FROM THE BLOGS:
Why Jim Moran’s son Patrick will get away with domestic abuse
On RedState.com, Moe Lane calls for an investigation into the role that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) played in his son’s sentencing after he assaulted his girlfriend and a police officer.
European Court rules CIA tortured terror suspect
According to Hayes Brown at ThinkProgress, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the CIA tortured a German man during his time in custody.
Doomsday for the Defense Department
Whether sequestration happens or not, budget cuts are coming to the Pentagon, reports Kelley Vlahos on The American Conservative.
Poll: Taking tax cuts and the economy hostage isn't working out well for GOP
According to several polls, the GOP’s fiscal-cliff strategies are hurting the party’s popularity, writes Jed Lewison on Daily Kos.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama, Boehner meet at White House to push deficit negotiations
The Hill's Justin Sink reports that President Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will meet Thursday afternoon at the White House to continue fiscal-cliff negotiations.
Rice withdraws name from consideration for secretary of State
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of State, reports The Hill’s Daniel Strauss.