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3:00 AM ET, December 28, 2012

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Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
TRENDING: Hoyer compares GOP debt limit tactics to hostage taker threatening to shoot child  —  Washington (CNN) - Less than two weeks after one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing …
Garrett Epps / The Atlantic Online:
Federal Court Won't Rescue the Senate From Its Own Incapacity
First Read:   Boehner calls House back to Washington on Sunday
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
New Fiscal Crisis Talks Set, but Hopes Are Low
bigstory.ap.org:
AP SOURCE: RETIRED GEN. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF DIES  —  You are here  —  Home » Norman Schwarzkopf » AP source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding …
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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies  —  When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1991 to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized …
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Commander in Gulf War, Dies at 78  —  Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the American-led forces that crushed Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf war and became the nation's most acclaimed military hero since the midcentury exploits of Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower …
Discussion: National Review
Norman Schwarzkopf / Associated Press:
Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78  —  An Associated Press source says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died.  —  U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, seen in September 1990, died Thursday at age 78.
Discussion: Mediaite
CNN:
Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
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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Rep. Markey To Run For Kerry's Senate Seat
Jenn / Twitchy:
‘Die painfully’: 50 soulless degenerates who can't wait for George H.W. Bush to die  —  Former President George H.W. Bush is surrounded by family in the ICU of Houston's Methodist Hospital as he fights a “stubborn fever.”  Doctors are “cautiously optimistic,” but the 88-year-old “remains in guarded condition.”
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Frank Newport / Gallup:
NRA Has 54% Favorable Image in U.S.  —  Republicans most positive about NRA; Democrats most negative  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion.  The public's ratings of the NRA …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Examiner
Zack Colman / The Hill:
New Hawaii senator pledges to tackle climate change  —  The replacement for the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye (D) said Wednesday that climate change is at the top of his legislative agenda.  —  “For me, personally, I believe global climate change is real and it is the most urgent challenge …
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Incoming Sen. Schatz had ‘brief chat’ with Obama on Air Force One
Discussion: Politico
New York Post:
Folks freak at size of tax hikes if fiscal cliff isn't averted in the coming days  —  They're ready to jump off a real cliff.  —  New Yorkers of all income levels got a rude awakening yesterday when they saw in The Post how much more they will pay in taxes next year without a fiscal-cliff deal by Jan. 1.
Discussion: TBogg
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Democrats Seek the Holy Grail of Gun Control  —  Dianne Feinstein has announced that she will introduce sweeping gun control legislation in the Senate.  Under her bill, countless standard handguns apparently would now be banned, and for the first time a federal register that may include …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Changing History  —  Some fascinating findings from Pew's on-going number crunching of the 2012 election.  African-Americans, for the first time ever, may have voted at higher rates than American whites.  —  From Pew ...  Pew goes on to note that while participation rates for Hispanics …
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
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Pew Internet:
E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines  —  Findings  —  The population of e-book readers is growing.  In the past year, the number of those who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%.  At the same time, the number of those who read printed books …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Media disdain for the David Gregory story  —  Some political and media types weren't impressed by headlines this week reporting that D.C. police are investigating the alleged display of a gun magazine on NBC's Meet the Press.  They took to the Internet with their disdain for the story.
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Josh Rogin / Josh Rogin's blog:
Exclusive: Clinton returning to work next week  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will return to the State Department next week after three weeks of recovery from a stomach virus and a related concussion, The Cable has confirmed.  —  COMMENTS (0) SHARE:  —  Twitter  —  Reddit  —  More...
 
 
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