On The Show Today


- Common Core: Arne Duncan's dumb remark, program has become toxi

- Martin Bashir apologized to Sarah Palin

- Obamacare: Obama urges people to talk up ACA at holiday parties, website problems were well known back in spring, Gibbs and Plouffe indicate heads will roll, Biden says it will work "God willing," college students losing coverage in droves

- Obama says Congress not doing duty by opposing his judicial nominess

- Palestinians get to vote for first time at UN

- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stripped of powers

- IRS staff in Cincinnati called "low level" by Lois Lerner

ALSO:

REP. JIM BRIDENSTINE (OK) - Bridenstine.House.Gov

Repealing the 16th amendment (Repeal16.org)

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Freshman congressman Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma is a Navy pilot and combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.  He serves on the house Armed Services Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee.

ERIK PRINCE

“Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror” is out today

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Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL, founded Blackwater in 1997. He served as its CEO until 2009 and its Chairman until 2010, when the company was sold. A native of Michigan, he now lives in Abu Dhabi, where he pursues a variety of business ventures. 

JOHN HEILEMANN - nymag.com

“Double Down: Game Change 2012” is out now

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John Heilemann is the National Affairs Editor for New York Magazine, an MSNBC Political Analyst, and the co-author of “Double Down: Game Change 2012”