Must Reads

The Independent Rundown, December 3

The day’s essential reads for independents and centrists.

12.04.12 4:41 AM ET

Independent Nation gives you the day’s five essential reads for independents and centrists:

1. “Obama’s Ominous Surprises,” in Newsweek.
David Frum on how Obama will handle the crises around the corner.

2. “Post-Campaign Super-PAC Cash Still Flowing to Consultants,” at Bloomberg.
Months after the election, super-PAC founders give themselves a big payback.

3. “On the Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Got Nothin’,” at The Daily Beast.
Daniel Gross on the GOP’s astounding lack of a counteroffer to the Dems.

4. “Is Immigration Reform Just Talk?” at The Daily Beast.
The proposed Achieve Act is a start toward moving beyond posturing and Band-Aids, says Mark McKinnon.

5. “Will Playing Nice Pay Off for GOP in Filibuster Fight?” at Roll Call.
Will John McCain play the elder statesman on filibuster reform?

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