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6:00 AM ET, November 26, 2012


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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Obama faces huge challenge in setting up insurance exchanges  —  The Obama administration faces major logistical and financial challenges in creating health insurance exchanges for states that have declined to set up their own systems.  —  The exchanges were designed as the centerpiece …
Discussion: National Review
Jill Vejnoska / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Alleged shoplifter dies after being subdued by Walmart workers  —  The Black Friday shopping weekend apparently took a tragic turn early Sunday morning when an alleged shoplifter died while being apprehended by employees and a contract security officer outside a Lithonia Walmart.
Discussion: Gawker
WVMetroNews Headline News:
Capito Plans 2014 Senate Run  —  West Virginia Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito will announce Monday morning that she is running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Jay Rockefeller.  —  Capito has long considered a run for the Senate, and passed …
Zach Pontz /
Online Indiscretion Leads to Islamic Jihad Texting Threats to Israeli Soldiers During Operation Pillar of Defense  —  On Nov. 17, IDF reserve soldiers in staging areas around the Gaza Strip.  They can go home in the coming days if the Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds.  Photo: Israel Defense Forces.
Sam Marsden / Telegraph:
Ukip fostering row: ‘we want our foster children back’  —  The couple at the centre of the Ukip fostering row spoke yesterday of their desire to have the three children returned to them.  —  In an interview with The Telegraph, the experienced foster parents called on the council involved …
Discussion: Guardian and BBC
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
An Unusual Absence in the Race for Mayor  —  Where are the Jews?  —  As mayoral election season starts to heat up in a city that has started memorable Jewish political careers like Edward I. Koch's and Bella S. Abzug's, one thing seems to be missing: a major Jewish candidate.
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
Jerusalem Post:
‘Satellites show Iran moving quickly to rearm Hamas’  —  ‘Sunday Times’ cites Israeli official claiming Tehran shipping Fajr-5 rockets through Sudan to the Gaza Strip.  —  Israeli intelligence satellites have spied the loading of rockets and other material in Iran believed to be destined for the Gaza Strip …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Paul Krugman:
Incredible Credibility  —  There's an interesting mix of contrast and similarity between the policy debates in Britain and the United States right now.  In both countries — as in every country that retains its own currency and has debts denominated in that national currency — interest rates are near record lows:
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Obama Administration Was Not Willing to Trust Romney With a Secret Kill List  —  Obama with advisors in the Oval Office on July 27, 2010  —  The administration of United States President Barack Obama feared they might lose re-election and in the summer of last year began to develop a set …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Report: White House sought to draft rulebook for Romney on drone strikes
Suzanne Venker / Fox News:
The war on men  —  The battle of the sexes is alive and well.  According to Pew Research Center, the share of women ages eighteen to thirty-four that say having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives rose nine percentage points since 1997 - from 28 percent to 37 percent.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Gothamist
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Sen. Graham ready to ‘violate’ anti-tax pledge for ‘fiscal cliff’ deal  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said he is ready to violate conservative activist Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge to reach a deal to avoid the looming “fiscal cliff.”  —  “I will violate the pledge …
‘This Week’ Transcript: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Dick Durbin and Ben Affleck
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Legality of Warrantless Cellphone Searches Goes to Courts and Legislatures  —  Judges and lawmakers across the country are wrangling over whether and when law enforcement authorities can peer into suspects' cellphones, and the cornucopia of evidence they provide.
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Paul Krugman:
The Fake Skills Shortage  —  Kudos to Adam Davidson for some much-needed mythbusting about the supposed skills shortage holding the US economy back.  Whenever you see some business person quoted complaining about how he or she can't find workers with the necessary skills, ask what wage they're offering.
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
New Senate's First Task Will Likely Be Trying to Fix Itself
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Sen. John McCain talks Egypt, Gaza and Libya; ‘fiscal cliff’ vs. consumers, investors
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and 2chambers
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Black Friday sales online top $1 billion for 1st time: comScore
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
Israel successfully tests David's Sling's interceptor
E A R L Y B I R D  —  Pg.  1  —  Hamas's Tactics Garner Support
Discussion: Power Line and
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Martin Roberts / Guardian:
Catalans start voting in key election
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Barney Frank Calls Out Republican Senator: Stop Using ‘Weasel Words’
Tim Mak / Politico:
McCain tweaks GOP on abortion
Discussion: New York Magazine
Douglas A. Blackmon / Washington Post:
Republicans face unexpected challenges in coastal South amid shrinking white vote
Justin Sink / The Hill:
McCain: Rice could change my mind on Secretary of State vote