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7:15 AM ET, November 15, 2009

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Kathy Kattenburg / The Moderate Voice:
The Yokels Are At It Again  —  Once again, Barack Obama has demonstrated his appalling hatred for America, and his elitism, and his arrogance, and his tearing down and bashing of his country and his predecessor's foreign policies, by greeting Japan's prime minister with a deep bow in a culturally appropriate way.
Discussion: Power Line and Big Brass Blog
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obamateurism of the Day  —  Here's a rare Saturday OOTD …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
How low will he go? …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Flashback: NYT blasts Clinton for ... almost bowing to Akihito
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Gateway Pundit
Meredith Jessup / Townhall.com:   This Is Getting Embarrassing...
Danielle Demetriou / Telegraph:   Barack Obama bows and talks of green tea icecream as he pushes US ties in Asia
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
Memoir Is Palin's Payback to McCain Campaign  —  “Going Rogue,” the title of Sarah Palin's erratic new memoir, comes from a phrase used by a disgruntled McCain aide to describe her going off-message during the campaign: among other things, for breaking with the campaign over its media strategy …
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Kate Snow / ABCNEWS:
Track Palin to Mom: 'Don't Let the Jerks Get You Down!'
Peter Hamby / CNN:
McCain received signed copy of ‘Going Rogue’
Discussion: The Hill
Andy Barr / The Politico:   Palin's five book tour goals
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Palin Calls Decision To Try 9/11 Defendants In Federal Court ‘Atrocious,’ Wants To 'Hang ‘Em High’  —  Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the five individuals accused of conspiring to commit the 9/11 attacks — including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — will be prosecuted in U.S. federal court.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Spencer Ackerman / ATTACKERMAN:
Who's Afraid Of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed?  —  Via Amanda Terkel, Sarah Palin objected to the forthcoming KSM trial thusly: … What's an actual insult to the victims of 9/11 is the idea that America is not strong enough to withstand the blatherings of a mass murderer.
Discussion: Salon and VetVoice
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
CMS: House health bill will hike costs $289B  —  The House-approved healthcare overhaul would raise the costs of healthcare by $289 billion over the next 10 years, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan, independent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Discussion: YID With LID and Weasel Zippers
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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Report: Bill would reduce senior care  —  Medicare cuts approved by House may affect access to providers  —  A plan to slash more than $500 billion from future Medicare spending — one of the biggest sources of funding for President Obama's proposed overhaul of the nation's health-care system …
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Glenn Beck gets to ask dumb white-guy questions to a room full of black conservatives  —  It is hard to explain to white people like Glenn Beck why their “innocent” questions about race actually just reveal their ignorance and their false assumptions about people of other races and the nature of race relations.
Robert Pear / New York Times:
In House Record, Many Spoke With One Voice: Lobbyists'  —  WASHINGTON — In the official record of the historic House debate on overhauling health care, the speeches of many lawmakers echo with similarities.  Often, that was no accident.  —  Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten …
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Now It Is Clear  —  Bill Kristol observes that Obama's tenure is proving even worse than many conservatives had expected.  ("His dithering on Afghanistan is deplorable, his appeasing of Iran disgraceful, his trying to heap new burdens on a struggling economy destructive.
Richard H. Thaler / New York Times:
Paying a Price for the Thrill of the Hunt  —  IF a business school professor is running short on cash, there is a sure-fire solution: run a dollar auction game in class.  —  To start, the professor offers to sell the class a $20 bill.  Bidding starts at $1 and goes up in $1 increments.
Discussion: naked capitalism
Greg Klug / Breitbart.tv:
BOMBSHELL: UNCOVERED OBAMA STATEMENT — KSM WILL GET ‘FULL MILITARY TRIAL’  —  “Justice will be carried out in his case.”
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs, Stop The ACLU and Redhot
Jon Meacham / Newsweek:
Why Palin Matters to Obama—And to You  —  From the magazine issue dated Nov 23, 2009  —  Richard Nixon sensed trouble. seated in the cow palace in San Francisco at the GOP convention in 1964, he listened as Barry Goldwater said: “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty—is—no— vice.”
 
 
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
‘Death Panels’ Hypocrisy: RNC Health Insurance Provider Promotes End …
Discussion: IntoxiNation
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
World Leaders Agree to Delay a Deal on Climate Change
Paul Rosenberg / Open Left:
Congresswoman Diana DeGette Talks About Her Letter & Blocking The Stupak Amendment
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and The Hill
New York Times:
At Bloomberg, Modest Strategy to Rule the World
Discussion: The Politico
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Ron Paul: ‘Too early’ to decide on 2012
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
David S. Broder on Obama's Afghanistan choices
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High Costs Weigh on Troop Debate for Afghan War
Paul Krugman:
It's the stupidity economy
Bradley Olson / Houston Chronicle:
Anti-gay effort targeting Parker motivates conservatives
Discussion: Off the Kuff