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3:10 PM ET, December 29, 2012

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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Obama Gives Republicans A Tough Ultimatum On Taxes  —  With the fiscal cliff rapidly approaching, President Obama was unflinching in his tax stance on Friday, threatening to use his leverage to force Republicans into an unenviable position if they fail to agree to a deal in time.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
How the fiscal cliff fight will end (unhappily for Republicans) … The word among some Senate Republicans is that a fiscal cliff deal is likely to be struck by Sunday, or Monday at the latest.  (And Monday, being December 31st, is in fact the latest a deal could be struck to avoid January 1 tax increases.)
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Leading proponent of filibuster reform claims he has 51 votes  —  Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a leading proponent of filibuster reform, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) has the 51 votes he needs to change Senate rules with the “nuclear option.”  —  The maneuver would be controversial …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Fiscal Cliff Deal Not Reached, Leaders Agree To Continue Talks … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Harry Reid , John Boehner, Barack Obama , Barack Obama , Video, 2012 Fiscal Cliff, Harry Reid Fiscal Cliff, US Fiscal Cliff, Boehner Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff 2012, Fiscal Cliff Deal …
Brett Taylor / Twitchy:
Dude, where's Nancy Pelosi's car? Minority leader appears lost in parking lot
Bloomberg:
French Court Says 75% Tax Rate on Rich Is Unconstitutional  —  President Francois Hollande's 75 percent millionaire-tax is unconstitutional because it fails to guarantee taxpayer equality, France's top court ruled today.  —  The tax, one of Hollande's campaign promises …
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BBC:
French 75% income tax struck down by constitutional council
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Nation running out of ammo  —  Reaction to threats by Senator Dianne Feinstein and others to ban certain weapons and serverely restrict ownership of guns generally has caused a run on gun stores, as is widely reported.  —  Less reported is the run on ammunition, leaving ammunition inventories down 93% since election day.
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
There's Only One Way To Fix The Deficit — And Actually It's Totally Painless  —  People who insist that the US has a gigantic “spending problem” are ignorant of what really drives the deficit and the national debt, as Henry Blodget easily demonstrated in a series of charts.
Mary Ellen Godin / Reuters:
Claim seeks $100 million for child survivor of Connecticut school shooting  —  Reuters/Reuters - A U.S. flag hangs over stockings left as a memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, along a fence surrounding the Sandy Hook Cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut December ...more
Associated Press:
At Least 15 Killed in Sect Attack in North Nigeria  —  Gunmen suspected to belong to a radical Islamist sect attacked a village in northeast Nigeria, tying up men, women and children before slitting their throats, killing at least 15 in the troubled region's latest attack, witnesses said Saturday.
Noreen O'Donnell / Reuters:
New York newspaper to list more gun permit holders after uproar  —  Reuters/Reuters - A small portion of guns that were turned in by their owners are stacked inside a truck at a gun buyback held by the Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, California, December 26, 2012 ...more
Megan McArdle / Asymmetrical Information:
Should People Be Forced to Buy Liability Insurance for their Guns?  —  The latest gun-control idea is forcing owners to buy liability insurance.  That may help a few victims, but it won't stop crime, writes Megan McArdle.  —  Novel gun control ideas continue to percolate through the commentariat.
Jerusalem Post:
Egypt to pursue relationship with Hezbollah  —  In shift from Mubarak-era policy, Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon says Brotherhood-dominated Egypt will engage terror group.  —  In a dramatic policy shift, Egypt will seek to forge “tight” relations with Hezbollah, Egyptian Ambassador …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
 
 
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Josh Barro / Bloomberg:
When Getting Your Butt Kicked Is the Strategy
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The FBI's secret file on Marilyn Monroe: Document that shows agency kept track of intimate details about actress
Michael Medved / The Daily Beast:
The Liberal God Delusion
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Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
The Human Casualties of the War on Drugs
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Ari Shavit / Haaretz:
The success of Naftali Bennett is the failure of the Israeli center-left
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Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Why not let taxes rise on the middle class?
David Rogers / Reuters:
$60B Sandy aid package clears Senate
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New York Times:
Woman Dies After a Gang Rape That Galvanized India
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Michael M. Grynbaum / City Room:
Crime Is Up and Bloomberg Blames iPhone Thieves
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