National Headlines 12-2-14

Oil price swoon may be political boon for energy industry (Politico)

Rand Paul to seek Senate reelection (The Hill)

McConnell: Court best shot at O-Care ‘do-over’ (The Hill)

Reid signals support for House Republicans’ funding plan (The Hill)

GOP readies Obama immigration response: No shutdown, but a nod to conservatives (Washington Post)

Ashton Carter Chosen As Nominee To Succeed Chuck Hagel As Defense Secretary: Reports (Huffington Post)

Obama to host new governors at White House Friday (Washington Times)

Ferguson Protester: Obama Trip ‘Too Little, Too Late’ Now (Huffington Post)

Senators renew push on military sexual assault cases (Reuters)

Where Rob Portman Stands in the Vice Presidential Race (Bloomberg)

New York prepares for protests as grand jury mulls police choke-hold death (Reuters)