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5:05 AM ET, January 26, 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) …
Terry Tang / Associated Press:
ARIZONA GOP CENSURES MCCAIN FOR ‘LIBERAL’ RECORD  —  You are here  —  Home » United States Senate » Arizona GOP censures McCain for ‘liberal’ record  —  PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative.
Daily Mail:
U.S braces itself for coldest month of the century with yet another Arctic blast as fears grow for Super Bowl Sunday  — Meteorologists are forecasting yet another snow storm for the East Coast, which will arrive on Monday  — The Midwest will be hit with a blast as well between Friday and Saturday …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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
Discussion: Daily Kos, Gawker and Hullabaloo
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Rep. Surprised ‘Middle Eastern’ Man Not Patted Down At Airport  —  Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) suggested surprise in describing how a man who appeared “middle eastern” was not given a pat down at the airport while others were stopped by the Transportation Security Administration.
Discussion: Liberaland, Mediaite and BuzzFeed
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?”
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 …
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Simas heads up new office at White House
Discussion: CNN, TIME and The Reaction
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.
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
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 …
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
A Lawyer and Partner, and Also Bankrupt  —  Anyone who wonders why law school applications are plunging and there's widespread malaise in many big law firms might consider the case of Gregory M. Owens.  —  The silver-haired, distinguished-looking Mr. Owens would seem the embodiment of a successful Wall Street lawyer.
Discussion: Washington Post and DealBook
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Black Car Competitor Accuses Uber Of DDoS-Style Attack; Uber Admits Tactics Are “Too Aggressive”
Discussion: City Hall Blog and The Verge
Nidhi Subbaraman / NBCNews:
Swarms of drones could be the next frontier in emergency response
Anne Barnard / New York Times:
Syria's Shaky Peace Talks Move Toward Solid Ground in Effort to Aid Homs
Discussion: NPR
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
 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