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10:40 AM ET, December 5, 2012

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Greg Holyk / ABCNEWS:
Hillary Clinton Wins High Popularity, Majority Support for a 2016 Bid  —  Carried by a new high in personal popularity and broad approval of her work as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton closes out her diplomatic career with majority support as a candidate for president in 2016.
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James Hohmann / Politico:
Ryan, Rubio plot GOP's path  —  Paul Ryan took an unmistakable shot Tuesday at Mitt Romney's assertion that 47 percent of Americans would never vote Republican because they are too dependent on government.  —  “Both parties tend to divide Americans into ‘our voters’ and ‘their voters,’” …
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
ANALYSIS: A Sneak-Peek At 2016  —  Hardly a month has passed since the end of campaign 2012, but last night campaign 2016 seemed almost in sight.  —  Two leading lights of the Republican Party — Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and former vice presidential nominee, and Marco Rubio …
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
GOP stars Rubio, Ryan lay out visions for Republican Party
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Ryan and Rubio Say Republicans Must Work on Aiding Middle Class
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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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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Mark Felsenthal / Reuters:
Obama to stress need to raise debt limit “without drama”  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will renew his case for tax hikes on wealthy Americans to avert a year-end fiscal crunch and call for a smooth increase in the nation's borrowing limit in a speech to a business group on Wednesday, a White House official said.
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Politico:
Scoop: Fowler leaves W.H. for Johnson & Johnson …
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
White House downplays Islamist push for power in Egypt
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Hot Air and Jihad Watch
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / Financial Times:   Obama to lobby business on US debt limit
Peter Orszag / Bloomberg:
A Good Deal Will Raise Tax Rates, Fix Entitlements  —  Although it isn't yet time to panic about the fiscal cliff, negotiations so far aren't exactly going well.  The Republicans are committing themselves to an unsustainable principle of no marginal tax-rate increases whatsoever.
Discussion: Think Tanked and Politico
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Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
Ohio Senator Confronted By Constituents Over Support For Medicare And Social Security Cuts  —  Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R) was one of a handful of Washington, D.C lawmakers and policy experts invited to participate in a panel discussion on the fiscal cliff on Tuesday morning …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Hoyer: Entitlement benefit cuts on the table in talks with GOP on ‘fiscal cliff’
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.
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Alicia Mundy / Washington Wire:
Sheldon Adelson: 'I'm Basically a Social Liberal'  —  In a three-hour interview with The Wall Street Journal, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson excoriated President Barack Obama, Democrats and unions, as one would expect of a top donor to conservatives and Republican causes in the 2012 election.
Discussion: Post Politics
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: Politico and Reuters
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Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:   Obama: I'm willing to horse-trade
Billy House / NationalJournal.com:
Boehner Backlash Begins on Right Over Fiscal Cliff
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
‘Fiscal cliff’ warnings yet to faze Wall Street
Discussion: Daily Kos
Lois Romano / Reuters:
Democrats to Obamaland: Share your data  —  The hottest property to emerge from Barack Obama's lopsided victory over Mitt Romney is not the president's much lauded campaign team.  Nor is it the shrewd turnout operation that catapulted him to victory.  —  It is something far more valuable that's …
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Top Pennsylvania GOP Lawmaker Proposes New Election Rigging Scheme
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and Booman Tribune
Romy Varghese / Bloomberg:
Pennsylvania Step May Help Republicans Win Electoral Vote
Jim Abrams / Associated Press:
Disability Treaty Downed By Republican Opposition … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  John McCain, Video, Americans With Disabilities Act, Bob Dole, Disability Treaty, John Kerry, UN Disability Treaty, Impact, Disabled, Politics News  —  WASHINGTON — Led by Republican opposition …
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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
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
In Tax Fight, Republicans Seeking Fallback Position  —  WASHINGTON — With President Obama insisting on higher tax rates for affluent Americans and winning public support for the idea, Congressional Republicans find themselves in an increasingly difficult political spot and are quietly beginning the difficult search for a way out.
R. Umar Abbasi / New York Post:
Anguished fotog: Critics are unfair to condemn me  —  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. … I was on an assignment, waiting for a train at the 49th Street subway platform, when I suddenly heard people gasping.
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
Discussion: Wonkblog
 
 
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