National Headlines 1-7-14

Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’ (Washington Post)

Gates slams Biden in new memoir (The Hill)

Hillary opposed Iraq surge for political reasons, Gates says in memoir (The Hill)

Reid open to jobless aid offset (The Hill)

Frigid air from the North Pole: What’s this polar vortex? (CNN)

Obama-backed jobless bill clears Republican roadblock (Reuters)

Satanists unveil design for OK statehouse statue (CNN)

John McCain Likes Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal As Presidential Candidates In 2016 (Huffington Post)

Obama to consult intelligence leaders, Congress on NSA review (Reuters)

Judge overturns Chicago’s ban on gun sales (Detroit Free Press)

Weak imports drive U.S. trade deficit to four-year lows (Reuters)

American oil companies call for end to export ban (Associated Press)