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4:20 AM ET, December 12, 2013

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Politico:
GOP's private war goes public  —  The simmering feud between House Republicans and movement conservatives is finally an all-out war.  —  The tension exploded on Wednesday morning when Speaker John Boehner and outside conservative groups traded sharp barbs over the budget deal Rep. Paul Ryan …
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Jonathan Strong / National Review:
Ryan Deal Limits Senate GOP's Power to Block Tax Increases  —  Senate Republicans scrubbing the Ryan-Murray budget deal have come across a little-noticed provision that will limit the GOP's ability to block tax increases in future years.  —  The bill includes language from the Senate Democrats' budget …
Discussion: Hot Air and Power Line
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Source: McConnell will vote against budget deal brokered by Paul Ryan  —  Add the Senate's top Republican to the list of those who will oppose the new budget deal, which conservatives are blasting for blowing through the mandated spending caps on government spending next year.
CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for December 11, 2013
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Possible GOP 2016 contenders in Senate critical of budget deal
Thomas Donnelly / Weekly Standard:   Right Deal for National Defense
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Rand Paul, Mike Crapo to oppose budget deal
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
Roberto Schmidt / Correspondent:
The story behind “that selfie”  —  So here's the photo, my photo, which quickly lit up the world's social networks and news websites.  The “selfie” of three world leaders who, during South Africa's farewell to Nelson Mandela, were messing about like kids instead of behaving with the mournful gravitas one might expect.
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Alexander Smith / World News:
‘Fake’ sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial provokes anger
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Why Mandela Was Unique  —  The global outpouring of respect …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Josie Ensor / Telegraph:
Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter ‘was a fake’
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Hill staffers warned not to rely on info from ObamaCare exchange  —  Capitol Hill staffers who signed up for ObamaCare through the Washington, D.C., healthcare exchange, called DC Health Link (DCHL), are being told to confirm their enrollments in person, and not to rely on data provided by the website.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Mediaite
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Jason Millman / Politico:
Kathleen Sebelius pushes back against GOP critics
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
HHS ‘hand-matching’ applications: Sebelius
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Republicans plan 30-hour talkathon to protest ‘nuclear option’ use in Senate  —  Senate Republicans will stage a more than 30-hour talkathon on the Senate floor to protest Democrats' triggering of the “nuclear option” last month.  —  The GOP protest, which could extend into the weekend …
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CNN:
Senate set to pull all-nighter
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Politico:   Panel sends DHS nominee Alejandro Mayorkas to Senate floor
Curt Anderson / Associated Press:
Prosecutor: No Domestic Charges Against Zimmerman  —  MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend said in a sworn statement she did not want to pursue the case.  —  State Attorney Phil Archer in Seminole County …
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ThinkProgress:   With Charges Dropped, George Zimmerman Can Get All Of His Guns Back
Jeff Weiner / Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman will not be charged in domestic dispute, prosecutor says
Discussion: The Raw Story
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 …
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Carl Campanile / New York Post:
GOP dislikes sitting congressman, eyes DWI pol with secret family  —  Republicans are so nervous about Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm's re-election chances that they've quietly reached out to former GOP Congressman Vito Fossella — who quit five years ago after confessing to having a secret second family …
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.
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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Oregon signs up just 44 people for Obamacare despite spending $300 million  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL OBAMACARE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OREGON HEALTHCARE.GOV TECHNOLOGY HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES  —  Oregon, once touted as a model for President Obama's health care law, signed up just 44 people …
Ron Cowen / The Huffington Post:
Is The Universe A Hologram?  Physicists Say It's Possible  —  A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection.  —  In 1997, theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena proposed that an audacious model of the Universe …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and National Review
Gawker:
Happy Holidays: Startup CEO Complains SF Is Full of Human Trash  —  Behold a perfect Silicon Valley denizen, an archetype: he's been written up in TechCrunch for his hackathon-organizing company.  He's been fluffed in Business Insider.  And now, inevitably, he's publicly savaged the homeless …
Santiago Lyon / New York Times:
Obama's Orwellian Image Control  —  THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the mot du jour — with a smartphone at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Tuesday.
Amy Forlitti / Associated Press:
Minn. Nat.  Guard Member Charged with Stealing IDs for Militia  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A member of the Minnesota National Guard and self-described commander of a militia group was charged Wednesday with stealing names, Social Security numbers and security clearance levels of roughly 400 members …
Discussion: Liberaland and Talking Points Memo
Michael Lind / Salon:
Voucher-mania: Why the right is diseased (and out of ideas)  —  Conservatives have exactly one answer for all spending questions — and it has little to do with serious economics  —  In the second decade of the 21st century, the American right has only two economic ideas.
 
 
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KochFacts.com:
The New York Times Ignores Koch's Stated Position on Proposed Carbon Tax and Falsely Tries …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Politico
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Congress Job Approval Drops to All-Time Low for 2013
Discussion: Firedoglake
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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
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