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7:25 AM ET, December 5, 2012

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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Republicans not handling election results well  —  PPP's first post election national poll finds that Republicans are taking the results pretty hard...and also declining in numbers.  —  49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama.
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Nearly Half Of Republicans Believe Defunct Organization Stole The Election For Obama  —  Forty nine percent of Republicans believe that President Obama won reelection thanks to the allegedly illegal work of a group that no longer exists, according to a Public Policy Polling survey.
Discussion: Philly.com
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
That Pesky ACORN, and a Surge of Interest in Panetta-Burns  —  Public Policy Polling clearly decided to have some fun in its first post-election national survey.  Take it away, Tom Jensen! … During the “secession crisis” of 1861 that ultimately led to the Civil War, the crucial “swing” …
Discussion: Discourse.net
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Fox News Puts Karl Rove on the Bench  —  The post-election soul searching going on inside the Republican Party is taking place inside Fox News as well.  Fox News chief Roger Ailes, a canny marketer and protector of his network's brand, has been taking steps since November to reposition Fox …
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Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog:
When Roger Ailes tried to play kingmaker
Washington Post:
Fox News chief's failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Lack of rank-and-file House GOP backlash hints at softening on taxes  —  Republicans appeared Tuesday to be moving reluctantly toward a debt deal that would increase revenues, one day after Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) offered up $800 billion in tax collection in the fiscal-cliff negotiations.
Discussion: Reuters and Politico
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Billy House / NationalJournal.com:
Boehner Backlash Begins on Right Over Fiscal Cliff  —  Conservative groups tongue-lash speaker for fiscal cliff proposal.  —  House Speaker John Boehner at a Capitol Hill press conference.  —  Scoot over Democrats.  The Far Right is launching its own attacks against Speaker John Boehner
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Rush Limbaugh:
Don't Blame Costas, Blame the Microphone
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
How Unhinged Rhetoric Sank a Disabilities Rights Treaty in the Senate  —  The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities failed to capture the 2/3 vote needed for ratification in the U.S. Senate today due to fierce Republican opposition.  Many Republicans and their allies …
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Senate rejects treaty to protect disabled around the world  —  J. Scott Applewhite/AP - Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), center, gestures during a news conference in Washington, Dec. 3, 2012, to urge Senate approval of an international agreement for protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Senate Republicans Block Ratification Of U.N. Treaty On Rights For The Disabled, Citing Impact On Home-Schoolers
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Dick Armey, FreedomWorks president clashed over book deal  —  Dick Armey left the deep-pocketed tea party group he helped build over a clash with a top lieutenant who Armey and others in the organization believed was using the group's resources to pad his pockets, POLITICO has learned.
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Walter Hickey / Business Insider:
47% Of People Think The Deficit Would INCREASE If We Go Over The Fiscal Cliff  —  As the Fiscal Cliff fight rages on, both sides are using the media to position themselves as being serious and reasonable.  —  One big factor is that for all the hype about the issue, very few people really understand what The Fiscal Cliff actually is..
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Paul Krugman:   Psychodrama Queens, Revisited
Sarah Kliff / Wonkblog:
One in four Americans has an opinion about an imaginary debt plan
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Eschaton
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Ryan, Rubio Distance Themselves From Romney, Call For GOP Focus On Those “Struggling”  —  Potential 2016 candidates make a move.  —  Image by Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP  —  WASHINGTON — In their most substantive remarks since the presidential election, former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan …
Discussion: The Week
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Alicia Mundy / Wall Street Journal:
Adelson to Keep Betting on the GOP  —  LAS VEGAS—After spending more than $100 million mostly on losing Republican election campaigns this year, casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson said he planned to stay in the game and double down on his political donations.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Romy Varghese / Bloomberg:
Pennsylvania Step May Help Republicans Win Electoral Vote  —  A Pennsylvania lawmaker's plan to divvy up electoral votes based on a presidential candidate's public support may be just the first of many state legislative moves to alter the way the nation chooses a leader.
Simon Kennedy / Bloomberg:
Gorman Skips Business, Jain Likes Faulks: Best Books of 2012  —  What books have high-profile readers been enjoying this year?  —  We asked chief executive officers, policy makers, investors, economists, academics and authors to tell us their favorites.  Most chose new titles …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Arizona senators don't know Gov. Jan Brewer's whereabouts  —  Arizona Sens. John McCain (R) and Jon Kyl (R) said Tuesday they have no idea where Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) is.  —  “No, everybody keeps asking me that,” Kyl told The Hill.  “I didn't know she was missing.”  —  McCain answered similarly.
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Mary Jo Pitzl / Arizona Republic:
Brewer out of state; aide won't provide details
Discussion: Gawker and Truthdig
Ted Nugent / Washington Times:
U.S. sailed off the ‘fiscal cliff’ long ago  —  We created Fedzilla; now it's time to kill it  —  Only a Fedzillacrat could possibly think raising taxes on the wealthy could accomplish anything toward restoring sanity in the financial insane asylum known as our federal government.
TMZ.com:
Mitt Romney Hits Costco — Buys Toy Car (Manufactured in China)  —  HITS COSTCO  —  Buys Toy Car (Manufactured in China)  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Mitt Romney went on MASSIVE (and fiscally responsible) shopping spree at a Costco near his home in La Jolla, CA this week ... stocking up on all sorts of goods …
New York Post:
Queens dad pushed to his death by madman in Times Square subway station  —  Ki Suk Han, 58, of Queens frantically tries to climb to safety yesterday as a train bears down on him in Midtown.  He was fatally struck seconds later.  —  A Queens dad trying to protect fellow straphangers …
 
 
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Hoyer: Entitlement benefit cuts on the table in talks with GOP on ‘fiscal cliff’
CNN:
Democrats select governors association leadership
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Atheists Trying to Shut Down Congressional Prayer Caucus
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