Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 12/14/2011

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President Obama is making his way to Ft. Bragg, N.C. this morning to speak as troops and their fellow soldiers. But it’s other media that has the attention of the top tweeters.

Time names its Person of the Year

The Twitterverse had plenty of snark for the selection.

Obama to speak at Fort Bragg as Iraq war ends.

Staff reporter Scott Wilson remembers the Iraq war through the images it produced: We’ll also carry live video of the 11:55 a.m. address on 44.

NBC sets 2012 political team, launches

NBC launched its “new digital home” for poitical coverage and solidified its campaign team. Chuck Todd will continue to oversee the coverage. Todd inadvertently rang in the new era with a televised one-finger salute at someone behind the camera on Morning Joe, Politico’s Tim Mak reported.

Christine O’Donnell endorses Romney

Former Delaware Senate candidate and not-witch Christine O’Donnell announced her endorsement of Mitt Romney this morning on CNN. She echoed Romney’s comments from Tuesday, calling Newt Gingrich “inconsistent and unreliable “ in the interview. Read the CNN story.


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Today’s events

From @PBSNewsHour’s Political Calendar

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: 3:45 p.m.participates in a discussion about brain science research in Iowa City, Iowa; 8:00 p.m. attends the premiere of Mike Huckabee’s new documentary “The Gift of Life” in Des Moines, Iowa

Ann Romney: 6:30 p.m. attends a house party in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum: 8:15 a.m.addresses the Westside Conservative Breakfast Club in Urbandale, Iowa; 10:00 a.m. addresses employees of Nationwide in Des Moines, Iowa; 1:15 p.m. visits with employees of Pioneer Hi-Bred in Johnston, Iowa; 6:30 p.m. hosts a Christmas Party for supporters at his campaign headquarters in Urbandale, Iowa; 7:45 p.m. attends the premiere of “The Gift of Life” in Des Moines, Iowa

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: 2:00 p.m. holds town hall in Council Bluffs, Iowa; 4:15 p.m. holds a campaign event in Harlan, Iowa 6:00 p.m. holds a campaign event in Harlan, Iowa; 6:15 p.m. holds a meet-and-greet in Denison, Iowa; attends the premiere of Mike Huckabee’s documentary “The Gift of Life” in Des Moines, Iowa

Texas Rep. Ron Paul:7:00 p.m.holds a town hall in Derry, N.H.

President Obama: “In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office... Later in the morning, the President and the First Lady will travel to Ft. Bragg, N.C. The departure from the South Lawn... While at Ft. Bragg, the President and the First Lady will deliver remarks to troops and military families... The President will speak about the enormous sacrifices and achievements of the brave Americans who served in the Iraq War, and he will speak about the extraordinary milestone of bringing the war in Iraq to an end... In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will return to Washington, DC... Later, the President will attend a campaign event in Washington, DC.”


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