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12:55 PM ET, December 13, 2012

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Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
Corker introduces bill trading nearly $1T in entitlement cuts for debt-ceiling hike  —  Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) introduced a bill Wednesday to trade nearly $1 trillion in entitlement savings for an equal hike in the debt ceiling.  —  Corker said the Dollar For Dollar Act would include $937 billion …
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
Fixing the tax code at the cliff's edge  —  If you have worked hard for five decades, made pots of money and now want to squander it all in Las Vegas on wine, women and baccarat, go ahead.  If, however, you harbor the antisocial desire — stigmatized as such by America's judgmental tax code …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Republicans Can't Propose Spending Cuts
First Read:
NBC/WSJ poll: Public wants compromise to avoid fiscal cliff  —  Fiscal cliff talks have stalled as ‘serious differences’ remain between both parties - and according to the latest NBC/WSJ poll the public wants an agreement, soon.  Although both sides are still discussing ways to avoid the fiscal cliff …
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First Thoughts: GOP goes off the image cliff
Politico:
Joe Biden waits on sidelines
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
‘The a—hole factor’  —  Back-bench freshmen Justin Amash, Tim Huelskamp and David Schweikert are gaining martyr status among conservative activists after they were “purged” from House committees for what they say is a matter of sticking to their principles on tough votes.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Reuters:
Insight: How Republicans engineered a blow to Michigan's powerful unions  —  (Reuters) - As a trained aerospace engineer, Patrick Colbeck applied his penchant for data analysis and “systematic approach” to his new job in early 2011: a Michigan state senator, recently elected and keen to create jobs in the faded industrial powerhouse.
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Washington Post:
Groups vow to push ‘right to work’ in other states
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Joe Lieberman's sad send-off  —  It was a lonely farewell for Joe Lieberman.  —  When the senior senator from Connecticut stood to give his parting address Wednesday afternoon, just one of his colleagues, Delaware Democrat Tom Carper, was with him on the Senate floor.
Capital Flows / Forbes:
Harvard, Legendary Home Of Harvard Lampoon, Strangles Campus Satire  —  Harvard University should be no stranger to satire.  Home of the famous Harvard Lampoon, ("lampoon" means satire), the school is indirectly responsible for modern exercises in satire and parody like National Lampoon's Vacation …
Discussion: Althouse
Michael Kinsley / Bloomberg:
The Conservative Case for Right-to-Work Laws  —  The enactment of a so-called right- to-work law by the state of Michigan this week is indeed, as the news media have described it, a blow against the union movement.  Michigan, of all places.  But it is also a blow against fairness and common sense.
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Obama ‘May Decide To Go Blow Up Small Countries’ For Fun, Norquist Predicts … Although a growing number Republicans are distancing themselves from the Americans for Tax Reform anti-tax pledge, Grover Norquist is confident that Congressional Republicans will force massive cuts to government programs …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
Where big GOP bucks could matter  —  Mitt Romney and the GOP lost, but it wasn't for lack of money.  They spent a lot; they just didn't get enough bang for the buck.  —  Billionaire Sheldon Adelson alone donated $150 million.  But Romney lost anyway, especially among unmarried women.
Discussion: Hot Air
Lee Stranahan / BREITBART.COM:
LANSING UNION ATTACK VICTIM: ASSAILANT WORE GUY FAWKES-LIKE ‘DEVIL MASK’  —  Local Lansing Michigan hot dog vendor Clint Tarver was catering for Americans For Prosperity during the right-to-work demonstrations at the State Capitol on Tuesday, when two men rushed into the tent.
Chad Terhune / Los Angeles Times:
Blue Shield of California seeks rate hikes up to 20%  —  In filings with state regulators, Blue Shield is seeking an average rate increase of 12% for more than 300,000 customers.  Consumer advocates say the firm should use its reserves to hold down rates.  —  Health insurer Blue Shield …
Kelly Conniff / TIME:
And the Winner of TIME's Person of the Year Reader Poll Is...  Kim Jong Un is having a good year.  After taking over the leadership of North Korea from his late father Kim Jong Il, at the end of 2011, he's solidified his control over the country, appeared on TIME's cover and he was even named …
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Jeff Merkley Circulates ‘Talking Filibuster’ Reform Proposal … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  U.S. Senate, U.S. Senate, Video, Jeff Merkley, Jeff Merkley Talking Filibuster, Filibuster, Filibuster Reform, Harry Reid Filibuster, Harry Reid Filibuster Reform, Jeff Merkley Filibuster Reform …
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
ELECTION OVER, ADMINISTRATION UNLEASHES NEW RULES  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — While the “fiscal cliff” of looming tax increases and spending cuts dominates political conversation in Washington, some Republicans and business groups see signs of a “regulatory cliff” that they say could be just as damaging to the economy.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
As Fiscal Cliff Nears, Democrats Have Public Opinion on Their Side  —  Record Number Sees Country as More Politically Divided  —  OVERVIEW  —  The Democrats are in a strong position with the public as they engage in negotiations to find a solution to the fiscal cliff crisis.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and WUTC
Andrew Shain / The State:
SC governor: Experience not required for DeMint's Senate seat  —  COLUMBIA, SC — Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that political experience is not a requirement for the successor to resigning U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.  —  Haley will name that successor, and two of the governor's five reported finalists …
Telegraph:
Google's tax avoidance is called ‘capitalism’, says chairman Eric Schmidt  —  Google chairman Eric Schmidt has insisted that he is “very proud” of the company's tax structure, and said that measures to lower its payments were just “capitalism”.  —  Mr Schmidt's comments risk inflaming the row …
Paul Krugman:
Lost Decade Watch  —  Along with its new policy pronouncement, the Fed released its economic projections (pdf).  What struck me is that the Fed expects the unemployment rate to be well above its long-run level even in the fourth quarter of 2015, which is as far as its projections go.
Ben Geman / The Hill:
GOP's Solyndra point man says Romney dropped ball  —  Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the lead GOP investigator of the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, said failed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney should have done more to capitalize on the collapse of the White House-backed panel manufacturer.
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens  —  Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal.  Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime.
New York Times:
Solar Panels for Every Home  —  WE don't think much about pitch pine poles until storms like Hurricane Sandy litter our landscape with their splintered corpses and arcing power lines.  Crews from as far away as California and Quebec have worked feverishly to repair or replace those poles …
Discussion: DealBook
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
Standing and Delivering  —  Is it heretical of me, or merely quirky, to find myself nearly as fascinated by the procedural game the Supreme Court is playing in the same-sex marriage cases as I am by the underlying merits of the two appeals the court has agreed to decide?
 
 
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