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7:35 AM ET, December 10, 2012

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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  —  WASHINGTON — Life moves fast these days, and so does the law.  —  In the civil rights era, the Supreme Court waited decades to weigh in on interracial marriage.  On Friday, by contrast, the court did not hesitate to jump …
Discussion: The Reaction
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 and Althouse
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.
Washington Post:
Time running out on ‘fiscal cliff’ deal  —  The contours of a deal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff are becoming increasingly clear.  But progress has been slow, and time is running out for leaders to seal an agreement and sell it to restless lawmakers who so far have been given little information.
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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 …
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Cole: Take Obama's offer to gain tax cuts for ‘98 percent’
Discussion: CNN
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.
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
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 …
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: Townhall.com and Hot Air
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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.
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: Weasel Zippers, Lawfare and Jihad Watch
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Hot Air Trial Ballooning  —  This comment strikes me as a little bit hard to take at face value: … I have a sneaking feeling that Durbin is throwing up a smokescreen there (or he's been smoking some of that special Alan Simpson sensimilla.)  He must know that the argument is that Obamacare …
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Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Top Senate Democrat Rejects Raising Medicare Eligibility Age
Discussion: Wonkblog
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
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
 
 
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