Morning Maddow: January 29

In this photograph taken Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, as his brother Todd Christie, right, Bob Martin, back left, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of...

And then there was the one about NJ Gov Chris Christie's brother's conveniently timed real estate deals... (Bergen Record)

NJ Senate President won't challenge controversial GOP appointment to the panel investigating the Christie administration. (Newark Star-Ledger)

Did Gov. Christie misuse Sandy funds to pay off a political favor? (Newark Star-Ledger)

Hundreds of students were stranded at school overnight after a winter storm hit the Deep South. (NBC News)

Why electrocutions and firing squads may make a comeback. (AP)

Nun, 2 other activists who broke into Oak Ridge nuclear facility ordered to pay restitution, may still face prison. (CBS)

TX gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis fights back over questions about her biography. (Washington Post)

Mother of the Congressional aide who killed himself after his child porn arrest releases an open letter he wrote. (The Hill)