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9:30 PM ET, November 13, 2009

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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Key 9/11 Suspect to Be Tried in New York  —  WASHINGTON — Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, and four other men accused in the plot will be prosecuted in federal court in New York City, a federal law enforcement official said early on Friday.
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Andy McCarthy / The Corner on National Review Online:
Holder's Hidden Agenda, cont'd . . . — By: Andy McCarthy  —  This summer, I theorized that Attorney General Eric Holder — and his boss — had a hidden agenda in ordering a re-investigation of the CIA for six-year-old alleged interrogation excesses that had already been scrutinized …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Detainees to get “the-state-always-wins” system of “justice”  —  Obama's announcement to try 9/11 defendants would be commendable if it applied to all, rather than some, detainees.  —  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan, in 2003.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:   A Political Decision This Ain't  —  Here's what the Attorney General isn't doing.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Bloomberg: We Should Try 9/11 Terrorists Near Site Of Attacks
Discussion: TalkLeft and IntoxiNation
Evan Perez / Wall Street Journal:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Be Sent to New York for Trial
Sarah Palin / Drudge Report:
HER TURN!  —  Chapter Four; Section 8, pages 255-257  —  By the third week in September, a “Free Sarah” campaign was under way and the press at large was growing increasingly critical of the McCain camp's decision to keep me, my family and friends back home, and my governor's staff all bottled up.
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Sarah Palin is dumb.  —  By her own words, Sarah Palin is dumb.  Here's the excerpt of pages 255-257 of “Going Rogue: An American Life”: … Why didn't you have a say?  There's that “really” hedging: You didn't really have a say.  You're pleading passivity and impotence but you want us …
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ and CBS News
Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: Palin's Book Goes Rogue on Some Facts  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Palin's new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven't become any truer over time.  Ignoring substantial parts of her record if not the facts, she depicts herself as a frugal traveler …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
McCain Adviser Denies Palin's Claim She Granted Couric Interview Because She Pitied Couric's Low Self Esteem  —  One of the whackiest claims Sarah Palin makes in her new book is that she agreed to her disastrous interview with Katie Couric — a central event during Campaign 2008 …
Washington Wire:
Sarah Palin to Visit Fort Hood  —  Peter Wallsten reports on politics.  —  Grieving soldiers and families at Fort Hood, Texas, will get a visit from Sarah Palin next month as part of her national book tour, her publisher told Washington Wire.  —  The former vice presidential candidate …
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Great Moments In Journalism: Sarah Palin Marginalization Starts Early At MSNBC
Peter Wallsten / Wall Street Journal:   Palin Book Tour Builds on Web Strategy
Andy Barr / The Politico:
McCain campaign fires back at Palin
Discussion: Hot Air
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
William Jefferson sentenced to 13 years in prison … Former Rep. William Jefferson was sentenced today to 13 years in prison for his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption in a case in which he famously hid $90,000 in his freezer.  —  U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III delivered …
Discussion: TalkLeft, Townhall.com, Macsmind and MyDD
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David Stout / New York Times:   Sentence of 13 Years for Ex-Louisiana Congressman
Julia Preston / New York Times:
White House to Begin Push on Immigration Overhaul in 2010  —  The Obama administration will insist on measures to give legal status to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants as it pushes early next year for legislation to overhaul the immigration system, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday.
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Hutchison won't resign Senate seat  —  Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) is expected to announce today that she will not resign her Senate seat - as had been expected — while she campaigns for governor, according to two sources familiar with the situation.  —  Get alerted every time your favorite reporter posts a story
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Tony Romm / The Hill:
Rep. Steve King: Bauer was hired to ‘erase tracks’ between Obama, ACORN  —  Newly appointed White House counsel Bob Bauer is “perfectly positioned to be tasked with erasing the tracks between Obama and ACORN,” one Republican lawmaker charged Friday.  —  The lawyer's hiring …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: MSNBC uses faked photos to goof on Palin, of course  —  Skip ahead to 1:00 and then 2:00 if you can't stomach the whole clip.  The images of her in the black miniskirt and the American-flag bikini started floating around the 'Net mere days after she joined the ticket last year …
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The Note:
Dick Armey: Palin More ‘Cheerleader’ …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
More in U.S. Say Health Coverage Is Not Gov't.  Responsibility  —  Marks significant shift from the attitudes of the past decade  —  PRINCETON, NJ — More Americans now say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage (50%) than say it is (47%).
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Water Found on Moon, Scientists Say  —  There is water on the Moon, scientists stated unequivocally on Friday, and considerable amounts of it.  —  “Indeed yes, we found water,” Anthony Colaprete, the principal investigator for NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, said in a news conference.
Discussion: The New Republic and NO QUARTER
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Jonas Dino / NASA:
LCROSS Impact Data Indicates Water on Moon
Discussion: The Daily Voice, Guardian and Mashable!
Ezra Klein:
Some worrying signs out of the Senate  —  Health reform ain't easy.  —  Expectations were that the Senate would get the CBO score for its health-care bill today.  It didn't.  Or, to be more precise, it didn't get the CBO score it wanted.  The proposal Reid's office sent to the CBO …
Discussion: TPMDC and Open Congress
WPCVA.COM:
Danville TEA Party to burn Rep. Perriello in effigy  —  BLAIRS - In a move sure to spark controversy, the Danville TEA Party will close their “Fired Up for Freedom” rally by burning Rep. Tom Perriello and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in effigy in response to the passage of landmark healthcare legislation …
The Politico:
After spending binge, W.H. says it will focus on deficits  —  President Barack Obama plans to announce in next year's State of the Union address that he wants to focus extensively on cutting the federal deficit in 2010 - and will downplay other new domestic spending beyond jobs programs, according to top aides involved in the planning.
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
G. Gordon Liddy Says 'I'm Convinced' That ‘Barack Obama Is A Muslim,’ Gary Bauer Doesn't Disagree  —  On his radio show today, G. Gordon Liddy hosted former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer to discuss his Human Events column on the Fort Hood massacre, in which Bauer …
Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
More Fiscal Woes Ahead for States  —  Michigan and California are likely to face a fresh round of budget woes when federal stimulus funds used as a fiscal crutch dry up, finance directors for the states said Friday.  —  Short-term budget gaps have battered states as revenues plummeted during the recession.
Discussion: Calculated Risk and Weasel Zippers
Seth / Enik Rising:
Does unemployment affect midterm elections?  —  I've seen no small amount of hand-wringing from Democrats worried about the impact of the current double-digit unemployment on next year's midterm elections.  By most estimates, even if there is robust economic growth for the next year …
David Thompson:
Go Barefoot for Gaia  —  In the following BBC clip, lifted from today's ephemera, the sculptor and artistic luminary Antony Gormley shares his wisdom on matters ecological.  “Dispense with your socks,” says he.  “This is a time of global warming.  Through our feet we can begin to feel it.”
Discussion: Moonbattery and Biased BBC
Political Punch:
Obama Adviser Splits with President on Gay Marriage  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis reports:  —  Melody Barnes, the head of President Obama's Domestic Policy Council, told students at Boston College Law School on Nov. 9 that she disagrees with her boss on the issue of same-sex marriage.
 
 
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Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Can the Clinton Coalition Survive Obama?
Discussion: Pajamas Media, HillBuzz and Hot Air
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Newt warns of ‘destructive’ primaries
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Harry Reid's Poll: 67% Say Public Option “Most Important Aspect …
Jeanne Devon / The Huffington Post:
Jeanne Devon ("AKMuckraker"): Alaska Governor Snubs the President and the Troops
Robert Creamer / The Huffington Post:
10 Reasons Why Democrats Who Opposed the Health Care Bill Made a Political Mistake
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
The Fix:
N.C.'s Etheridge bows out of running for Senate seat
 Earlier Items: 
Gary Hewson / Big Government:
ACORN-The LA Story, Part II: ‘We knew we were gonna put in Obama.’
Discussion: Nice Deb
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Kristol Urges No Trial For Hasan: 'They Should Just Go Ahead …
Discussion: Shakesville
Rasmussen Reports:
Klobuchar Bests Franken, Bachmann Among Minnesota Voters
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Obama ‘risking Suez-like disaster’