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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.”
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Nude Protesters Arrested After Swarming 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.”
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Naked Protesters Storm Speaker John Boehner's Office  —  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, they hecklers …
Discussion: Gawker and msnbc.com
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Three Arrested After Naked AIDS Protesters Take Over John Boehner's Office
Discussion: Colorlines
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Protesters strip down in Boehner's office
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.
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Oren Dorell / USA Today:
GOP senators criticize Susan Rice after meeting  —  U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice met Tuesday with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  12:44PM EST November 27.  2012 - WASHINGTON—After meeting with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on Tuesday …
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Republican Senators Still “Troubled” After Meeting With Susan Rice
Discussion: National Review and Marbury
Byron Tau / Reuters:
Rice: We didn't intend to mislead on Benghazi
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
After Benghazi Meeting, 3 Republicans Say Concerns Grow
Discussion: Daily Kos and Althouse
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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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
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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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.
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.
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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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Laura Ingraham: ‘Wobbly’ GOP Can ‘Look Forward To A 2014 Wipeout’ If They Raise Taxes Without Cuts
Discussion: The Raw Story
Russell Berman / The Hill:
House GOP plans public push against tax hikes on businesses
Discussion: Politico
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.
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.
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: Election 2012
Peter Henderson / Reuters:
ACLU sues over policy barring women from ground combat  —  (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Tuesday on behalf of four U.S. servicewomen to challenge a longstanding policy barring women from thousands of ground combat positions, citing the changing nature of warfare and fairness for career soldiers.
Joseph Goldstein / New York Times:
City Is Amassing Trove of Cellphone Logs  —  When a cellphone is reported stolen in New York, the Police Department routinely subpoenas the phone's call records, from the day of the theft onward.  The logic is simple: If a thief uses the phone, a list of incoming and outgoing calls could lead to the suspect.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
The Internet's Best Terrible Person Goes to Jail: Can a Reviled Master Troll Become a Geek Hero?  —  On a gray Wednesday morning in October, the car headed west on the Lincoln Highway Bridge hit 100 miles per hour and I started to worry it might hurtle off into the tangle of rusted …
Discussion: Hit & Run
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 …
Jeffrey Lord / American Spectator:
The Next Mitt Romney  —  Jeb was neutral.  —  Say again, neutral.  —  As Ronald Reagan might say, there he went again.  —  What was Jeb Bush neutral about?  —  The choice between liberal Charlie Crist and conservative Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination for United States Senator from Florida.
Joe Battenfeld / Boston Herald:
Martha Coakley's got it made on road to Corner Office  —  She is the woman who couldn't beat Scott Brown, but now she's the Democrats' best hope to keep the governor's office in 2014.  —  Don't laugh, but that woman is Attorney General Martha Coakley.  —  Lt. Gov. Tim Murray?  Treasurer Steve Grossman?
Discussion: Election 2012
 
 
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