Top Links: GOP voters want compromise, Brewer gets some Adelson love and Buzzfeed got its party on last night


Even a majority of GOP voters want their party to compromise. That and more of what we’re talking about at 4 p.m.

  • The new NBC/WSJ poll shows two-thirds show voters saying, “Yes, compromise.” (First Read)
  • More interesting from the poll… more than half of the GOP say, “Yes, compromise.” (Mark Murray)
  • Wow. Even Jim DeMint admits: Yeah, taxes are going up. (The Washington Post)
  • The general consensus mirrors what one GOP pollster has found: “Republicans have run out of persuadable white voters.” (Political Wire)
  • So when does the deal go down? Maybe after Christmas. (The Hill)
  • In fact, one key Democrat believes Boehner doesn’t want a deal until after he wins re-election to the speakership, Jan. 3rd. (Talking Points Memo)
  • Of course, the women of the senate are unanimous: Left to us, we’d have a deal done by now. (The Washington Post)
  • Reuters delivers an excellent, detailed analysis of Michigan’s right-to-work vote. State Republicans spent the better part of 21 months working on the legislation—at times, right under Democrats’ noses—then took advantage of a key misstep by unions and Dems. (Reuters)
  • Republicans are itching for a fight over the $60 billion price-tag for Hurricane Sandy relief: “At some point, you got to ask the question: Are we going to pay our bills or are we going to sock it to the next generation?” (Bloomberg)
  • Arizona’s state constitution prevents GOP firebrand Jan Brewer from running for another term—for now. (Bloomberg)
  • If she runs, she may have the backing of GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson and his wife. New reports show they gave a quarter of a million dollars to her PAC. (Capitol Media Services)
  • We may be seeing the beginning of the end of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, as one of its long-time allies, Russia, is finally admitting that Assad is losing control. (The New York Times)
  • Buzzfeed reports that 162 of its employees may be “really hungover” today. (John Stanton) (Andrew Kaczynski) (McKay Coppins)
  • And Ex-Romney advisor Glenn Hubbard, in the middle of a CNBC interview on entitlement cuts, is hit on the head by pieces of falling set. He comments: “That’s what happens when you criticize the welfare state.” Nice save, Glenn.