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8:45 AM ET, January 3, 2013

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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner tells GOP he's through negotiating one-on-one with Obama  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is signaling that at least one thing will change about his leadership during the 113th Congress: he's telling Republicans he is done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama.
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Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
House GOP blocks Violence Against Women Act  —  Congress had a lengthy to-do list as the end of the year approached, with a series of measures that needed action before 2013 began.  Some of the items passed (a fiscal agreement, a temporary farm bill), while others didn't (relief funding for victims of Hurricane Sandy).
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Passed By Senate Die Without A Vote … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Eric Cantor, Patty Murray, GOP, Video, Women's Rights, Eric Cantor Vawa, Patty Murray Vawa, The Violence Against Women Act, Vawa, Vawa 2012, Vawa Reauthorization, Vawa Reauthorization 2012 …
Dean Baker / CNN:
Look beyond the fiscal cliff
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Peter King: Halt donations to House GOP
Andrew Grossman / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Infighting Follows Delay in Sandy Vote
Discussion: Sun-Times Politics
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Al Jazeera Seeks a U.S. Voice Where Gore Failed  —  9:16 p.m. |  Updated Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant, has long tried to convince Americans that it is a legitimate news organization, not a parrot of Middle Eastern propaganda or something more sinister.  —  It just bought itself 40 million more chances to make its case.
Paul Krugman:
That Bad Ceiling Feeling  —  More thoughts about the fiscal deal:  —  One good thing is that the deficit scolds are furious: they had their hearts set on exploiting this crisis to push through benefit cuts, and it didn't happen — part of the larger good news that Obama didn't gut Social Security or Medicare this time around.
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
For Obama, a Victory That Also Holds Risks
Jared A. Favole / Washington Wire:
Obama to Supporters: More Work Ahead After Cliff Deal
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and First Read
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Simpson And Bowles: Fiscal Cliff Deal ‘Truly A Missed Opportunity’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Pat Brady / Daily Herald:
GOP chair urges support for same-sex marriage  —  Both sides are ramping up their gay marriage arguments in Springfield.  —  View other photograph collections  —  SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles is calling GOP lawmakers asking them to support …
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Richard Socarides / News Desk:
On Gay Marriage, Is Illinois Next?
Natasha Korecki / Sun-Times Politics:
Republican Party chair in Illinois throws “full support” behind same-sex marriage in Illinois
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay and BuzzFeed
Carl Franzen / TPM IdeaLab:
Milky Way Contains At Least 100 Billion Planets, New Analysis Finds  —  The Milky Way contains at least 100 billion planets, or enough to have one for each of its stars, and many of them are likely to be capable of supporting conditions favorable to life, according to a new estimate from scientists …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid will postpone filibuster reform  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will postpone filibuster reform until later this month, giving him time to negotiate a deal with Republicans, say Democratic lawmakers and aides.  —  A group of liberal Democrats had been pushing Reid …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Sunlen Miller / ABCNEWS:
Meet the New Class: The Senate Swears in a Historic 20 Female Senators  —  Today the Senate will make history, swearing in a record-breaking 20 female senators - 4 Republicans and 16 Democrats - in office.  —  As the 113th Congress is sworn in today on Capitol Hill, ABC “World News” …
The Atlantic Online:
What's Inside America's Banks?  —  Some four years after the 2008 financial crisis, public trust in banks is as low as ever.  Sophisticated investors describe big banks as “black boxes” that may still be concealing enormous risks—the sort that could again take down the economy.
Discussion: The Big Picture
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Senate panel to examine CIA contacts with “Zero Dark Thirty” filmmakers  —  (Reuters) - After the Senate Intelligence Committee's chairwoman expressed outrage over scenes that imply “enhanced interrogations” of CIA detainees produced a breakthrough in the hunt for Osama bin Laden …
Discussion: Guardian
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Obama's Immigration Reform Push To Begin This Month … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Immigration, Video, Latino Politics, Senate Immigration, Latino Politics, Immigration Reform, Obama Deferred Action, DREAM Act, Latino Politics, Latino Politics, Politics News
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
New Year, New Dish, New Media  —  When I first stumbled into blogging over 12 years ago, it was for two reasons: curiosity and freedom.  I was curious about the potential for writing in this new medium; and for the first time, I felt total freedom as a writer.  On my little blog, I was beholden to no one but my readers.
Guardian:
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's letter to David Cameron  —  Read the letter about the Falkland Islands from the Argentinian president to the British prime minster  —  One hundred and eighty years ago on the same date, January 3rd, in a blatant exercise of 19th-century colonialism …
Discussion: The Independent, normblog, Hot Air and BBC
 
 
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Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Tim Carney: How corporate tax credits got in the ‘cliff’ deal
Steven A. Hess / Moody's:
Announcement: Moody's Anticipates Further US Fiscal Action Following “Fiscal Cliff” Deal
Discussion: Reuters and Guardian
Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu / Arutz Sheva:
Arabs Brutally Attack US Yeshiva Student in Italy
The Raw Story:
After Newtown, company makes bullet-proof kid clothes
Discussion: Mediaite
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Gun control’ doesn't survive Christmas
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Rep. Davis: ‘...an unemployment check is in the mail’
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
 Earlier Items: 
Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
U.S. now on pace for European levels of austerity in 2013
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, Hullabaloo and Eschaton
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Court OKs secret drone opinions
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
‘Armed Teacher Training Program’ Launches In 15 States
Discussion: WXIX-TV and Hullabaloo
The Technium:
The Post-Productive Economy  —  Take a look at these farm houses …
Discussion: Free exchange
Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Google exec chairman to visit NKorea
Discussion: Quartz, The Verge and Firedoglake
 

 
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