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10:45 AM ET, December 27, 2014


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Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:
‘DE BLASIO, OUR BACKS HAVE TURNED TO YOU’ Cold war between NYPD cops, de Blasio takes to skies over the Hudson  —  Ashley Chalmers, head of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising, told the Daily News the people who paid for the airborne message ‘want to remain anonymous.’
John Cardillo:
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: NYPD COPS CALL OUT MAYOR BILL DeBLASIO ON HIS “INCENDIARY RHETORIC.”  —  Late last night I was contacted by a coalition of NYPD cops, Detectives, and supervisors hundreds strong and asked to disseminate the following statement on their behalf.
Taylor Berman / Gawker:
Plane Flying Over NYC: “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned to You”
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Nikita Stewart / New York Times:
After Killing of Police Officers, Protest Movement Is at a Crossroads
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Gateway Pundit
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
The immigration strike team  —  Democrats are already plotting ways to boost Hispanic voter turnout in 2016.  —  After a midterm election in which declining Hispanic turnout cost Democrats dearly in close races, causing some leaders to question whether President Barack Obama made a mistake …
Discussion: US News
Trisha Bee /
Dustin Diamond, actor who played “Screech” on “Saved by the Bell,” arrested in Ozaukee Co.  —  (CNN) — Police arrested Dustin Diamond, better known as “Screech” in the early 1990s sitcom, “Saved by the Bell,” early Friday, December 26th in a stabbing incident in Port Washington.
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Clinton economic approach under scrutiny  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats.  —  Members of her party are watching closely how the former secretary …
USA Today:
Wussy nation: Our view  —  From Ebola, to university controversies, to North Korea, why are so many so scared?  —  America has much to be cocky about.  It invented large-scale democracy and nurtured its growth around the world.  It vanquished fascism and communism, became the world's only superpower.
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Critics hate ‘The Interview’
Jonah Goldberg /
Dear GOP: Show, Don't Tell  —  Hey, Jeb, Ted, Rand, Marco, Bobby, Chris and the dozen or more others I'm forgetting, here's something to write on your bathroom mirror in 2015 and beyond: The “P” in POTUS stands for “President,” not “Pundit.”  —  I understand that the Seinfeldian faux-holiday Festivus …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Jose A. Delreal / Washington Post:
Michael Brown memorial destroyed overnight  —  People hurriedly cleaned and rebuilt a memorial to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday morning after they said a car intentionally destroyed it.  —  Flowers, signs and other mementos, left in remembrance of the 18-year-old who was killed …
Wall Street Journal:
The Steep Cost of America's High Incarceration Rate  —  About one of every 100 U.S. adults is in prison.  That's five to 10 times higher than in Western Europe.  —  One of us is a former Treasury secretary, the other directs a criminal-justice institute.  But we've reached the same conclusions.
Alirjaafar / Deadline:
‘Exodus’ Banned In Egypt & Morocco, May Face Struggle In Other Middle Eastern Countries  —  Ridley Scott's Exodus has been banned in Egypt after the country's head of censorship objected to the a number of “historical inaccuracies” in the epic Biblical tale.
Discussion: Mashable and Mediaite
Noah Smith / Bloomberg View:
Ten Investing Facts of Life  —  Motley Fool writer Morgan Housel recently came up with an impressive list of 122 investing aphorisms that distill the wisdom he has gleaned from years of writing about markets and the financial industry.  Most are either insights into human psychology or historical facts and figures.
Martin Feldstein / Wall Street Journal:
The Fed's Needless Flirtation With Danger  —  Well-designed tax rules are a safe and effective alternative to quantitative easing.  —  This week's good economic news—consumer spending up sharply in November over October, and a surge in third-quarter GDP growth to a 5% annual rate …
Discussion: New York Times
New York Times:
Some States See Budgets at Risk as Oil Price Falls  —  HOUSTON — States dependent on oil and gas revenue are bracing for layoffs, slashing agency budgets and growing increasingly anxious about the ripple effect that falling oil prices may have on their local economies.
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Sam Baker / National Journal:
Why Liberals Should Fear the Supreme Court in 2015
Discussion: Washington Post
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Tidings of Comfort
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Paris Hilton and her company 11:11 Media sign a partnership with X to create four original video content programs per year to promote X's Live Shopping product

Ellie Rushing / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Police say freelance journalist Josh Kruger was shot and killed inside his Philadelphia home at age 39; Kruger wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer and others

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
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