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2:50 AM ET, November 27, 2012

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Guest on Fox News to Discuss Benghazi Attack Is Given a Quick Exit  —  Thomas E. Ricks, the veteran defense reporter and author, said he expected his Monday morning appearance on Fox News to last about three minutes.  It ended, in fact, after 90 seconds — his last sentence was a description …
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Fox Interview Ends After Guest Accuses Network Of Operating As ‘Wing Of The Republican Party’  —  A Fox News interview about the Benghazi attacks ended Monday morning after the guest openly accused the network of “hyping” the story — doing so with political motivations by acting as “a wing of the Republican Party.”
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Susan Rice to meet with McCain on Benghazi
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Taylor Marsh
Palm Beach Post:
Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law  —  Former GOP chair, governor - both on outs with party - say voter fraud wasn't a concern, but reducing Democratic votes was.  —  VOTE ()  —  A new Florida law that contributed to long voter lines …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Top Obama Aide On Fiscal Cliff: “This Is Going To Get Hairy”  —  Senior White House advisor David Plouffe warns Republicans and Democrats alike must take political hits in order for deal to be had.  —  Source: youtube.com  —  WASHINGTON — Obama senior adviser David Plouffe predicted …
Discussion: msnbc.com and National Review
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Filibuster fight seizes Senate
Discussion: Power Line and First Read
Manu Raju / Politico:
GOP warns of shutdown over filibuster
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Roger Alford / Associated Press:
Ashley Judd's grandmother skeptical of Senate run
Discussion: msnbc.com, Reuters and The Daily Caller
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Santorum: 'I'm Open' to 2016 Run  —  Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum says he is “open” to another run for president in 2016.  Santorum was asked about a possible presidential campaign Monday at THE WEEKLY STANDARD.  —  “I'm open to it, yeah,” Santorum replied.
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Santorum: 'I'm open' to 2016 bid  —  (CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hinted Monday he may see another presidential run in his future.  —  “I'm open to that possibility,” the Republican said when asked on CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight” about a 2016 White House bid.
Eric Staats / Naples Daily News:
Newt Gingrich says GOP must ‘modernize and adapt’
Discussion: CNN
Bruce Bartlett / The American Conservative:
Revenge of the Reality-Based Community  —  My life on the Republican right—and how I saw it all go wrong.  —  I know that it's unattractive and bad form to say “I told you so” when one's advice was ignored yet ultimately proved correct.  But in the wake of the Republican election debacle …
Washington Free Beacon:
NYT Reporter Falls for Hamas Ploy  —  NYT's David Carr thinks terrorists are journalists because they spray-painted ‘TV’ on their car  —  The New York Times has again attempted to negate the presence of terrorists in the Gaza Strip.  Reporter David Carr claims that two senior Hamas terrorists killed …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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Lieutenant Sacha Dratwa / ABCNEWS:
Israeli Spokesman in Black Face ‘Obama Style’
David Carr / New York Times:
Using War as Cover to Target Journalists
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
How Not to Appeal to Asian Americans  —  House Committee on Education and the Workforce Dem / Flickr  —  Of the various post-election stories, the GOP's “Latino problem” is one of the most prominent.  At some point over the last three weeks, every prominent Republican leader has had something …
Discussion: AEIdeas
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Charles Murray / AEIdeas:
Why aren't Asians Republicans?
Dennis Holden / cftc.gov:
CFTC Charges Ireland-based “Prediction Market” Proprietors Intrade and TEN with Violating the CFTC's Off-Exchange Options Trading Ban and Filing False Forms with the CFTC  —  CFTC also charges TEN with violating a 2005 CFTC cease and desist order  —  Washington, DC - The U.S. Commodity …
Discussion: EconLog and Hit & Run
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Intrade Exchange News:
ATTENTION U.S. CUSTOMERS  —  We are sorry to announce that due to legal and regulatory pressures, Intrade can no longer allow US residents to participate in our real-money prediction markets.  —  Unfortunately this means that all US residents must begin the process of closing down their Intrade accounts.
ABCNEWS:
Court Rejects Plea to Block Taping of Police  —  The Supreme Court has rejected an Illinois prosecutor's plea to allow enforcement of a law aimed at stopping people from recording police officers on the job.  —  The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Time's short, but Obamacare foes press on in court
Discussion: Hit & Run, Daily Kos and Wonkblog
Washington Post:
Marijuana's foot in the door  —  SMALL-TIME MARIJUANA use will soon be legal in Colorado and Washington state.  Sort of.  —  This month voters in those states approved ballot measures permitting possession of up to an ounce of pot.  But the federal government has not changed its policy, which labels the drug an illegal substance.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Politico
NewsMax.com:
Donald Trump: Mean-Spirited GOP Won't Win Elections  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The Republican Party will continue …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
AP nixes ‘homophobia’, ‘ethnic cleansing’  —  The Associated Press has nixed “homophobia,” “ethnic cleansing,” and a number of other terms from its Style Book in recent months.  —  The online Style Book now says that “-phobia,” “an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness” …
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
TIME HONORS SANDRA FLUKE AS ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’ FINALIST  —  Just when you think Time magazine can't make any more of a mockery of itself, they nominate Sandra Fluke, contraception advocate extraordinaire, as a candidate in their Person of the Year 2012 poll:
Discussion: TBogg and Little Green Footballs
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
A Master of Tax Avoidance  —  Warren Buffett has an op-ed in today's NY Times on one of his most popular themes: The rich should pay more in taxes.  At first blush, his position seems noble: A rich guy says that people like him should pay more to support the commonweal.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The Truce On Drugs  —  What happens now that the war has failed?  —  Cannabis is a highly persuadable plant.  It thrives in Afghanistan; it grows beautifully in Mexico.  It can prosper indoors or outdoors, in contained environments or expansive ones.  Even on the essentials, like soil, light, and water, accommodations can be made.
Discussion: Gothamist
Josh Eidelson / thenation.com/blogs/171221:
Photos Show Walmart Apparel at Site of Deadly Factory Fire in Bangladesh  —  NGOs slammed Walmart over a fire that killed at least 112 workers at a Bangladesh factory supplying apparel to the retail giant.  While Walmart says it has not confirmed that it has any relationship to the factory …
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Lorraine Devon Wilke / Addicting Info:
Workers Die In Bangladesh Factory While Making Clothes For Walmart And Others
Discussion: Firedoglake and Associated Press
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Four Reasons Not To Count Grover Norquist Out  —  Don't believe the hype about mass defections from the no-new-taxes pledge.  “I am officially not worried.”  —  WASHINGTON — Liberals, and some members of the Republican leadership if truth be told, may hope that conservative agitator Grover Norquist's days …
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Norquist: GOP won't break tax pledge
Discussion: “The Lid”, Politico and Hot Air
 
 
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Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
Poor management, not union intransigence, killed Hostess
Discussion: Firedoglake
New York Times:
Close Guantánamo Prison  —  On his second full day in office …
Discussion: TheBlaze.com, Daily Kos and Philly.com
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro to Step Down Next Month
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum and DealBook
Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
OVERNIGHT CAMPAIGN: Déjà vu for GOP
Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Quinn sets dates for special election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and Election 2012
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Young Voters Supported Obama Less, But May Have Mattered More
Sy Mukherjee / ThinkProgress:
Republican Leader Wants Deficit-Reducing Obamacare ‘On The Table’ In Debt Talks
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Raw Story
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Buck fever: Ryan, 10-year-old daughter bag bucks
Discussion: The Agonist, Election 2012 and WAOW-TV
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Hiring a Bush Daughter, to Attract Younger Readers
William Baldwin / Forbes:
Do You Live In A Death Spiral State?
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Jamie Foxx: ‘Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama’