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9:30 AM ET, November 17, 2009

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Matthew Continetti / Washington Post:
Will ‘Rogue’ tactics work?  —  On the right: Unapologetic look at '08 race proves Palin's still a national contender  —  Like a lot of people, as soon as I got my copy of Sarah Palin's “Going Rogue,” I immediately thought of the German literary critic Hans Robert Jauss.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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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 …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: The Palin index
Discussion: Top Stories from CQ and Gawker
Megan McArdle:   Quote of the Day  —  Apparently Rush Limbaugh has called Sarah …
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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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 …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin: Election Took Toll on Family  —  Palin Opens Up to Barbara Walters: ‘Our Life Has Become Kind of a Reality Show’  —  Sarah Palin tries to set the record straight in her new memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.”  In it, she reveals behind-the-scenes details of the 2008 campaign …
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.
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Michael Carey / New York Times:
In the Wilderness, a New Frontier  —  SARAH PALIN, a onetime beauty queen, a mother of five, the Republican candidate for vice president in 2008, and the former governor of Alaska, has a new incarnation: author.  —  Her memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” out today, is already a best seller.
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 narrowed between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D).  —  Hoffman conceded the race on Election Night after learning he trailed Owens by 5,335 votes.
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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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Gina Kolata / New York Times:
In Reversal, Panel Urges Mammograms at 50, Not 40
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 …
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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
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Patterico's Pontifications:   ACORN in L.A. Gets a Clean Bill of Health . . . Or Does It?
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
A Slow-Burning Departure For Gregory Craig  —  Why was Gregory Craig, the departing White House counsel, allowed to twist in the wind for so long?  For a month, it's been an open secret in Washington that Mr. Craig was on his way out.  Five weeks ago, a senior administration official …
Discussion: Emptywheel
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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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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
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:
New York Times:
In Beijing, Obama Pushes Need for ‘Strong Dialogue’  —  BEIJING — President Obama and President Hu Jintao of China met in private off Tiananmen Square here on a frigid Tuesday morning to discuss issues like trade, climate change and the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea …
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Gordon G. Chang / Weekly Standard:
Barack in Beijing  —  How the Chinese regime hopes to make use of him.
Discussion: Power Line
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: 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.
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.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Nation of Futurity  —  When European settlers first came to North America, they saw flocks of geese so big that it took them 30 minutes to all take flight and forests that seemed to stretch to infinity.  They came to two conclusions: that God's plans for humanity could be completed here …
Discussion: marbury and Prairie Weather
David Remnick / New Yorker:
GAP YEAR  —  A year after he stood to the side of the stage at Grant Park and watched his client, the newly elected President, declare America “a place where all things are possible,” the political strategist and steel-eyed disciplinarian David Plouffe was relaxing over eggs and coffee in Lansky's …
Discussion: MyDD and Public Policy Polling
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 …
 
 
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Democratic senator Lincoln feels pressure in health-care debate
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Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Plouffe Shocker: Edwards Camp Offered To Endorse If Obama Would Pick Him As VP
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Michael Evans / Times of London:
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Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Ken Ober, ‘Remote Control’ Host, Is Dead at 52
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Robert Watts / Times of London:
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Roll Call:
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