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2:30 PM ET, December 3, 2011

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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Why Republicans like Newt Gingrich  —  Things sure do change fast around here.  One week it's Rick Perry, the next it's Herman Cain.  Now it's . . .  Newt Gingrich?  —  The Republican voter is like a starving man at a free buffet.  He gorges on this, then that …
Reid Pillifant / Capital New York:
- 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 about his party's current presidential front-runner, Newt Gingrich, he joked that the conversation …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Romney and Gingrich, from bad to worse
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
10 Questions for Haley Barbour
Discussion: The Page and New York Times
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney looks to outlast and outwork Gingrich to GOP nomination
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Does Romney Have a Moderate Problem?
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Paul campaign calls Trump debate ‘wildly inappropriate’  —  (CNN) - At least two Republican presidential hopefuls are declining to participate in a debate moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump.  —  Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will both skip the debate, citing concerns about the seriousness of the event.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:   One month before Iowa, GOP field wide open
Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
Here's The Huntsman Campaign's Awesome RSVP To The Trump Debate
The Politico:
Decision day for Herman Cain  —  The party scheduled for the opening of Herman Cain's new campaign headquarters Saturday may end up a wake.  —  After nearly a week of reassessing his campaign, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO will be in Atlanta to tell his supporters whether the accumulation …
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NationalJournal.com:
Cain Reaches Out to Rivals  —  GOP presidential contender to announce plans at campaign headquarters in Georgia.  —  In the hours before he made his planned midday announcement about the future of his presidential campaign, Republican candidate Herman Cain reached out to some of his rivals.
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Occupy Richmond Stands Up For Local Tea Party Group  —  The two sides are joining forces.  —  The Richmond Tea Party has been alleging that it is being singled out for unfair treatment from the city of Richmond, Virginia after officials have opened a tax audit of the group.
Discussion: Reuters
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Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
LAPD undercover cops infiltrated Occupy camp before raid, source says  —  The Los Angeles Police Department's effort to evict Occupy L.A. protesters from their camp at City Hall included using Occupy undercover officers in the weeks leading up to Wednesday's raid, a police source said.
Perry Chiaramonte / Fox News:
Occupy Richmond to Tea Party: We're on Your Side Against City Hall
Discussion: MyFox Atlanta and Verum Serum
Jeff Passan / Yahoo! Sports:
SEC targets Marlins' shady business  —  For two decades now, Major League Baseball has funded its rise from corporate slacker to gilded cash cow on the backs of taxpayers bullied into building new stadiums.  It's a marvel the government took so long to sniff out the rot that emanates from these deals …
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
British Austerity: The Past Weighs Like a Nightmare on the Brains of Cameron and Osborne Blogging  —  Note that Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats in Britain could end this farce tomorrow, and give their country a chance.  It would be the end of Nick Clegg's political career, of course—but his career is over already.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
Memo Shows Early ATF Concern on Fast and Furious Probe Despite Claims  —  While federal officials publicly denounced a lone whistleblower and told Congress the Obama administration had done everything it could to stop guns from going to Mexico, administration officials had signs that Fast …
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Charles Grassley / Associated Press:
Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong
Charles Moore / Telegraph:
Jacques Delors interview: Euro would still be strong if it had been built to my plan  —  Former president of the European Commission Jacques Delors talks to Charles Moore about the fate of the euro.  —  It was Jacques Delors whose report produced the plan for what we now call the euro
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James Kirkup / Telegraph:
Euro doomed from start, says Jacques Delors
Arizona Daily Star:
Initiative would let illegal immigrants work in Calif. legally  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants could live and work openly in California with little or no fear of deportation under an initiative unveiled Friday by a state legislator and others.
Daily Mail:
Alarming rise of Muslim ‘honour attacks’ in the UK as police reveal thousands were carried out last year  —  Nearly 3,000 so-called honour attacks were recorded by police in Britain last year, new research has revealed.  —  According to figures obtained by the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
 
 
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Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Income Taxes for Wealthy May Increase in Albany Deal
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Profiles in courage  —  National Journal's Josh Kraushaar …
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Miketoole / CBS Boston:
7-Year-Old Accused Of Possible Sexual Harassment For Kicking Boy In Groin
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Judge: Occupy Protesters Can Stay 2 More Weeks
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Non-Muslim Muslims and the Jihad Against the West
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