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11:00 PM ET, November 15, 2009

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Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Really?  Still Making Things Up?  —  The book tour starts this week, and I look forward to it!  I'm most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you,"Thanks for loving America."  I'll give you a scoop here and tell you what's on the book's Dedication Page …
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Melanie Kirkpatrick / Wall Street Journal:
Her Side of the Story  —  McCain aides kept her out of the loop, focusing instead on ‘packaging.’  —  “Going Rogue,” the title of Sarah Palin's autobiography, refers to the snide remark of an anonymous McCain aide late in last year's presidential campaign.
Discussion: Texas for Sarah Palin
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin: A Summary Before The Next Round  —  On the eve of Palin's latest version of reality, the Dish offers a recap of all the demonstrable lies she has told in the public record.  We reprint the list as a public service and invite readers to run the new “book” …
Christopher Hitchens / Newsweek:
Palin's Base Appeal … From the magazine issue dated Nov 23, 2009  —  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Ernest Gruening: war veteran, former editor of The Nation magazine, and Franklin Roosevelt's nominee for governorship of the then-territory of Alaska in 1939.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Commentary
Liz Nunez / WPTV:
Al Gore greeted by protesters in Boca Raton  —  BOCA RATON, FL — Hundreds of people sat inside the Mizner Amphitheater, paying close attention to the presentation, but outside, it was a different story.  —  A large group of protesters gathered just steps away from where former Vice President Al Gore was speaking.
Discussion: MyDD, Don Surber and Macsmind
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:   Hundreds of Protesters Greet Al Gore at Florida Junk Science Speech (Video)
Sofia Santana / Sun-Sentinel:
Gore heckled at climate speech
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Re: Graham Crumbles for Nothing  —  When Lindsay Graham decided to support cap-and-trade — a position not even some moderate Democrats can stomach — I observed that this was not only bad policy but also bad politics.  And sure enough, moves like that and his support for now Supreme Court …
Discussion: The Sundries Shack
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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 …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama takes heat on Afghan timing  —  SHANGHAI, China - President Barack Obama made no effort to conceal his irritation when his press corps used the first question of his maiden Far East trip to ask what was taking him so long on Afghanistan.  —  Jennifer Loven of The Associated Press had asked …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Obama must rethink rethinking Afghanistan  —  His strategy deliberations are starting to look like dangerous indecision.  —  Barack Obama is in danger of giving deliberation a bad name.  —  The decision about whether to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan was never going to be easy …
Discussion: Harry's Place, GayPatriot and Telegraph
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Axelrod rebuts Romney attack
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Political Punch:
On President Obama's Bow to the Japanese Emperor, An Academic Friend Writes That Both the Left and the Right Are Wrong  —  An old friend — an academic with expertise about the Japanese Empire, and in general a supporter of President Obama — sends me the following note …
Discussion: Hot Air, Macsmind, Say Anything and Mediaite
Yossi Sarid / Haaretz:
Abbas must unilaterally declare Palestinian state  —  It is precisely now that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas must not give up hope, and not because of the sweet nothings that Shimon Peres uttered at the rally in the square last Saturday night about people giving up hope in Ramallah.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Liz Cheney: Whoever Leads GOP in 2012 Will Have to Undo the Damage From Obama's Disastrous Policies (Video)  —  Liz Cheney spoke out on Obama's disastrous policies this morning on FOX News Sunday.  —  Cheney said that no matter who led the party in 2012, they would have to undo …
Discussion: Moe Lane and Jules Crittenden
Paul Mirengoff / Washington Examiner:
Why does he hate us?  Barack Obama's America-effacing presidency  —  On the morning after the deadliest instance of Islamist terrorism in the United States since 9/11, President Obama warned the American public not to “jump to conclusions” about the motives that impelled Nidal Hasan's rampage of mass murder at Fort Hood.
Discussion: The Other McCain
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 …
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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 …
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Congress Mandating That People Buy Health Insurance Like States …
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CNN:
Romney accuses Obama of not protecting troops
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Irishman wants to kill for Islam
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Richard H. Thaler / New York Times:
Paying a Price for the Thrill of the Hunt
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