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Can we replace John Boehner with Paul Ryan?
Paul Ryan might be the better candidate to represent Republicans, as Speaker Boehner has consistently gone behind his party’s back, says Erick Erickson of Red State.

The President asked us to push him: Here’s a to-do list

After much post-election dialogue revolving around the faults of the Republican Party, it's time to start focusing on President Obama and how he’s going to fulfill all the promises he made, says Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post.

The Dubya list
According to The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher, conservative pundits and political figures who said too much during the election season should follow in the footsteps of George W. Bush and make a quick and silent exit.

Bill O’Reilly channels Glenn Beck
According to Salon’s Joan Walsh, history is repeating itself on Fox News, as host Bill O’Reilly continues to hold on, following the election, to the hare-brained assertions he’s made about the left.

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Senate Democrats say deficit package must include stimulus

With the fiscal cliff looming, Democrats are confident in negotiations across the aisle and word is they are planning to push for stimulus in the deficit-reduction package, reports The Hill’s Alexander Bolton.

Obama defends FBI on Petraeus
After accepting Gen. Petraeus’s resignation last week, Obama said in his first post-election press conference that it wasn’t the job of the White House to "meddle" in FBI investigations.

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