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7:25 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.  He's not following public opinion, which generally opposes conducting any sort of 9/11 terrorist trial in the United States.  He's not following perceived political wisdom, in that the administration …
Evan Perez / Wall Street Journal:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Be Sent to New York for Trial
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”
Discussion: Hot Air and The Other McCain
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Bloomberg: We Should Try 9/11 Terrorists Near Site Of Attacks
Discussion: TalkLeft and IntoxiNation
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
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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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Anita Dunn: ‘Going rogue’ not her way
Discussion: CNN, At-Largely and The Politico
GOP.com:
Who Is Bob Bauer?  —  Obama Is Tapping Anita Dunn's Better Half …
Discussion: The Politico and The Hill
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 and Townhall.com
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John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Jefferson gets 13 years in prison
Discussion: Associated Press
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
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.
The Hill:
Hutchison won't resign Senate seat before gubernatorial primary  —  Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) will announce this weekend that she will not be resigning her Senate seat to run for governor until after the primary, according to sources with knowledge of her intentions.
Discussion: The Note
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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.
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 …
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
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
Explaining Away Mass Murder  —  WASHINGTON — What a surprise — that someone who shouts “Allahu Akbar” (the “God is great” jihadist battle cry) as he is shooting up a room of American soldiers might have Islamist motives.  It certainly was a surprise to the mainstream media …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Harry Reid's Poll: 67% Say Public Option “Most Important Aspect of Health Care Reform”  —  Who knew Harry Reid used tweetdeck: … I know conventional wisdom in the beltway says that Harry is putting on a good show before he folds, which was definitely SOP for the war and FISA, but if that's the case his current strategy baffles me.
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.
Jamie Dimon / Washington Post:
No more ‘too big to fail’  —  Our company, J.P. Morgan Chase, employs more than 220,000 people, serves well over 100 million customers, lends hundreds of millions of dollars each day and has operations in nearly 100 countries.  And if some unforeseen circumstance should put this firm at risk of collapse …
 
 
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Newt warns of ‘destructive’ primaries
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
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Gary Hewson / Big Government:
ACORN-The LA Story, Part II: ‘We knew we were gonna put in Obama.’
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Surprisingly Easy Medium-Term Budget Fix
David Alexander / Front Row Washington:
Making peace with the MILF
Discussion: Wonkette and Blue Gal
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Obama ‘risking Suez-like disaster’
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Obama's world record
Discussion: QandO