Top Links: President’s $1.6 trillion ‘fiscal cliff’ plan, Gmail lessons of Petraeus and TV Land viewers heart Obama

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dent Barack Obama speaks during a press conference November 14, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama is holding his first press...
dent Barack Obama speaks during a press conference November 14, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama is holding his first press...
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President Obama faces the White House press corps today on the “fiscal cliff”, Petraeus and whatever else ya got. Game on.

  • House Speaker John Boehner told President Obama last year: $800 milllion of new revenue, take it or leave it. The president left it; now he has a mandate and the same $1.6 trillion counteroffer. Whoops. (Salon)
  • Romney (and ex-Bush) economic advisor: Yeah, average tax rates on the wealthy do need to go up. (The Financial Times)
  • “The problem here is that urging Mr. Obama not to join House Republicans in reducing entitlement spending is like pleading with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John not to reunite for a Christmas album. It’s just too late.” (The Caucus)
  • Can’t remember who emailed who, after what sexy comment was made when, in the Petraeus scandal timeline of events? Well, here it is, in all its chronological glory. (The Week)
  • 5 Gmail lessons from the Petraeus affair. (Politico)
  • Pat Robertson on the Petraeus affair. “The man’s off in a foreign land and he’s lonely and here’s a good-looking lady throwing herself at him. He’s a man.” (Mediate)
  • A new ABC/Washington Post poll finds a big majority support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. (ABC/Washington Post)
  • In that same poll, a slight majority favor same-sex marriage. The split? Women overwhelmingly favor it; men overwhelmingly do not. C’mon, guys. (ABC/Washington Post)
  • Watch TV Land? Then you may have voted for Obama. (The New York Times)
  • European-wide protests against austerity today, in pictures. (BBC)
  • And if restaurant reviews that employ Socratic questioning to eviscerate celebrity chefs to their core is to your taste, well, you’re in luck. (The New York Times)

Top Links: President’s $1.6 trillion ‘fiscal cliff’ plan, Gmail lessons of Petraeus and TV Land viewers heart Obama

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