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8:55 PM ET, December 15, 2013


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Benedict Nightingale / New York Times:
Peter O'Toole, Star of ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ Is Dead at 81  —  Peter O'Toole, an Irish bookmaker's son with a hell-raising streak whose magnetic performance in the 1962 epic film “Lawrence of Arabia” earned him overnight fame and put him on the road to becoming one of his generation's …
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Peter O'Toole, star of Lawrence of Arabia, dies aged 81  —  Actor who shot to fame in David Lean's 1962 masterpiece and received eight Oscar nominations has died in hospital in London  —  The actor Peter O'Toole who found stardom in David Lean's masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81, his family has annouced.
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Peter O'Toole, R.I.P.  —  Peter O'Toole died in London yesterday.  He was one of the few actors I was happy to watch in any role.  He improved almost anything he was in, although I wish there had been more late-career stuff after his charming turn in My Favorite Year.
Discussion: Instapundit
Dan Friedman / NY Daily News:
Tea Party candidates launch battle against Republican honchos  —  Several Republican senators' reelection efforts are being threatened by conservative challengers such as the controversial Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tex.)  —  Republican honchos like Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) are facing an uprising.
Rasmussen Reports:   23% Name Pope Francis Most Influential, 21% Say Obama
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Daughter Theory  —  FOR our age of wonks and white papers and warring experts, there ought to be a word — something just short of, though not shorter than, schadenfreude — for the gentle thrill inspired by a social-science finding that mildly unsettles one's ideological opponents.
Discussion: The Raw Story and JustOneMinute
Arthur C. Brooks / New York Times:
A Formula for Happiness  —  HAPPINESS has traditionally been considered an elusive and evanescent thing.  To some, even trying to achieve it is an exercise in futility.  It has been said that “happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
Burgess Everett / Politico:
GOP zeroes in on debt limit debate  —  Don't expect Republicans to lay down and support a clean debt limit increase next year.  —  House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on “Fox News Sunday” Senate and House Republicans will soon huddle at their party retreats to figure …
Discussion: Mediaite
Paul Ryan: Boehner ‘just got his Irish up’
Discussion: Hot Air and Politico
ABC News:
Ryan Prefers Conservative Debate Within ‘Family’
Discussion: Politico
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Congress turns to tax reform
Discussion: The Week and CNN
Maureen Callahan / New York Post:
What happened to Lady Gaga?  —  It's already known as ARTFLOP.  —  On Nov. 6, amid the kind of hype not seen since Michael Jackson floated a statue of himself down the Thames River, Lady Gaga released her third studio album, “ARTPOP.”  —  And not since Jackson has such a globally famous …
Discussion: Power Line
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup  —  After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors.  —  But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress' investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
How the West was lost by the selfie president  —  My bookshelves sag with encyclopedic volumes arguing that America and the West are in decline.  But proving that a picture is worth a thousand books, the “selfie” seen 'round the world ends the argument.  —  It's official …
Associated Press:
George P. takes baby steps away from Bush name  —  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest scion of one of America's most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he's something other than what his famous surname suggests.  —  George P. Bush, the 37-year-old grandson of one former president …
Discussion: The Reaction
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: The early favorites for 2016 presidential race  —  Iowa Poll: Presidential candidate preferences: Iowa Poll: Presidential candidate preferences  —  Hillary Clinton, left, and Paul Ryan / Getty Images photos  —  Coming Monday  —  How do Iowans feel about health care reform and its rollout?
Associated Press:
AP-GFK POLL: HEALTH LAW SEEN AS ERODING COVERAGE  —  You are here  —  Home » United States government » AP-GfK poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care overhaul …
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
Sabrina Siddiqui / The Huffington Post:
Gabby Giffords Super PAC Releases New Ad On Newtown Anniversary  —  Americans for Responsible Solutions, the anti-gun violence group created by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband Mark Kelly, released a new ad Friday timed with the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Discussion: The Reaction and Daily Kos
Michael Martinez / CNN:
Nation reflects on Newtown
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Global Grind
Ashley Killough / CNN:
McCain: CIA did not tell Congress the truth about Levinson  —  (CNN) - Sen. John McCain joined CNN's “State of the Union” from Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday after the Arizona Republican addressed thousands of protesters who are angry over the Ukrainian government's decision to backpedal away from an agreement with the European Union.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
McCain says he would vote for budget deal
Discussion: Politico
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Chris Matyszczyk / CNET:
Apple approves ‘only gay social app for ages 12 and up’
Avik Roy / Forbes:
Government Takeover: White House Forces Obamacare Insurers To Cover Unpaid Patients At A Loss
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Kerry: N. Korea ‘Potentially’ Having Nuke Would Be ‘Unacceptable’
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Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
US embassy in London unveils huge tapestry of Obama, gushes over his ‘warm smile’ [pics]
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Alexander Burns / Reuters:
Ambassador Kennedy: A star is born
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Alan Schwarz / New York Times:
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Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
White House delayed enacting rules ahead of 2012 election to avoid controversy
Francis A. Walker / The Atlantic Online:
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