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Welcome to Thursday’s edition of the “post,” our daily assemblage of links worth looking at …

We’ve still got reports to come on S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s tax proposals and the 2011-12 S.C. House of Representatives agenda (both of which were released today), so stay tuned for those …

As usual, if you’ve got a link that you would like us to include in the “post,” feel free to email it to us or submit it anonymously on our contact page.

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-FITS

SOUTH CAROLINA

Big economic announcement for Richland County, SC … (The State)

Tea Party group high on Nikki Haley … (The State)

Haley chooses first minority to Cabinet … (AP)

… but wants to fold her agency into another … (WSPA)

Haley: “I want reformers …” (WLTX)

Haley’s impressive leadership style … (Process Story)

Haley should let Oprah interview Susan Smith … (Rock Hill Herald)

Mark Sanford interviewed by Columbia TV station … (WLTX)

The Sanford farewell tour rolls on … (Aiken Standard)

A Sanford retrospective … (WACH)

Sanford releases tax proposals … (The State)

“Heed Sanford’s parting shot …” (Post and Courier)

Harvey Peeler says no tax increases in 2011 … (AP)

The Taliban respond to Lindsey Graham … (FOX )

The 2010 Discusties: Person of the Year countdown #2 Alvin Greene (The Discust)

Jim Merrill wants state to control high school sports … (Voting Under the Influence)

Millions flow to S.C. Senators’ businesses … (The Nerve)

Roger Milliken dodged death tax … (Bloomberg)

Mick Mulvaney, new lawmakers move into D.C. offices … (McClatchy)

… dubbed “best real estate …” (The Politico)

Tim Scott swearing-in story … (Post and Courier)

Tim Scott talks to Real Clear Politics … (RCP)

Tim Scott hearts Neal Cavuto … (Media Matters)

Trey Gowdy swearing-in story … (GoUpstate)

Afghanistan? Why not El Paso … (Garnet Spy)

Former Sanford aide starts firm … (Official site)

S.C. National Guard promotes first female general … (AP)

1-800-FILL-A-POTHOLE … (WLTX)

1-800-ENERGY-AUDIT … (WIS)

How Andre Bauer got his  interchange … (The State)

Thousands of dead fish on Folly Beach … (Post and Courier)

New Upstate blogger assesses his competition … (Spartanburg for Real)

… one of which promptly calls him “irrelevant …” (Process Story)

BELOW: The State newspaper begins its “Signs of Hope” photo feature in anticipation of the inauguration of S.C. Gov.-elect Nikki Haley …

How do you spell ... never mind!

2012 PRESIDENTIAL NEWS

Obama gives in to Sarah Palin’s dishonesty … (Washington Post)

Michele Bachmann could rival Palin … (Telegraph UK)

Ann Coulter versus Sarah Palin … (Huffington Post)

Political insiders like Mitt Romney … (National Journal)

Romney will appear on “The View” (Boston Globe)

… as will Tim Pawlenty … (The Hill)

Pawlenty talks about lots of stuff … (Politics Daily)

Could Pawlenty be 2012’s free market populist? (Examiner)

Ron Paul sounds a dire warning … (News Max)

Newt Gingrich launches health care repeal website … (RCP)

Old Eli’s men want victory … for Mitch Daniels (Yale News)

Bob Corker won’t run … (Times Free Press)

Will evangelicals turn the 2012 election? (Washington Post)

The over/under for 2012 … (The Atlantic)

On Gingrich, On Romney!

AMERICA

Howard Rich: A Fiscal Reckoning is coming … (GetLiberty)

Republicans read the Constitution on floor of U.S. House … (CNN)

… until heckler interrupts … (Washington Post)

Meanwhile, Democrat objects … (Town Hall)

Obama announces new chief of staff … (The Politico)

… and New York Times loves him … (New York Times)

Speaker John Boehner fights CBO estimate of Obamacare repeal … (FOX)

Boehner addresses birthers … (MSNBC)

GOP calls for weekly spending cuts … (CBN)

… but are they backtracking on the amount? (Daily Caller)

The “inch by inch” Congress? (National Journal)

… some of whom voted before taking their oaths … (The Politico)

Obama Treasury Secretary argues for raising the debt limit … (AP)

Obama: Spokesman’s $172,000 salary “relatively modest …” (Washington Post)

Jobless claims increase … (Wall Street Journal)

Budget cuts at the Pentagon … (Reuters)

… big cuts … (New York Times)

Karl Rove: Obamacare rewards friends, punishes enemies … (Wall Street Journal)

Recession accelerates Washington control of health care … (The Foundry)

“Smoky packages” at Maryland offices … (MSNBC)

Nancy Pelosi has no regrets … (CNS)

Worst state revenue drops in 60 years … (The Politico)

"Government is broke these days ..."

GOOD STUFF

The Joe Wilson rifle … (Palmetto State Armory)

Elizabeth Edwards leaves husband out of will … (CNN)

… perhaps because of this … (Gawker)

Fark.com’s funniest headlines … (Fark.com)

Mug shot Hall of Fame … (Weird News)

Finland’s Supreme Court fines nipple-sucker … (YLE)

Working at UBS sure sounds fun … (BBC)

BELOW: Somebody call the New Kids on the Block, because this Chinese truck driver is “hangin’ tough …”

SPORTS

TCU win shows need for college football playoffs … (ESPN)

Tennessee football celebrations attracting attention … (Mr. SEC)

Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers will go pro … (AP)

… Stanford’s Andrew Luck will not … (Sporting News)

Q&A with Clemson athletics director Terry Don Phillips … (Post and Courier)

Goals for USC’s FB off-season … (Garnet and Black Attack)

Georgia’s football recruiting efforts previewed … (iSports)

Matt Hasselbeck to start for Seattle … (AP)

USC’s Darrin Horn previews conference basketball schedule … (Gamecock Central)

Clemson’s non-conference basketball season recapped … (Shakin the Southland)

Cam Newton’s leadership … (ESPN)

Tiger Woods and Golf Digest break up after 13 years … (USA Today)

Jim Harbaugh could be headed to the Miami Dolphins … (Sporting News)

Jets-Colts previewed … (SI)

Russian junior hockey team booted from airplane … (Calgary Herald)

Violent Cubs fan gets three years for assault … (With Leather)

STAR STUFF

Housewife backlash? (People)

Taylor Swift is young to have so many ex-BFs … (US News)

Jennifer Aniston got drunk … (The Blemish)

… so did Jamie Pressly (Hollywood)

Jessica Szhor got naked … (WWTDD)

Denise (WOW) Milani in a bikini … (Hollywood Tuna)

Sophie Monk is topless … (Drunken Stepfather)

Minka Kelly is hot … (The Superficial)

Kelly Brook circa 2006 … still hot … (Beer Goggler)

What Nikki Haley SHOULD look like … (Flisted)

BELOW: Don’t interrupt Ben Affleck when he’s trying to score some ice cream …

Ben Affleck puts his family "first"

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