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2:00 AM ET, December 22, 2014


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Trevor Eischen / Politico:
Giuliani condemns anti-police ‘propaganda’ he says Obama started  —  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is condemning President Barack Obama for anti-police “propaganda” in the wake of the murders of two New York City police officers in Brooklyn.  —  When asked on “Fox News Sunday” …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
NAACP chief: Don't blame Democrats for NYPD shootings  —  The head of the NAACP said it is “not fair” for the leader of a prominent police union and former Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.) to blame Democratic politicians for the deaths of two New York City police officers.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
New York Post:
Police turn their back on de Blasio  —  A blue wall of silently seething police officers turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio Saturday night — literally.  —  As the mayor and his entourage snaked through a jammed third-floor corridor at Woodhull Hospital, where two officers had been pronounced dead …
M.L. Nestel / The Daily Beast:
Anger at The Cop Killer - And The Police  —  In the Brooklyn neighborhood where two police officers were brutally murdered, not everyone was grieving.  —  Across the street from the hospital where two Brooklyn police officers were brought after being murdered, there were carnations and a makeshift memorial …
Discussion: Mediaite, Hot Air and National Review
Rheanna Murray / ABC News:
Son Mourns NYPD Cop Shot Dead With Partner
Skschust / CBS New York:
Police Unions, Others Blast De Blasio After Shooting Deaths Of Two NYPD Cops
NY Daily News:
Lupica: NYPD killings come as some think cops are the real threat
Discussion: Mediaite
Nancy LeTourneau / Washington Monthly:
Flame Throwers and Fire Fighters
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Rudy Giuliani: 2 NYC Cops Were Killed Because Obama Told Everyone To ‘Hate The Police’
Yahoo! News:
President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 2  —  KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday:  —POLICE SHOOTING: Obama called New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday morning to offer condolences …
Julia Edwards / Reuters:
Obama to name Sally Yates as pick for deputy attorney general  —  Reuters 3 hrs ago  —  HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Monday that U.S. Attorney Sally Yates will be his nominee for deputy attorney general, the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, a U.S. official said.
Agence France-Presse:
Driver ploughs into crowd in France's second ‘Allahu Akbar’ attack  —  Dijon (France) (AFP) - A driver shouting “Allahu Akbar” ("God is greatest") ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after a man yelling the same words was killed in an attack on police officers.
Discussion: Slantpoint
Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed
Discussion: New York's PIX11
Agence France-Presse:
Obama says Sony hack was not ‘an act of war’
Discussion: Slantpoint
Lara Jakes / Associated Press:   2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Todd S. Purdum / Politico:
Hollywood's fickle friend  —  Obama rebukes Sony, but industry loves him anyway.  —  LOS ANGELES — For most of the past decade, Hollywood has loved Barack Obama, opening its hearts, homes and wallets to him since his days as a candidate for the Senate from Illinois.  And Obama has loved Hollywood back — not so much.
Cory Bennett / The Hill:
Sony hack reveals threat of ‘psychological’ cyber warfare
Discussion: Politico
Josh Lederman / Associated Press:   US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
Alec Luhn / Politico:
Scenes from Putin's Economic Meltdown  —  Russian shoppers are buying everything they can—before the ruble collapses completely.  —  Get the hot deals while they last!  Whatever's on your holiday shopping list—buy now, it may never be this cheap again!  In a single day this past week …
New York Times:10 minutes ago
Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses  —  Since the day President Obama took office, he has failed to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture of terrorism suspects — an official government program conceived and carried out in the years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Discussion: Raw Story
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Guy Cecil won't manage Clinton 2016 campaign  —  Guy Cecil, a campaign hand for Hillary Clinton in 2008 who was mentioned as a potential campaign manager if she runs again, is planning to help the former secretary of state outside of any official campaign structure in 2016, POLITICO has learned.
Fox News:
Christie tells Obama to demand return of cop killer Chesimard to start Cuba talks  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is urging President Obama to demand that Cuba return convicted police-killer Joanne Chesimard before he proceeds with efforts to improve diplomatic relations with that country.
Discussion: Hot Air
Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
Fresh Doubt Over the Bailout of A.I.G.  —  “The government is on thin ice and they know it,” a lawyer representing the Federal Reserve Bank of New York wrote in a private email on Sept. 17, 2008, as the federal bailout of the American International Group was being negotiated.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The United States of Anxiety
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Sen. Marco Rubio
Discussion: National Review
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ABC News:
Two NYPD Cops Killed in Ambush in Brooklyn
Discussion: and
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Getting Chris Christie's goat: Activists try to rile up governor, pile up some YouTube hits
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
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