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7:35 PM ET, November 16, 2009

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Gary Langer / The Numbers:
Sarah Palin: Rogue for President?  —  Gary Langer is director of polling at ABC News, where he's covered the beat of public opinion for nearly 20 years - conducting and analyzing ABC News polls, evaluating data from other sources and setting the news division's standards for poll reporting.
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Rasmussen Reports:
59% of GOP Voters Say Palin Shares Their Values  —  Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Republican voters say former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shares the values of most GOP voters throughout the nation.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of Republican voters disagree …
CNN:
CNN Poll: Most Americans say Palin not qualified to serve as President  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Fewer than three in 10 Americans think Sarah Palin's qualified to be president, according to a new national poll - the least of any of the five potential candidates included in the survey.
Discussion: The Plum Line, TPMDC and Guardian
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin Says She Isn't Responsible for the GOP's Loss  —  Palin Says She Was Told to Stay on Script During the Campaign  —  On the eve of the release of her new book, Sarah Palin reiterated in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that she's not to blame for the Republican Party's loss in the 2008 presidential election.
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:
How Palin Could Win the 2012 GOP Nomination  —  Undoubtedly at this very moment, two saffron-robed monks in a monastery north of Katmandu are earnestly discussing Sarah Palin's presidential prospects.  In the favelas of Rio, the normally fierce arguments about the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The most important number in (Palin) politics today
John Yoo / Wall Street Journal:
The KSM Trial Will Be an Intelligence Bonanza for al Qaeda  —  The government will have to choose between vigorous prosecution and revealing classified sources and methods.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  'This is a prosecutorial decision as well as a national security decision," …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Why Is It a Problem?  —  A lot of people — mainly but by no means exclusively Republicans — were on the Sunday shows yesterday denouncing the administration's decision to jail and try KSM and four accused 9/11 plotters in New York City.  And most of the criticism comes under three distinct …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and ATTACKERMAN
Emptywheel:
A Trial Showing Torture Was Unnecessary
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Jobs ‘Saved or Created’ in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist  —  Recovery.gov Lists Millions Spent and Hundreds of Jobs Created in Districts Not on Map  —  Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 9th Congressional District, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending.
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Matthew Jaffe / ABCNEWS:
ABC News Exclusive: Obama Admin Slashed 60,000 Jobs From Recent Stimulus Report  —  Office of Management & Budget Document: 12 Stimulus Recipients Reported ‘Unrealistic Job Data’  —  The Obama administration, under fire for inflating job growth from the $787 billion stimulus plan …
The Note:
The Magically Appearing Stimulus Jobs
Discussion: Baseball Crank
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Oprah  —  4.57 pm.  Now it's a love-fest between two celebrities with talk-shows.  —  4.53 pm.  “You don't need a title to make a difference.”  Here again she uses the term “title” as opposed to “office.”  She really does see politics as an extension of being a Beauty Queen …
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The Note:
Palin to Oprah: Levi Johnston Pursuing ‘Porn’ Career; ‘I Pray for Levi’  —  ABC News' Rick Klein reports:  —  We wrote last week that, based on the initial clip distributed by Oprah Winfrey's shop, Sarah Palin seemed to be seeking a ceasefire with the father of her grandson.
Discussion: Gothamist, Wonkette and The Daily Dish
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin: Levi busy doing ‘porn’
Discussion: Associated Press and Say Anything
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Shields: I'm ‘Nostalgic’ For A ‘Manly Man’ President Who Will ‘Kick Some Tail And Ask Questions Afterwards’  —  Since reports emerged last month that top commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal asked President Obama for upwards of 40,000 additional troops to continue the war there …
Discussion: MoJo Blog Posts
Steve Clemons / Blogs and Stories:
The Assassination of Greg Craig  —  Blogs and Stories  —  The White House counsel was done in by a scurrilous leaks campaign.  So much for the Obama team's pledge to be transparent, forthright and accountable for their actions.  —  Gregory Craig, White House counsel to President Obama …
Megan McArdle:
Quote of the Day  —  Apparently Rush Limbaugh has called Sarah Palin's book “truly one of the most substantive policy books I've read”.  Personally, I thought it was the finest spy novel since Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  —  Before you start bashing me for being an elitist liberal …
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John Ziegler / Mediaite:
Coming Soon: John Ziegler's Review of Going Rogue
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Poll: Beau Biden Grabs Lead in Delaware Senate Race  —  This is one of the more surprising polls I've seen recently: Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of the vice president, is leading Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in a hypothetical 2010 U.S. Senate matchup.
David Frum / CNN:
Republicans heading for a spectacular bloodbath in Florida  —  Editor's note: David Frum, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, was a special assistant to President George W. Bush in 2001-2002.  He is the author of six books, including “Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again,” and the editor of FrumForum.com.
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke / Board of Governors …:
On the Outlook for the Economy and Policy  —  When I last spoke at the Economic Club of New York a little more than a year ago, the financial crisis had just taken a much more virulent turn.  In my remarks at that time, I described the extraordinary actions that policymakers around the globe …
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:   Bernanke: No Jobs for You  —  The good news about this Ben …
Jarrett Renshaw / Morning Call:
Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown  —  After layoffs, SEIU president complains about city's use of volunteers, contractors  —  OF THE MORNING CALL  —  In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Moonbattery
Robert D. Kaplan / The Atlantic Online:
Responding to Fort Hood  —  The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, in which 13 soldiers were shot and killed by Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, paradoxically took my memory back to April 2004, when I was embedded with a Marine battalion during the first battle of Fallujah.
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The Politico:
Medicare Part D: A health care success  —  Given the acrimony that's developed over efforts to reform our nation's health insurance system, many Americans wonder whether true bipartisan agreement on health reform can ever be possible.  In short, it can.  And the proof is in the success …
Discussion: The New Republic
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Putting Health Reform Fiscal Issues in Perspective
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Playing the race card on ‘Going Rogue’  —  Max Blumenthal goes after Sarah Palin's co-author, Lynn Vincent, in a broadside that focuses largely on her 2006 collaboration with a conservative blogger, Robert Stacy McCain, whose views on race — he opposes, among other things, intermarriage …
Nouriel Roubini / Nouriel Roubini's Global …:
The Worst is yet to Come: Unemployed Americans Should Hunker Down for More Job Losses  —  From the Daily News:  —  Think the worst is over?  Wrong.  Conditions in the U.S. labor markets are awful and worsening.  While the official unemployment rate is already 10.2% and another 200,000 jobs …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Hoffman ‘unconcedes’ in N.Y.-23  —  Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has “unconceded” in New York's special House election after reports that the vote margin between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D) has narrowed.  —  Hoffman conceded the race on Election Night after learning he trailed Owens by 5,335 votes.
Wall Street Journal:
The Rationing Commission  —  Meet the unelected body that will dictate future medical decisions.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  As usual, the most dangerous parts of ObamaCare aren't receiving the scrutiny they deserve—and one of the least examined is a new commission to tell Congress how to control health spending.
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Report: More Americans going hungry  —  The number of Americans who lack dependable access to adequate food shot up last year to 49 million, the largest number since the government has been keeping track, according to a federal report released Monday that shows particularly steep increases in food scarcity among families with children.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Interloper tricks Tea Party audience into an anti-European immigrant chant of ‘Columbus go home!’  —  On Saturday, a few dozen anti-immigration activists gathered on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol for a Tea Party, part of the nationwide effort by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC).
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Harkin says Senate will work weekends this December on health  —  The chairman of a key Senate committee overseeing healthcare reform said Monday that the chamber will work every weekend in December to pass the bill by Christmas.  —  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Health …
Michael Shain / New York Post:
Source: CNN wanted Lou out  —  CNN ‘wanted him out’  —  CNN was so sick of Lou Dobbs, it gave him an $8 million severance package to leave, The Post has learned.  —  “They wanted him out,” according to a source.  —  Dobbs, who a source said had a year and a half to go on his $12 million contract …
Marva Hinton / wdbo.com:
Mike Huckabee visits Orlando, blasts Obama administration  —  Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will be in Orlando Monday night.  —  The former Arkansas governor says he learned a lot through his unsuccessful bid for the nomination.  —  “Well, one of the big lessons to be learned …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
 
 
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ABCNEWS:
Officials: Major Hasan Sought ‘War Crimes’ Prosecution of U.S. Soldiers
MyFox Tampa Bay:
Palin, Beck, Huckabee to visit Villages
CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans want KSM tried in military court
Discussion: Hot Air
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Tea Party Leader Nixes Plans To Burn Pelosi And Perriello In Effigy
Discussion: Blue Virginia and TPMDC
 Earlier Items: 
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Hunters not amused by shoot-and-run
Discussion: Hullabaloo and MoJo Blog Posts
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Opponents of health-care effort look to fund a critical economic study