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Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Sarah Palin: Newsweek  —  Newsweek  —  The choice of photo for the cover of this week's Newsweek is unfortunate.  When it comes to Sarah Palin, this “news” magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant.  The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo …
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David Brody / The Brody File:
Newsweek Photo of Palin Shows Media Bias and Sexism  —  For all of you who live in a dream world and think the mainstream media isn't biased, get a load of the latest cover of Newsweek below:  —  You've got to hand it to the folks at Newsweek.  They have accomplished being biased and sexist at the same time.
Matthew Continetti / Washington Post:
Will ‘Rogue’ tactics work?  —  On the right: Unapologetic look at '08 race proves Palin's still a national contender  —  Like a lot of people, as soon as I got my copy of Sarah Palin's “Going Rogue,” I immediately thought of the German literary critic Hans Robert Jauss.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Other McCain
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Going berserk over ‘Going Rogue;’ Democrats' reaction to Sarah Palin book and publicity  —  Wow, for somebody who's supposed to be such a political joke, an Arctic ditz and eminently dismissable as a serious anything except maybe a stay-at-home hockey mom, Sarah Palin is sure drawing an awful lot …
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin: ‘I will forever question’ Rev. Wright strategy  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin's new memoir, “Going Rogue,” contains plenty of second-guessing about the way John McCain's presidential campaign was conducted.  —  But Palin writes that the campaign's biggest mistake may have been not making …
CBS News:
Poll: Less Than 1 in 4 Have Favorable View of Palin  —  Posted by Brian Montopoli She may be among the biggest names in politics at the moment, but former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is not exactly America's sweetheart.  —  Just 23 percent of those surveyed …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McCain: Palin legal bill was for “troopergate”
Michael Carey / New York Times:
In the Wilderness, a New Frontier  —  SARAH PALIN, a onetime beauty queen, a mother of five, the Republican candidate for vice president in 2008, and the former governor of Alaska, has a new incarnation: author.  —  Her memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” out today, is already a best seller.
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:   TiVo-blogging Sarah Palin on “Oprah.”
ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin: Election Took Toll on Family
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Washington Times op-ed: Obama lacks ‘blood impulse’ for what America ‘is about’ due to his ‘Kenyan father.’  —  In a column today criticizing President Obama's bow before the Japanese Emperor, Wesley Pruden, the editor emeritus of The Washington Times, claims that President Obama …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
The diplomacy of deference  —  BEIJING - Greeting the Japanese emperor …
Discussion: New York Times
Wesley Pruden / Washington Times:   Obama bows, the nation cringes
Media Matters / Media Matters for America:   Pruden: Obama lacks “blood impulse” …
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senator's stance likely to help health care overhaul  —  Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who last week insisted that the Senate health care bill include tight restrictions passed by the House on the use of federal money for abortion coverage, now says he would be satisfied …
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Democratic senator Lincoln feels pressure in health-care debate
Discussion: The Caucus and The Page
David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
Liberals Urge Reid to Keep Public Option
Washington Post:
Poll finds deep divisions on health-care reform  —  But poll finds support for key provisions of reform effort  —  As the Senate prepares to take up legislation aimed at overhauling the nation's health-care system, President Obama and the Democrats are still struggling to win the battle for public opinion.
Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Breast exam guidelines now call for less testing  —  Change debated Potential harm of frequent mammograms outweighs benefit, task force says  —  Women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year …
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Gina Kolata / New York Times:
In Reversal, Panel Urges Mammograms at 50, Not 40
Roger Kimball / Forbes:
The Excommunication Of Lou Dobbs  —  Why do his critics think they're the middle ground?  —  When I first heard the news that Lou Dobbs, after some 30 years, would be leaving CNN, I didn't think much about it.  I knew that Dobbs, self-styled “unaffiliated independent populist,” was an equal opportunity irritant.
ABCNEWS:
Officials: Major Hasan Sought ‘War Crimes’ Prosecution of U.S. Soldiers  —  Rebuffed, Accused Fort Hood Shooter Took Extra Target Practice, Closed Bank Safety Deposit Box in Final Days, Investigators Say  —  Major Nidal Malik Hasan's military superiors repeatedly ignored or rebuffed his efforts …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Hoffman ‘unconcedes’ in N.Y.-23 House race  —  Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has “unconceded” in New York's special House election after reports that the vote margin narrowed between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D).  —  Hoffman conceded the race on Election Night after learning he trailed Owens by 5,335 votes.
Christian Schwägerl / Spiegel Online:
Obama Has Failed the World on Climate Change  —  US President Barack Obama came to office promising hope and change.  But on climate change, he has followed in the footsteps of his predecessor George W. Bush.  Now, should the climate summit in Copenhagen fail, the blame will lie squarely with Obama.
Discussion: QandO and JammieWearingFool
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
A Slow-Burning Departure For Gregory Craig  —  Why was Gregory Craig, the departing White House counsel, allowed to twist in the wind for so long?  For a month, it's been an open secret in Washington that Craig was on his way out.  Five weeks ago, a senior administration official …
Michael A. Cohen / The Politico:
End the GOP's filibuster folly  —  A year ago, Barack Obama was elected to bring change to America.  But his efforts to transform Washington are being stymied by one of the capital's oldest of political traditions: the Senate filibuster.  Ten months into Obama's presidency …
Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
Audit Faults New York Fed in A.I.G. Bailout  —  The Federal Reserve Bank of New York gave up much of its power in high-pressure negotiations with the American International Group's trading partners last year, according to a government report made public on Monday.
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Nation of Futurity  —  When European settlers first came to North America, they saw flocks of geese so big that it took them 30 minutes to all take flight and forests that seemed to stretch to infinity.  They came to two conclusions: that God's plans for humanity could be completed here …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: The Palin index  —  1. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's “Going Rogue” didn't come with an index — a no-no in political Washington — but thanks to the Post's Paul “PV” Volpe, we bring you an (abbreviated) index of the bold-faced names mentioned by the 2008 vice presidential nominee in her memoir.
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Plouffe Shocker: Edwards Camp Offered To Endorse If Obama Would Pick Him As VP  —  In the thick of the Democratic presidential primary, a top operative offered up John Edwards' withdrawal from the race and endorsement - on the condition the person he endorsed would offer him a spot on the ticket.
Discussion: Raw Story and First Draft
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Pioneering gay weekly newspaper Washington Blade abruptly closes  —  Storied 40-year-old paper among sister publications abruptly shuttered  —  The Washington Blade, the weekly newspaper that chronicled the coming-out of the capital's gay community, was born amid the idealism of 1960s street protests.
 
 
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