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3:35 PM ET, December 31, 2012

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Politico:
Fiscal cliff: Major progress toward deal  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Joe Biden engaged in furious overnight negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff and made major progress toward a year-end tax deal, giving sudden hope to high-stakes talks …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Is Obama Caving on Taxes?  —  The discouraging thing about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations is not that they have gone into the eleventh hour, or that they may go into the new year, or even that they won't resolve the long-term budget deficit.  It's that President Obama has retreated on his hard line on taxes.
bigstory.ap.org:
AP SOURCES: ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ DEAL EMERGING  —  You are here  —  Home » United States Congress » AP Sources: ‘Fiscal cliff’ deal emerging  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of a deal to avert the ‘fiscal cliff’ emerged Monday, with Democrats and Republicans agreeing to raise tax rates …
Timothy Noah / The New Republic:
Kill This Deal … Dear House and Senate Democrats,  —  Your president has sold you out.  A deal will likely be announced today canceling the scheduled income-tax increase on all family income below $450,000, instead of the promised $250,000 threshold, which was already too high.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Fiscal Cliff Deal Growing More Likely, Would Raise $715 Billion In Revenue … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Bush Tax Cuts, Video, Boehner Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff Deal, Fiscal Cliff Tax Revenues, Fiscal Cliff Taxes, Obama Fiscal Cliff, Obama Fiscal Cliff Deal, Tax Hikes, Politics News
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Why the White House thinks it's winning the ‘fiscal cliff’  —  Consider the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations from the White House's perspective.  —  The specifics of the potential McConnell-Biden deal are fluid, but the bottom line, at the moment, seems to be this: It raises taxes …
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
2 Sides in Talks Inch Closer but No Fiscal Deal on Final Day  —  WASHINGTON — A frantic round of late-night negotiations on Sunday between Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, moved the Senate close to a deal to stave off hundreds …
CBS News:
Finally, a “fiscal cliff” breakthrough
Dana Bash / CNN:
Harkin: Democrats unhappy; “We may object” to suggested deal
Joshua Green / Business Week:
On the Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Are Blowing a Great Deal
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Grover Norquist: Tax rates won't increase
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Steny Hoyer cool to compromise
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jamelle Bouie / The Plum Line:
Have Democrats lost their leverage on the fiscal cliff?
Lisa Desjardins / CNN:
Sticking points in fiscal cliff talks
David Jackson / Associated Press:
Biden, McConnell discuss fiscal cliff deal
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
With no deal in hand, lawmakers spend New Year's Eve on the cliff
Washington Post:
Biden, McConnell continue ‘cliff’ talks as clock winds down
BuzzFeed:
8 People Who Thought Hillary Clinton Was Faking Her Concussion  —  The Secretary of State was hospitalized Sunday night with a blood clot.  —  Former U.S. U.N. spokesman Richard Grenell  —  Via: @RichardGrenell  —  The New York Post  —  Via: nypost.com
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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
NBC reporter raises Hillary Clinton questions  —  The top science reporter for NBC News raised questions Monday about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's hospitalization, raising the possibility the blood clot causing isn't linked to an earlier concussion.  —  “It's not exactly clear …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Most Admired in 2012  —  Clinton has been Most Admired more than any other woman in Gallup's history  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans again this year name Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as the Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man living in any part of the world.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
What's Happening to Hillary?  Only a clod would say the clot is a plot!  —  Here are Senators Lindsey Graham and Dianne Feinstein, interviewed by Chris Wallace (yesterday, on “Fox News Sunday"): … With all that assurance that Hillary Clinton would testify, later that day …
First Read:
First Thoughts: Farewell to the 112th Congress
Matthew Lee / bigstory.ap.org:
HILLARY CLINTON HOSPITALIZED WITH BLOOD CLOT
Louis Michael Seidman / New York Times:
Let's Give Up on the Constitution  —  AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken.  But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.
James Bovard / Wall Street Journal:
How the ‘Dairy Cliff’ Will Cream Consumers  —  Got milk?  Enjoy the price you paid, because federal policy, reaching its sell-by date, will have dire results.  —  If the price of milk zooms up shortly after Jan. 1, the increase will come courtesy of a venal and feckless U.S. Congress.
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David Rogers / Politico:
Farm bill fate still up in the air
Discussion: Daily Kos
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Gregory under investigation, out of headlines  —  Last Friday, NBC's David Gregory was making headlines as the subject of a D.C. police investigation after having displayed an empty gun magazine on live television.  Later that day, NBC announced that Gregory had landed an exclusive interview …
 
 
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