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7:10 PM ET, January 2, 2013

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Politico:
The fiscal cliff deal that almost wasn't  —  House Speaker John Boehner couldn't hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday.  —  It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight …
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner tells GOP he's through with one-on-one Obama talks  —  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.
John Boehner / CNN:
TRENDING: Boehner's White House F-bomb  —  (CNN) - For all the stalemate in the fiscal cliff negotiations, there were some heated moments, too.  —  A Democratic source familiar with one particular exchange told CNN that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell …
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).
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
SOURCES: ENOUGH REPUBLICANS WILLING TO UNSEAT SPEAKER BOEHNER  —  American Majority Action spokesman Ron Meyer told Breitbart News late Tuesday that enough House Republicans have banded together in an effort to unseat House Speaker John Boehner from his position—they just need a leader to take up the mantle.
Manu Raju / Politico:
Reid delays call on filibuster overhaul  —  He has a chance to go “nuclear” Thursday, but instead Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to punt a decision on the filibuster until later this month.  —  With a new Congress being sworn in Thursday, Reid had threatened to invoke what critics call the …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Power Line and CNN
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Boehner committed to move Hurricane Sandy relief bill in January
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Peter King: Halt donations to House GOP  —  New York Republican Rep. Peter King went to war with his Republican colleagues on Wednesday after leaders spiked a Hurricane Sandy relief bill, calling on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members.  —  “These Republicans have no problem finding …
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Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Christie Finds Boehner's Actions ‘Disgusting’
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:   Chris Christie Rips House GOP For Blocking Sandy Relief: ‘Shame On You’
David Rogers / Reuters:
House pulls plug on Sandy aid bill
Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed:   Outraged Congressman Suggests He'll Abandon Republican Party Over Sandy Relief
Wall Street Journal:
Republicans Blast Delayed Sandy-Aid Vote
Discussion: Sun-Times Politics and Metropolis
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.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV  —  Updated Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.  —  Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms.
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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Natasha Korecki / Sun-Times Politics:
Republican Party chair in Illinois throws “full support” behind same-sex marriage in Illinois
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Blake Zeff / BuzzFeed:
The Democrats' Coming Civil War  —  The party is poised for a showdown over Social Security and Medicare.  Obama vs. the liberals.  —  Obama and Elizabeth Warren.  —  Image by Mark Wilson / Getty Images  —  For Democrats, there may be few things more entertaining than watching …
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Thanks To Gerrymandering, Democrats Would Need To Win The Popular Vote By Over 7 Percent To Take Back The House
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.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Court OKs secret drone opinions  —  The U.S. Government has no legal duty to disclose legal opinions justifying the use of drones to kill suspected terrorist operatives abroad, although doing so would contribute to “intelligent” public debate over the legality of that practice, a federal judge wrote in a ruling issued Wednesday.
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Leading Conservative Religious Organization Warns That Christians Will Soon Be Treated Like Blacks In Jim Crow Era  —  The American Family Association, a top conservative Christian organization, emailed members today with a dire warning that, within 50 years, Christians will be treated like African Americans during the Jim Crow era.
Discussion: Shakesville, Mediaite and The Raw Story
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Democratic Congressman Laughs At Fox News' Fiscal Cliff Misinformation  —  Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) schooled the hosts of Fox & Friends on the details of the deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” during an appearance to explain his opposition to the Senate-passed compromise on Wednesday morning.
The Technium:
The Post-Productive Economy  —  Take a look at these farm houses which I saw under construction in remote areas of Yunnan province China.  They were not unusual; farmsteads this size were everywhere in rural China.  Note the scale of these massive buildings.  Each support post is cut from a single huge tree.
Discussion: Free exchange
Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Obama Returns to Hawaii at an Added Cost of Over $3 Million  —  In a move that is rich in irony, President Obama agreed Tuesday night to sign an emergency deficit reduction bill that does almost nothing to rein in spending and then jetted out to Hawaii to resume his vacation at an extra cost of more than $3 million to taxpayers.
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Renditions continue under Obama, despite due-process concerns  —  The three European men with Somali roots were arrested on a murky pretext in August as they passed through the small African country of Djibouti.  But the reason soon became clear when they were visited in their jail cells by a succession of American interrogators.
 
 
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Rep. Davis: ‘...an unemployment check is in the mail’
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Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
U.S. now on pace for European levels of austerity in 2013
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‘Armed Teacher Training Program’ Launches In 15 States
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Senator Kirk speaks for the first time about his stroke
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
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Andrew Higgins / New York Times:
Used to Hardship, Latvia Accepts Austerity, and Its Pain Eases
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
The Eight Senators Who Voted Against The Fiscal Cliff Deal
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Avis Budget Group to Buy Zipcar for $500 Million
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Mary Agnes Carey / capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org:
‘Doc Fix’ In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan Cuts Medicare Hospital Payments
Discussion: Hit & Run, Wonkblog and Weekly Standard
Glen Johnson / Boston Globe:
Scott Brown questions Edward Markey's state residency in jab at possible opponent
Anthony Bond / Daily Mail:
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in a coma ‘only kept alive by life support’ after cancer surgery
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Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Strangest Conservative Priority: Prepping a ‘2nd Amendment Solution’
 

 
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