MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

The growing GOP tax-cave chorus?
Hot Air’s Erika Johnsen writes that the Republicans are giving up on opposing tax hikes to higher income earning families so people can clearly see which party is to blame for what happens afterwards.

Obama is using the permacampaign to change Washington from the outside
The Atlantic’s Julian Hattem writes that President Obama aims to win the fiscal-cliff debate by brainstorming in battleground states.

Little enthusiasm for Obamacare exchange
National Review’s Tevi Troy explains that the Obama administration shouldn’t be boasting with only 15 applications for the exchange.

Top 10 reasons why the US needs comprehensive immigration reform
Think Progress’s Amanda Beadle writes that most Americans will support reforming the immigration system and that tax revenues would increase if the system was changed.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama jumps headfirst into fight over Michigan’s ‘right-to-work’ law
President Obama has said that his administration would be more active in Michigan’s labor fight than the one in Wisconsin in 2011, The Hill’s Amie Parnes reports.

Report: By 2030, US will lose superpower status
The United States will no longer be a single global superpower, says a report by the National Intelligence Council, The Hill’s Jeremy Herb reports.