Today's News Roundup - January 27, 2011

Today's News Roundup -  January 27, 2011

Fox News:

Iranian Book Celebrating Suicide Bombers Found in Arizona Desert

"In Memory of Our Martyrs," was spotted Tuesday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent

The Hill:

GOP to examine federal gun laws in closed-door gathering

Will focus on whether the federal system of background checks is working

Washington Post:

ICE's immigrant database failed to detect suspect before rape of young girl

Los Angeles Times:

Republicans want a return to workplace immigration raids

The Hill:

Gallup: Public's image of GOP positive again
The Hill:

Rep. Walter Jones is first GOP defection in the 112th Congress

Break unified GOP voting streak

Fox News:

Obama Plan to End Oil Tax Breaks Taps Controversy

The Hill:

HHS grants 500 new healthcare waivers

GOP says waivers are gifts to Dem allies or proof that law isn't working

Washington Post:

Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues House cafeteria over olive pit

'Sustained serious and permanent dental and oral injuries'

USA Today:

Obama speech draws 42.8M viewers, smallest audience so far

Fox News:

Report: Loughner researched lethal injections, solitary confinement, assassinations before attack


Rabbis call on Rupert Murdoch to sanction Glenn Beck

Rabbis asking Murdoch to remove Beck from the air

New Hampshire Union-Leader:

N.H. teachers' union defends cancellation of Dr. Seuss reading at the State House

Cites recent lifting of gun ban at State House

Washington Post/AP:

Mosque to be built in Calif. city after appeal denied

USA Today:

After Tucson, schools seek aid to track troubled students

Fox News/AP:

Hawaii senators hold prayer despite vote to end it

Los Angeles Times:

Lawmakers express frustration over excessive outlays for prison health

Houston Chronicle:

Expectations are low for Texas voter ID

Some doubt latest bid to curb voter fraud

Palm Beach Post:

Drunken passenger en route to Fort Lauderdale yells: 'I will take this plane down!'

Here Are Your "Need To Reads" For Thursday January 27 2011

Here Are Your "Need To Reads" For Thursday January 27 2011

Government’s “other” gluttony

Deficit outlook darkens…

Obama’s oxymoron: Government innovation

For the budget crisis, a fake solution

A presidency to nowhere

Schools suffer under Obama’s land grabs

George Will: States can handle school reform

Barone: Old rules won’t determine the GOP candidate in 2012

Obama’s tribute to Big Government

The medical loss ration in ObamaCare is troublesome

Obama is stuck in the 1960’s

Banking ‘toxic cocktail’ is too big to forget

Obama gets caught in Washington D.C. winter storm traffic jam

CBO: Social Security to begin running permanent deficits this year…

Romney Wins N.H. Republican Party Straw Poll

In the first ever "straw poll" of New Hampshire Republican party committee members sponsored by ABC News and WMUR and sanctioned by the state Republican party, ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took 35 percent of the 276 valid ballots cast.

Coming in second was Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, with 11 percent.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty came in third with 8 percent.

In fourth place was ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 7 percent.

Final results of ABC News/WMUR/New Hampshire Republican Party Straw Poll:

•Mitt Romney - 97 (35.14%)

•Ron Paul - 29 (10.51%)

•Tim Pawlenty - 21 7.61%)

•Sarah Palin - 19 (6.88%)

•Michele Bachmann - 14 (5.07%)

•Jim DeMint - 14 (5.07%)

•Herman Cain - 11 (3.99%)

•Chris Christie - 9 (3.26%)

•Rick Santorum - 9 (3.26%)

•Mitch Daniels - 8 (2.90%)

•Newt Gingrich - 7 (2.54%)

•Mike Huckabee - 7 (2.54%)

•Mike Pence - 7 (2.54%)

•Rudy Giuliani - 6 (2.17%)

•Judd Gregg - 5 (1.81%)

•Gary Johnson - 5 (1.81%)

•Other - 5 (1.81%)

•Donald Trump - 3 (1.09%)

•Henry Barbour - 2 (0.72%)

•Jon Huntsman - 0 (0.00%)

•John Thune - 0 (0.00%)

This is not a scientific poll, but it is a good indication of the sentiments of the state's most active Republican voters.