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10:05 AM ET, December 14, 2013

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The Hill:
Tea Party: Boehner ‘declared war’  —  Tea Party Patriots said Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has “declared war on the Tea Party” with his “smug and pretentious rant” against certain right-wing organizations.  —  The group made the charge in a fundraising email to supporters, seeking to win donations over the public feuding.
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Associated Press:
Ryan's Budget Plan: A Bridge Over the Divide?  —  Rep. Paul Ryan likened his 2-year budget agreement with Democrats to taking a few steps in the right direction.  —  But the bipartisan deal also carries potential value for Republicans and Ryan himself at a time when the party lacks a clear leader ahead of the 2014 election.
Discussion: The Hill
Politico:
Senate poised to pass budget
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Why This Round of the Republican Civil War Was Different
New York Times:
Bipartisan Budget Deal Forged in House Faces Opposition in Senate
Discussion: Politico
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Heritage Action: Boehner picks fight to clear way for immigration
Discussion: CNN and Guardian
EndPlay / TheDenverChannel.com:
Karl Pierson identified as Arapahoe High School gunman who shot student while targeting librarian  —  Karl Halverson Pierson as pictured in the 2012-2013 Arapahoe High School yearbook.  —  None  —  Regular Photo Size  —  Last Updated: 12 minutes ago  —  HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. …
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The site once vouched for its “lie of the year.”  —  PolitiFact.com, the Tampa Bay Times's “fact checking” operation, is out with its “Lie of the Year,” and it's a doozy of dishonesty: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.' ”  —  Just to show how fast the news can move …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots  —  SAN FRANCISCO — BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google's growing robot menagerie.  —  Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon.
Wall Street Journal:
Backdating ObamaCare  —  A last-minute HHS rule orders insurers to pay for the law's blunders.  —  The White House says that ObamaCare is all fixed, but its conduct suggests otherwise.  As it has realized that the government-created chaos is exposing patients to nasty and even deadly surprises …
Discussion: Power Line and HHS.gov
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Who Funds the Far Left?  You'll Be Surprised  —  The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration.  Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress.  Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become.
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Eric Lipton / New York Times:
New Obama Adviser Brings Corporate Ties
Wichita Eagle:
Terry Lee Loewen charged in planned suicide bombing at Wichita airport  —  For months, authorities allege, a 58-year-old avionics technician named Terry Lee Loewen - driven by radical ideas and prepared to die in a suicide attack - moved forward with a plot to detonate explosives at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
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Pete Williams / Investigations:
Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
ThinkProgress:
Senator Claims Giving People More Time To Enroll In Obamacare Will Lead To Government Takeover  —  On Thursday, the Obama administration announced that it was encouraging insurance companies to voluntarily delay deadlines for obtaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act by allowing individuals …
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Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
With Affordable Care Act, Canceled Policies for New York Professionals
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Hit & Run and Althouse
Sam Baker / NationalJournal.com:
Take Two Aspirin and Blame Everything on Obamacare
Josh Eidelson / Salon:
My critics have “income envy”: Ed Schultz unloads after backlash to his union quote  —  Knocking “media wannabes,” MSNBC host Ed Schultz addresses criticism of his response to alleged NBC union-busting  —  After a Salon report depicting Ed Schultz's handling of a dispute between a group …
JONATHAN TURLEY:
Federal Court Strikes Down Criminalization of Polygamy In Utah  —  It is with a great pleasure this evening to announce that decision of United States District Court judge Clarke Waddoups striking down key portions of the Utah polygamy law as unconstitutional.
Washington Post:
By cracking cellphone code, NSA has capacity for decoding private conversations  —  The cellphone encryption technology used most widely across the world can be easily defeated by the National Security Agency, an internal document shows, giving the agency the means to decode most of the billions …
Discussion: NBCNews, Mashable and Prairie Weather
Jill Colvin / Politicker:
Bill de Blasio Walks Away From White House Meeting With Sweeping National Hopes  —  Bill de Blasio and the other newly-elected mayors.  —  WASHINGTON — Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio went down to Washington, D.C. today to meet with President Barack Obama, emerging emboldened that a “progressive movement” was sweeping the nation.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Ed Driscoll
John Miller / CBS News:
Shares - Tweets - Stumble  —  CBS News learned Thursday that the information National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has revealed so far is just a fraction of what he has.  In fact, he has so much, some think it is worth giving him amnesty to get it back.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Dems hatch new strategy to pressure GOP on unemployment insurance  —  Now that Congress is set to leave town even as unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans are set to expire just after Christmas, is there any chance that Democrats can still prevail on Republicans to agree to extend them?
Discussion: Business Insider
 
 
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. may be open to Islamists joining Syrian rebel coalition
Discussion: Power Line and The PJ Tatler
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Democratic National Committee calls for Republican boycott of The Daily Caller, Rush Limbaugh
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