Newspaper Roundup for Friday, January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013 - 8:22 AM

Washington Times:
Bloodshed 
in Algeria 
shows reach of terrorists
Fate of American 
hostages unknown

Fox News:
American from Texas is missing after an Algerian military raid

Fox News:
Expert panel's report questions US food stamp program's effectiveness

Fox News:
Weapons stolen from N.Y. home of gun owner named on Journal News website

San Francisco Chronicle:
MoveOn founder, Tea Party figure meet, discuss crony capitalism
"Transpartisanship" is the genteel word for what they're doing

San Francisco Chronicle:
U.N. apologizes for Serbian militant song

San Francisco Chronicle:
Steven Chu to leave Energy post

New Jersey Star-Ledger:
Sharp rise in N.J. gun purchases, permit requests after Newtown school shooting

Arizona Republic:
Federal regulators may require half-billion-dollar fix for Navajo power station
EPA offering 10-year window for installing anti-pollution equipment

Denver Post:
National Weather Service takes jargon out of winter advisories

Politico:
DeParle: More executive actions from Obama this term

Washington Times:
Gun-control advocates say Obama is too late

Washington Times:
‘Obamacare’ contraception mandate hits legal hurdles
Conflicting rulings set course for high court

Denver Post:
Background-check backlog in Colorado gets no extra funding

Fox News:
Mexican national reportedly claims he killed Border Patrol agent Brian Terry

Politico:
Franken: I support 'principle' of assault weapon ban

Houston Chronicle:
Human fetus found in apartment toilet

Washington Times:
Armstrong admits doping: ‘I’m a flawed character’

Politico:
Kerry hearing on Jan. 24
Sen. Bob Menendez will oversee hearing because Kerry is chairman of the panel

Politico:
Where's Wayne LaPierre? NRA's top gun is MIA

Washington Times:
Lawmaker rips program promoting Islamic culture
Hundreds of thousands spent to “promote the rich cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations”

Washington Post:
Justice Department seldom checking references for law-enforcement hires

Politico:
A new hairdo for Michelle Obama

Washington Post:
House Republicans using retreat as chance for self-reflection

The Hill:
NRCC chairman refuses to back Mark Sanford for House

USA Today:
Michelle Obama gets birthday dinner

The Hill:
Chris Christie slams NRA’s Obama daughters ad

The Hill:
Poll: 75 percent want Hill term limits

Philadelphia Inquirer:
Woman pushed onto rail tracks; man arrested

The Hill:
McConnell seeks fresh start with president

The Hill:
ExxonMobil will give $250K to inauguration

The Hill:
GOP pledges outreach to minorities, women