DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Papa John’s ObamaCare idiocy

Because of his promise to cut back employee hours if the Obama administration's healthcare law is not repealed, Prachi Gupta of Salon argues that Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is "gunning for Chick-Fil-A’s 'most heartless fast-food chain' title."

Obama's EPA continues handouts for rich ethanol farmers on the backs of consumers
Mitt Romney's loss can be attributed to a lack of communication within the Republican Party as exit polls reveal what GOP voters really cared about this election, says Red State's Daniel Horowicz.

Republicans decide their ideas aren’t the problem

According to Jed Lewison on Daily Kos, Republican leaders have concluded that the GOP lost the election not because of unpopular ideologies, but rather, because of poor campaign strategies.

'Fiscal cliff' negotiations are akin to a Thelma and Louise trilogy
The budget policy debate has evolved from a simple horror movie to a movie with a series of unsatisfying sequels, according to Hot Air's Ed Morissey.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Rep. DesJarlais has no plans to resign
Despite recent scandal surrounding Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), he has indicated that he has no intentions of resigning and plans to focus on the issues he was reelecetd to solve, reports The Hill's Alexandra Jaffe.

Petraeus tells lawmakers that CIA always saw Benghazi as terrorism
Jeremy Herb and Jordy Yager of The Hill report that Former CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers that the CIA always believed the Benghazi assault was a terrorist attack.