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12:55 PM ET, January 9, 2017


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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Donald Trump Says He's Not Surprised by Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Speech  —  President-elect Donald J. Trump dismissed Meryl Streep as “a Hillary lover” early Monday morning after the actress, in a speech at the Golden Globes award ceremony, denounced him as a bully who disrespected and humiliated others.
New York Times:
Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Speech  —  Turning attention away from her and toward Donald J. Trump, Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes to call out the president-elect for mocking a disabled New York Times reporter in 2015, and warned that a free press would need to be defended.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Conway: What's In Trump's Heart More Important Than What He Says (VIDEO)  —  Top Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway on Monday morning defended Trump's 2015 campaign appearance during which he appeared to mock a disabled reporter.  —  Conway criticized members of the media for focusing …
Ian Schwartz / RealClearPolitics:
Kellyanne Conway: I Wish Meryl Streep Was As Concerned About Disabled Boy Tortured On Facebook Live  —  Senior Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway responds to Meryl Streep's diatribe against Donald Trump at the Golden Globes:  —  KELLYANNE CONWAY: I'm glad Meryl Streep has such a passion …
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Kellyanne Conway unplugged  —  NEW YORK — Kellyanne Fitzpatrick Conway's life has come full circle.  —  The little girl from Atco, N.J., raised in a collaborative effort by her mother, a grandmother and two aunts, all living under the same roof, now has her mother living in her home …
Discussion: Instapundit
Associated Press:
The Latest: McConnell Hopeful on Trump Cabinet Confirmations
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Top Trump aide deflects Russia hacking questions
Discussion: IJR and AOL
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Former Obama staffers launching anti-Trump site called ‘Crooked Media’  —  Three former staffers to President Obama are launching an anti-Donald Trump  —  media site called “Crooked Media.”  —  Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett, who served as spokespeople and speechwriters for Obama …
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
The ‘Keepin’ it 1600' Guys Launch Crooked Media to Counter Trump  —  With Donald Trump about to enter the White House, they just don't feel like “keepin' it 1600” anymore.  —  Just before Christmas, former Obama administration staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor recorded …
Camilla Turner / Telegraph:
University students demand philosophers such as Plato and Kant are removed from syllabus because they are white  —  They are the said to be the founding fathers of Western philosophy, whose ideas underpin civilised society.  —  But students at a prestigious London university are demanding …
Jonathan Petre / Daily Mail:
They Kant be serious!  PC students demand white philosophers including Plato and Descartes …
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
White Hot Rage of the Left [With Pedagogical Comment by John]
Peter Hockaday / San Francisco Chronicle:
Historic Pioneer Cabin Tree toppled in California storm  —  The historic Pioneer Cabin Tree, a former “drive-through” giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Calaveras County, was felled in California's weekend storms.  —  The tree was hollowed out in the 1880s to allow tourists …
Camila Domonoske / NPR:
Iconic Sequoia ‘Tunnel Tree’ Brought Down By California Storm
Discussion: The Week, Althouse and KTLA
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama retools his political operation for post-Trump  —  Barack Obama doesn't want his post-presidency to be all about Donald Trump, but he knows some of it's going to have to be.  —  Trump's win upended his plans for life after leaving office, and people who've been talking to him say he's …
Brenda Goh / Reuters:
Chinese state tabloid warns Trump, end one China policy and China will take revenge  —  State-run Chinese tabloid Global Times sounded a warning to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday only hours after Taiwan's president transited Houston, saying that China would seek to “take revenge” should Trump renege on the one-China policy.
CBS News:
Face the Nation transcript January 8, 2017: McConnell, Priebus, Booker, Morell, Woolsey  —  JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: Today on FACE NATION: It is a new year with a new Congress and a new administration, but now the hard part, governing.  —  Capitol Hill was a hub of activity this week …
Sen. Mitch McConnell / Fox News:
Senate Majority Leader McConnell: ObamaCare failed Americans. Now it's time for relief
Discussion: Vox, New York Times, The Week and Politico
Kim Kardashian West robbery suspects picked up by French police  —  Kim Kardashian robbery suspects detained  —  Paris (CNN)French police have detained 17 people for questioning over the armed robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris last October, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor told CNN.
Aurelien Breeden / New York Times:
17 Arrested in Kim Kardashian West Robbery Inquiry in France
Discussion: IJR and NPR
Andrew Rice / New York Magazine:
Jared Kushner's Rise to Unimaginable Power  —  Jared Kushner is more like his father-in-law than anyone imagines.  —  Until very recently, and to all outward appearances, Jared Kushner was just another socially striving young businessman with inoffensively Bloombergian political values.
Orlando Sentinel:
Orlando police officer killed, and massive manhunt underway for suspect  —  A flag-covered coffin being loaded into the back of a van at Orlando Regional Medical Center.  Courtesy @orlandopolice.  —  Privacy Policy  —  An Orlando police officer was shot and killed this morning on Princeton Street …
New York Times:
Marches and Identity Politics Are Futile  —  Angie Morelli, a small business owner in Las Vegas and a student at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, is a Marine Corps veteran and a former delegate for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic convention.  —  I have been an activist for years.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton made a rare appearance at ‘The Color Purple’ — and got three standing ovations  —  Hillary Clinton made a rare public appearance at the Broadway musical “The Color Purple” on Sunday — and received three standing ovations.  —  Photos from the scene showed people gawking at Clinton and snapping photos.
Discussion: The Week and The Daily Caller
Adam Cancryn / Politico:
Obamacare repeal's doomsday scenario  —  Hospital and health plan leaders talk in almost apocalyptic terms about what might lie ahead if Republicans abolish Obamacare without a blueprint for its replacement.  —  Their doomsday scenario: Millions of people could lose their health care coverage …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Democrats demand black lawmakers testify at Sessions hearing  —  Democratic senators are pushing to let Congressional Black Caucus members testify at the confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions as attorney general this week — heightening the issue of race in what's already expected to be a contentious nomination battle.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
As a general, Mattis urged action against Iran.  As a defense secretary, he may be a voice of caution.
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Iran: U.S. Surrendered More Than $10 Billion in Gold, Cash, Assets
Discussion: The Geller Report
Medea Benjamin / The Guardian:
America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign
Discussion: RedState
Donald P. Moynihan / New York Times:
Who's Really Placing Limits on Free Speech?
Discussion: Althouse
Officials to investigate black dummy hanging at Plainfield game
Discussion: Raw Story, AOL and The Root
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
The Note: Welcome to Confirmation Week
Discussion: Hot Air, Associated Press and AOL
Max Fisher / New York Times:
Russian Hackers Find Ready Bullhorns in the Media
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Salvador Hernandez / BuzzFeed:
A Jewish Couple Say They Received A Racist Note After Hanging A Black Lives Matter Flag
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Kushner to be named ‘senior adviser’ to Trump: report
Discussion: RedState
The Hill:
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Lawrence Summers / Washington Post:
Trump and Ryan are right to tackle corporate taxes. But their approach would do harm.
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Red states mull higher taxes
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Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it's a mystery who's behind it

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