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5:05 PM ET, December 9, 2012

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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Paul Krugman riles fellow pundits  —  New York Times economics columnist Paul Krugman seems to be testing the patience of a couple of his fellow pundits on ABC's “This Week.”  —  Conservative commentator George Will and former White House aide Mary Matalin both directed pointed remarks …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Business Insider
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George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
George Will: ‘Quite Literally, The Opposition to Gay Marriage Is Dying’  —  While Supreme Court watchers ponder how justices will come down in the debate over gay marriage, ABC's George Will said Sunday on ABC News “This Week” it's clear where public opinion is headed.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and ABCNEWS
James Hohmann / Politico:
Poll: Plurality supports gay marriage  —  A plurality of Americans supports gay marriage.  —  A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll found 40 percent of those surveyed said that same-sex couples should be able to be legally married.  Thirty percent thought same-sex couples …
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Lawrence O'Donnell Confronts Gingrich: Asks Him To Apologize For Predicting Clinton Tax Increases Would Lead To Downturn  —  On Sunday, during an appearance on Meet The Press, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell confronted Newt Gingrich for falsely predicting in 1993 that the economy would suffer …
Carlos Osorio / Detroit Free Press:
A failure of leadership: Snyder's about-face on right-to-work betrays voters  —  Two years ago, a newly elected Rick Snyder told the Free Press editorial board he was determined to be a new kind of governor — a pragmatist focused like a laser on initiatives that promised to raise standards of living for all Michiganders.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE, emptywheel and Alternet
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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Top Michigan Newspaper Turns On Snyder: Slams Governor For Sneaking Through Anti-Union ‘Right-To-Work’ Legislation  —  The Detroit Free-Press, which endorsed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) in his 2010 campaign and has generally supported him since, blasted his decision to ram through a union-busting …
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Sen. Corker open to higher tax rates as part of deficit-cutting deal  —  Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Sunday joined a growing chorus of Republicans who are open to higher tax rates for the richest Americans as part of a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”  —  Corker, a member of the Senate …
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Tax Arithmetic Shows Top Rate Is Just a Starter
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Daily Kos
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
White House could protect middle class from tax hikes if deficit talks falter  —  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: Hot Air and Instapundit
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Cole: Take Obama's offer to gain tax cuts for ‘98 percent’
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Top Senate Democrat Rejects Raising Medicare Eligibility Age  —  As rumors swirl that Democrats may consider raising the Medicare eligibility age to reach a deal before the looming “fiscal cliff,” a top Senate Democrat expressed opposition to that option Sunday.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Wonkblog
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Years of Senator DeMint  —  IN November 2008, just after John McCain was routed by Barack Obama, Jim DeMint addressed a Myrtle Beach conference on the future of the Republican Party.  The first-term South Carolina senator was there to reassure his audience: Republicans might have lost an election …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and INSTAPUTZ
Tia Ghose / The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: Mock, Paper, Scissors
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
Discussion: BBC, Towleroad News #gay and Guardian
 
 
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Newark Mayor Booker considering runs for governor, Senate
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Dan Mitchell / International Liberty:
The Link Between High Tax Rates and Corruption
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U.S. Senator Protests Climate Talks With Activist Who Believes The UN Is The Anti-Christ
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Adam Levy / CNN:
Lagarde: ‘Zero’ U.S. growth without a deal
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Toby Helm / Guardian:
Ed Miliband to wage war on George Osborne over benefit cuts
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Janet Morrissey / New York Times:
Big Money Bets on a Housing Rebound
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