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8:35 PM ET, November 21, 2012

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Cincinnati.com:
House GOP is angling to repeal health care  —  John Boehner of West Chester Township is Speaker of the House and represents Ohio's 8th congressional district, which includes most of Butler County.  —  President Obama has won re-election, but his health care law is still driving up costs …
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
White House To Boehner: Obamacare Not Part Of Fiscal Cliff Deal … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  John Boehner, Obama Health Care, Video, Boehner Fiscal Cliff, Boehner Obamacare, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff Obamacare, Obama Boehner, Obama Fiscal Cliff, Obama Health Care Law, Obamacare …
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Many Americans unaware of health-care law changes
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senators Attack Obama, Praise Egyptian President In Statement On Gaza Ceasefire  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Prime Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr today announced a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, ending eight days of violence that resulted in nearly 150 dead and more wounded.
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
White House condemns Tel Aviv bus attack as Clinton heads to Cairo
Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation … Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress “momentarily” in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said.  —  He spoke to the Chicago Tribune by telephone.
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns, acknowledges federal probe  —  Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) submitted a letter announcing his resignation from Congress to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday, according to a Boehner aide.  —  “For seventeen years I have given 100 percent of my time …
John Dodge / CBS Chicago:
Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigning From Congress
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:   Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. resigns
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
CNN Host Exposes GOP's Hypocrisy On Benghazi  —  Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) appeared on CNN Wednesday morning to press his case against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, the target of Republican criticism for initially claiming that the Sept. 11 attacks on Benghazi were inspired by spontaneous protests to an anti-Islamic video.
Discussion: Politico, Prairie Weather and The Week
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
McCain Officially Admits He Was Wrong on Benghazi Without Admitting It  —  NOTE: TMVer Dorian de Wind wrote an extensive post HERE about McCain being increasingly isolated, which is updated with this recent news.  MUST READING.  —  If you hear a slight sound, its the sound of an Etch-a-Sketch.
BuzzFeed:
Obama Mocks Romney In Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, Won't Comment On Gaza Ceasefire  —  Jokes about re-election.  —  Image by Jacquelyn Martin / AP  —  WASHINGTON — Fresh off a four-day trip to Asia, President Barack Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey Wednesday …
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
The Genius Who Invented Economics Blogging Reveals How He Got Everything Right And What's Coming Next  —  The economics blogosphere was invented in early 2005 by a retired technology executive in Southern California named Bill McBride.  —  Thank God for that, because his blog, Calculated Risk …
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Former Romney adviser blasts top surrogates for now ‘eviscerating’ Romney  —  (CNN) - A former senior adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign skewered some of the GOP nominee's surrogates Wednesday, saying it was “stunning” how they preened for administration positions when they thought Romney …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Romney Adviser: Right-Wing Polling Facing ‘Some Kind Of Systemic Crisis’
Nick Squires / Telegraph:
Jesus was born years earlier than thought, claims Pope  —  The entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation, the Pope has declared, as he claims in a new book that Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly believed.  —  The Pope also weighs in on the debate over Christ's birthplace
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Robertson Admits he Blew Election Prediction he Received from God  —  In January, televangelist Pat Robertson told 700 Club viewers that in his annual New Year's “conversation” with God, the Almighty had revealed to him who the next president would be.  Up through Election Day …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Commentary Editor John Podhoretz Has Awkward Postelection Epiphany  —  The first few weeks after a losing presidential election are an awkward period for the most devoted ideological polemicist.  Months of optimistic spin about your candidate must be cast aside for an entirely different sort of spin …
New Jersey Online:
Citizens rush council members as chaos erupts at Newark City Hall meeting  —  By David Giambusso and James Queally/The Star-Ledger  —  NEWARK — A behind-the-scenes political maneuver by Newark Mayor Cory Booker to fill a vacant council seat with his choice led to a near-riot in city hall tonight …
Politico:
Republicans, 2016: In full swing  —  Tired of presidential politics?  Get over it: Upwards of 15 prominent Republicans are privately contemplating 2016 campaigns for the presidency — and the most serious and ambitious of the bunch are already plunging in, some quite publicly.
ABCNEWS:
House Panel: Let Courts Decide Fast and Furious  —  A House panel said Wednesday it believes federal courts have the authority to decide a dispute in which Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to provide Congress with Justice Department documents about a botched criminal investigation into gun-trafficking on the Southwest border.
Discussion: Politico
Jed Graham / Investor's Business Daily:
U.S. Deficit Shrinking At Fastest Pace Since WWII, Before Fiscal Cliff  —  Believe it or not, the federal deficit has fallen faster over the past three years than it has in any such stretch since demobilization from World War II.  —  In fact, outside of that post-WWII era …
 
 
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