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10:50 AM ET, December 2, 2012


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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
One generation got old; one generation got sold  —  I got a kick out of the following letter to the editor of Barron's that seems to be making the rounds: … We baby boomers made more mistakes than any one generation has a right to indulge in.  But at least we managed to avoid electing a radical president.
Adam Levy / CNN:
Geithner: No deal ‘without rates going up’  —  Washington (CNN) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner drew a line in the sand over taxes in defense of the Obama administration's controversial proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff.  —  In an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley on “State of the Union …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
A detached Romney tends wounds in seclusion after failed White House bid  —  SAN DIEGO — The man who planned to be president wakes up each morning now without a plan.  —  Mitt Romney looks out the windows of his beach house here in La Jolla, a moneyed and pristine enclave of San Diego …
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
DIA sending hundreds more spies overseas  —  The Pentagon will send hundreds of additional spies overseas as part of an ambitious plan to assemble an espionage network that rivals the CIA in size, U.S. officials said.  —  The project is aimed at transforming the Defense Intelligence Agency …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Rafiq Shirzad / Reuters:
Suicide bombers attack U.S. base in Afghanistan  —  NATO's Rasmussen backs embattled U.S. Afghanistan commander  —  NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen expresses full confidence in U.S. Afghanistan commander John ...  JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Suicide attackers detonated bombs …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Obama punts to Congress over repercussions for UN Palestine vote  —  The White House won't seek to punish the Palestinian Authority for this week's statehood vote at the United Nations, but did not vow to veto pending legislative proposals to cut off U.S. aid in retaliation.
Discussion: Right Wing News
What Allen West And Abraham Lincoln Have In Common … U.S. Rep. Allen West came to Washington as part of the 2010 wave of Tea Party-backed candidates.  He became known as aggressive and outspoken, but his tenure in Congress was short-lived.  He recently conceded a close race for Florida's 18th District.
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
West: Lincoln only served one term, too
Sohrab Ahmari / Wall Street Journal:
The Crisis of American Self-Government  —  Harvey Mansfield, Harvard's ‘pet dissenter,’ on the 2012 election, the real cost of entitlements, and why he sees reason for hope.  —  'We have now an American political party and a European one.  Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Navy's Next Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to be Named Enterprise  —  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today via video message at the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) inactivation ceremony that the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named Enterprise.
Associated Press:
Asperger's gone, dyslexia stays in first change to psychiatric manual in almost 20 years  —  CHICAGO — The now familiar term “Asperger's disorder” is being dropped.  And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD.
Discussion: Althouse
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Drone crashes mount at civilian airports  —  Video: The U.S. Air Force suspended Reaper drone operations in the Seychelles after two crashes in the past year.  The Washington Post's Craig Whitlock has obtained previously unreleased photographs from Air Force investigative reports showing what happened to the drones involved.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Alice Hines / The Huffington Post:
Walmart's New Health Care Policy Shifts Burden To Medicaid, Obamacare … FOLLOW:  —  Health Care, Video, Wal-Mart , 2013 Associate Benefit Book, Medicaid Expansion, Obamacare, Walmart Benefit Package, Walmart Benefits, Walmart Health Care Policy, Walmart Health Insurance, Walmart Health Plan …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Sen. Hatch: Obama fiscal proposal ‘classic bait and switch’  —  The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee accused President Obama of pulling a “bait and switch” this week with the administration's proposed deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
Discussion: Hot Air and Booman Tribune
Keegan Gibson / PoliticsPA:
Republican State Rep. Mike Fleck: I'm Gay  —  State Rep. Mike Fleck (R-Huntingdon) publicly acknowledged Saturday that he is gay, making him the first openly gay lawmaker in Pa. and the only* currently sitting openly gay Republican state legislator in the entire country.
Discussion: Gawker and Towleroad News #gay
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Paul Singer / USA Today:
West Point chapel hosts first same-sex marriage
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Dream Act Gives Young Immigrants a Political Voice
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