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*Obama Plans Marketing Blitz for Stimulus Plan$$zuyzV-n/time23-22

Obama and top aides plan to hit the road shortly after the inauguration to push for the massive spending plan.
LA Times: Obama "will quickly strive to shape public opinion, casting the substantial stimulus package as crucial to the nation's recovery."
Top aide Axelrod: "We'll fan out, and this will be a public process." Obama "wants the [...]

*Burris: "I Am Not Tainted"$$zuyzV-n/time24-22

Gov. Blagojevich's pick for the U.S. Senate insists he deserves Obama's Senate seat. Click here to watch.
Tells NBC's "Today" he's a "qualified, dedicated public servant," says "I have absolutely nothing to do with (the governor's) problems."
More Burris interviews here and here.
Plus: Burris supporter Rep. Bobby Rush tells CBS that Blago opponents "need to take a [...]

*Israel Rejects Truce Call, Attacks Gaza$$zuyzV-n/time25-22

As air strikes on Gaza enter a fifth day, Israel rejects international pressure to suspend its air offensive, sending warplanes to demolish tunnels supporting Gaza's Hamas leadership.
The proposed cease-fire would have allowed humanitarian relief to get to Gaza, if Palestinians stop their own rocket fire into Israel.
Earlier: President Bush calls Palestinian leaders Tuesday, as Hamas [...]

*Jobless Numbers Remain Volatile$$zuyzV-n/time26-22

First-time jobless claims fall last week, amid a shortened holiday workweek.
Meanwhile, total jobless numbers reach a 26-year high. Economist: "The underlying picture is terrible for the labor market.
Bloomberg: "The magnitude of the drop in claims last week indicates the figures will remain volatile."

*Report: Kennedy Team Chafing at Bloomberg Aide$$zuyzV-n/time27-22

NY Daily News: Caroline Kennedy's aides have asked Bloomberg political aide Kevin Sheekey to tone down his support for her, amid her rocky rollout.
Source: "There had been huge missteps in the way (City Hall) constructed this."
Earlier: Sheekey reportedly reins in his own support for Kennedy.
Plus: NY Post: Bloomberg takes "um"brage at critics of Kennedy's reliance [...]

*The Myth of the Decisive Blow$$zuyzV-n/time29-22

The brilliant Israeli writer David Grossman has an op-ed in the New York Times today calling for a unilateral cease fire by the Israelis in Gaza. I agree with him.
It is significant that Grossman, who tends toward the peaceable and writes with the authority of a father who lost his son in the 2006 Lebanon [...]
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