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7:50 PM ET, December 26, 2012

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
David Gregory will not host this Sunday's ‘Meet The Press’  —  NBC's David Gregory, the subject of a now-popular police investigation, is on vacation and will not host this Sunday's edition of “Meet The Press.”  —  The Washington Metropolitan Police Department launched an investigation …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Daily Kos and The Other McCain
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Washington Post:
Police: NBC asked to use high-capacity clip  —  Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  —  During an interview with NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre on “Meet the Press,” David Gregory held up a high-capacity ammunition magazine.
TMZ.com:
‘Meet the Press’ Got the Green Light for Magazine Demo with David Gregory  —  For Magazine Demo  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  An official from the D.C. police told a member of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that David Gregory COULD display a high capacity magazine on “Meet the Press” Sunday ... TMZ has learned.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Cops told NBC not to use gun clip  —  NBC was told by the Washington, D.C., police that it was “not permissible” to show a high-capacity gun magazine on air before Sunday's “Meet the Press,” according to a statement Wednesday from the cops.  —  “NBC contacted [the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department] …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
D.C. Police — NBC requested and was denied permission to use high capacity magazine in news segment
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
The White House's Kent Conrad problem  —  On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), the outgoing chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, made a proposal to solve the “fiscal cliff.”  The proposal isn't going anywhere, but its specifics explain something important about the White House's negotiating strategy.
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Dana Bash / CNN:
Source: Reid looking for votes on fiscal cliff package  —  Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in conjunction with the White House, is working to see if the scaled back fiscal cliff package President Barack Obama laid out last week can get through Congress before December 31st.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hot Air
Rick Manning / Pundits Blog:
Time to be the Speaker  —  I have a simple plea to John Boehner - be the Speaker.  —  The Speaker of the House can dictate what spending gets done and what doesn't, if he uses his constitutional powers.  —  The president can merely sign or reject anything passed by the Congress.
Discussion: Politico
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Treasury Secretary: U.S. To Hit Debt Ceiling On Monday
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Geithner: US will hit $16.4 trillion debt limit on New Year's Eve
Discussion: Politico
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans' Optimism Wanes About Averting “Fiscal Cliff”
Josh Margolin / New York Post:
Benghazi penalties are bogus  —  The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll — and will all be back to work soon, The Post has learned.  —  The highest-ranking official caught …
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Where's Hillary?
Starbucks Coffee Company:
Let's Come Together, America  —  Posted by Howard S., Starbucks chairman, president and chief executive officer  —  There are moments in our lives when we have an opportunity to ignite tremendous positive change—not just in the lives of the customers and communities we serve every day, but in our country.
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Lisa Baertlein / Reuters:
Starbucks to use cups to send ‘fiscal cliff’ message to lawmakers
Robert Wright / The Atlantic Online:
Chuck Hagel Gets His Second Wind  —  Tom Friedman, in this morning's New York Times, endorses Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.  Friedman finds it “disgusting” that Hagel has been “smeared as an Israel hater at best” by his detractors (some neoconservatives).
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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Bipartisan Group Of Former National Security Advisers Condemn Attacks On Hagel
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
Liberals Panic As They Lose the Gun Narrative  —  When you argue for a living, you can tell how an argument is going for you.  The evidence and my gut both tell me that the liberals have lost control of the gun control narrative.  —  Not for lack of trying - it was almost as if they were poised …
CNN:
Bush 41 spends Christmas in hospital  —  (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush spent Christmas with his family in a Houston hospital and is in good spirits, though doctors have not yet discussed when he may be released, his spokesman told CNN.  —  “The president has made very slight improvement …
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CNN:
Bush 41 in intensive care with ‘stubborn fever’
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
FreedomWorks tea party group nearly falls apart in fight between old and new guard  —  The day after Labor Day, just as campaign season was entering its final frenzy, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization, went into free fall.  —  Richard K. Armey, the group's chairman …
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
A cost savings everyone should endorse  —  The cliff talks have disintegrated, victim of the Crazy Caucus also known as the Republican House.  But eventually they will resume, and with them discussion of a way to raise billions in tax revenue — an approach on which House Speaker John Boehner …
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Frank Luntz: NRA not listening to public  —  Pollster Frank Luntz, who has studied attitudes about gun control, said on Wednesday that he doesn't “think the NRA is listening” to the American public in the wake of the massacre of 20 children at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Court punts on recess appointments  —  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has declined to wade into the issue of whether President Barack Obama had the authority to make four recess appointments earlier this year when the Senate was not officially in recess.
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Keoki Kerr / Hawaii News Now:
Dems choose Hanabusa, Kiaaina, Schatz as finalists for Inouye Senate seat  —  The Hawaii Democratic Party's state central committee Wednesday selected three finalists - U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, Deputy state Land and Natural Resources Director Esther Kiaaina and Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Daily Kos and Post Politics
 
 
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Kristinn Taylor / BREITBART.COM:
PSY CHRISTMAS SHOW BOMBS
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Los Angeles Times:
Boy Scout files on suspected abuse published by The Times
Discussion: The Raw Story
Chris Fountain / For What It's Worth:
Keep up the heat - and look who's got the home address of Cyndee Royle, editor of the Journal-News?
Jacob Sullum / Reason:
Who Is Too Unbalanced to Be Armed?
Discussion: Hit & Run
The Week:
Recall-mania: Why American voters are increasingly eager to oust lawmakers
Elahe Izadi / The Atlantic Online:
‘Scrooge-tivity’: Congress Irked by Fiscal Cliff Cutting Into Holidays
Discussion: NationalJournal.com and Mediaite
Kitty Felde / Represent!:
San Diego's new mayor Bob Filner fires some parting shots at Congress
Discussion: Politico
Carl Franzen / Talking Points Memo:
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Norman J. Ornstein / Washington Post:
Look beyond the Capitol for the next speaker
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