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3:45 AM ET, November 14, 2009

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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 …
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
McCain camp: Book ‘petty and pathetic’  —  Top aides to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign hit back at Sarah Palin Friday, after news reports revealed that the former vice presidential nominee's soon-to-be-released book criticizes the campaign's press strategy.
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
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 …
Peter Wallsten / Wall Street Journal:
Palin Book Tour Builds on Web Strategy
Discussion: The Other McCain
Washington Wire:
Sarah Palin to Visit Fort Hood
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Great Moments In Journalism: Sarah Palin Marginalization Starts Early At MSNBC
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Townhall.com
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
McCain Adviser Denies Palin's Claim She Granted Couric Interview …
Philip Klein / AmSpecBlog:
Mukasey Blasts Pre-9/11 Mentality in KSM Decision  —  Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who as a judge presided over a trial stemming from the first attack on the World Trade Center, on Friday warned that the Obama administration's decision to bring Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed …
Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
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Andy McCarthy / The Corner on National Review Online:
Holder's Hidden Agenda, cont'd . . . — By: Andy McCarthy
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Bloomberg: We Should Try 9/11 Terrorists Near Site Of Attacks
Discussion: IntoxiNation
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:   A Political Decision This Ain't  —  Here's what the Attorney General isn't doing.
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: Michelle Malkin, TalkLeft, Macsmind and MyDD
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David Stout / New York Times:
Sentence of 13 Years for Ex-Louisiana Congressman  —  WASHINGTON — Former Representative William J. Jefferson, a New Orleans Democrat whose political career once seemed to hold high promise, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for using his office to try to enrich himself and his relatives.
Dionne Searcey / Wall Street Journal:
Jefferson Sentenced to 13 Years  —  Former Louisiana congressman William Jefferson was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison following his conviction in a corruption case that featured a freezer full of suspected bribe money stuffed into boxes of veggie burgers.
John Bresnahan / The Politico:   Jefferson gets 13 years in prison
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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R.G. Ratcliffe / Houston Chronicle:
Hutchison decision to stay in Senate not affecting White's bid
Jay Root / Associated Press:
Hutchison won't resign seat before Texas primary
Discussion: Dallas Morning News
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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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 …
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Lowell / Blue Virginia:   “TEA Party” People to Burn Perriello, Pelosi in Effigy
Cara Anna / Associated Press:
Chinese greet ‘Oba Mao’ with flaming statue, fakes  —  BEIJING (AP) - The Chinese have learned English from his speeches and celebrated the way he rolls up his sleeves.  Now President Barack Obama is finally coming, and he's being greeted with “Oba Mao” T-shirts and a statue of him that bursts into flames.
Discussion: POWIP, Left Coast Rebel and Reuters
Mcjoan / Daily Kos:
Stupak: It's All the Liberals' Fault!  —  Via Brian Beutler, Stupak has a narrative and he's sticking to it.  He tells Chris Good at The Atlantic: … Stupak also displays a stunning lack of understanding about what his legislation actually does, and what the original language, the Capps amendment did, to maintain Hyde.
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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 …
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
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 …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
'America's first Pacific president'  —  TOKYO — Trying to reassure allies and rivals, President Barack Obama billed himself Saturday as “America's first Pacific president,” promising the nations of Asia “a new era of engagement with the world based on mutual interests and mutual respect.”
Discussion: The Swamp and American Power
Julia Preston / New York Times:
White House Plan on Immigration Includes Legal Status  —  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.
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 …
 
 
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Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Can the Clinton Coalition Survive Obama?
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David Thompson:
Go Barefoot for Gaia  —  In the following BBC clip …
Discussion: Biased BBC and Moonbattery
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Newt warns of ‘destructive’ primaries
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Harry Reid's Poll: 67% Say Public Option “Most Important Aspect …
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