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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.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Police: Gregory broke law  —  A Washington Metropolitan Police Department spokesman tells POLITICO that it was illegal for NBC's David Gregory to show an empty gun magazine on television last Sunday, even if it was empty.  —  The spokesman also said he could not confirm a report by TMZ …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WSJ ed board: ‘Free David Gregory’  —  The Wall Street Journal editorial board is dismissing right-wing calls for David Gregory's indictment as “entirely nonsensical,” reflecting the widely-held belief that the investigation involving the “Meet The Press” is not a legitimate use of law enforcement's time.
Discussion: The Agonist
Wall Street Journal:
Free David Gregory  —  Moving right along in America's gun control, er, “conversation,” we now have the illuminating debate over the alleged criminality of “Meet the Press” host David Gregory.  Somehow this seems appropriate to the quality of the rest of the gun debate.
Discussion: Politico
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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CNN:
CNN Poll: How will Obama perform in second term?  —  Washington (CNN) - A plurality of Americans think President Barack Obama will do a better job during his second term than he did in his first term in the White House, according to a new national survey.  —  A CNN/ORC International poll …
Discussion: Politico
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.
Discussion: Althouse and americanthinker.com
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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
Discussion: The Raw Story
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Hawaii's lieutenant governor is named to the U.S. Senate  —  Audrey McAvoy/AP - Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz speaks the state Capitol in Honolulu on Wednesday, Dec. 26.  2012 after Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, announced he was appointing Schatz to fill the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.
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Sarah Parnass / ABCNEWS:
Sen. Inouye's Replacement Named
Keoki Kerr / Hawaii News Now:
Dems choose Hanabusa, Kiaaina, Schatz as finalists for Inouye Senate seat
Discussion: Daily Kos
CEPR:
Ruth Marcus Is Outraged by Overly Generous Social Security Checks  —  Well, who can blame her?  After all, we have tens of millions of seniors living high on Social Security checks averaging a bit over $1,200 a month at a time when folks like the CEOs in the Campaign to Fix the Debt are supposed …
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
A cost savings everyone should endorse
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and PERRspectives
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans Want Stricter Gun Laws, Still Oppose Bans  —  Support for strengthening gun sale laws has surged 15 percentage points since 2011  —  PRINCETON, NJ — In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., Gallup finds 58% of Americans in favor of strengthening …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Fix
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USA Today:
Gun control poll shows mixed results
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and Politico
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 …
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 …
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: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
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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Associated Press:
Putin Says He Will Sign Law Barring U.S. Adoptions  —  MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a defiant move against the U.S. that has angered some Russians who argue it victimizes children to make a political point.
Discussion: The Week and Mediaite
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Treasury: U.S. will hit debt ceiling on New Year's Eve  —  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned Congress on Wednesday that the nation will hit its debt ceiling on New Year's Eve — but that the administration will again take a series of so-called extraordinary measures to hold off default.
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Peter Schroeder / The Hill:   Geithner: US will hit $16.4 trillion debt limit on New Year's Eve
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
 
 
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