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5:45 PM ET, November 24, 2010

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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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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.
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 …
Discussion: Wonkette and Yahoo! News
Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
Sarah Palin: “We Gotta Stand With Our North Korean Allies”  —  Sarah Palin's choosing sides in the conflict between North and South Korea-and picking Kim Jong Il?  —  Couldn't be.  But there she is on Glenn Beck's radio show saying just that: “This speaks to a bigger picture …
Jimmy Carter / Washington Post:
North Korea's consistent message to the U.S.  —  No one can completely understand the motivations of the North Koreans, but it is entirely possible that their recent revelation of their uranium enrichment centrifuges and Pyongyang's shelling of a South Korean island Tuesday are designed …
Daily Mail:
Sarah Palin clubs to death a fish on reality show labelled …
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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  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  One long-standing — and justifiable — progressive grievance is that whenever ordinary Americans allow their personal plight to enter the public sphere in a way that advances a liberal political goal …
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 …
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Alternative to TSA pat-downs: More background checks
Discussion: Pat Dollard
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 …
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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Palin Hits Back at Barbara Bush  —  In an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show, Sarah Palin blasted back at Barbara Bush's recent comments suggesting she stay in Alaska and not run for president.  —  Said Palin: “I think the majority of Americans don't want to put up with the blue bloods.
Discussion: Salon and Booman Tribune
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Palin rebukes Barbara Bush, family as ‘blue bloods’ after remark
Discussion: HotAirPundit and Ballot Box
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.
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
New Palin Book Offers a Road Map for a Run Against Obama
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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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Passage of earmark ban in doubt
Alex Pareene / Salon:
No. 1: Richard Cohen  —  The Washington Post's Richard Cohen has been a columnist since 1976.  He's good friends with Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn.  He works one day a week.  At a certain point, in that exceptionally privileged and cushy position, his brain disintegrated.
Discussion: ECHIDNE of the snakes
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
Jim Sanders / Capitol Alert:
Cooley concedes to Kamala Harris in fight for attorney general  —  Steve Cooley conceded defeat today to Kamala Harris in the political slugfest for California attorney general.  —  The Republican called Harris today to congratulate her, and the two had a “brief and cordial conversation,” …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Joe. My. God.
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Kimi Yoshino / L.A. NOW:
Kamala Harris wins attorney general's race as Steve Cooley concedes [Updated]
Discussion: Opinion L.A. and TalkLeft
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 …
CNN:
Obama pardons two turkeys at White House ceremony  —  Washington (CNN) — At 21 weeks of age and 45 pounds each, Apple and Cider would normally be prime candidates for Thanksgiving dinner this year.  —  Instead, the two California-born turkeys got a new lease on life Wednesday …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey from ‘shellacking’
Discussion: The Politico
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
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 …
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, National Review and USA Today
 
 
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Lisa Fleisher / Metropolis:
President Palin? Gov. Christie Rolls His Eyes
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
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