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8:25 AM ET, November 27, 2012

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Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Raising taxes would cut $200B from economy  —  The White House released a report Monday arguing that a failure to extend tax cuts for middle class families could have a negative impact on the economy which outweighs the gains from traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales.
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Jammie Wearing Fools
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Top Obama Aide On Fiscal Cliff: “This Is Going To Get Hairy”
Discussion: msnbc.com and National Review
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Guest on Fox News to Discuss Benghazi Attack Is Given a Quick Exit  —  Thomas E. Ricks, the veteran defense reporter and author, said he expected his Monday morning appearance on Fox News to last about three minutes.  It ended, in fact, after 90 seconds — his last sentence was a description …
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Fox Interview Ends After Guest Accuses Network Of Operating As ‘Wing Of The Republican Party’  —  A Fox News interview about the Benghazi attacks ended Monday morning after the guest openly accused the network of “hyping” the story — doing so with political motivations by acting as “a wing of the Republican Party.”
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Santorum: 'I'm Open' to 2016 Run  —  Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum says he is “open” to another run for president in 2016.  Santorum was asked about a possible presidential campaign Monday at THE WEEKLY STANDARD.  —  “I'm open to it, yeah,” Santorum replied.
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Santorum: 'I'm open' to 2016 bid  —  (CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hinted Monday he may see another presidential run in his future.  —  “I'm open to that possibility,” the Republican said when asked on CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight” about a 2016 White House bid.
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:   Rick Santorum ‘open’ to running for president again
Palm Beach Post:
Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law  —  Former GOP chair, governor - both on outs with party - say voter fraud wasn't a concern, but reducing Democratic votes was.  —  VOTE ()  —  A new Florida law that contributed to long voter lines …
Bruce Bartlett / The American Conservative:
Revenge of the Reality-Based Community  —  My life on the Republican right—and how I saw it all go wrong.  —  I know that it's unattractive and bad form to say “I told you so” when one's advice was ignored yet ultimately proved correct.  But in the wake of the Republican election debacle …
Washington Free Beacon:
NYT Reporter Falls for Hamas Ploy  —  NYT's David Carr thinks terrorists are journalists because they spray-painted ‘TV’ on their car  —  The New York Times has again attempted to negate the presence of terrorists in the Gaza Strip.  Reporter David Carr claims that two senior Hamas terrorists killed …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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David Carr / New York Times:
Using War as Cover to Target Journalists
Dennis Holden / cftc.gov:
CFTC Charges Ireland-based “Prediction Market” Proprietors Intrade and TEN with Violating the CFTC's Off-Exchange Options Trading Ban and Filing False Forms with the CFTC  —  CFTC also charges TEN with violating a 2005 CFTC cease and desist order  —  Washington, DC - The U.S. Commodity …
Discussion: EconLog and Hit & Run
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Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
TIME HONORS SANDRA FLUKE AS ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’ FINALIST  —  Just when you think Time magazine can't make any more of a mockery of itself, they nominate Sandra Fluke, contraception advocate extraordinaire, as a candidate in their Person of the Year 2012 poll:
Discussion: TBogg and Little Green Footballs
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Kate Pickert / TIME:
Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year 2012?
Rick Ungar / Forbes:
The U.S. Supreme Court Allows New Challenge To Obamacare To Go Forward  —  Under the heading of “it's not over until it's over”, the United States Supreme Court has vacated a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, ordering the appellate court to hear arguments on the constitutionality …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Time's short, but Obamacare foes press on in court
Discussion: Daily Kos, Hit & Run and Wonkblog
Dylan Byers / Politico:
AP nixes ‘homophobia’, ‘ethnic cleansing’  —  The Associated Press has nixed “homophobia,” “ethnic cleansing,” and a number of other terms from its Style Book in recent months.  —  The online Style Book now says that “-phobia,” “an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness” …
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
How Not to Appeal to Asian Americans  —  House Committee on Education and the Workforce Dem / Flickr  —  Of the various post-election stories, the GOP's “Latino problem” is one of the most prominent.  At some point over the last three weeks, every prominent Republican leader has had something …
Discussion: AEIdeas
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Washington Post:
Marijuana's foot in the door  —  SMALL-TIME MARIJUANA use will soon be legal in Colorado and Washington state.  Sort of.  —  This month voters in those states approved ballot measures permitting possession of up to an ounce of pot.  But the federal government has not changed its policy, which labels the drug an illegal substance.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Cox and Archer: Why $16 Trillion Only Hints at the True U.S. Debt  —  Hiding the government's liabilities from the public makes it seem that we can tax our way out of mounting deficits.  We can't.  —  A decade and a half ago, both of us served on President Clinton's Bipartisan Commission …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans rate W.H. response to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation  —  Washington (CNN) - Americans are giving the White House low marks for how it's handled the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a new national survey.
Discussion: Reuters
NewsMax.com:
Donald Trump: Mean-Spirited GOP Won't Win Elections  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The Republican Party will continue …
Robert Costa / National Review:
Exclusive: Jeb Bush Meets with Former Aides near White House  —  Washington, D.C. — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush met Monday with a group of his former staffers at the J. W. Marriott hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House.  Bush, a potential 2016 presidential contender …
 
 
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Matthew Kalman / NY Daily News:
Hamas victim dragged through the streets of Gaza City Tuesday by motorcycle was no collaborator, widow says
Discussion: Israel Matzav
CBS DC:
Report: U.S. Planned On Blowing Up Moon With Nuke During Cold War In 1950s
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
Poor management, not union intransigence, killed Hostess
Discussion: Firedoglake
New York Times:
Close Guantánamo Prison  —  On his second full day in office …
Discussion: TheBlaze.com, Daily Kos and Philly.com
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro to Step Down Next Month
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum and DealBook
 Earlier Items: 
Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
OVERNIGHT CAMPAIGN: Déjà vu for GOP
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The Truce On Drugs  —  What happens now that the war has failed?
Discussion: Gothamist
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
A Master of Tax Avoidance
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Filibuster fight seizes Senate
Discussion: Power Line, Taking Note and First Read
Bloomberg:
Lincoln's Master Class in Politics
 

 
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Bloomberg hires Business Insider Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal to edit new site focusing on markets and economics, host TV show

Robert G. Kaiser / Washington Post:
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

Rebecca Carroll / The New Republic:
I'm a Black Journalist. I'm Quitting Because I'm Tired of Newsroom Racism.

 
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