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4:25 PM ET, January 27, 2015

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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
The Netanyahu Disaster  —  Benjamin Netanyahu, making friends and influencing people (Reuters/The Atlantic)  —  Benjamin Netanyahu believes he has just one job, and that is to stop Iran from getting hold of nuclear weapons.  He might argue that this description of his mission …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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David Weigel / Bloomberg Politics:
Louie Gohmert, the Bibi Whisperer  —  The Texas congressman who's wanted Netanyahu to take it to Obama for years.  —  Before it was an international incident, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress was just a twinkle in Louie Gohmert's eye.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner: House moving toward suit on Obama's immigration steps
Discussion: ABC News and The PJ Tatler
Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner: House had a ‘right’ to invite Benjamin Netanyahu
Discussion: Daily Kos
Joel Greenbergmcclatchy / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Criticism of Netanyahu's planned US speech mounts in Israel
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say  —  How the language police are perverting liberalism.  —  Around 2 a.m. on December 12, four students approached the apartment of Omar Mahmood, a Muslim student at the University of Michigan, who had recently published a column in a school newspaper about his perspective as a minority on campus.
Daniel Burke / CNN:
Mormon church backs LGBT rights — with one condition  —  CNN Explains: Mormonism 04:41  —  (CNN)In at least one big and bruising culture-war battle, the Mormon church wants to call a partial truce.  —  Convening a rare press conference on Tuesday at church headquarters in Salt Lake City …
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney, ahead of 2016 run, now calls Utah home, talks openly about Mormon influence  —  HOLLADAY, Utah — After losing two straight presidential races, Mitt Romney packed up his home in Massachusetts and journeyed west to Utah, building a mansion here in the foothills of the Wasatch Range that has served as his sanctuary from defeat.
New York Times:
As in 2012, Romney Can Do No Right in Murdoch's Eyes  —  The usually grim-faced media mogul practically swooned in his seat.  Moments after Jeb Bush delivered what many in the audience described as an unremarkable talk at a conference in Washington, Rupert Murdoch turned to his seatmate …
Discussion: Business Insider, Gawker and Althouse
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: I hope Romney is the GOP nominee  —  Mitt Romney has attracted an unlikely supporter in his possible 2016 White House bid: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  —  Asked if Romney has any shot at defeating Hillary Clinton in 2016, Pelosi told The Hill, “No, no. I mean, he might be a nice person …
New York Times:
White House Drone Crash Is Tied to Drinking by Intelligence Worker  —  WASHINGTON — A man who says he operated a drone that crashed on the White House grounds early Monday is an employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, according to law enforcement officials.
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Army Times:
Army: Bergdahl reports are untrue, no decision made  —  The Army says there is no truth to media reports claiming a decision has been made to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.  —  The Army continues to review the case against Bergdahl, said Paul Boyce, a spokesman for Forces Command, on Tuesday morning.
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Susan Heavey / Reuters:
Bowe Bergdahl to face desertion charges: NBC
Discussion: The Federalist
Benjamin Kabak / Second Ave. Sagas:
After Cuomo's surprise, overnight subway service continues without passengers  —  It's 11:45 p.m. Do you know where you subway is?  —  Four years ago, when a huge winter storm socked New York City, the MTA and then-Gov. David Paterson, in the final few days of his tenure, got unlucky.
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Nathan Tempey / The Brooklyn Paper:
TRANSIT: EXCLUSIVE: Subways will run empty overnight during snowstorm, source says  —  Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.  —  The Brooklyn Paper  —  Ghost trains are running under Brooklyn tonight.  —  Gov. Andrew Cuomo's move to shut off …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Scott Walker forms committee in preparation for 2016 presidential bid  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who's speech to activists in Iowa last weekend drew strong reviews, has taken the first formal step toward a presidential candidacy in 2016, establishing a committee that will help spread …
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Huckabee Couldn't Deal With Women At Fox News Who Swore In The Office  —  Mike Huckabee channeled his internal Ned Flanders last week, lamenting the fact that he doesn't just hear cuss words in the office these days, but he even hears them coming from women.
U.S. Department of the Interior:
Interior Department Announces Draft Strategy for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing  —  Regionally-tailored plan continues balanced approach to leasing, development; Draft proposal would protect sensitive resources—makes available nearly 80% of estimated undiscovered technically recoverable oil and gas resources on US Outer Continental Shelf
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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
White House to Propose Allowing Oil Drilling Off Atlantic Coast
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Week
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Spies on Millions of Cars  —  DEA Uses License-Plate Readers to Build Database for Federal, Local Authorities  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department has been building a national database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering program …
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Stonewalled author Attkisson to testify on Obama's AG nominee  —  A former CBS investigative reporter who has filed a $35 million lawsuit against the Obama administration for hacking will be among the witnesses at a hearing on President Obama's attorney general nominee.
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Katie Pavlich / The Hill:   Will the next attorney general stand for the rule of law?
Walt Bonner / Fox News:
Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time  —  File photo - The Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset is shown in this image from the International Space Station and posted to social media on Dec. 14, 2014.  (REUTERS/Terry Virts/NASA/Handout)
 
 
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Karoli / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Jeb Bush Suggests Polite Self-Deportation For Undocumented Immigrants
Sen. Marco Rubio / Fox News:
Obama's terror strategy is failing: US must heed lessons of 9/11
Met Office:
2014 one of the warmest years on record globally
Discussion: Power Line and Hit & Run
Leslie Albrecht / DNAinfo New York:
Dozens of Rabbits From Gowanus Yard Seized by Authorities During Snowstorm
 Earlier Items: 
Elana Schor / Politico:
Keystone votes fail in Senate
Discussion: The Hill and Daily Kos
Yaron Steinbuch / New York Post:
Judge: You cannot name your baby ‘Nutella’
Discussion: US News and Truth Revolt
Associated Press:
Saudi Arabia's New King Refused to Intervene in a Controversial Beheading