FROM THE BLOGS:
The members behind the purge of conservatives
RedState.com’s Daniel Horowitz lambasts House Republicans for putting too many moderate Republicans in leadership spots.
Pelosi: GOP engaging in ‘hostage-taking’ on fiscal cliff
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused Republicans of "hostage-taking" in fiscal cliff negotiations, writes Nathaniel Botwinick at National Review.
These four Republicans want you to believe Boehner’s fiscal showdown proposal is a compromise
ThinkProgress’s Annie-Rose Strasser contends there is no compromise in Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) deficit-reduction plan, only a vague promise to find a method of increasing revenue.
How Wall Street hollowed out industrial America
Mother Jones's Steve Fraser argues the real economic problem facing the country is Wall Street, not the fiscal cliff.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Boehner goes on PR blitz to counter Obama in deficit talks
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) launches a media blitz campaign to maximize his negotiating power in talks about the fiscal cliff, reports The Hill's Molly Hooper.
McConnell’s moves box in House GOP
Senate Minority Leader Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) decision not to filibuster Democratic legislation raising taxes on the wealthy is putting House Republicans in a bind, according to The Hill's Alexander Bolton.