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11:35 AM ET, December 9, 2012

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Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
White House could protect middle class from looming tax hikes  —  The White House has the power to temporarily protect taxpayers from middle-class tax hikes even as upper income rates rise if Congress does nothing and all of the Bush-era tax rates expire in January.
Discussion: Instapundit
Tia Ghose / The Huffington Post:
Volcanoes, Not Meteorite, Killed Dinosaurs, New Study Suggests … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Dinosaur Death, Dinosaur Extinction, Dinosaurs Asteroid, Dinosaurs Deccan Traps, Dinosaurs India, Dinosaurs Lava, Dinosaurs Volcano, Volcanic Activity Dinosaurs, Volcanoes Killed Dinosaurs, What Killed Dinosaurs, Science News
Paul Alster / Fox News:
How close did Israel just come to its own Cuban missile crisis?  —  Nov. 17, 2012: Explosion and smoke rise following an Israeli strike in Gaza, seen from the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel.AP  —  HAIFA, ISRAEL - Hundreds of Iranian-made, long-range missiles already smuggled …
Adam Levy / CNN:
Lagarde: ‘Zero’ U.S. growth without a deal  —  Washington (CNN) — The head of the International Monetary Fund warned that the American economy won't grow next year without a deal on the fiscal cliff.  —  Chistine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, spoke to CNN's Candy Crowley on …
Discussion: Politico
Janet Morrissey / New York Times:
Big Money Bets on a Housing Rebound  —  DAVID N. MILLER, a master of bailouts, steps to the dais and coolly explains how the financial world went crazy.  —  It is February 2010.  The anger behind Occupy Wall Street is building.  Flicking through slides, Mr. Miller, a Treasury official working …
Discussion: naked capitalism
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
Clinton's Countless Choices Hinge on One: 2016  —  You're one of the most famous women on earth, and you're jobless for the first time in decades.  You'd like to make money, but you don't want to rule out running for president.  So what do you do all day?  —  Right now, aides and friends say …
Washington Post:
Egyptian opposition remains defiant after Morsi annuls decree  —  CAIRO — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi early Sunday annulled most of an extraordinary Nov. 22 decree that gave him near-absolute power and has plunged this nation into a deeply divisive political crisis.
Kyle Balluck / Ballot Box:
Boustany Jr. tops Landry in La. runoff  —  Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (La.) defeated fellow Republican Rep. Jeff Landry late Saturday in a runoff, according to the Associated Press, bringing the last outstanding House race of the 2012 cycle to a close.  —  With 85 percent of the precincts reporting …
Discussion: Politico
Toby Helm / Guardian:
Ed Miliband to wage war on George Osborne over benefit cuts  —  Labour set for Commons showdown as church leaders and charities protest at assault on welfare  —  Ed Miliband is to put Labour at the head of a national revolt to kill off the chancellor's latest benefit cuts as church leaders …
Discussion: Spectator
Patrick Hennessy / Telegraph:
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove join new Tory campaign group to push for same-sex marriage  —  Senior Conservatives today launch a new group which will campaign strongly for same-sex couples to be allowed to get married in church - in defiance of their party's traditionalists.
Discussion: Guardian, BBC and Towleroad News #gay
Dan Froomkin / The Huffington Post:
How the Mainstream Press Bungled the Single Biggest Story of the 2012 Campaign … Elections 2012 , Thomas Mann , Elite Political Press , Fact Checking , Lies , Msm , Norman Ornstein , Political Coverage , Media News  —  Post-mortems of contemporary election coverage typically include regrets …
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Sanders: GOP Senate obstructionism ‘undemocratic’ and ‘unAmerican’  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed Republican obstructionism in the Senate as “undemocratic” and “unAmerican” and urged filibuster reform after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked his own bill earlier this week.
Discussion: The Impolitic
 
 
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The White House:
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Fiona Harvey / Guardian:
UN climate change talks in deadlock
Discussion: Mother Jones and Truthdig
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Team Outlines Donor Packages for Inauguration
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
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