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12:25 PM ET, December 18, 2012

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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
President Delivers a New Offer on the Fiscal Crisis to Boehner  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama delivered Speaker John A. Boehner a new offer on Monday to resolve the pending fiscal crisis — and what may be close to a final deal, which would raise revenues by $1.2 trillion over the next decade …
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Politico:
John Boehner moving to Plan B on fiscal cliff  —  House Republicans, discouraged by the pace of negotiations with the White House, will move their own bill that would hike tax rates on income above $1 million, according to several sources familiar with the plan.
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Pelosi Backed Boehner's Tax Cut Proposal  —  A new tax on millionaires, if talks fail.  —  Image by Jason Reed / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House John Boehner's “Plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff would cut taxes for incomes under $1 million — a higher threshold than the White House demands …
Washington Post:
Poll: Most want ‘fiscal cliff’ compromise but oppose cuts that may be part of deal  —  Joshua Roberts/Reuters - House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) walks to his office after meeting with President Obama to talk about the “fiscal cliff” on Dec. 17.  According to a poll …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:   Obama's Latest Fiscal Slope Offer: I'm Missing the Part Where Republicans Give Up Something
Washington Post:
Obama, Boehner move closer to deal, but Boehner also has backup plan
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Obama makes new fiscal offer; Boehner says it's not enough
Washington Post:
Obama, Boehner move closer to ‘cliff’ deal
PR Newswire:
Cerberus Capital Management Statement Regarding Freedom Group, Inc.  —  We were shocked and deeply saddened by the events that took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.  We cannot comprehend the losses suffered by the families and friends of those killed …
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Susan Candiotti / CNN:
Sporting goods chain suspends sale of certain semi-automatic after shooting  —  Mourners leave Honan Funeral Home after attending the funeral for Jack Pinto, 6, one of the youngest victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, on Monday, December 17, in Newtown, Connecticut.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Cerberus: We want out of gun biz
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
Wall Street, Invested in Firearms, Is Unlikely to Push for Reform
Discussion: Business Insider, Slate and Reuters
Mark Scott / DealBook:
Cerberus to Sell Freedom Group, a Gunmaker
CEPR:
Thoughts on the Chained CPI, Social Security, and the Budget  —  According to reliable sources, the Obama administration is seriously contemplating a deal under which the annual cost of living adjustment for Social Security benefits would be indexed to the chained consumer price index rather …
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Paul Krugman:
Rumors of a Deal  —  It sounds as if Ezra Klein is hearing more or less the same things I'm hearing: Republicans willing to give up a lot more on tax rates, although not fully undoing the Bush tax cuts in the 250-400 range; additional tax hikes via deduction limits in a form that hits the wealthy …
Paul Krugman:
The Deal Dilemma  —  First things first: cutting Social Security …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Mother Jones
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
Social Security: Will Obama Cave?
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
A ‘fiscal cliff’ deal is near: Here are the details
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos  —  In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification.  Oh, and there's no way to opt out.  —  Instagram said today …
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Roberto Baldwin / Wired:
How to Download Your Instagram Photos and Kill Your Account
Discussion: CBS Dallas and AMERICAblog
Mike Brunker / World News:
Richard Engel and NBC News team freed from captors in Syria  —  Updated at 8:15 a.m. ET: NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and members of his network production team were freed from captors in Syria after a firefight at a checkpoint on Monday, five days after they were taken prisoner, NBC News said early Tuesday.
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David Kopel / Wall Street Journal:
Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown  —  There were 18 random mass shootings in the 1980s, 54 in the 1990s, and 87 in the 2000s.  —  Has the rate of random mass shootings in the United States increased?  Over the past 30 years, the answer is definitely yes.  It is also true that the total U …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
McArdle Wins Worst Newtown Reaction Award
Megan McArdle / Asymmetrical Information:
There's Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre
Emma Brown / Washington Post:
Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. senator, dies at 88  —  Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, a highly decorated World War II combat veteran who used his status as one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington and the second-longest-serving senator in history to send billions of dollars to his home islands …
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Investor's Business Daily:
Clinton And Kerry Get A Free Ride From The Press  —  Politics: Diplomacy involves considerable travel.  What it shouldn't include is free rides from both the media and political establishment.  But Hillary Clinton and John Kerry are getting just that as the guard changes at State.
Heather Haddon / Wall Street Journal:
Booker Leaning Toward Senate Run  —  Popular Mayor Is Looking to Take Aim at Lautenberg Seat Instead of Challenging Gov. Chris Christie  —  Newark Mayor Cory Booker is leaning against jumping into next year's race for New Jersey governor and instead is having serious discussions about running …
Steven Nelson / US News:
South Carolina Lawmakers Propose 5-Year Jail Sentence for ‘Obamacare’ Implementation  —  Federal officials could face fines and jail terms under proposed legislation  —  Nullification is yet again picking up steam in Dixie.  —  Pursuing an archaic legal theory that punctuated pre-Civil War disputes between …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Swift Boat Veterans Set To Give John Kerry A Pass  —  The group that helped sink his 2004 campaign grumbles, quietly.  “I was hoping that Ms. Rice would get the nomination,” says a Swiftboater.  —  Image by Joshua Roberts / Reuters  —  Leading figures in the controversial conservative group …
IEA:
IEA's Medium-Term Coal Market Report sees coal demand increasing in nearly every region of the world except US, where shale gas is displacing coal  —  Coal's share of the global energy mix continues to rise, and by 2017 coal will come close to surpassing oil as the world's top energy source …
 
 
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