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8:15 AM ET, December 29, 2014

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Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015  —  HONOLULU (AP) — Warning from President Barack Obama to congressional Republicans: I have a veto pen and, come January, I won't be afraid to use it.  —  Since taking office in 2009, Obama has only vetoed legislation twice, both in fairly minor circumstances.
Discussion: Hot Air and Balloon Juice
Washington Post:
Indonesian official says missing AirAsia jet is believed to be at the bottom of the sea … BEIJING — Search officials in Indonesia said Monday morning that they believe a vanished AirAsia commercial jet with 162 people on board is at the bottom of the sea.
Discussion: Liberaland and The Gateway Pundit
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David McCabe / The Hill:
CNN bumps politics to cover missing plane
Discussion: Mediaite
Michele Corriston / People.com:
Chris Rock & Wife Malaak Compton-Rock Split  —  Chris Rock and his wife are divorcing after nearly 20 years together.  —  “After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak Compton-Rock, a philanthropist and founder of the nonprofit styleWorks, said in a statement Sunday.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Obama Recovery  —  Suppose that for some reason you decided to start hitting yourself in the head, repeatedly, with a baseball bat.  You'd feel pretty bad.  Correspondingly, you'd probably feel a lot better if and when you finally stopped.  What would that improvement in your condition tell you?
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
10 senators who could lose reelection in 2016  —  Senate Republicans will have to work hard to retain their recently won majority as they face a tough 2016 electoral map.  —  They have 24 seats up compared to Democrats' 10, including seven in states President Obama carried twice.
David McCabe / The Hill:
Perry: Jeb Bush getting into the 2016 race will ‘help field’  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said former Florida governor Jeb Bush's decision to explore a White House bid won't affect his own decision about whether to run for president.  —  “I think Jeb getting into the race will help the field …
Discussion: Political Wire
David Cohen / Politico:
Obama marks Afghanistan milestone  —  President Barack Obama on Sunday praised the official end of the 13-year U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan, offering his remarks to coincide with a handover ceremony there.  —  “On this day,” Obama said in a statement, “we give thanks to our troops …
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Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Obama: Longest war in US history is ending
Discussion: Washington Post and NPR
Bob Christie / Associated Press:   Arizona Gov. Brewer leaving legacy of battling Washington
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Is the Most Powerful Conservative in America Losing His Edge?  —  Erick Erickson built his career on stoking populist rage.  But now the man who steers the Tea Party says conservative anger has grown toxic and self-defeating.  —  Photos by Audra Melton
Discussion: RedState
Steve Inskeep / NPR:
Despite Election Defeat, Obama Sees Room To Push His Agenda  —  President Obama has begun his administration's final phase the way he began several other chapters of his presidency: seeking to recover from disaster.  —  Obama has moved vigorously since his party lost the Senate in November.
Discussion: New York Times
Dan Seufert / UnionLeader.com:
Indecent proposition from New London chief was ‘chilling’ says victim  —  NEW LONDON - Speaking publicly for the first time, Janelle Westfall said state laws failed her after New London's former police chief made her a proposition: If she posed nude for him, the underage alcohol charges against her would be dropped.
Brent Lang / Variety:
Sony: ‘The Interview’ Has Made Over $15 Million Online  —  “The Interview” is shaping up to be a groundbreaking VOD success, earning $15 million online through Saturday.  —  The comedy, which has earned nearly $3 million in theaters, was rented or downloaded over 2 million times since hitting the Web on Tuesday, Sony disclosed.
John Vidal / Observer:
Pope Francis's edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches  —  Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year's UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York  —  He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December.
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John Amato / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Pope Francis Is Set To Get Tough On Climate Change
Roy Wenzlthe / Wichita Eagle:
Charles Koch's views on criminal justice system just may surprise you  —  ›  —  ‹  —  Of all the contentious history between Koch Industries and the U.S. government, the Corpus Christi, Texas, case from 1995 is the one that Charles Koch remembers most vividly.
Discussion: Slantpoint
 
 
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Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's downfall is wife's fault, daughter says
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Giuliani urges de Blasio to apologize for police remarks