MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:
 
United Nations treaty not about compassion
The National Review’s Betsy Woodruff says that those who vote against a persons-with-disabilities treaty don’t lack compassion.
 
Should veterans lose their guns if they can’t handle their finances?
Daily Kos’s Timothy Lange looks at why a Senate bill has been unsuccessful and why it affects current and future veterans.
 
Boehner’s counterpunch to Obama’s fiscal-cliff offer
Hot Air’s Erika Johnsen breaks down the Republican counteroffer.
 
Everything you need to know about filibuster reform
The Atlantic’s David A. Graham explains how Democratic senators are making it easier to vote on bills.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
 
McCain apologizes to Democrats for Paul’s block on defense bill.
Sen. John McCain’s apology could help make filibuster reform a reality, The Hill’s Pete Kasperowicz reports.
 
Dems: Federal health programs should cover DREAMers
House Democrats are asking the Obama administration to allow federal healthcare to cover children of illegal immigrants, The Hill’s Sam Baker reports.