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Friday, December 7, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

White House Releases Photo of Obama Taking Concession Call From Romney on Election Night


Unemployment Drops To 7.7% - more good news for the Obama administration as 146,000 jobs were created in November.  You can read more here.


Obama-Boehner Talk on "Fiscal Cliff", Differences Remain - in spite of a phone call between House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and President Obama, which led many to be optimistic, Boehner, at a news conference this morning says House Republicans oppose tax increases. You can read more here.


Means Testing On Medicare May Be Part of "Fiscal Cliff" Deal - Democrats are warming to the idea of agreeing to changes to shore up mismanagement of the program.  You can read more here.


The Washington Post Considers Adding Online Paywall - as newspapers across the country face declining revenues, in part due to the availability of the news online.  The NY Times added a paywall in 2011 and now has 600,000 online subscribers.  A paywall meters a readers visits to the site and blocks access after a certain number of visits unless you are subscribed. You can read more here.


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