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12:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

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Anything For A New TV: The Worst Of Black Friday Shopping Mayhem  —  The shopping tradition extravaganza that is Black Friday never goes off without a hitch.  And this year was no exception.  —  As shoppers braved long lines and jostled in big crowds late Thursday and into Friday …
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Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Nine arrests in Walmart protest, business still brisk  —  * Walmart, protesters disagree on number of workers striking  —  * Nine arrested after blocking street in California  —  * Wal-Mart says best ‘Black Friday’ ever, shares rise  —  Nine people were arrested near a Walmart store …
Josh Eidelson / The Nation:
Walmart Strikers Arrested in SoCal Civil Disobedience (Updated 3:30 PM)  —  Check this space for updates throughout the day, and please send tips to jeidelson at gmail dot com.  —  3:30 PM: Civil disobedience is underway now in Paramount, outside Los Angeles, where organizers say 1,500 workers …
Alan Peppard / Dallas Morning News:
Actor Larry Hagman, notorious as ‘Dallas’ villain J.R. Ewing, dies  —  Actor Larry Hagman posed during a press preview of a May 2011 auction of his personal antiques, fine and decorative art, furniture, and “Dallas” memorabilia in Beverly Hills, Calif.  —  of  —  apeppard@dallasnews.com
John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:
BENGHAZI-GATE ENTERS NEW PHASE: THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP  —  It now looks as though the White House's excuse for the pre-election Libya cover-up is itself a cover up.  Last week we were told by the Administration (and the compliant media) that during her now-infamous round robin …
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Washington Post:
The GOP's bizarre attack on Susan Rice  —  SINCE THE Senate is solely responsible for the confirmation of Cabinet officers, it's not often that members of the House of Representatives jump into a debate about the nomination of a secretary of state — particularly before there has been a nomination.
Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Offers Black Friday Discount  —  A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in souther Florida is offering a black Friday discount — including $10 off a visit to the abortion center today.  —  Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast offered the special …
Associated Press:
Israel eases Gaza border restrictions after Hamas truce deal  —  GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP - Gaza residents said Saturday that Israel has eased some border restrictions as part of its truce with the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers, allowing farmers to visit land near its security fence and letting fishermen head further out to sea.
Discussion: The Week
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
The GOP Turnout Myth  —  To win future elections, Republicans will need more than better get-out-the-vote software.  —  To win the next presidential race, the GOP will have to understand what went wrong in 2012.  To do that, they've got to come to grips with what did, and did not, happen with turnout.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Hispanics favor Dems but didn't decide election
Discussion: Power Line
FRANCE 24:
Muslim Brotherhood offices torched, Morsi on defensive  —  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi defended his latest decree granting himself sweeping powers before supporters in Cairo as anti-Morsi demonstrators set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices in cities across Egypt on Friday.
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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Saxby Chambliss takes aim at Grover Norquist  —  Sen. Saxby Chambliss took aim at Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist on Wednesday, telling a local television station he's not worried about a potential primary challenge if he votes to raise taxes.  —  “I care more about my country …
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Wall Street Journal:
Tea Party Seeks to Regroup  —  Movement Sets Sights on Ousting Republicans Seen as Not Conservative Enough  —  The tea-party movement is trying to regroup after taking some licks in this month's elections.  Several groups already are setting their sights on 2014 congressional races …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
 
 
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