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10:15 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.
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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...
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obamateurism of the Day  —  Here's a rare Saturday OOTD …
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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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
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 …
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?
Discussion: VetVoice and Salon
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 …
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
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.
Greg Klug / Breitbart.tv:
BOMBSHELL: UNCOVERED OBAMA STATEMENT — KSM WILL GET ‘FULL MILITARY TRIAL’  —  “Justice will be carried out in his case.”
Discussion: Stop The ACLU, Atlas Shrugs and Redhot
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 …
Jim VandeHei / The Politico:
Jim VandeHei  —  Jim VandeHei, 36, is one of the co-founders of Politico.  He left The Washington Post, where he was national political reporter, to join forces with John F. Harris (his former boss at the Post) and the finest collection of journalists around to attempt to create a new and exciting way of delivering political news.
Christopher Drew / New York Times:
High Costs Weigh on Troop Debate for Afghan War  —  While President Obama's decision about sending more troops to Afghanistan is primarily a military one, it also has substantial budget implications that are adding pressure to limit the commitment, senior administration officials say.
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Now It Is Clear  —  Bill Kristol observes that Obama's tenure …
Paul Rosenberg / Open Left:
Congresswoman Diana DeGette Talks About Her Letter & Blocking The Stupak Amendment
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
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