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12:10 PM ET, December 28, 2013

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Charles Hoskinson / Washington Examiner:
Who are the losers in the ‘Duck Dynasty’ flap?  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL DUCK DYNASTY TELEVISION POLITICAL CORRECTNESS  —  Now that A&E executives have surrendered to the will of hundreds of thousands of “Duck Dynasty” fans and welcomed Phil Robertson back to the show nearly 10 days …
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Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
A&E Welcomes Phil Robertson Back to ‘Duck Dynasty’  —  Less than two weeks after his anti-gay remarks prompted an “indefinite hiatus” for the reality patriarch — and a strong fan backlash — the network says he will remain on the series.  —  Phil Robertson, “Duck Dynasty”
New York Times:
Bowing to Pressure, A&E Revokes Suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star  —  The indefinite suspension of Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family at the center of the A&E Network's huge ratings hit “Duck Dynasty,” became definite Friday — at zero episodes.  The network announced he would not be suspended after all.
Discussion: driftglass, Daily Kos and Truthdig
Fox News:
‘Duck Dynasty’ to resume filming with Phil Robertson, A&E announces
Stuart Oldham / Variety:
‘Duck Dynasty’: A&E Ends Phil Robertson Suspension; Aims to Turn Controversy into Teachable Moment
Discussion: NO QUARTER USA NET
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
A&E Reverses Decision to ‘Suspend’ Phil Robertson
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Hot Air
Bari Weiss / Wall Street Journal:
Camille Paglia: A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtues  —  The cultural critic on why ignoring the biological differences between men and women risks undermining Western civilization itself.  —  Philadelphia  —  'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide," says Camille Paglia.
New York Times:
Libya Holds Four American Military Personnel for Hours  —  WASHINGTON — Four American military personnel assigned to the United States Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, were detained Friday and released hours later after being held by the country's Interior Ministry, American officials said.
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New York Times:
Libyan Government Holds 4 U.S. Military Personnel
Discussion: Fox News and The Gateway Pundit
Michael F. Cannon / Forbes:
As Predicted, ObamaCare Plunges Into ‘Utter Chaos’  —  “HHS maintains they'll have these [Exchanges] up and running by October 2013.  I don't know anyone who is confident about that and I'm ready to predict that they will not.”  — Michael F. Cannon, December 2012  —  “In my opinion, what's going to happen is utter chaos.”
Sean McElwee / The Atlantic Online:
Can Vermont's Single-Payer System Fix What Ails American Healthcare?  —  As Obamacare struggles, progressives hope a bold experiment could offer a better model.  But first, it has to work.  —  The Affordable Care Act's turbulent implementation has ruled the news cycle …
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots and Bloomberg
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Benefits Ending for One Million Unemployed  —  WASHINGTON — An emergency federal program that acts as a lifeline for 1.3 million jobless workers will end on Saturday, drastically curtailing government support for the long-term unemployed and setting the stage for a major political fight in the new year.
Timothy Pratt / The Atlantic Online:
‘We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education’  —  Universities in South Dakota, Nebraska, and other states have cut the number of credits students need to graduate.  A proposal in Florida would let online courses forgo the usual higher-education accreditation process.
Discussion: Instapundit
Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
Blumenthal sets Dec. 31 deadline for UPS, Fed-Ex to say they'll refund  —  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has asked UPS and FedEx to let customers know by the New Year if they'll be refunded for late deliveries.  —  “I hope that UPS and FedEx will extend the opportunity for refunds …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
James Bright / Chickasha Daily-Express:
Atheist group saves Chickasha woman from Christmas nightmare  —  CHICKASHA — A group of local atheists saved Christmas for a Chickasha woman after she and her baby were allegedly put through the ringer at a church's toy give away.  —  Tiffany Wait said she, her husband and their 7-month-old baby went …
Discussion: Liberaland and The Raw Story
Rachael Bade / Politico:
IRS to pay Obamacare political price  —  Obamacare's rollout dented the Department of Health and Human Services in just the first month.  Up next year: the Internal Revenue Service.  —  A key piece of the health care law gives Americans making less than 400 percent of the poverty line subsidies to buy insurance.
Discussion: americanthinker.com
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Marc Siegel / Wall Street Journal:   The Death of the Bedside Manner
Bloomberg:
Somebody Has to Be Wrong About Obamacare  —  A CNN poll taken last week showed that many Americans are exaggerating the effect of Obamacare on their own lives.  As I wrote on Tuesday, this suggests the law will get a bump in public support over the next few months, as the widely anticipated …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Democrats will pay political price for Obamacare in 2014
Discussion: Twitchy
 
 
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