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10:35 AM 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 …
Discussion: Hot Air
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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 …
Discussion: Power Line and Betsy's Page
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Republicans Can't Propose Spending Cuts  —  Math is hard.  —  “Where are the president's spending cuts?” asks John Boehner.  With Republicans coming to grips with their inability to stop taxes on the rich from rising, the center of the debate has turned to the expenditure side.
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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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Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Poll: Strike a Cliff Deal Now
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Amash: Boehner won't receive ‘much welcome’ in my district
Dana Bash / CNN:
Dem. source: GOP calling for permanent extension of cuts for wealthiest 2%
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
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
The Republican Bait-and-Switch  —  Michigan Governor Rick Snyder opens …
David Weigel / Slate:
Rick Snyder Didn't Want to Sign Right-to-Work Legislation Until He Signed It
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.
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.
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 …
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?
Discussion: Althouse and The Huffington Post
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Scalia blocks the aisle against gay marriage
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: FITSNews and Post Politics
Washington Post:
Rep. James Moran's son pleads guilty to assaulting girlfriend  —  The son of Rep. James P. Moran on Wednesday pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, admitting to a role in an alcohol-fueled incident outside a Northwest Washington nightspot this month.  —  Patrick B. Moran, 23 …
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Will Sommer / City Desk:
Rep. Jim Moran's Son Guilty of Beating Up His Girlfriend in Columbia Heights
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
A new play, an old problem of media bias  —  Roger L. Simon, former Hollywood screenwriter and now CEO of the conservative PJ Media, and his wife, Sheryl Longin, have written a new play with an unlikely subject, the journalist fraud perpetrated by Walter Duranty of the New York Times …
U.S. Census Bureau News:
U.S. Census Bureau Projections Show a Slower Growing, Older, More Diverse Nation a Half Century from Now  —  The U.S. population will be considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060, according to projections released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Aaron / Senate Democrats:
Committee Assignments For 113th Congress Approved By Democratic Steering Committee … Reid: Assignments “Will Allow All Members Of Our Caucus To Bring Their Unique Talents And Expertise To Bear As We Work Together To Advance The Interests Of The Middle Class.”
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Powerful committee seats rewarded to Dems who survived tough races
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
 
 
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Chambliss campaign manager's thoughts on Deal: “Nothing”
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Ted Mann / Metropolis:
New Plan Allows Taxi Apps on Temporary Basis
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Deepa Seetharaman / Reuters:
RPT-Right to work law may put Michigan back on the business map
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Wall Street Journal:
Prescott and Ohanian: Taxes Are Much Higher Than You Think
Adam Weinstein / Mother Jones:
Loud-Ass TV Ads Are About to Be Outlawed
Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Chris Christie, One of Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012
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Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Pollster: Republicans Have ‘Run Out Of’ White Voters
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When Right-To-Work Is Wrong and Un-Libertarian
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