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11:35 PM ET, December 21, 2012

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Washington Post:
Remarks from the NRA press conference on Sandy Hook school shooting, delivered on Dec. 21, 2012 (Transcript)  —  Video: After a week of silence in the wake of the Newtown shootings, the National Rifle Association finally spoke out Friday defending guns and decrying violence.
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Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Journalists slam NRA throughout press conference  —  When National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre leader took the stage on Friday to address the media about last week's elementary school massacre, he made it clear multiple times that the organization has issues with how the press reports on guns.
Wjac Web / WJAC-TV:
4 dead in Blair Co. shooting; 3 troopers injured  —  Sponsored Links  —  BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. —  The Blair County district attorney said that four people, including the alleged gunman, are dead after a series of shootings along a rural road on Friday.  —  The district attorney …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
NRA Blames Everything Except Guns: Outdated Video Games, Hurricanes, And Corporate Media Led To Newtown  —  The National Rifle Association, the nation's largest gun advocates lobby, attributed the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, to “school free zones,” arguing that “genuine monsters” …
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG and Gawker
Melissa Hayes / NorthJersey.com:
Christie: Armed guards won't make schools safer
Discussion: Post Politics and Mediaite
John H. Cushman Jr / New York Times:
N.R.A. Calls for Armed Guards in Schools to Deter Violence
BuzzFeed:
10 Things The NRA Blamed For The Sandy Hook Massacre
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Steve Kornacki / Salon:
The humiliation of John Boehner  —  He's powerless, and his own party continues to make him look like a fool.  Maybe he'll just walk away  —  Last night was hardly the first public humiliation that John Boehner has suffered at the hands of his fellow Republicans, but it's probably the most stark.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: 'We're going to have to find some common ground'  —  President Obama urged congressional leaders to consider a scaled-back plan to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” in a holiday plea for a debt-deal compromise.  —  The president said that legislators should pass legislation on points …
Discussion: Politico
John Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
‘God Only Knows’ Fiscal Cliff Solution, Boehner Says
Joe Picard / The Hill:
Despite defeat, Boehner's grip on Speaker's gavel appears secure
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner Points — Subtly — Toward A Way Forward After Failure Of Plan B
Discussion: Daily Kos
Politico:
Democrats plot next steps after Boehner stumble
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama Nominates Kerry for Secretary of State  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts as secretary of state, choosing an elder of the Democratic Party's foreign policy establishment and a crucial political ally in the Senate to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Scramble is on for Kerry's Senate seat
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight and Politico
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama calls Kerry ‘perfect choice’ to succeed Clinton
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Mike Allen / Politico:
Chuck Hagel apologizes for gay slur  —  Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, seeking to preserve his viability for nomination as secretary of Defense, on Friday issued a strong apology for a gay slur in 1998 that turned some top Democratic activists against his potential selection.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
James Hormel: I question the sincerity of Chuck Hagel's ‘so-called apology’
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
EXCLUSIVE: Top Republican Senator will oppose Hagel nomination
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Obama Waking Up From Dream of Grand Bargain  —  “Call me a hopeless optimist,” said President Obama at his press conference tonight, in which he pleaded for Republicans to join him in averting the “fiscal cliff,” “but I still think we can get this done.”  —  Okay.  You're a hopeless optimist, President Obama.
Chris Heath / GQ:
GQ Exclusive!  Ben Affleck on Politics: “Ugly.”  “Toxic.”  “Horrendous.”  “Complete Bullsh-t.”  “I Don't Want To Run For Office.”  —  All this feverish speculation that Ben Affleck is ready to put himself forward as a candidate if John Kerry vacates his senate seat, does it really come from somewhere?
Discussion: ABCNEWS and New York Magazine
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Kylie Atwood / CBS News:
Affleck leaves door open for Senate run
CNN:
Community Resource Officer Called to “Back Lot”  —  Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Neil Gardner soon would complete his second year as the uniformed community resource officer assigned to Columbine High School.  Gardner, a 15-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, normally ate his lunch …
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Charlotte Allen / National Review:
Newtown & My Critics  —  Well, at least no one is calling for my “head on a stick” — but that's probably because Prof. Erik Loomis of the University of Rhode Island is about the only person or entity that hasn't denounced me for pointing out in NRO's Sandy Hook symposium that the school …
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
The Case For Going Over The Cliff Remains Strong  —  WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama walks to the White House December 20, 2012 in Washington, DC.  —  I wrote earlier today that I think the failure of Plan B makes a deal more likely than it would have been had the bill passed.
ABCNEWS:
Iowa Court: Bosses Can Fire ‘Irresistible’ Workers  —  The Iowa Supreme Court says a dentist did not commit gender discrimination when he fired an attractive female assistant he viewed as a threat to his marriage.  —  The court ruled Friday that a boss can fire an employee he considers an …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Marijuana, Not Yet Legal for Californians, Might as Well Be  —  LOS ANGELES — Let Colorado and Washington be the marijuana trailblazers.  Let them struggle with the messy details of what it means to actually legalize the drug.  Marijuana is, as a practical matter, already legal in much of California.
Discussion: Hit & Run, The BLT and The Raw Story
Slate:
How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?  —  Slate partners with @GunDeaths for an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken since Dec. 14.  —  Since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, we at Slate have been wondering …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
 
 
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Rolling Stone:
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Discussion: Firedoglake
Mike Doyle / Suits & Sentences:
Judge dismisses anti-filibuster lawsuit
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