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6:25 AM ET, December 25, 2012

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Barack Obama / The Atlantic Online:
Perfecting Our Union  —  The president of the United States reflects on what Abraham Lincoln means to him, and to America.  —  Abraham Lincoln, photographed by Alexander Gardner on February 5, 1865, in Washington, D.C. While Gardner was processing the image, the photographic plate broke.
Discussion: The Washington Note
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Instagram furor triggers first class action lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - Facebook's Instagram photo sharing service has been hit with what appears to be the first civil lawsuit to result from changed service terms that prompted howls of protest last week.  —  In a proposed class action lawsuit filed …
FRANCE 24:
Baghdad Christians attend mass at attacked church  —  AFP - Behind blast walls and with police nearby, 200 worshippers attended Christmas mass Monday at Baghdad's Our Lady of Salvation Church, which officially reopened this month after a massacre in 2010.  —  Sat in wooden pews with a two-metre …
Discussion: Informed Comment and Jihad Watch
Associated Press:
Georgia abortion law blocked  —  A state judge has suspended a Georgia law banning abortions for women who are more than 20 weeks pregnant.  —  Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs suspended the law Friday; it was set to take effect Jan. 1.  —  The law bans doctors …
Fareed Zakaria / TIME:
The Baby Boom and Financial Doom  —  The American left has trained its sights on a new enemy: Pete Peterson.  The banker and private-equity billionaire is, at first glance, an obvious target—rich and Republican.  He stands accused of being the evil genius behind all the forces urging Washington …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
Blues Cruise  —  Steaming past Guantánamo, en route to the Cayman Islands, a boatload of Republicans ponder the plight of a party at sea.  —  The whole thing was white, and broken, that much was clear.  A week after the presidential election, when the dreams of Republicans were dashed …
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
In Which Greg Mankiw Pretends to Be Puzzled...  But I don't think that he is.  —  I think Greg Mankiw knows why people think that helping George W. Bush create long-term structural deficits in 2003 was a bad thing to do.  —  I think Greg Mankiw knows perfectly well why people think that now …
Discussion: Eschaton and Business Insider
Paul Krugman:
Bond Vigilantes and the Power of Three  —  Matthew Yglesias picks up on a point I've tried to make at some length recently: the popular story about how an attack by bond vigilantes can cause an interest rate spike and turn America into Greece, Greece I tell you, is incoherent.
Discussion: Angry Bear and Slate
Michael Moore / The Huffington Post:
Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns … Gun Control , Michael Moore , National Rifle Association , Newtown Elementary School Shooting , Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting , Gun Violence , Guns , Michael Moore Newtown , Nra , Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting , Politics News
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
When Prophecy Fails  —  Back in the 1950s three social psychologists joined a cult that was predicting the imminent end of the world.  Their purpose was to observe the cultists' response when the world did not, in fact, end on schedule.  What they discovered, and described in their classic book …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
The importance of prosecuting David Gregory if he violated D.C.'s gun law  —  I doubt David Gregory intended to violate D.C.'s ban on the possession or transfer of high capacity ammunition magazines when he waved around such a magazine during his interview of Wayne LaPierre yesterday.
CNN:
N.Y. firefighters shot, killed on call  —  (CNN) — A man convicted of killing his grandmother decades ago ambushed firefighters on Monday, fatally shooting two of them as they arrived to battle a blaze in upstate New York, police said.  —  Two other volunteer firefighters were wounded …
Associated Press:
THOUSANDS SIGN US PETITION TO DEPORT PIERS MORGAN  —  LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views.  —  Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws …
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Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Ted Kennedy Jr. will not seek Kerry's Senate seat in Massachusetts
Bobby Cervantes / Politico:
Ron Paul vividly denounces NRA schools plan
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
Associated Press:
Senator From Idaho Is Arrested on a Drunken Driving Charge
Discussion: Boise Weekly
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Game of Thrones Most Pirated TV-Show of 2012
Discussion: Guardian and BBC
Dylan Stableford / Reuters:
Mitt Romney ‘had no desire to run,’ son says
Tom Cohen / CNN:
Obama is CNN's Most Intriguing Person of 2012
 

 
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Bloomberg hires Business Insider Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal to edit new site focusing on markets and economics, host TV show

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