Morning Maddow: January 23

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures as he answers reporters questions in  Richmond, Va., Monday, June 24, 2013. McDonnell answered questions on the new state laws taking effect July 1. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures as he answers reporters questions in Richmond, Va., Monday, June 24, 2013. McDonnell answered questions on the new…
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Sympathy for ex-VA Gov. Bob McDonnell not showing up in his defense fund. (Washington Post)

Rep. Eric Cantor promises a House vote on “The No Taxpayer Funds for Abortion Act” next week. (The Hill)

NC Gov. McCrory weighs whether to appeal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s mandatory ultrasound law. (Charlotte Observer)

Software glitch exposed veterans’ private information. (Washington Post)

Indiana’s GOP House leader moves legislation banning same-sex marriage to a committee more likely to pass it. (Huffington Post)

Virginia’s new Democratic Attorney General will not defend his state’s ban on same-sex marriage in court. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Oil starts flowing through the Keystone XL pipeline’s southern leg. (National Geographic)

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