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Matthew Lee /
HILLARY CLINTON HOSPITALIZED WITH BLOOD CLOT  —  You are here  —  Home » United States government » Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery …
8 People Who Thought Hillary Clinton Was Faking Her Concussion  —  The Secretary of State was hospitalized Sunday night with a blood clot.  —  Former U.S. U.N. spokesman Richard Grenell  —  Via: @RichardGrenell  —  The New York Post  —  Via:
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot  —  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hospitalized in New York on Sunday after doctors monitoring her recovery from a concussion discovered a blood clot, according to a statement from her office.  —  The statement said that …
Associated Press:
Hillary Clinton Goes to Hospital After Exam Finds a Blood Clot  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.
Elise Labott / CNN:
Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot  —  From her early days as a lawyer to one of the most powerful people in Washington, here's a look at Clinton at through the years:  —  HIDE CAPTION  —  Hillary Clinton through the years  —  (CNN) — Secretary …
NBC Politics:   Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Fiscal Cliff Talks Resume After GOP Caves On Social Security Cut  —  If Senate leaders reach an agreement to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, they won't announce it today.  —  On the Senate floor Sunday evening, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that, after a brief run off the rails …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Lindsay Graham: I Will Destroy America's Solvency Unless The Social Security Retirement Age Is Raised  —  Although official Washington is currently fixated on the so-called “Fiscal Cliff,” the biggest threat to American prosperity is the debt ceiling, which must be raised in February to prevent economic catastrophe.
Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Fiscal Cliff: GOP Gives In On Social Security Cuts In Stalled Talks (UPDATE) … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  John Cornyn, John McCain, Social Security, Video, John McCain Fiscal Cliff, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Social Security Benefits, Susan Collins, Congress Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Raw Story
No cliff deal as final hour approaches
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Outside the Beltway
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
GOP senators backing away from Social Security demand
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama says ‘pressure is on Congress,’ blames GOP as fiscal deadline nears
Discussion: CNN and Crooks and Liars
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
The Republican Party in one tweet  —  This is pretty much the Republican Party in one tweet:  —  Today's Republican Party thinks the key problem America faces is out-of-control entitlement spending.  But cutting entitlement spending is unpopular and the GOP's coalition relies heavily on seniors.
Howard Kurtz / Daily Download:
Meet the President: David Gregory's Low-Intensity Interview
Discussion: and Mediaite
Boehner says Obama should ‘lead, not cast blame’
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Obama Pledges To Push For Gun Control Measures If 'American People Decide It's Important'  —  President Obama called the Dec. 14th shooting in Newtown, Connecticut “the worst day of my presidency,” and said during a rare interview on Meet The Press, that he will propose a package of reforms …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Sen. Feinstein: US has to ‘bite the bullet’ and enact new gun-control restrictions
Discussion: Infowars and Politico
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Sen. Reid To GOP: “At This Stage We're Not Able To Make A Counteroffer”  —  SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KENTUCKY): My office submitted our latest offer to the Majority Leader last night at 7:10 p.m. and offered to work through the night to find common ground.  The Majority Leader's staff informed us …
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
Our Pathetic Congress  —  Surprised that our lame-duck representatives can't reach a fiscal-cliff deal?  You shouldn't be.  John Avlon on how our government turned to self-sabotage.  —  Welcome back to Washington, House of Representatives.  Hope you all had a great vacation.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Wall Street Journal:
Unthinkable Cuts Almost a Reality  —  Mandatory federal spending cuts designed to be prohibitively drastic will become a reality on Wednesday if negotiators remain unable to reach an agreement to avert the reductions.  —  The cuts would hit a broad array of departments and programs …
Discussion: Hot Air
‘This Week’ Transcript: Senators Charles Schumer and Jon Kyl  —  KARL (voice-over): Good morning, and welcome to a special edition of “This Week.”  —  OBAMA: The hour for immediate action is here.  —  KARL: There's no doubt about that.  With less than two days before America plunges …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Schumer: Better than even odds of a ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
Discussion: CNN
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