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7:55 AM ET, November 30, 2009

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Seattle Times:
Maurice Clemmons, man wanted for questioning, has troubling criminal history  —  Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing this morning of four Lakewood police officers, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health.
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Michelle Malkin:
Violent felon granted clemency by Huckabee now sought in Lakewood, WA police ambush; Update: Huck PAC posts statement; Update: SWAT team surrounds Clemmons' family home  —  Scroll for updates...SWAT team reportedly surrounded a Clemmons family home late Sunday...KIRO TV in Seattle has details …
New York Times:
Obama's Speech on Afghanistan to Envision Exit  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to lay out a timeframe for ultimately winding down the American involvement in the war in Afghanistan when he announces his decision this week to send more forces, senior administration officials said Sunday.
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Obama offers new role for Pakistan  —  Importance of country to Afghan effort recognized  —  President Obama has offered Pakistan an expanded strategic partnership, including additional military and economic cooperation, while warning with unusual bluntness that its use of insurgent groups to pursue policy goals “cannot continue.”
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
A Last-Minute Meeting On Afghanistan  —  President Obama convened a last-minute meeting of his national security team tonight to discuss the language that his administration will use to describe its new strategy for Afghanistan.  Two administration sources confirmed that the meeting …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Theocon On “Going Rogue”  —  Here's an interesting and intellectually honest book review from a Sarah Palin fan, writing in the theocon journal.  First Things: … Indeed we are.  But this is a more salient question for Adam Bellow at Harper Collins, the person who allegedly edited this book:
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John Mark Reynolds / Evangel:
Done at Last: Ten Final Thoughts on Palin and “Going Rogue”  —  This was a bad and unhelpful book.  —  It was not bad because it was simple.  Goldwater (or his ghost) used fewer pages in Conscience of a Conservative and said more.  It was not bad because it was autobiographical.
Tiger Woods:
Statement from Tiger Woods  —  As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries.  I have some cuts, bruising and right now I'm pretty sore.  —  This situation is my fault, and it's obviously embarrassing to my family and me.  I'm human and I'm not perfect.
New York Times:
Swiss Ban Building of Minarets on Mosques  —  GENEVA — In a vote that displayed a widespread anxiety about Islam and undermined the country's reputation for religious tolerance, the Swiss on Sunday overwhelmingly imposed a national ban on the construction of minarets, the prayer towers of mosques …
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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Switzerland Approves Minaret Ban In Referendum
Discussion: The Daily Dish and The Jawa Report
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Why Do You Believe What You Do?  —  Do our beliefs form the basis of our partisan and ideological affiliations?  Or is it vice versa?  —  There's been a lot of recent evidence not only that Republicans disproportionately disbelieve the evidence for man-made global warming but that their skepticism is growing.
Thomas Erdbrink / Washington Post:
Ahmadinejad vows dramatic expansion of Iran's nuclear program  —  10 uranium-enrichment sites announced after international rebuke  —  TEHRAN — Iran's government will build 10 new sites to enrich uranium, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday, a dramatic expansion of the country's nuclear program …
Discussion: QandO
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New York Times:
A Defiant Iran Details Plan for 10 Enrichment Plants
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Rod Liddle / Times of London:
Iran defies world with plan for ten new nuclear sites
Discussion: Politics Daily
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Jobs Imperative  —  If you're looking for a job right now, your prospects are terrible.  There are six times as many Americans seeking work as there are job openings, and the average duration of unemployment — the time the average job-seeker has spent looking for work — is more than six months, the highest level since the 1930s.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Beth Healy / Boston Globe:
Harvard ignored warnings about investments  —  Advisers told Summers, others not to put so much cash in market; losses hit $1.8b  —  It happened at least once a year, every year.  In a roomful of a dozen Harvard University financial officials, Jack Meyer, the hugely successful head of Harvard's endowment …
Discussion: Felix Salmon and The Big Picture
Kenneth Harney / San Francisco Chronicle:
Break chains of mortgage morality, lawyer says  —  (11-29) 04:00 PST WASHINGTON —  Go ahead.  Break the chains.  Stop paying on your mortgage if you owe more than the house is worth.  And most important: Don't feel guilty about it.  Don't think you're doing something morally wrong.
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Cynthia Kouril / Firedoglake:
Predatory lending has an ugly tail end
Discussion: The Confluence and New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
In Elections, Honduras Defeats Chávez  —  The tiny country beats back the colonial aspirations of its neighbors.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Unless something monumental happens in the Western Hemisphere in the next 31 days, the big regional story for 2009 will be how tiny Honduras managed …
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BBC:
Zelaya rival wins Honduran poll
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Times:
Secret Service Agents Interview Intruders  —  WASHINGTON — As part of a broadening inquiry into presidential security, Secret Service agents have interviewed the Virginia couple who sneaked into the White House state dinner three days earlier, a senior federal official involved in the investigation said Sunday.
Paul / Power Line:
The Obama-Holder Justice Department turns a blind eye to ACORN  —  As I noted yesterday, ACORN caught a break from the Department of Justice when DOJ decided, based on a strained reading of the applicable statute, that the Obama administration can lawfully pay ACORN for services provided under contracts signed …
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Coakley opposes troop increase  —  The frontrunner to take Ted Kennedy's Senate seat said today she opposes sending more troops to Afghanistan.  —  Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who is facing an increasingly tight race with Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) …
Discussion: The Politico, MyDD and Ben Smith's Blog
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Dan De Luce / Agence France Presse:
US troop buildup carries high costs
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Raw Story
Boston Globe:
For Democrats - Alan Khazei for Senate
 
 
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