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Posted on | December 19, 2012 | 7 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Inquiry Slams State Department Over Benghazi

The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in flames

Panel sharply critical of failures at Foggy Bottom


Boehner Unveils Plan B As Fiscal Cliff Deadline Looms
Can Speaker sell millionaire tax hike to his own caucus?


Zuma Wins ANC Leadership Election By Overwhelming Margin
2983-991; vote secures Zuma’s position until 2019



POLITICS
Obama Backs Assault Weapon Ban

President comes out for incoherency as a domestic policy

Will support Feinstein’s attempt to reintroduce 1994 “assault weapon” ban

NRA Promises “Meaningful Contributions” To Prevent Another Newtown

Senator Leahy Sworn In As President Pro tempore

Lhota Quitting: Mayor Race Next Stop For MTA Boss

Hagel’s Comments On Israel Scrutinized

California Releases Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations

Montana Supreme Court Denies Gay Couple’s Suit For Benefits

State Lawmakers Propose Steps To Control Guns



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Prices Rise On Hopes For Budget Deal: NYMEX $87.51, Brent $108.24
UBS Agrees To $1.5 Billion In Fines Over LIBOR Rigging
Housing Market Builds (Some) Momentum
Mark Zuckerberg Donates $500 Million To Charity
Oracle Earnings Top Expectations, Shares Jump
Nielsen Agrees To Buy Arbitron For $1.26 Billion
National Geographic Turns Off Instagram Over New Terms
FTC’s Google Inquiry To Continue
Samsung Withdraws EU Suit Against Apple
Facebook About To Get Even More Annoying
Santa Ditches Google For Microsoft
Yahoo To End Music Service In China
Microsoft Urges Orphaned GMail Active Sync Users To Jump To Outlook.com



SPORTS
Gasol Returns As Lakers Survive Bobcats

Pau Gasol

Lakers actually win one, 101-100; Bobcats’ skid reaches 12


Jazz Survive Late Gaffe, Escape With Win Over Nyets


Will A’s Import Nakajima Pan Out In The Majors?

Despite Nine-Game Win Streak, Peyton Manning Says He’s Not Back Yet

Joakim Noah Notches Triple-Double As Celtics Get Buried In Chicago

Mets Hope D’Arnaud Will Be The Difference They Need Behind The Plate

How The Nationals Shaped The Market For Adam LaRoche



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Kate Upton Stripped For Antarctic Action!

Kate Upton Does Antarctica

A bikini in 35-below weather? Hardcore!

“Game Of Thrones” Gets Super-Sized Season Three

Ke$ha’s “Die Young” Plummets Down Charts After Newtown Massacre

Rihanna Buys $12 Million House In Pacific Palisades

“Gossip Girl” Revealed In Series Finale


TV Episodes, Movie Premieres Postponed After School Shooting; Tarantino Defends Movie Violence

Katie Holmes Celebrates Her 34th Birthday With Suri

Lindsay Lohan: I’m Too Broke To See A Shrink!

Clay Aiken Says “American Idol” Now All About The Judges

Beauty’s Ugly Loss To Trump



FOREIGNERS
Outrage Erupts In India Over Gang Rape On Bus; Angry Protests In New Delhi
Huge Turnout In ROK Presidential Election
Japan, PRC Set Course For Confrontation
Russia Sends Warships To Syria For Possible Evacuation
Gunmen Target Pakistan Polio Workers Again
Hugo Chavez Stable After Respiratory Infection
Iraqi President Talabani Suffers Stroke
Ireland To Legalize Abortion
Ahmadinejad Cancels Visit To Turkey



BLOGS & STUFF
Michelle Malkin: Letter From a Young Video Gamer/Designer
American Thinker: NY Post – Second Amendment Is “Obsolete”
John McCormack: Does Harry Reid Still Oppose The “So-Called Assault Weapons Ban”?
Power Line: Sandy Hook – The Corrections Begin
WTOP: Governor McDonnell Says It’s Time To Discuss Arming School Officials
Weasel Zippers: Unions Take Credit For Gov. Snyder’s Veto Of Concealed Carry In Schools
Ramesh Ponnuru: Cass Sunstein And The Second Amendment
The Lid: State Department Report On Benghazi Issued – Embedded Here
NY Post: Hillary Clinton’s Head Fake
JustOneMinute: More Fun With Numbers At The Times
Volokh Conspiracy: Why Bans On So-Called “Assault Weapons” Won’t Diminish Mass Shooting Deaths
Israel Matzav: Senate Republicans To Oppose Hagel?
Moe Lane: Is Chuck Hagel A Stalking Horse For Michelle Flournoy At Defense?
NRO Corner: Roadblocks For Hagel
Jawa Report: “Fast And Furious” Gun Found At Site Where Mexican Beauty Queen Died
Lonely Conservative: SWATter Of Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher Arrested
Gateway Pundit: Ben Affleck May Run For John Kerry’s Senate Seat
Doug Powers: Boehner Suggests Tax Plan Originally Suggested By Pelosi; “Not A Serious Proposal”, Says…Pelosi
EAG News: Professor Blames Mass Shootings On “White Male Privilege”

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