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5:35 PM ET, November 27, 2012

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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.”
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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.”
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.
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.
Discussion: Colorlines
Erik Wasson / The Hill:   Chamber meets White House on ‘fiscal cliff,’ seeks easing of energy rules
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Naked Protesters Storm Speaker John Boehner's Office
Discussion: Gawker and msnbc.com
David Dayen / news.firedoglake.com:
Durbin Outlines Democratic Approach on Grand Bargain
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Protesters strip down in Boehner's office
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:   Durbin: Debt Limit Hike Will Have To Be Part Of Budget Deal
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 …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
After Benghazi Meeting, 3 Republicans Say Concerns Grow
Discussion: Daily Kos and Althouse
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
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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Brian Fung / The Atlantic Online:
Kim Jong Un, Sexiest Man Alive? Chinese Paper Falls for ‘The Onion’
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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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.
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.
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.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Laura Ingraham: ‘Wobbly’ GOP Can ‘Look Forward To A 2014 Wipeout’ If They Raise Taxes Without Cuts  —  On Tuesday, Laura Ingraham lashed out at Congressional Republicans who have indicated publically that they would be willing to waiver on their pledge to not raise taxes in the wake of President Barack Obama's reelection.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Associated Press:
RADIO'S LAURA INGRAHAM OFF THE AIR
Discussion: Politico and Gretawire
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Treasury Releases Semi-Annual Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies  —  WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the Semi-Annual Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies that is required under Sections 3004 …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and BBC
Ed Vogel / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Miller calls for voter ID law in Nevada  —  CARSON CITY - After hearing people complain that voters should show an ID before they can vote, Secretary of State Ross Miller said Tuesday he will sponsor a bill at the Legislature next year to set up a Nevada voter identification program.
Discussion: Election 2012
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
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
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Santorum's new cause: opposing the disabled  —  President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol on Monday afternoon and took up a brave new cause: He is opposing disabled people.  —  Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), declared his wish …
 
 
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Peter Henderson / Reuters:
ACLU sues over policy barring women from ground combat
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Federal officials take down 132 websites in ‘Cyber Monday’ crackdown
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Republican senators introduce alternate DREAM Act legislation
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Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Ginsburg Wants To See All-Female Supreme Court
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