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Filibuster goes to court; SNL’s fiscal-cliff solution; Crist’s political conversion (read-this roundup)

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The filibuster gets its day in federal court. Will it let opponents get a word in edgewise?

Blueprint for a deal? — SNL dreamed up one way “fiscal cliff” negotiations could get settled: President Obama could feel so sorry for House Speaker Boehner that he agrees to his terms. In a skit, Obama comforts Boehner, who is being tormented by his colleagues, “pushed into the congressional ladies washroom, naked from the waist down,” Obama says, later imploring: “Leave this poor, orange man alone.”

And since it’s pile-on-Boehner day, reports say he might face a challenge for the speakership.

Charlie Crist gets style points for his announcement of his switch over to the Democratic party: He tweeted a picture of himself at a White House party, holding his new registration form.

Read more from Washington Post Politics:

‘Fiscal cliff’ deal is starting to take shape

Obama heads to Michigan seeking support for fiscal plan

Obama, Boehner meet one-on-one, discuss ‘cliff’

Fact Checker: Senator Lindsey Graham’s ‘bankruptcy’ trifecta

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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