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ABCNEWS:
Obama: 'I Don't Think About Sarah Palin'  —  “Obviously Sarah Palin has a strong base of support in the Republican Party and I respect those skills,” Obama said.  “But I spend most of my time right now on how I can be the best possible president.  And my attitude has always been …
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Palin: 'Obviously, We've Got To Stand With Our North Korean Allies'  —  In recent days, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has hinted in her clearest language yet that she is seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2012.  Many observers have argued that Palin could never win …
Marist Poll:
11/24: Looking to 2012: 48% Plan to Vote Against Obama  —  If the 2012 presidential election were held today, President Barack Obama would have his work cut out for him. 48% of registered voters nationwide report they plan to definitely vote against Mr. Obama while 36% say they will definitely vote for him. 16% are undecided.
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: Obama doesn't think about Palin
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Hugo Martin / Money & Company:
Poll finds 61% oppose new airport security measures  —  On the eve of one of the nation's busiest travel days, a poll has found that 61% of likely voters oppose the newly enhanced security measures at the country's airports.  —  The poll by Zogby International of 2,032 likely voters also found …
National Opt-Out Day:
NATIONAL OPT-OUT DAY!  —  It's the day ordinary citizens stand up for their rights, stand up for liberty, and protest the federal government's desire to virtually strip us naked or submit to an “enhanced pat down” that touches people's breasts and genitals in an aggressive manner.
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The Nation:
TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal  —  Does anyone else sense something strange is going on with the apparently spontaneous revolt against the TSA?  This past week, the media turned an “ordinary guy,” 31-year-old Californian John Tyner …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:   Anatomy of a journalistic smear job
Oliver Willis:
AUDIO: Sarah Palin: “We Gotta Stand With Our North Korean Allies”  —  Genius.  Absolute genius.  When Glenn Beck is correcting you on foreign policy, well... genius.
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
PROMISES, PROMISES: GOP leader reaps $200 million  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks - money included in a bill by a lawmaker to benefit a home-state project or interest - was short-lived.  —  Only three days after GOP senators and senators-elect renounced earmarks …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
REMEMBER THE GOP'S EARMARK BAN?.... It's been about a week since …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Passage of earmark ban in doubt
Discussion: Booman Tribune and FrumForum
The Note:
Sarah Palin Responds to Bristol's Loss On ‘Dancing With The Stars’  —  ABC News' Mary Bruce Reports:  —  Sarah Palin responded to her daughter Bristol's third place finish on “Dancing With The Stars” tonight as she exited the first stop on her book tour.  —  “I haven't talked to her yet.
Discussion: TBogg and The Page
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
New Palin Book Offers a Road Map for a Run Against Obama
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Palin dismisses ‘blue-blood’ Bush criticism  —  Sarah Palin dismissed Barbara Bush's recent criticism as a matter of class privilege in an interview with Laura Ingraham today:  —  “I don't want to concede that we have to get used to this kind of thing, because i don't think the majority …
Discussion: The Page, GOP 12 and Oliver Willis
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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Palin Hits Back at Barbara Bush
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Fed lowers economic expectations for 2011  —  Unemployment is set to remain higher for longer than previously thought, according to new projections from the Federal Reserve that would mean more than 10 million Americans remain jobless through the 2012 elections - even as a separate report …
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:   Federal Reserve to Obama: Yeah, You're Probably Doomed
Matt Bai / New York Times:
Pat-Down Dispute Shows Mistrust of Government  —  The latest controversy to envelop the Obama administration is only partly about the specific rules governing body scanners and pat-downs.  It has to do, too, with the federal agency Congress created to deal with airline security and the tension …
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Myglesias / Yglesias:   Trust in Government  —  Matt Bai muses:
Emptywheel:
Fines and “Resolving this Mess”  —  Yves does a thorough smackdown on the departing Michael Barr's description of all the things the government is going to get to the bottom of the foreclosure fraud problem, noting that the foreclosure task force simply isn't investigating the problem …
Discussion: Felix Salmon, TalkLeft and Bloomberg
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Why is the Obama administration linking Israel and New START?  —  While the White House continues to negotiate with Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) in an attempt to convince him to allow a vote on the New START treaty this year, it is also undertaking a massive effort behind the scenes to rally foreign governments …
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Don't touch my junk?  Grow up, America.  —  My family, as it happens, is taking the bus to Grandma's this Thanksgiving.  But our choice of transportation has nothing to do with anxiety about leering security screeners or fear of pat-downs.  —  The uproar over the new procedures is overblown and immature.
CHINAdaily:
China, Russia quit dollar  —  Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on a visit to St. Petersburg on Tuesday.ALEXEY DRUZHININ / AFP  —  St. Petersburg, Russia - China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies …
Discussion: Israpundit and The Gateway Pundit
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Bobby Jindal: Make Congress part-time  —  Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal wants members of Congress to stay home more often.  —  “We used to pay farmers not to grow crops, let's pay congressmen to stay out of Washington, D.C.,” Jindal said in an interview with Human Events.
Discussion: Human Events, GOP 12, Nice Deb and FrumForum
Nathan Brown / AdirondackDailyEnterprise:
Owens says he'll likely vote Pelosi for speaker  —  Was ‘blowing off a little steam’ when he said he might vote for Boehner  —  U.S. Rep. Bill Owens now says he will vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House, as long as she agrees to govern from the center and focus on jobs.
Discussion: The Hill, USA Today and National Review
Justin Fox:
The Real Story Behind Those “Record” Corporate Profits  —  Corporate profits hit a new record in the U.S. in the third quarter of this year.  At least, that was the headline after the data were released Tuesday.  It was kind of a meaningless distinction: In a growing economy …
Dan Joling / Associated Press:
Lieutenant governor calls Miller election claims baseless  —  Alaska's lieutenant governor on Tuesday discounted allegations by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller that elections officials unlawfully interpreted voter intent on write-in ballots.  —  Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell …
Discussion: The Politico, Ballot Box, KTUU-TV and TPMDC
Henry Payne / Detroit News:
Mr. Smut goes to Washington  —  While November's election brought a tsunami of change to Michigan policies, some incumbents are untouchable.  So untouchable, apparently, that they openly read girlie magazines on their trips to and from Washington.  Detroit Congressman John Conyers was caught …
Economist:
Closing statements  —  This has been a really good debate, I think—a lot racier and spikier than many of our offerings, but none the worse for that.  It almost puts me in mind of PMQs.  Now the guest interventions from John Samples and Andrew Sullivan are in, as are the closing statements …
 
 
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Jeff Dunetz / Big Government:
Why They Don't Need To ‘Touch Your Junk’ At Israeli Airports
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Media Analysis: George W. Bush joins ‘presidential million book sales club’
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Facebook Could Soon Own the Trademark for the Word “Face”
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Popular Mechanics:
The TSA, the Law and Democracy: The People's Security
Discussion: Hit & Run
Robert Wright / Opinionator:
Worse Than Vietnam  —  “We did the Cole and we wanted the United States to react.
Discussion: Philly.com
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey from ‘shellacking’
Discussion: The Politico
George Zornick / ThinkProgress:
Washington Post Continues Media Whitewash Of Radical GOP Rep.-Elect Allen West
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
U.S.G. and P.T.A.
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How Germany got it right on the economy
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President Palin? Gov. Christie Rolls His Eyes
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Nuts... Whoopi Goldberg Lectures O'Reilly: “Two Years Ago …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Wizbang
Molly Ball / The Politico:
Joe Lieberman left with limited 2012 options
Kurt Nimmo / Infowars:
Ron Paul: Crotch Groped by TSA, Calls for Boycott of Airlines
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