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10:25 PM ET, December 13, 2013

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The Hill:
Tea Party: Boehner ‘declared war’  —  Tea Party Patriots said Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has “declared war on the Tea Party” with his “smug and pretentious rant” against certain right-wing organizations.  —  The group made the charge in a fundraising email to supporters, seeking to win donations over the public feuding.
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Why This Round of the Republican Civil War Was Different  —  Republican leaders finally had enough with conservatives' antics and decided to take back control.  It worked, and we got a budget deal.  —  Another round of the long-running GOP civil war broke out this week, and you could be forgiven for greeting it with a yawn.
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Glenn Beck attacks ‘worthless’ John Boehner
Discussion: CNN and Booman Tribune
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Heritage Action: Boehner picks fight to clear way for immigration
Discussion: Guardian
USA Today:
Sheriff: Colo. school shooting suspect is dead  —  Two people were reported injured Friday afternoon during the shooting at the Denver school.  —  Two teens were injured Friday afternoon during a shooting at a suburban Denver high school by a fellow student, who then took his own life.
Discussion: Hit & Run
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Denver Post:
Shooting at Arapahoe High School, 1 reported in critical condition, suspected gunman dead  —  ARTICLE COMMENTS  —  Is your comment not appearing on the article?  Read this.  —  Note: Our article pages automatically refresh every ten minutes.  We cannot change this.
Discussion: The Daily Banter
Julie Hayden / KDVR.com:
3 injured in Arapahoe High School shooting; Student gunman dead
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
With Affordable Care Act, Canceled Policies for New York Professionals  —  Many in New York's professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama's health care plan.  But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors …
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Sam Baker / NationalJournal.com:
Take Two Aspirin and Blame Everything on Obamacare
Pete Williams / Investigations:
Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport  —  A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.  —  The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen …
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Wichita Eagle:
Terry Lee Loewen charged in planned suicide bombing at Wichita airport  —  For months, authorities allege, a 58-year-old avionics technician named Terry Lee Loewen - driven by radical ideas and prepared to die in a suicide attack - moved forward with a plot to detonate explosives at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Gateway Pundit
Karyn Maughan / eNCA:
Search form  —  A baboon has been spotted on the streets of Bryanston in Johannesburg, appearing hungry and confident... watch the eyewitness video.  —  EXCLUSIVE: Senior ANC officials walked through the stands in a vain attempt to stop crowds booing President Jacob Zuma at Madiba's memorial.
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Man who faked sign language at Mandela memorial has faced murder, other charges  —  JOHANNESBURG — The sign language interpreter who gestured meaninglessly at the Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa on Tuesday has faced charges of murder, rape, theft, breaking and entering …
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Media Matters Declares Victory: ‘The War On Fox Is Over’  —  WASHINGTON — Since its founding in 2004, the progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America has been a thorn in the side of Fox News.  Its dozens of staffers monitor the network's leadership, hosts, guests and financial dealings incessantly …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
White House to preserve controversial policy on NSA, Cyber Command leadership  —  The Obama administration has decided to preserve a controversial arrangement under which a single military official is permitted to direct both the National Security Agency and the military's cyberwarfare command despite …
Discussion: Wired and Techdirt
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New York Times:
Bipartisan Budget Deal Forged in House Faces Opposition in Senate  —  WASHINGTON — A bipartisan budget deal that sailed through the House on an overwhelming, bipartisan vote is running into difficulty in the Senate, where Republicans — some furious, some conservative and some running for office …
Discussion: CNN, The Huffington Post and Politico
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Politico:
Senate poised to pass budget
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Who Funds the Far Left?  You'll Be Surprised  —  The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration.  Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress.  Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become.
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Eric Lipton / New York Times:
New Obama Adviser Brings Corporate Ties
Josh Eidelson / Salon:
My critics have “income envy”: Ed Schultz unloads after backlash to his union quote  —  Knocking “media wannabes,” MSNBC host Ed Schultz addresses criticism of his response to alleged NBC union-busting  —  After a Salon report depicting Ed Schultz's handling of a dispute between a group …
Jenna Portnoy / New Jersey Online:
Gov. Christie announces another top Port Authority official has resigned after GWB flap  —  Bill Baroni, the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, testifies before a state Assembly panel last month.  (Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger)
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Another resignation comes in Christie administration over bridge scandal
Barry Meier / New York Times:
A Disappearing Spy, and a Scandal at the C.I.A.  —  Robert A. Levinson was an overweight bear of a man who once worked as an F.B.I. agent and desperately wanted to recapture the life of international intrigue he relished as an expert on Russian organized crime.
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David Brooks / New York Times:
Strengthen the Presidency  —  A couple of months ago, I visited the Congressional Budget Office, one of our most trust-inspiring government agencies.  On the elevator ride, one of the economists confided that it can be challenging to be in government these days.
Benny Johnson / BuzzFeed:
Conservative Media Empire: Hotair, Townhall Owners To Acquire Red State, Others  —  Salem Communications will now own five major conservative media properties.  —  Salem Communications, the Christian radio conglomerate and owners of Hotair.com, Townhall.com and recent acquisition Twitchy …
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Chinese Naval Vessel Tries to Force U.S. Warship to Stop in International Waters  —  A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.
Jamie Wiebe / The Atlantic Online:
Psychology of Lululemon: How Fashion Affects Fitness  —  Does expensive athletic wear actually incline us to work out?  “Enclothed cognition” proposes that the clothes you wear directly affect how we think and what we do.  —  The Simpsons might seem an odd place to find scientific inspiration.
Discussion: Althouse
 
 
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Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Democratic National Committee calls for Republican boycott of The Daily Caller, Rush Limbaugh
Alexander Burns / Politico:
L.A.'s Eric Garcetti: Mayors will lead on immigration
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Steve Harvey gets Obama interview
Discussion: Mediaite
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Trayvon Martin's Parents Are Planning a Book
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Gun Lobby Uses Newtown Anniversary To Raise Money
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Bloomberg News reaffirms ban on writing about Mike Bloomberg
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