Big banks vs. Elizabeth Warren: It’s on (again!)

At Mother Jones, Andy Kroll reports that the fight between Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and big banks has heated up amid suggestions that she will be nominated to the Senate Banking Committee.

Obama repeatedly mispronounces Aung San Suu Kyi
During a visit to Burma, President Obama repeatedly mispronounced the name of the former political prisoner who led the struggle for a free Burma, reports Keith Koffler on White House Dossier.

Marco Rubio flirts with Creationism, says he’s unsure how old the Earth is
According to Zach Beauchamp on Think Progress, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) does not know how old the Earth is.

McCain: Why not send Bill Clinton to the Middle East?
On HotAir, Ed Morrissey suggests that John McCain was right to say that former President Clinton should serve as moderator in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.


97 Republicans sign letter urging Obama to avoid Rice nod for State

Almost a hundred House GOP members stepped forward to warn President Obama against nominating Susan Rice as secretary of State, The Hill’s Pete Kasperowicz reports.

McCarthy sees possible Obama, Pelosi split on ‘fiscal cliff’ framework

According to Justin Sink of The Hill, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) predicts that President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will be divided on tax reform.