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Morning Round-Up 12-17

By on 12.17.13 | 10:07AM

Feature of the Day: Should the NFL Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status?

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Judge’s Word on NSA Program Won’t Be the Last
  2. Many Immigrants Hesitate to Seek Health Insurance
  3. Why Do Lottery Players Think They Can Defy Odds?


  1. Immigration’s next hurdle: Obamacare
  2. Democrats cross Chris Christie over bridge
  3. NSA ruling fallout hits White House


  1. Snowden makes case for Brazil asylum, offers help
  2. Analysis: Detroit seeks key court ruling to infuse bankrupt city with cash
  3. U.S. Navy official to plead guilty in contracting scandal: report

Wall Street Journal

  1. Insurers Fight Hospitals’ Paying Premiums
  2. Republicans Gird for Debt-Ceiling Fight
  3. Jeh Johnson Confirmed as Homeland Security Chief

Washington Post

  1. Obama suffers most from year of turmoil, poll finds
  2. Republicans back away from Common Core as legislative roadblocks advance
  3. Twenty-three states aren’t expanding Medicaid. Here’s who they leave behind.

Washington Times

  1. Obamascare: Huge premium hikes rock employer-insured workers
  2. Details emerge on bureaucrat who pretended to be CIA operative
  3. New ACU director takes aim at debt, poverty, big government

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. CIA’s ‘Colossal Flop’
  2. Putin’s Paleoconservative Moment

The Blaze

  1. The Question Ted Cruz Reportedly Asked Dem Rep. After Getting an ‘Earful’ During Long Flight to South Africa


  1. Gay Rights Mag Names Pope Francis ‘Person of the Year’ Despite Same-Sex Marriage Stance
  2. Pelosi: If Amnesty Passes, ‘It Will Happen Before June’

 The Daily Caller     

  1. Ed Schultz: employee-stiffing, tax-dodging man of the people
  2. Bastasch: Podesta’s White House return means a more aggressive green agenda

  1. After Years of Threats, Russia Deploys Missiles Near NATO’s Borders
  2. Yes, Please: Sen. Marco Rubio Accepts Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare Subsidy

National Review

  1. Resisting Immigration Reform
  2. The Real Cost of Geneva

Washington Free Beacon

  1. China Conducts Second Flight Test of New Long-Range Missile
  2. China’s State Media Blame U.S. for Near Collision of Warships

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Iranian Bombs and Black Swans in the Nuclear Negotiations
  2. With Trouble at Home, Boehner Fights the Right

Talking Points Memo

  1. Michigan GOP Senate Candidate Silent on ‘Rape Rider’ Law
  2. Stop the Madness! Senate Poised to Advance Budget Bill


    1. Church Leaders Shame Catholic University For Accepting Koch Dollars


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