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11:20 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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Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Hackers steal electronic data from top climate research center  —  Scientists' e-mails deriding skeptics of warming become public  —  Hackers broke into the electronic files of one of the world's foremost climate research centers this week and posted an array of e-mails in which prominent scientists engaged …
Discussion: Achenblog and Tom Nelson
RealClimate:
The CRU hack  —  As many of you will be aware, a large number …
Guardian:
Leaked emails fuel climate sceptics
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
David Broder: Fears of health-reform cost are justifiable  —  It's simply not true that America is ambivalent about everything when it comes to the Obama health plan.  —  The day after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) gave its qualified blessing to the version of health reform produced …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Sen. Reid: Opposition to healthcare vote is ‘Orwellian’  —  Opponents of today's motion to proceed on healthcare legislation who are pressuring others to vote no are practicing “Orwellian” tactics, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said today.  —  Reid appeared to take a shot …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Hill
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
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.
Anthony Dick / The Corner on National Review Online:
Whiny Spoiled Brats — By: Anthony Dick  —  The University of California system took some predictable steps to tighten its belt this week in the face of the state budget crisis, cutting some services and boosting student tuition.  Equally predictably, students across the state have responded …
Discussion: TigerHawk and Riehl World View
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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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Kevin K. / Rumproast:
Video of Angry Wingnuts Booing Sarah Palin, Calling Her a “Quitter” …
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
Bishop Hill:
Climate cuttings 33  —  General reaction seems to be that the CRUgate emails are genuine, but with the caveat that there could be some less reliable stuff slipped in.  —  In the circumstances, here are some summaries of the CRUgate files.  I'll update these as and when I can.  The refs are the email number.
Discussion: Andrew Bolt and Biased BBC
David Beamer / Wall Street Journal:
Eric Holder's Baffling KSM Decision  —  The attorney general's Senate testimony this week did nothing to reassure the families of 9/11's victims.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to question Attorney General Eric Holder about his decision …
Discussion: Townhall.com and Commentary
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 and QandO
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.
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.
Del Quentin Wilber / Washington Post:
Ex-U.S. official and wife admit 30 years of spying for Cuba  —  Plea deal reached for couple recruited by intelligence operative  —  A former State Department official and his wife admitted in federal court Friday that they spied for Cuba over the past three decades, receiving coded instructions …
Discussion: Althouse
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.
Zogby:
North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan Trails in Potential 2010 Senate Match-up  —  Opposition to Healthcare Legislation More Than Double Support among North Dakota Likely Voters  —  UTICA, New York - In a potential 2010 election match-up Republican Governor John Hoeven leads Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan 55% to 36% with 9% undecided.
Ralph Atkins / Financial Times:
Germany warns US on market bubbles  —  Germany's new finance minister has echoed Chinese warnings about the growing threat of fresh global asset price bubbles, fuelled by low US interest rates and a weak dollar.  —  Wolfgang Schäuble's comments highlight official concern in Europe …
 
 
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