Morning Must Reads: January 31

In the News: The American 1%; Obama talks weed, Sochi with CNN; Why the War on Terror is Far From Over; and Confessions of an ex-TSA agent

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

  • The 1% as victims? That’s Rich. [Washington Post]
  • “House Republican leaders released a long-awaited set of principles Thursday to guide the chamber’s debate on immigration, a balancing effort aimed at drawing a majority of Republicans without alienating Democrats who also would be needed to pass a bill.” [WSJ]
  • John Kerry Now Has the President’s Legacy in his Handes [National Journal]
  • Dear America, I Saw You Naked: Confessions of an ex-TSA Agent [Politico Magazine]
  • “The State Department is set to release a final environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline as soon as Friday, according to several sources, setting the stage for a months-long endgame in one of the Obama administration’s most intractable environmental controversies.” [Politico]
  • CNN Interview with Obama: President talks Sochi, Marijuana, the Unemployed, and Bypassing Congress [CNN]
  • The U.S. has no idea how much aid to the Afghan government is being stolen and more on why the country is a long way from ending the War on Terror [TIME]
  • Republicans’ Immigration Blueprint Leaves Party at Odds and Democrats Hopeful [NYT]
  • “Campaigns for secretary of state, often relegated to the back burner of American politics, are drawing increasing attention from Democratic and Republican groups that hope to influence how elections are overseen in a number of presidential battleground states.” [AP via Washington Post]
  • Sandra Fluke ‘Strongly Considering’ Run for Henry Waxman’s Seat [National Journal]

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1348 comments
forgottenlord
forgottenlord

So in the list of top 5 Superbowl blowouts....Denver's name appears thrice.....on the losing side.

fitty_three
fitty_three

That's gotta be it. Footballs just love to frolic with Hawks players. They just seem to nuzzle them and want to be petted and taken places and stuff. Gives me the warm fuzzies to see so many footballs so happy.

It was kind of hard to miss how the sometimes would literally struggle to get away from those mean ol' Bronco players, hecks, sometimes they'd just leap out of their hands when an opportunity to cuddle up with a Hawks player presented itself.

Must be that we're purty good football whisperers.

Yup. That's gotta be it!

fitty_three
fitty_three

@TyPollard

I had no idea that would happen. They got to Manning way better than I hoped. The offense worked pretty well to but wow the D and special teams.

This one they earned.

TyPollard
TyPollard

@fitty_three @TyPollard  

It's how I felt it could go but I tried to check own bias because of Payton's excellence. I just didn't see how receivers would find space with our DBs.

fitty_three
fitty_three

That......was.......DESTRUCTIVE!

Hawks 43, Ponies um, weeeeel, ok......8.

fitty_three
fitty_three

Sorry, Broncos, but this time there was no gerrymandering or referee purchases.  We didn't even shut down a bridge. 


We just whapped uss!

fitty_three
fitty_three

@roknsteve

I think the football liked the hawks more and really wanted to be with them. It always seemed to leap into some Seahawk players' arms for some reason.

sacredh
sacredh

Congratulations Seahawk fans for winning the Stanley Cup!!

fitty_three
fitty_three

@sacredh

Wilt Chamberlain was great at center. Only got called for high sticking once and had two singles to go with his perfect 300 in the first quarter. Then he literally tore up the back nine to finish six under!

Sue_N
Sue_N

Those home runs were amazing!

Sue_N
Sue_N

Hello, Martin Bashir?

collioure
collioure

@Sue_N  

Very pretty ad IMO.

(But I prefer Scarlett Johannson)

fitty_three
fitty_three

@Sue_N  

But take heart, you the DB will leave you with the bill.

Oh, and the box to recycle!

outsider
outsider

@Sue_N  

Nate called it!! 

But i'll confess, i was seriously torn. As i told Terry, i just wasn't sure. 

Also, we should wait. 4th quarter PM seems to rally, Wait until the end of the game. 

But if Seattle wins, remember Nate. He's been right for us more often than not.

TyPollard
TyPollard

@Sue_N  

Truth be told I did to.

This in no way diminishes Payton. I expect him to have a better second half but seahawks are trained to rain the clock. The clock is their new opponent.

Sue_N
Sue_N

Nate knows all, lol.

I'll be shocked if PM doesn't rally. But, man, I'd love for Seattle to win!