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President Obama walks to his seat at the East Asia Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
President Obama walks to his seat at the East Asia Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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On the one hand, it’s Monday. On the other, we’re three days away from turkey, sweet potatoes and dozing off in front of the television. Here are some of the stories that will help you get from here to there.

  • President Obama, on the last leg of his Asia tour, becomes the first president to set foot in Cambodia. (Associated Press)
  • That, after an historic tour of burgeoning democracy Burma. Or is it Myanmar? Or is it both? (The Guardian)
  • “The failure to end the [Gaza] fighting could touch off an Israeli ground invasion, for which thousands of soldiers, backed by tanks and armored vehicles, have already been mobilized and dispatched to Gaza’s border.” (NBC News)
  • Even the Taliban makes the “reply all” mistake. (Passport)
  • You thought 2012 ended on Election Day? Oh, no. “Speaker John A. Boehner has tapped [Paul] Ryan … to help strike a deal to avoid big tax increases and spending cuts by the end of the year, and to bring along fellow Republicans.” (The New York Times)
  • A tumblr dedicated to charts and the congressmen who love them. (National Journal)
  • “When it comes to fiscal cliff chatter, it doesn’t take much to move the market these days.” (MarketBeat)
  • In fact, if there’s one thing clear about the up and down days on the stock market, it’s that much of Wall Street is clueless about the “fiscal cliff.” (Capital Gains and Games)
  • Mitt Romney adviser Stuart Stevens calls Romney: “The most popular Republican on the national scene at the moment.” That, according to unskewed polling. (The Washington Post)
  • Republicans will need moderates to rebuild the brand. Unfortunately, moderate Republicans took the biggest beating of all this election cycle. (Doyle McManus)
  • And it’s official. Again. Allen West loses. (WPTV)

Top Links: Obama in Asia, Ryan on the ‘fiscal cliff’ and the Taliban replies all

Updated