January 11: News Roundup

President Obama picks strong immigration reform advocate Cecilia Muñoz to lead on domestic policy. There’s more at The Hill.

Despite cruising to win in GOP primary, Mitt Romney may face lasting damage from New Hampshire campaign. There’s more at the Washington Post.

Mitt Romney’s tax plan is “pretty progressive by 15th Century standards,” says The Economist who writes about the Romney plan to tranfer more wealth to the wealthy. Read it at The Economist.

For GOP, all eyes turn to South Carolina. Chris Cillizza has “The Fix” at the Washington Post.

Conservative pundits not so bullish on Mitt Romney. There’s more at the New York Times.

Rand Paul doubles-down on opposition to civil rights. There’s more at ThinkProgress.

After Iowa, Rick Santorum fades badly in Iowa. There’s more at Reuters.

Rick Santorum touted health mandates in 1994. There’s more at ThinkProgress.

Jon Huntsman vows to continue, but his dad probably won’t be bankrolling the campaign any longer. There’s more at Mother Jones.

CBO: Raising the Medicare age will result in more uninsured Americans and reduced access to care. There’s more at TPM.

Candidates file for Mesilla, Sunland Park municipal elections. There’s more at the Las Cruces Sun-News.

ACLU asks for summary judgment against Secretary of State Duran on “vote fraud” claim. There’s more at Steve Terrell’s Blog.

Texas backs health insurance companies against hard-pressed consumers. There’s more at NPR.

Federal court overturns Oklahoma’s “anti-sharia” law. There’s more at the Los Angeles Times.

In New Hampshire Mitt Romney retains his key asset: Lots of opponents. There’s more at the Los Angeles Times.

Apparently missed in all the media hype. Below average turnout in New Hampshire’s Republican Primary. There’s more at the Manchester Union-Leader.

Grassroots tool or just litter? Slate asks “Do campaign signs really work?” Read it at Slate.

This just in: Texas Governor Rick Perry edges Charles “Buddy” Elson Roemer III for last place in New Hampshire primary, promises comeback despite lagging polls in South CarolinaThere’s more at CNN.

In the wake of Romney’s speech, the BBC tells election watchers worldwide to brace for the nasty. There’s more at the BBC.

In an editorial the New York Times warns voters not to be deluded by the dangerous policies of the Republican candidates. Read it at the New York Times.

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