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7:50 AM ET, November 17, 2009

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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.
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Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
Palin Onstage, Still Moving Off Message  —  There were no questions about the Bush doctrine, but Sarah Palin's appearance Monday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to promote her memoir looked less like a celebratory comeback than a redo of the presidential campaign.
Discussion: Guardian
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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 …
ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin: Election Took Toll on Family  —  Palin Opens Up to Barbara Walters: ‘Our Life Has Become Kind of a Reality Show’  —  Sarah Palin tries to set the record straight in her new memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.”  In it, she reveals behind-the-scenes details of the 2008 campaign …
CBS News:
Poll: Less Than 1 in 4 Have Favorable View of Palin  —  Posted by Brian Montopoli She may be among the biggest names in politics at the moment, but former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is not exactly America's sweetheart.  —  Just 23 percent of those surveyed …
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Che-Supporting Commie Goons Beat Tea Party Protesters In Florida (AMAZING Video)  —  Pro-commie Che supporters with the radical ANSWER Coalition beat up tea party protesters at a Fort Lauderdale rally this past weekend.  —  The goons were caught on camera:
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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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Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Breast exam guidelines now call for less testing  —  Change debated Potential harm of frequent mammograms outweighs benefit, task force says  —  Women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and PoliPundit.com
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Gina Kolata / New York Times:
In Reversal, Panel Urges Mammograms at 50, Not 40
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: Hullabaloo and MoJo Blog Posts
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 …
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: The Palin index
Discussion: Top Stories from CQ and Gawker
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Sarah Palin: Newsweek  —  Newsweek  —  The choice of photo for the cover of this week's Newsweek is unfortunate.  When it comes to Sarah Palin, this “news” magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant.  The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo …
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James O'Keefe / Big Government:
BREAKING** The LA Story, Part III: ACORN Employee of the Year, Felix D. Harris  —  Although Mr. Felix D. Harris of Los Angeles ACORN told us he didn't care about our prostitution business in regards to a housing loan, he drew the line when we spoke about the underage girls.
Discussion: L.A. NOW and Hot Air
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Patterico's Pontifications:   ACORN in L.A. Gets a Clean Bill of Health . . . Or Does It?
John / Power Line:
More Liberal Violence  —  We are beginning to see way too many echoes of the 1930s, as national socialist and Marxian socialist thugs try to drive competing political views off the streets.  The worst offenders so far have been the Service Employees' International Union …
CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans want KSM tried in military court  —  Washington (CNN) - Two-thirds of Americans disagree with the Obama administration's decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian court rather than a military court, according to a new national poll.
Michael Evans / Times of London:
Army tells its soldiers to ‘bribe’ the Taleban  —  British forces should buy off potential Taleban recruits with “bags of gold”, according to a new army field manual published yesterday.  —  Army commanders should also talk to insurgent leaders with “blood on their hands” in order to hasten the end of the conflict in Afghanistan.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
Audit Faults New York Fed in A.I.G. Bailout  —  The Federal Reserve Bank of New York gave up much of its power in high-pressure negotiations with the American International Group's trading partners last year, according to a government report made public on Monday.
Discussion: DISSENTING JUSTICE
Michael Carey / New York Times:
In the Wilderness, a New Frontier  —  SARAH PALIN, a onetime beauty queen, a mother of five, the Republican candidate for vice president in 2008, and the former governor of Alaska, has a new incarnation: author.  —  Her memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” out today, is already a best seller.
News & Advance:
Danville TEA Party snuffs bonfire after uproar  —  The Danville TEA Party has officially cancelled its bonfire and effigy burning planned for Saturday after the event received nationwide interest, according to the group's chairman, Nigel Coleman.  —  Coleman said Monday the owner of the property …
Washington Post:
Poll finds deep divisions on health-care reform  —  But poll finds support for key provisions of reform effort  —  As the Senate prepares to take up legislation aimed at overhauling the nation's health-care system, President Obama and the Democrats are still struggling to win the battle for public opinion.
Discussion: The Page
David Remnick / New Yorker:
GAP YEAR  —  A year after he stood to the side of the stage at Grant Park and watched his client, the newly elected President, declare America “a place where all things are possible,” the political strategist and steel-eyed disciplinarian David Plouffe was relaxing over eggs and coffee in Lansky's …
Discussion: Public Policy Polling and MyDD
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Nation of Futurity  —  When European settlers first came to North America, they saw flocks of geese so big that it took them 30 minutes to all take flight and forests that seemed to stretch to infinity.  They came to two conclusions: that God's plans for humanity could be completed here …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and marbury
Gordon G. Chang / Weekly Standard:
Barack in Beijing  —  How the Chinese regime hopes to make use of him.  —  As President Barack Obama takes his first trip to China, Beijing officials are in a triumphal mood, anticipating a “Chinese century” and looking forward to making the oblivious American leader the most important prop …
Discussion: Power Line
 
 
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Robert Watts / Times of London:
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Obama Looks to Move Judges
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David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. Supreme Court restores, for the third time, death sentence …
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