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11:45 PM ET, December 3, 2012

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Russell Berman / The Hill:
House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff  —  House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination of spending cuts, entitlement reforms and $800 billion in new tax revenue.
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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes, Vote ‘Present’  —  Republicans are seriously considering a Doomsday Plan if fiscal cliff talks collapse entirely.  It's quite simple: House Republicans would allow a vote on extending the Bush middle class tax cuts (the bill passed in August by the Senate) …
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
As Americans face a fiscal cliff, the Obamas make do with 54 Christmas trees  —  Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images (2011)  —  Amazing how a reelection can reshape an incumbent's thinking about many things.  Now safely ensconced in the White House for 49 more months, the Obamas have decorated …
Jessica Yellin / CNN:
White House won't counter Boehner's fiscal proposal  —  Washington (CNN) - Don't expect negotiations for a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” to heat up this week.  —  Senior administration officials said the offer House Speaker John Boehner submitted to the White House on Monday wasn't serious enough …
Discussion: Politico and Weasel Zippers
Daniel Gross / The Daily Beast:
On the Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Got Nothin'  —  It's Day 26 of the fiscal-cliff hostage situation, and it's clear that GOP negotiators have lost touch with reality.  Daniel Gross on their astounding lack of a counteroffer to the Dems.  —  Adrenaline-filled, aggressive combatants paraded around …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama Rejects Boehner Fiscal Cliff Plan  —  “Their plan includes nothing new,” Pfeiffer says.  —  Image by Carolyn Kaster, File / AP  —  WASHINGTON — White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer rejected Speaker of the House John Boehner's counter-proposal to avert the fiscal cliff in a statement to reporters Monday afternoon.
David Corn / Mother Jones:
John Boehner's Hostage Crisis
Discussion: Power Line and Shakesville
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Petition: Obama should build Death Star
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
White House willing to go over fiscal cliff if absolutely necessary
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:   GOP Leaders May Be Pondering Surrender On Taxes
Keith Hennessey / Wall Street Journal:
Time to Call the President's Budget Bluff
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Boehner, House GOP leaders offer ‘fiscal cliff’ counterproposal
Lisa Mascaro / Los Angeles Times:
Boehner makes counteroffer on ‘fiscal cliff’
Discussion: The Agonist and Hullabaloo
Mother Jones:
Exclusive: Dick Armey Quits Tea Party Group in Split Over Direction  —  In a move not publicly announced, former Rep. Dick Armey, the folksy conservative leader, has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, one of the main political outfits of the conservative movement and an instrumental force within the tea party.
Discussion: Politico and Post Politics
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Corporate Profits Hit Record High While Worker Wages Hit Record Low  —  A constant conservative charge against President Obama is that he is inherently anti-business.  However, businesses keep defying the storyline by making larger and larger profits, rebounding nicely out of the Great Recession.
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Chris Isidore / CNNMoney.com:
Corporate profits hit record as wages get squeezed  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Just four years after the worst shock to the economy since the Great Depression, U.S. corporate profits are stronger than ever.  —  In the third quarter, corporate earnings were $1.75 trillion, up 18.6% from a year ago …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Bloomberg Asked Clinton to Consider Succeeding Him as Mayor  —  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has long struggled to imagine a successor with the combination of star power, experience and grit to fill his shoes.  —  But not long ago, he was struck by an inspiration: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the retiring secretary of state.
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Bob Costas ‘cop out’  —  Rush Limbaugh said Monday that Bob Costas' supporting tougher gun control laws on NBC Sunday was a “cop-out” and “an easy, almost lazy way” to approach Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher's killing of the mother of his child and himself.
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Jonathan Strong / Roll Call:
GOP Steering Committee Shuffles Conservatives  —  Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it's the latest instance of the Ohio Republican's clamping down on his fractious conference.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
NEWS FLASH  —  ONE QUARTER OF REPUBLICANS WANT TO SECEDE |  Twenty five percent of registered Republicans want their state to secede from the United States, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling.  This new statistic comes just weeks after Mitt Romney's loss prompted secession petitions …
Allison Samuels / The Daily Beast:
Michelle Obama's Next Move  —  What's next for our incredibly popular first lady?  Samuel L. Jackson and other super-fans weigh in.  —  Chatting with a group backstage on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in October, Michelle Obama made it clear that she wasn't thinking about what she might do in the future.
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner Counter Offer To Obama Includes Higher Medicare Age, Social Security Benefit Cut  —  Last November, a full year before President Obama's decisive re-election, Erskine Bowles, a co-chair of President Obama's fiscal responsibility commission, scratched out a series of measures …
Paul Krugman:
It's Health Care Costs, Stupid  —  Busy day, so not much blogging.  But a further thought on budget issues.  —  In today's column, I tried to emphasize a point that is weirdly absent from public discourse, at least among VSPs: the favorite VSP “solution” to the long-run budget deficit …
Discussion: Eschaton
Ed O'Keefe / 2chambers:
When Barney Frank announced he was ‘coming out of the room’ (er... the closet)  —  The story of when Barney Frank came out to his colleagues involves a double date with flight attendants on New Year's Eve in Egypt.  —  Frank, 72, is retiring next month after more than three decades in Congress.
Discussion: Advocate and Towleroad News #gay
Peter H. Stone / The Huffington Post:
Sheldon Adelson Spent Far More On Campaign Than Previously Known … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, John Boehner, Mitt Romney, Campaign Finance, Elections 2012, Newt Gingrich, Video, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Las Vegas Sands, Sheldon Adelson, Fcpa, Mitt Romney 2012, Sands Casino …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Santorum launches column for ‘birther’ website  —  Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has taken a job as a columnist for World Net Daily, a conservative website best known for articles advancing “birther” conspiracy theories about President Obama.
Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Obama Said to Consider Vogue Editor Wintour for U.K. Embassy  —  President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, to be either his next ambassador to the U.K. or France, as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies that never seem out of fashion …
PR Newswire:
Mitt Romney Rejoins Marriott International Board  —  W. Mitt Romney has rejoined the board of directors of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR), the company said.  Gov. Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for U.S. president, begins his board term today.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Again, no gay marriage orders (FINAL UPDATE)  —  The Supreme Court on Monday released additional orders from its Friday Conference, but the list did not show any action on the ten cases dealing with the same-sex marriage issue.  UPDATED: The Court later Monday morning posted on its electronic docket …
Discussion: Advocate and Outside the Beltway
NASA:
NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples  —  › Full image and caption › Related video › Latest images › Curiosity gallery › Curiosity videos  —  PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array …
 
 
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