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12:40 PM ET, November 22, 2012

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Karen McVeigh / Guardian:
Michigan Republicans propose tax credit for unborn foetuses  —  Critics say proposal was ‘absurd’ and described it as a backdoor way of trying to pass ‘personhood’ legislation  —  Republican lawmakers in Michigan, a state which eliminated tax credits for children last year …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Tim Martin / MLive.com:
Michigan bill would allow expecting parents to claim fetuses as income tax exemptions
Discussion: The Daily Caller and ThinkProgress
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Obama pushed Israel to accept Egyptian cease-fire agreement friendly to Hamas  —  President Barack Obama pressured Israel's prime minister to adopt a cease-fire agreement with Hamas that was pushed by Hamas' Egyptian ally, according to a White House statement released on Wednesday.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Booman Tribune
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Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:
White House declines to release images from night of Benghazi attacks  —  The White House Photo Office has declined CBS News requests to release images taken of US officials during the Sept. 11 Benghazi attacks.  —  CBS News first requested the images on Oct. 31.
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
CNN Host Exposes GOP's Hypocrisy On Benghazi
Discussion: Politico and The Moderate Voice
Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Obama Campaign Polls: How The Internal Data Got It Right … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Barack Obama , Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012, Video, 2012 Polls, Obama Polls, Romney Polls, Jim Messina, Mitt Romney 2012, Obama Campaign Polls, Polls …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and Daily Kos
Corey Kilgannon / New York Times:
Clothes and Other Storm Aid, From Rikers Jail  —  There are plenty of unsung heroes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but the story of how those at New York's least desirable address lent their muscle and might is perhaps among the most compelling.  —  On the night that the storm roared …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Jerry Bowyer / Forbes:
How A Failed Commune Gave Us What Is Now Thanksgiving  —  “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth” (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)  —  It's wrong to say that American was founded by capitalists.  In fact, America was founded by socialists who had the humility to learn …
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Petraeus, Suddenly With Plenty of Free Time, Ponders His Next Move  —  ARLINGTON, Va. — Here on an expensive but otherwise unremarkable street in the suburbs of Washington, David H. Petraeus is managing a new life in the doghouse.  —  He is seeking forgiveness from his furious wife …
Discussion: The Caucus and New York Magazine
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The Privilege to Speak  —  The New York Times Co. wants a monopoly on the Constitution.  —  A corporate division has once again exercised its First Amendment rights to argue that corporations don't have First Amendment rights.  This time, however, the New York Times Co. claims to have discovered …
Discussion: Cato @ Liberty
Mary Mitchell / Chicago Sun Times:
Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress  —  Battling bipolar disorder and a federal probe into his campaign accounts, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress Wednesday afternoon, submitting his letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner.  —  The Chicago Democrat is embroiled …
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Ann Coulter / The Daily Caller:
Romney was not the problem  —  Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected.  But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time.  A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War …
Discussion: Twitchy
Kckatzman / CBS Boston:
Complaints About Turkey Attacks On The Rise In Brookline  —  BROOKLINE (CBS) - Neighbors are on the offensive in Brookline after what some residents are describing as aggressive turkeys.  —  “They were attacking the vehicle,” Karen Halvorson said outside her home in the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood.
Mark J. Perry / AEIdeas:
Giving thanks for the invisible hand, the kaleidoscopic energy and productivity of the free market, and no turkey czar  —  Like in previous years, most of you probably didn't call your local supermarket ahead of time and order a Thanksgiving turkey this year.  Why not?
 
 
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Mike M. Ahlers / CNN:
Pardoned turkey's death untimely? Only to the naive
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ABCNEWS:
House Panel: Let Courts Decide Fast and Furious
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Crisis in Church of England After Rejection of Female Bishops
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Robertson Admits he Blew Election Prediction he Received from God
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Jenkins: Twinkies—A Defense
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Commentary Editor John Podhoretz Has Awkward Postelection Epiphany
Nick Squires / Telegraph:
Jesus was born years earlier than thought, claims Pope
 

 
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Michael Heyward / Whisper:
Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”, says members of editorial team put on leave

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CBC to lose another 400 jobs by March

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