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10:05 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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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 …
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
Washington Wire:
Sales of Palin's ‘Going Rogue’ Prompt Another Press Run
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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  —  Richard Coen convenes a meeting: … The WSJ and TWS have long ago lost any intellectual credibility.  They use sophism to maintain power.  Their cynicism and/or denial mechanisms are deeper than most mortals can imagine.
Julie Millican / Media Matters for America:
Newsweek should worry more about how to solve its problem with sexism  —  There are a lot of legitimate reasons to criticize Sarah Palin, her new book, and her policies, but you don't have to stoop to sexism to do it.  Newsweek's November 23 issue, however, does just that by publishing …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Gamming Up The Works  —  Joan Walsh was just on MSNBC …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
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.”
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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) …
David Brody / The Brody File:
Newsweek Photo of Palin Shows Media Bias and Sexism
James Pethokoukis:
Is Obama planning a $3 trillion income tax increase?  —  Did I just see a trial balloon launched?  Over at a Wall Street Journal conference, Christina Romer, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers had this to say about deficit reduction:
Discussion: Say Anything and Weasel Zippers
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CBS News:
National Debt Now Tops $12 Trillion  —  Posted by Mark Knoller It's another record-high for the U.S. National Debt which today topped the $12-trillion mark.  Divided evenly among the U.S. population, it amounts to $38,974.34 for every man, woman and child.  —  Technically, the debt hit …
Discussion: Say Anything and Weasel Zippers
Allahpundit / Hot Air:   Grim milestone: National debt now tops ... $12 trillion
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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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Ambivalence is a Bad Organizing Tactic
Discussion: Weilerblog and Enik Rising
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?
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Feds to women in their 40s: Skip the mammogram; Update: Meet the task force  —  What a difference six months — and a health-care overhaul proposal — can make!  Just six months ago, the U.S Preventive Services Task Force, which works within the Department of Health and Human Services as a …
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ABCNEWS:
Palin: Obama Wrong on Israeli, Afghan Policy  —  Former Alaska Gov. Tells Barbara Walters President Obama ‘Dithering Around’ on U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan, Has It ‘Backassward’ on Economy  —  In an interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters, Sarah Palin, the former GOP vice presidential candidate …
Discussion: The Swamp
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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.
Jill / Feministe:
“Hit the Bitch”?  —  Trigger warning.  —  A Danish advocacy group encourages you to “hit the bitch” as a way to end domestic violence.  Basically, you go online and take a swing at a woman speaking.  There are ratings for how “pussy” or “gangsta” you are — every time you slap the woman, you get more “gangsta.”
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Seven salient facts about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.  —  The admonition not to rush to judgment or jump to conclusions might sound fair and prudent enough, perhaps even statesmanlike when uttered by the president, as long it's borne in mind that such advice is itself a judgment that is more than halfway to a conclusion.
Discussion: The New Republic
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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