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1:20 AM ET, December 26, 2012

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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Police probe NBC's David Gregory on gun clip  —  The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC's David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.
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Warner Todd Huston / BREITBART.COM:
DC POLICE INVESTIGATING NBC'S GREGORY FOR BRANDISHING ILLEGAL MAGAZINE  —  Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has confirmed that the department is looking into allegations that NBC's David Gregory violated D.C.'s gun banning laws during a recent taping of Meet the Press.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
UN votes to reopen talks on arms-trade treaty opposed by NRA
Discussion: Reuters and Politico
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
FNC's ED HENRY just emailed me news about President Obama  —  Below is from FNC's Ed Henry:  —  An administration official tells Fox it is now “likely” the President flies back to Washington late Wednesday night to deal with the fiscal cliff.  —  Last Friday the President told reporters in Washington …
Discussion: Politico, Business Insider and Mediaite
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ABCNEWS:
President Barack Obama is likely to cut short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii to return to Washington as lawmakers consider how to prevent the economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff.  —  White House officials say Obama could fly back to the nation's capital as early as Wednesday …
Discussion: Politico
Joshua Green / Wonkblog:
Jack Klugman's secret, lifesaving legacy  —  The actor Jack Klugman died on Christmas Eve at age 90.  Klugman was best known for his roles as the unkempt sportswriter in “The Odd Couple” and as the crusading medical examiner on “Quincy, M.E.” the wildly popular 1980s medical drama.
Thomas Sowell / Townhall.com:
On Christmas, Liberals Are By No Means Liberal  —  Random thoughts on the passing scene:  —  When I was growing up, an older member of the family used to say, “What you don't know would make a big book.”  Now that I am an older member of the family, I would say to anyone …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Obama Returning to Capital to Seek Fiscal Deal  —  KAILUA, Hawaii — President Obama was planning to cut his Christmas vacation short and return to Washington to make a last-ditch push for a compromise on a tax and spending dispute that remains stubbornly unresolved.
Discussion: The Plum Line and Prairie Weather
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
The Ghost Of Climate Yet To Come  —  Irreversible does not mean unstoppable: “Why show me this, if I am past all hope?”  —  Unlike Scrooge, we don't get a spirit to show us what the future holds if we don't change our ways.  —  In the past two years, though, we have gotten the tiniest glimpse …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
FRANCE 24:
Gunmen kill six at Nigerian Christmas service  —  Gunmen attacked a church in northern Nigeria during a midnight mass on Christmas Eve, killing six people including the pastor, before setting the building ablaze, residents and police said Tuesday.  —  Gunmen killed six people attending midnight mass …
Tallbloke / Tallbloke's Talkshop:
Prof. Richard Parncutt: Death Penalty for Global Warming Deniers?  —  Hat tip to Richard Tol for alerting me to this nice example of eco-fascist thinking from Richard Parncutt, a Professor at the University of Graz, Austria.  Parncutt, an expert on the psychology of music, originally from Australia …
Rachel Stark / Oregonian:
Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor  —  The letter came in a box of Halloween decorations purchased at Kmart, but for a year Julie Keith never knew.  It gathered dust in her storage, a haunting plea for help hidden among artificial skeletons, tombstones and spider webs.
Gerry Shields / New York Post:
Ex-NRA fave Gilly in switch  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand vigorously championed Americans' right to carry high-powered guns — before she turned against them.  —  Since the Newtown massacre, the senator has been at the forefront of the national campaign demanding stricter gun-control laws …
Nancy Cordes / CBS News:
Inouye replacement to be named Wednesday  —  Gov. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, will announce Wednesday who he is appointing to late Sen. Daniel Inouye's vacant seat, a Democratic source tells CBS News.  —  A few days ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., urged Abercrombie to appoint a successor …
Discussion: Ballot Box and Politico
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Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:   Cliff Negotiations Take Holiday Break
 
 
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