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6:10 PM ET, December 10, 2012

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Talking Points Memo:
Obama: Right-To-Work Laws Mean ‘Right To Work For Less Money’  —  President Obama railed against right-to-work laws Republicans are currently trying to pass in Michigan, arguing that they constitute a “race to the bottom,” during a speech in Redford, Michigan Monday.
Discussion: The Raw Story and Daily Kos
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Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama jumps headfirst into fight over Michigan ‘right-to-work’ law
Discussion: Politico
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Obama Expected To Weigh In On Michigan Right-To-Work Battle In Detroit Speech
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Colbert tops SC voters' Senate wish list  —  Nikki Haley is one of the most unpopular Governors in the country.  Only 42% of voters approve of the job she's doing to 49% who disapprove.  Out of 43 sitting Governors PPP has polled on, that ranks her 35th in popularity.
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Colbert is top pick to replace DeMint  —  Talk show host Stephen Colbert is South Carolina voters' preferred candidate to replace Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), according to a new poll by the Democratic Public Policy Polling.  —  The Comedy Central host, who's openly lobbied for the seat …
Discussion: Reuters and CNN
Kevin Robillard / Politico:   PPP: South Carolina voters want Stephen Colbert
James Hohmann / Politico:
Battleground Poll: Hike taxes on rich  —  An American appetite for tax hikes gives President Barack Obama leverage in fiscal cliff negotiations.  —  A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that 60 percent of respondents support raising taxes on households that earn …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Marco Rubio and the Coming Conservative Revolt  —  In the immediate wake of the election, Republicans felt so stunned — in no small part because they had deluded themselves into expecting victory — that it seemed momentarily possible that the party's long march to the right may halt or even reverse.
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Robert Costa / National Review:
Boehner's Biggest Threat
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Rep. Price won't challenge Boehner
Discussion: National Review
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
McCain to join Foreign Relations Committee just before Sec State hearing  —  MANAMA - The committee that will soon vet the next secretary of state will have a new Republican heavyweight next year: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the man leading the charge against potential nominee U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Where things really stand in the fiscal cliff negotiations  —  For the White House, the key to any deal is tax revenues — delivered at least partly through higher rates — and a long-term solution to the debt ceiling.  Additionally, any big deal will have to include some stimulus …
Bill Maher / HBO:
Authentic Is the New Slimy  —  Days before the election, a video surfaced of Mitt Romney from August of 2007, in which he's arguing with a radio interviewer at Iowa's WHO 1040.  Why is he so pissed?  Because the guy asked Romney to comment on how he reconciles his Mormon faith with his position on abortion and women's rights.
Discussion: Politico and The Raw Story
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Mitt in the Afterlife
Discussion: ABCNEWS and New York Magazine
David Sirota / Salon:
Karl Rove won't surrender race card  —  The disgusting racial codes in his super PAC's new ad suggest the GOP will never stop pitting us against each other  —  Lee Atwater's claim to fame was his pioneering use of racially divisive imagery in political messages that, superficially, didn't seem to be about race at all.
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Sore Loser Allen West: My Opponent Only Won Because He Cheated  —  In an exit befitting his outspoken, controversial two years in Congress, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said that he only lost his re-election because his opponent cheated.  —  West lost narrowly to Democratic up-and-comer Patrick Murphy last month …
Politico:
RNC launches official review on 2012 election (Updated)  —  The Republican National Committee is rolling out a plan to review what worked and what didn't for the party in the 2012 cycle, appointing five people at the top of a committee that will make recommendations on things like demographics, messaging and fundraising.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, CNN, Mediaite and First Read
Byron Tau / Politico:
Intelligence community: U.S. out as sole superpower by 2030  —  A new report by the intelligence community projects that the United States will no longer be the world's only superpower by 2030.  —  “In terms of the indices of overall power - GDP, population size, military spending …
WDIV-TV:
Taylor schools to close Tuesday for lack of teachers  —  Superintendent says teachers are likely going to be at protests in Lansing over right-to-work  —  The Taylor School District will be closed down Tuesday because of the high number of staff that have either called in sick or are taking personal days to attend rallies in Lansing.
The Boston Globe:
As a watchdog, she spoke out.  But in the Senate, the establishment critic is showing restraint.  —  Elizabeth Warren is resigning the tenured post at Harvard Law School that took her 30 years to achieve.  She has met privately with her former opponent, Scott Brown, who addressed her as professor instead of senator-elect.
Jesse Drucker / Bloomberg:
Google Revenues Sheltered in No-Tax Bermuda Soar to $10 Billion  —  Front Street in Hamilton, Bermuda.  The increase in Google's revenues routed to Bermuda, disclosed in a Nov. 21 filing by a subsidiary, could fuel the outrage over corporate tax dodging.  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) …
Michael Giltz / The Huffington Post:
Exclusive: PR Guru Behind Fake Fox News “Study” Speaks Up  —  A fake study claiming conservative viewers of FOX News were significantly dumber than conservatives who didn't watch FOX News spread through the internet like wildfire, even though the briefest of attention to the details …
City Room:
Man Fatally Shot on Midtown Street  —  A man was shot in the head and killed on a busy Midtown street a block south of Central Park on Monday afternoon, the police said.  —  The shooting occurred shortly before 2 p.m. near 58th Street and Seventh Avenue, an intersection in a tony area near …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Gloomy skies cancel Monday Senate votes  —  Monday's gray skies and rolling fog over Washington were enough to slow down the world's greatest deliberative body.  —  The Senate had been scheduled to take a procedural vote on a bill dealing with the FDIC, but limited visibility made it impossible …
Discussion: New York Magazine
 
 
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Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Marijuana officially legal in Colorado with stroke of governor's pen
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2 Dems to work with GOP to control state Senate
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