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FROM THE BLOGS:

Republicans just don’t get it

After an election cycle filled with offensive statements made by GOP members, Joan Walsh of Salon suggests that Republicans are out of touch.

Obama, aids dismiss compromise with GOP on tax hikes, fiscal cliff
On The Daily Caller, Neil Munro asserts that President Obama and his team are raising the stakes of the budget negotiations by refusing to compromise with the GOP.

Why Susan Collins’ opposition to Susan Rice is hypocritical
Because she supported Condoleezza Rice and opposes Susan Rice, Hayes Brown of Think Progress suggests that Rep. Susan Collins (R-Main) is hypocritical.

Top five reasons Republicans should take us over the fiscal cliff

According to John Nolte on Breitbart.com, going over the "fiscal cliff" is the best option for Republicans.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Romney, Ryan meet off Capitol Hill

Before his lunch meeting with President Obama, former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney met with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) off Capitol Hill, The Hill’s Justin Sink reports.

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen to call for cutting UN, Palestine funds over statehood vote

According to The Hill’s Julian Pecquet, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will call for funding cuts for the Palestinian Authority and for United Nations agencies that recognize the Palestinian Liberation Organization as a state.