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7:50 PM ET, December 21, 2010

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David Weigel / Weigel:
Introducing: Your New Congressional Apportionment!  —  It's official: Here are the states gaining and losing seats (and thus electoral votes) in 2011.  I've put states entirely controlled by Republicans in bold and states entirely controlled by Democrats in italics, although in some of these states …
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New York Times:
Power in Congress Will Tilt South and West  —  WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau rearranged the country's political map on Tuesday, giving more Congressional seats to the South and the West, and taking away from the Northeast and the Midwest, in largely anticipated changes that will have far …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Reapportionment costs Obama 6, leaves path
Discussion: Swampland and FrumForum
Ezra Klein:
Who does the census help?
Discussion: Wake up America
Jim O'Sullivan / NationalJournal.com:   In New Maps, ‘An Embarrassment of Riches’ for GOP
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
Census data offers Republicans the chance to solidify hold on House
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHITE HOUSE EXTENDS WELL-DESERVED PRAISE TO JON STEWART.... It's too soon to say for sure whether Republican obstructionism will kill the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.  The supermajority appears to be coming together, and Senate Democrats are keeping the pressure on …
Discussion: NY Daily News and Slate
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Manu Raju / The Politico:
Coburn may block 9/11 bill  —  New York Democrats hoping for quick action on a bill to give health care compensation to Ground Zero workers are about to run into Tom Coburn.  —  The Oklahoma Republican and physician — known in the Senate as “Dr. No” for his penchant in blocking bills …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House praises Jon Stewart for plugging bill to help 9/11 responders
Discussion: The Politico and The Plum Line
Jillian Rayfield / TPM LiveWire:
Shep Smith Names Every GOPer Who Wouldn't Talk 9/11 Bill With Him
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Salon
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Shep Smith Names Every Single Republican Who Refused To Come …
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com and TPM LiveWire
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Conservative bloggers agree: Haley Barbour is toast  —  I noted here yesterday that the real problem with Haley Barbour's comments about the Citizens Councils is that they show an unwillingness to avoid urinating on the third rail of race.  Today several conservative bloggers came …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Barbour clarifies: Citizens councils ‘indefensible’  —  Haley Barbour responds to a day of criticism of his statements on race with an explanation of the comment that has drawn the most fire:  —  When asked why my hometown in Mississippi did not suffer the same racial violence when I was a young man …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Haley Barbour: How he hurt himself (and how he can come back)
Brett / Majority In Mississippi:
Barbour's Speech From Philadelphia In 2004
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Graham: GOP to blame for ‘capitulation ... of dramatic proportions’ in lame-duck  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) lashed out at fellow Republicans Tuesday for a “capitulation ... of dramatic proportions” to Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in the lame-duck Congress.
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC passes first net neutrality rules  —  update: 3:23 p.m. with statement of support from President Obama, plans for Congressional hearings from House Republicans.  —  The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to approve its first ever Internet access regulation …
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Sara Jerome / The Hill:
FCC commissioners ratify net neutrality, fulfilling Obama pledge
Fox News:
FCC Approves Plan to Regulate Internet
Discussion: Salon
Lbentzterp / CNN:
Specter issues parting blow to Roberts, Alito  —  (CNN) - Sen. Arlen Specter, the outgoing Pennsylvania Republican-turned-Democrat, directed a parting blow Tuesday to members of the Supreme Court's conservative bloc.  —  In his final speech on the Senate floor, Specter …
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Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Snarlin' Arlen snarls his way through one final angry speech  —  This morning I was starting to feel a bit sad about Arlen Specter's departure from the Senate.  While I rooted heartily for his defeat in 2004 and 2010, I consider him to be stubbornly independent …
George Monbiot / Guardian:
That snow is what global warming looks like  —  Unusually cold winters may make you think scientists have got it all wrong.  But the data reveal a chilling truth  —  There were two silent calls, followed by a message left on my voicemail.  She had a soft, gentle voice and a mid-Wales accent.
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Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
Australia's white summer, Monbiot's red fury
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Why Apple Removed a WikiLeaks App From Its Store  —  Apple on Tuesday confirmed that it had removed from its online store an iPhone and iPad app that let users view the content on the WikiLeaks site and follow the WikiLeaks Twitter account.  —  Trudy Muller, an Apple spokeswoman …
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Larry David / New York Times:
Thanks for the Tax Cut!  —  THERE is a God!  It passed!  The Bush tax cuts have been extended two years for the upper bracketeers, of which I am a proud member, thank you very much.  I'm the last person in the world I'd want to be beside, but I am beside myself!  This is a life changer, I tell you.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
WikiLeaks' Assange fires back at The Guardian to competitor  —  WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange slammed the New York Times in October for the paper's critical front-page profile of him.  —  That's presumably one of the reasons that the Times — which received hundreds of thousands …
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Sara A. Carter / Washington Examiner:
Afghan sex practices concern U.S., British forces  —  A document released by WikiLeaks described efforts by high-ranking Afghan officials to quash reports of police officers and other Afghans arrested for “purchasing a service from a child.”  —  The leaked diplomatic cable quoted former Minister …
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Marine Corps commandant has to go  —  I am a fan of the old World War II movies, the ones where the platoon was composed of typical Americans, Hollywood-style.  There was a guy named Farmer and one called Preacher and another called Brooklyn (who was killed shortly after receiving a salami from home) …
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Cassy Fiano / The Greenroom:
Hysterics Over DADT Repeal Are An Insult To The Military
WVMetroNews Headline News:
Manchin Admits Mistake and Apologizes  —  Senator Manchin Apologizes For Skipping Votes  —  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin apologized to his constituents Tuesday for missing two key votes over the weekend.  —  Manchin has caught heat from friends and foes alike for failing to be on the Senate floor Saturday …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A SENATOR SCORNED.... Quick quiz — only one Republican senator has sided with Democrats on DADT repeal, the tax deal, New START cloture, and the DREAM Act in the lame-duck session.  Who was it?  —  The obvious guesses would likely be Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Susan Collins (R-Maine), or Scott Brown (R-Mass.).
Discussion: Weigel, Hotline On Call and Pat Dollard
Daily Mail:
Harry Potter actress was beaten and branded a prostitute by her brother after dating man ‘who was not a Muslim’  —  A Harry Potter actress fled her home after her father and brother threatened to kill her for going out with a Hindu man, a court heard yesterday.
 
 
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