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11:20 AM ET, December 26, 2011

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Eric Dondero / Right Wing News:
Statement from fmr. Ron Paul staffer on Newsletters, Anti-Semitism  —  Fmr. Senior Aide, US Cong. Ron Paul, 1997 - 2003  —  Campaign Coordinator, Ron Paul for Congress, 1995/96  —  National Organizer, Draft Ron Paul for President, 1991/92  —  Travel Aide/Personal Asst. Ron Paul, Libertarian for President
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Althouse
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New York Times:
Paul Disowns Extremists' Views but Doesn't Disavow the Support  —  The American Free Press, which markets books like “The Invention of the Jewish People” and “March of the Titans: A History of the White Race,” is urging its subscribers to help it send hundreds of copies of Ron Paul's collected speeches to voters in New Hampshire.
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
The Freedom To Oppress: Why Ron Paul's Old Racist Newsletters Matter  —  Let's face it — Ron Paul's lame denials about his repulsively racist and homophobic newsletters of the '80s and '90s on CNN should permanently lay to rest everyone's favorite myth about the man, i.e., that he's a “straight shooter” and an “honest man”.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Obama: The conservative in 2012  —  At a moment when the nation wonders whether politicians can agree on anything, here is something that unites the Republican presidential candidates — and all of them with President Obama: Everyone agrees that the 2012 election will be a turning point involving …
Rich Lowry / National Review:
“We Don't Have Our ‘A Team’ on the Field”  —  Speaking of discontent with the Republican field, I talked the other day to a pretty prominent conservative officeholder who's constantly been discussing with people around the country the possibility of a new entrant or a push to draft someone.  But who?
Josh Margolin / New York Post:
Schumer bro-in-law judge nod stuns NJ  —  Sen. Charles Schumer's brother-in-law was quietly nominated this month to a federal judgeship in New Jersey — a move that has some in the Garden State crying political foul, The Post has learned.  —  Kevin McNulty, who is married to Schumer's sister …
Discussion: The Politico and iOwnTheWorld.com
Paul Roderick Gregory / EconWorld:
Sen. Harry Reid's Unicorns: Fact Checking a Whopper  —  Tax policy should be serious business carried out by serious politicians using real facts and figures.  This is why we have the Library of Congress and the Congressional Budget Office, among other expert institutions.
Washington Post:
Solyndra: Politics infused Obama energy programs  —  Tony Avelar/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST - Linda Sterio, along with 1,100 full-time and temporary employees, were laid off Aug. 31 from Solyndra.  The company shut down without paying severance; today Sterio remains out of work and in danger of losing her home.
Tyler Durden / zerohedge.com/fullrss2.xml:
China Insolvency Wave Begins As Nation's Biggest Provincial Borrowers “Defer” Loan Payments  —  Remember, back in the day, when a bankruptcy was simply called a bankruptcy?  Naturally, this was well before ISDA came on the scene and footnoted the living feces out of everything by claiming …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Rep. Paul says defense bill assures ‘descent into totalitarianism’  —  GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul warned that the National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed by Congress this month, will accelerate the country's “slip into tyranny” and virtually assures “our descent into totalitarianism.”
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Richard Winger / Ballot Access News:
Virginia 2011 Independent Candidate for Legislature has Big Impact on 2012 Presidential Primary  —  There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law.  Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story.
Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge:
A SWIFT Denial - How In Europe, Even Admission Of A “Plan B” Is Equivalent To Failure  —  While we have long known that the drachma, and recently the lira, have seen significant “when issued” interest by institutional clients desiring to hedge their currency collapse exposure …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
 
 
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David Hinckley / NY Daily News:
Former WABC host Lynn Samuels dies Christmas Eve at 69
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
In his debut in Washington's power struggles, Gingrich threw a bomb
Sherine El Madany / Reuters:
Egypt Islamists take two-thirds of 2nd-round vote
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Disruptions: Tests Cast Doubt on F.A.A. Restrictions on Kindle and iPad
Justin Gillis / New York Times:
News Analysis: Climate Scientists Hampered in Study of 2011 Extremes
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
The top unanswered questions for 2012
Discussion: Althouse
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's secret money
AP Member Choice Complete / Associated Press:
Nun's remains miraculously healed New York woman, Vatican says
Discussion: Hot Air
Reuters:
Islamists kill dozens in Nigeria Christmas bombs
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Goldwater Institute an Aggressive Conservative Watchdog
 

 
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
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