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8:15 AM ET, December 3, 2012

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Lori Ziganto / Twitchy:
Narcissist in chief: President Obama honors Rosa Parks anniversary with picture of himself; Update: Adam Baldwin with the win  —  Just when you think President Obama's impossibly large ego can't grow further, he makes it happen!  —  President Obama loves to insert himself in other people's biographies.
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John Bresnahan / Politico:
J.C. Watts for RNC chair?  —  Former GOP Rep. J.C. Watts says he is being “encouraged” by supporters to run for chairman of the Republican National Committee, a move he says could broaden the party's appeal to minorities.  —  Watts is not formally entering the race, and he is not critical …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and INSTAPUTZ
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama pays tribute to Kennedy Center honorees at White House reception  —  President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Sunday paid tribute to this year's Kennedy Center Honors award recipients, celebrating the art and music world talents at a White House reception.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit, Politico and CNN
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Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Obama seeks to bolster his negotiating chops in debt talks  —  President Obama is attracting praise from the left for his opening bid in the fiscal-cliff negotiations, a sign he is eager to demonstrate his negotiating chops.  —  Democrats, who still wince at the deals Obama struck with the GOP …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
‘Fiscal cliff’ talks at a stalemate over tax hikes  —  View Photo Gallery — The ‘fiscal cliff’: Meet the key players: With the election behind them, Obama and lawmakers have turned their attention to the fiscal cliff.  Here's a look at some of the leaders who will influence whether the country can avoid falling off the cliff.
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
HILLARY: ISRAEL LACKS ‘EMPATHY,’ ‘GENEROSITY’ TOWARD PALESTINIANS  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has never been a friend to Israel.  Today, speaking at the 2012 Saban Forum on US-Israel Relations, a liberal organization, she railed against Israel for supposed insensitivity …
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Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah: Now, we have a state
Discussion: Hot Air and The Hill
Misstripleem / Twitchy:
Singer Alanis Morissette defies boycott, threats over Israel concert  —  Pop singer Alanis Morissette arrived in Israel today for a concert at Tel Aviv's Nokia Theater; she last performed there in 2000. … Alanis Morissette in Israel  —  The usual voices of intolerance are protesting the Grammy Award-winning songwriter's visit.
David Remnick / News Desk:
Hillary is Running: A Dispatch from the Saban Forum  —  Hillary Clinton is running for President.  And the Israeli political class is a full-blown train wreck.  These are two conclusions, for whatever they are worth, based on a three-day conference I attended this weekend at the annual Saban Forum, in Washington, D.C.
Denise Cerreta / PARADE Magazine:
3 Folks Who Are Fighting Hunger at Home  —  This restaurateur had a wacky idea: Let customers decide what they could pay.  Amazingly, it works.  —  In 2003, Denise Cerreta was working the counter at Smoochy's, a café she owned in a university neighborhood in Salt Lake City, when a woman came up to pay for her meal.
Louise Story / New York Times:
Texas Business Incentives Highest in Nation  —  DALLAS — The Preston Hollow neighborhood has been home to many of Texas' rich and powerful — George and Laura Bush, Mark Cuban, T. Boone Pickens, Ross Perot.  So it is hardly surprising that a recent political fund-raiser was held …
Sam Lister / The Independent:
George Osborne admits recovery is taking longer than expected and government will miss economic targets  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.  PLEASE READ OUR LEGAL TERMS & POLICIES
Discussion: Firedoglake
Paul Krugman:
The Full McConnell  —  In his interview with the Wall Street Journal, Mitch McConnell finally mentioned a few sort-of specifics about what spending cuts the GOP wants: raising the Medicare age, charging higher premiums to affluent Medicare recipients, and changing the price indexing of Social Security.
Talking Points Memo:
McCaskill: ‘I Feel Almost Sorry For John Boehner’  —  Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said that she feels “almost sorry” for House Speaker John Boehner during an appearance on NBC's “Meet the Press” Sunday, explaining that Boehner is in a tough spot because of the far-right wing of the Republican Party.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Gateway Pundit
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:   McCaskill feels ‘sorry’ for Boehner's hand in deficit negotiations
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 …
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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:   Bloomberg Alters Gun Politics
 
 
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Reuters:
Anti-Kim Kardashian protests erupt in Bahrain before reality star opens milkshake shop
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Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and House Speaker John Boehner talk ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations
Talking Points Memo:
Boehner: Raising Debt Limit Will Always Come With Cuts, Reforms
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Elie Leshem / The Times of Israel:
If Iran tries to attack, Israel will reportedly target its missiles before they get off the ground
Discussion: Israel Matzav
David Segal / New York Times:
John McAfee Plays Hide-and-Seek in Belize
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Obama hits the links with Bill Clinton
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Washington set to legalize marijuana use without Justice Department guidance
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The Education of Virginia Woolf
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Jacob Lew, Low-Key Power Broker
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Go To Obama School
 

 
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