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10:30 AM ET, November 25, 2012

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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.
Discussion: Politico
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
McCain demands administration renounce Morsi statement, warns of Islamist coup  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that the Obama Administration should denounce Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's move to shield himself from judicial oversight, and urged the president to use American foreign aide …
Discussion: Politico
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Saturday Night Card Game (WaPo plays the Rice card)  —  I know I sound like a broken record.  —  Everytime I think the Democratic race card players could not get more vile, more deranged, more patronizingly demeaning to blacks, someone manages to defy even my vivid imagination.
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.
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.
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Retailers pressure Congress to tax next ‘Cyber Monday’  —  A coalition of retail groups is pushing Congress to approve an online sales tax before the end of the year to ensure that this year's “Cyber Monday” is the last one that goes untaxed.  —  “This should be the last holiday shopping season …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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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
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
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
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 and USA Today
 
 
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New York Post:
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In Manhattan, Largely Blue, One Bright Spot and a Tie for Romney
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