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10:25 AM ET, December 20, 2012

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CNN:
CNN Poll: Are GOP policies too extreme?  —  Washington (CNN) - Just over half the public says that the GOP should give up more than the Democrats in any bipartisan solution to the country's problems, according to a new national survey.  —  And a CNN/ORC International poll also indicates …
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CNN:
House set to vote on Boehner's Plan B  —  Washington (CNN) — The House is set to vote Thursday on Plan B, a GOP version of an agreement on the fiscal cliff, and another measure designed to lure support for the plan from hard-line Republicans.  —  The White House threatened Wednesday to veto that plan …
Politico:
Fiscal cliff: The lowest point  —  President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner opened their negotiations last month by pledging to work constructively to avert the fiscal cliff.  —  But on Wednesday, the two men at the center of the talks traded blame, not counteroffers.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Did Boehner Just Pull The Plug On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations?  —  In response to President Obama's extensive comments about the fiscal cliff at the White House Wednesday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner left himself little if any room to continue negotiations.
Ryan Ellis / Americans for Tax Reform RSS:
ATR Statement on “Plan B” Tax Plan
Ted Barrett / CNN:
FIRST ON CNN: Sen. Mikulski to chair Appropriations Committee, becoming first woman to hold the post
Discussion: Politico and Booman Tribune
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
House Republicans Again Show Why We Need to Wait Until January for a Deal
Discussion: The Democratic Daily and Hot Air
Fred Thys / WBUR:
WBUR Poll: Brown Would Be In Strong Position For Special Election  —  BOSTON — A WBUR poll of 500 registered voters (PDFs - topline, crosstabs) finds U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is in a strong position should there be a special election to fill U.S. Sen. John Kerry's seat.
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Robert Rizzuto / Union-News:
Sen. Scott Brown says he now supports a federal ban on assault weapons
Discussion: 2chambers, The Hill and Post Politics
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Rejecting Chuck Hagel  —  Former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel may no longer be President Obama's favored pick to run the Defense Department, sources told the Free Beacon.  —  Hagel immediately drew a frosty reception from observers who criticized him for advocating in favor …
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Associated Press:
Possible Hagel Pick Raises Concerns in Senate GOP
Discussion: Politico
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Kristol-founded group targets Hagel
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Fox News Brings On Santa Claus To Discuss The ‘War On Christmas’  —  Fox and Friends took its coverage of the so-called “War on Christmas” to the front lines on Thursday morning by inviting Santa Claus to weigh in on America's changing culture and secularization.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Miss USA Wins the Crown  —  Say what you will about Donald Trump, he runs a pretty good pageant.  I didn't live-blog tonight's Miss Universe show, but I kept notes as it went along, and so what follows are my impressions as the event unfolded.  With a lot of stuff left out …
Discussion: Althouse
NRO Symposium / National Review:
Newtown Answers  —  Twenty children and six adults are dead.  In Nigeria, people put their lives at risk going to church on Sundays.  But in New England?  The thought that going to school could be a final act is hard for us to comprehend.  The seeming senselessness of what happened …
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jessica valenti:   National Review: Newtown could have been avoided if a man was around
Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner:
Connecticut congressman: Rick Perry a ‘testosterone laden’ individual with blood on his hands … During a press conference on gun control yesterday, Rep. Jim Himes D-Conn. blasted Texas Governor Rick Perry for vocally supporting Second Amendment rights for American citizens after the horrific school shooting in Connecticut.
Jeffrey Rosen / The New Republic:
We're Still Paying the Price for the Borking of Robert Bork  —  In the summer of 1987, right out of college, I was a summer intern for Senator Joe Biden, who was chairing the Robert Bork confirmation hearings.  My contribution to the epic battle was modest: I helped with research for a speech …
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Jeffrey Toobin / News Desk:
Postscript: Robert Bork, 1927-2012
Zack Colman / The Hill:
Obama: Climate change among top three priorities for second term  —  President Obama has identified climate change as one of his top three priorities in his second term after coming under fire from environmentalists for giving the issue short shrift during the campaign.
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Barber shop conversation in Wentzville about Connecticut shootings ends with shots fired at customer  —  • By Susan Weich sweich@post-dispatch.com 636-493-9674  —  WENTZVILLE  • A barber shop patron who fired three times at another customer discussing the Connecticut school shooting has been charged with three felonies.
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Tapper to Obama on newfound gun control advocacy: ‘Where have you been?’  —  ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper asked President Barack Obama Wednesday why the president's plea for action on gun issues has come so late in his first term and only after last week's tragic incident at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
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U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts  —  Gross Domestic Product: Third Quarter 2012 (third estimate);  —  Corporate Profits: Third Quarter 2012 (revised estimate)  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States …
Discussion: DealBook and Hot Air
Matt Townsend / Bloomberg:
Guns Out of Stock at Wal-Mart as Magazine Prices Surge on  —  With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay (EBAY) and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) locations.
Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Spielberg, Day-Lewis at Capitol for screening of ‘Lincoln’ for senators  —  The two stars brought the Senate to a halt when they arrived for a bipartisan viewing of their hit movie.  —  Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and director Steven Spielberg brought the Senate to a halt on Wednesday afternoon …
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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Stephen Galloway / Hollywood Reporter:
Steven Spielberg: In 2012, ‘Chris Christie Was a Hero for Me’ (Q&A)
 
 
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