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4:50 PM ET, December 26, 2010

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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir  —  WASHINGTON — When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system.  But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.
Judah Cohen / New York Times:
Bundle Up, It's Global Warming  —  THE earth continues to get warmer, yet it's feeling a lot colder outside.  Over the past few weeks, subzero temperatures in Poland claimed 66 lives; snow arrived in Seattle well before the winter solstice, and fell heavily enough in Minneapolis to make the roof …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove, Don Surber and Daily Kos
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Even after shellacking, 2012 looks OK for Obama  —  On Boxing Day, it's worth noting that Barack Obama is down but not out.  —  You could tell as much from the contrast between his petulant postelection press conference and his peppy pre-Christmas press conference.
stop30billion-seattle.org:
The U.S. gives Israel billions of dollars every year  —  Our tax dollars are being used to pay for:  —  King County officials Thursday cancelled the previously accepted bus ad  —  from the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign.  Stay tuned for follow up.  —  See Seattle Times article See Seattle PI article
Discussion: Israpundit
New York Times:
The Looming Crisis in the States  —  For most of this year, the state of Illinois has lacked the money to pay its bills.  Some of its employees have been evicted from their offices for nonpayment of rent, social service groups have laid off hundreds of workers while waiting for checks …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
A remedy for beggar states  —  The nation's menu of crises caused by governmental malpractice may soon include states coming to Congress as mendicants, seeking relief from the consequences of their choices.  Congress should forestall this by passing a bill with a bland title but explosive potential.
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
IT DEPENDS ON THE MEANING OF ‘EXTRAORDINARY’.... The head of the Republican Party in Palm Beach County, Florida, recently told Time that [shameless criminal] Gov.-elect Rick Scott (R) “is going to be within six months of taking office one of the most extraordinary national figures we've seen in years.”
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Coburn: Get ready for “apocalyptic pain”  —  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) warned Sunday of “apocalyptic pain” if the government does not change course on its spending patterns.  —  “I told you the other evening, if we didn't take some pain now, we're going to experience apocalyptic pain.
Liz Robbins / New York Times:
Holiday Travel in Disarray as Blizzard Heads Up East Coast  —  As the season's first blizzard barreled up the East Coast on Sunday, promising to dump more than a foot of snow over the New York metropolitan area and batter the region with fierce winds, holiday travel by air …
New York Times:
Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency  —  WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians …
New York Times:
Banks and WikiLeaks  —  The whistle-blowing Web site WikiLeaks has not been convicted of a crime.  The Justice Department has not even pressed charges over its disclosure of confidential State Department communications.  Nonetheless, the financial industry is trying to shut it down.
James Warren / New York Times:
Surprise Representative Plans Surprises of His Own in Washington  —  Joe Walsh's anonymity is dissipating and, by the time it's gone, we may have an answer to an intriguing political question.  —  If you win in anger, can you govern in anger?  —  Mr. Walsh was not just a little-noticed …
 
 
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Deanna Martin / JournalGazette.net:
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Jarrett: Obama to spend more time outside of Washington in 2011
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Best, worst of YouTube politics
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Napolitano: Invasive scans, pat-downs unlikely to change
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Hospitals Send Bill if Mental Patients Win Suits
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Ray Rivera / New York Times:
Taliban Challenge U.S. in Eastern Afghanistan
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Who Killed the Disneyland Dream?
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Robert Naiman / The Huffington Post:
The Christmas Truce of 1914: “Threat to National Security”?
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