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3:25 PM ET, November 16, 2010

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Robert J. Hawkins / SignOnSanDiego.com:
TSA to investigate body scan resister  —  Oceanside man took a stand against security, went viral  —  The Transportation Security Administration has opened an investigation targeting John Tyner, the Oceanside man who left Lindbergh Field under duress on Saturday morning after refusing to undertake a full body scan.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Full-Body Backlash  —  As full-body scanners come into more widespread use in American airports (they will be phased in soon at the three major airports in the New York City metro region), they are also coming under more frequent criticism.  —  The objections are coming from many different quarters:
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Amid airport anger, GOP takes aim at screening  —  Did you know that the nation's airports are not required to have Transportation Security Administration screeners checking passengers at security checkpoints?  The 2001 law creating the TSA gave airports the right to opt out of the TSA program …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:   John Tyner, the young man who resisted the TSA's groin-grope, will now be probed.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Investigate the TSA, Not Tyner
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
GOP frosh: Where's my health care?  —  A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan from the government takes a month to kick in.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HOUSE REPUBLICAN WANTS HIS GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDIZED HEALTH CARE NOW.... It perfectly reasonable for Andy Harris, like all Americans, to want health care coverage.  He's a husband and father of five, and I'm sure he worries about his family losing their health insurance, just like everyone else.
Discussion: The Confluence
Ezra Klein:
GOP legislator frets over 28 days without insurance …
The Hill:
House ethics panel convicts Rep. Rangel on 11 of 13 counts  —  A House ethics panel has convicted Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on 11 of 13 counts of violating House ethics rules.  —  Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the adjudicatory subcommittee and the full House ethics committee …
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Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
House Panel Finds Rangel Broke Ethics Rules
Andy Newman / City Room:
Rangel's Ethics Violations
Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Murkowski passes Miller in vote count  —  The Division of Elections has counted 1,000 more votes for Lisa Murkowski than Joe Miller, and the absentees Miller was banking on didn't go his way.  —  The current count stands at 92,164 votes for Murkowski and 90,448 for Miller.
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Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Lisa Murkowski: Sarah Palin Lacks “Intellectual Curiosity” to be President  —  Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowki told CBS News' Katie Couric today that she would not support Sarah Palin for president because Palin lacks the “leadership qualities” and “intellectual curiosity” to craft great policy.
Rebecca Kaplan / NationalJournal.com:
Murkowski Swipes at Palin's Intelligence
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans  —  At the heart of the controversy over “body scanners” is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public.  U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner.  These are those images.
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Angry left to Obama: Stop caving on agenda  —  Liberals furious with a White House they view as constantly telegraphing compromise with Republicans are pressuring President Obama to get tougher, arguing that is the only way he will win both progressives and independents in 2012.
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Evan Glass / CNN:
Congressional Black Caucus Witholds Support For Pelosi  —  Washington (CNN) — The Congressional Black Caucus has decided to withhold its approval for the House Democratic leadership team, denying Speaker Nancy Pelosi full support of the 42-member organization as she campaigns to remain leader.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem leader: Party ‘responded like Hoover’ to unemployment crisis
Discussion: The Politico
Paul Farhi / Arts Post:
PBS edits Tina Fey's remarks from Twain event  —  Tina Fey got a little political airbrushing from PBS Sunday night during its annual broadcast of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.  —  Fey, this year's recipient of the prize, caused a few ripples during her acceptance speech …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Two Cultures  —  Many of the psychologists, artists and moral philosophers I know are liberal, so it seems strange that American liberalism should adopt an economic philosophy that excludes psychology, emotion and morality.  —  Yet that is what has happened.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Dems, GOP reelect leaders in orderly transition  —  Senate Democrats and Republicans reelected their leadership teams Wednesday in an orderly post-election transition to the 112th Congress.  —  Senate Democrats, however, are still searching for a volunteer to chair …
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
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Jessica Taylor / The Politico:
Democrats' losses ran wide, deep
Washington Post:
Don't underestimate foreclosure crisis, watchdog to warn  —  A congressional oversight panel is set to warn on Tuesday that a widespread problem of flawed and fraudulent foreclosure paperwork could upend the housing market and undermine the nation's financial stability, just as the issue …
Discussion: The Big Picture
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David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Congressional Oversight Panel Report Highlights Systemic Risk of Foreclosure Fraud
Discussion: CNBC, cop.senate.gov and DealBook
Glenn Hubbard / New York Times:
Left, Right and Wrong on Taxes  —  GIVEN the furor from both the left and the right, one would be tempted to think that the initial proposal from the co-chairmen of President Obama's fiscal commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, must offer an excellent starting point for a discussion of deficit reduction.
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Obama's Obsessive Focus  —  I assume the entire progressive blogosphere will agree with me that trying to pursue a more “bipartisan tone” in Washington is a substantively foolish idea for the White House to pursue.  But the fact of the matter is that I think the smart thing for any President …
Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller:
Author of DOJ report targeting NJ Governor Chris Christie has history of using position for political purposes, sources say  —  The Daily Caller has learned that the author behind the recent report from the Department of Justice that targeted five former U.S. attorneys for excessive travel expenses has had …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Top RNC aide quits, blasts Michael Steele  —  Republican National Committee political director Gentry Collins resigned from his post Tuesday morning with a stinging indictment of Chairman Michael Steele's two-year tenure at the committee.  —  In a four-page letter to Steele …
Discussion: CNN, Weasel Zippers and Gawker
Mark Penn / The Politico:
The big disconnect: D.C. elites think Obama will be re-elected, the public doubts it  —  The midterms not only dealt a big shock to the Democrats, but also sent a message to President Obama.  According to the new POLITICO “Power and the People” poll, only 26 percent of the public believes he will now be re-elected as President in 2012.
Americans for Financial Reform:
Letter Requesting Withdrawal of Rescission Rule  —  The Truth in Lending Act passed by Congress specifically provides consumers the right to  —  unwind an illegal loan through “rescission” for up to three years after the loan was consummated.  —  The statute - and current Board regulations …
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Huffington Post
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Gingrich: Obama should take off most of the rest of the year  —  President Obama should take off most of the rest of the year to concentrate on the lessons of the 2010 election, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Tuesday.  —  Gingrich urged the president to take some time away …
Discussion: Wonkette and TPMDC
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Schumer: FDA will effectively ban Four Loko, other alcohol-caffeine drinks  —  Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration would issue a ruling effectively banning alcoholic drinks infused with caffeine.  —  Schumer said the FDA would rule beverages such as …
Discussion: CNN
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
How Partisanship Works.  —  Andrew Sullivan notes Ezra Klein's endless crusade to remind everyone that the Affordable Care Act was based on Republican proposals: … Sullivan says this contributes to the “Big Lie” of Obama's alleged “extremism,” but this is how partisanship works. and why the left …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
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Discussion: The Politico
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Phil Stewart / Reuters:
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Discussion: ThinkProgress
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque
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