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November 9, 2012
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National Pulse 
  • Deal or no deal?
      
    Ryan/Reuters
    The election is over, and the White House and congressional Republicans are under mounting pressure to find a meaningful solution to America's fiscal crisis. Obama officials say they will push for a two-pronged approach aimed at staving off a short-term crisis while providing long-term deficit fixes, likely involving higher contributions for the wealthiest taxpayers. GOP leaders have so far struck a conciliatory note, but rank-and-file Republicans say they remain committed to fight against any increase in tax revenues. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/8) , The Washington Post (11/8) , The Wall Street Journal (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Agenda Items 
  • Businesses could lose billions from corporate-tax rate cut
      
    Some of the biggest U.S. corporations stand to take big write-downs if Congress cuts the 35% corporate-tax rate. That would require companies including American International Group, Citigroup and Ford Motor to trim the value of their "deferred tax assets." Citigroup could take a $4 billion to $5 billion charge against earnings because its DTAs would be worth less. The Wall Street Journal (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Data Points 
  • Why 2012 was a banner year for political fact-checkers
      
    Romney, Obama/Reuters
    It's been suggested that political fact-checking doesn't count for much, because candidates keep on telling lies even after they've been caught in them. That's incorrect, writes PolitiFact founder Bill Adair -- the task of fact-checkers is to inform voters, not to shape the behavior of politicians. "The fact-checking movement has had some great successes. And we're just getting started," he writes. PolitiFact.com (St. Petersburg, Fla.) (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

The Conversation 
Daily Chuckle 
  • "Drunk Nate Silver" takes Twitter by storm
      
    Reuters
    New York Times blogger Nate Silver was entitled to a libation or two after correctly predicting the election results in all 50 states -- and Twitter users began imagining the mischief an inebriated statistical guru might cause. "Drunk Nate Silver is riding the subway, telling strangers the day they will die," one user wrote. The Atlantic Wire (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

SmartQuote 
You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas."
--Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and politician
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