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12:30 PM ET, December 2, 2012

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Adam Levy / CNN:
Geithner: No deal ‘without rates going up’  —  Washington (CNN) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner drew a line in the sand over taxes in defense of the Obama administration's controversial proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff.  —  In an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley on “State of the Union …
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Greg Clary / CNN:
TRENDING: Boehner ‘flabbergasted’ at fiscal cliff proposal  —  (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner painted a bleak picture Sunday when talking about fiscal cliff negotiations between the White House and Republicans.  —  “Right now I would say we're nowhere.  Period.  We're nowhere.
Discussion: The Hill
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Sen. Ayotte ‘disappointed’ in initial White House proposal  —  Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said Sunday she was “disappointed” with President Obama's proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year.  —  “We want to solve this and I think the Speaker earnestly wants to solve it.
Discussion: CNN
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Sen. Hatch: Obama fiscal proposal ‘classic bait and switch’
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and Booman Tribune
Associated Press:
Asperger's gone, dyslexia stays in first change to psychiatric manual in almost 20 years  —  CHICAGO — The now familiar term “Asperger's disorder” is being dropped.  And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD.
Discussion: Althouse
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Go To Obama School  —  At Harvard, GOP staffers sit at Axelrod's feet.  “We weren't even running in the same race.”  —  Source: pics.lockerz.com / via: @jmartpolitico  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Demoralized Republicans arrived in Boston Wednesday night for a rare moment in American politics …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
A detached Romney tends wounds in seclusion after failed White House bid  —  SAN DIEGO — The man who planned to be president wakes up each morning now without a plan.  —  Mitt Romney looks out the windows of his beach house here in La Jolla, a moneyed and pristine enclave of San Diego …
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
One generation got old; one generation got sold  —  I got a kick out of the following letter to the editor of Barron's that seems to be making the rounds: … We baby boomers made more mistakes than any one generation has a right to indulge in.  But at least we managed to avoid electing a radical president.
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Obama punts to Congress over repercussions for UN Palestine vote  —  The White House won't seek to punish the Palestinian Authority for this week's statehood vote at the United Nations, but did not vow to veto pending legislative proposals to cut off U.S. aid in retaliation.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Right Wing News
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Jacob Lew, Low-Key Power Broker  —  WASHINGTON — When President Obama was locked in painful spending negotiations with House Republicans last spring, his exceedingly meticulous budget director, Jacob J. Lew, went to the Oval Office to propose some complex budget changes.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Booman Tribune
Rafiq Shirzad / Reuters:
Suicide bombers attack U.S. base in Afghanistan  —  NATO's Rasmussen backs embattled U.S. Afghanistan commander  —  NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen expresses full confidence in U.S. Afghanistan commander John ...  JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Suicide attackers detonated bombs …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Dan Morain / Sacramento Bee:
Billionaire Bloomberg knocks out Joe Baca, adds dynamic to gun politics  —  Joe Baca never saw it coming, and neither did Gloria Negrete McLeod.  —  But as state Sen. Negrete McLeod replaces Baca in Congress, the dueling San Bernardino County Democrats witnessed first hand the beginnings …
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
DIA sending hundreds more spies overseas  —  The Pentagon will send hundreds of additional spies overseas as part of an ambitious plan to assemble an espionage network that rivals the CIA in size, U.S. officials said.  —  The project is aimed at transforming the Defense Intelligence Agency …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
NPR:
What Allen West And Abraham Lincoln Have In Common … U.S. Rep. Allen West came to Washington as part of the 2010 wave of Tea Party-backed candidates.  He became known as aggressive and outspoken, but his tenure in Congress was short-lived.  He recently conceded a close race for Florida's 18th District.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
West: Lincoln only served one term, too
 
 
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Muslim Brotherhood 'paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt …
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