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11:55 PM ET, December 13, 2009

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The Huffington Post:
Lieberman Tells Reid To His Face, He'll Vote Against Current Health Care Bill  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) informed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a face-to-face meeting on Sunday that he will vote against a health care bill that includes …
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Lieberman Rules Out Voting for Health Bill  —  WASHINGTON — In a surprise setback for Democratic leaders, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, said on Sunday that he would vote against the health care legislation in its current form.  —  The bill's supporters had said earlier …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Lieberman At It Again  —  It's starting to seem like it may just be better for Dems to try to make a deal with Olympia Snowe, kick Joe Lieberman out of the party and be done with it.  The leadership in the senate thought that Lieberman was on board with the latest compromise.
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Lieberman, Nelson: Public-option compromise still not good enough  —  Two key senators criticized the most recent healthcare compromise Sunday, saying the policies replacing the public option are still unacceptable.  —  Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) both said a Medicare …
Ezra Klein:
Joe Lieberman: Let's not make a deal!  —  The Huffington Post and Roll Call are both reporting that Joe Lieberman notified Harry Reid that he will filibuster health-care reform if the final bill includes an expansion of Medicare.  Previously, Lieberman had been cool to the idea …
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Summers Predicts Job Growth by Spring
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Michael M. Weinstein / New York Times:
Paul A. Samuelson, Groundbreaking Economist, Dies at 94  —  Paul A. Samuelson, the first American Nobel laureate in economics and the foremost academic economist of the 20th century, died Sunday at his home in Belmont, Mass. He was 94.  —  His death was announced by the Massachusetts Institute …
BBC:
Berlusconi is bloodied by attack  —  Mr Berlusconi was whisked away with blood on his face following the incident  —  Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy is recovering in hospital after an assault left his face covered in blood following a rally in Milan.
David Rose / Daily Mail:
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Climate change emails row deepens as Russians admit they DID come from their Siberian server  —  The claim was both simple and terrifying: that temperatures on planet Earth are now ‘likely the highest in at least the past 1,300 years’.
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Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
Blagojevich's lawyers seek FBI interview with Obama  —  Rod Blagojevich's lawyers want the FBI to give up details of interviews conducted last year of President Obama, his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and others as part of the investigation into the former governor.
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill  —  The Senate passed a huge end-of-the-year $1.1 trillion omnibus spending measure Sunday afternoon by a vote of 57-35.  —  The chamber was forced to work for the second consecutive weekend after talks broke down late Thursday to move …
Discussion: The Politico
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Senate passes omnibus bill; sent to Obma
Discussion: The Note
David M. Herszenhorn / The Caucus:
Health Care to Keep Democrats From Copenhagen Conference
Telegraph:
Taliban can be admired for their faith and loyalty, says bishop  —  The Taliban can be admired for their conviction to their faith and their sense of loyalty to one another, the new bishop for the Armed Forces has claimed.  —  The Rt Rev Stephen Venner called for a more sympathetic approach …
Bradley Olson / Houston Chronicle:
Houston makes its choice; Parker makes history  —  Nation watches as city becomes the largest in U.S. to choose an openly gay leader  —  Annise Danette Parker was elected mayor of Houston on Saturday, winning her seventh consecutive city election and becoming both the first contender …
Discussion: Hotline On Call
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Houston picks conservative Annise Parker as mayor, first lesbian …
Discussion: GayPatriot, MyDD and CultureMap
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Palin's Turning Point  —  Sarah Palin's appearance on the Conan O'Brien late night show generated huge positive buzz.  Even (some of) the Palin haters were hard-pressed to come up with a negative about it.  —  This marks something of a turning point for Palin.
New York Post:
Ask Ashley  —  Spitzer's babe answers all your love-life questions!  —  Sure, she's made some mistakes.  But now Ashley Dupre, the former escort who brought down Gov. Eliot Spitzer, is sharing what she's learned in her new sex, love and relationship column — exclusively in the New York Post.
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Summers: ‘No more important issue’ than job growth  —  President Barack Obama's top economic adviser said Sunday that “there's no more important issue facing the country than job growth,” but it will take time to see the recession recovery that's expected.  —  National Economic Council …
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:   Larry Summers: Job growth by Spring
 
 
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