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4:25 PM ET, December 21, 2010

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Manu Raju / The Politico:
Coburn may block 9/11 bill  —  New York Democrats hoping for quick action on a bill to give health care compensation to Ground Zero workers are about to run into Tom Coburn.  —  The Oklahoma Republican and physician — known in the Senate as “Dr. No” for his penchant in blocking bills …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHITE HOUSE EXTENDS WELL-DESERVED PRAISE TO JON STEWART.... It's too soon to say for sure whether Republican obstructionism will kill the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.  The supermajority appears to be coming together, and Senate Democrats are keeping the pressure on …
Jillian Rayfield / TPM LiveWire:
Shep Smith Names Every GOPer Who Wouldn't Talk 9/11 Bill With Him  —  Fox News' Shep Smith is continuing to hammer Republican senators who wouldn't pass the 9/11 first responders bill, this time calling out by name those who wouldn't appear on his show to discuss the issue.
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Coburn To Block 9/11 Responders Bill
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Shep Smith Names Every Single Republican Who Refused To Come …
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Conservative bloggers agree: Haley Barbour is toast  —  I noted here yesterday that the real problem with Haley Barbour's comments about the Citizens Councils is that they show an unwillingness to avoid urinating on the third rail of race.  Today several conservative bloggers came …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Barbour clarifies: Citizens councils ‘indefensible’  —  Haley Barbour responds to a day of criticism of his statements on race with an explanation of the comment that has drawn the most fire:  —  When asked why my hometown in Mississippi did not suffer the same racial violence when I was a young man …
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Haley Barbour, Take Two  —  Ben Smith of Politico finds …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Haley Barbour: How he hurt himself (and how he can come back)
New York Times:
Census Data Show Regional Shift in U.S.  —  WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau rearranged the country's political map on Tuesday, giving more Congressional seats to the South and the West, and taking away from the Northeast and the Midwest, in largely anticipated changes that will have far reaching implications …
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Fox News:
Eight States in South, West to Gain House Seats Based on 2010 Census Results  —  Republican-leaning states all across the South and West will gain congressional seats based on the results of the 2010 Census, according to population counts released Tuesday, a shift that will likely result …
Slate:
Ohio -2  —  Pennsylvania -1  —  This is about as bad …
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
Census data offers Republicans the chance to solidify hold on House
Jim O'Sullivan / NationalJournal.com:   In New Maps, ‘An Embarrassment of Riches’ for GOP
Ezra Klein:
Who does the census help?
Discussion: Guardian
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC passes first net neutrality rules  —  update: 3:23 p.m. with statement of support from President Obama, plans for Congressional hearings from House Republicans  —  The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to approve its first ever Internet access regulation …
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Sara Jerome / The Hill:
FCC commissioners ratify net neutrality, fulfilling Obama pledge  —  After nearly a decade of battle, the Federal Communications Commission approved contentious net-neutrality regulations on Tuesday over the strong objections of two Republican commissioners.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Weasel Zippers
Fox News:
FCC Approves Plan to Regulate Internet
Discussion: The Jawa Report
George Monbiot / Guardian:
That snow is what global warming looks like  —  Unusually cold winters may make you think scientists have got it all wrong.  But the data reveal a chilling truth  —  There were two silent calls, followed by a message left on my voicemail.  She had a soft, gentle voice and a mid-Wales accent.
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Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
Australia's white summer, Monbiot's red fury
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Why Apple Removed a WikiLeaks App From Its Store  —  Apple on Tuesday confirmed that it had removed from its online store an iPhone and iPad app that let users view the content on the WikiLeaks site and follow the WikiLeaks Twitter account.  —  Trudy Muller, an Apple spokeswoman …
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Lance Whitney / CNET News:
WikiLeaks app yanked from Apple's App Store
Discussion: Mediaite and Geekosystem
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Apple Removes WikiLeaks App From App Store
Larry David / New York Times:
Thanks for the Tax Cut!  —  THERE is a God!  It passed!  The Bush tax cuts have been extended two years for the upper bracketeers, of which I am a proud member, thank you very much.  I'm the last person in the world I'd want to be beside, but I am beside myself!  This is a life changer, I tell you.
Sara A. Carter / Washington Examiner:
Afghan sex practices concern U.S., British forces  —  A document released by WikiLeaks described efforts by high-ranking Afghan officials to quash reports of police officers and other Afghans arrested for “purchasing a service from a child.”  —  The leaked diplomatic cable quoted former Minister …
New York Times:
U.S. Military Seeks to Expand Raids in Pakistan  —  WASHINGTON — Senior American military commanders in Afghanistan are pushing for an expanded campaign of Special Operations ground raids across the border into Pakistan's tribal areas, a risky strategy reflecting the growing frustration …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The NYT spills key military secrets on its front page
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A SENATOR SCORNED.... Quick quiz — only one Republican senator has sided with Democrats on DADT repeal, the tax deal, New START cloture, and the DREAM Act in the lame-duck session.  Who was it?  —  The obvious guesses would likely be Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Susan Collins (R-Maine), or Scott Brown (R-Mass.).
Discussion: Hotline On Call and Pat Dollard
Daily Mail:
Harry Potter actress was beaten and branded a prostitute by her brother after dating man ‘who was not a Muslim’  —  A Harry Potter actress fled her home after her father and brother threatened to kill her for going out with a Hindu man, a court heard yesterday.
Lbentzterp / CNN:
Specter issues parting blow to Roberts, Alito  —  (CNN) - Sen. Arlen Specter, the outgoing Pennsylvania Republican-turned-Democrat, directed a parting blow Tuesday to members of the Supreme Court's conservative bloc.  —  In his final speech on the Senate floor, Specter …
Discussion: The Politico and Law Blog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
The RNC food fight everyone saw coming  —  Jonathan Martin wrote months ago that Republican leaders feared that dumping Michael Steele would lead to a racially charged food fight, and, well, here we go, as former Steele aide and current rival Gentry Collins looks to shake up the race and pick …
Discussion: CNN, ThinkProgress and Wonkette
Daily Mail:
U.S. buffets and salad bars ‘threatened with poison attacks’ by Al Qaeda group behind ‘ink cartridge’ bomb plot  —  Al Qaeda terrorists planned to poison food at multiple US hotels and restaurants over a single weekend, it has been revealed this morning.  —  The ‘credible’ plot involved slipping …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 
 
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Associated Press:
UK terror plot aimed British landmarks, shopping
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
President Obama tells Hispanic caucus he won't give up on immigration bill
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Rich Lowry / National Review:
Collapse  —  Republican opposition to New START is collapsing.
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Marine Corps commandant has to go
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Reapportionment costs Obama 6, leaves path
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Harvard, Yale open up to ROTC plans after 'don't ask, don't tell' vote
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Josh Kraushaar / Hotline On Call:
Bump On The Chris Christie Bandwagon
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