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5:10 AM ET, November 28, 2009

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Dsm / Reboot Congress:
Eric S. Raymond on the East Anglia CRU's Global Warming Fraud  —  Eric S. Raymond ("esr") is an open source luminary partly because of his industry changing book The Cathedral & the Bazaar .  As a fellow software engineer and open source advocate, I was curious what he had to say about the tree-ring circus …
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Climate Progress:
­An open letter to graduate students and young scientists in fields related to climate research from Dr. Judith Curry regarding hacked CRU emails  —  I have known Dr. Judith Curry, Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, for many years.
Discussion: American Power and Bishop Hill
Wall Street Journal:
‘Cap and Trade Is Dead’  —  The recently disclosed emails and documents from University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit compromise the integrity of the United Nations' global warming reports.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  So declares Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe …
Nia-Malika Henderson / The Politico:
Obama orders review of crashers  —  President Obama has ordered a full review into how a Virginia couple managed to make their way into the White House for last week's state dinner without an invitation, even getting so far as to meet the president in the official receiving line, according to a White House official.
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New York Times:
Uninvited Pair Met Obama; Secret Service Offers Apology  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama and his wife, Michelle, had a face-to-face encounter with the couple who sneaked into a state dinner at the White House this week, White House officials acknowledged on Friday.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Justice Department Says Acorn Can Be Paid for Pre-Ban Contracts  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has concluded that the Obama administration can lawfully pay the community group Acorn for services provided under contracts signed before Congress banned the government from providing money to the group.
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
DOJ: Pay ACORN for contracts  —  The Justice Department has ruled that the federal government can honor some existing contracts to fund ACORN, despite a law barring the flow of all federal money to the beleaguered community group.  —  David Barron, the acting assistant attorney general …
Steve Singiser / Daily Kos:
Weekly Tracking Poll: New Feature Paints Ugly 2010 Picture  —  Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 11/22/2009-11/25/2009.  All adults.  MoE 2% (Last weeks results in parentheses):  —  FAVORABLEUNFAVORABLENET CHANGE  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA  —  53 (55)  —  40 (39)  —3  —  PELOSI:  —  41 (40)
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Paul Krugman:
Rashomon in the desert  —  Dubai or not Dubai — that is the question.  Dubai's sorta-kinda default (a state-owned enterprise seeking a rescheduling of its debts) is, by itself, not that big of a deal.  But who else looks like Dubai?  What kind of omen is this for the next stage in the financial crisis?
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Willem Buiter's Maverecon:
Polite suggestion to the Dubai sovereign that creditors of Dubai World …
John Scott Lewinski / The Best Article Every day:
Top 20 Unfortunate Lessons Girls Learn From ‘Twilight’  —  From a male point of view, the only redeeming feature of the Twilight books and movies is the ammunition they provide against female claims of innate moral superiority over men.  —  Whenever a woman criticizes a man's lust, aggression …
Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Next stop for Nader: US Senate from Connecticut?  —  WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Ralph Nader says he wants to gauge the level of grass-roots support before deciding whether to make a bid to represent Connecticut in the Senate.  —  The 75-year-old consumer advocate and Connecticut native said Friday that he is …
Discussion: MyDD
Jeff Sessions / Washington Post:
Sen. Jeff Sessions challenges double standard on judicial filibuster  —  Legal scholars have long debated whether the filibuster may be used to keep judicial nominees off the bench.  For practical purposes, that question was answered on May 23, 2005.  That night, while forging a settlement …
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Fred Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Why Obama Isn't Changing Washington
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Dems' kamikaze mission: Health care by New Year's
Discussion: Rasmussen Reports and Power Line
Jeff Poor / NewsBusters.org:
Joy Behar's Moral Quandary: 'Isn't it a Little Racist to Call it Black Friday?'  —  There's nothing like tuning into an episode of “The View” for a little exploration of social sensitivities in the modern American culture.  —  In keeping with that tradition, on Black Friday …
Wall Street Journal:
He Can't Take Another Bow  —  An icon of a White House that is coming to seem amateurish.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  This week, two points in an emerging pointillist picture of a White House leaking support—not the support of voters, though polls there show steady decline …
 
 
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Daniel Schwammenthal / Wall Street Journal:
Prosecuting American ‘War Crimes’
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Townhall.com
CBC News:
U.S. journalist grilled at Canada border crossing
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Raw Story
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Voter Anger Is Building Over Deficits
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
‘Cash for Clunkers,’ household edition
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Bernard-Henri Lévy / The Huffington Post:
Polanski's Release From Prison
Thomas Wilner / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Made the Right Call on KSM
Discussion: TalkLeft
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Kill the bills. Do health reform right.
Economist:
The quiet American  —  Is Barack Obama's diplomacy subtle …