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9:35 AM ET, November 19, 2009

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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
FOX rolls wrong video, heads may roll  —  FOX has done it again, and this time, once again, FOX says its misplay of the wrong crowd video was another regrettable mistake.  —  Today, FOX News host Gregg Jarrett was talking about Republican Sarah Palin's book tour and the crowd she is drawing …
Discussion: Chicago Tribune and Romenesko
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Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Fox News displays old campaign footage to claim Palin is getting ‘huge crowds’ at her book signings.  —  This afternoon, Fox News host Gregg Jarrett proudly announced that Sarah Palin is “continuing to draw huge crowds while she's promoting her brand new book.  Take a look at — these are some of the pictures just coming into us.”
Doctor Zero / The Greenroom:
How Do You Solve This Problem Without Sarah?  —  Newsweek advertised its cover story on the release of Sarah Palin's “Going Rogue” by asking, “How do you solve a problem like Sarah?”  This headline was informed by the same journalistic standards that led the Washington Post to publish …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and theblogprof
Jeremy Schulman / Media Matters for America:   More proof that Fox ran fake video of Palin's book-tour “crowds”
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
To Our Readers
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Reid Outlines Bill For Caucus, Warns Conservative Dems That Reconciliation Is Still An Option  —  At a special evening meeting of the Democratic caucus tonight, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid outlined, in broad strokes, the details of his health care bill, which the CBO has found …
Los Angeles Times:
Reid rolls out Senate healthcare bill
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Washington Wire:
Senate Bill Would Tax Cosmetic Surgery
Discussion: Indecision Forever and TalkLeft
The Hill:
Read all 2,074 pages of the Senate bill
Discussion: Hit & Run, The Nation and AmSpecBlog
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
NPR Shocker: Attorney General Holder Stumped By Lindsey Graham  —  During Wednesday's Justice Department oversight hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) stumped Attorney General Eric Holder on what should have been a fairly routine question for America's top law enforcement official.
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New Statesman:
The NS Interview: Omar Bin Laden
Discussion: Telegraph and Guardian
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
To Our Readers, An Update  —  This Dish will resume as normal tomorrow morning.  We apologize for the lacuna.  And I suppose some will say we've gotten this book and the issues it raises out of perspective.  But since the last campaign, we have raised many questions about Palin …
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Sullivan promises to be ‘normal’ today  —  Of course, he's made a career of being abnormal, but . . .  (Also we apologize for the “hiatus,” but too many non-Harvard types know that word and “wankathon” is a bit too specific, so “lacuna” it is!) … “Earnestness”?
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Breast Brouhaha  —  Everyone has been trying to come up with a good nickname for the 10 years we're concluding next month.  Terror Era really sounds like too much of a downer.  How about the Decade of Medical Backtracking?  —  Somewhere between the reports that Pap smears and tests …
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Jesse Jackson: 'You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man'  —  The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night criticized Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) for voting against the Democrats' signature healthcare bill.  —  “We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill,” Jackson said at a reception Wednesday night.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Palin hits the (book) trail  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—If Sarah Palin were running for president, this is where she'd come: The outskirts of a second city in the conservative heartland of Western Michigan, where thousands gathered Wednesday to see her, shake her hand and have her sign their copies of “Going Rogue.”
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Mark Schleifstein / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Corps' operation of MR-GO doomed homes in St. Bernard, Lower 9th Ward, judge rules … In a groundbreaking decision, a federal judge ruled late Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers' mismanagement of maintenance at the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet was directly responsible for flood damage …
Dave Montgomery / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Texas' gay marriage ban may have banned all marriages  —  AUSTIN — Texans: Are you really married?  —  Maybe not.  —  Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed …
ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: CIA Secret ‘Torture’ Prison Found at Fancy Horseback Riding Academy  —  ABC News Finds the Location of a “Black Site” for Alleged Terrorists in Lithuania  —  The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania …
Washington Post:
Bailout program could be extended  —  Unused money might be used to reduce U.S. debt  —  The Obama administration is poised to extend the life of the highly unpopular $700 billion financial bailout and, to display a commitment to fiscal responsibility, is planning to use much of the leftover funds …
Discussion: Beat the Press and Clusterstock
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Former Bush press secretary Perino appointed to Obama administration post  —  Former press secretary to President George W. Bush Dana Perino was appointed as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Wednesday evening.  —  The board governs all government sponsored …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Hullabaloo
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Palin to visit Fort Hood  —  Sarah Palin will visit Fort Hood, Texas, site of the recent shootings.  —  Palin last night released the second half of her book tour schedule, which continues to take her through right-leaning population centers and largely off the coasts, with stops in Dallas …
Discussion: The Page
 
 
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