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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
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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.”
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah: Now, we have a state
Discussion: Hot Air and The Hill
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
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and House Speaker John Boehner talk ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations  —  Special Guests: Secretary Timothy Geithner, Rep. John Boehner  —  The following is a rush transcript of the December 2, 2012, edition of “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace.”
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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.
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
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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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
Discussion: Truthdig and Prairie Weather
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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