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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Reasons to be encouraged about fiscal cliff's endgame  —  Now this is encouraging.  I'm told that representatives of major unions and progressive groups met privately this morning with senior Obama administration officials at the White House — and were pleased with what they heard.
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Politico:
The other fiscal fight  —  President Barack Obama made a demand of House Speaker John Boehner near the end of their first White House meeting on the fiscal cliff: Raise the debt limit before year's end.  —  Boehner responded: “There is a price for everything.”
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Durbin Outlines Democratic Approach on Grand Bargain
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Chamber meets White House on ‘fiscal cliff,’ seeks easing of energy rules
Discussion: Politico
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:   Durbin: Debt Limit Hike Will Have To Be Part Of Budget Deal
Stan Collender / Stan Collender's Capital Gains …:
There Will Be No Quick Fiscal Cliff Deal
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Nude Protesters Arrested After Storming Speaker Boehner's Office  —  Seven naked protesters swarmed the office of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday for some 20 minutes of loud chanting against cuts to AIDS funding.  —  Among their chants: “Boehner, Boehner, don't be a dick, budget cuts will make us sick.”
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Three Arrested After Naked AIDS Protesters Take Over John Boehner's Office  —  “These draconian budget cuts will actually result in the conservative loss of 600,000 people with AIDS' lives around the world,” protester says of possible “fiscal cliff” cuts.  Note: Some photos and videos include said naked protesters.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Naked Protesters Storm Speaker John Boehner's Office (UPDATED With Video)  —  On Tuesday, seven nude protesters stormed House Majority Leader Rep. John Boehner's (R-OH) office on Capitol Hill to protest cuts in the federal budget.  —  According to the writing on one nude protester's back …
Discussion: Politico, Gawker and msnbc.com
Z. Byron Wolf / ABCNEWS:
Naked Protesters Occupy John Boehner's House Office
Discussion: The Stir By CafeMom and Advocate
David Petraeus / 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.
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Scott Wong / Politico:
Susan Rice vs. GOP as Benghazi fight escalates  —  The running fight between U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and congressional Republicans escalated Tuesday, with key senators vowing to block Rice's nomination if President Barack Obama ever decides to pick her as his next secretary of State.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
After Benghazi Meeting, 3 Republicans Say Concerns Grow
Discussion: Daily Kos and Althouse
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Tom Ricks: Fox News ‘is making it up’  —  Author Tom Ricks on Tuesday said Fox News is “making it up” that he apologized after slamming the network during an on-air interview as “operating as a wing of the Republican Party” and hyping Benghazi for political reasons.
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Exec VP: Guest Who Slammed Network Apologized - But Not Publicly  —  UPDATED: Author Tom Ricks accused the network of “hyped” Benghazi coverage; Fox News' Michael Clemente says Ricks apologized but “doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly.”  Ricks disputes.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Fox News: Tom Ricks Apologized For Comments. Ricks: No, I Didn't
Discussion: Politico, National Review and Mediaite
People's Daily Online:
North Korea's top leader named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012  —  é‡'.... .æ°"  —  Edited and translated by Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online  —  U.S. website The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the “Sexiest Man Alive for the year 2012”.
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Harry Reid puts his finger on the ‘nuclear option’ button  —  So here's today's update in the slow, inexorable march towards filibuster reform: Democrats took yet another step in the direction of changing the rules by a simple majority vote — i.e., exercising the dreaded “nuclear option.”
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Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Dems Defend Filibuster Reform Effort: ‘McConnell Has Broken The Social Contract’
Betsy Z. Russell / Idaho Statesman:
Idaho lawmaker shares ‘last chance’ idea to elect Romney  —  A state senator from north-central Idaho is touting a scheme that's been circulating on tea party blogs, calling for states that supported Mitt Romney to refuse to participate in the Electoral College in a move backers believe would change the election result.
Associated Press:
RADIO'S LAURA INGRAHAM OFF THE AIR … NEW YORK (AP) — Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham is off the air - at least temporarily.  —  She said Tuesday that she's leaving her distributor, Talk Radio Network, after more than nine years because her contract is up.
Discussion: Politico and Gretawire
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Laura Ingraham: ‘Wobbly’ GOP Can ‘Look Forward To A 2014 Wipeout’ If They Raise Taxes Without Cuts
Discussion: The Raw Story
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Millennial Generation: Our Liberal Future  —  How doomed are conservatives?  Pretty doomed, if you look carefully at the Pew Research Survey's close analysis of the youth vote in the 2012 elections.  The Republicans' long-term dilemma has generally been framed in racial terms, but it's mainly a generational one.
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Virginia Attorney General Suggests Obama Stole The Election … Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) told a radio host he completely agreed with her assertion that investigations are needed to determine why President Obama lost “every one” of the states with photo identification requirements for voting, yet won re-election.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Is Grover Finally Over?  —  I once took a long train ride with Grover Norquist.  This wasn't intentional.  We found ourselves next to each other on the line to board an Acela from Washington, D.C., to New York, and we fell into a conversation, by which I mean that he did a great deal of talking …
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Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Bob Dole, 89, hospitalized at Walter Reed  —  Updated 5:23 p.m. Eastern Time  —  Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and longtime leader of Senate Republicans, has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Hospital, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday.
Manu Raju / Politico:
Retirement watch: Will they stay or will they go?  —  The money game can also provide clues into senators' thinking — Cochran, Enzi, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch and Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns each had less than $350,000 in their war chests through the end of the third quarter.
Discussion: CNN and Election 2012
Katherine Boyle / Washington Post:
The colorful evolution of newswomen's attire  —  Dresses dangled on the racks at Neiman's and Saks and all Norah O'Donnell needed was a suit.  —  Earlier this year, when the veteran news anchor was scouring stores for a suit jacket to wear for her “CBS This Morning” publicity photo …
Richard Goldstein / New York Times:
Marvin Miller, Union Leader Who Changed Baseball, Dies at 95  —  Marvin Miller, an economist and labor leader who became one of the most influential figures in baseball history by building the major league players union into a force that revolutionized the game, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Paul warns GOP ‘in danger of becoming a dinosaur’  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) urged the Republican party to adopt a more libertarian approach to policy in order to avoid becoming “a dinosaur.”  —  Paul, the libertarian-leaning senator, was speaking in an interview with CNN on Tuesday.
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
 
 
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Ed Vogel / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
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