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2:30 PM ET, January 23, 2016

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New York Times:
Bloomberg, Sensing an Opening, Revisits a Potential White House Run  —  Galled by Donald J. Trump's dominance of the Republican field, and troubled by Hillary Clinton's stumbles and the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Democratic side, Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers …
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New York Times:
Their Boss Stays on the Sideline, but Obama Aides Tilt to Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — The two leading Democratic contenders for president are competing to wrap President Obama in a tight embrace.  He is hugging only one of them back.  —  With Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders …
Joe Klein / TIME:
The Democrats Stumble Toward 50 Shades of Socialism
Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal:
In Reversal, Campaign Says Ted Cruz Does Have Health Insurance  —  Ted Cruz has health insurance, and he had it all along, his campaign said Friday night, reversing what the presidential candidate said a day earlier.  —  Mr. Cruz told a Manchester, N.H., audience on Thursday …
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic:
Milk, Bread, and Eggs: The Trinity of Winter-Storm Panic-Shopping  —  Lines of frantic shoppers have mobbed grocery stores in Washington, D.C., after the National Weather Service gently advised residents on Wednesday that an intense weekend storm will pose “a threat to life and property” …
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Why the Justice Department Won't Work with the FBI on Clinton's E-mail Case  —  nother day, another double-take reading the New York Times.  —  The latest shoe in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's scandalous mishandling of classified information dropped heavily this week.
John Hawkins / Townhall.com:
Christians, Conservatives, Men, and White People Are Not Responsible For Your Problems  —  Lou Holtz once said, “Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.”  Unfortunately, Lou Holtz is a man out-of-step with our whiny age.
Julian E. Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Former Defense Secretary Marches Into New Territory: Videogames  —  Donald Rumsfeld, 83, turns app developer with version of Winston Churchill's card game  —  In every game of solitaire there are many known knowns, but it is a version that perhaps stresses the known unknowns …
Discussion: Politico and NPR
Daily Mail:
Germans must ban ALCOHOL if they want to prevent further sex attacks and help North Africans integrate, says Muslim group  —  Germany needs to ban alcohol if it wants to prevent further sexual violence and to help North African migrants integrate into society, a Muslim pressure group has claimed.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Mexico aims to extradite ‘El Chapo’ as soon as possible  —  Mexico wants to send notorious drug cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to face trial in the United States “as soon as possible,” President Enrique Peña Nieto said on Friday.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
CBS News:
Charlotte Rampling clarifies Oscar racism remarks  —  Academy Award-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling has clarified her recent comments about the Oscar diversity controversy in a statement to CBS' “Sunday Morning.”  —  In an interview with Europe 1 Radio earlier this week …
Tracybloomktla / KTLA:
Road Travel Ban to Go Into Effect in New York City as Massive Winter Storm Hits East Coast  —  A massive winter storm clobbered a huge swath of the eastern United States on Saturday, pounding cities such as Washington and New York with snow and stranding hundreds of motorists from Kentucky to Pennsylvania on icy interstates.
Jessica Lahey / The Atlantic:
Teaching: Just Like Performing Magic  —  Education, at its most engaging, is performance art.  From the moment a teacher steps into the classroom, students look to him or her to set the tone and course of study for everyone, from the most enthusiastic to the most apathetic students.
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Daily Mail:
‘We will recover our land from the invaders’: ISIS issues chilling threat to launch terror attacks in Spain to reimpose Muslim rule after 500 years  —  Islamic State has issued a chilling threat to launch terror attacks in Spain, declaring: ‘We will recover our land from the invaders.’
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Tom Parfitt / Daily Express:
ISIS TERROR WARNING: Jihadists threaten to attack SPAIN in chilling new propaganda clip
Discussion: Walid Shoebat and Jihad Watch
 
 
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Two serious mistakes in the Goodfriend and King review of Riksbank monetary policy
New York Post:
Mom shot trying to save daughter from pistol-whipping
Discussion: Bearing Arms and Gothamist
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Jane Mayer Condemns the Koch Brothers for Not Being Progressive
Discussion: Viking Pundit and Cafe Hayek
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Woman shot at Renton movie theater
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Andrew Roth / Washington Post:
Jason Rezaian's wife, mother describe their tortuous final hours in Iran
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Former Carson campaign manager Barry Bennett is quietly advising Trump's top aides