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Morning Round-Up 1-27

By on 1.27.14 | 10:02AM

Feature of the Day: Clinton, Bush, and Obama Speechwriters on How They Made the State of the Union Address

Morning Headlines

Domestic                                                          

Associated Press

  1. Wealth Gap: A Guide to What It Is, Why It Matters
  2. THC-Hawks? Pot Puns Pack This Super Bowl
  3. Minimum Wage Bills Pushed In At Least 30 States

Politico

  1. Congress’s attention-to-deficits disorder
  2. Candidates of both parties run vs. NSA
  3. Google exec boosts GOP data effort

Reuters

  1. Analysis: Politics, legacy boom over Obama decision on Keystone XL pipeline
  2. Texas hospital ends life support for brain-dead pregnant woman
  3. Obama to outline new plans for jobless next week

Wall Street Journal

  1. States Weigh New Plans for Revenue Windfalls
  2. Doctors, Nurses Clash on Oversight
  3. Earmarks Survive In All but Name

Washington Post

  1. Clinton supporters get a head start organizing for 2016 Iowa caucuses
  2. Can Obama lift Democrats in the midterms? Don’t count on it.
  3. Military brass, behaving badly: Files detail a spate of misconduct dogging armed forces

Washington Times

  1. Obama to use State of the Union as opening salvo in 2014 midterms
  2. Maryland mall shooter’s journal hints at ‘general unhappiness with his life’
  3. Congressional inquiry on Christine O’Donnell tax records heats up, but truth may stay hidden

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. A GOP Immigration Plan to Satisfy No One
  2. Technology Doesn’t Destroy Community—Humans Do

Breitbart

  1. Wendy Davis Camp: Opponents, Rush Limbaugh ‘Desperate’ For Calling Her A ‘Fraud’
  2. Rand Paul: Women Winning ‘War on Women’

 The Daily Caller     

  1. Report: Minimum wage hike backers rarely pay interns
  2. Blame baby boomers for the financial crisis, says PJ O’Rourke: ‘We invented playing with money’

CNSNews.com

  1. Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned Right to be Citizens’
  2. McConnell: We Won’t Treat Debt Limit Bill ‘Like Some Kind of Motherhood Resolution’

National Review

  1. Green Drought
  2. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Wendy?

Washington Free Beacon

  1. U.S. Identifies Terror Group Threatening Attacks on the Olympics
  2. Marco Rubio Talks Tough on China in South Korea Speech

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Putin’s Criminal Olympics
  2. The Penny-Ante Syria Talks

Talking Points Memo

  1. GOP Candidates Suddenly Find Love For Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion
  2. Why the GOP Wants McMorris Rogers to Respond to Obama, And What She’ll Say

ThinkProgress

    1. TransCanada Pipeline Explosion Shuts Off Gas for 4,000 Residents in Sub-Zero Temperatures

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