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Russell Berman / The Hill:
House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff  —  House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination of spending cuts, entitlement reforms and $800 billion in new tax revenue.
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Jessica Yellin / CNN:
White House won't counter Boehner's fiscal proposal  —  Washington (CNN) - Don't expect negotiations for a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” to heat up this week.  —  Senior administration officials said the offer House Speaker John Boehner submitted to the White House on Monday wasn't serious enough …
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Republicans Make Counteroffer in Fiscal Talks  —  WASHINGTON — Republican Congressional leaders on Monday countered President Obama's deficit reduction proposal with a plan of their own that is far heavier on spending cuts but embraces $800 billion in new taxes over the next 10 years.
Daniel Gross / The Daily Beast:
On the Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Got Nothin'  —  It's Day 26 of the fiscal-cliff hostage situation, and it's clear that GOP negotiators have lost touch with reality.  Daniel Gross on their astounding lack of a counteroffer to the Dems.  —  Adrenaline-filled, aggressive combatants paraded around …
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
As Americans face a fiscal cliff, the Obamas make do with 54 Christmas trees  —  Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images (2011)  —  Amazing how a reelection can reshape an incumbent's thinking about many things.  Now safely ensconced in the White House for 49 more months, the Obamas have decorated …
Josh Barro / Bloomberg:
What's Wrong With the Republican Fiscal Cliff Counteroffer
Discussion: Paul Krugman and Business Insider
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes, Vote ‘Present’
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Leaders May Be Pondering Surrender On Taxes
Discussion: Library Grape
Lisa Mascaro / Los Angeles Times:
Boehner makes counteroffer on ‘fiscal cliff’
Discussion: The Agonist and Hullabaloo
Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:
House GOP Makes Budget Counteroffer
Discussion: New York Magazine
First Read:
GOP offers own proposal to avert ‘fiscal cliff’
Discussion: Business Insider and Daily Kos
Mother Jones:
Exclusive: Dick Armey Quits Tea Party Group in Split Over Direction  —  In a move not publicly announced, former Rep. Dick Armey, the folksy conservative leader, has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, one of the main political outfits of the conservative movement and an instrumental force within the tea party.
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Bloomberg Asked Clinton to Consider Succeeding Him as Mayor  —  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has long struggled to imagine a successor with the combination of star power, experience and grit to fill his shoes.  —  But not long ago, he was struck by an inspiration: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the retiring secretary of state.
Alexthechick / doubleplusundead:
An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock  —  Gentlemen: I see that you have chosen to use the horrific crime of the murder of Kasandra Perkins to express your belief that guns are the problem, not the men who wield them.  I am utterly certain that you believe that you have the moral high ground on this matter.
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Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Corporate Profits Hit Record High While Worker Wages Hit Record Low  —  A constant conservative charge against President Obama is that he is inherently anti-business.  However, businesses keep defying the storyline by making larger and larger profits, rebounding nicely out of the Great Recession.
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Chris Isidore / CNNMoney.com:
Corporate profits hit record as wages get squeezed
Discussion: Daily Kos
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Fox News chief's failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate  —  Roger Ailes, the longtime Republican media guru, founder of Fox News and its current chairman, had some advice last year for then-Gen. David H. Petraeus.  —  So in spring 2011, Ailes asked a Fox News analyst headed …
Manu Raju / Politico:
Ashley Judd exploring Senate run  —  Ashley Judd vs. Mitch McConnell?  —  It might not be as far-fetched as you think.  —  The Hollywood movie star and eighth-generation Kentuckian is seriously exploring a 2014 run for the Senate to take on the powerful Republican leader, four people familiar with the matter tell POLITICO.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Obama Said to Consider Vogue Editor Wintour for U.K. Embassy  —  President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, to be either his next ambassador to the U.K. or France, as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies that never seem out of fashion …
momentoftruthproject.org:
BOWLES STATEMENT ON SPEAKER BOEHNER'S LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT  —  While I'm flattered the Speaker would call something “the Bowles plan,” the approach outlined in the letter Speaker Boehner sent to the President does not represent the Simpson-Bowles plan, nor is it the Bowles plan.
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Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner Counter Offer To Obama Includes Higher Medicare Age, Social Security Benefit Cut
Jonathan Strong / Roll Call:
GOP Steering Committee Shuffles Conservatives  —  Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it's the latest instance of the Ohio Republican's clamping down on his fractious conference.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
NEWS FLASH  —  ONE QUARTER OF REPUBLICANS WANT TO SECEDE |  Twenty five percent of registered Republicans want their state to secede from the United States, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling.  This new statistic comes just weeks after Mitt Romney's loss prompted secession petitions …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Prairie Weather
 
 
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Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
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Associated Press:
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CNN:
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Paul Krugman:
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