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10:55 PM ET, November 28, 2012

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Politico:
Behind the Susan Rice meeting meltdown  —  In just two quick meetings on Capitol Hill, Susan Rice may have blown up any goodwill she had with the very senators she'll need for confirmation if she's ever tapped as the next secretary of state.  —  Over the past two days …
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Melinda Henneberger / She The People:
Tom Ricks to MSNBC: You're just like Fox, only not as good at it … Most of those chortling over Tom Ricks's highly unusual ninety seconds on Fox News this week were wowed by the way he spoke liberal truth to conservative power, informing his astonished interviewer, Jon Scott …
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Chuck Hagel being vetted for national security post  —  Former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel is being vetted for a possible top national security post in the Obama administration, multiple sources told The Cable. … Hagel, who co-chairs President Barack Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board …
Discussion: The Hill
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Make Up Turned Break Up  —  Are the Republican senators unreasonable?
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
The Five Different Reasons Why Susan Rice's Benghazi Talking Points Were Edited
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, CNN and Foreign Policy
Stuart Stevens / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney: A good man.  The right fight.  —  Over the years, one of the more troubling characteristics of the Democratic Party and the left in general has been a shortage of loyalty and an abundance of self-loathing.  It would be a shame if we Republicans took a narrow presidential loss …
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Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
Top Romney Adviser Brags About Losing Poor, Minority Voters To Obama  —  Mitt Romney can take some solace in his devastating loss on Nov. 6: at least he won the voters who really count.  —  That's the thesis anyway of top adviser Stuart Stevens, who penned an op-ed in the Washington Post …
Discussion: The Impolitic and Colorlines
Dan Mitchell / International Liberty:
The No-Tax-Hike Pledge Is an IQ Test for Republicans  —  Eugene Robinson is one of the group-think columnists at the Washington Post.  Like E.J. Dionne, he is an utterly predictable proponent of big government.  So it won't surprise you to know that he wants taxes to go up and he's a big fan of Obama's class-warfare agenda.
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and msnbc.com
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
For Obama and Romney, Lunch at the White House
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Boehner shoots down proposal to agree to Obama tax demand  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other top Republicans on Wednesday shot down a proposal by a senior GOP lawmaker that the House agree to President Obama's demand to extend current tax rates for the middle class.
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Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg:
Bowles Says Fiscal Cliff Deal Unlikely by End of Year
Allison Brennan / CNN:
President uses hashtag ‘My2K’ in fiscal cliff PR effort
Tom Cohen / CNN:
GOP divide over Obama tax plan goes public
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Politico
Patrick J. Buchanan / Human Events:
WHO'S AFRAID OF THE FISCAL CLIFF?
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
John Heilemann Makes Lindsey Graham Joke on ‘Morning Joe;’ Edited Out of 8am Reair  —  Just after 6am, on “Morning Joe” this morning, Joe, Mika and guest John Heilemann were talking about yesterday's New York Times article about “the three amigos” Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham …
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Rick Warren: Being Gay Is Like ‘Punching A Guy In The Nose’ Or Consuming Arsenic  —  Megachurch pastor Rick Warren remains as ill-informed on gay identity as ever.  Unfazed by the notion that there may be a biological cause for homosexuality, Warren told Piers Morgan on CNN this week that acting …
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Tiffany Gabbay / TheBlaze.com:
YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT GLENN BECK DID TO AN OBAMA BOBBLEHEAD DURING HIS SHOW ON TUESDAY  —  UPDATE: Ebay, the online marketplace where Glenn Beck put his Obama creation up for auction for charity, has now pulled the ad.  At it's last bidding around 11:00 a.m. ET, the bid for the Obama doll in the jar was up to $11,300.
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Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson seat in Congress  —  Clout Street  —  Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record as he announced his bid today for the seat held by Jesse Jackson Jr., who has resigned.
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Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
Feds believe Jesse Jackson Jr. got tip about probe into his finances
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Politico and The Hill
TIME:
Transcript: TIME's Interview with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi  —  [Note: TIME had spelled the president's surname as “Morsy” based on his Ph.  D. dissertation for the University of Southern California; his advisers in Cairo say the preferred spelling is now Morsi.]  —  TIME: You're on the world stage now.
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Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Lamar Smith, Global Warming Skeptic, Set To Chair House Science Committee … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Climate Change, Climate Change, Climate Change, NASA, Video, Obama: Take 2, House Committee On Science, House Science Committee, NASA Funding, Rep. Lamar Smith, Global Warming Deniers …
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Grover Norquist is winning  —  You might think that Grover Norquist would be in hiding right now.  Republicans are parading before the cameras, one after the other, to proclaim their intention of breaking his anti-tax pledge.  And yet Norquist is everywhere.  He's doing television shows and talking with reporters.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Hullabaloo
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Problems With a Reporter's Facebook Posts, and a Possible Solution  —  Start with a reporter who likes to be responsive to readers, is spontaneous and impressionistic in her personal writing style, and not especially attuned to how casual comments may be received in a highly politicized setting.
Rocco Parascandola / NY Daily News:
No one reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources say  —  Neither Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne nor other officials could remember the last time a day ended with three zeros.  It likely didn't happen in 1990, when the city logged a record 2,245 murders …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Silicon Valley, Technology Talent Gap Threatens G.O.P. Campaigns  —  SAN FRANCISCO - I live in Brooklyn, where President Obama won 81 percent of the vote earlier this month.  It's hard to find anywhere in the country that is more Democratic-leaning.  —  But San Francisco qualifies.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama On Filibuster Reform: White House Embraces Harry Reid's Rule Changes … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Harry Reid , Barack Obama , White House, Congress, Barack Obama , Video, Obama Harry Reid, White House Filibuster Reform, Filibuster, Filibuster Reform, Harry Reid Filibuster Reform …
 
 
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Reuters:
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Georgia's government takes a wrong turn
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