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3:10 AM ET, December 25, 2010

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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
‘We the people’ to open next Congress  —  House to read Constitution  —  The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that - the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Smiling Dems will soon cry ‘Washington is broken’  —  “Washington, right now, is broken,” said Vice President Biden in February.  “I've never seen it this dysfunctional.”  —  Back then, Biden was just one of many who complained that partisan rancor and gamesmanship had brought the functioning …
Discussion: Hot Air
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Reid: My job will be ‘easier’ next year
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Karoun Demirjian / Las Vegas Sun:   For Harry Reid, it's been the best of times, worst of times
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Exclusive - Biden: White House to Hold Line on Taxes in 2012; ‘Inevitability’ of National Consensus on Gay Marriage; Air Bases May Remain in Afghanistan Past 2014  —  The president's primary negotiator for the tax cut deal on Capitol Hill told me the administration will hold the line in two years …
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Biden sees ‘inevitability’ for gay marriage
Agence France Presse:
Xmas joy mixed with threats for Mideast Christians  —  BAGHDAD (AFP) - Christians in the Middle East prepared on Friday to celebrate Christmas, some in fear of attacks against their community, as in Iraq, and others in the most discreet way possible, as in Saudi Arabia.
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Howard Portnoy / Examiner:
Christmas in Bethlehem: Cross banished to appease Islamic fundamentalists
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
North Korea blasts incoming Foreign Affairs chairwoman as ‘human scum’  —  North Korea's official news agency blasted the incoming chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee — while mistaking her for a chairman.  —  Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), a Cuban immigrant …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Treasury defends 10,000 exceptions to Iran, other sanctions
B. Daniel Blatt / GayPatriot:
Grande Conservative Blogress Diva 2011  —  After extensive consultations with our committee, we have determined that the following blogresses, divas all, are the nominees for the coveted honor of Grande Conservative Blogress Diva 2011, the tiara commonly known as the “Ethel” …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Kamala Harris: Democrats' anti-Palin  —  It's easy to understand why Kamala Harris, California's next attorney general, is being called the future of the Democratic Party, a rising political star in the mold of one of her big supporters — President Barack Obama.
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
Lizzie Skurnick / Politics Daily:
Scrooge, George Bailey and ‘Vows’: Our Warring Views on True Love … Maybe it's because I've been chewing over last Sunday's “Vows” brouhaha in the New York Times at the same time I've been scouring store shelves and trimming trees, but something in the combo leads me observe …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
G.O.P. to Open House to Electronic Devices  —  WASHINGTON — The iPad is coming to Capitol Hill.  —  Tucked into new rules proposed by the incoming House Republican majority is one that could fling the chamber — for good or ill — into the 21st century: Members may use an electronic device …
Discussion: FrumForum
Christian Science Monitor:
Would global warming be so bad?  —  Guest blogger Stefan Karlsson presents his take on global warming, more often called ‘global climate change.’  —  What has always troubled me the most with the view that we needs to stop “climate change” in the form of “global warming” is the idea that it would be bad if the Earth became warmer.
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The Independent:
“Expect more extreme taxes thanks to global warming, say scientists”
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and EU Referendum
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Hawaii's Governor Takes On ‘Birthers’  —  HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who befriended President Obama's parents when they were university students here, has been in office for less than three weeks.  But he is so incensed over the “birthers” — conspiracy theorists who assert …
Discussion: FrumForum
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa / Politics Daily:
Year in Review: Five Women on Top in Pop Culture … At year's end we've got a rich crop of uppity women — real and imagined — who left their deep prints on popular culture in 2010.  Some are famous, some are obscure.  Some are not widely known by name but known for what they did.
Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Media Parrots Same Talking Points: ‘Most Productive Congress Since Great Society’  —  Is it a coincidence when reporters and anchors all use the exact same words when describing the 111th Congress in such flattering and historic language?  From network anchors in New York to local news across the country …
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Paul Vitello / New York Times:
Imam Behind Islamic Center Plans U.S. Tour
Discussion: Commentary and Weasel Zippers
Naftali Bendavid / Washington Wire:
Republicans Labor to Avoid ‘Labor’  —  Congress is off for the Christmas holidays, but when lawmakers come back some will be laboring on a newly renamed committee.  —  It's the Education and the Workforce Committee, previously known in the just-concluded Congress as the Education and Labor Committee.
Discussion: TPMDC
Sarah Klein / City Room:
Did He Leave a Forwarding Address?  Yes, the North Pole  —  The theme of the party was Christmas 1962; when I opened the door to Jim and Dylan's apartment in Chelsea, I felt as if I had been transported back in time.  Their place was draped in white lights and evergreen boughs …
 
 
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Lamar Smith avoids hard line on immigration
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The Enlightened Despotism of Chinese-Style Family Planning
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Proposed U.S. House Rules Welcome (Quiet) Mobile Devices to the Floor
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On President Obama's Hawaiian Reading List: Book on President Reagan
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