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12:50 AM ET, December 3, 2011

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Jeremy W. Peters / The Caucus:
Trump to Moderate Republican Debate  —  It's officially a reality television Republican primary now.  —  Donald Trump is pairing up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news Web site, to moderate a presidential debate in Des Moines on Dec. 27.  —  “Our readers and the grass roots …
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Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
Here's The Huntsman Campaign's Awesome RSVP To The Trump Debate  —  Tim Miller, a spokesman for Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign, had this response when asked if his candidate would participate in the Dec. 27 Newsmax debate moderated by Donald Trump:  —  “Lol.
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
Jon Huntsman will skip presidential debate moderated by Donald Trump  —  The conservative news magazine Newsmax announced Friday that it would co-sponsor a Republican presidential debate moderated by media personality and real estate tycoon Donald Trump on Dec. 27th in Des Moines, Ia. …
CNN:
Huntsman and Gingrich agree to debate
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Huntsman skips Trump, will debate Gingrich in unmoderated format
Discussion: CNN
Associated Press:
Huntsman to skip Iowa debate, plans NH town hall
Reid Pillifant / Capital New York:
Pete King: Gingrich is condescending, undisciplined, and bad for the G.O.P.  — Architect of Obama's health care plan fears a ‘political’ decision by the Supreme Court, says Romney's lying  —  When Representative Peter King called me between votes on Thursday afternoon to talk …
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Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:
Romney's the One  —  Even though nobody has yet cast a vote in the primaries, Republicans are increasingly resigned to Gov. Mitt Romney's winning the party's presidential nomination.  Every week he gets a few more endorsements from Republican officeholders.
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Fundamentally: Newt Gingrich's Favorite Word  —  By now, we've all become familiar with Newt Gingrich's habit of using a few choice adverbs to make the things he says sound just a bit more intelligent to his listeners. … But none of them are as vital to the Gingrich lexicon as fundamentally …
Discussion: Political Mojo
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Does Romney Have a Moderate Problem?  —  Mitt Romney is enduring a tough week.  He now trails Newt Gingrich by 20 or more points in some state and national surveys.  He had a testy interview with Brett Baier of Fox News, and then compounded the problem by complaining about Mr. Baier's questioning later.
Erin McPike / Real Clear Politics:
Romney Declines Lincoln-Douglas Debate Against Gingrich  —  With the Republican presidential primary appearing to have narrowed into a two-man contest, Human Events and Red State moved quickly to lock down a date for a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Gingrich's grim ground game
Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Gingrich presidential run inspires fear and loathing in top GOP circles
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
G.O.P. Leaders Still Seem Torn About Romney
Allison Samuels / The Daily Beast:
Herman Cain's Marriage Shaken by Infidelity Charges  —  As the one-time GOP frontrunner meets up with his wife to discuss his political future, friends say fresh charges of infidelity reopened old wounds in his marriage.  —  In October, Herman Cain was having the time of his life, according to those who know him well.
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Herman Cain 2012:
ENCOURAGEMENT for HERMAN CAIN  —  Encouragement for Cain is the official page where supporters are invited to show their support, communicate their prayers and voice their vote for Herman Cain.  Please take a moment to write Mr. Cain a note sharing why you feel it is important for him to stay …
unionleader.com:
Assessing Cain: Charisma isn't enough
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Hill
Charles Grassley / Associated Press:
Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong  —  on Friday provided Congress with documents detailing how department officials gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding  —  , the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.
Agoldberg / The Smoking Gun:
Sorry, There Is No Actual 17-Year-Old Named Bennett Writing Those Purported “Texts From Bennett”  —  Those hilarious “Texts From Bennett” that this week took the Internet by storm are not, in fact, written by a dopey 17-year-old who works at an Amoco station and fashions himself a Midwest Crip.
Discussion: Betabeat
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
8.6% Unemployment: The Good, the Bad, and the Mysterious in the Jobs Report  —  This was a very confusing report.  The unemployment rate fell dramatically in November.  But we're only adding 120,000 jobs a month.  How can both things be true at the same time?
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J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
The Household Survey: A Note on the December 2, 2011 Report
Discussion: Modeled Behavior and Angry Bear
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
November jobs report: 7 reasons why it's better but still terrible
Dan Froomkin / The Huffington Post:
U.N. Envoy: U.S. Isn't Protecting Occupy Protesters' Rights … United Nations , First Amendment , Frank La Rue , Free Speech , Occupy Movement , Occupy Wall Street , Business News  —  WASHINGTON — The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Alabama red-faced as second foreign car boss held under immigration law  —  Judge drops charges against Japanese Honda executive Ichiro Yada trapped by Alabama's tough new anti-immigration laws  —  To arrest one foreign car-making executive under Alabama's new tough immigration laws …
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Christine Todd Whitman to Jon Huntsman: Run third party  —  Former New Jersey Gov. Christie Todd Whitman, who is leading a group trying to draft a third-party presidential candidate, is encouraging Jon Huntsman to make an independent bid for the White House.  —  “I would hope he would do it, frankly.
WJXT-TV:
Teen stopped at airport for design on purse  —  17-year-old missed flight to Jacksonville after agents inspected gun replica  —  A teenage girl's sense of style got her in trouble at the airport.  —  Vanessa Gibbs, 17, claims the Transportation Security Administration stopped …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Nelson up double digits  —  Several Florida Senate polls conducted shortly after Connie Mack IV's entry into the race found a toss up contest, but PPP's newest look finds that any announcement bump Mack may have received has now receded.  Bill Nelson leads him by a 46-35 margin.
Metro:
First-grader accused of sexual harassment  —  A Boston elementary school is investigating a 7-year-old first-grader for sexual harassment after he struck another boy his age in the groin.  But the mother of the accused said her son was fending off the other child, who had choked him in an altercation on a school bus on Nov. 22.
Wall Street Journal:
GMAC, Massachusetts Trade Salvos in Mortgage Fight  —  GMAC Mortgage, the mortgage lender of Ally Financial Inc., is exiting the vast majority of its lending in Massachusetts a day after the state sued it and other lenders over its allegedly improper foreclosure practices, a decision the state's attorney general called an admission.
Discussion: naked capitalism and Boston Globe
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Jenifer B. McKim / Boston Globe:
State sues big US lenders
Discussion: ThinkProgress
 
 
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Turns To A New Campaign Phrase: ‘Change Is’
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
Peter H. Stone / iWatch News:
K Street, Wall Street line up behind Sen. Scott Brown in his race against Elizabeth Warren
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House votes to end election commission
Discussion: ThinkProgress
New York Times:
Drilling Down: Drilling Down: Fighting Over Oil and Gas Well Leases
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The Draghi Deal  —  If I understand the news coming …
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The White House:
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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Cuddly puppies help law students de-stress before exams
Discussion: Gawker and Law Blog
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner hopes to avoid GOP Senate fate on payroll taxes
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Gingrich Breaks from Some in Anti-Abortion Community on When Life Begins
Anita Kumar / Washington Post:
Ken Cuccinelli announces he will run for Va. governor in 2013
Discussion: MyFox Atlanta and msnbc.com
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Is Iran Already Under Attack?
Discussion: Harry's Place
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The Meathead Vote  —  For liberal baby boomers, it's always 1972.
Discussion: Don Surber and americanthinker.com
 

 
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Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
PE firm Blackstone offers ~$1.5B to purchase Hipgnosis, about 7% higher than the bid made earlier this week by Concord to which Hipgnosis' board had agreed

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New York passes a first-of-its-kind employment tax credit plan to support independent news outlets in the state, offering $30M in yearly credits for three years

 
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