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1:50 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.
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 …
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.
Caroline Cunningham / Washingtonian:
Actually, Mr. Trump, Washington's Dress Shops Are Not All Sold Out  —  On Sunday night, President-elect Donald Trump gave a “heated” late-night interview to the New York Times' Patrick Healy following Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes.  “We are going to have an unbelievable …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:   Conway: What's In Trump's Heart More Important Than What He Says (VIDEO)
Daily Mail:
Trump fires back at Meryl Streep and calls her 'one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood …
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
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: Gizmodo, 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 …
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump planning to give Cabinet unusually wide latitude
Discussion: Associated Press
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
The Note: Welcome to Confirmation Week
Discussion: Hot Air, Associated Press and AOL
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]
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: TheBlaze and Instapundit
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.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Rand Paul rolling out ObamaCare replacement this week  —  (R-Ky.) is pledging to roll out an ObamaCare replacement bill this week as GOP lawmakers rush to nix the healthcare law.  —  The Kentucky senator argued Monday that the law must be replaced with “real market reforms.”
Discussion: RedState and NBC News
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.
Sen. Mitch McConnell / Fox News:
Senate Majority Leader McConnell: ObamaCare failed Americans.  Now it's time for relief  —  By nearly any measure, ObamaCare has failed: It didn't lower costs, it didn't increase choice, middle-class families continue to lose health plans they were promised they could keep, and Americans continue to call for ObamaCare's repeal.
Ashley Feinberg / Gizmodo:
Trump Just Dismissed the People in Charge of Maintaining Our Nuclear Arsenal  —  Between the Trump transition team's infighting, incompetence, and high-profile resignations, any decisions that signaled even a modicum of stability for the country would come as a relief at this point.
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.
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.
Idrees Ali / Reuters:
U.S. says Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels  —  A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels after they closed in at a high rate of speed near the Strait of Hormuz, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday.
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 …
Donald P. Moynihan / New York Times:
Who's Really Placing Limits on Free Speech?  —  MADISON, Wis. — At least three times in the past six months, state legislators have threatened to cut the budget of the University of Wisconsin at Madison for teaching about homosexuality, gender and race.  As a faculty member who focuses …
Discussion: Althouse
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John King / CNN:
President Obama to offer ‘admonitions’ in farewell address
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
As a general, Mattis urged action against Iran.  As a defense secretary, he may be a voice of caution.
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
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
Officials to investigate black dummy hanging at Plainfield game
Discussion: Raw Story, AOL and The Root
Salvador Hernandez / BuzzFeed:
A Jewish Couple Say They Received A Racist Note After Hanging A Black Lives Matter Flag
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Cancryn / Politico:
Obamacare repeal's doomsday scenario
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton made a rare appearance at ‘The Color Purple’ — and got three standing ovations
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Kushner to be named ‘senior adviser’ to Trump: report
Discussion: RedState
The Hill:
What Trump can accomplish on day one  —  Judging by his campaign promises, Donald Trump
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
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it's a mystery who's behind it