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Mark Landler / New York Times:
Netanyahu Agrees to Push for Freeze in Settlements
Discussion: FrumForum and TPMCafe
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Air Force One Arrival Edition: Welcome to Alaska — FIRST LOOK: Obamans blame Rahm in Richard Wolffe book, ‘Revival’ — NYT balance-the-budget game — Valerie Jarrett, Ben ‘Karaoke’ Rhodes b'day  —  Happy Sunday.  President Obama lands this morning, Eastern time, at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich?  —  IN the aftermath of the Great Democratic Shellacking of 2010, one election night subplot quickly receded into the footnotes: the drubbing received by very wealthy Americans, most of them Republican, who tried to buy Senate seats and governor's mansions.
New York Times:
Try Something Hard: Governing  —  Many Americans who voted this fall expressed a deep mistrust of government.  House Republicans' triumphalist vows to tie up the Obama administration with nonstop investigations and obstructionist budget crimping are not going to allay those voters' concerns — or solve any of the country's problems.
Johnny Edge / johnnyedge.blogspot.com:
TSA encounter at SAN  —  [These events took place roughly between 5:30 and 6:30 AM, November 13th in Terminal 2 of the San Diego International Airport.  I'm writing this approximately 2 1/2 hours after the events transpired, and they are correct to the best of my recollection.
Sara Jerome / The Hill:
DeMint: Tea Party is ‘support group’ for trying to kick earmarks  —  As Senate Republicans mull an earmark ban, they have organizations to remind them such spending is unpopular with voters, according to the senator leading the push for a moratorium: Tea Party groups who want spending shrunk.
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Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:   Tea party groups have wide range of goals for new champions in Congress
New York Post:
Rangel ‘raided’ PACs for 393G  —  Tweet  —  Congressman Charles Rangel, whose ethics trial starts tomorrow, appears to have improperly used political-action committee money to pay for his defense.  —  Rangel tapped his National Leadership PAC for $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year.
Los Angeles Times:
Economists weigh in: Can the economy be saved?  —  (Illustration by Anthony Russo / For The Times)  —  It has been more than two years since the financial and economic crash of 2008.  Since then, many things have improved, and the U.S. economy is officially out of recession.  But many Americans are still hurting.
Discussion: FrumForum
Traci McMillan / Bloomberg:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Mastermind, Unlikely to Have Trial, Post Says  —  The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, may remain behind bars without trial indefinitely because of disagreement over his trial location, according to the Washington Post.
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Karzai wants U.S. to reduce military operations in Afghanistan  —  KABUL- President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday that the United States must reduce the visibility and intensity of its military operations in Afghanistan and end the increased U.S. Special Operations forces night raids …
Michelle Malkin:
Waiver-mania!  The ever-expanding Obamacare escapee list  —  Let us briefly review the rapidly growing rolls of companies, unions, and states bursting out of the Obamacare escape hatch.  —  In early September, I noted the push by Obamacare promoter and Democrat Rep. Ron Wyden …
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
‘Soul-searching’ Obama aides: Democrats' midterm election losses a wake-up call  —  After nearly two weeks of introspection, President Obama's top advisers have concluded that the “shellacking” Democrats took on Election Day was caused in large part by their own failure to live …
Online NewsHour:
Shields and Brooks on Tax Cuts, Debt, Lame-Duck Congress, Bush Book  —  JIM LEHRER: And to the analysis of Shields and Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks.  —  First, Mark, on the don't ask, don't tell issue, do you think the lame-duck Congress will take that up?
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Obama to push Senate on START  —  YOKOHAMA, Japan - President Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday that he'll push the Senate in coming weeks to ratify a nuclear arms treaty the two leaders signed earlier this year.  —  “I reiterated my commitment to get the START treaty done during …
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:   Obama assures Medvedev START will get ‘done’ in lame-duck
 
 
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Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Sunday hosts slam ‘narrowcasting’
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Nina Mandell / NY Daily News:
Cindy McCain tweets support of John McCain's standing on Don't Ask …
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Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
After Party's Rout, a Blue Dog Won't Back Down
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Missouri Dem warns McCaskill against ‘disloyalty’ to Obama
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Eric Lipton / New York Times:
A Journey From Lawmaker to Lobbyist and Back
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Britain's top soldier says al-Qaeda cannot be beaten
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Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Backers of Legal Marijuana Find Silver Lining in Defeat of California Measure