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8:30 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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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, Doug Ross, TPMDC and Guardian
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: Americans want KSM tried in military court
Discussion: Hot Air
The Note:
Sarah Palin Book Hints at 2012 Run
Discussion: CBS News and Taegan Goddard's …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The most important number in (Palin) politics today
Marva Hinton / wdbo.com:
Mike Huckabee visits Orlando, blasts Obama administration
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
Palin Onstage, Still Moving Off Message
Discussion: Guardian
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin: Levi busy doing ‘porn’
Discussion: Associated Press and Say Anything
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Jobs ‘Saved or Created’ in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist  —  Human Error Blamed for Crediting New Stimulus Jobs to Places That Don't Exist  —  Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 15th 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
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 …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Hoffman ‘unconcedes’ in N.Y.-23 House race  —  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.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
News & Advance:
Danville TEA Party cancels bonfire after uproar  —  UPDATE 7:25 p.m. MondayThe Danville TEA Party has officially cancelled its bonfire planned for Saturday, according to the group's chairman, Nigel Coleman.  —  Coleman said Monday that the owner of the property in Blairs …
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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 …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and ATTACKERMAN
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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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 …
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.
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.
WCBS-TV:
Paterson Rips White House For NYC 9/11 Trial  —  New York Governor Says Trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 4 Others In New York ‘A Decision I Would Not Have Made’  —  NEW YORK (CBS) ― Gov. David Paterson openly criticized the White House on Monday, saying he thought it was a terrible idea …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Sister Toldjah
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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Officials: Major Hasan Sought ‘War Crimes’ Prosecution of U.S. Soldiers
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Palin, Beck, Huckabee to visit Villages
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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