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12:35 AM ET, December 7, 2012

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Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Debt Ceiling Bluff Called By Harry Reid, Leaving Mitch McConnell To Filibuster Himself … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Debt Ceiling, Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate, Video, Barack Obama Debt Ceiling, Fiscal Cliff, Mitch Mcconnell Filibuster, Politics News
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New York Times:
At Boehner's Request, He and Obama Negotiate Alone  —  WASHINGTON — At House Speaker John A. Boehner's request, Senate leaders and Representative Nancy Pelosi have been excluded from talks to avert a fiscal crisis, leaving it to Mr. Boehner and President Obama alone to find a deal, Congressional aides say.
Discussion: National Review
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
Democrats watch in awe as McConnell filibusters himself  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday, apparently with the intent of showing that even Democrats would not support such a bill.  —  However, McConnell's plan backfired …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
McConnell Filibusters His Own Bill To Lift Debt Ceiling  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wanted to prove on Thursday that Democrats don't have the votes to weaken Congress' authority on the debt limit.  Instead they called his bluff, and he ended up filibustering his own bill.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
How Democrats' Main Filibuster Reform Would Work
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation  —  South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation.  Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina's junior senator in early January to take control of the Washington think tank, which has an annual budget of about $80 million.
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Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Good riddance, Mr. DeMint  —  Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is leaving the Senate to take over the Heritage Foundation.  He will replace Ed Feulner as the conservative think tank's president.  He expressed no qualms about leaving the Senate before his term is up, nor did he reflect on his legislative achievements, of which none come to mind.
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
11 Reasons You're Glad Jim DeMint Is Leaving The Senate  —  In an unexpected move, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), an arch-conservative and leader of the Tea Party movement, is resigning his seat in order to head up the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington DC.
Valerie Bauerlein / Washington Wire:
Mark Sanford Mulls Second Act in South Carolina  —  So could Sen. Jim DeMint be followed by...Sen. Mark Sanford?  —  Don't rule it out.  In an interview, the former South Carolina governor said he'd been by bombarded Thursday by calls and emails from former donors and allies encouraging …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi jabs DeMint on his way out
Discussion: Mediaite
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Who Will Replace Jim DeMint?
Discussion: The Fix, BuzzFeed and Ballot Box
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Think tank jobs a lucrative landing spot
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Two Roads Diverged: Jim DeMint Leaves U.S. Senate for Heritage Foundation Presidency
Kevin Bohn / CNN:
Adelsons donate $33 million to GOP super PACs in closing days  —  Washington (CNN) - Nevada casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam contributed $33 million to two major Republican super PACs in the closing weeks of the 2012 campaign, according to campaign finance disclosure reports filed Thursday …
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney campaign raised $85.9M in final weeks  —  The final days of Mitt Romney's campaign were a prosperous ones for the Republican presidential candidate, even if the funds raised didn't translate to success at the polls.  —  Romney raised $85.9 million in the period from October 18 to November 26, the campaign announced Thursday.
Discussion: CNN
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Marco Rubio Says Homosexuality Is A Sin — But Not In A Judgmental Way
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Bush's White House Press Secretary Tells Female Victims Of Violence: ‘Make Better Decisions’  —  Bush White House Press Secretary-turned-Fox News host Dana Perino asserted Wednesday night that women who are victims of violence should “make better decisions” to avoid being hurt.
Discussion: Truthdig
Patrick Poole / The PJ Tatler:
Arizona Bomber Had Citizenship Rejected by Homeland Security for ‘Terrorism-Related Activity’  —  Back on Sunday I broke the news here at PJ Media of the arrest of Abdullatif Aldosary in connection with the bombing of a Social Security Administration office in Casa Grande, Arizona, last Friday morning.
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Steve Stout / Tucson News Now:
Gosar questions how bomb suspect was allowed to live in AZ
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Rick Ungar / Forbes:
Papa John's, Applebee's And Others Pay Huge Price For Anti-Obamacare Politicking  —  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)  —  It turns out that being a good corporate citizen is as important to selling pizzas as the thinness of the crust or the quality of the cheese.
WILX-TV:
UPDATED INFORMATION: Protesters Pepper Sprayed, Arrested At Capitol  —  At least four people were arrested inside the state Capitol, amidst noisy protests against expected Right to Work legislation.  —  Michigan State Police Inspector Gene Adamczyk said that protesters tried to rush …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Crooks and Liars
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Detroit Free Press:
LANSING — There was chaos and high emotion at the Capitol today after Gov. Rick Snyder …
James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
10 charts showing America's stunning entitlements explosion  —  AEI scholar Nick Eberstadt's latest book, A Nation of Takers, provides a sobering analysis of the entitlements explosion and its effect on the American economy and culture.  —  It's a reminder that without significant …
Discussion: Hot Air and Sister Toldjah
Wall Street Journal:
Rivkin and Casey: The Opening for a Fresh ObamaCare Challenge  —  By defining the mandate as a tax, one that will not be uniformly applied, the Supreme Court ran afoul of the Constitution.  —  ObamaCare is being implemented, having been upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court in June …
Lawrence Lessig / The Atlantic Online:
Why a Democratic Tea Party Is the Best Hope for Fixing Corrupt Government  —  The solution must come from the grassroots — it can't be imposed from above by reform-minded members of Congress.  —  Reuters  —  At a talk at UCLA last month, I said that America's growing anti-corruption movement needs to think big, not puny.
Ronnie Polidoro / Rock Center with Brian Williams:
Apple CEO Tim Cook announces plans to manufacture Mac computers in USA  —  In an exclusive interview with Brian Williams airing tonight at 10pm/9c on NBC's “Rock Center,” Apple CEO Tim Cook announced one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the United States next year.
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Josh Tyrangiel / Business Week:
Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Republican Anti-Tax Maginot Line  —  circa 1939: A French officer points in the direction of Berlin, from a fort on the Maginot Line.  —  The remarkable crack-up of the Republican Party's two-decade wall of unyielding anti-tax absolutism has resulted from a combination of circumstances …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama lights National Christmas Tree in 90-year-old holiday tradition  —  President Obama lit the National Christmas Tree on Thursday evening, commemorating the 90th anniversary of the annual holiday tradition.  —  The president was welcomed onto the stage by television star Neil Patrick Harris …
Discussion: Politico
Patrick Gavin / Reuters:
Clint Eastwood's act was ‘bad’, Stuart Stevens says  —  “To the degree that it was a distraction, it was bad.”  —  That's the review by former Mitt Romney campaign adviser Stuart Stevens about actor Clint Eastwood's controversial performance at this summer's Republican National Convention.
Discussion: his vorpal sword and CNN
Associated Press:
Christie Reunites With Obama at White House  —  New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie reunited with President Barack Obama on Thursday for the first time since the pair teamed up in response to Superstorm Sandy.  —  Christie made an unannounced visit to the White House …
Discussion: CNN
Hamed Aleaziz / ThinkProgress:
Muslim-American Group To GOP: Stop Treating Us So Poorly  —  The Council On American-Islamic Relations placed an open letter yesterday in the conservative Washington Times newspaper imploring Republicans to move away from the Islamophobic stance that has taken hold of the party.
Andrew J. Hawkins / mycrains.crainsnewyork.com:
MSNBC's Hayes isn't through with Cuomo  —  For the past two weeks, MSNBC host Chris Hayes has made his disdain of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to abandon the state Senate Democrats a prominent feature of his widely watched weekend morning political talk show.  —  And there's more to come.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Looking ahead to 2016  —  PPP's newest national poll finds Marco Rubio as the early choice of Republicans for 2016.  18% would like him to be their nominee to 14% for Chris Christie, 12% for Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan, 11% for Mike Huckabee, 8% for Condoleezza Rice, 7% each for Sarah Palin and Rand Paul, and 4% for Rick Santorum.
 
 
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
A free-trade agreement with Europe?
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Dan Rafter / hrc.org:
Top Anti-Marriage Donor in Maryland is Active in White Supremacist, Secessionist Causes
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Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Same-Sex Couples In Washington State Begin Obtaining Marriage Licenses
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Washington Post Plans a Paywall
CNN:
TRENDING: Eva Longoria lands inauguration role
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Bill Clinton: 'Don't get too disgusted' by ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations
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Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Kirk to return to Senate on Jan. 3
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
Bewitched by Obama  —  Even Jonathan Swift, who said that promises …
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Becky Iannotta / Air Force Times:
Air Force-wide inspections begin today
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Alex Hern / New Statesman:
FT loses its motherloving mind with ill-advised rap-themed front page opinion piece
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
‘Voter Suppression,’ Debunked
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
FOX'S CORRESPONDENT ON FRONT LINES WITH OBAMA
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