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Obama Seeks Republican Help on Economy Wall Street Journal | Obama's making an effort to get GOP votes, but no evidence yet that it's working.
Obama Addresses Mideast as Mitchell Arrives in Cairo Los Angeles Times | New administration shows early commitment to the region, but will it help in Gaza?
Taking Office at Treasury, Geithner Institutes Lobbying Rules Washington Post | Makes sense, given recent reports that bailout decisions have been politicized.
So Just Who Did Vote For The Bailout? FiveThirtyEight | Interesting analysis of which kinds of members voted for the bailout, and which voted against.
With God On Our Side? American Prospect | Obama's acknowledgment of "nonbelievers" during Inaugural address gets some attention.
Boehner Urges GOP Opposition to Stimulus Roll Call | GOP leaders look to rally against bill before Obama meeting.
Governor on Tour as Trial Starts Chicago Tribune | Blagojevich busy thinking about his next trial, trying to influence jury pool.
Power, Politics, Gossip on Daily Call Politico | Turns out Rahm, Carville, Begala, Stephanopoulos talk just about every day. Let's all go rent "The War Room."
House Judiciary Chairman Subpoenas Karl Rove Associated Press | Bush administration is over, but the fight over testimony isn't.
D.C. Voting Rights Act Gets Another Chance Washington Times | Bill gets a key hearing today. Is the path finally clear for this to happen?

Obama Ramps up Bipartisan Efforts
Los Angeles Times |
Try as he might, it's hard to see how Obama gets many GOP votes for the stimulus.

By Ben Pershing  |  January 27, 2009; 7:39 AM ET
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