliably informed that Ailes, the powerful chairman of the Fox News Channel, had him tailed in 2012.
Jill Lepore / New Yorker:
The reputation of Roger Ailes.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Rep. Sean Maloney Is Engaged To His Longtime Partner, Randy Florke  —  “[I]t's interesting when you've been in love with someone for 21 years and your country finally catches up to you,” the New York representative says of his Christmas Day engagement.  —  Randy Florke, left, and Rep. Sean Maloney …
Scott Wise / WTVR-TV:
McDonnell leaves McAuliffe behind big surprise in bathroom  —  RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Apparently it's a Virginia tradition.  —  On his way out of the door, the out-going governor pulls a prank on the incoming governor.  —  So for his prank, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell left …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and BuzzFeed
Los Angeles Times:
Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer  —  An Orange County jury Monday found two former Fullerton police officers accused of killing a schizophrenic homeless man, Kelly Thomas, not guilty.  —  Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were charged with striking Kelly Thomas …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Mitt Romney Dances ‘Gangnam Style’ (VIDEO)  —  Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) learned how to dance “Gangnam Style” with performer Alex Boye at a Mormon youth conference in Arizona this weekend.
Discussion: Deseret News and Mediaite
Ed Miliband / Telegraph:
only Labour can rebuild our middle class  —  A Labour government would reshape the economy, so that everyone could enjoy higher living standards  —  If there was a single undisputed truth in Britain in the decades after the Second World War, it was that there was going to be a rising middle class.
Discussion: Spectator and Guardian
Travis Gettys / The Raw Story:
Sarah Palin on Katie Couric losing her talk show: ‘What goes around comes around’  —  Sarah Palin won't rule out a possible run for elected office, but she insists she won't appear on “Dancing With The Stars.”  —  “Oh, my gosh, that is something you don't want to (see),” Palin told Extra's Mario Lopez …
Discussion: Mediaite and NewsBusters blogs
Jeremy Lott / RealClearWorld:
What Republicans Need to Say About Iraq  —  “I believe war in Iraq was a mistake.”  —  Eight words, eleven syllables, none of them tough to pronounce.  Unless, of course, you're a GOP presidential hopeful.  —  In a 2007 New Hampshire Republican primary debate the question was put to several GOP hopefuls …
Cara Lemieux / The Shriver Report:
Gender Equality Is a Myth!  —  We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality.  It isn't a reality yet.  Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes.
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William Booth / Washington Post:
Ariel Sharon was no hero for Israeli settlers evicted from Gaza
Fox News:
The Benghazi Transcripts: Top Defense officials briefed Obama on ‘attack,’ not video or protest
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
How A New Rhubarb-Based Battery Could Massively Increase Renewable Energy Use
Discussion: CleanTechnica
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Criminal charges not expected in IRS probe over conservative groups
Discussion: Hot Air
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
“Octomom” Nadya Suleman Charged With Felony Welfare Fraud
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Liberaland
 Earlier Items: 
Philip Pullella / NBCNews:
Pope Francis makes toughest remarks yet on ‘horrific’ abortion
Discussion: Capital New York
Michael Kelley / Business Insider:
CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel
Discussion: The Verge and Hullabaloo
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Chris Christie Vetoes Bill Allowing Transgender People To Amend Birth Certificates
Yahoo! News:
Gates: White House ‘should go look in the mirror’