Morning Must Reads: January 9

In the News: The sequel to Iraq's War, the future of unemployment and the Farm Bill, Obama's NSA limits, and Janet Yellen

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Grim Sequel to Iraq’s War [NYT]
  • Obama Said to Favor Limits on Spying on Foreign Leaders [Bloomberg]
  • Chris Christie’s Carefully Devised, No-Nonsense Image is in Peril [NYT]
  • The End of Moderates and What it Means [Washington Post]
  • “The most obvious place to find the money to offset extended jobless benefits, a demand of the GOP, may be in the bill that provides food stamps, but that plan will first require a to-be-determined deal on the farm bill.” [Roll Call]
  • The Most Unprecedented Thing About Janet Yellen [TIME]
  • Nancy Pelosi Raised $35 Million for Democrats in 2013 [Politico]
  • “Congressional conservatives are split on the new Israeli policy that allows the government pay for abortions for women between the ages of 20–33, with many quiet, but others critical. “The truth is it’s something that breaks my heart,” Rep. Trent Franks says.” [Buzzfeed]

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collioure
collioure

Well, while I don't think Fox covered the Christie story Wednesday night (I might have missed it in passing), they were all over it on Thursday night (every program I taped).

Or were they?  I'm a bit late to this party.  You folks knew about this scandal last week.  How did Christie not know about it ????

fitty_three
fitty_three

<fop>!

<fop>!

Ooops. Fight cancelled. Two black holes.

collioure
collioure

Gallup reports

"The percentage of Americans identifying their ideology as liberal edged up to 23% in 2013, a new high since 1992. More Americans, 38%, identified as conservative, but the 15-point conservative-liberal gap ties as the smallest to date."

fitty_three
fitty_three

Anyone hear from @Tero ?

Hope he's ok and I hope he comes back!

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@fitty_three

I've been progressively getting more worried about him.  He disappeared during the ice storms in Toronto which absolutely destroyed the power grid and dozens died from the cold and carbon monoxide poisoning.

sacredh
sacredh

@fitty_three, add me to the list of those concerned. I'm hoping it's something like lost internet/cable.

outsider
outsider

@sacredh@fitty_three 

I'm worried too - and unlike some here, i have no other way of contacting him. No Twitter or FB to fall back on. 

sacredh
sacredh

@outsider, I'm not on twitter or facebook either. I think it's a little telling that so many of us worry about people we've never met and aren't likely to ever meet. Liberal trait for sure.

outsider
outsider

@sacredh@outsider 

It is telling. And you should get on both - if only so we can all find you if you go on hiatus! 


Ivy's our resident link to one another. She's safe, everyone trusts her, and you can contact the rest of us through her. 


That's what i did with Don, Sue, Ivy herself, and a few others more on twitter. 



sacredh
sacredh

@outsider, I just meant that I was going to say I was leaving for a week or so before I took a break so that nobody would wonder.

sacredh
sacredh

@outsider, I think of many of the people on here like that too. I used to belong to a local forum board and we finally decided to all get together for a big cookout at a local park. We decided that nobody would introduce themselves and we'd just have to guess who was who. Over 30 people showed up and all but two matched me up to my screen name.

outsider
outsider

@sacredh@outsider 

Ahh. I thought you were being cute. 

Well that's good. That's what i did when i had to hit LA for two weeks. Let everyone know before hand. 

It's funny how we operate here. 

We are all family. 

TyPollard
TyPollard

@fitty_three 

Looking forward to it. Should be a great game.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@nflfoghorn 

Luckily, if he does, we have an open stadium.

But I don't think beans are in his diet;-)