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9:50 AM ET, December 12, 2012

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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Obama Expects GOP Tax Cave  —  As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the year.  —  “I'm pretty confident that Republicans …
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
The GOP's dangerous debt-ceiling gamble  —  The fiscal cliff negotiations have picked up again.  Last week, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner were hardly talking, and neither were their staffs.  This week, Obama and Boehner are speaking often, and, perhaps more importantly, their staffs are speaking constantly.
New York Times:
Questions on Whether Boehner Could Sell a Deal to G.O.P.  —  WASHINGTON — With negotiations quickening on Tuesday to prevent a year-end fiscal crisis, White House officials once again are confronting a vexing question: Can Speaker John A. Boehner deliver enough Republican votes …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Remembering Who You Are Dealing With  —  At TNR, Noam Scheiber …
Discussion: Mother Jones
The Week:
You have the right to not pay union dues  —  Labor groups should have to convince members that their goods and services are worth the price demanded — and not just take the money and run … The battle between unions and state governments continued this week — just as it has for the last two years …
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Monica Davey / New York Times:
Michigan Governor Signs Laws Limiting Unions
Discussion: ParaPundit and The Lede
Dana / The Dana Show:
Donors offers $$$ For Info Leading To Arrest Of Union Thug **UPDATED ONE THUG IDENTIFIED  —  **DONATION LINK HERE**  —  This is the guy who attacked DLRS contributor Steven Crowder:  —  Here is the video:  —  An anonymous donor has offered $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of this thug.
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emptywheel:
Breitbart Folks Appear to Fake Violence in Lansing  —  When I saw this video-claiming that a “violent mob” destroyed the tent the Koch brothers had paid for in front of the Michigan Capitol-I knew right away it was likely a false flag.  After all, Stranahan, James O'Keefe's buddy, first posted it.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
UNION THUG Who Beat Steven Crowder ID'ed - His Name Is Tony Camargo ...Update: Second Goon Identified  —  The union official who sucker punched Steven Crowder today in Michigan has been identified.  —  His name is Tony.  —  Tony Camargo  —  Union official Tony Camargo goes to work on Steven Crowder's face-
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
White House declines to condemn union violence in Michigan
Jason Koebler / US News:
Scientists May Have Finally Unlocked Puzzle of Why People Are Gay  —  Lesbians get it from fathers, gay men from mothers?  —  Scientists may have finally solved the puzzle of what makes a person gay, and how it is passed from parents to their children.  —  A group of scientists suggested Tuesday …
Discussion: Mediaite and Hullabaloo
Reuters:
North Korea's new leader burnishes credentials with rocket  —  (Reuters) - North Korea successfully launched a rocket on Wednesday, boosting the credentials of its new leader and stepping up the threat the isolated and impoverished state poses to its opponents.
Discussion: norad.mil, Hot Air and The Verge
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ABCNEWS:
White House: NKorea Launch ‘Highly Provocative’
Discussion: Politico and Towleroad News #gay
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Democrats urge delay for ‘job-killing’ Obamacare tax  —  Sixteen Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that one of its fundraising mechanisms, a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices scheduled to take effect January 1, be delayed.
Reginald Massey / Guardian:
Ravi Shankar obituary  —  Indian virtuoso who took the sitar to the world  —  Ravi Shankar, who has died aged 92 in San Diego, was the Indian maestro who put the sitar on the musical map.  George Harrison called him “the godfather of world music” and it was Shankar's vision that brought …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Obama Suggests Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Is On The Table In Fiscal Cliff Talks  —  President Obama didn't rule out raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 as part of a comprehensive package to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff,” during an interview with ABC News on Tuesday.
Discussion: Forbes and Prairie Weather
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Obama Wins Almost 50% Republicans on Tax Mandate in Poll  —  President Barack Obama won the public argument over taxes so decisively that almost half of Republicans now say he has an election mandate to raise rates on the rich.  —  Majorities of about 2-to-1 also read the election results …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Dave McKinney / Sun-Times Politics:
Appeals court overturns Illinois concealed carry law in gun rights victory  —  SPRINGFIELD - In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a divided federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois' Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry.
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Chicago Tribune:
Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Justice Scalia Defends Comparing Homosexuality To Murder … In a Princeton University speech Monday, Justice Antonin Scalia defended his opposition to LGBT equality and his previous comments equating homosexuality with murder and bestiality.  —  When asked by openly gay Princeton freshman Duncan Hosie …
New York Times:
Obama Says U.S. Will Recognize Rebels in Syria  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama said Tuesday that the United States would formally recognize a coalition of Syrian opposition groups as that country's legitimate representative, in an attempt to intensify the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad …
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Jill Dougherty / CNN:   Obama recognizes Syrian opposition coalition
Stephen Lacey / ThinkProgress:
U.S. Installs Record Amount Of Solar So Far In 2012: Analyst Calls It The ‘Opening Act’ For Q4 Boom  —  Almost exactly a year ago, during the height of the Solyndra hysteria, Mitt Romney made a rather odd statement about solar.  (Yes, we're still talking about Romney).
Discussion: Daily Kos
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Republicans question need for $60.4 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid  —  Republicans argued Tuesday that the Obama administration has not provided enough evidence that its $60.4 billion request in Hurricane Sandy aid is needed.  —  The GOP also argues Senate Democrats are rushing a bill to the floor.
Keith Hennessey:
A third option changes the negotiation  —  The conventional wisdom on the fiscal cliff is that there are two options: (1) an Obama-Boehner deal; or (2) no deal, in which case there is no legislation before the end of the year and we “go off the fiscal cliff.”
Discussion: Greg Mankiw's Blog
 
 
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NTU:
Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes Risk Economic Damage.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Increases Production and Expands Retail Distribution for Microsoft Surface With Windows RT
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
The World's Easiest Plan to Rescue Social Security
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Lesbian Wife Denied Membership To Military Spouses Group
David Weigel / Slate:
Why Peter Peterson and 20 years of anti-deficit campaigns have barely moved the needle.
CNN:
3 dead in Oregon mall shooting
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Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Rick Perry: Outlawing All Access To Abortion Is ‘My Goal’
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Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Former president Jimmy Carter OK with legalizing marijuana
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Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Bachmann: Obama wants to ‘Lift up the Islamists’ and Impose Sharia Law
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
There's Not A Single Spending Cut That Republican Voters Support
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Haley trails Sheheen, Graham getting stronger
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