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8:45 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 …
The Note:
Sarah Palin Book Hints at 2012 Run
Discussion: CBS News and Taegan Goddard's …
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
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Hoffman ‘Un-Concedes’ The NY-23 Election After Prodding From His ‘Mentor’ Glenn Beck
Discussion: Swampland, Hot Air and TPMDC
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
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.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hot Air
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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
Marva Hinton / wdbo.com:
Mike Huckabee visits Orlando, blasts Obama administration
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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 …
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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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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 and PERRspectives
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Putting Health Reform Fiscal Issues in Perspective
Discussion: Ezra Klein
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 …
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.
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 …
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: JustOneMinute
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).
 
 
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Adam Fogle / The Palmetto Scoop:
Dave Woodard: SC's Doc-in-a-Box
Discussion: FITSNews and RedState
Robert D. Kaplan / The Atlantic Online:
Responding to Fort Hood
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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