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8:45 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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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 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.
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Gamming Up The Works  —  Joan Walsh was just on MSNBC this morning arguing that it was sexist to put Palin on the cover of Newsweek in her running shorts, when she obviously didn't pose in that particular outfit for that particular cover.  Others on the show disagreed, saying that Palin …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Katie Connolly / The Gaggle:
Official Statement on Newsweek's Sarah Palin Cover  —  Newsweek Cover, issue dated November 23, 2009  —  This week, to coincide with the release of Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue, Newsweek's editors decided to print two essays (one by Evan Thomas, the other by Christopher Hitchens) …
Erick Erickson / RedState:
RedState Interviews Gov. Sarah Palin
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and INSTAPUTZ
David Jackson / USA Today:
Who's more qualified to be president?  More people say Clinton, not Palin
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Sarah Palin: Newsweek
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
E-mails Portray Palin Campaign Trail Chaos  —  In her new book, former Alaska Gov.. Sarah Palin describes the push-and-pull between John McCain's campaign headquarters and her plucky “B” team on the road.  As Palin recounts it, her natural instincts to reach real voters and reach out to the press …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
John McCain: The Reason For All Of This
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Washington Wire:
Sales of Palin's ‘Going Rogue’ Prompt Another Press Run
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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?
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 …
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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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
Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
Palin on Nidal Hasan: “Profile Away”  —  I spoke to Governor Palin by phone this afternoon.  Lots of interesting material, but to me the most interesting takeaways were the following:  —  1) I asked about Palin's upcoming visit to Ft. Hood.  “We had planned on that before the tragedy struck,” she said.
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Michael S. Rulle Jr / Big Hollywood:
NBC's ObamaVision: ‘Law and Order’ — ‘This Is Why We Need Health-Care Reform’  —  NBC's “Law and Order” is in its 20th season.  The economy is weak, so they have devolved to converting White House talking points into weekly shows.  Last week, “Doped” was a farcical equivalent of “Damien Thorn meets Karen Silkwood.”
Jill Schlesinger / CBS News:
TARP Audit Finds Geithner Gave Away The Farm  —  This post by Jill Schlesinger originally appeared on CBS' MoneyWatch.com.  —  Special Inspector General for TARP (aka “SIG TARP") Neil Barofsky said something we've all known for a while: the government gave away the farm when AIG failed.
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.”
Washington Post:
Obama faces uphill battle in selling Afghan war strategy  —  Here's a look at public opinion of President Obama's handling of the war in Afghanistan from a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.  —  No consensus on Afghanistan  —  A number that might have consequences: Only 44 percent …
Russ Buettner / City Room:
Police Raid Newspaper Printing Plants  —  The New York City police raided the offices of three major city dailies and El Diario on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into allegations of corruption within the union that delivers newspapers in the metropolitan area.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Business Channel:
Deciphering The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report  —  There was a lot of buzz yesterday about the report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the impact of health care reform.  Conservative spin: the bill is an utter failure!
Discussion: EconLog
 
 
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Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Seven salient facts about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.
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Tom Lowry / Business Week:
Top Time Editor To Become BusinessWeek's New Editor
Discussion: Gawker, Swampland, DailyFinance and Mediaite
Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
Does death for 9/11 plotters offend federalism?
Discussion: Law Blog
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Finally A President Not Governed By Fear
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Poll finds deep divisions on health-care reform