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12:50 PM ET, November 17, 2009

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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.
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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 …
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 …
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: Mediaite and The Other McCain
Ann Althouse / Althouse:   TiVo-blogging Sarah Palin on “Oprah.”
Marc Ambinder / CBS News:
Palin Needs to Take Herself Seriously
Discussion: Coop's Corner
ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin: Election Took Toll on Family
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 …
Discussion: Gawker and Shakesville
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
The diplomacy of deference  —  BEIJING - Greeting the Japanese emperor at Tokyo's Imperial Palace last weekend, President Barack Obama bowed so low that he was looking straight at the stone floor.  The next day, Obama shook hands with the prime minister of repressive Myanmar during a group meeting.
Discussion: Commentary and New York Times
David E. Sanger / The Caucus:
Presidential Bows, Revisited
Wesley Pruden / Washington Times:
Obama bows, the nation cringes
Discussion: Clusterstock
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.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin: ‘I will forever question’ Rev. Wright strategy  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin's new memoir, “Going Rogue,” contains plenty of second-guessing about the way John McCain's presidential campaign was conducted.  —  But Palin writes that the campaign's biggest mistake may have been not making …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McCain: Palin legal bill was for “troopergate”
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 …
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Democratic senator Lincoln feels pressure in health-care debate
Discussion: The Caucus and The Page
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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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.
Roger Kimball / Forbes:
The Excommunication Of Lou Dobbs  —  Why do his critics think they're the middle ground?  —  When I first heard the news that Lou Dobbs, after some 30 years, would be leaving CNN, I didn't think much about it.  I knew that Dobbs, self-styled “unaffiliated independent populist,” was an equal opportunity irritant.
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Cutting Budget Deficit ‘Foremost’ in Obama's Mind, Emanuel Says  —  Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) — A plan for reducing America's long- term federal budget deficits will be “a key component” of President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address in January, according to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Discussion: Think Progress and HotAirPundit
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
State Budget Deficits
Discussion: Ezra Klein
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.
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 …
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 Craig was on his way out.  Five weeks ago, a senior administration official …
Michael A. Cohen / The Politico:
End the GOP's filibuster folly  —  A year ago, Barack Obama was elected to bring change to America.  But his efforts to transform Washington are being stymied by one of the capital's oldest of political traditions: the Senate filibuster.  Ten months into Obama's presidency …
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 and Raw Story
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.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: The Palin index  —  1. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's “Going Rogue” didn't come with an index — a no-no in political Washington — but thanks to the Post's Paul “PV” Volpe, we bring you an (abbreviated) index of the bold-faced names mentioned by the 2008 vice presidential nominee in her memoir.
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
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Ken Ober, ‘Remote Control’ Host, Is Dead at 52  —  Updated |  4:29 p.m. Ken Ober, a brassy comedian best known as the host of the 1980s-era MTV game show “Remote Control,” died this weekend, Mark Measures, an agent at Abrams Artists who worked with him, said on Monday.  Mr. Ober, who lived in Santa Monica, Calif., was 52.
Discussion: Althouse, Scared Monkeys and Gothamist
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
FOX gets Obama: Had to go to China  —  FOX News had to go to China to get President Barack Obama.  —  When the traveling president sits for a round robin of television news interviews in Beijing, FOX's Major Garrett says he'll be in the loop of five that get 10 minutes apiece with the president.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
 
 
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