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7:00 PM ET, December 17, 2012

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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Pro-gun Sen. Joe Manchin: Time to act  —  West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin — who has an “A” rating from the NRA and is a lifetime member of the pro-gun rights group — said Monday that it was time to “move beyond rhetoric” on gun control.  —  “I just came with my family from deer hunting,” Manchin said on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.”
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Scott Wise / WTVR-TV:
‘Enough is enough’ Sen. Warner calls for ‘rational gun control’  —  RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Sen. Mark Warner (D - Virginia) is calling for lawmakers to pass “rational gun control” in the wake of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  —  Senator Warner explained his position during …
Ascrouch / CBS Dallas:
Austin Gun Store Owner Offers Teachers A Discount  —  AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) - An Austin-area gun store owner is joining the gun rights debate with a controversial offer for teachers in light of the tragic shooting in Connecticut.  —  Crocket Keller of Kellers Riverside Gun Store says if educators …
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:   Six Extreme Policies That Prove The NRA Is Out Of Step With America
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Texas Gun Store Owner Is Offering Teacher Discounts
Manu Raju / Politico:   Harry Reid opens door to Senate gun control debate
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
A ‘fiscal cliff’ deal is near: Here are the details  —  All at once, a “fiscal cliff” deal seems to be coming together.  Speaker John Boehner's latest offer doesn't go quite far enough for the White House to agree, but it goes far enough that many think they can see the agreement taking shape.
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Conservative groups slam reported Boehner concessions in talks
Discussion: Politico, National Review and CNN
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:   Hill Democrats Warm To GOP-Backed Social Security Concession In Fiscal Cliff Talks
Dana Bash / CNN:
CNN sources: Fiscal cliff talks centered on GOP $2 trillion proposal
New York Times:
In Town at Ease With Its Firearms, Tightening Gun Rules Was Resisted  —  People in the rural, hilly areas around Newtown, Conn., are used to gunfire.  In one woodsy stretch, southeast of downtown, the Pequot Fish and Game Club and the Fairfield County Fish and Game Protective Association …
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Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Media myths on ‘assault weapons’ and ‘semiautomatic firearms’
Discussion: Wonkblog, Hit & Run and National Review
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   In Search of the Guns & Freedom Unicorn
The Caucus:
Tim Scott to Be Named for South Carolina Senate Seat, Republicans Say  —  Updated Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has chosen Representative Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the United States Senate, according to three Republican officials.  The move will make Mr. Scott the first black senator …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dukakis seen as possible Senate replacement if Kerry tapped for State  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, may be headed back to the political spotlight as he's considered a likely interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Joe Scarborough: Newtown Shooting Made ‘Ideologies Of My Past’ On Guns Irrelevant (VIDEO)  —  Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Morning Joe, Morning Joe, Video, Joe Scarborough Gun Control, Joe Scarborough Gun Rights …
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Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite:
Scarborough Questions ‘Long-Held’ Beliefs After Newtown: ‘Ideologies Of My Past Career’ No Longer ‘Relevant’
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Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
Tea Party Group Blames Connecticut Shooting On Teachers, Unions, And Sex  —  In a lengthy screed that's essentially a round-up of every major cultural and policy grievance the American right holds with the rest of the country, author Timothy Birdnow cited concerns about the mental health …
Rush Limbaugh:
We're Living the Collapse of Our Culture  —  RUSH: Oh, no, no, no, no. It's very frustrating because we're now immersed in many circumstances and situations where the last thing that anybody wants to hear are facts.  The last thing anybody wants to contemplate is the real truth about something.
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
Maureen Morrison / AdAge:
McDonald's to Franchisees: Merry Christmas.  Now Open Your Stores  —  After Thanksgiving Goosed November Numbers, Fast Feeder Urges Franchisees to Fire Up Griddle on Christmas Day  —  When McDonald's stunned analysts last Monday by posting U.S. sales growth of 2.5% in November after a drop …
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Public Divided over What Newtown Signifies  —  Parents Shield Young Children from News Coverage  —  OVERVIEW  —  The shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Friday have drawn widespread public interest.  A weekend survey finds that 57% of Americans say they followed news about the tragedy there very closely.
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Poynter and Erik Wemple
Reid Wilson / NationalJournal.com:
The GOP's Electoral College Scheme  —  Swanson Middle School, a polling place in Arlington, VA.  —  Republicans alarmed at the apparent challenges they face in winning the White House are preparing an all-out assault on the Electoral College system in critical states, an initiative …
 
 
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Alex Leary / The Buzz Florida Politics Feed:
Rubio supports ‘serious and comprehensive study’ of gun laws; Nelson supportive of assault weapons ban
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Don Kaplan / NY Daily News:
NBC honchos considering Jimmy Fallon to take over coveted ‘Tonight Show’ …
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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Senate Filibuster Reform Closing In On Majority
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Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Five States Where It's Harder To Get An Abortion Than It Is To Get A Gun
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
HBO producing Scorsese-directed Bill Clinton documentary
Byron Tau / Politico:
State Department: Benghazi report complete
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Will Oremus / Slate:
After a 1996 Mass Shooting, Australia Enacted Strict Gun Laws.  It Hasn't Had a Similar Massacre Since.
WOAI-TV:
Deputy shoots gunman at San Antonio movie theater
The White House:
Remarks by the President at Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil
John Fund / National Review:
The Facts about Mass Shootings
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