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8:05 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 …
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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
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and The Agonist
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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‘This Week’ Transcript: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Dick Durbin and Ben Affleck
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Coming Up on ‘This Week’: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Ben Affleck
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Sam Roberts / New York Times:
An Unusual Absence in the Race for Mayor  —  Where are the Jews?  —  As mayoral election season starts to heat up in a city that has started memorable Jewish political careers like Edward I. Koch's and Bella S. Abzug's, one thing seems to be missing: a major Jewish candidate.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gothamist
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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Justin Sink / The Hill:   McCain demands administration renounce Morsi statement, warns of Islamist coup
Paul Krugman:
Incredible Credibility  —  There's an interesting mix of contrast and similarity between the policy debates in Britain and the United States right now.  In both countries — as in every country that retains its own currency and has debts denominated in that national currency — interest rates are near record lows:
Jill Vejnoska / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Alleged shoplifter dies after being subdued by Walmart workers  —  The Black Friday shopping weekend apparently took a tragic turn early Sunday morning when an alleged shoplifter died while being apprehended by employees and a contract security officer outside a Lithonia Walmart.
Discussion: fox4kc.com and Gawker
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Black Friday sales online top $1 billion for 1st time: comScore  —  (Reuters) - Black Friday retail sales online this year topped $1 billion for the first time ever as more consumers used the Internet do their early holiday shopping, comScore Inc said on Sunday.
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Brendan Sasso / The Hill:   Retailers pressure Congress to tax next ‘Cyber Monday’
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Our Enemy, the Payroll Tax  —  WE have two political parties in America, runs a saying that conservatives like to quote.  One is stupid, the other is evil.  And when they join forces to do something that's both stupid and evil — well, that's what we call “bipartisanship.”
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.
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
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
Israel successfully tests David's Sling's interceptor  —  Defense system aims at intercepting long-range missiles, will work in conjunction with Iron Dome, Arrow, Arrow 3; test brings Israel step closer to having active defense shield against Hezbollah's arsenal of projectiles.
 
 
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Morsi Urged to Retract Edict to Bypass Judges
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Thanksgiving Day Postings  —  I got up before dawn to get this sign …
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E A R L Y B I R D  —  Pg.  1  —  Hamas's Tactics Garner Support
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Martin Roberts / Guardian:
Catalans start voting in key election
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George E. Condon Jr / NationalJournal.com:
Can Obama Dodge the Second-Term Trap?
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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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“Impossible” to end drug trade, says Calderón
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Tim Mak / Politico:
McCain on abortion: GOP should leave issue alone
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Douglas A. Blackmon / Washington Post:
Republicans face unexpected challenges in coastal South amid shrinking white vote
 

 
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