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9:35 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.
Discussion: Weekly Standard, msnbc.com and Mediaite
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Wall Street Journal:
Republicans and the Tax Pledge
Discussion: National Review
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Raising taxes would cut $200B from economy
Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
Norquist's Tax Pledge: What It Is and How It Started
Discussion: ABCNEWS, AEIdeas, The Week, Slate and CANNONFIRE
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 …
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
The Epistemic Closure of the Epistemic Closure Pundits
Discussion: American Power
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 …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Betsy's Page
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Politics in Play Over Safety Net in Deficit Talks  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's re-election and Democratic gains in Congress were supposed to make it easier for the party to strike a deal with Republicans to resolve the year-end fiscal crisis by providing new leverage.
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Guest on Fox News to Discuss Benghazi Attack Is Given a Quick Exit  —  Thomas E. Ricks, the veteran defense reporter and author, said he expected his Monday morning appearance on Fox News to last about three minutes.  It ended, in fact, after 90 seconds — his last sentence was a description …
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Fox Interview Ends After Guest Accuses Network Of Operating As ‘Wing Of The Republican Party’
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Top Obama Aide On Fiscal Cliff: “This Is Going To Get Hairy”  —  Senior White House advisor David Plouffe warns Republicans and Democrats alike must take political hits in order for deal to be had.  —  Source: youtube.com  —  WASHINGTON — Obama senior adviser David Plouffe predicted …
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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: Prairie Weather
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
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:   Rick Santorum ‘open’ to running for president again
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: Instapundit
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Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
How Not to Appeal to Asian Americans
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
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 …
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
TIME HONORS SANDRA FLUKE AS ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’ FINALIST  —  Just when you think Time magazine can't make any more of a mockery of itself, they nominate Sandra Fluke, contraception advocate extraordinaire, as a candidate in their Person of the Year 2012 poll:
Discussion: TBogg and Little Green Footballs
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Kate Pickert / TIME:
Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year 2012?
Washington Free Beacon:
NYT Reporter Falls for Hamas Ploy  —  NYT's David Carr thinks terrorists are journalists because they spray-painted ‘TV’ on their car  —  The New York Times has again attempted to negate the presence of terrorists in the Gaza Strip.  Reporter David Carr claims that two senior Hamas terrorists killed …
Dennis Holden / cftc.gov:
CFTC Charges Ireland-based “Prediction Market” Proprietors Intrade and TEN with Violating the CFTC's Off-Exchange Options Trading Ban and Filing False Forms with the CFTC  —  CFTC also charges TEN with violating a 2005 CFTC cease and desist order  —  Washington, DC - The U.S. Commodity …
Discussion: EconLog and Hit & Run
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
AP nixes ‘homophobia’, ‘ethnic cleansing’  —  The Associated Press has nixed “homophobia,” “ethnic cleansing,” and a number of other terms from its Style Book in recent months.  —  The online Style Book now says that “-phobia,” “an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness” …
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 …
CBS DC:
Report: U.S. Planned On Blowing Up Moon With Nuke During Cold War In 1950s  —  WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Would Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin even had a moon to walk on if the United States had its way in the 1950s?  —  During the height of the Cold War, U.S. officials debated whether …
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 …
BuzzFeed:
Chinese Website Congratulates Kim Jong Un On Being Named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive  —  China's Communist Party newspaper, People's Daily, congratulates the North Korean leader on being named the sexiest man alive by the the satirical American publication.  Seriously.  —  Zeke Miller
NewsMax.com:
Donald Trump: Mean-Spirited GOP Won't Win Elections  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The Republican Party will continue …
 
 
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Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
Same-sex case ruling favors gay employee
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Daily News Egypt:
Claims Muslim Brotherhood are rounding up activists
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Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
Q for Those in Favor of “Balanced Approach” …
Matthew Kalman / NY Daily News:
Hamas victim dragged through the streets of Gaza City Tuesday by motorcycle was no collaborator, widow says
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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