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9:45 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.  (Updated)  —  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.
Jeremy Schulman / Media Matters for America:
More proof that Fox ran fake video of Palin's book-tour “crowds”
Discussion: Think Progress
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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
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”?
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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 …
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 …
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
The Permanent Campaign Continues  —  The KSM trial announcement was too important for a Friday news dump.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Every modern White House has put out news on contentious issues late on Friday in the hope that doing so will bury it, or reduce the amount of critical scrutiny it would otherwise receive.
Discussion: Commentary and YID With LID
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Hans A. von Spakovsky / The Corner on National …:
Dissent Is Criminal — By: Hans A. von Spakovsky
Discussion: American Spectator
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.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Debate Shifts to Afghan Exit Plan  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have turned the focus of Afghan war planning toward an exit strategy, publicly declaring that the U.S. and its allies can't send additional troops without a plan for getting them out.
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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 …
Rasmussen Reports:
To Create Jobs, Voters Say Cut Taxes and Stop Spending  —  As the policy debate has unfolded in Washington this year, voters have consistently believed that tax cuts would do more than increased government spending to stimulate the economy and create jobs.  Now that the nation's unemployment rate …
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
Daniel Zwerdling / NPR:
Hasan's Supervisor Warned Army In '07 … text sizeAAA  —  Two years ago, a top psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center was so concerned about what he saw as Nidal Hasan's incompetence and reckless behavior that he put those concerns in writing.  NPR has obtained a copy of the memo …
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
 
 
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