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Posted at 6:27 PM ET, 12/15/2010

Reconciliation

By Ezra Klein

Recap: An estate-tax primer; how the tax deal could hurt Obama in 2012; and House Dems should either demand bigger changes to the tax deal or leave it be.

Elsewhere:

1) The return of the Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager!

2) It's really, really cold in Washington right now.

3) I don't usually link to my media appearances, but I thought this spot with Dahlia Lithwick and David Sirota was a pretty good discussion of the law, politics and policy of both the individual mandate and the public option.

4) Tom Harkin is ready to have a go at the filibuster.

Recipe of the day: Tongue tacos -- sous vide style.

By Ezra Klein  | December 15, 2010; 6:27 PM ET
 
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Comments

Ezra, I doubt you read these comments, but if you ever do, I can tell you a crucial situation that will affect Obama's re-election greatly which you may never even have heard of.

Have somebody do some research for you on CLO's, private equity, and refinancings due starting in 2011-2012. There's an employment trap door that could open at the worst possible time.

I'll even give you two clues, Linens-n-Things, and Vanguard Health Systems.

Posted by: 54465446 | December 15, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama is telling members of Congress that failure to pass the tax-cut legislation could result in the end of his presidency, Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) said.

ROFL! Tell Obama to get out of the White House.

Posted by: krazen1211 | December 15, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Dude, if you think temperatures in the 20s is cold, you are fooling yourself! I remember once in Pittsburgh, we went days and days when the windchilll never got above zero (F).

Posted by: AZProgressive | December 15, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

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