Newspaper Roundup for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14, 2011 - 9:14 AM

Fox News:
Silly: Senators gleefully distributed their holiday gifts in 'Secret Santa' exchange

Washington Times:
U.S. probing alleged cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran
Targets included nuclear power plants

Fox News:
Panetta Says Drone Campaign Over Iran Will Continue

Politico:
Obama's latest excuse on economy: 'We didn't know how bad it was'

Denver Post:
Democrat's bill seeks visas for illegal immigrants studying math, science
Sen. Bennet's bill would create a type of green-card category for foreign students

Miami Herald:
Broward County demands U.S. justify the use of airport X-ray scanners on passengers

The Hill:
Dem lawmaker blasts ‘Professor Obama’ as arrogant, alienating
Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) says Obama might prefer to be university professor

Washington Post:
Romney blasts Gingrich as ‘extremely unreliable’ conservative leader

USA Today:
Gingrich staffer resigns after Mormon comments

Chicago Sun-Times:
Illinois’ prepaid college tuition program could require a $1.6 billion bailout from the state
If it is to remain solvent over next 25 years

Fox News/AP:
Marines Mistakenly Sent Purple Heart Christmas Ornaments to Deceased

USA Today:
Too much alcohol linked to unsafe sex, study confirms

Fox News:
Issa: $400G in Stimulus Funds Stomped On at Occupy D.C. Park
Asking Obama administration to explain why it allowed protesters to destroy $400,000 of landscaping, refurbishment

Washington Post:
Married couples at a record low as more simply live together

Fox News:
Atheist messages displace California park's Nativity scenes

Politico:
Obama campaign wants donors to give money to Obama on behalf of conservatives

Houston Chronicle:
Glenn Beck, Joe Scarborough tout a third party run by Ron Paul against Gingrich, Obama

USA Today:
Feds to phase out dollar coins, Biden says

Fox News/AP:
Corzine: I Never Instructed Anyone to Misuse Customer Funds

Houston Chronicle:
AG Holder issues challenge to Texas on voter rights

Washington Times:
More school hours don’t guarantee better test scores
Study weighs global figures

Washington Post:
Marriott CEO J.W. Marriott Jr. to step down

Los Angeles Times:
Advocacy group's extreme weather map brings climate change home
Interactive map lays out 2,941 monthly weather records broken in communities throughout the U.S.

The Hill:
Post office closures delayed until May to buy time for Congress

The Hill:
Senators to Justice Department: Apologize to family of the late Sen. Ted Stevens