Morning Must Reads: January 10

In the news: hiring slows sharply, Chris Christie's "Bridgegate," NSA reforms, the fate of the unemployment insurance extension bill, and why the poor and minorities are less likely to vote

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

  • U.S. adds 74,000 jobs as hiring slows sharply [WSJ]
  • Karzai is unlikely to meet deadline on signing long-term security deal, U.S. envoy says [WashPost]
  • “Islamic extremist groups in Syria with ties to Al Qaeda are trying to identify, recruit and train Americans and other Westerners who have traveled there to get them to carry out attacks when they return home…” [NYT]
  • Apologetic Chris Christie on Bridge Flap: ‘I Am Not a Bully’ [TIME]
    • My time with Chris Christie’s scandal-plagued aide David Wildstein [Politico]
    • Rudy Giuliani: Bridge scandal a ‘prank’ [Politico]
  • Obama discusses potential NSA reforms with Congressmen [TIME]
  • How Lobbyists Still Fly Through Loopholes [National Journal]
  • Jobless Bill Descends Into Procedural Black Hole [Roll Call]
  • Why are the poor and minorities less likely to vote? [Atlantic]