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1:45 PM ET, December 8, 2010

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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans Support Two Major Elements of Tax Compromise  —  Liberal vs. Moderate/Conservative Democrats disagree on extending tax cuts for all  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Two major elements included in the tax agreement reached Monday between President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Congress meet with broad public support.
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
For Obama, Tax Deal Is a Back-Door Stimulus  —  A year ago, President Obama and the Democrats made the mistake of assuming that an economic recovery was under way.  This week's deal to extend the Bush tax cuts shows that the White House's top priority is avoiding the same mistake again …
Bloomberg:
Obama's Deal to Extend High-Earner Tax Cuts Unpopular in Poll  —  Americans don't approve of keeping the breaks for upper-income taxpayers that are part of the deal President Barack Obama brokered with congressional Republicans, a Bloomberg National Poll shows.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
LOOKING FOR PLAN B.... The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Bob Greenstein, who has as much liberal credibility on budget and tax issues as anyone, doesn't seem to like the “disturbing negative” provisions of the tax policy deal struck by the White House and congressional Republicans.
Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
Four Ways To Make The Tax Deal Better.  —  Tax deal apologist that I am, it behooves me to offer some constructive criticism, too, along with a reminder that this deal isn't final until the legislative process makes it so: Congressional Democrats, unable to unify around an original proposal, may try and adapt this framework.
The Politico:
Harry Reid tries to add online poker to tax bill  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to use the tax cut package President Barack Obama brokered with Republicans to legalize online poker, POLITICO has learned — a move that could further complicate the deal Obama announced Monday.
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Loose Change  —  Inside a shaken White House.  —  Of all the historical analogies urged on Obama following November's drubbing—Truman in '48, Reagan after '82, Clinton after '94—the one the White House has opted for is easily the most obscure.  That would be Patrick in '10—as in Deval Patrick …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
White House says Democrats partly to blame for tax-cut deal with GOP
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Liberal leader suggests GOP House should handle tax cuts, unemployment benefits
Discussion: CNN
Sam Youngman / Ballot Box:
President Obama's Sister Souljah week
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
The Hill:
Democrats to draw line at estate tax after Obama's deal with Republicans
Daily Mail:
How many people does it take to put up a Christmas tree for the Obamas?
Discussion: Mediaite and theblogprof
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
O'Donnell calls extending jobless benefits a ‘tragedy’  —  Christine O'Donnell on Tuesday compared the “tragedy” of extending unemployment benefits to Pearl Harbor and the death of Elizabeth Edwards.  —  “Today marks a lot of tragedy,” O'Donnell, the Tea Party-backed GOP Senate candidate from Delaware …
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Christine O'Donnell: Extending Unemployment Benefits A ‘Tragedy’ Like Pearl Harbor  —  For the past year, conservatives have used specious, callous, and occasionally offensive arguments against extending unemployment benefits for jobless Americans, but former Delaware GOP Senate nominee …
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
A Political Life Filled With Cruel Reversals
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
DeMint To Oppose “the Deal”  —  Senator JimDeMint just announced on my program that he will oppose the deal as well as a vote for cloture on the deal.  He is reluctant to criticize GOP Senate leadership, but believes the deal at a minimum has to be paid for, and that we need “a permanent economy” …
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John Stanton / Roll Call:
DeMint Agrees With Sanders: Tax Cut Deal Should Be Blocked
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
The paucity of hope - and other victims of Obama's tax-cut deal
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
In blow to DADT repeal, talks with Senator Collins hit wall  —  Senior Senate Democratic aides are in a panic this morning about the prospects for repeal of don't ask don't tell, because talks with Senator Susan Collins over her procedural demands have hit a wall, with the Democratic leadership dismissing …
Discussion: South Capitol Street
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
COLLINS POSITIONED TO KILL DADT REPEAL.... We talked earlier Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) surprise move this morning: he's getting started tonight on the defense authorization act, which includes a provision on repealing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”
Dan Friedman / NationalJournal.com:
Senate Will Consider 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Tonight
Janet Murguía / Congress Blog:
The DREAM Act: A watershed vote Latinos will not forget  —  As the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is urging members of Congress to pass the “Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.”
Discussion: The Politico
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Michelle Malkin:
Senate DREAM Act cloture vote today, 4pm Eastern; Update: New House bill introduced
Roberto G. Gonzales / The Huffington Post:
We Can Not Afford Not to Pass the DREAM Act: A Plea from Immigration Scholars
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
New McCain, New DREAM.  —  John McCain has co-sponsored several …
Discussion: Yglesias, AILA and The Huffington Post
Aaron Sorkin / The Huffington Post:
In Her Defense, I'm Sure the Moose Had it Coming  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  “Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation.”  —  You're right, Sarah, we'll all just go f**k ourselves now.  —  The snotty quote was posted by Sarah Palin on …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Pass the Caribou Stew
Esther Addley / Guardian:
MasterCard hacked in WikiLeaks protest  —  Operation: Payback hacks into MasterCard site over payment network's decision to cease taking donations to WikiLeaks  —  The website of MasterCard, the international credit card, has been hacked and partially paralysed by hackers …
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Matt Bai / New York Times:
Murmurs of Primary Challenge to Obama  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's compromise with Republicans on extending tax cuts for the wealthy, which his self-described progressive critics see as a profound betrayal, is bound to intensify a debate that has been bubbling up on liberal blogs …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
No primary  —  It's one of President Obama's great strengths heading …
Discussion: Weigel
TBD All News:
Baltimore terror plot arrest: Man accused of plotting to blow up military recruiting center  —  A Baltimore man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a plot to blow up an Armed Forces recruiting center in Catonsville, Md., a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed.
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Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Exclusive: New GOP Appropriation Chair Secretly Lobbied For Health Reform Money He Called ‘Socialistic’  —  After an internal struggle within the House Republican caucus, the GOP Steering Committee voted to select Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) as the new Chairman for the Appropriations Committee yesterday.
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Gitmo Recidivism Rate Soars  —  A new report by the DNI shows the number of GTMO detainees returning to jihad has doubled in last two years.  —  150 former Guantanamo detainees are either “confirmed or suspected of reengaging in terrorist or insurgent activities,” according …
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor:
Statement by Senator Mark Pryor on Repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy  —  On many previous occasions, I have said that I would oppose repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell until I had heard from our servicemen and women regarding this policy.  I have now carefully reviewed all of the findings …
 
 
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Bloomberg, in major speech, offers ‘a middle way’
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FCC's pay-as-you-go Internet plan raises video, access questions
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
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Keith Olbermann / msnbc.com:
Obama turned his back on his base
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Junk Food Is a Source of Comfort on Capitol Hill
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