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9:50 AM ET, January 26, 2015


 Top Items: 
Erin Dooley / ABC News:
Rand Paul on Possible Mitt Romney Run: ‘No, No, No, No’ … As recently as October, Ann Romney was poo-pooing the notion of a third Mitt Romney candidacy.  After two failed presidential bids, in 2008 and 2012, she and her husband had “moved on,” she told ABC News.
Discussion: OnPolitics, The PJ Tatler and
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
White House chief of staff: No let up in focus on middle class  —  President Obama will not back down from his policies aimed at helping middle class workers in the face of Republican opposition, a top White House official said Sunday.  —  “What the president laid out in his speech Tuesday night …
Discussion: Politico and Weekly Standard
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
White House: Release of hostage names not ‘constructive’  —  NEW DELHI — The White House wouldn't call chief of staff Denis McDonough's mentioning the name of an American ISIL hostage a mistake.  But briefing reporters here Monday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said …
David Rogers / Politico:
‘There appear to be no rules anymore’
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Small Drone Is Found on White House Grounds
Discussion: Mashable
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds
Discussion: NPR
Christi Parsons / Los Angeles Times:
Developing Possible drone discovered on White House grounds, officials say
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
As 2016 race begins, GOP faces its Palin problem  —  DES MOINES — As a chance to evaluate possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the Freedom Summit here in Des Moines was a solid success.  Several potential candidates — Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and a few others …
Wall Street Journal:
Chris Christie Joins Crowded GOP Fight for Donors  —  PAC Is Clearest Sign Yet That New Jersey Governor Is Running for 2016 Nomination  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Charles Blow: At Yale, the Police Detained My Son  —  Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get.  It was my son calling from college — he's a third-year student at Yale.  He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint!  —  This is how my son remembers it:
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Pam McLoughlin / New Haven Register:
New York Times writer Charles M. Blow ‘fuming’ that son was detained by Yale police
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama Knocked for Chewing Gum in India: ‘Ungainly Sight’  —  President Obama is being knocked by local press for chewing gum today at the Republic Day parade in India.  —  “In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Brack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday.
Times of India Mobile:
Barack Obama chews gum as parade marches on  —  NEW DELHI: In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Brack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday.  —  In the picture captured by cameras and posted on Twitter by some users, Obama was spotted removing his chewing gum …
David J Lynch / Bloomberg Politics:
Obama Gets a Warm Welcome, but Indians Pine for Bush  —  Arriving Monday at the site of India's Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, President Barack Obama was greeted by loud and enthusiastic cheers.  Spectators enduring a cool drizzle pointed and waved.  Parents held children aloft to see the American president.
Discussion: ABC News
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Obama Feted in India At Soggy Parade of Camels, Missiles and Tanks
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Daily Mail:
Eurozone braced for ‘catastrophe’ as Greek PM concedes defeat in crucial election with radical left-wing anti-austerity party on brink of historic victory  —  An anti-austerity party is on the brink of a landmark election victory in Greece as critics claim it could haul the country out of the Eurozone and leave it bankrupt.
Discussion: Forbes
New York Times:
Greeks Vote In Austerity Foes, a Major Shift
New York Times:
Sheldon Silver to Temporarily Relinquish Speaker Duties  —  ALBANY — Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York State Assembly, agreed on Sunday to relinquish his duties on a temporary basis as he fights federal corruption charges.  —  His decision came amid mounting pressure …
Mike Allen / Politico:
Inside Hillary Clinton's 2016 plan  —  New campaign takes shape, with ‘big-tent mentality’ and ‘good cop’ for press.  —  Not only is she running, but we have a very good idea of what it will look like.  —  Hillary Clinton is in the final stages of planning a presidential campaign …
Justin Haskins / New York Post:
Endlessly slapped by ObamaCare  —  “I'm sorry sir,” the polite customer-service agent said.  “There's nothing I can do.  You're either going to have to enroll in Medicaid or you're going to have to pay the full health-insurance rate.”  —  “The rate you quoted earlier?”  I asked.
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Steve M. / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
The GOP Is The Don Rickles Party  —  Dear Republican Party: This weekend, the press was at the Iowa Freedom Summit trying to help Americans figure out whether you're ready to run the country.  What we found out was that you're more interested in roasting the country, or at least roasting whoever …
Sam Baker / National Journal:
What Obama Can Do If SCOTUS Cripples Obamacare  —  Experts say the White House couldn't easily restore subsidies in every state.  —  If the Supreme Court tears apart Obamacare this summer, the president won't be able to put it back together all by himself.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Obama moves to offense in fourth quarter  —  Dan Pfeiffer's office is next to the Oval Office.  The cheek-by-jowl location reflects the importance of his job as senior adviser guiding President Obama's image and message going into his final two years in the White House.
The Weather Channel:
Winter Storm Juno: Blizzard Warnings For New York City, Boston, Parts of 7 States for Potentially Historic Northeast Snowstorm  —  {{ + " “}}  —  New York City is under a blizzard warning and Boston is under a blizzard watch in anticipation of Winter Storm Juno …
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Pelosi gropes for a game plan
Discussion: Hot Air
Erica Hellerstein / ThinkProgress:
Woman Sues Michigan Police Department For Forced Hijab Removal
Discussion: Liberaland
New York Times:
Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Daddy issues: Are Ron Paul's hard-core stands a problem for son's presidential bid?
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Colin Moynihan / New York Times:
New York Braces for Blizzard Amid Warnings of Closings and Hazards
Discussion: Gawker, Fox News and Prairie Weather
David McCormack For / Daily Mail:
Father-of-two has been living in a church for six months in order to avoid deportation back to Mexico
Discussion: FOX News Radio
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Two Employees Dead in Shooting at Home Depot in Chelsea
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Associated Press:
Middle-class savings like blood in the water: Column
Discussion: Hot Air and Jane the Actuary
Liz Markhlevskaya / Foster's Daily Democrat:
Couple returns Burger King's $2,631 deposit
Discussion: FOX31 Denver, Addicting Info and Gawker
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Stephanopoulos Presses Jindal on ‘Our God Wins’ Comment
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Jerusalem Post:
Fox news anchor blasts Netanyahu's ‘dicey’ politics of ‘sneaking’ into Congress for speech