National Headlines 1-13-14

Feds investigate Christie’s use of Sandy relief funds (CNN)

Supreme Court will not hear Arizona abortion law appeal (Reuters)

Supreme Court Appears Likely to Rein In President’s Recess Appointments Power (Wall Street Journal)

Minimum Wage Increase Author Miller to Retire From Congress (Bloomberg)

‘Hate is too weak a word’ for Hillary-land’s view of McCaskill, authors claim (Post-Dispatch)

I Spent Two Hours Talking With the NSA’s Bigwigs. Here’s What Has Them Mad (Wired)

Senate Democrats to meet with Obama (Politico)

CGI takes hit after Obamacare health website contract won’t be renewed (Montreal Gazette)

Indiana lawmakers consider constitutional ban on gay marriage (Reuters)

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Rose in 2013 (Green Tech Media)

U.S. Posts December Budget Surplus of $53.22 Billion (Wall Street Journal)