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11:50 AM ET, December 10, 2012

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Wall Street Journal:
The Republican Tax Panic  —  The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.  —  If any Republicans thought that President Obama would respond with magnanimity in victory, they now know better.  He is determined to rout them on taxes, give as a little as possible on spending …
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James Hohmann / Politico:
Battleground Poll: Hike taxes on rich  —  An American appetite for tax hikes gives President Barack Obama leverage in fiscal cliff negotiations.  —  A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that 60 percent of respondents support raising taxes on households that earn …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and msnbc.com
Politico:
Options narrow to avert fiscal cliff  —  Time is running short — and so are the options available to avert the fiscal cliff.  —  President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) have just 21 days to resolve their differences over how to handle more than $500 billion in expiring tax rates and steep spending cuts.
James Hohmann / Politico:
Battleground Poll: Most back path to citizenship  —  Americans want amnesty.  —  A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground poll finds that 62 percent of those surveyed support an immigration reform proposal that would allow illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship over a period of several years.
Washington Post:
Time running out on ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Armey: Boehner has ‘toughest job’ in Washington
Discussion: Politico
The Caucus:
Obama and Boehner Talk Deficits at the White House
Discussion: msnbc.com and New York Times
Caitlin McDevitt / Associated Press:
Obama meets Psy  —  President Barack Obama and Psy shared the stage in Washington on Sunday but didn't dance “Gangnam Style” together.  —  Instead, the South Korean pop star, wearing a sparkly red top, shook hands with the president during the “Christmas in Washington” concert held at the National Building Museum.
Discussion: CNN
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Daily Mail:
The moment Obama shook hands with the rapper who sang ‘kill those f****** Yankees’: Outrage as Gangnam sensation Psy performs for President at charity concert  —  President Barack Obama has been pictured shaking hands with a South Korean rapper who sang about wanting to kill American soldiers.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Conservative Pundits: Accepting Same-Sex Marriage Is Common Sense  —  Republican political strategist Mary Matalin must have finally gotten the message that a growing number of Americans support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.  On ABC's This Week, as the show discussed …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Sidebar: Court Enters Same-Sex Fray With Uncharacteristic Speed
Discussion: The Week, USA Today and The Reaction
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court showdown expected over gay rights decisions
Discussion: Althouse and Advocate
vicpolicenews.com.au:
Police concerned with Apple iOS 6 mapping system  —  Mildura Police are urging motorists to be careful when relying on the mapping system on the Apple i-phones operating on the iOS 6 system after a number of motorists were directed off the beaten track in recent weeks.
Qadir Sediqi / CNN:
U.S. Navy SEAL killed in operation to rescue American doctor in Afghanistan  —  Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — An elite U.S. special forces team rescued an American doctor who had been abducted in Afghanistan, but lost one of their own members in the mission, officials said.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Robots and Robber Barons  —  The American economy is still, by most measures, deeply depressed.  But corporate profits are at a record high.  How is that possible?  It's simple: profits have surged as a share of national income, while wages and other labor compensation are down.
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Obama Expected To Weigh In On Michigan Right-To-Work Battle In Detroit Speech … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Barack Obama , Barack Obama , Video, Barack Obama Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder, Obama Michigan, Obama Right To Work, Rick Snyder, Rick Snyder Right To Work, Michigan, Michigan Right To Work …
Discussion: The Plum Line and The Daily Caller
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Detroit Free Press:
Daimler to announce $100 million investment during Obama visit today
CEPR:
The Nonsense About a Demographic Crisis  —  One of themes that recurs endlessly in news coverage is that the United States and other countries face a disastrous threat to their living standards as a result of a falling ratio of workers to retirees.  This is one that can be easily dismissed with some simple arithmetic.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hullabaloo
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Newark Mayor Booker: Gov. Christie is ‘vulnerable’  —  The high-profile Democrat aspires to statewide office.  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  9:40AM EST December 10.  2012 - Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he'll decide in two weeks whether he'll run for New Jersey governor or U.S. Senate.
Discussion: The Agonist
BBC:
Egypt crisis: Morsi gives army arrest powers before vote  —  The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil says Egypt has become a visibly divided country  —  Egypt's President Morsi has ordered the military to maintain security and protect state institutions in the run-up to a referendum on the constitution.
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Matt Bradley / Wall Street Journal:
Egypt Leader Fails to Blunt Opposition
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
msnbc.com:
December 9: Durbin, McCarthy, Gingrich, Goldman, Cooper, Woodward and O'Donnell  —  December 9: Dick Durbin, Kevin McCarthy, Newt Gingrich, Julianna Goldman, Helene Cooper, Bob Woodward and Lawrence O'Donnell  —  Below:  —  MR. DAVID GREGORY: This morning on MEET THE PRESS, time running out to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Detroit Free Press:
READ THE BILLS:  —  The Michigan Nurses Association announced …
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The Boston Globe:
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
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