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Uh, oh - raw data in New Zealand tells a different story than the “official” one.  —  Reposted from TBR.cc Investigate magazine's breaking news forum:  —  New Zealand's NIWA accused of CRU-style temperature faking  —  The New Zealand Government's chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire …
Discussion: The Air Vent
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Carol Driver / Daily Mail:
Climate change scandal deepens as BBC expert claims he was sent ‘cover-up’ emails a month before they went public  —  The controversy surrounding the global warming scandal today deepened after a BBC correspondent admitted he was sent the leaked emails more than a month before they were made public.
Iwishart / TBR.cc:
BREAKING: NZ's NIWA accused of CRU-style temperature faking  —  UPDATE 15:49 NZDT - NIWA's news release in response to this story appears to have been delayed, and according to a radio news report a few minutes ago Rodney Hide, leader of the minority Act Party and a minister in the National Government …
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Phony “Climategate” Aside, Climate Change Moving Faster Than Expected  —  Climate scientists who just released “The Copenhagen Diagnosis” say ice sheets are melting at an increased rate, and future sea-level rise will be higher than previously forecast.  But scientific evidence means nothing …
Patrick M. O'Connell / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Six charged in town hall disturbance  —  • Six people arrested in August outside a raucous town hall meeting in south St. Louis County have been charged with misdemeanor ordinance violations.  —  The six, including a Post-Dispatch reporter, had attended a demonstration outside …
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING: CHARGES FILED IN KENNETH GLADNEY CASE!  —  CHARGES WERE FILED TODAY IN THE KENNETH GLADNEY CASE!!  —6 Are Charged in Town Hall Disturbance and Beatings!  —  They were charged with “misdemeanor” violations for smashing a black man on the cement and calling him n*****.
John / Power Line:
“Six Charged In Town Hall Disturbance”
Discussion: Redhot
Washington Post:
Off the list, but somehow on the South Lawn  —  A couple of aspiring reality-TV stars from Northern Virginia appear to have crashed the White House's state dinner Tuesday night, penetrating layers of security with no invitation to mingle with the likes of Vice President Biden and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
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Hollywoodreporter / The Live Feed | THR:
ABC announces Oprah-Obama Christmas special  —  The queen of daytime will interview the president of the country during an ABC holiday special that brings together Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.  —  The network has announced “Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special,” …
New York Times:   At the First Obama State Dinner, the First State Dinner Crashers
Ki Mae Heussner / ABCNEWS:
Blog Removes Offensive First Lady Image That Topped Google  —  Web Site Hosting Offensive Image of Michelle Obama Appears to Have Taken it Down  —  An offensive image of first lady Michelle Obama that had topped Google Image search results appears to have been removed.
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin: 'We'll see' about run with Beck  —  Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday did not rule out running for president alongside Fox News host Glenn Beck in 2012.  —  Palin was asked during an interview with Fox News's “Fox & Friends” about the chances that she …
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Lee-Anne Goodman / Edmonton Sun:
Palin: Canada should ‘dismantle’ public health-care  —  WASHINGTON — Marg Delahunty has braved the wilds of the American Midwest to come face-to-face with Sarah Palin.  —  Comedian Mary Walsh's beloved character button-holed the former Alaska governor at a recent book-signing in Columbus …
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James Traub / New York Times:
After Cheney  —  I.  —  When Vice President Biden travels to Iraq, which he does every two months or so, he flies on Air Force Two to an airbase in southern England and then transfers to a cargo plane, a C-17, retrofitted for vice-presidential comfort with an Airstream trailer bolted on to tracks in the center of the hold.
Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
Eine Decliner Nachtmusik — By: Mark Steyn  —  More from the tree-ring circus of Climate Research Unit “peer-reviewed” computer code: … Hmm.  All sounds very scientific.  By the way, the CRU may be in East Anglia but it gets money from the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA — which means you, Mr. and Mrs. America.
Discussion: Power Line
Nick Schulz / The Enterprise Blog:
Help Wanted, No Private Sector Experience Required  —  A friend sends along the following chart from a J.P. Morgan research report.  It examines the prior private sector experience of the cabinet officials since 1900 that one might expect a president to turn to in seeking advice about helping the economy.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Thanks for the Memories  —  At his Cabinet meeting Monday afternoon, President Obama took a moment to give thanks to his team.  —  Sipping a glass of water, the president offered special gratitude to the woman on his right.  —  “I advised this hard-working Cabinet to get a little bit of rest this week …
Emily Bazelon / Slate:
Making sense of Justice Scalia's personality—and his theory.  —  In Joan Biskupic's new biography of Antonin Scalia, American Original, the justice wears a wreath of superlatives.  He is the most quoted member of the Supreme Court and the one scholars write about most.
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
George Mitchell / US Department of State:
Briefing by Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell  —  Washington, DC  —  MR. WOOD: Good afternoon, everybody.  Welcome to the briefing.  As promised, Senator Mitchell is here, and he is going to give you an update on the recent announcement by the Israeli Government with regard to settlements.
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Ezra Klein:
How a letter from 1964 shows what's wrong with the Senate today  —  One of the challenges in arguing about the use of the filibuster is that the filibuster has changed drastically in recent decades, but it's done so quietly.  Quietly enough that people don't really understand that it's changed at all.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Procedural Downward Spiral
Justin Elliott / TPMMuckraker:
‘Disappointed’ Siegelman: Obama Justice Dept. Virtually The Same As Bush DOJ  —  When the Obama Administration argued in a filing earlier this month that the Supreme Court should not consider an appeal by Don Siegelman, the former Alabama governor wasn't surprised, even though the Obama filing maintained …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Bad Picks Have Consequences  —  I was just looking at this run-down of recent polls by Tom Jensen at Public Policy Polling.  The upshot is that while it seems extremely unlikely Republicans could regain control of the senate next year, it's not impossible and they look well positioned …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
 
 
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