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Amazing: Pro-WikiLeaks hackers bring down MasterCard site. Company claims members can still use cards securely. PayPal admits it buckled under US pressure. I am live-blogging all things Wikileaks again all day here.
Full obit for Elizabeth Edwards, who passed away yesterday at 61.
NYT says families making less than $40K actually will pay more under Obama tax deal, amid choice tax cuts for wealthy…. Maddow hits Obama…. Rep. Anthony Weiner, among others (even Sen. Mary Landrieu) hopping mad. Chuck Todd: Pelosi does not have votes in House right now for the deal—"triple digit" opposition… Mark Whitaker on MSNBC: we finally saw Obama at press conference with passion—"a passion for pragmatism."….
Poll finds most Obama contributors LESS likely to support Obama/Dems after tax deal…. Kevin Drum at Mother Jones says deal not that bad.… Keith Olbermann disagrees, hits Obama for ignoring base, in special comment.