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12:20 PM ET, December 22, 2015

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Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
‘Schlonged’: Watch Trump's Astonishingly Sexist Attack On Hillary  —  Republican frontrunner Donald Trump used a campaign stop in Michigan on Monday to make astonishingly sexist attacks against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.  —  At one point, Trump told the Grand Rapids crowd that Clinton got …
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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Donald Trump says Clinton's bathroom break during the debate is ‘too disgusting’ to talk about  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Donald Trump used vulgar language as he attacked Hillary Clinton during a rally on Monday night, saying it was “disgusting” to talk about her using the restroom during …
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton ‘got schlonged’ in 2008  —  Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN)Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton in vulgar terms Monday night, saying that her bathroom break during the last Democratic debate was just too “disgusting” to talk about and then stating she “got schlonged” …
New York Post:
Hillary Clinton's latest lie about videos and terrorists  —  When it comes to terrorists and videos, you'd think Hillary Clinton would have learned her lesson.  —  But her claim during Saturday's Democratic debate that ISIS is “showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims” …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Trump's attacks on Clinton get very, very personal
Discussion: Political Wire and The Hill
Colin Campbell / Business Insider:
Donald Trump on reporters: ‘I would never kill them, but I do hate them’
Discussion: Political Wire and The Federalist
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Great Republican Revolt … The angriest and most pessimistic people in America aren't the hipster protesters who flitted in and out of Occupy Wall Street.  They aren't the hashtavists of #BlackLivesMatter.  They aren't the remnants of the American labor movement or the savvy young dreamers …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and WND
Jenna Portnoy / Washington Post:
Virginia to end concealed carry reciprocity with other states  —  RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) plans to announce Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the commonwealth.
Justin Thompson-Gee / WDJT-TV:
Police: Woman Chants “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” During Sex  —  An 82-year-old woman called Brown Deer Police Sunday night requesting police because she heard someone chanting, “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” while having sex.  —  The incident took place in the 4400 block of Dean Road.
Mitch Smith / New York Times:
Grand Jury Declines to Indict Anyone in Death of Sandra Bland  —  CHICAGO — Grand jurors in Texas declined on Monday to indict anyone in connection to the July death of a Chicago-area woman, Sandra Bland, at the Waller County jail, one of the special prosecutors assigned to the case said.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Jezebel and Daily Kos
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Scott Eric Kaufman / Salon:
“The O'Reilly Factor” goes full conspiratorial, questions “the timing” of Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy  —  Hillary's campaign casted her as a “tough grandma,” so it only makes sense the DNC would force Chelsea to concieve VIDEO  —  During a segment of “The O'Reilly Factor” …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Mark Mueller / New Jersey Online:
EXCLUSIVE: Some Jersey City Muslims did celebrate 9/11, cop and residents say  —  In the weeks since Donald Trump ignited a firestorm by claiming “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in Jersey City cheered the fall of the twin towers on 9/11, elected officials, religious leaders …
AccuWeather:
Warmest Christmas Eve on record to unfold across eastern US  —  Any hopes of a white Christmas that the weekend chill brought will be dashed in the eastern United States, with this Christmas Eve shaping up to be the warmest on record in many communities.  —  “There is a high probability …
Discussion: alan.com
BBC:
Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack  —  A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses.  —  They told the militants “to kill them together or leave them alone”, a local governor told Kenyan media.
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Lucas Barasa / Daily Nation:
Muslims ‘shielded Christians from Shabaab’
Eli Lake / Bloomberg View:
Iran Nuclear Deal Restricts U.S. More Than Congress Knew  —  Members of Congress knew the Iran nuclear deal came with strings attached.  They just didn't know how many.  —  When the administration presented the agreement to Congress, lawmakers were told that new sanctions on Iran would violate the deal.
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
How Marco Rubio Could Lose All the Key Early States and Still Win  —  People who make bets on the presidential election give Marco Rubio a slight edge for the Republican nomination.  But there's a catch: The same betting markets show that he's an underdog in all of the early states, and not favored in any of the Super Tuesday states.
Discussion: NBC News and FiveThirtyEight
WISC-TV:
GOP lawmaker calls for Wisconsin citizens to ‘stand up and fight back’ after East Towne shooting  —  Wisconsin legislator releases controversial statement after East Towne Mall shooting  —  A Republican Wisconsin lawmaker is defending his comments on the heels of a shooting at East Towne Mall Saturday.
Sam Lansky / TIME:
Adele on Motherhood, Social Media and Breaking Records  —  “How am I supposed to write a real record if I'm waiting for half a million likes on a f—ing photo?  That ain't real”  —  When her new album 25 was released on Nov. 18, Adele shattered countless sales records—most significantly …
Nicolas Cage / Reuters:
Nicolas Cage returns stolen Mongolian dinosaur skull he bought at gallery  —  Tyrannosaurus bataar skull will be repatriated after it was bought by the actor from a Beverly Hills gallery in 2007  —  Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage has agreed to turn over a rare stolen dinosaur skull he bought …
Discussion: USA Today and Raw Story
Isis Threat / Jerusalem Post:
Newly crowned Miss Iraq receives threatening phone call: Join ISIS or else  — Miss Universe mishap: Miss Israel didn't win but what happened to Miss Columbia is much worse - After anti-Muslim rant, Miss Puerto Rico gets the boot  —  Shayma Qassim, 20, receives threatening phone call …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The GOP turns ‘political correctness’ into the mother of all straw men  —  Back in the summer, when Megyn Kelly confronted Donald Trump with a few of the nasty things he had said about women, the candidate had a simple retort.  —  “The big problem this country has is being politically correct,” he said.
Discussion: Political Wire and Hullabaloo
David Crary / Associated Press:
AP Poll: Islamic State conflict voted top news story of 2015  —  11 photos  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The far-flung attacks claimed by Islamic State militants and the intensifying global effort to crush them added up to a grim, gripping yearlong saga that was voted the top news story of 2015 …
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
How America's dying white supremacist movement is seizing on Donald Trump's appeal  —  Making friends is no easy task for modern white nationalists.  —  In an era of gay marriage and a black president, more than a half-century after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law …
Mustafa Akyol / New York Times:
A Medieval Antidote to ISIS  —  ISTANBUL — THE recent massacres in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., demonstrated, once again, the so-called Islamic State's ability to win over disaffected Muslims.  Using a mixture of textual literalism and self-righteous certainty, the extremist group …
Discussion: The Week
 
 
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans' Faith in Honesty, Ethics of Police Rebounds
Amy Blumsom / Telegraph:
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Talk radio rallies around Ted Cruz
Discussion: Washington Post
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump to square off again in January Republican debate
Discussion: Political Wire and Jezebel
Susan Page / USA Today:
Jon Huntsman on the risks the GOP is courting
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:
A Food Fight at Oberlin College
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