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7:55 AM ET, December 27, 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 …
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
If David Gregory were not David Gregory  —  Now that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is on record that it told NBC News not to use the high capacity magazine in its segment with Wayne LaPierre, the big media is paying attention and taking this seriously.
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.
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Supreme Court won't block Obama health law's contraception mandate  —  The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block the Obama administration's contraception mandate from taking effect.  —  Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected a request for an emergency injunction that would have shielded employers from the mandate.
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Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
The N.R.A. at the Bench  —  There has been plenty written about the National Rifle Association in recent days.  But nothing that I've seen has focused on the gun lobby's increasingly pernicious role in judicial confirmations.  So here's a little story.  —  Back in 2009, when President …
Pete Williams / First Read:
Supreme Court declines to block provision covering contraceptives in health care law  —  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Wednesday to put a temporary hold on a controversial provision in the new health care law requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Why John Boehner Wants Action to Move to the Senate  —  The new line from John Boehner is that the onus is now on the Senate to pass a fiscal cliff solution, and then the House will take up and consider whatever the Senate passes.  —  On the face of it, this is nonsensical.  Democrats have a majority in the Senate.
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Dana Bash / CNN:
Source: Reid looking for votes on fiscal cliff package
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
The White House's Kent Conrad problem
Rick Manning / Pundits Blog:
Time to be the Speaker  —  I have a simple plea to John Boehner - be the Speaker.
Discussion: Reuters and Politico
lohud.com:
Journal News' gun-owner database draws criticism  —  Comments, calls go national, thanks to social media, key websites  —  WHITE PLAINS — Thousands of people, many from outside Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, have taken to their computers and phones in rage after The Journal News posted …
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Robert Cox / Talk of the Sound:
Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?  —  The map indicates the addresses of all Journal News Employees in the New York Tri-State area.  Each dot represents an individual Journal News employee — a reporter, editor or staffer.  The data does not include freelancers …
Sarah Parnass / ABCNEWS:
Sen. Inouye's Replacement Named  —  A supporter congratulates then-Lt. Gov.-elect Brian Schatz, center, as his wife Linda looks on at the Neil Abercrombie-Brian Schatz Hawaii governor's post election party in Honolulu, Nov. 3, 2010.  Schatz was appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Dec. 26 …
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Keoki Kerr / Hawaii News Now:
Dems choose Hanabusa, Kiaaina, Schatz as finalists for Inouye Senate seat
Discussion: Daily Kos
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Our History, and Theirs  —  Here in Minnesota, there has been a political skirmish over the Department of Education's adoption of new K-12 educational standards for social studies, including history.  The current revision has been drafted by education professionals and is proceeding through …
Discussion: The Free Press …
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 …
Discussion: PERRspectives
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CEPR:
Ruth Marcus Is Outraged by Overly Generous Social Security Checks
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Piers Morgan: Bible And Constitution ‘Inherently Flawed,’ ‘Time For An Amendment To Bible’  —  On Monday, CNN host Piers Morgan invited Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren on his program to discuss gay marriage and the bible.  Fresh off his feud with Second Amendment rights activists following …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Geithner: US will hit $16.4 trillion debt limit on New Year's Eve  —  The United States will reach its $16.4 trillion borrowing limit on Dec. 31 and undertake “extraordinary measures” to avoid default, the Treasury Department informed congressional leaders in a letter on Wednesday.
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Treasury: U.S. will hit debt limit New Year's Eve
Discussion: Truthdig and Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Virginia embodies GOP's woes  —  Given a question on immigration, the attorney general puzzled attendees by discussing human trafficking and repeatedly using the word “illegals.”  —  Other Republicans, worried Cuccinelli is micro-managing his own campaign, recoiled at a curt note …
Discussion: Daily Kos
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
First Fighting Islamists, Now the Free Market  —  CAIRO — Hamdeen Sabahi was the most popular leader in the fight against Egypt's new Islamist-backed constitution.  Now he is preparing for his next battle: against Islamist leaders' plans for Western-style free-market reforms.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Reuters:
Egypt's contentious Islamist constitution becomes law
Angelo Young / International Business Times:
Saudi Arabia's Own ‘Salman Rushdie’ Arrested For Mohammad Tweets  —  Who is Turki Al-Hamad?  —  It was bound to happen eventually.  —  Novelist Turki al-Hamad, 58, one of Saudi Arabia's more unapologetic and outspoken liberal voices, is now in custody for a series of posts he published …
Erin Mulvaney / Houston Chronicle:
Ex-President Bush in guarded condition in ICU with elevated fever  —  Former President George H.W. Bush was in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital Wednesday night battling a fever, his spokesman said.  —  The 41st president has been at Methodist hospital for more than a month now.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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CNN:
Bush 41 in intensive care with ‘stubborn fever’
Discussion: CBS News and Outside the Beltway
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
3 senators want in on detention arguments  —  Three Republican senators are asking that their lawyer be allowed to make a presentation when a federal appeals court hears oral arguments on the scope of a provision regarding law-of-war detention that Congress passed last year.
 
 
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