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Posted on | December 12, 2013 | 11 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Speaker Slams Conservative Groups Opposed To Budget Deal

Groups “using” Republicans. Americans

Boehner betting groups’ influence will fade if budget deal passes


Ukraine Police Stand Down After Clashing With Defiant Protesters
Barricades rebuilt after unsuccessful crackdown


International Space Station Reports Cooling System Failure
Crew not in danger; ground teams looking into fixes



POLITICS
Sebelius Claims Obamacare Enrollment Up As Healthcare.gov Improves

HHS Secretary arrives to testify before Congress

Search for scapegoats – er, “review of problems” launched

Democrats Advance Homeland Security Nominee Despite GOP Objections, Ongoing Investigation

Congressional Staffers Told Not To Trust Info From Healthcare.gov

Rand Paul: Budget Deal “Shameful”, “Huge Mistake”

US Suspends Aid To Syrian Rebels

IRS Nominee Gets Support From GOP

Republican Study Committee Fires Director For Leaking

Biden Guarantees Victory On Immigration Reform

Homeland Security Fires Employee Over Racist Website

Sen. Alexander’s Chief Of Staff Arrested On Child Porn Charges, Fired



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Brent Slides Towards $109 On Tapering Concerns: NYMEX $97.41, Brent $109.49
California Puts Sriracha Shipments On Hold
Stanley Fischer Favored For #2 At The Fed
Japan Stocks Lead Losses In Asia
S&P 500 Drops Most In A Month As Budget Deal Spurs Stimulus Bets
Housing Foreclosure Crisis Finally Winding Down?
Dell Introduces Chromebook 11 For Education Market
XBox One Sales Neck And Neck With PS4
Yahoo Forced To Acknowledge Yahoo Mail Problems In Worst Failure Yet
Apple Scores Legal Victory Over Samsung In ROK
Facebook Brings Autoplaying Videos To Mobile Devices And The Web



SPORTS
MLB Plans To Pan Home Plate Collisions By 2015

1970: Pete Rose slams into Indians catcher Ray Fosse at the All-Star game. The collision broke Fosse’s shoulder and ended his career.

Players union approval needed for rule to take effect in 2014

Blackhawks Use Big Second Period To Rout Flyers 7-2

Mets Agree To Two-Year Deal With Bartolo Colon


Kings Top Maple Leafs For Fifth Consecutive Win

Knicks Blow 23-Point Lead, Recover To Edge Bulls

Getzlaf Extends Scoring Streak To 13 As Ducks Beat Wild 2-1

Pelicans Take Down Pistons In OT

Thunder Keep Rolling With Blowout Of Shorthanded Grizzlies

Nationals Acquire LOOGY Jerry Blevins From A’s



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
TIME Magazine Names Pope Francis Person Of The Year

The People’s Pope

Count your blessings. It could have been Miley Cyrus.

Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel Separate After Ten Years

Drew Barrymore’s Expecting A Girl

Stars React To SAG Nominations

Bradley Cooper, Suki Waterhouse Make First Joint Appearance

Madonna Drops Boy Toy After Three Years Due To Work Commitments

Oprah: Why I Never Wanted To Raise Children

Adam Lambert’s “Glee” Future All Up In The Air

Weinsteins Sue Time Warner Over “Hobbit” Sequel Profits

Lil’ Wayne’s Baby Mama Arrested In Georgia

Spencer Pratt: I Gained 50 Pounds Eating Pie; “Hills” Producers Wanted Me To Leave Heidi Montag At The Altar

Paramount Finds Its Director For “World War Z” Sequel

NBC Greenlights “Rosemary’s Baby” Miniseries



FOREIGNERS
Finally, The People’s Turn To Grieve For Mandela
Thai PM Says Protests Won’t Prompt Repeat Of Military Coup
Deaf Advocates Call Out Translator At Mandela Funeral As Fake
Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Suffer Through Winter Storms
Australian Court Overturns Gay Marriage Law In Capitol Territory
16 Killed, Five Injured In Shenzhen Market Fire
$cientology Recognized As Religion In UK
Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana: A White Flag In The War On Drugs?



BLOGS & STUFF
First Street Journal: For The Left, It’s More Important To Be Anti-Israel Than Liberal
The Looking Spoon: Hottest Liberal Toy Of This Holiday Season?
Proof Positive: This Guy Puts The Self In Selfie
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: More On The Tarantino Presidency
Michelle Malkin: Obama’s Cash For Universal Preschool Clunker Plan
Twitchy: Larry The Cable Guy Has A Message For Folks Angered By His Obamacare Jokes
Chicks On The Right: Um, Can We Get A Freaking Background Check Up In Here?
American Power: Income Inequality – The Defining Lie Of The Radical Left
American Thinker: The Future Of Medical Specialists Under Obamacare
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare Watch – HHS (Pre-Effectuated) Enrollment Numbers
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, December 11
Jammie Wearing Fools: Selfiegate An International Embarassment
JustOneMinute: Live Free Or Die Hard
Pat Dollard: O’Reilly, Kurtz Shred Sharpton For Deceptive Editing, Swipe At MSNBC’s Ridiculous Fox Obsession
Protein Wisdom: #WarOn Boys – Pathologizing Of Normal Boy Behavior Continues
Shot In The Dark: The Many Lies Of “Protect” Minnesota, Part XXIV
The Jawa Report: Oregon Spends $300 Million To Sign Up 44 People For Obamacare
The Lonely Conservative: How Harry Reid Pushed Through Visa Applications For Foreign Investors
This Ain’t Hell: Gawker And The Truth – Never The Twain Shall Meet
Megan McArdle: Republicans Get The Better End Of The Budget Deal


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