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8:40 AM ET, November 21, 2009

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Andrew C. Revkin / New York Times:
Hacked E-Mails Fuel Climate Change Skeptics  —  Hundreds of private e-mails and documents hacked from a computer server at a British university are causing a stir among global warming skeptics, who say they show that climate scientists conspired to overstate the case for a human influence on climate change.
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RealClimate:
The CRU hack  —  As many of you will be aware, a large number of emails from the University of East Anglia webmail server were hacked recently (Despite some confusion generated by Anthony Watts, this has absolutely nothing to do with the Hadley Centre which is a completely separate institution).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’?  —  If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW.  The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly …
Michelle Malkin:
The global warming scandal of the century
Brian Angliss / Scholars and Rogues:
Climategate? Not likely.
Discussion: Wonk Room and Raw Story
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Do hacked e-mails show global-warming fraud?
Kevin K. / Rumproast:
Video of Angry Wingnuts Booing Sarah Palin, Calling Her a “Quitter” & Chanting “Sign Our Books”  —  Teabaggers just aren't happy about anything these days.  I guess the Noblesville, Indiana Going Rogue book signing didn't go very well yesterday because 300* or so of the 1000 people with wristbands …
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Bella DePaulo / The Huffington Post:
Sarah Palin and Her Lies (And Her Fans Who Attack Her Critics)  —  I've been blogging since June of 2006 and have not avoided controversial issues or people.  But something I recently posted at Psychology Today, “Sarah Palin's Lies” (now posted in full below), elicited more vitriolic comments …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Steve Rubenstein / San Francisco Chronicle:
Bay Area not maverick enough to read Palin book  —  It might as well have cooties.  Hardly anyone wants to touch the thing, or even get close to it.  —  The new autobiography by moose hunter and failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is harder to find in the Bay Area than a hockey mom.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Crapo: Read the Senate health bill yourself  —  On the day of the Senate's first vote on healthcare reform legislation, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) used the GOP's weekly address to urge people to read the 2,074-page bill before forming an opinion.  —  “Read the bill” has become a Republican rallying cry throughout the healthcare debate.
Discussion: The Swamp
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Bruce Bartlett / Forbes:
Republican Deficit Hypocrisy
New York Times:
New Consensus Sees Stimulus Package as Worthy Step  —  WASHINGTON — Now that unemployment has topped 10 percent, some liberal-leaning economists see confirmation of their warnings that the $787 billion stimulus package President Obama signed into law last February was way too small.
Discussion: Prairie Weather, MyDD and Don Surber
Washington Times:
EDITORIAL EXCLUSIVE: On terrorists, Justice recused  —  Attorney general's advisers have conflicts on detainee cases  —  The Obama Justice Department is having problems prosecuting terrorist cases because top department attorneys have conflicts of interest.
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Report: ACORN got $200,000 in Justice Department funds
Discussion: YID With LID and Big Government
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Small Town To Liz Cheney: We Want Gitmo Detainees, Not Your Fearmongering  —  Officials in a small Michigan town featured in a new video about Guantanamo by Liz Cheney's national security group want her to know that they're not falling for her “fearmongering” — and tell us they want Gitmo detainees in their town.
Viola Gienger / Bloomberg:
High-Income Tax May Be Needed for Afghan War Cost, Levin Says  —  Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) — Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said higher-income Americans should be taxed to pay for additional troops sent to Afghanistan and that NATO should provide half of the new soldiers.
San Francisco Chronicle:
UC Berkeley students end occupation  —  (11-20) 21:44 PST BERKELEY, CALIF. — Forty protesters who barricaded themselves inside Wheeler Hall for 11 hours Friday didn't win back the 38 custodial jobs they demanded, nor did they persuade the UC regents to rescind their decision to increase tuition by 32 percent next fall.
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Obama talks jobs, not healthcare, from Asia  —  President Barack Obama on Saturday pledged a “relentless” approach to the U.S. economic recovery, claiming progress during his Asian trip in opening up foreign markets to American goods.  —  Obama tackled the sputtering economy …
Discussion: The Swamp
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Job Approval Down to 49%  —  President becomes fourth fastest to slip below the majority approval level  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Daily tracking results show 49% of Americans approving of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, putting him below the majority approval level for the first time in his presidency.
Publius / Big Government:
Whistleblower Video Reveals SEIU Ballot Fraud  —  Earlier this week, we brought you the story of SEIU's alleged ballot fraud during a union election in Fresno, CA.  SEIU's fraud wasn't against political opponents or some evil capitalist.  No, SEIU's fraud was against a brother/sister labor union.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Jawa Report
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
Oprah Promises Cable Show “Smaller & Different”; Wants Biz In LA Not Chicago; “Why Would Anybody Stay?  It's Freezing Here, And I Have A Mansion In Montecito That I Haven't Been Able To Enjoy”  —  NEW: Oprah Says “Much Prayer And Months Of Careful Thought” Led To Her Decision
Discussion: Don Surber, Gawker, Althouse and WBBM-TV
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WBBM-TV:   Daley: Media Partly To Blame For Oprah's Decision
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Will McCain need Palin to save him in Arizona?  —  Don't laugh. … Remember, Reid and The One are itching to revive amnesty in the Senate next year as part of their grand “piss off every last independent in America” strategy.  What's an open-borders Maverick with a conservative primary challenger breathing down his neck to do?
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Hotline On Call:
Crist Not Embracing Palin — Yet
Discussion: TPMDC, Naked Politics and Hot Air
 
 
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Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Taliban chief hides in Pakistan
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Colleen Raezler / NewsBusters.org:
Joy Behar, George Lopez Label Todd Palin a ‘Bum’ for Being a Stay-at-Home Dad
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Beck to announce ‘big plan’ for 2010
Discussion: Hot Air and Riehl World View
Associated Press:
Senate, House Democratic health bills compared
David Feige / Slate:
The Real Price of Trying KSM
Discussion: Ross Douthat
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
In Praise of Inexperience  —  A president who knew what he was doing …