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12:15 PM ET, December 12, 2015

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Timothy Egan / New York Times:
Goose-Steppers in the G.O.P.  —  Well, he's got the Hitler vote.  The neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer, was out and proud earlier this week: “Heil Donald Trump — the Ultimate Savior.”  After endorsing the Republican presidential front-runner earlier this year for his call …
Discussion: Althouse and Prairie Weather
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Thanks to Trump, fringe news enters the mainstream  —  Alex Jones may be America's most successful conspiracy theorist.  On his website, Infowars.com, and his daily radio program heard on more than 100 stations nationwide, Jones regularly promotes a variety of ­beyond-the- fringe ideas …
Discussion: the daily howler
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 …
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Zachary Stone / New York Times:
I'm a Responsible Gun Owner?  Seriously?  —  Austin, Tex. — “WHAT are you doing?”  —  I had just shot a gun for the first time.  The instructor was yelling at me because he couldn't understand how a 22-year-old missed a target some four feet tall and two feet wide, standing only nine feet away.
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.
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Megan Schrader / Gazette:
ACLU board member resigns after Facebook post about shooting people who would vote for Trump  —  Loring Wirbel has resigned as co-chair of the Colorado Springs chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado after facing mounting criticism for a Facebook post that said people voting …
KMIR News:
Mosque on Fire in Coachella: Witnesses Say it's Arson  —  COACHELLA, Ca.  Cal Fire is on scene of a fire at the Islamic Society of Coachella Valley in Coachella.  It is located at 84650 of Avenue 49.  —  Firefighters were called to the scene around 12PM.
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Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
FBI investigating fire at Coachella Valley mosque
Discussion: KTLA
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Radioactive radical: Body of San Bernardino jihadist bride unclaimed  —  The mysterious jihadi bride who helped her husband kill 14 and wound 22 in last week's terror attack in San Bernardino could get the unceremonious - and un-Islamic - funeral she deserves, as no Muslim leaders want anything to do with her, FoxNews.com has learned.
Gary Sernovitz / New Yorker:
What Hillary Clinton Gets (and Bernie Sanders Doesn't) About Wall Street  —  On Monday, in a Times op-ed headlined “How I'd Rein In Wall Street,” Hillary Clinton expressed skepticism that restoring the Glass-Steagall Act, which once separated investment banks from commercial banks, would do much good.
Discussion: Common Dreams
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Muslim student upset after Gwinnett teacher asks if she has a bomb  —  The parent of an eighth-grade Muslim student at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County is angry after an incident in which a teacher asked his daughter if she was carrying a bomb in her backpack.
TMZ.com:
Ronda Rousey — So Freakin' Sad ... But Still Honoring America (VIDEO)  —  SO FREAKIN' SAD ...  Still Honoring America  —  45 MINUTES AGO BY TMZ STAFF  —  This is as down in the dumps as we've ever seen Ronda Rousey — expressing legitimate sadness about her loss to Holly Holm, but also putting on a brave face ... for the Marines!
John Sutter / CNN:
Final draft of climate deal agreement unveiled in Paris  —  Paris (CNN)After years of buildup and weeks of negotiations, diplomats issued a final draft of a climate change agreement Saturday that the French foreign minister described as “fair ... and legally binding.”  —  The draft now goes to government ministers.
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
No Political Guardrails  —  President Obama broke all the boundaries—and now Clinton and Trump are following suit.  —  Twenty-two years ago, my esteemed colleague Dan Henninger wrote a blockbuster Journal editorial titled “No Guardrails.”  Its subject was people “who don't think that rules …
Discussion: Instapundit and Viking Pundit
Stephen Holden / New York Times:
Frank Sinatra: A Hundred Years On, the Voice Resonates Still  —  Frank Sinatra gave pop music a beating heart.  —  Before Michael Jackson, before Bob Dylan, before Elvis Presley, there was Sinatra, the first modern pop superstar.  In the floodtide of centennial tributes (he was born on Dec. 12 …
Discussion: KOIN-TV
Nick Gehring / bencarson.com:
Dr. Ben Carson Releases Statement on Party Boss Insider Meeting Reported in Washington Post  —  By submitting the contribution form I certify: I am a citizen or permanent resident in the United States; The funds I am contributing are my own personal funds and not those of another person …
New York Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Bronx priest stole more than $1M from two NYC churches, used the cash on wild S&M romance with beefy boyfriend: lawsuit  —  Father, forgive him.  —  A scandalous lawsuit accuses a Bronx priest of looting more than $1 million from a pair of city parishes — then spending the cash …
The White House:
Executive Order — Half-Day Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Thursday, December 24, 2015  —  HALF-DAY CLOSING OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES  —  By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America …
Discussion: Slantpoint and Washington Post
New York Times:
San Bernardino Attackers' Friend Spoke of ‘Sleeper Cells’ Before Rampage  —  RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The regulars did not take it seriously when Enrique Marquez mused about terrorism at Morgan's Tavern, a dank dive bar where Mr. Marquez hauled ice, cleaned bathrooms and checked IDs at the door.
Jethro Mullen / CNN:
More than 250 years of prison recommended  —  The jurors recommended a total of 263 years of prison time for Holtzclaw's crimes.  Formal sentencing is set for next month.  —  “We're going to ask the judge to make sure that this defendant never sees the light of day,” District Attorney David Prater said.
 
 
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John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Where's outrage from White House over McDonald shooting? It comes by email
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
DHS Official Unable to Give Number of Syrians in U.S. or Number of Expired Visas
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CBS News:
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Eli Stokols / Politico:
Trump takes on Cruz, but lightly
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Daily Mail:
Trump's Muslim travel ban may be dumb but laid-back, do-nothing Obama is even dumber
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Mike McPhate / New York Times:
Discrimination by Airbnb Hosts Is Widespread, Report Says
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Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
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Campbell Brown / Politico:
Dear Former TV Colleagues, Give Us a Week Without Trump
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Ian Austen / New York Times:
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