Top Links: Fiscal cliff impasse, Allen West as Lincoln and Romney makes his own sandwiches

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House Speaker John Boehner, Sunday:"Right now, I would say we're nowhere, period. We're nowhere."
House Speaker John Boehner, Sunday:"Right now, I would say we're nowhere, period. We're nowhere."
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John Boehner is reportedly headed to a White House Christmas party tonight with the President. Wonder what they’ll talk about.

  • Publicly, the two parties couldn’t be farther apart on the fiscal cliff debates. (The New York Times)
  • Don’t believe House Speaker John Boehner’s claims that President Obama’s plan would hurt small businesses owners. (Fact Checker)
  • One GOP congressman has a clever excuse for breaking the Grover Norquist tax pledge: I was redistricted out of it. (Politicker)
  • Poll: The only people less honest than Congress? Car salesmen (and only car salesmen). (Mediaite)
  • Forget Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. It’s all about Allen West: “And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.” (NPR)
  • Family values Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tennessee, slept with patients and supported his ex-wife’s two (yes, two) abortions. But God has “forgiven me.” No confirmation from God yet. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
  • Mitt Romney has “no aide to make his peanut-butter-and-honey sandwiches.” (The Washington Post)
  • “ ‘We weren’t even running in the same race,’ one downtrodden Romney aide told BuzzFeed after hearing the details of the Obama operation. ‘They were just amazing.’”

    (BuzzFeed)
  • Romney and Newt Gingrich backer Sheldon Adelson sunk a reported $150 million to defeat President Obama. (Huffington Post)
  • Rick Santorum joins pro-Birther publication “WorldNetDaily” as a columnist. (WorldNetDaily)
  • ICYMI: 20 years ago today, the first text message was sent. (Reid Wilson)
  • And last: The Pope has a Twitter handle. (@Pontifex)

Top Links: Fiscal cliff impasse, Allen West as Lincoln and Romney makes his own sandwiches

Updated