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9:15 PM ET, December 22, 2015

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Justin Wm / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's ‘schlonged’: A linguistic investigation  —  In a long campaign that's far from over, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton — former first lady, former U.S. senator, former secretary of state, woman — “got schlonged” …
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Eli Stokols / Politico:
Jeb Bush: Trump's potty mouth helps Clinton  —  BERLIN, N.H. — Jeb Bush blasted Donald Trump's off-color comments about Hillary Clinton, telling reporters he has stretched the limits of political incorrectness too far and threatens to allow the likely Democratic nominee to play the victim.
Josh Haskell / ABC News:
Clinton Takes Shot at Trump: 'Shouldn't Let Anybody Bully His Way to the Presidency'  —  The war of words between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continued Tuesday in Iowa with the former Secretary of State saying, “We shouldn't let anybody bully his way to the presidency.”
Bloomberg Business:
How Donald Trump May Be Helping Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Politico
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Clinton: 'I Wouldn't Keep Any School Open That Wasn't Doing A Better Than Average Job'
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Power Line
Rick Hampson / USA Today:
Donald Trump has dominated, but mostly hasn't yet changed American politics
Discussion: whorunsGov
Associated Press:
Support for legal abortion at highest level in 2 years  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for legal abortion in the U.S. has edged up to its highest level in the past two years, with an Associated Press-GfK poll showing an apparent increase in support among Democrats and Republicans alike over the last year.
Discussion: RH Reality Check and Hit & Run
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Tax Policy Center home:
An Analysis of Donald Trump's Tax Plan  —  This paper analyzes presidential candidate Donald Trump's tax proposal.  His plan would significantly reduce marginal tax rates on individuals and businesses, increase standard deduction amounts to nearly four times current levels, and curtail many tax expenditures.
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Mark Bloomfield / The Hill:
Tax extenders on the road to tax reform
Discussion: Slantpoint
Bernie Becker / Politico:
Analysis undercuts Trump's claim that his tax plan would cost him
Discussion: Bloomberg.com news
KPNX:
AZ lawmaker who believes Earth 6,000 years old leads education panel  —  An Arizona lawmaker who believes the Earth is 6,000 years old is the new chairwoman of the state Senate committee that oversees education-related legislation.  —  Republican Sen. Sylvia Allen of Snowflake has a gift …
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Bethania Palma Markus / Raw Story:
Arizona GOP taps creationist chemtrail truther to lead Senate education committee
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Only six GOP candidates likely to make next debate stage  —  The next Republican debate criteria could shrink the debate stage to just six candidates, potentially pushing John Kasich, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul out of the main event and into the undercard debate, POLITICO has learned.
Ann Telnaes / Washington Post:
Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props  —  There is an unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician's children are off-limits.  People don't get to choose their family members so obviously it's unfair to ridicule kids for their parent's behavior while in office or on the campaign trail- besides, they're children.
Jenna Portnoy / Washington Post:
Virginia to end concealed carry reciprocity with other states  —  RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) plans to announce Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the commonwealth.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Fiorina Slams Cruz Campaign, Iowa Radio Host Over “Full Vagina” Comment  —  “V as in victor.”  —  Scott Olson / Getty Images  —  w.soundcloud.com  —  Carly Fiorina on Tuesday slammed Iowa radio host Steve Deace, a prominent surrogate for Ted Cruz' presidential campaign the state …
Discussion: Jezebel
Justin Thompson-Gee / WDJT-TV:
Police: Woman Chants “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” During Sex  —  An 82-year-old woman called Brown Deer Police Sunday night requesting police because she heard someone chanting, “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” while having sex.  —  The incident took place in the 4400 block of Dean Road.
Washington Post:
The 10 best food cities in America, ranked  —  T o be a great food city, it helps to have a large body of water nearby, a classic dish or three, and a population with a fondness for drink.  —  Those are among my impressions after spending more than 60 days on the road this year …
Discussion: CBS Philly
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
How Marco Rubio Could Lose All the Key Early States and Still Win  —  People who make bets on the presidential election give Marco Rubio a slight edge for the Republican nomination.  But there's a catch: The same betting markets show that he's an underdog in all of the early states, and not favored in any of the Super Tuesday states.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Three-state poll: Crowded field helps Trump, harms Rubio as Cruz surges
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Great Republican Revolt … The angriest and most pessimistic people in America aren't the hipster protesters who flitted in and out of Occupy Wall Street.  They aren't the hashtavists of #BlackLivesMatter.  They aren't the remnants of the American labor movement or the savvy young dreamers …
Discussion: New Republic and Booman Tribune
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:
Obama Goes Golfing After Terrorist Attack In Afghanistan Kills Six American Soldiers  —  President Obama is on vacation in Hawaii, where he was informed of a terrorist attack in Afghanistan that killed six American service members.  —  The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber …
CNN:
FIRST ON CNN: Secret Service agent's gun, badge stolen near White House  —  Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN)A Secret Service agent's gun, badge, radio, handcuffs and flash drive were stolen in broad daylight Monday near the agency's headquarters in Washington, according to a police report and sources briefed on the incident.
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Netflix Sets ‘Mindhunter’ Drama Series From David Fincher & Charlize Theron  —  The House of Cards executive producer/director David Fincher is expanding his Netflix portfolio with a second drama series, Mindhunter, we have learned.  Like House of Cards, which Fincher developed with Kevin Spacey …
Discussion: Engadget and The Verge
Gerald Herbert / Los Angeles Times:
Robert Durst will return to L.A. to face murder charge in the summer  —  Robert Durst after a court proceeding in New Orleans in March 2015.  —  New York real estate heir Robert Durst will return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the summer in the killing of his writer friend Susan Berman, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Discussion: KQED News, KTLA and Jezebel
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
McCain Goes Beastmode On Trump Over Putin Praise: He's A Putin Propagandist  —  McCain says Putin is “a bully and thug and to pay a compliment to this KGB apparatchik murderer is something that I just can't find in anyway plausible and is incomprehensible.”  —  Win Mcnamee / Getty Images
Discussion: Mediaite
Daily Mail:
Saudi authorities close down shop selling traditional camel urine drinks... after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste  —  Saudi authorities have closed down a shop selling traditional camel urine drinks after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Gateway Pundit
 
 
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Mike Huckabee: Clinton Maybe Should Have Stayed In Bathroom For Entire Debate
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Barack Obama Blames the Messenger
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Nicolas Cage / Reuters:
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