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7:30 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.
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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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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  —  A while back I worried that the Obama administration actually believed in pundit fantasies, those elaborate psychodramas supposedly going on in voters' minds as they contemplate whether Obama has reached out enough to the center or whatever.
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 …
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 …
BuzzFeed:
MSNBC Hosts Visit Obama  —  Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, and Lawrence O'Donnell all spotted entering the West Wing.  —  WASHINGTON — MSNBC's prime time line-up was spotted entering the West Wing Tuesday afternoon for what host Ed Schultz tweeted was a meeting with President Barack Obama.
Discussion: Mediaite and Post Politics
Zack Colman / The Hill:
Senate Dems push climate change amendment  —  Senate Democrats are attempting to force a vote on climate change through an amendment to the defense authorization bill.  —  Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's (D-R.I.) amendment calls for the U.S. to “assess, plan for, and mitigate the security …
 
 
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Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Police Can Record Video Inside Your Home Without A Warrant, Appeals Court Says
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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
Discussion: Politico
Susan Jones / CNSNews:
Atheists Trying to Shut Down Congressional Prayer Caucus
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and NewsBusters.org
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Texas Church Offers Firearms Classes To Train Parishioners To Defend Against Imaginary Bands Of Mexicans
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Dem lawmaker arrested in August for intoxication
Discussion: Politico
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
This May Take a While  —  ‘Outreach’ is the new word that O stands …
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Daily Mail:
Amputations, beheadings and a crucifixion: Horrific stories from Yemen where Al Qaeda has imposed sharia law
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Jihad Watch
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
‘Lincoln’ as Radical Art
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Warren Wins Senate Banking Committee Seat: Sources
New York Post:
Queens dad pushed to his death by madman in Times Square subway station
 

 
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