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Morning Round-Up 1-29

By on 1.29.14 | 10:03AM

Feature of the Day: The U.S. Puts ‘Moderate’ Restrictions on Religious Freedom

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Fact Check: Obama and Medicare Premiums


  1. State of the Union 2014 fact check
  2. GOP ready to surrender on debt ceiling
  3. Drones Could Be Coming to American Skies Sooner Than You Think


  1. Obama to launch government-backed retirement savings program
  2. Snowden gets Nobel Peace Prize nomination from Norwegian MP
  3. Obama hitting the road to sell minimum wage, savings proposals

Wall Street Journal

  1. Obama Seeks to Jump-Start Stalled Plans
  2. Hearing Offers Rare Peek at Guantanamo
  3. Farm Bill’s Path Traces Power Shift in House GOP

Washington Post

  1. Rep. McMorris Rodgers comes through for GOP in response to State of the Union
  2. What will be Bernanke’s political legacy?
  3. Wonkbook: A policy 101 for the 2014 State of the Union

Washington Times

  1. Nancy Pelosi is outraged: ‘We did not treat President Bush this way’
  2. Who’s ‘godless’ now? Russia says U.S.

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Coming Out Christian
  2. Congress Sends Guns to Syria in Secret Vote


  1. Obama Mentioned Guns Seven Times in State of the Union 2013, Only Once in 2014
  2. Mike Lee’s Tea Party State of the Union Response: Obamacare ‘An Inequality Godzilla’

 The Daily Caller     

  1. Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy
  2. McMorris Rodgers offers Republican vision: ‘One that empowers you, not the government’

  1. 35.5% of Disability Beneficiaries Have ‘Mental Disorder’; 43.2% in D.C.
  2. San Francisco’s Gay Icon Larry Brinkin Guilty of Felony Child Porn Possession

National Review

  1. I’m Starting to Forget It Already
  2. Pork in the Farm Bill

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Experts: China Boosts Space Warfare Capabilities
  2. No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Passes in House

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. What Obama Was Missing
  2. Ganjapreneurs Flock to Colorado Following Marijuana Legalization

Talking Points Memo

  1. The Four Republican SOTU Responses Couldn’t Agree On What to Say
  2. Ex-GOP Guv: Republicans Think They Can Solve Their Problems By Putting A Woman On Camera


    1. Obama Goes Full Feminist: ‘Time To Do Away With Workplace Policies That Belong In A ‘Mad Men’ Episode’

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