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11:05 AM ET, December 7, 2012

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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.
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Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
History Favors a 2014 GOP Comeback  —  It's hard to pick up any publication or watch any television program oriented toward politics and not be reminded of the problems facing the Republican Party.  Republicans have now lost the popular vote for president in five of the past six presidential elections.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
Democrats watch in awe as McConnell filibusters himself
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Administration Weighs Legal Action Against States That Legalized Marijuana Use  —  WASHINGTON — Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter-approved initiatives to legalize the recreational use …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Axelrod slashes his mustache  —  Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod shaved his mustache on national television Friday to settle a bet.  —  Axelrod fulfilled the bet with MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-cost Joe Scarborough to raise over $1 million toward epilepsy research.
Discussion: Politico and New York Magazine
Steve Kornacki / Salon:
What Jim DeMint figured out  —  In today's Republican universe, there's less of a relationship than ever between holding office and holding power  —  It says something about the state of the conservative movement and the Republican Party that Jim DeMint's power won't wane at all - and …
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Republican Glasnost  —  Senator Marco Rubio won …
Bill McBride / Calculated Risk:
November Employment Report: 146,000 Jobs, 7.7% Unemployment Rate  —  From the BLS: … Click on graph for larger image.  —  There was uncertainty about this report because of Hurricane Sandy.  —  The headline number was above expectations of 80,000, but both September and October payroll growth was revised down.
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Annalyn Kurtz / CNNMoney.com:
Unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2008  —  Modest hiring continued in November and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly four years, according to a report released Friday.  —  The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
The Republican crisis  —  Party of ‘eat your veggies’  —  If you want to know why Republicans and conservatives are in a political crisis, you need only consider the fact that the Right's deeply held view now boils down to this: Taxes should not go up on the wealthy, and your health benefits should be cut.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Betsy's Page
Paul Krugman:
Why People Are Confused About the Fiscal Cliff  —  Dean Baker catches the Washington Post running a Q&A under this banner:  —  OK, if there's one thing the fiscal cliff confrontation isn't, it's a “debt crisis”.  The problem — a political standoff that may lead to damaging austerity …
Discussion: Eschaton
Politico:
Barack Obama, Mitt Romney both topped $1 billion in 2012  —  Obama: $1.123 billion vs. Romney: $1.019 billion.  —  That's the final fundraising tally in the most expensive presidential election ever, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission by the rival campaigns and party committees.
Discussion: Think Tanked, The Week and Truthdig
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Kevin Bohn / CNN:
Adelsons donate $33 million to GOP super PACs in closing days
Discussion: Reuters and Politico
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney campaign raised $85.9M in final weeks
Discussion: CNN
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post reportedly considering adding a paywall in 2013  —  The Washington Post will probably start charging online readers for access to newspaper articles in the middle of next year, a person familiar with the plans said.  —  Long reluctant to charge for online content …
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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
Wall Street Journal:
Google Nearer to Selling Motorola Set-Top Line  —  Google Inc. is wrapping up an auction of Motorola's set-top box business, according to people involved in the deal, as it continues downsizing the hardware unit.  —  The Mountain View, Calif., company had set a deadline of Friday for the last round of bids …
Discussion: The Verge
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Minority Senators Say Independent Democratic Conference Robs Them  —  New York is one of the most diverse states in the nation, with 3.5 million Hispanics, 2.8 million blacks and 1.5 million Asians.  More than 40 percent of its residents are minorities.  —  Yet all of its statewide elected officials are white politicians.
Discussion: Capital New York
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Andrew J. Hawkins / mycrains.crainsnewyork.com:
MSNBC's Hayes isn't through with Cuomo
New York Times:
Syria's Chemical Weapons Moves Lead U.S. to Be Flexible  —  WASHINGTON — When President Obama first warned Syria's leader, President Bashar al-Assad, that even making moves toward using chemical weapons would cross a “red line” that might force the United States to drop its reluctance …
Discussion: Quartz, Hot Air and Via Meadia
New York Times:
The Baby Boom Bump  —  CONVENTIONAL wisdom calls the 2012 presidential race the “demographic election,” attributing President Obama's victory in large part to his commanding advantage among rapidly growing groups like Latinos and millennials.  —  But if demographics is destiny in politics, it is even more true for policy.
Discussion: National Review and News Desk
Jason Millman / Politico:
Chris Christie nixes state-run insurance exchange  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rejected a state-run health insurance exchange Thursday, paving the way for the federal government to step in and run one.  —  Christie — who was in Washington on Thursday pushing for Hurricane Sandy aid …
Peter Schiff / Wall Street Journal:
The Fantasy of a 91% Top Income Tax Rate  —  A liberal article of faith that confiscatory taxes fed the postwar boom turns out to be an Edsel of an economic idea.  —  Democratic Party leaders, President Obama in particular, are forever telling the country that wealthy Americans are taxed at too low a rate and pay too little in taxes.
Discussion: Mediaite
Jennifer Martinez / The Hill:
FCC to FAA: Allow ‘greater use’ of electronic devices during flights  —  The head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday pushed for wider in-flight use of electronic portable devices during airplane flights.  —  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski called …
Discussion: Engadget, The Verge, NYT Bits and TechCrunch
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Staffer axed by Republican group over retracted copyright-reform memo  —  Big Content doesn't like the GOP advocating for copyright changes.  —  The Republican Study Committee, a caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives, has told staffer Derek Khanna that he will be out of a job when Congress re-convenes in January.
Dennis Jacobe / Gallup:
U.S. Small-Business Owners' Hiring Intentions Plunge  —  Net hiring over the past 12 months declined to -12, down from -7 in July  —  PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. small-business owners expect to add fewer net new jobs over the next 12 months than at any time since the depths of the 2008-2009 recession …
 
 
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