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3:10 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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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Why This Round of the Republican Civil War Was Different  —  Republican leaders finally had enough with conservatives' antics and decided to take back control.  It worked, and we got a budget deal.  —  Another round of the long-running GOP civil war broke out this week, and you could be forgiven for greeting it with a yawn.
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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Denver Post:
Shooting at Arapahoe High School, 1 reported in critical condition, suspected gunman dead  —  ARTICLE COMMENTS  —  Is your comment not appearing on the article?  Read this.  —  Note: Our article pages automatically refresh every ten minutes.  We cannot change this.
USA Today:
Sheriff: Colo. school shooting suspect is dead
Discussion: Hit & Run
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
With Affordable Care Act, Canceled Policies for New York Professionals  —  Many in New York's professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama's health care plan.  But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors …
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Hit & Run and Althouse
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Sam Baker / NationalJournal.com:
Take Two Aspirin and Blame Everything on Obamacare
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  —  A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.  —  The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
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
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Media Matters Declares Victory: ‘The War On Fox Is Over’  —  WASHINGTON — Since its founding in 2004, the progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America has been a thorn in the side of Fox News.  Its dozens of staffers monitor the network's leadership, hosts, guests and financial dealings incessantly …
Karyn Maughan / eNCA:
Search form  —  A baboon has been spotted on the streets of Bryanston in Johannesburg, appearing hungry and confident... watch the eyewitness video.  —  EXCLUSIVE: Senior ANC officials walked through the stands in a vain attempt to stop crowds booing President Jacob Zuma at Madiba's memorial.
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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 …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
White House to preserve controversial policy on NSA, Cyber Command leadership  —  The Obama administration has decided to preserve a controversial arrangement under which a single military official is permitted to direct both the National Security Agency and the military's cyberwarfare command despite …
Discussion: Techdirt and Wired
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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.
Discussion: Business Insider and The Verge
Politico:
Senate poised to pass budget  —  Senate Democrats are on the cusp of securing enough GOP votes to break a filibuster next week on the bipartisan budget, temporarily ending the fiscal crises that have dominated Washington for the past several years.  —  With 53 Democrats and two independents expected …
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New York Times:
Bipartisan Budget Deal Forged in House Faces Opposition in Senate
Discussion: Politico
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.
Jenna Portnoy / New Jersey Online:
Gov. Christie announces another top Port Authority official has resigned after GWB flap  —  Bill Baroni, the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, testifies before a state Assembly panel last month.  (Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger)
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Another resignation comes in Christie administration over bridge scandal
Chris Buckley / Sinosphere:
Mao's Birth Commemorated in Gold and Gem-Encrusted Statue  —  Mao Zedong, the Communist revolutionary who rhapsodized the Chinese people as “poor and blank” has received the birthday present he probably never dreamed of.  He has been commemorated in a manner befitting the excesses of modern …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Rick Santorum Drops Strange, Death-Filled Description Of Nationalized Health Care  —  “It's actually a pretty clever system.  Take care of the people who can vote and people who can't vote, get rid of them as quickly as possible by not giving them care, so they can't vote against you.  That's how it works.”
Discussion: The Daily Banter and Liberaland
 
 
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. may be open to Islamists joining Syrian rebel coalition
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Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
L.A.'s Eric Garcetti: Mayors will lead on immigration
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Conservative Media Empire: Hotair, Townhall Owners To Acquire Red State, Others
Dylan Byers / Politico:
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Trayvon Martin's Parents Are Planning a Book
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The 6,000-Page Report on CIA Torture Has Now Been Suppressed for 1 Year