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5:05 PM ET, December 27, 2012

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Politico:
Fiscal cliff: House will come back on Sunday  —  House Republican leaders are bringing the House back into session on Sunday, lawmakers were told in a Thursday conference call.  —  one day before the nation reaches the fiscal cliff.
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Reuters:
Fiscal cliff deal increasingly unlikely  —  Nearly all the major players in the fiscal cliff negotiations are starting to agree on one thing: A deal is virtually impossible before the New Year.  —  Unlike the bank bailout in 2008, the tax deal in 2010 and the debt ceiling in 2011 …
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Scott Brown Breaks News Of Nonexistent Fiscal Cliff Offer  —  The senator's scoop falls flat.  “Not true,” an aide to Harry Reid responds.  —  Image by Charles Krupa, File / AP  —  WASHINGTON — With a post to his Facebook page Thursday, Sen. Scott Brown sent Washington scurrying …
Discussion: Hot Air and Daily Download
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
HARRY REID: ‘It Looks Like’ We'll Go Over The Cliff Because Of Boehner's ‘Dictatorship’
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
CBS News:
The “fiscal cliff”: What to expect if there's no deal
Discussion: Lynn Sweet and Daily Kos
Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
Reid: ‘Fiscal cliff’ deal unlikely
Manu Raju / Politico:
House will return as cliff anxiety grips Washington
Discussion: CNN and Forbes
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Senate Leader Says Deal Is Unlikely Before Fiscal Deadline
Katie Glueck / Politico:   Rep. Steve LaTourette: ‘Blame game’ leading to cliff
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Why John Boehner Wants Action to Move to the Senate
Mark Arsenault / Boston Globe:
US Rep. Markey to run in Senate special election  —  US Representative Edward Markey, dean of the state's Washington delegation, will run in 2013 for the US Senate seat expected to open with the nomination of US Senator John Kerry to head the State Department.
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Talking Points Memo:
Rep. Markey To Run For Kerry's Senate Seat  —  Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) will run for the Senate seat expected to be vacated by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) who was nominated to be secretary of state, he told the Boston Globe.  A special election to fill Kerry's seat will likely take place in June.
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.
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
E.P.A. Chief to Step Down, With Climate Still Low Priority  —  Lisa P. Jackson is stepping down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a four-year tenure that began with high hopes of sweeping action to address climate change and other environmental ills but ended …
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Departing Environmental Chief Suggests Obama Has Failed On Climate
Discussion: yosemite.epa.gov
Garrett Epps / The Atlantic Online:
Federal Court Won't Rescue the Senate From Its Own Incapacity  —  Senators must tame the filibuster or it will destroy them — and the Congress they serve in.  —  Joshua Roberts/Reuters  —  Federal Judges rarely play Santa Claus, and U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan declined to brighten the holiday for Senate Democrats.
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Jennifer Martinez / The Hill:
Feinstein defends foreign surveillance program amid criticism  —  Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Thursday pushed back against claims made by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that a counterterrorism surveillance law lacks sufficient oversight.
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Senator calls for oversight of agencies that might be monitoring Americans
Discussion: Guardian
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Report: Mike Crapo drank vodka shots  —  Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) drank multiple vodka shots before he was arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning in Alexandria, according to public court documents.  —  Crapo, 61, has a court date set for Jan. 4, according to news reports.
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Drew Hansen / Del Ray, VA Patch:
Sen. Crapo Consumed Vodka Prior to Arrest in Del Ray
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
Josh Rogin / Josh Rogin's blog:
Republican senators were for Hagel, before they were against him  —  A growing number of GOP senators have expressed concerns about the potential nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Obama's next secretary of defense, but only four years ago many of these same Republicans praised Hagel as a statesman …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Log Cabin Republicans release ad attacking possible Hagel nomination
Discussion: The National Memo and Politico
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
As Swing Districts Dwindle, Can a Divided House Stand?  —  In 1992, there were 103 members of the House of Representatives elected from what might be called swing districts: those in which the margin in the presidential race was within five percentage points of the national result.
Joyce Lee Malcolm / Wall Street Journal:
Two Cautionary Tales of Gun Control  —  After a school massacre, the U.K. banned handguns in 1998.  A decade later, handgun crime had doubled.  —  Americans are determined that massacres such as happened in Newtown, Conn., never happen again.  But how?  Many advocate more effective treatment …
Edward Glaeser / Bloomberg:
2013 Is the Year to Go to Work, Not Go on Disability  —  The National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the U.S. recession ended in June 2009, yet 2012 didn't look like much of a resurgence.  —  To me, the number that sums up the year's doldrums is the 1.27 million increase in the number …
Discussion: Eschaton and Weekly Standard
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Matthews raises profile during campaign  —  NEW YORK (AP) — To his boss, Chris Matthews has become a statesman.  His critics probably have other words.  —  The veteran MSNBC host raised his profile as much as any member of the television commentariat during the presidential campaign.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Pollsters' Regrets  —  If you spent a tenth the time I did staring at and trying to understand polls during the 2012 election cycle, then you owe it to yourself to read Steven Shepard's National Journal piece on the post-election debate over polls and poll aggregation.
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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Abortion-rights champion stepping down
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