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5:25 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 …
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.
CNN:
CNN Poll: Most Americans say Palin not qualified to serve as President
Discussion: The Plum Line and Guardian
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The most important number in (Palin) politics today
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, The Daily Dish and Wonkette
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Oprah  —  4.57 pm.  Now it's a love-fest between …
Discussion: Guardian and Wonkette
Johanna Blakley / The Politico:
Can Winfrey, Palin save each other?
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Cleric says he was confidant to Hasan  —  In Yemen, al-Aulaqi tells of e-mail exchanges, says he did not instigate rampage  —  SANAA, YEMEN — In his first interview with a journalist since the Fort Hood rampage, Yemeni American cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi said that he neither ordered nor pressured …
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Robert D. Kaplan / The Atlantic Online:
Responding to Fort Hood
Jennifer Rubin / Los Angeles Times:
Misrepresenting the ideology of Islamic terrorists
Discussion: Weekly Standard
ABCNEWS:
Accused Fort Hood Shooter Was a Regular at Shooting Range, Strip Club
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.
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Denicarmon / The Carmon Report:
Exclusive: Rubio Campaign Plagiarizes from Obama Campaign
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: ATTACKERMAN
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 …
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
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.
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.
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
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court refuses to hear Redskins' naming case  —  The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a lawsuit on behalf of Native American activists who claimed that the Washington Redskins' team name is so offensive that it does not deserve trademark protection.
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Opponents of health-care effort look to fund a critical economic study  —  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an assortment of national business groups opposed to President Obama's health-care reform effort are collecting money to finance an economic study that could be used to portray …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Reset Button  —  The gaffes of Hillary Clinton.  —  When Barack Obama tapped Hillary Clinton to be his secretary of state, the typical reaction came in two stages.  The first was to think it was nuts.  How could two blood rivals possibly make good foreign policy together?
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
World Out of Balance  —  International travel by world leaders is mainly about making symbolic gestures.  Nobody expects President Obama to come back from China with major new agreements, on economic policy or anything else.  —  But let's hope that when the cameras aren't rolling Mr. 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 …
Rebecca / OUPblog:
Oxford Word of the Year 2009: Unfriend  —  Birds are singing, the sun is shining and I am joyful first thing in the morning without caffeine.  Why you ask?  Because it is Word of the Year time (or WOTY as we refer to it around the office).  Every year the New Oxford American Dictionary prepares …
Thomas Wheatley / Fresh Loaf:
Southern Voice, David shut down  —  Richard Eldredge tweets that the Southern Voice and David, Atlanta's leading gay publications, have been shut down.  Eldredge says staffers came to work today to find the locks changed.  —  In February, the NYC-based Gay City News reported that the Avalon Equity Fund …
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 …
Boris Johnson / Telegraph:
We should worry that Tracey Emin Hugh Osmond and Michael Caine are fleeing the 50p tax rate  —  The 50p tax rate will be a disaster for the economy - taking us back to the dark days of the 1970s, says Boris Johnson.  —  Not everyone will miss her as much as I will.
 
 
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Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
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Parsi And The Regime, Ctd
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Palin sells books for the RGA
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SEIU protests Goldman's D.C. offices
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Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Hunters not amused by shoot-and-run
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