Spangle: News Roundup 1-13-13

News Roundup 1-13-13

Storified by Chris Spangle· Sun, Jan 13 2013 13:09:50

President Obama plans to push Congress on ambitious immigration overhaul, senior officials say – @nytimes
How NRA’s true believers converted a marksmanship group into a mighty gun lobby #tlot #tcot #libertarian Are Libertarians
Venezuela’s most senior political leaders are in Cuba to visit President Hugo Chavez, who is still in serious condition – @BBCNews
Sen. Bob Corker questions Hagel’s ‘temperament’ – @TPMLiveWire
How Washington Grows Rich #tlot #tcot #libertarian Are Libertarians
Police storm San Diego theater, shoot armed suspect hiding inside – @AP
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: GOP has ‘a dark vein of intolerance’ – @politico
Reddit Co-Founder, Open Info Activist Bullied by DOJ Commits Suicide #tcot #tlot #libertarian Are Libertarians
Family of Internet activist Aaron Swartz: Prosecutors, MIT, contributed to his suicide – @allthingsd
Sen. Joe Manchin: Gun proposal should address ‘culture of mass violence’ – @briefingroom
Milwaukee Grandmother: "[The Gun] Saved My Life" #tcot #tlot #Libertarian Are Libertarians
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu dismisses allegations he wasted billions on Iran strike which never happened – @Reuters
Tens of thousands take to Taipei streets to protest Taiwan’s China-friendly president Ma Ying-jeou – @AP
Eric Holder Says Gun Owners Should “Cower” in Shame Like Smokers #tcot #tlot #libertarian Are Libertarians
Egyptian court grants former president Hosni Mubarak’s appeal against his life sentence, orders retrial – @AP
Over 100 Killed as French Troops Attack Mali Town #tcot #tlot #libertarian Are Libertarians
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ wins box office with $24 million – @THR
Algeria has authorized French warplanes to use its airspace for bombing raids in neighboring Mali – @AFP
At least 7 people are killed in a blast in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, local officials say – @Reuters
Tens of thousands Malaysians protest in the capital against the government calling for reforms – @RT_com
Thousands gather for Moscow march against a ban on Americans adopting Russian children; Putin criticized – @Reuters
Hawks on Iraq Prepare for War Again, Against Hagel #tcot #tlot #libertarian Are Libertarians
Get States off the Federal Dole #tcot #tlot #Libertarian Are Libertarians
4 allegedly stabbed 2 to death in Joliet, Illinois, tried to dismember bodies – @ABC7Chicago
Pollution reading in Beijing is the ‘worst on record,’ says Greenpeace – @Reuters
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NRA president predicts assault weapons ban won’t pass Congress – @thehill
What Does It Mean To Be Libertarian #tlot #tcot Are Libertarians
Top Australian observatory is under threat from wildfires as hot weather and storms stoke scores of new blazes – @AFP
Spangle: Reason and Cato Videos on Gun Debate Are Libertarians
Indicted businessman: Harry Reid, Utah A.G. tied to alleged scheme #tcot #tlot #libertarianWe Are Libertarians
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A shooting outside the Empire Club in Hollywood, Calif., overnight claimed 1 life, injured 2 others – @CBSLA
The Importance of History via @Libertarianism #tcot #tlot #libertarianWe Are Libertarians
Iraq’s finance minister escaped an apparent assassination attempt when his convoy was struck by a roadside bomb – @AFP
Report: US envoy says Iran working to destabilize Yemen – @Reuters
Some Newtown residents say school should be demolished and a memorial built on the property in honor of the victims killed – @NBCNewYork
Against Government Debt #Tlot #libertarian #tcotWe Are Libertarians
How NRA’s true believers converted a marksmanship group into a mighty gun lobby #tlot #tcot #libertarian Are Libertarians
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: Former Sen. Chuck Hagel ‘superbly qualified’ to be secretary of defense – @NBCNews
Libertarian Party sues three cities in Kansas over open carry bansLawsuits were filed Friday against two Johnson County cities and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., allegi…
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Big Boi, Of Outkast, Explains Voting For Gary Johnson Over Obama (VIDEO) via @HuffPostLiveDavid Cox

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