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2:30 PM ET, November 25, 2012

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Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Obama Administration Was Not Willing to Trust Romney With a Secret Kill List  —  Obama with advisors in the Oval Office on July 27, 2010  —  The administration of United States President Barack Obama feared they might lose re-election and in the summer of last year began to develop a set …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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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 …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Report: White House sought to draft rulebook for Romney on drone strikes  —  The Obama administration worked during the election to formally draft rules governing the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones in an effort to aid a possible transition had Mitt Romney won the presidency.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and The Agonist
Justin Sink / The Hill:
McCain: Rice could change my mind on Secretary of State vote  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice should have the opportunity to change his mind about a potential nomination to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, days after the Arizona lawmaker pledged to block her nomination.
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New York Post:
Race rants over Rice  —  Republicans last week finally began hitting back at the absurd accusation by their Capitol Hill adversaries that criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice is racist and sexist.  —  “When you can't answer the question, you attack the questioner,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Saturday Night Card Game (WaPo plays the Rice card)
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Sen. Graham ready to ‘violate’ anti-tax pledge for ‘fiscal cliff’ deal  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said he is ready to violate conservative activist Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge to reach a deal to avoid the looming “fiscal cliff.”  —  “I will violate the pledge …
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ABCNEWS:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Dick Durbin and Ben Affleck  —  STEPHANOPOULOS (voice-over): Good morning, and welcome to “This Week.”  —  Cease-fire.  The Middle East pulls back from the brink, but will the truce brokered by Hillary hold?  And was this latest skirmish a warm-up for Israel's showdown with Iran?
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
ABCNEWS:
Coming Up on ‘This Week’: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Ben Affleck
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Barney Frank Calls Out Republican Senator: Stop Using ‘Weasel Words’  —  Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) challenged the GOP's implications that the Obama administration or the FBI sat on the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal until after the election, describing such claims underhanded and unsubstantiated.
ABCNEWS:
‘Gangnam Style’ Most Watched YouTube Video Ever  —  South Korean rapper PSY's “Gangnam Style” has become YouTube's most viewed video of all time.  —  YouTube says in a posting on its Trends blog that “Gangnam Style” had been viewed 805 million times as of Saturday afternoon …
Douglas A. Blackmon / Washington Post:
Republicans face unexpected challenges in coastal South amid shrinking white vote  —  OXFORD, Miss. — Late on election night, a small melee erupted at the University of Mississippi here when a group of white students frustrated by the reelection of President Obama marched outside …
New York Times:
Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines  —  THE oceans have risen and fallen throughout Earth's history, following the planet's natural temperature cycles.  Twenty thousand years ago, what is now New York City was at the edge of a giant ice sheet, and the sea was roughly 400 feet lower.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Daily Kos
George E. Condon Jr / NationalJournal.com:
Can Obama Dodge the Second-Term Trap?  —  Knowing the past is not enough.  The pratfalls that vexed Obama's predecessors weren't always predictable.  —  In command: FDR tried to exert too much control.  —  It's no secret that presidents struggle in years five through eight.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 
 
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Levin: Obama must warn Morsi over power grab
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Explosions hit church at Nigeria army base
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Tim Mak / Politico:
McCain on abortion: GOP should leave issue alone
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McCain demands administration renounce Morsi statement, warns of Islamist coup
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UN Climate Chief Calls Out U.S. For Climate Inaction: Hurricane Sandy Is ‘Yet Another Wake-up Call’
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Economic View: A Liberal Obama vs. a Moderate Obama in the Fiscal Debate
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U.S. officials tell state to use same standards to grade charter schools
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