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11:35 AM ET, December 2, 2012


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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 …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Sen. Ayotte ‘disappointed’ in initial White House proposal  —  Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said Sunday she was “disappointed” with President Obama's proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year.  —  “We want to solve this and I think the Speaker earnestly wants to solve it.
Discussion: CNN
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Jacob Lew, Low-Key Power Broker  —  WASHINGTON — When President Obama was locked in painful spending negotiations with House Republicans last spring, his exceedingly meticulous budget director, Jacob J. Lew, went to the Oval Office to propose some complex budget changes.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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
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.
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: Israel Matzav and Right Wing News
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 …
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
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Go To Obama School  —  At Harvard, GOP staffers sit at Axelrod's feet.  “We weren't even running in the same race.”  —  Source: / via: @jmartpolitico  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Demoralized Republicans arrived in Boston Wednesday night for a rare moment in American politics …
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
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
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
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.
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Sen. Hatch: Obama fiscal proposal ‘classic bait and switch’
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Hot Air
Sohrab Ahmari / Wall Street Journal:
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