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10:50 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: Mediaite and The Other McCain
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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 …
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 …
Ana Marie Cox / Washington Post:
Will ‘Rogue’ tactics work?  —  On the left: Amid cloudy rhetoric, the challenge to find political smoke & fire … Much like Sarah Palin's own political debut, “Going Rogue” has burst onto the national scene demanding a response — and normally sane and reasonable people seem unable to refuse that demand …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: The Palin index
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McCain: Palin legal bill was for “troopergate”
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 …
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.
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
TiVo-blogging Sarah Palin on “Oprah.”  —  0:01 — Oprah is incredulous that Sarah Palin hadn't paid any attention — back during the campaign — to the talk about how Oprah had snubbed her.  Palin was focused on the campaign.  Oprah cannot believe it: “You didn't even know about it?!”
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Oprah  —  4.57 pm.  Now it's a love-fest between …
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
David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
Liberals Urge Reid to Keep Public Option
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.
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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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.
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 …
Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
Audit Faults New York Fed in A.I.G. Bailout  —  The Federal Reserve Bank of New York gave up much of its power in high-pressure negotiations with the American International Group's trading partners last year, according to a government report made public on Monday.
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Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
Fed criticized for not negotiating harder with AIG creditors
Discussion: DailyFinance and Beat the Press
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 …
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.
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Plouffe Shocker: Edwards Camp Offered To Endorse If Obama Would Pick Him As VP  —  In the thick of the Democratic presidential primary, a top operative offered up John Edwards' withdrawal from the race and endorsement - on the condition the person he endorsed would offer him a spot on the ticket.
Discussion: Raw Story and First Draft
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
State Budget Deficits  —  I'm not really sure how the view that ARRA is somehow causing a malign delay in necessary and beneficial structural adjustments can really survive contact with this analysis of federal aid to state budgets from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu / Arutz Sheva:
Obama ‘Reaches Out’ by Naming ‘Devout’ Muslims to Security Posts  —  Follow Israel news on and .  —  (IsraelNN.com) U.S. President Barack Obama continues to “reach out to Muslims” by appointing them to key security posts amid charges he wrongly ignored internal Muslim terror.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Weasel Zippers
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 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: New York Times
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:
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 and Gothamist
 
 
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
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Jim Wallis / The Huffington Post:
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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
John / Power Line:
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