Newspaper Roundup for Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13, 2012 - 8:51 AM

Providence Journal:
Union leaders to Chafee: Raise taxes on RI wealthy to cover retiree benefit costs

Politico:
Thrifty Rand Paul returns $500K in office budget to Treasury

The Hill:
TSA collected $400,000 in spare change left by passengers in airports in 2011

Fox News/AP:
Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

Miami Herald:
Fla. Senate panel approves school prayer bill
Would allow voluntary, student-led prayer in secondary schools

Los Angeles Times:
California imposes energy-efficiency standards on battery chargers

Washington Times:
Three teens shot outside D.C. schools; Parents rattled, neighbors angered

Fox News:
Iran to host UN nuclear inspectors amid tensions over Strait of Hormuz threat

USA Today:
Three Friday the 13ths, 13 weeks apart, a rarity

USA Today:
Record number of Americans 55 and older are working

Washington Times:
Dems clearing path for potential House run by Kennedy

Politico:
PBS documentary portrays Clinton's career as littered with sexual dalliances and foibles

Denver Post:
Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech cheers Tim Tebow, civil unions

Los Angeles Times:
Democrats mock globetrotting Boehner, Cantor

Fox News:
Sandusky reportedly watched Paterno's record win in president's box week before arrest

Politico:
Poll: Many voters clueless about 2012

Los Angeles Times:
Another ATF weapons operation, White Gun, comes under scrutiny
"Apparently guns got away again," said one source close to the investigation

Houston Chronicle:
Laura Bush says she and George wanted Jeb to run for president this year

The Hill:
Justice Department memo argues Obama recess appointments were legal

Los Angeles Times:
WikiLeaks: Judge recommends court-martial for Bradley Manning

Denver Post:
Colorado medical-pot dispensaries to get letters from feds saying they're too close to schools

Fox News:
Michigan girl with Huntington's Disease who was taunted on Facebook, dies

Los Angeles Times:
Near-riot prompts Apple to halt iPhone 4S release in China