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10:50 AM ET, November 27, 2012

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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Grover Norquist to Peter King: Don't be a ‘weasel’  —  Anti-tax hike crusader Grover Norquist is slamming Rep. Peter King, saying he hopes “his wife understands that commitments last a little longer than two years” after the New York lawmaker said the no-taxes pledge is binding for only one session of Congress.
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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 …
Discussion: Mediaite and Election 2012
Wall Street Journal:
Republicans and the Tax Pledge  —  Grover Norquist is not the problem in Washington.  —  One of the more amazing post-election spectacles is the media celebration of Republicans who say they're willing to repudiate their pledge against raising taxes.  So the same folks who like to denounce politicians …
Discussion: CBS News, Hot Air and National Review
Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
Norquist's Tax Pledge: What It Is and How It Started
Discussion: ABCNEWS, AEIdeas, The Week, Slate and CANNONFIRE
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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Wall Street Journal:
Elected, but Still Campaigning
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.
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Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Thomas Ricks Accuses Fox News Of ‘Operating As A Wing Of The Republican Party’ (VIDEO)
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Fox Interview Ends After Guest Accuses Network Of Operating As ‘Wing Of The Republican Party’
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
The Epistemic Closure of the Epistemic Closure Pundits  —  Not THAT again.  —  More “right-wing epistemic closure” rhetoric.  It's all the rage these days in the wake of Mitt Romney's loss (keeping a large House majority and gaining in the States conveniently is ignored or belittled).
Discussion: American Power
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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 …
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 …
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Politics in Play Over Safety Net in Deficit Talks
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Most-Racial America  —  Antiwhite bigotry goes mainstream.  —  “Everytime [sic] 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,” thunders blogger William Jacobson.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Instapundit
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Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
How Not to Appeal to Asian Americans
Kate Pickert / TIME:
Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year 2012?  —  As always, TIME's editors will choose the Person of the Year, but that doesn't mean readers shouldn't have their say.  Cast your vote for the person you think most influenced the news this year for better or worse.
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Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
TIME HONORS SANDRA FLUKE AS ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’ FINALIST
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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Sam Baker / The Hill:
Supreme Court revives challenge to President Obama's healthcare law
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Prairie Weather
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Dems Defend Filibuster Reform Effort: ‘McConnell Has Broken The Social Contract’  —  On the Senate floor Monday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell railed against his counterpart, Harry Reid, and a “cohort of short-sighted Senate sophomores,” for proposing to modify …
Discussion: Norbrook's Blog
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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
Reuters:
Greece, markets satisfied by EU-IMF Greek debt deal  —  (Reuters) - The Greek government and financial markets were cheered on Tuesday by an agreement between euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund to reduce Greece's debt, paving the way for the release of urgently needed aid loans.
Discussion: Hot Air and americanthinker.com
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 and The Political Carnival
William McGurn / Wall Street Journal:
McGurn: How Obama's ‘Life of Julia’ Prevailed  —  Conservatives don't need to compromise their values.  They need to do a better job of selling.  —  The name of the program now escapes me.  Several months ago, while flipping channels with the remote, I stopped on an MTV show …
Edward Cody / Washington Post:
France's conservative party splits into two  —  ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA - Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon arrives to hold a press conference in the Musee Social.  Fillon announced Tuesday that he and his followers are splitting off from France's main conservative party and forming their own parliamentary group.
Discussion: The Agonist
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Sen. Inhofe: Obama has an ‘obsession’ with tax hikes  —  Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Tuesday said President Obama has an “obsession” with raising taxes, but added that he had also been more persuasive in selling his economic policies to the public.  —  Speaking Tuesday to “Fox and Friends …
 
 
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Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
Same-sex case ruling favors gay employee
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