Morning Maddow: January 7

Ex-CIA lawyer says he could have prevented the use of waterboarding. (Politico)

Pres. Obama to preview anti-poverty proposals today. (The Hill)

Federal judge rules Chicago's ban on retail gun stores unconstitutional. (Chicago Tribune)

In echoes of the Utah case, four couples file lawsuit challenging Arizona's definition of marriage. (Arizona Republic)

Pres. Obama under fire from his own Medal of Freedom recipients over Georgia judicial picks. (Huffington Post)

Activists confess to 1971 FBI burglary they say they committed to expose government surveillance. (NY Times)

Upstate NY politician sworn into office wearing regalia of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. (Dunkirk Observer)