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9:15 AM ET, November 25, 2012

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NY Daily News:
Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump advised The Donald to cool it on Obama, insider says  —  Rihanna and Chris Brown back on track in Berlin; Jenny McCarthy's livin' large on Twitter  —  Donald Trump's kids advised the billionaire to back off on Obama-bashing, say insiders.
CEPR:
That Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers is Really a Shortage of Employers Willing to Pay the Market Wage  —  News stories have been filled with reports of managers of manufacturing companies insisting that they have jobs open that they can't fill because there are no qualified workers.
N. Gregory Mankiw / New York Times:
Economic View: A Liberal Obama vs. a Moderate Obama in the Fiscal Debate  —  THROUGHOUT Washington, policy makers are debating how to avoid hitting a wall on Jan. 1, when large and abrupt tax increases and spending cuts will take effect automatically unless Congress acts.
Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
Jurors Agree: University of Iowa Law School Discriminated Against Faculty Applicant Due to Her Conservative Views  —  Following up on my previous posts (links below) about Teresa Wagner's federal lawsuit: Des Monies Register, Jurors Say They Saw Hiring Bias at University of Iowa; But University …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid faces task of mending fences with GOP after campaign attacks  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) infuriated Republicans during the campaign with his harsh partisan attacks and now faces the delicate task of mending his relationship with the GOP.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Patty Murray likely to be a key voice in Senate on budget deal
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Booman Tribune
Scott Shane / New York Times:
White House Presses for Drone Rule Book  —  WASHINGTON — Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones …
Kathy Matheson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
U.S. officials tell state to use same standards to grade charter schools  —  PHILADELPHIA — Federal education officials have denied Pennsylvania's request to evaluate charter school achievement using more lenient criteria, saying they must be assessed by the same standard as traditional schools.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
UN Climate Chief Calls Out U.S. For Climate Inaction: Hurricane Sandy Is ‘Yet Another Wake-up Call’  —  Hurricane Sandy's $50 billion damage demonstrated the vulnerability of America's largest cities to the effects of global warming.  Christiana Figueres, the top United Nations diplomat …
Jonah Goldberg / New York Post:
GOP, Get More ‘Racist’  —  If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more “racist.”  —  The scare quotes are necessary because I don't think the Republican Party is racist now (and, historically, has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic Party does).
New York Post:
Thieves strike storm-damaged Breezy Point homes over Thanksgiving holiday  —  The grinches struck early this year.  —  Residents of storm-battered Breezy Point returned from the Thanksgiving holiday to discover that thieves had looted their damaged homes — even taking one family's change jars, The Post has learned.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Kathleen Geier / Washington Monthly:
Grover Norquist: the end of an error?  —  Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia is making headlines today, for his recent comments about the no-tax-increase pledge he once made to powerful wingnut activist Grover Norquist.  Chambliss said he's not worried that Norquist will sic a primary challenger on him if he votes to raise taxes:
Enid Nemy / New York Times:
Larry Hagman, Who Played J.R. Ewing in ‘Dallas,’ Dies at 81  —  Larry Hagman, whose portrayal of one of television's most beloved villains, J. R. Ewing, led the CBS series “Dallas” to enormous worldwide popularity, died on Friday in Dallas.  He was 81.  —  The cause was complications of cancer, his family said in a statement.
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Alan Peppard / Dallas Morning News:
Actor Larry Hagman, notorious as ‘Dallas’ villain J.R. Ewing, dies
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
ABCNEWS:
Coming Up on ‘This Week’: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Ben Affleck  —  This Sunday, “This Week” analyzes the fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the battle over Benghazi, and the negotiations on the fiscal cliff-hanger, with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
Rahm Emanuel / Washington Post:
It's time to rebuild America  —  Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat, is mayor of Chicago and represented Illinois' 5th District in the U.S. House from 2003 to 2009.  He was White House chief of staff from January 2009 to October 2010.  —  Too much post-election analysis has focused on voter demographics …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
 
 
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
In Manhattan, Largely Blue, One Bright Spot and a Tie for Romney
Discussion: Politico and New York Magazine
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
With second term assured, Obama aides eye jobs as lobbyists
Associated Press:
Israel eases Gaza border restrictions after Hamas truce deal
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and The Week
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BENGHAZI-GATE ENTERS NEW PHASE: THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Nine arrests in Walmart protest, business still brisk
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Hispanics favor Dems but didn't decide election