POLITICO - President Obama announces freeze of federal pay.

Daily Caller - ...federal workers will still receive raises.

Macomb Daily - Gov.-elect Snyder wants to curtail film subsidies.

Wall Street Journal - Tea party activists turn to local issues.

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Washington Post - TARP bank bailout money went to foreign firms and other industries outside of the financial sector.

Prison Planet - A CNN reporter was put on the government "watch list" after airing a report critical of the TSA.

National Journal - The Democrats' diversity problem.

Michigan View - Tax cuts for the rich: Should Illitch spend his money or Washington?

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"How about a system where you could file your taxes on a Blackberry, or a system where you might even be able to file a return with 140 characters or less? How would you like to tweet your taxes?"
- Rep. Mike Pence, speaking at the Detroit Economic Club

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