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9:40 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.
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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 …
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 …
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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.
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
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
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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Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senator's stance likely to help health care overhaul  —  Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who last week insisted that the Senate health care bill include tight restrictions passed by the House on the use of federal money for abortion coverage, now says he would be satisfied …
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Monthly
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Democratic senator Lincoln feels pressure in health-care debate
Discussion: The Page
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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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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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?
Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
Fed criticized for not negotiating harder with AIG creditors  —  Inspector general says decisions during bailout ‘came with a cost’  —  Federal Reserve officials made only a passing attempt to negotiate discounts from the creditors of American International Group last fall before directing …
Discussion: Beat the Press
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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.
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:
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 …
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
 
 
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Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
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Michael Evans / Times of London:
Army tells its soldiers to ‘bribe’ the Taleban
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David Remnick / New Yorker:
GAP YEAR  —  A year after he stood to the side of the stage …
Discussion: MyDD and Public Policy Polling
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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