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6:10 PM ET, January 25, 2014


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Tom Perkins / Wall Street Journal:
Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?  —  I would call attention to the parallels of Nazi Germany to its war on its “one percent,” namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the “rich.”  —  Regarding your editorial “Censors on Campus” (Jan. 18) …
Tim Swift / Baltimore Sun:
Three people killed in shooting at the Columbia Mall  —  The Howard County Police have confirmed that three people have been killed in a shooting at the Mall in Columbia.  —  Police reported on Twitter at 12:38 that they are in the mall to clear people out safely.
Ray Sanchez / CNN:
3 reported killed in shooting at Maryland mall  —  (CNN) — Gunfire erupted in a Columbia, Maryland, shopping mall Saturday morning, leaving at least three people dead, according to the Howard County Police Department's Twitter account.  —  Authorities initially reported that an active shooter …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Gawker and Hullabaloo
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Huckabee Spills the Beans  —  It's not often we think about Mike Huckabee.  True, he has a talk show.  But so does half the world.  Kelly Ripa has a talk show.  Geraldo Rivera has a talk show.  How often do they come up in conversation?  —  Now, Huckabee is suddenly in the news …
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Mike Huckabee's mis-conceptions  —  We know what Mike Huckabee meant.  Sort of.  Kind of.  But, really?  —  Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate, talk-show host and erstwhile Baptist preacher, was trying to demythologize the alleged GOP “war on women” …
Michael Konopasek / NEWS 9:
Lawmakers Consider Preventing ALL Marriage In Oklahoma  —  OKLAHOMA CITY -  —  State lawmakers are considering throwing out marriage in Oklahoma.  —  The idea stems from a bill filed by Rep. Mike Turner (R-Edmond).  Turner says it's an attempt to keep same-sex marriage illegal in Oklahoma while satisfying the U.S. Constitution.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
WH to host ‘Big Block of Cheese Day’  —  The White House will host a virtual “Big Block of Cheese Day” later this month in a nod to historical tradition — and the popular West Wing television show.  —  In the show, White House staffers were required on one day a year to meet with citizens …
Lizzie Edmonds / Daily Mail:
'You've messed with the wrong Muslims!'  CCTV images show the dramatic moment three women tried to kidnap and rob their sister's lesbian lover during row over arranged marriage  —  These dramatic images show three Muslim siblings attempting to kidnap and rob their sister's lesbian lover after they found out about the relationship.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs
Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Iowa GOP Posts Controversial Facebook Photo  —  Is someone a racist?  The Republican Party of Iowa briefly posted a controversial flowchart Friday night on the topic.  —  The Republican Party of Iowa briefly posted a photo on its Facebook page of a flowchart asking readers to determine “Is Someone A Racist?”
Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner:
Republican National Committee trying to soothe relationships with Liberty Republicans  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL RAND PAUL RON PAUL LIBERTARIANISM LIBERTY REPUBLICANS  —  Liberty Republicans.  They are the young, more libertarian-minded, grassroots supporters that used to be identified chiefly …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
NY Daily News:
Dinesh D'Souza pleads not guilty to making illegal $20,000 donation to U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long  —  Long, a Republican who lost to incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, will testify against the right-wing pundit at trial, prosecutor Carrie Cohen told Judge Richard Berman …
Discussion: Roger Ailes and National Review
Sarah Erdreich / Talking Points Memo:
What's The Matter With Texas?  Anti-Choice Law At Its Worst  —  “Macabre” seems somehow inadequate to describe what's been going on in Texas.  “Horrifying,” “insulting,” and “beyond Kafkaesque” also fall short.  —  For the past seven weeks, a hospital in Fort Worth has refused …
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Anne Barnard / New York Times:
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Discussion: NPR
Chelsea Karnash / CBS Philly:
Religious Statues Vandalized At 2 Churches In Vineland
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Victoria Woollaston / Daily Mail:
Don't trust online reviews! A fifth are left by people who have NEVER tried the product
Discussion: Liberal Values and Vox Popoli
LZ Granderson / CNN:
When a city's gun laws get shot down
Discussion: Hot Air and Right Wing News
Ukraine crisis: Peaceful negotiations ‘futile’
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 Earlier Items: 
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Old Democratic Name (Nunn) Stakes Bid on Shifting Georgia
Discussion: The Reaction
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GWB scandal: Port Authority won't pay legal bills for David Wildstein
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
The Keeping-Up-With-the-Joneses Myth  —  Behind the Great Recession …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court says nuns are exempt for now from Obamacare contraceptives rule
Discussion: BuzzFeed