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12:20 AM ET, December 3, 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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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 …
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.
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
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and House Speaker John Boehner talk ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
McCaskill feels ‘sorry’ for Boehner's hand in deficit negotiations
Discussion: Politico
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:   Sen. Ayotte ‘disappointed’ in initial White House proposal
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.
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: Politico, The Gateway Pundit and CNN
Chana Ya'ar / Arutz Sheva:
Abbas ‘Victory Speech’: Jerusalem ‘Eternal Capital of Palestine’  —  PA Chairman promises that someday the PA flag will fly over “Jerusalem, eternal capital of the state of Palestine.”  —  PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas Sunday promised someday the PA flag would fly over “Jerusalem, eternal capital of the state of Palestine.”
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Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah: Now, we have a state
Discussion: Hot Air
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Obama punts to Congress over repercussions for UN Palestine vote
Discussion: Right Wing News and Israel Matzav
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
More Babies, Please  —  IN the eternally recurring debates about whether some rival great power will knock the United States off its global perch, there has always been one excellent reason to bet on a second American century: We have more babies than the competition.
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.
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 …
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Obama hits the links with Bill Clinton  —  JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.— President Obama and former President Bill Clinton hit the golf course on Sunday.  —  Obama is playing his round at Maryland's Joint Base Andrews and it is the third presidential golf outing here since the Nov. 6 elections …
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
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.
 
 
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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
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