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12:15 PM ET, December 9, 2012

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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
Discussion: Mock, Paper, Scissors
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
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 …
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
For the first time, same-sex couples wed in Wash. state  —  In the Nov. 6 election, Washington, Maine and Maryland became the first states to allow same-sex couples to marry by popular vote.  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  10:33AM EST December 9.  2012 - SEATTLE — Emily cried …
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Patrick Hennessy / Telegraph:
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove join new Tory campaign group to push for same-sex marriage
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Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
U.S. Senator Protests Climate Talks With Activist Who Believes The UN Is The Anti-Christ  —  Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), the lead Republican on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a climate-denial press conference at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on Thursday.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Cole: Take Obama's offer to gain tax cuts for ‘98 percent’  —  Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said Sunday that House Republicans should agree to extending tax cuts for the majority of U.S. taxpayers.  —  Speaking on CNN's “State of the Union,” Cole continued to champion his case …
Discussion: CNN
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
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.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Flanking Maneuvers  —  I've been meaning to bring up the following New York Times graphic since it was published last month, as it shows that Republicans are at their highest level of control of state governments in 60 years.  Not bad for a party supposedly in deep trouble and on death's door.
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
 
 
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Dan Mitchell / International Liberty:
The Link Between High Tax Rates and Corruption
James Joyner / Outside the Beltway:
Pennsylvania Considers Electoral College Reform
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Kyle Balluck / Ballot Box:
Boustany Jr. tops Landry in La. runoff
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The White House:
WEEKLY ADDRESS: Congress Must Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Sanders: GOP Senate obstructionism ‘undemocratic’ and ‘unAmerican’
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Fiona Harvey / Guardian:
UN climate change talks in deadlock
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