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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Iran’s Ahmadinejad in Latin America, Mitt Romney is ‘unelectable,’ says Jon Huntsman and more [AM Briefing]

The GOP is offering tough talk on Iran, but they’re fuzzy on the details of how they would carry a plan out. (LA Times)

Heritage’s Peter Brookes on Iran’s Ahmadinejad in Latin America: “It has long been a concern that Iran is using Latin America, especially Venezuela, to circumvent international restrictions on its banking, as well as to gain banned materials and technologies for its missile and nuclear programs.” (New York Post)

“Iran’s outreach to Latin America isn’t simply tactical. As its sustained systematic outreach to regional states amply demonstrates, Tehran sees the Western Hemisphere as a crucial strategic theater wherein to expand its strategic influence - and dilute America’s,” writes American Foreign Policy Council’s Ilan Berman. (Washington Times)

Jon Huntsman: Mitt Romney firing comment renders him “completely unelectable.” (ThinkProgress)

“Mitt Romney is the most improbable of presidential candidates: a weak juggernaut. He is poised to sweep every primary contest — a first for a non-incumbent. And yet, in Republican ranks there’s an abiding sense that he should be beatable — and beaten,” writes AEI’s Jonah Goldberg. (LA Times)

Cato’s Gene Healy: Will Congress stop King Barack the First? (Washington Examiner)

Politico’s Arena asks: Does Daley departure mean trouble? Heritage’s Rory Cooper answers.

If President Obama releases Taliban leaders from Guantanamo, it harms national security and his chances for reelection, says AEI’s Marc Thiessen. (Washington Post)

Room for Debate asks: What’s wrong with Guantánamo, and to what extent have the problems been fixed? What should the next Congress do? (New York Times)

“Yet for all the sound and fury — and beating drums in Zuccotti Park — almost everything that people presume about inequality in America is wrong,” writes Cato’s Michael Tanner. (National Review)

Richard Epstein: Elizabeth Warren’s sloppy progressivism. (Hoover Institution)

Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas wants to know if the MTA will cave in negotiations with Transport Workers Union Local 100. (New York Post)

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