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11:00 PM ET, December 5, 2009

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Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
Climategate Professor to Skeptic on Live BBC TV: ‘What an Assh*le’  —  Professor in at University in Center of Climategate Loses Cool on Live BBC TV Debate  —  A professor who is accusing global warming skeptics of engaging in “tabloid-style character assassination” of scientists caught …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
ClimateGate Professor Calls G-Warming Skeptic ‘A**hole’ on Live TV  —  A professor at the university in the middle of the ClimateGate scandal called global warming skeptic Marc Morano “an a**hole” on live television Friday.  —  This marvelously came moments after Andrew Watson …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Sherrod Brown Co-sponsors Coburn-Vitter Public Option Amendment  —  Sherrod Brown explains to David Shuster why he signed decided to co-sponsor Tom Coburn and David Vitter's amendment which would require members of Congress to enroll in whatever version of the public option ends up being passed in the health care bill.
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Lynn Sweet:
Sarah Palin, Barney Frank at Gridiron Winter dinner  —  WASHINGTON—Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) are keynoting the Gridiron Club Winter dinner tonight.  Palin is here with husband Todd.  Palin and Frank will be speaking later at this dinner sponsored by the journalists group.
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The Politico:
Palin cracks wise at Gridiron dinner  —  In an 11-minute speech before Washington's Gridiron Club at its Winter Dinner, Sarah Palin tossed a few barbs at the gathering of journalists, comparing them to “death panels.”  —  “Sometimes you got to trust your instincts, and if you don't …
Alexandra Berzon / Wall Street Journal:
The Gambler Who Blew $127 Million  —  LAS VEGAS — During a year-long gambling binge at the Caesars Palace and Rio casinos in 2007, Terrance Watanabe managed to lose nearly $127 million.  —  The run is believed to be one of the biggest losing streaks by an individual in Las Vegas history.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
How Obama Came to Plan for ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan  —  WASHINGTON — On the afternoon he held the eighth meeting of his Afghanistan review, President Obama arrived in the White House Situation Room ruminating about war.  He had come from Arlington National Cemetery, where he had wandered among …
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Washington Post:
During marathon review of Afghanistan strategy, Obama held …
Discussion: Hot Air
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Apple's Game Changer, Downloading Now  —  IAN LYNCH SMITH, a shaggy-haired ball of energy in his late 30s, beams as he ticks off some of the games that Freeverse, his little Brooklyn software company, has landed on the iPhone App Store's coveted (and ever-changing) list of best-selling downloads …
Brad / Think Progress:
Watergate redux: Break-ins reported at another climate research center.  —  Burglars and hackers have attacked the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, apparently in an attempt to further the “Climategate” intimidation of global warming researchers.
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Kejda Gjermani / Commentary:
The True Administration of Justice is the Firmest Pillar of Good Government  —  About an hour ago I was holding an umbrella against the wind and rain, in the outer skirts of the crowd that had gathered on Foley Square, Manhattan, to protest Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's impending civil trial.
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Obama supporters get a dose of reality  —  Some parishioners in the Church of Obama discovered last week that their spiritual leader is a false prophet.  —  Consider the blow suffered by the liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who issued a plaintive plea to the president on the eve of his announcement …
Political Punch:
Gibbs Tells a Female White House Correspondent to ‘Calm Down’  —  ABC News' Jordyn Phelps reports:  —  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and American Urban Radio's White House Correspondent April Ryan have long had a contentious relationship.  An exchange they had yesterday has started …
Rebecca Trounson / L.A. NOW:
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elects openly gay bishop  —  The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles today elected the first openly gay bishop since the national church lifted a ban that sought to bar gays and lesbians from the church's highest ordained ministry.
John Stanton / Roll Call:
Baucus Nominated Girlfriend for U.S. Attorney  —  Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus' office confirmed late Friday night that the Montana Democrat was carrying on an affair with his state office director, Melodee Hanes, when he nominated her to be U.S. attorney in Montana.
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Nick Allen / Telegraph:
Sarah Palin says US should rededicate itself to God
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Bill Schneider / National Journal Online:
The Conformity Movement  —  IN A RECENT CNN POLL …
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