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Morning Round-Up 12-9

By on 12.9.13 | 9:56AM

Morning Headlines

Feature of the Day: Have We Found the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island?


Associated Press

  1. Congress Ready to Extend Ban on Plastic Firearms
  2. Rising Riches: 1 In 5 in US Reaches Affluence
  3. Big Storm Dumps Snow on East Coast, Travel Dicey


  1. Year 2 of sequestration: Gloom looming
  2. Budget talks worry those not in room
  3. Obama’s Budding Nanny State


  1. After Newtown, focus of U.S. gun control battle shifts to states
  2. Cash-strapped Iranian students in U.S. hope nuclear deal will ease tuition woes
  3. U.S. war veteran released by North Korea returns home

Wall Street Journal

  1. Congress Readies a Year-End Dash
  2. Detroit Launches New Program to Repair Streetlights
  3. High Deductibles Fuel New Worries of Health-Care Sticker Shock

Washington Post

  1. Budget deal expected this week amounts to a cease-fire as sides move to avert a standoff
  2. Agencies collected data on Americans’ cellphone use in thousands of ‘tower dumps’
  3. Why Congress had to go small in pursuit of a budget deal

Washington Times

  1. Lawmakers see ‘false narrative’ of Obama as a terrorist fighter
  2. China and other heavy polluters contribute little to restitution fund for emerging markets
  3. As the unemployed wait, lawmakers debate about extended benefits

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

 The American Conservative

  1. Newt Is Right About Mandela
  2. White House Gets Its Man for Top Surveillance Lawyer

The Blaze

  1. Obamacare Architect Admits: If You Like Your Doctor, ‘You Can Pay For It’


  1. Obama, Iran President Rouhani Could Meet Face-To-Face At Mandela Funeral
  2. Oklahoma Satanists Seek Statue At Statehouse

 The Daily Caller     

  1. Where’s Vice President Joe? Ditched by B.O.
  2. Cruz slams the ‘lawless implementation of Obamacare’

  1. Hagel: Full U.S. Retreat From Afghanistan ‘A Very Real Possibility’
  2. 1,148,000 Fewer Americans Have Jobs Today Than 7 Yrs Ago

National Review

  1. MSNBC’s Alternative Universe
  2. The Post-Work Economy

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Al Jazeera Fires Reporter Who Questioned Objectivity of Arafat Coverage
  2. Federal Prison Population Grows 27 Percent in 10 Years

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Syria’s Jihadists Linked to Organized Crime
  2. The Pre-Emptive War on Hillary Clinton

Talking Points Memo

  1. Americans Discover They’re Trapped in GOP’s Medicaid Expansion
  2. German Company DHL Testing Package Delivery Drones


  1. At Least One Third of the Featured Speakers At Virginia GOP Retreat Say Medicare Is Unconstitutional


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