Opening Act: Benched Rove

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Dec. 5 2012 8:41 AM

Opening Act: Benched Rove

Americans want to cut spending, but not entitlements, which suggests that Americans don't know how the government spends money.

Fox News (temporarily?) stops using Karl Rove and Dick Morris as constant-rotation pundits, which seems like an unusually high level of accountability.

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Byron York tells Republicans to "win" by giving up on the top tax rate.

Ken Vogel offers more details on the FreedomWorks-Armey split.

PolitiFact announces its "Lie of the Year" nominees, which include some things that were not lies/were not misquoted.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.