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3:00 PM ET, December 11, 2013

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Nancy Gibbs / TIME:
Pope Francis, The Choice  —  With a focus on compassion, the leader of the Catholic Church has become a new voice of conscience.  Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs explains why Francis is TIME's choice for Person of the Year 2013  —  Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge.
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Pope Francis, The People's Pope  —  He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing.  The first non-European pope in 1,200 years is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century  —  On the edge of Buenos Aires is a nothing little street called Pasaje C …
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Greenwald Attacks Time For Person Of The Year Selection: ‘A Meaningless Award From A Meaningless Magazine’  —  Glenn Greenwald ridiculed Time on Wednesday for the magazine's decision to name Pope Francis — and not Edward Snowden — its “person of the year” for 2013.
Discussion: The Daily Banter and Balloon Juice
Jake Sherman / Politico:
House prepares to vote on budget deal  —  House Republicans are planning a Thursday vote on a bipartisan budget deal, one of their last legislative acts before leaving Washington for the rest of 2013.  —  Despite some conservative opposition inside and outside the Capitol …
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Here's what's in Paul Ryan and Patty Murray's mini-budget deal  —  1. The total deal is $85 billion.  About $45 billion of that replaces sequestration cuts in 2014.  About $20 billion replaces sequestration cuts in 2015.  About $20 billion is deficit reduction atop sequestration.
Erick Erickson / RedState:
BOHICA Act of 2013  —  I am old enough to remember when the GOP said not to worry about it caving on Obamacare funding because, by God, it would hold the line on sequestration.  —  Hell, that was a month ago.  —  Amazing how much can change in a month.  Congressman Paul Ryan …
Politico:
Lamar Alexander top aide investigated for child porn  —  Law enforcement agents have searched the home of GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander's chief of staff over allegations of child pornography, according to a statement released by the senator's office.  —  Jesse Ryan Loskarn, who goes by his middle name …
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Politico:
RSC fires executive director  —  The conservative Republican Study Committee, the bastion of right-wing strategy on Capitol Hill, has fired its longtime executive director Paul Teller, accusing him of leaking conversations with lawmakers.  —  Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the chairman of the RSC …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Roll Call
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Conservative Groups Fire Back At John Boehner's Attack
Discussion: Mediaite
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
How Paul Ryan Saved The Day
Discussion: Religion Dispatches
Mark Murray / First Read:
NBC/WSJ poll: Obama ends year on low note  —  President Barak Obama attends Nelson Mandela's public memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa.  —  By Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor, NBC News  —  A year that began with President Barack Obama riding high after his re-election victory …
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David Martosko / Daily Mail:
Oh, Bam!  President's approval rating plummets to 38 per cent overall, just 34 per cent …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
Cruz Says He Walked Out of Mandela Service When Raul Castro Spoke  —  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walked out of former South African President Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday when Cuban President Raul Castro gave a speech, a spokeswoman for Cruz said.  —  “Sen. Cruz very much hopes …
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Josie Ensor / Telegraph:
Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter ‘was a fake’
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Kathleen Sebelius / HHS.gov:
Building On Our Progress and Moving Forward: Three Initial Steps  —  As more Americans give HealthCare.gov a second look, they are finding that the consumer experience is night and day compared to what it was back in October.  While more work remains, HealthCare.gov is working smoothly for the vast majority of users.
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Sarah Kliff / Wonkblog:
Since October, 1.2 million have gained Obamacare coverage  —  Just about 1.2 million people have gained health coverage through Obamacare, according to new federal data released Wednesday morning.  —  Approximately 365,000 of those people have purchased private insurance and 803,000 …
Matt Fuller / Roll Call:
Cantor's Pediatric Research Bill Has Democrats Fuming  —  While the House ties up some legislative loose ends this week before adjourning for the year, there is one suspension bill the public — and House Republicans — might be surprised to find many Democrats opposing …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Gardiner Harris / New York Times:
Court Restores India's Ban on Gay Sex  —  NEW DELHI — Gay sex became illegal again in India Wednesday after the Indian Supreme Court ruled that a colonial-era law banning gay sex should not have been struck down.  —  The ruling reverses a landmark judgment by a lower court …
Discussion: Advocate, NPR and Althouse
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Kyle Trygstad / Roll Call:
Landrieu's First TV Ad Highlights Her Obamacare Fix  —  Landrieu is a top GOP target in 2014.  (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu launched the first TV ad of her re-election campaign on Wednesday, highlighting her bill that would allow individual health …
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James Hohmann / Politico:
Landrieu TV ad distances her from ACA
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Peter Hamby / CNN:
GOP could shake up 2016 campaign  —  Washington (CNN) — A handful of Republican Party officials is quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining a chaotic presidential nominating process that many party insiders viewed as damaging to the their campaign for the White House in 2012, multiple GOP sources told CNN.
Discussion: Politico, First Read and Poynter
Local Colorado Springs News:
Six year old suspended for ‘sexual harassment’  —  CANON CITY, Colo. -  —  A six year old boy is suspended from school in Canon City for kissing a classmate on the cheek  —  His mother says it's a crush and the two children like each other.  But the school is calling it something else; sexual harassment.
Pacilin / California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris:
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Arrest of Revenge Porn Website Operator  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the arrest of the alleged owner and operator of a revenge porn website who facilitated the posting of more than 10,000 sexually explicit photos …
 
 
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Republicans will face intense pressure over unemployment benefits
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
MSNBC'ers: Media's Coverage of Obama's Selfie Mix of ‘Racist and Sexist Stereotypes’ About Blacks
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Weasel Zippers
TIME:
Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems: Fixes not enough on O-Care
Discussion: First Read
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Does Rising Inequality Make Us Hardhearted?
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Michael Levenson / The Boston Globe:
Clark wins special election for US House
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Embattled HealthCare.Gov Sees Dramatic Enrollment Surge In November
Discussion: Liberaland
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Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard:
Paper Application Missing From Healthcare.gov
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and InsureBlog
Alan S. Blinder / Wall Street Journal:
The Fed Plan to Revive High-Powered Money
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
Concept for Live TV On-the-Go Was Around Long Before Aereo

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Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as paywall plans increased

Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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