Top Links: After failed Boehner coup, GOP having ‘relationship issues’. Paging Dr. Phil.

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Bloomberg Businessweek's latest cover. About sums it up, too.
Bloomberg Businessweek's latest cover. About sums it up, too.

And welcome to Friday, the first of 2013, which brings NFL playoffs for some and marriage counseling for some GOP others.

  • The GOP are having, to quote one House GOP member “relationship issues.” Ah, young love. (Roll Call)
  • Says one of the coup plotters: “The Speaker…did not have the support of 218 people in the conference. He has a few months to show people things have changed and if not, we are back to square one.” (The Hill)
  • Overheard: “Some idiot voted for Colin Powell for Speaker of the House. Yes, the former Vice President.” (Brad Dayspring)
  • Think the inept coup plotters in the GOP House are done for? Maybe not. (Steven Dennis)
  • President Obama is taking a page from his Romney playbook to win the debt ceiling fight. (Politico)
  • A good, but not great, jobs report shows the fiscal cliff melodrama didn’t take a bite out of our recovery. (Associated Press)
  • “There really isn’t that much takeaway from this [jobs] report other than that the economy keeps trudging along, slowly but unbowed.” (Duke St Journal)
  • One bright spot in today’s jobs numbers: The number of people who have been out of work a year or more is down about 612,000. (David Wessel)
  • Also: A huge rebound in construction jobs, partly because of Sandy but also housing. (Neil Irwin)
  • But you know what hurt? Cutting government jobs—including almost 12,000 teachers. (Rortybomb)
  • The irony of the current economic situation is that most Americans are optimistic about their own future—yet pessimistic about everybody else’s. (Real Time Economics)
  • From Sandy to Medicaid, to the Wall Street bailout, “with many Republicans it takes a personal experience to make them enthusiastically embrace government action.” (National Journal)
  • Karl Rove thinks you missed everything—all those many things—he predicted correctly about the 2012 election. (Karl Rove)
  • Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez’s health appears to be worsening. (The Guardian)
  • Russia’s Vladimir Putin is No. 2 on the list of most powerful people. No. 1? There is no ‘No.1.” Meaning Putin is, literally, second to ‘nobody’. (Ian Bremmer)

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