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3:40 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 …
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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Tcimc / Twin Cities Indymedia:
Anti-Racists Steal the Show at White Supremacist “Tea Party Against Amnesty”  —  in - Local - Immigrant Rights - immigration - Neo-Nazis - NSM - Protest - Racial Justice - saint paul - Tea Party - wingnuts - Feature  —  Forty-five anti-immigration activists held a small rally outside the state capitol on Saturday.
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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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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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.
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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.
MyFox Tampa Bay:
Palin, Beck, Huckabee to visit Villages
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
David Brody / The Brody File:
Newsweek Photo of Palin Shows Media Bias and Sexism  —  For all of you who live in a dream world and think the mainstream media isn't biased, get a load of the latest cover of Newsweek below:  —  You've got to hand it to the folks at Newsweek.  They have accomplished being biased and sexist at the same time.
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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 / 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 …
Roll Call:
Obama Looks to Move Judges  —  Confirmation Pace Too Slow  —  The White House is quietly urging Senate Democrats to come up with a list of potential candidates for the federal bench, hoping to flood the pipeline with circuit and district court nominees and ratchet up the pressure on Republicans to confirm them.
Discussion: The Politico, The Caucus and Swampland
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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 …
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 …
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.
ABCNEWS:
Officials: Major Hasan Sought ‘War Crimes’ Prosecution of U.S. Soldiers  —  Rebuffed, Accused Fort Hood Shooter Took Extra Target Practice, Closed Bank Safety Deposit Box in Final Days, Investigators Say  —  Major Nidal Malik Hasan's military superiors repeatedly ignored or rebuffed his efforts …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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 has written critically of interracial marriage …
Robert Watts / Times of London:
Health and safety snoops to enter family homes  —  Health and safety inspectors are to be given unprecedented access to family homes to ensure that parents are protecting their children from household accidents.  —  New guidance drawn up at the request of the Department of Health urges councils …
Discussion: Raw Story and Maggie's Farm
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
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 …
The Independent:
Home > Opinion > Commentators > Johann Hari  —  Ever since I started meeting jihadis, I have been struck by one thing - their Britishness.  I am from the East End of London, and at some point in the past decade I became used to hearing a hoarse and angry whisper of jihadism on the streets where I live.
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
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
Investor's Business Daily:
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Discussion: Hot Air
Tomoeh Murakami Tse / Washington Post:
CIT's bankruptcy raises new questions about bailout  —  With CIT in bankruptcy, U.S. is faulted for investing in weakened companies  —  NEW YORK — A year ago, the financial system was tottering and government officials arranged a $2.3 billion emergency cash infusion into CIT Group, a troubled lender to small businesses.
 
 
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Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Ken Ober, ‘Remote Control’ Host, Is Dead at 52
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Bill Maher / The Huffington Post:
Vaccination: A Conversation Worth Having
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David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. Supreme Court restores, for the third time, death sentence …
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Report: More Americans going hungry
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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Discussion: JustOneMinute and ATTACKERMAN
Jarrett Renshaw / Morning Call:
Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Michelle Malkin