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8:00 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 …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:   A Political Decision This Ain't  —  Here's what the Attorney General isn't doing.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Detainees to get “the-state-always-wins” system of “justice”
Discussion: Firedoglake and Philly.com
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
So Now Khalid Sheikh Mohammad Is A 9/11 “Suspect”
Evan Perez / Wall Street Journal:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Be Sent to New York for Trial
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Bloomberg: We Should Try 9/11 Terrorists Near Site Of Attacks
Discussion: TalkLeft and IntoxiNation
ProPublica:
Happy Birthday, Gitmo
Discussion: TalkLeft, Washington Post and Truthdig
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: JustOneMinute and Mediaite
Matthew Continetti / Wall Street Journal:
Can Sarah Palin Make a Comeback?  —  Her poll numbers among independents are strong enough to give her a chance.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  I don't typically watch Oprah.  But I won't miss Monday's interview with Sarah Palin.  The appearance is supposed to be about Ms. Palin's new memoir …
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
Discussion: The Hill
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Great Moments In Journalism: Sarah Palin Marginalization Starts Early At MSNBC
Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: Palin's Book Goes Rogue on Some Facts
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
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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.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Anita Dunn: ‘Going rogue’ not her way
Discussion: CNN and At-Largely
Houston Chronicle:
Governor hopeful Hutchison staying in Senate for now  —  AUSTIN — U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, after a year of saying she will resign her U.S. Senate seat to challenge Gov. Rick Perry in March's Republican primary, said on Friday she will retain her seat during the contest.
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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.
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 and Macsmind
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John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Jefferson gets 13 years in prison
Discussion: Associated Press
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%).
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 …
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
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 …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Free to Lose  —  Consider, for a moment, a tale of two countries.  Both have suffered a severe recession and lost jobs as a result — but not on the same scale.  In Country A, employment has fallen more than 5 percent, and the unemployment rate has more than doubled.
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: NO QUARTER and The New Republic
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
KEEPING THE ABORTION-RELATED HEAT ON THE RNC.... Ben Smith reports this afternoon that RedState's Leon H. Wolf wants heads to roll at the Republican National Committee for having a health care policy — for 18 years — that covered abortion services. … But here's the part RedState misses …
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 …
Rasmussen Reports:
Klobuchar Bests Franken, Bachmann Among Minnesota Voters  —  Minnesota voters give Senator Amy Klobuchar higher marks for job performance than her fellow senator Al Franken and Michele Bachmann, the congresswoman who has become a conservative lightning rod in the national health care debate.
Jeanne Devon / The Huffington Post:
Jeanne Devon ("AKMuckraker"): Alaska Governor Snubs the President and the Troops  —  No, not that governor.  The new one.  —  In what Alaskans hope is not becoming a longstanding tradition, the governor just dissed the President of the United States.  No, he didn't accuse him of …
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.
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Reconciliation could kill Stupak rider  —  Democrats will almost certainly kill the anti-abortion Stupak amendment in the process if they go to Plan B on passing a health care health care — using a filibuster-proof reconciliation bill — budget experts say.
Discussion: The Confluence
 
 
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Newt warns of ‘destructive’ primaries
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Harry Reid's Poll: 67% Say Public Option “Most Important Aspect …
Robert Creamer / The Huffington Post:
10 Reasons Why Democrats Who Opposed the Health Care Bill Made a Political Mistake
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Business group unveils $10 million campaign against health reform
Discussion: The New Republic
The Note:
Dick Armey: Palin More ‘Cheerleader’ …
Discussion: Hot Air and ABCNEWS
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
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Obama ‘risking Suez-like disaster’
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Obama's world record
Discussion: QandO
 

 
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Hong Kong Free Press:
Hong Kong-based reporter Selina Cheng says she was fired by The Wall Street Journal for taking up the position of chair of the Hong Kong Journalist Association

Tim Reynolds / Associated Press:
The NBA's Board of Governors approves the league's next media rights deals with Disney, NBC, and Amazon Prime Video; WBD could still match one of the deals

Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Sources: WBD will lay off ~1,000 employees across sectors including finance, business affairs, and production; source: fewer than 10 Max staffers are affected

 
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