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10:20 PM ET, January 21, 2015


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Emily Atkin / ThinkProgress:
Republicans Post Doctored Version Of State Of The Union, Censor Facts On Climate Change  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File  —  The official website for House Republicans has posted on YouTube a version of President Obama's State of the Union address …
Discussion: Raw Story, Daily Kos and The Week
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner's Netanyahu Invite Is An ‘Unprecedented’ Diss Of Obama  —  House Speaker John Boehner's invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress on Iran is an unprecedented rebuke of President Barack Obama as he and Congress are preparing for a battle over Iran sanctions, experts told TPM.
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
White House: Boehner invite to Netanyahu breach of protocol  —  ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says House Speaker John Boehner's invitation for Israel's prime minister to come to Washington is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol.  —  President Barack Obama's press secretary …
Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner's Bibi invite sets up showdown with White House  —  The speaker didn't consult with the administration before inviting Netanyahu to address Congress about Iran.  —  House Speaker John Boehner is setting up his most dramatic foreign policy confrontation with President Barack Obama to date …
New York Times:
U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case  —  WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges …
Katie Mettler / Tampa Bay Times:
Man shopping for coffee creamer at Walmart attacked by vigilante for carrying gun he was legally permitted to have  —  BRANDON — Clarence Daniels had just crossed the threshold of Walmart's front doors on Tuesday, in search of coffee creamer for his wife, when the gun in hip holster gave …
Discussion: FreakOutNation
David Edwards / Raw Story:
White ‘vigilante’ puts 62-year-old black man in chokehold for legally carrying gun in Florida Walmart  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has asked vigilantes to please be careful about which gun owners they choose to attack …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Mahablog
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
The Megyn Kelly Moment  —  On a gray Wednesday in November, the Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and four producers gathered around a conference table on the 17th floor of the News Corporation building in Manhattan.  They were there to plan the 281st episode of “The Kelly File,” …
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
‘American Sniper’ Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize  —  I saw American Sniper last night, and hated it slightly less than I expected to.  Like most Clint Eastwood movies - and I like Clint Eastwood movies for the most part - it's a simple, well-lit little fairy tale with the nutritional value …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How struggling Americans reacted to Obama's speech — in real time  —  The policies the President laid out in his State of the Union speech may be going nowhere on Capitol Hill.  But they amount to a kind of template for the broader economic agenda and governing philosophy that will define …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hullabaloo
Mike Schneider / Associated Press:
BREAST IMPLANT LEAK DELAYS CONGRESSMAN'S WIFE'S BIGAMY TRIAL … ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A trial to determine whether U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's wife committed bigamy when she wed the congressman has been delayed because she required emergency surgery to remove breast implants.
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
The Huffington Post:
GOP Plans To Give Explosive Document Back To CIA  —  WASHINGTON — The new GOP chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee intends to give back to the CIA an explosive, secret document that has been at the center of a years-long struggle between Congress and the executive branch.
Discussion: The Week, Common Dreams and Raw Story
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
C.I.A. Report Found Value of Brutal Interrogation Was Inflated
Discussion: Lawfare and Daily Kos
J.D. Tuccille / Hit & Run:
NY Sheriff to Constituents: Keep Your Handguns and Toss the Permit Applications  —  A New York lawman is winning plaudits from gun owners over his stance on firearm regulation—he wants less of it.  Fulton County Sheriff Thomas J. Lorey is already known as a supporter of the Second Amendment …
Discussion: SayUncle
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Oath Keeper sheriff urges New Yorkers to ignore new law on gun registration
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN to Produce Political Game Show  —  First on TVNewser: CNN is producing a political game show, TVNewser has learned.  The blocking and testing of the show is happening this week at CNN's New York studios.  —  Insiders tell us the show will be hosted by Anderson Cooper and will air on Presidents' Day, Feb. 16.
DeWayne Wickham / USA Today:
‘Charlie Hebdo’ crosses the line  —  With latest depiction of Mohammed, news weekly's actions turn toxic.  —  Charlie Hebdo has gone too far.  —  In its first publication following the Jan. 7 attack on its Paris office, in which two Muslim gunmen massacred 12 people …
Discussion: Hot Air
House GOP revising abortion bill  —  The changes are designed to quell a revolt by fellow Republicans.  —  The women — led by North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers — have been meeting with GOP leadership.  Getty  —  The House Republican leadership is making last-minute changes to a bill …
Discussion: Jezebel
Alan Fram / Associated Press:   House Republicans Encounter Divisions Over Abortion Bill
“Putting 'em in a coffin” prank causes outrage in Hampton Roads … Chesapeake, Va. - “Putting 'em in a coffin.”  —  It's a phrase describing a prank in which kids jump back-first onto cars, trying to emulate a coffin.  —  A viewer emailed NewsChannel 3, telling us it happened to him on Monday night.
Discussion: WTVR-TV, CBS DC and
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Santorum: The Pope Is ‘Difficult To Listen To’ Sometimes  —  Ex-senator and onetime GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum has nearly reached his wits end after yet another statement by Pope Francis that has rankled conservatives.  —  In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Chris Mortensen / ESPN:
11 of 12 Pats footballs underinflated  —  The NFL has found that 11 of the New England Patriots' 12 game balls were inflated significantly below the NFL's requirements, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of Sunday's AFC Championship Game told ESPN.
Napp Nazworth / Christian Post:
Interview: Mike Huckabee on Evangelicals Who Divorce, Beyoncé and Ted Nugent (Part 1)  —  The decline of marriage is not simply a problem of same-sex marriage, it is also caused by Christians who abandoned the importance of lifetime commitment in marriage, Mike Huckabee wrote in his new book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Republicans Irked By Obama Zinger In State Of The Union Address  —  Republicans were irked by President Barack Obama's caustic reminder in his State of the Union speech that he defeated them twice.  —  “I've run my last campaign,” Obama said toward the end of the nationally televised address.
Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
Solved: Nathan Deal's mysterious overseas adventure  —  Gov. Nathan Deal skipped town over the weekend for an economic development trip.  Just where he went is being treated like a state secret.  —  Gov. Nathan Deal/AJC file  —  His office won't disclose where the state's top elected official journeyed or whom he visited.
31.7 MILLION VIEWERS TUNE IN TO WATCH PRES. OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS  —  President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address.  The address was carried live from 9:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on 13 networks and tape-delayed on Univision.
FOX31 Denver:
Castle Rock man whose ‘anti-gay’ cake was rejected: ‘I was discriminated against’ … DENVER — The man who filed a discrimination complaint against a Denver baker after she refused to make him a cake with an anti-gay cake message is a Christian educator who lives in Castle Rock, FOX31 Denver has learned.
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Joe Biden on 2016: 'There's a chance'  —  Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he might challenge Hillary Clinton for the party's nomination in 2016.  —  “Yes,” Biden said, laughing, when asked if there's a chance that he'd challenge Clinton.  —  Story Continued Below
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Martyn Brown / Daily Express:
EXCLUSIVE: 80 per cent of Britons want to quit EU in biggest poll for 40 years  —  BRITAIN is marching towards the EU exit door today after eight out of 10 people voted to leave in a historic poll.  —  Tory MPs Peter Bone, Tom Pursglove and Philip Hollobone counted the ballot papers
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Kate Connolly / Guardian:
Photograph of Germany's Pegida leader styled as Adolf Hitler goes viral  —  Lutz Bachmann, said by German intelligence services to be a target for Islamist terrorists, posted the picture on Facebook  —  A photograph of the leader of a growing “anti-Islamisation” movement in Germany styled …
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
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Discussion: FOX News Radio
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
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Discussion: Mediaite
Washington Post:
Virginia lawmaker Joseph D. Morrissey faces new criminal charges
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Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
Woman Showcased by Obama in SOTU is a Former Democratic Campaign Staffer
Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Another SOTU, another nap for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

Sahil Patel / The Information:
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