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3:15 PM ET, November 15, 2009

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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 …
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Chris Frates / The Politico:
CMS: House bill increases health care costs  —  Democrats have promised that health reform would reduce health care costs, but legislation the House passed last week would increase costs over the next decade by $289 billion.  By 2019, health costs would rise to 21.1 percent of GDP compared …
HotAirPundit:
President Obama vs. The Rest of the World Greeting The Emperor of Japan (Photos)  —  Prime Minister Ehud Olmert  —  King of Morocco  —  Dick Cheney  —  Prime Minister Slovenia  —  President South Korea  —  President Kazakhstan  —  Prime Minister India  —  Vladimir Putin  —  President Obama...
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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.
Sofia Santana / Sun-Sentinel:
Gore heckled at climate speech  —  Al Gore (Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / November 12, 2009)  —  BOCA RATON - Former Vice President Al Gore's global-warming speech Saturday night at Mizner Park drew about a thousand attendees, as well as more than 200 loud protesters.
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Hundreds of Protesters Greet Al Gore at Florida Junk Science Speech (Video)
Discussion: Don Surber
FITSNews:
Two New Polls Show Graham Tanking  —  U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's public support is collapsing in South Carolina - driven by a wholesale revolt among the GOP electorate and a steady erosion of his support amongst independents.  —  Already consistently loathed by a solid third of GOP voters …
Discussion: Commentary
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
BRODER ON SPEED OVER ACCURACY.... I checked the byline a couple of times this morning, to make sure the column that was ostensibly written by David Broder wasn't, in fact, written by Charles Krauthammer.  Regrettably, the so-called Dean of the D.C. Media Establishment actually wrote this.
Financial Times:
Obama rules out Copenhagen treaty  —  Barack Obama conceded on Sunday that next month's Copenhagen summit would not produce a legally binding agreement to tackle global warming, in a move that prompted groans of disappointment from environmental groups.  —  Stating “we should not make the perfect …
Discussion: Guardian and Prairie Weather
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Axelrod rebuts Romney attack  —  White House senior adviser David Axelrod pushed back hard at criticism from former (and future) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about White House deliberations on Afghanistan.  —  In an interview taped Saturday from Singapore with CNN's John King for …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
CNN:
Romney accuses Obama of not protecting troops  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)- Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivered a scathing criticism of President Obama's Afghanistan strategy Friday night, accusing the president of delivering rhetoric and not action in the war-torn country.
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and The Page
Nicola Smith / Times of London:
Irishman wants to kill for Islam  —  An Irish jihadist living in Pakistan's Swat valley says he is preparing to wage war against British and allied troops in Afghanistan.  —  Khalid Kelly, a former altar boy from the Liberties area of Dublin who used to be known as Terry …
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: VetVoice
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Palin Calls Decision To Try 9/11 Defendants In Federal Court …
Discussion: pandagon.net and TalkLeft
 
 
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Jamil Anderlini / Financial Times:
China detains dissidents ahead of US visit
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Big Government:
Obama Ally Code Pink Justifies Fort Hood Terrorist Attack …
CNN:
Obama urges Myanmar to free Suu Kyi
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Ken Kaye / Los Angeles Times:
TSA is secretly watching you
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Few Dems in big races jump headlong into backing House healthcare bill
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Richard H. Thaler / New York Times:
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