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3:10 PM ET, January 26, 2015

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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 …
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Des Moines Register:
Gov. Branstad transported to hospital after falling ill  —  Gov. Terry Branstad was hospitalized today after falling ill Monday at an event at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston, an aide said.  —  An ambulance was called and Branstad was transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
New faces grab spotlight in 2016 GOP race
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Pervaiz Shallwani / Wall Street Journal:
Former Fox Station Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corporation Building  —  A former employee of a Fox station in Texas shot and killed himself outside the front doors of the News Corporation building shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, a law-enforcement official said.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Former Fox employee attempts suicide outside News Corp. building
New York Post:
Man shot outside News Corp building in NYC
Discussion: TVNewser
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 …
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Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Rove Tells Trump Not to Lecture Romney on ‘Choking’: You Choke on Running!
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Jeb's invisible man strategy
Discussion: Bloomberg Politics
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.
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New York Times:
Romney's Consideration of Candidacy Is Closely Tied to His Faith, Allies Say  —  WASHINGTON — A prominent Republican delivered a direct request to Mitt Romney not long ago: He should make a third run for the presidency, not for vanity or redemption, but to answer a higher calling from his faith.
Discussion: Althouse
Julie Bykowicz / Bloomberg Politics:
The Republican Approach to the Minimum Wage
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Monthly
Justin Haskins / New York Post:
Endlessly slapped by ObamaCare  —  “I'm sorry sir,” the polite Healthcare.gov 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.
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Sam Baker / National Journal:
What Obama Can Do If SCOTUS Cripples Obamacare
Discussion: Hit & Run and CNN
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Democratic Congressman: A Lot Of Strong GOP Support For Israel “Has To Do With Fundraising”  —  “You know, I'm a Jewish member of Congress, I'm a strong supporter of Israel, but my first obligation is to the Constitution of the United States, not to the Constitution of Israel.”  —  w.soundcloud.com
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Haaretz:
Michael Oren calls on Netanyahu to cancel upcoming speech to Congress
Discussion: NBC News and Political Wire
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
17-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead By Three Cops At Texas Police Station  —  CREDIT: Kristiana Coignard, Courtesy of Heather Robertson  —  On Thursday, 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard was shot dead by three police officers in the lobby of the Longview Police Department.
Discussion: Hit & Run
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Marshall News Messenger:
Answers slow in Longview police department shooting
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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:
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Pam McLoughlin / New Haven Register:
New York Times writer Charles M. Blow ‘fuming’ that son was detained by Yale police
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 …
Times of India:
READ MORE Barack Obama|  Barack Obama Chews Gum  —  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 …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Ending Greece's Nightmare  —  Alexis Tsipras, leader of the left-wing Syriza coalition, is about to become prime minister of Greece.  He will be the first European leader elected on an explicit promise to challenge the austerity policies that have prevailed since 2010.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Media moves: Ioffe, Fuller, Bruenig  —  Three moves of note so far this Monday:  — Julia Ioffe, a former senior editor of The New Republic, has signed on with The New York Times Magazine as a contributing writer.  She'll mainly cover international issues, and will also write for the magazine's new website.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Snow forces House to cancel Monday votes  —  And action on a border security bill has been postponed for the entire week.  —  The House has canceled its vote series Monday evening due to the winter storm bearing down on the East Coast.  —  This was already slated to be a short week in Washington.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Drew Curtis' FARK.com:
So I'm running for Governor of Kentucky in 2015 DIT - Drew  —  Hey everyone.  I'm running for Governor of Kentucky in 2015.  —  Here's the tl;dr version:  —  I am not a politician  —  I'm going to win by not playing the game  —  Why I'm doing this  —  A friend of mine inspired me to take the shot.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
CIA Iran leak jury signals impasse  —  A federal court jury mulling an array of leak-related charges against former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling signaled Monday that it is having difficulty agreeing on some of the 10 felony counts in the case.  —  The jury began deliberating in Alexandria …
Discussion: ExposeFacts
 
 
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Leaders: Obama Economy Has Only Improved For The Rich (VIDEO)
Discussion: New York Times
Derek Hunter / Townhall.com:
This Is “Forward”?  —  Progressive politicians and activists …
Mary Bruce / ABC News:
Joe Biden and John Boehner Share State of the Union Survival Tips
Discussion: Politico
Tampa Bay Times:
PunditFact: Ohio Gov. John Kasich puts words in Abraham Lincoln's mouth about tax policy
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Lauren French / Politico:
9 Republicans launch House Freedom Caucus
Discussion: Daily Kos
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Congress torn over depleted disability fund
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Robert Wilde / BREITBART.COM:
“I can make America great again,” …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
 Earlier Items: 
WPMT FOX43:
York man arrested for shooting teen over snowballs
Discussion: Raw Story and Addicting Info
David J Lynch / Bloomberg Politics:
Obama Gets a Warm Welcome, but Indians Pine for Bush
Discussion: Hot Air and ABC News
Associated Press:
Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear
New York Times:
Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Associated Press:
Middle-class savings like blood in the water: Column
Discussion: Hit & Run, Hot Air and Jane the Actuary