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Politico:
Inside the talks: Fiscal framework emerges  —  Listen to top Democrats and Republicans talk on camera, and it sounds like they could not be further apart on a year-end tax-and-spending deal - a down payment on a $4 trillion grand bargain.  —  But behind the scenes, top officials …
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Politico:
Inside the talks: Fiscal framework emerges  —  Officials familiar with the White House position say Obama plans zero flexibility on his insistence on a higher tax rate for top earners.  He plans to take what one aide called a “trust but verify” position: He will insist on a higher rate in the year-end deal.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Washington Examiner:
Morning Examiner: We're going over the cliff
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Flexible on Top Tax Rates
Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg:
Bowles Says Fiscal Cliff Deal Unlikely by End of Year
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Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:
Who changed the Benghazi talking points?
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Big Issues Are Lost in Focus on Libya Talking Points
Discussion: Right Wing News
Washington Post:
Fight over Susan Rice holds political risks for White House
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Chuck Hagel being vetted for national security post
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Erick Erickson / RedState:
The Incestuous Bleeding of the Republican Party  —  If money is the root of all evil, for the Republican Party evil is located on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314.  —  Strip away the candidate and coalition and it is on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
Mortgage-interest deduction could be on the table in ‘fiscal cliff’ debate  —  Of all the deductions woven into the sprawling U.S. tax code, few have been more fiercely guarded than the enormous tax break that lets homeowners deduct the interest they pay on their mortgages.
Gary D. Robertson / Associated Press:
McIntyre keeps NC Congress seat after recount  —  RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre reclaimed his longtime southeastern North Carolina congressional seat on Wednesday night, earning a razor-thin victory over his Republican challenger after a machine recount produced hardly any change in the margin.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Mario Trujillo / Ballot Box:
Rep. McIntyre wins recount
Discussion: Politico
CNN:   Rouzer concedes House bid after recount in North Carolina race
Joshua Green / Business Week:
The Science Behind Those Obama Campaign E-Mails  —  One fascination in a presidential race mostly bereft of intrigue was the strange, incessant, and weirdly overfamiliar e-mails that emanated from the Obama campaign.  Anyone who shared an address with the campaign soon started receiving messages …
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The Brotherhood delusion  —  The great, acerbic 19th-century satirist Ambrose Bierce defined a revolution as “an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.”  He would understand events in Egypt since the fall of Hosni Mubarak very well.  —  In the signature revolution of the Arab Spring …
Discussion: National Review
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Top Romney strategist: Failure to reach out to women, Hispanics biggest mistake  —  Mitt Romney's top political strategist on Thursday said the campaign's failure to reach out to women and Hispanic voters was their biggest mistake.  —  In an interview on CBS's “This Morning,” …
Discussion: CNN
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Stuart Stevens / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney: A good man. The right fight.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Rebbe Grover, Zombie Tax Cuts & the Golem  —  Descending from the Jesuits and their probabilism and the Rabbis and their Talmudic interpretations, official Washington is now deep in a complex exegesis of the Norquist anti-tax pledge.  Is it eternal?  Is it limited to a single term?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Grover Norquist is winning
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Mitt Romney face tattoo man does an about-face  —  Critics of Mitt Romney accused him of being a flip-flopper.  Now one of his die-hard supporters is guilty of the same charge.  —  Eric Hartsburg, the 30-year-old resident of Michigan City, Ind., inked the Romney/Ryan campaign's distinctive …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Yousaf Butt / Web Edition:
DIY graphic design  —  The diagram leaked to the Associated Press this week is nothing more than either shoddy sources or shoddy science.  In either case, the world can keep calm and carry on.  —  This week the Associated Press reported that unnamed officials “from a country critical …
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama campaign: 'There's more to come'  —  More than a million people responded to Obama for America's survey about the group's direction and the vast majority said they are interested in volunteering in support of the president's agenda.  —  In an email sent Wednesday to survey participants …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and CNN
Tiffany Gabbay / TheBlaze.com:
EBAY YANKS BECK'S ‘OBAMA IN PEE PEE’ ART PROJECT MEANT TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY  —  Editor's note: We discussed this story and all the day's news on our live BlazeCast, featured below:  —  The popular online auction site eBay has yanked a piece of artwork done by Glenn Beck citing its belief …
Wall Street Journal:
The Tea Party Goes to War  —  A left-right attempt to treat terror detainees like common criminals.  —  There's a lot to be said for the libertarian approach to government, but the realities of a dangerous world can make its more rigid adherents seem naïve.
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
Talking Points Memo:
Cutter: Obama Has Mandate To ‘Protect Middle Class’  —  Stephanie Cutter, who served as deputy campaign manager for Obama's re-election effort, said that the president's mandate after winning re-election “is to protect the middle class,” during an appearance on MSNBC's “Daily Rundown.”
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Kerry McDermott / Daily Mail:
Girl, 15, ‘beheaded’ in Afghanistan after her family turned down marriage proposal
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Democrats, Republicans Diverge on Capitalism, Federal Gov't
Discussion: Washington Examiner
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Photo of Officer Giving Boots to Barefoot Man Warms Hearts Online
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Telegraph and Gawker
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product, 3rd quarter 2012 (second estimate) …
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Matthew Day / Telegraph:
Zurich to open drive-in sex boxes
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Jon Huntsman: GOP Primary Barriers To Entry Were ‘Pretty Damn Low’
Discussion: CNN
Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Stimulus Likely in 2013
Kathryn Smith / Politico:
Obamacare's many contraception lawsuits
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