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11:15 AM ET, December 16, 2013

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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
In budget deal, a secret reward for Dems  —  The two-year budget deal approved by the House has hidden political benefits for Senate Democrats, Republicans charge.  —  Because it sets a top-line budget number for 2015, Democrats won't have to write and pass a budget resolution in the midterm election year.
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Tax reformers see hope in budget deal
Discussion: Politico
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Durbin: GOP presidential ambitions and Tea Party challengers imperil budget deal
Discussion: First Read and CBS News
CNN:   CNN vote count: Budget deal nearing Senate approval, but not there yet
Art Swift / Gallup:
Honesty and Ethics Rating of Clergy Slides to New Low  —  Nurses again top list; lobbyists are worst  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' rating of the honesty and ethics of the clergy has fallen to 47%, the first time this rating has dropped below 50% since Gallup first asked about the clergy in 1977.
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Lobbyists, lawmakers rated dishonest, unethical in poll
Discussion: Booman Tribune
John Miller / CBS News:
NSA speaks out on Snowden, spying  —  The NSA gives unprecedented access to the agency's HQ and, for the first time, explains what it does and what it says it doesn't do: spy on Americans  —  The following is a script from “Inside the NSA” which aired on Dec. 15, 2013.  John Miller is the correspondent.
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Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
NSA officials consider Edward Snowden amnesty in return for documents
Discussion: AEIdeas, Althouse and The Agonist
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Why Inequality Matters  —  Rising inequality isn't a new concern.  Oliver Stone's movie “Wall Street,” with its portrayal of a rising plutocracy insisting that greed is good, was released in 1987.  But politicians, intimidated by cries of “class warfare,” have shied away from making …
John Fund / National Review:
Peter O'Toole: He Loved Drink, Feared the Taxman  —  The great British actor Peter O'Toole has died at the age of 81.  —  Starting with the epic Lawrence of Arabia, he was nominated for eight Academy Awards but never won one.  When he was given an honorary Oscar a decade ago …
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Mark Steyn / National Review:
Peter O'Toole, R.I.P.
Discussion: Instapundit
Erica Goode / New York Times:
Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control  —  GREELEY, Colo. — When Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County explains in speeches why he is not enforcing the state's new gun laws, he holds up two 30-round magazines.  One, he says, he had before July 1, when the law banning the possession …
Discussion: Liberaland, Hot Air and Prairie Weather
USA Today:
Harvard evacuates 4 buildings after report of explosives  —  Four buildings at Harvard University were evacuated and morning final exams were canceled Monday after the school said it had “unconfirmed” reports of explosives.  —  Harvard issued an alert on its website, on Twitter and emails citing …
Discussion: CNN
Tony Lee / BREITBART.COM:
HOUSE REPORT: ILL-TRAINED OBAMACARE NAVIGATORS ENCOURAGING FRAUD, JEOPARDIZING PRIVATE INFO  —  The Obama administration decided that Obamacare Navigators, tasked with helping Americans enroll in a health insurance plan, would not undergo mandatory background checks.
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
G.O.P. Firebrands Tone Down Their Message and Run Again  —  LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — “My name is Congressman Bob Dold!” said the fleece-clad man making his way through a popular restaurant here.  —  Well, not exactly.  His name is Bob Dold, but he isn't a current member of Congress.
Bloomberg:
Secret Inside BofA Office of CEO Stymied Needy Homeowners  —  Photographer: Phelan M. Ebenhack/Bloomberg  —  Isabel Santamaria thought she finally caught a break in her effort to save her Florida home from foreclosure after nine frustrating months: She reached Bank of America Corp.'s Office of the CEO and President.
Anita Gates / New York Times:
Joan Fontaine, Who Won an Oscar for Hitchcock's ‘Suspicion,’ Dies at 96  —  Joan Fontaine, the patrician blond actress who rose to stardom as a haunted second wife in the Alfred Hitchcock film “Rebecca” in 1940 and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a terrified newlywed in Hitchcock's …
BBC:
Huge poll win for Chilean left  —  Left-wing candidate Michelle Bachelet has been elected Chilean president for a second time by a wide margin.  —  With almost all the votes counted, Ms Bachelet had 62% against 38% for Evelyn Matthei, a former minister from the governing centre-right coalition.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and The Week
USA Today:
Hillary Clinton may affect campaigns far ahead of 2016  —  The former secretary of State could be a key influence on the 2014 political landscape even without declaring whether she will run for president in 2016.  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton looms large as a potential 2016 presidential candidate …
 
 
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Annie Karni / NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Christine Quinn mystified by mayoral defeat, mulls working for Hillary Clinton
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USA TODAY/Pew poll: Obama struggles with Millennials
Brendan Bordelon / The Daily Caller:
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Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Moonwalking in Syria  —  U.S. efforts there may be giving …
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The Hill:
Podesta: Climate game changer
Steven Zeitchik / Los Angeles Times:
Tom Laughlin, star of ‘Billy Jack’ films, dies at age 82
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Associated Press:
AP-GfK poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Hot Air
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET:
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Maureen Callahan / New York Post:
What happened to Lady Gaga?
Discussion: Power Line
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
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