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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 …
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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 …
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.
Detroit Free Press:
Daimler to announce $100 million investment during Obama visit today
James Hohmann / Politico:
Battleground Poll: Most back path to citizenship
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Armey: Boehner has ‘toughest job’ in Washington
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
Time running out on ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
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.
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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
Byron Tau / Politico:
Intelligence community: U.S. out as sole superpower by 2030  —  A new report by the intelligence community projects that the United States will no longer be the world's only superpower by 2030.  —  “In terms of the indices of overall power - GDP, population size, military spending …
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Thom Shanker / New York Times:
U.S. Study Sees China as No. 1 Economy by 2030
Detroit Free Press:
READ THE BILLS:  —  The Michigan Nurses Association announced a 10:30 a.m. demonstration at which some of its members will appear on the Capitol steps with duct tape over their mouths.  —  “This politically motivated legislation will only give corporations and CEOs more power to silence workers …
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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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.
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.
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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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
The Boston Globe:
As a watchdog, she spoke out.  But in the Senate, the establishment critic is showing restraint.  —  Elizabeth Warren is resigning the tenured post at Harvard Law School that took her 30 years to achieve.  She has met privately with her former opponent, Scott Brown, who addressed her as professor instead of senator-elect.
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
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 …
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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