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6:30 PM ET, November 17, 2009

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CBS News:
Levi: I Look at Palin with “Disgust”  —  Says She Repeatedly Lied About Him on “Oprah,” and Turns Down Her “Invite” to Thanksgiving Dinner  —  (CBS) Sarah Palin talked tough about the father of her grandson on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that aired Monday — and Levi Johnston is giving it right back.
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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.
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Going berserk over ‘Going Rogue;’ Democrats' reaction to Sarah Palin book and publicity  —  Wow, for somebody who's supposed to be such a political joke, an Arctic ditz and eminently dismissable as a serious anything except maybe a stay-at-home hockey mom, Sarah Palin is sure drawing an awful lot …
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 …
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog:
Palin calls Newsweek cover ‘sexist’ and ‘degrading’; Meacham responds  —  Last night, Sarah Palin blasted Newsweek on her Facebook page because the news magazine used a photo she took for Runner's World as this week's cover.  She wrote that the “out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now.”
David Jackson / USA Today:
Who's more qualified to be president?  More people say Clinton, not Palin
Washington Wire:
Sales of Palin's ‘Going Rogue’ Prompt Another Press Run
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Gamming Up The Works  —  Joan Walsh was just on MSNBC …
Matthew Continetti / Washington Post:
Will ‘Rogue’ tactics work?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Bowing to Mao  —  A reader sends over this video clip of President Richard M. Nixon's historic visit to China, which includes, at 1:24, a rather deep bow to Mao Zedong.  —  David Sanger also recalls the flap over a George H. W. Bush bow in what really does seem, by historical standards, like a non-story, if a recurrent one.
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David E. Sanger / The Caucus:
Presidential Bows, Revisited
Mike Allen / The Politico:
The diplomacy of deference  —  BEIJING - Greeting the Japanese emperor …
Discussion: Commentary and New York Times
RushLimbaugh.com:
Rush Interviews Governor Sarah Palin  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: We are going to open this hour with a rare personal interview, a rare guest.  It doesn't happen much on this program, but we are happy to have with us former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whose book, Going Rogue …
Forbes:
Fox News: Fair And Balanced?  —  A report suggests yes.  —  Fox News has become embroiled in a nasty controversy over its ill treatment of President Obama.  But are the charges true?  —  What if I told you that Fox gave Obama his worst press and John McCain his best press of any network during last year's presidential election?
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Stupak: I have votes to defeat health bill  —  Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) pledged this morning to defeat healthcare reform if his abortion amendment is taken out, saying 10 to 20 pro-life Democrats would vote against a bill with weaker language.  —  “They're not going to take it out,” …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
DeGette says Stupak won't have the votes to keep his amendment
Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
Pruden: Obama lacks “blood impulse” for what America “is about” due to “Kenyan father,” “mother attracted to men of the Third World”  —  So far it's a memorable trip.  He established a new precedent for how American presidents should pay obeisance to kings, emperors, monarchs …
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Brad DeLong / J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality …:
Chance of Great Depression Now 5%...  For 2 1/4 years now I have been saying that there is no chance of a repeat of the Great Depression or anything like it—that we know what to do and how to do it and will do it if things turn south.  —  I don't think I can say that anymore.
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Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
O'Reilly Upset Over 9/11 Trials: 'I Don't Care About The Constitution!'  —  Since Attorney General Eric Holder announced his decision to move five Guantanamo Bay detainees — including Khalid Sheikh Mohammad — to New York for civilian trials on charges related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks …
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
House GOP to force Gitmo detainee vote
Discussion: The Swamp
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 …
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NPR Blogs:
Hoffman ‘Unconcedes’ In New York 23; Absentee Count Begins Today  —  Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in the special NY 23 election, has withdrawn his concession.  —  Hoffman, who jumped in the race in response to the “liberal” positions of the Republican Party candidate …
CREW:
CREW REQUESTS INVESTIGATION OF REP. BACHMANN AFTER ANTI-HEALTH CARE BILL RALLY AT CAPITOL  —  17 Nov 2009 // Washington, D.C. - Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) requested that the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) investigate whether Rep. Michele Bachmann …
Discussion: The Hill, Raw Story and TPMMuckraker
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Va. Gov. Timothy Kaine assesses the Deeds defeat  —  Outgoing governor also faults decision to downplay Obama  —  Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday that Democrat R. Creigh Deeds lost his campaign for governor because he was unable to energize his base, falling into a Republican trap …
Ari Melber / The Nation:
Newsweek Taps Bushie to Cover Obama  —  See if you can follow this logic.  —  A recent article in Newsweek states that Democrats could have won a “very significant number of Republican votes in Congress” for the stimulus — had there only been a “meaningful tax-cut component.”
The Onion:
[video] Obama's Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner  —  Officials say the President's home teleprompter is simply a tool to make sure pillow talk with Michelle or conversations with his Mother-In-Law go smoothly.
Discussion: onegoodmove and Big Hollywood
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.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Mukasey: Rep. Moran Has ‘Lost Touch With Reality’ And Should ‘Get Professional Help’ From Major Nidal Hasan  —  Last week, Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) came out in strong support of Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to prosecute the five 9/11 defendants in U.S. federal court …
Christian Schwägerl / Spiegel Online:
Obama Has Failed the World on Climate Change  —  US President Barack Obama came to office promising hope and change.  But on climate change, he has followed in the footsteps of his predecessor George W. Bush.  Now, should the climate summit in Copenhagen fail, the blame will lie squarely with Obama.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Finally A President Not Governed By Fear  —  James Joyner argues against a civilian trial for KSM: … I think it's a potentially brilliant move.  I do not believe for one moment that this case was brought in a civilian court without sufficient evidence to convict KSM of criminality to put him away for good.
 
 
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Michael S. Rulle Jr / Big Hollywood:
NBC's ObamaVision: ‘Law and Order’ — ‘This Is Why We Need Health-Care Reform’
New York Times:
During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Commentary
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Fine Print: Settling a CIA-DNI turf war
Tom Lowry / Business Week:
Top Time Editor To Become BusinessWeek's New Editor
Discussion: Gawker, Swampland, DailyFinance and Mediaite
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
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Discussion: BBC and MoJo Blog Posts
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Coburn to force reading of health bill
JammieWearingFool:
AP Buries Inconvenient Results of Latest Healthcare Poll
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Bill McMorris / Watchdog.org Blogs:
$6.4 Billion Stimulus Goes to Phantom Districts
Roger Kimball / Forbes:
The Excommunication Of Lou Dobbs