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  • Today's comic is The NRA of counter-earth's extremist view of the first amendment by Ruben Bolling:
    comic - The NRA of counter-earth's extremist view of the first amendment
  • Oh, hey, look. Our very own pollster, Tom Jensen of PPP, is one of the most powerful people of 2012:
    Largely unknown prior to the 2012 campaign, Jensen's North Carolina-based firm ended up being the most reliable public pollster of the election. The firm correctly predicted the winner of the presidential race in all 50 states, and at the end of the election, PPP was rated as the most accurate polling company of the campaign.
  • And here's just one reason we love PPP:
    Ok y'all we're testing Congress' popularity against 23 other things this weekend. They include root canals, Ebola, meth labs, and Nickelback
    @ppppolls via web
  • Hillary Clinton: Badass ... coming soon to a theater near you?
    Hillary Clinton has gone Hollywood.

    One of the hottest political screenplays in Tinseltown is about the outgoing secretary of state, and it’s by a 39-year-old newcomer writer from South Korea.

    Dubbed “Rodham,” Young Il Kim’s screenplay follows a 20-something Hillary Rodham as she’s trying to decide between her career and boyfriend. [...]

    He said he got the idea after he saw a photograph of Hillary Clinton in the Situation Room with President Barack Obama and others watching the raid to kill Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

  • Think Progress has a list of the worst moments of the 112th Congress. What are your favorite highlowlights?
  • Bwahahahahahahaha:
    It looks like we may have to stop slagging so much on WingNutDaily, guys. It turns out that they were named one of America’s “most trustworthy news sources” by an “independent news organization” that carefully ranked news organizations for their “reliability, accuracy, quality, balance and reach.” WND came in second only to the Drudge Report, and its trustworthiness was determined to be greater than other honorees such as The Blaze, Ghost Andrew Breitbart, Fox News, NewsBusters, The Weekly Standard, and, at number eight, some thing called “The Wall Street Journal.”
  • Condolences:
    Patti Page, the “Singing Rage” who became one of the most successful female singers of all time with dozens of pop hits, such as the forlorn “Tennessee Waltz” and the yappy but irresistibly likable “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window,” died Jan. 1 in Encinitas, Calif. She was 85.
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show: Greg Dworkin joined to discuss the new Congress, including speculation surrounding the election of the Speaker, which almost nobody seriously thinks will yield any real surprises. Will debt ceiling discussions be a disaster? Will the current fervor for action on gun laws fade? What kind of inside baseball will determine outcomes? Then, a  run-through of the history & mechanics of the "constitutional option." And just how did they come up with this "magic window" idea in the first place?

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