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10:45 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 …
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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.
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court showdown expected over gay rights decisions  —  Conservative giants Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia are likely to be on opposing sides when the justices rule on marriage and federal benefits.  —  Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is a libertarian conservative who believes …
Discussion: Advocate, Althouse and New York Times
George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
Sen. Tom Coburn: I'm Willing to Accept Tax Increases  —  Republican Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) told me Sunday on ABC News' “This Week” that he is willing to accept tax rate increases as a component of a fiscal cliff deal, as long as Democrats put “significant entitlement reform” on the table.
Discussion: The Fix, Hot Air and New York Magazine
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ABCNEWS:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Two Powerhouse Roundtables
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Sen. Corker open to higher tax rates as part of deficit-cutting deal
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and CNN
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Cole: Take Obama's offer to gain tax cuts for ‘98 percent’
Discussion: CNN
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
Discussion: Hot Air and 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 …
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George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
James Carville: 90% of Dems Want Hillary Clinton  —  Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's decision about whether to run for president in 2016 will be key to the makeup of the Democratic and Republican fields in 2016, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd told me Sunday on ABC News' “This Week”.
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
Matt Bradley / Wall Street Journal:
Egypt Leader Fails to Blunt Opposition  —  CAIRO — Egypt's opposition on Sunday called for more protests against President Mohammed Morsi, seeking to keep up the momentum of its two-week long street campaign even after the Egyptian leader withdrew part of a decree that awarded him near-absolute power.
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Washington Post:
Egyptian opposition remains defiant after Morsi annuls decree
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.
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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Top Michigan Newspaper Turns On Snyder: Slams Governor For Sneaking Through Anti-Union ‘Right-To-Work’ Legislation
Tim Marshall / Sky News:
Syria: Rebel Prisoners On Their Religious War  —  Interviewing people who, under different circumstances, might kill you is a strange experience.  —  To the soundtrack of multiple rocket launchers and small arms fire, I met six men who the Syrian authorities told us were jihadist rebel fighters captured by the army.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
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New York Times:
Syria Rebels Tied to Al Qaeda Play Key Role in War
Discussion: Lawfare and Jihad Watch
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
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Jonathan Bernstein / Salon:
Will the GOP ever get serious?
msdev.org:
MORNING STAR STAFF FREED FROM CAPTIVITY IN AFGHANISTAN!  —  At approximately 4:30pm MST on December 8, 2012, Morning Star Development confirmed that the third and final member of a Morning Star staff team had been freed from captivity after being kidnapped at about 3:30pm local (Afghanistan) time on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
 
 
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
New Taxes to Take Effect to Fund Health Care Law
Discussion: Vodkapundit
Roque Planas / The Huffington Post:
Ann Coulter Attacks Latinos In Column, As Conservatives Seek To Reach Out To Hispanic Voters
Associated Press:
Mitt Romney attends Pacquiao-Marquez fight
James Hohmann / Politico:
Poll: Plurality supports gay marriage
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Top Senate Democrat Rejects Raising Medicare Eligibility Age
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Wonkblog
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Newark Mayor Booker considering runs for governor, Senate
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
For the first time, same-sex couples wed in Wash. state
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Dan Mitchell / International Liberty:
The Link Between High Tax Rates and Corruption
Discussion: Hot Air
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
U.S. Senator Protests Climate Talks With Activist Who Believes The UN Is The Anti-Christ
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Flanking Maneuvers  —  I've been meaning to bring up the following …
Adam Levy / CNN:
Lagarde: ‘Zero’ U.S. growth without a deal
Toby Helm / Guardian:
Ed Miliband to wage war on George Osborne over benefit cuts
Discussion: Spectator and BBC
Tia Ghose / The Huffington Post:
Volcanoes, Not Meteorite, Killed Dinosaurs, New Study Suggests
Discussion: Mock, Paper, Scissors
Janet Morrissey / New York Times:
Big Money Bets on a Housing Rebound
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