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3:15 PM ET, November 26, 2012

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Bob Corker / Washington Post:
A plan to dodge the ‘fiscal cliff’  —  In business I found that a challenging environment often produced our best opportunities.  Perhaps that's why I see the so-called “ fiscal cliff ” of year-end spending cuts and tax increases not as an impassable precipice but as our best opportunity to finally enact meaningful fiscal reform.
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Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Norquist says he'll go after pledge-breakers
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:   Four Reasons Not To Count Grover Norquist Out
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Norquist: GOP won't break tax pledge
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Corker touts fiscal plan, says it's time to ‘rip the Band-Aid off’ and reach deal
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, CNN and Reuters
David Corn / Mother Jones:
The Myth of the Obama Cave-In  —  With the “fiscal cliff” looming, the conventional wisdom is that the president capitulated during the last tax cut fight.  Here's what really happened.  —  At President Barack Obama's first press conference after winning reelection, CNN's Jessica Yellin posed …
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Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report
Talking Points Memo:
White House Report: Fiscal Cliff Could Cut Consumer Spending By $200 Billion
Discussion: Truthdig and Hot Air
CNN:
CNN Poll: Two-thirds say fiscal cliff poses major problem  —  Washington (CNN) - A new national poll suggests Americans understand that the “fiscal cliff” is no joking matter.  —  Two-thirds of people questioned in a CNN/ORC International survey (PDF) say that the U.S. would face a crisis …
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Poll: Public would blame GOP more than Obama if fiscal talks fail  —  A new poll finds the public views the looming “fiscal cliff” as a serious crisis for the nation and would blame Republicans more than President Obama if Washington fails to reach a deal.  —  Forty-five percent surveyed …
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Fiscal cliff: Will they jump?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and msnbc.com
ABCNEWS:
Court Rejects Plea to Block Taping of Police  —  The Supreme Court has rejected an Illinois prosecutor's plea to allow enforcement of a law aimed at stopping people from recording police officers on the job.  —  The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found …
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Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
SCOTUS orders appeals court to hear Liberty University health care lawsuit  —  The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the constitutionality of the health reform law's employer requirements and mandatory coverage of contraceptives without a co-pay.
Discussion: Wonkblog
CNN:
Justices order another look at key health care provision
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and The Raw Story
Warren E. Buffett / New York Times:
A Minimum Tax for the Wealthy  —  SUPPOSE that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea.  “This is a good one,” he says enthusiastically.  “I'm in it, and I think you should be, too.”  —  Would your reply possibly be this?  “Well, it all depends on what my tax rate …
Sy Mukherjee / ThinkProgress:
Republican Leader Wants Deficit-Reducing Obamacare ‘On The Table’ In Debt Talks  —  During an appearance on Fox News on Monday, House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) asserted that Obamacare “ought to be on the table” for cuts during ongoing budget and deficit-reduction negotiations …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Back to the drawing board for Obamacare foes
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Obama faces huge challenge in setting up insurance exchanges
Nigel Ash / Libya Herald:
Extremists threaten mutilation and death for seized ‘homosexuals’  —  A photograph of the captured men posted on the Nawasi militia's Facebook page.  —  Tripoli, 26 November:  —  Extremists say they will execute a dozen men they allege are homosexuals, whom they abducted last Thursday …
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Dan Littauer / Gay Star News:
Twelve men to be executed by Libyan militia for allegedly being gay
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Back2Stonewall
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 …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The Morning Plum: Republicans whitewash history of filibuster  —  So it's looking more and more likely that Harry Reid and Democrats will introduce some sort of package of filibuster reforms at the start of the next Congress.  Politico reports this morning that Republicans are preparing …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Week
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William Baldwin / Forbes:
Do You Live In A Death Spiral State?  —  For the 2013 Investment Guide, click here.  —  Thinking about buying a house?  Or a municipal bond?  Be careful where you put your capital.  Don't put it in a state at high risk of a fiscal tailspin.  —  Eleven states make our list of danger spots for investors.
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
MANDATE WITH DESTINY  —  Thanksgiving was still two weeks away when the Republican Party, to its evident shock, found itself stuffed, trussed, roasted, and ready to be served with all the trimmings.  This was not the menu that the Party's nominees, donors, and operatives had looked forward to.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Charles Murray / AEIdeas:
Why aren't Asians Republicans?  —  Last week, I pointed out that there is no such thing as a natural social-conservative skew among Latino Americans.  But that leaves open a rejoinder, expressed by several readers: The GOP doesn't need to get all of the Latino vote, just its fair share.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Fighting Fiscal Phantoms  —  These are difficult times for the deficit scolds who have dominated policy discussion for almost three years.  One could almost feel sorry for them, if it weren't for their role in diverting attention from the ongoing problem of inadequate recovery …
New York Times:
From Man Who Insulted Muhammad, No Regret  —  LOS ANGELES — Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making “Innocence of Muslims,” his crude YouTube movie trailer depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a bloodthirsty, philandering thug.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Jamie Foxx: ‘Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama’  —  Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama “our lord and savior.”  —  Such occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Buck fever: Ryan, 10-year-old daughter bag bucks … Wisconsin's nine-day season for hunting deer with guns came to a close Sunday, providing former GOP running mate Rep. Paul Ryan with the perfect father-daughter outing.  —  In a state where bagging a deer—doe or buck …
 
 
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