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11:40 PM ET, November 28, 2010

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New York Times:
Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels  —  WASHINGTON — A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world …
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Spiegel Online:
A Superpower's View of the World  —  251,000 State Department documents, many of them secret embassy reports from around the world, show how the US seeks to safeguard its influence around the world.  It is nothing short of a political meltdown for US foreign policy.
David Leigh / Guardian:
US cables leak sparks global diplomatic crisis  —  • More than 250,000 dispatches reveal US foreign strategies  —  • Diplomats ordered to spy on allies as well as enemies  —  • Saudi king urged Washington to bomb Iran  —  Read the full coverage of the US embassy cables
Guardian:
Saudi Arabia urges US attack on Iran to stop nuclear programme  —  • Embassy cables show Arab allies want strike against Tehran  —  • Israel prepared to attack alone to avoid its own 9/11  —  • Iranian bomb risks ‘Middle East proliferation, war or both’
New York Times:
Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea  —  Secret American intelligence assessments have concluded that Iran has obtained a cache of advanced missiles, based on a Russian design, that are much more powerful than anything Washington has publicly conceded that Tehran has in its arsenal, diplomatic cables show.
New York Times:
Around the World, Distress Over Iran  —  In late May 2009, Israel's defense minister, Ehud Barak, used a visit from a Congressional delegation to send a pointed message to the new American president.  —  In a secret cable sent back to Washington, the American ambassador to Israel …
Haaretz:
WikiLeaks exposé: Barak warned strike on Iran was viable until end of 2010
King Abdullah / Guardian:
US embassy cables: Saudi king's advice for Barack Obama
Discussion: Danger Room and Fox Nation
Associated Press:
Text of White House statement on WikiLeaks release
The Huffington Post:
WikiLeaks U.S. Embassy Cables: New Documents Released
Dan Snierson / EW.com:
Leslie Nielsen, ‘Airplane!’ and ‘Naked Gun’ star, dies at 84  —  Leslie Nielsen, who dazzled with deadpan in The Naked Gun and Airplane!, passed away on Sunday at a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he was being treated for pneumonia, according to the New York Times.  He was 84.
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Associated Press:
Leslie Nielsen, Actor, Dies at 84  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Leslie Nielsen, who went from drama to inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in “Airplane!” and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in “The Naked Gun” comedies, has died.  He was 84.  —  His agent John S. Kelly …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The FBI successfully thwarts its own Terrorist plot  —  (updated below)  —  The FBI is obviously quite pleased with itself over its arrest of a 19-year-old Somali-American, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who — with months of encouragement, support and money from the FBI's own undercover agents …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Politically correct Portland rejected feds …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
The Obsession With Liberals' Obsession With Sarah Palin  —  Charles Krauthammer has lambasted the mainstream (i.e. liberal) media for its obsession with Sarah Palin.  —  That goes double for liberal entertainers and academics, and triple for the left-blogosphere, which is nuts-in-the-head …
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Spiegel Online:
US Diplomats Told to Spy on Other Countries at United Nations  —  The US State Department gave its diplomats instructions to spy on other countries' representatives at the United Nations, according to a directive signed by Hillary Clinton.  Diplomats were told to collect information about e-mail accounts …
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Guardian:
US diplomats spied on UN leadership
Discussion: Focal Point and Raw Story
Marin Cogan / The Politico:
Presidential historian curses, calls Americans ‘lazy and obese’  —  Presidential biographer Edmund Morris delivered one of the more, well, colorful lines on this week's Sunday morning shows.  —  On CBS's “Face the Nation,” host Bob Schieffer, anchoring an authors roundtable discussion …
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog and Althouse
Lukas I. Alpert / NY Daily News:
Neighbors say wannabe Christmas bomber Mohamed Mohamud embraced extremism after parents split  —  Arsonists set fire Sunday to the Oregon Islamic center that the wannabe Christmas-tree bomber had attended, authorities said.  —  The fire was reported about 2:25 a.m. at the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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David Carr / New York Times:
A Media False Alarm Over the T.S.A.  —  If a squadron of mad scientists surrounded by supercomputers gathered in a laboratory to try to conjure a single news topic that would blow up large, they could not touch the T.S.A. pat-down story.  —  It began with a Drudge Report link to a video …
 
 
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