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11:20 PM ET, December 12, 2015


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John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Cruz Soars to Front of the Pack in Iowa Poll; Trump Support Stays Flat  —  Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa survey also brings no joy to Ben Carson or Jeb Bush.  —  McCormickJohn  —  Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has surged ahead to become the latest front-runner …
Des Moines Register:
Last Slide  —  Cruz is now leading with two critical blocs in the Republican caucus electorate: evangelical conservatives (45 percent) and tea party conservatives (39 percent).  —  Iowa presents a “take and hold” scenario for Cruz: He's taken it; now he needs to hold it …
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris  —  LE BOURGET, France — Representatives of 195 countries reached a landmark climate accord on Saturday that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change.
New York Times:
Inside the Paris Climate Deal
Bloomberg Business:
Landmark Climate-Change Agreement Hailed as ‘Leap for Mankind’
Discussion: USA Today, Daily Kos and The Week
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
In Historic Paris Climate Deal, World Unanimously Agrees To Not Burn Most Fossil Fuels
Discussion: Legal Planet and
Wall Street Journal:
Nations Unite in Global Agreement on Climate Change
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Trump: I can't wash my hair properly because of water regs  —  Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says water regulations from the are making it difficult for him to keep his famed mane clean.  —  Asked about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) “Waters of the United States” …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Trump to GOP: 'I'm sorry I did this to you'  —  Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is sending a warning to GOP leaders about his dominance in the polls: “You've got to get used to it.”  —  During an interview with Fox News's Chris Wallace, the billionaire said Republicans are …
Ian Hanchett / Breitbart:
Trump: Hillary Says I'm Dangerous When 'She's The One That Caused So Many Deaths'  —  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued that Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “the one that caused so many deaths and everything …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Dan Nowicki / Arizona Republic:
In rebuke of Donald Trump, religious intolerance, Sen. Jeff Flake talks solidarity at Scottsdale mosque  —  Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, on Friday spoke at a Scottsdale mosque, telling the Muslims in attendance that he appreciates their contributions to the community, the state and the country.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Thanks to Trump, fringe news enters the mainstream
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
Goose-Steppers in the G.O.P.  —  Well, he's got the Hitler vote.
Brad Plumer / Vox:
The world just agreed to a major climate deal in Paris.  Now comes the hard part.  —  After two weeks of bleary all-nighters in Paris, diplomats from around the world have hammered out a major global agreement to address climate change.  Here's the full 31-page document, which was approved by 195 countries on Saturday.
Asoleycerro / KTLA:
Video Appears to Show Sheriff's Deputies Fatally Shoot Man in Lynwood (Warning: Graphic Video)  —  A man appears to be walking away from sheriff's deputies as a barrage of bullets were fired at him, killing the man in Lynwood on Saturday, video provided to KTLA shows.
Charles Moore / Telegraph:
Angela Merkel is doing more damage to the future of the West than Donald Trump  —  The founders of the European Union wanted it to give Christendom modern democratic form, but this is now nearly invisible  —  One day, a historian will pinpoint exactly when we in the West started talking about Muslims.
Discussion: Instapundit
‘Debate is very important,’ Paul says  —  CONCORD, N.H. - Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is confident he will be on the primetime Republican debate stage Tuesday, but if he falls short, he will make an announcement this week about what comes next.  —  Asked Saturday by the Globe specifically …
Discussion: Politico and NBC News
New York Times:
U.S. Visa Process Missed San Bernardino Wife's Zealotry on Social Media  —  WASHINGTON — Tashfeen Malik, who with her husband carried out the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., passed three background checks by American immigration officials as she moved to the United States from Pakistan.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Larter / The Scoop Deck:
The Navy's newest ship breaks down, limps into port  —  USNS Grapple tows USS Milwaukee, LCS-5, to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. on Friday, December 11, 2015.  LCS-5 suffered an engine casualty while in transit.  (Credit: Mike Morones/Staff)  —  ABOARD THE LITTORAL COMBAT …
Discussion: Associated Press
Liza Foreman / The Daily Beast:
Bill Murray Befriends the Muslim World: ‘Not Every Flower Is the Same’  —  Our time trailing the comedy god in Marrakech, where a somber Murray shared his thoughts on Muslims and America in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.  —  MARRAKECH — “Bill,” I call out.  “Bill.
Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed ‘Culture bundling’ and other obstacles to a real gun control debate  —  Activists in support of stricter gun laws protest outside the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate on Oct. 28 in Boulder, Colo.  —  I enjoy unproductive talk.  Bloviating, berating, snarking and swearing about politics …
CBS Denver:
ACLU Board Member Resigns After Urging People To Kill Supporters Of Trump  —  By Shaun Boyd  —  DENVER (CBS4)- A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Daily Mail:
Have police foiled an ISIS chemical weapons plot in Europe?  Two Syrian terror suspects are arrested in Geneva for ‘making and transporting explosives and toxic gases’  —  Two people of Syrian origin have been arrested in Geneva on suspicion of transporting ‘explosives and toxic gases’ as part of a probe into a terror threat.
Don Melvin / CNN:
Two arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses; Geneva remains on alert
Discussion: Breitbart and Power Line
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John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Rahm Emanuel has lost his grip on the city and won't be reclaiming it
Discussion: Diane Ravitch's blog
Christopher Helman / Forbes:
What Oil Bust? Texas Billionaire Gives Each Worker A $100,000 Bonus
Discussion: BizPac Review
Jill Leovy / Los Angeles Times:
Marjorie Lord dies at 97; ‘Make Room for Daddy’ star supported L.A. cultural causes
Discussion: AOL, Full Feed and
Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News:
More Than 10,000 Unaccompanied Minors Apprehended on U.S. Border in Last Two Months
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Andrew Pollack / New York Times:
Martin Shkreli's Latest Plan to Sharply Raise Drug Price Prompts Outcry
Discussion: and Forbes
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
VIDEO=> Kids Scream “I Want to Kill Him!” While Beating Trump Piñata to “Stop Hate”
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Canada's Warm Embrace of Refugees
Discussion: KTLA
Rachael Bade / Politico:
State Department can't find emails of top Clinton IT staffer