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10:00 AM ET, November 18, 2009

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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 …
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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 …
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) …
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
Sarah Palin Answers PEOPLE Readers' Questions
Tom Cotton / Weekly Standard:
Afghanistan Myths
Discussion: Power Line
Verne Gay / Newsday:
Sarah Palin calls Newsweek cover shot ‘sexist’
Discussion: Majikthise, TBogg and Alas, a blog
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Al Qaeda's Civil Liberties Union  —  A look at the other terrorists embraced by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's ACLU lawyers.  —  “I'll talk to you guys after I get to New York and see my lawyer.”  —  That, according to former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, is what September 11 …
Discussion: Salon and TalkLeft
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Obama on terror trials: KSM will die  —  Americans who are troubled by the decision to send alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to New York for trial will feel better about it when he's put to death, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.  —  During a round of network television …
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Holder: Don't fear trial of ‘coward’ 9/11 plotter
Discussion: Hotline On Call and USA Today
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.
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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 …
Discussion: BlueNC and Gawker
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
3 Democrats Could Block Health Bill in Senate  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska, says he is not sure he is ready to help a Democratic health care proposal clear even the most preliminary hurdle: gaining the 60 votes his party's leaders need to open debate on the measure later this week.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and TalkLeft
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 …
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Melvin L. Watt / The Huffington Post:
Audit The Fed Effort Under Threat In House  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  A bipartisan effort to force transparency on the Federal Reserve is suddenly in jeopardy after a House Financial Services Committee member introduced an amendment that would let the multi-trillion dollar organization …
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CBS News:
Obama: I'd Fire Afghan Decision Leakers  —  Also Tells Chip Reid Afghan Decision Still Weeks Off; Speaks About Sarah Palin, and Toll Office Taking on Him … Reid reports the president said it's still several weeks before he makes a decision on how many more troops to send to Afghanistan.
Jeffrey S. Flier / Wall Street Journal:
Health ‘Reform’ Gets a Failing Grade  —  The changes proposed by Congress will require more draconian measures down the road.  Just look at Massachusetts.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  As the dean of Harvard Medical School I am frequently asked to comment on the health-reform debate.
Discussion: Betsy's Page, Commentary and EconLog
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.
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Obama Says He Is Close to Afghan War Decision  —  BEIJING — President Obama said Wednesday he is “very close to a decision” on a troop increase for the war in Afghanistan, and will make his case to the American people for his Afghan strategy in the next “several weeks.”
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Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
Go Jodi Go!  Times' Kantor Scores Seven Figures From Little, Brown For Obama Book  —  New York Times Washington correspondent Jodi Kantor has secured a stunning seven-figure book deal this week with Little, Brown to write a volume on the Obamas.  —  The deal was the result of a heated citywide auction …
Graham Bowley / New York Times:
$500 Million and Apology From Goldman  —  How much good will can an apology — and half a billion dollars — buy?  A lot, Goldman Sachs is hoping.  —  After first staunchly defending its outsize profits and pay, and then bristling at calls for restraint in these tough economic times …
Discussion: DailyFinance and TPMCafe
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Erick Erickson / RedState:
RedState Interviews Gov. Sarah Palin
Discussion: ABCNEWS, TPM LiveWire and INSTAPUTZ
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Reid calls Dem caucus meeting  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will present the health care reform bill to Democratic senators at a special caucus meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, his spokesman said Tuesday night.  —  Notice of the meeting went out to Democratic Senate …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Washington Post:
Release of Reid's health-care bill could come as early as Wednesday
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
Crist To Engage Rubio  —  Buffeted by weeks of negative press and a newly threatening rival from the right, FL Gov. Charlie Crist's (R) campaign will step up direct engagements with his opponent, insiders tell OnCall.  —  Crist will attack former FL House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) …
Daily Mail:
How Hitler's Nazi propaganda machine tried to take Christ out of Christmas  —  Nazi Germany celebrated Christmas without Christ with the help of swastika tree baubles, ‘Germanic’ cookies and a host of manufactured traditions, a new exhibition has shown.  —  The way the celebration …
Discussion: Clayton Cramer's BLOG
CNN:
CNN Poll: Does the GOP want ideologically pure candidates?  —  Washington (CNN) - A new national poll suggests that the Democrats may be the party of pragmatism and Republicans may be the party of ideological purity.  —  The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey's release on Tuesday comes …
Discussion: Say Anything and Hot Air
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Philadelphia Gives Homeowners a Way to Stay Put  —  PHILADELPHIA — Christopher Hall stepped tentatively through the entranceway of City Hall Courtroom 676 and took his place among dozens of others confronting foreclosure purgatory.  His hopes all but extinguished, he fully expected the morning …
4029tv.com:
Police Officer Uses Taser On 10-Year-Old Girl  —  OZARK, Ark. — Ozark police said they were called to a home where a mother asked for help with her unruly child, but the 10-year-old's father said he's outraged at the force police used against his daughter.  —  “I would like to say Ozark police Tased this little girl right here.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Washington Sketch: Republican senators do an about-face on judicial filibusters  —  In their quest to thwart President Obama, Republicans do not fear the hobgoblin of consistency.  —  For much of this decade, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, now the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and RedState
 
 
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Tom Cohen / CNN:
Gov't: $98 billion in improper payments made
Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
C Street House No Longer Tax Exempt
John Derbyshire / The Corner on National Review Online:
Innumerate Al — By: John Derbyshire
Discussion: Power Line, Hot Air and Betsy's Page
Shane Goldmacher / Los Angeles Times:
California faces a projected deficit of $21 billion
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin helps RGA get discount on ‘Going Rogue’
Malcolmgladwell / gladwell.com:
Pinker on “What the Dog Saw.”
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
A Stimulus That Could Save Money
 Earlier Items: 
Ronald Cass / Real Clear Politics:
Memo to Holder: Who's Accountable Now?
Discussion: Hot Air, ACS Blog and The Greenroom
National Review:
The Rogue, on the Record  —  Former Alaska governor …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Ambivalence is a Bad Organizing Tactic
Discussion: Weilerblog and NewsBusters.org