Morning Maddow: December 13

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, holds a copy of President Barack Obama's fiscal 2014 budget proposal book as he questions Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen...
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, holds a copy of President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2014…
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Sen. Republicans could still kill the budget deal the House passed last night. (The Hill)

Apparently nobody was on the Senate floor for a portion of last night. (The Hill)

Report: American believed to be held in Iran since 2007 was on an unapproved CIA mission. (AP)

Even without Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s amendment, there are some protections for military sex assault victims in the National Defense Authorization Act. (AP)

Presidential task force recommends overhaul of NSA surveillance tactics. (WSJ)

If you want to know Rep. Nita Lowey’s pet name for Rep. Paul Ryan, click here. (NY Times)

U.N. inspectors believe chemical weapons were used in 5 locations in Syria. (LA Times)

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Morning Maddow: December 13