What we’re reading: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Updated
By msnbc staff
Hillary Clinton was originally asked to appear on the Sunday talk shows to talk about Benghazi.
Hillary Clinton was originally asked to appear on the Sunday talk shows to talk about Benghazi.
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“Run Hillary Run!: Majority want a Clinton 2016 candidacy” by Jon Cohen, The Washington Post

“Public impressions of Hillary Clinton are at an all-time high, with a large majority of Americans giving her positive reviews as the country’s secretary of state and most wanting her to be a presidential candidate in 2016, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.”


“Opening bids on ‘fiscal cliff’ talks are too small” by Editorial Board, The Washington Post

“So we’re headed for $600 billion worth of tax increases and federal spending cuts next month, right? Certainly the political rhetoric is not encouraging. Nor is the substance of Mr. Boehner’s counteroffer. On taxes, the speaker promised to raise $800 billion over 10 years — but only by eliminating “special-interest loopholes and deductions,” which he refused to name.”


“The Rice Question” by Roger Cohen, The New York Times

“Susan Rice is certainly capable and tough. One person who has spent a lot of time with Rice is struck by her “bristling certitude.” A former U.S. ambassador told me, “Rice does not know how to be unblunt.” But it is her judgment at critical moments — as displayed on whether to reopen the Sudan embassy or in her handling of the talking points on the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans — that troubles me.”


 

What we're reading: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Updated