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9:35 PM ET, November 20, 2009

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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 …
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Watts Up With That?:
Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked - hundreds of files released  —  UPDATE: Response from CRU in interview with another website, see end of this post.  —  The details on this are still sketchy, we'll probably never know what went on.  But it appears that University …
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).
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Do hacked e-mails show global-warming fraud?  —  Controversy has exploded onto the Internet after a major global-warming advocacy center in the UK had its e-mail system hacked and the data published on line.  The director of the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit confirmed …
BBC:
UK climate unit's e-mails hacked  —  The e-mail system of one the world's leading climate research units has been breached by hackers.  —  E-mails reportedly from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU), including personal exchanges, appeared on the internet on Thursday.
Discussion: Grist and JammieWearingFool
Guardian:
Leaked emails fuel climate sceptics  —  Hundreds of emails and documents exchanged between world's leading climate scientists stolen by hackers and leaked online  —  Hundreds of private emails and documents allegedly exchanged between some of the world's leading climate scientists during …
Chris Horner / Planet Gore on National Review Online:
The Blue-Dress Moment May Have Arrived — By: Chris Horner
Discussion: Dr. Melissa Clouthier
Iwishart / TBR.cc:
HadleyCRU says leaked data is real
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Keith Johnson / Environmental Capital:
Hacked: Sensitive Documents Lifted from Hadley Climate Center
Discussion: Townhall.com
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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WRTV-TV:
Palin Greets Hundreds, But Not Everyone Leaves Happy  —  Crowd Flocks To Noblesville Bookstore For Book Signing  —  NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was met by a cheering crowd of more than 1,000 people when she arrived in Noblesville Thursday night, but not everyone left happy.
SoccerSeal / Red, White & Conservative:
The Day I Met Sarah Palin...and the Liberal Media  —  Where on earth do I begin?  This all started as me, a young 17 year old American going to see a woman I admire and turned into this crazy event hah I'll start at the very beginning.  —  My dad and I arrived at the Barnes and Noble at 11 pmTuesday evening.
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.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
It's [Still] The Economy, Dumbass
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: Big Government and YID With LID
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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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Arizona Senate GOP Primary  —  2010 Arizona GOP Primary: McCain 45%, Hayworth 43%  —  Senator John McCain's future in the U.S. Senate may be a little less assured than previously thought.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely 2010 Republican Primary voters …
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
How Palin Will Help McCain
CNN:
CNN Poll: Blame for recession shifting from GOP to Democrats  —  Washington (CNN) - Nearly two years into the recession, opinion about which political party is responsible for the severe economic downturn is shifting, according to a new national poll.  —  A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation …
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Paul Krugman:
Interest rates: the phantom menace  —  From various bat squeaks I've put together a view of what I think lies behind the surprising — and damaging — deficit squeamishness of the Obama administration.  So here's what I think they're thinking — and why it's wrong-headed.  (Fairly wonkish stuff after the jump).
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Michael Mackenzie / Financial Times:   Short-term US interest rates turn negative
San Francisco Chronicle:
UC Berkeley students take over building  —  (11-20) 12:56 PST BERKELEY — A group of about 60 UC Berkeley students and supporters barricaded themselves inside Wheeler Hall early this morning in the most dramatic display of disobedience on the campus since the UC regents voted …
Washington Post:
Obama faces congressional anger about economy  —  House Republicans call on Geithner to resign  —  Growing discontent over the economy and frustration with efforts to speed its recovery boiled over Thursday on Capitol Hill in a wave of criticism and outright anger directed at the Obama administration.
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Hotline On Call:
Crist Not Embracing Palin — Yet
Discussion: TPMDC and Naked Politics
Zaid Jilani / Think Progress:
Utah lawmaker claims he doesn't ‘mind’ gays, but 'I don't want ‘em stuffing it down my throat all the time.’  —  Earlier this month, the Church of Latter Day Saints made headlines when it threw its support behind a measure in Salt Lake City that barred “landlords and employers from discriminating based …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Beck to announce ‘big plan’ for 2010  —  Glenn Beck, the controversial Fox News television host, is planning on becoming more active in the populist conservative movement he spawned, according to sources familiar with his thinking.  —  At a rally Saturday at a massive retirement community …
Discussion: Riehl World View and Hot Air
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.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and TPMCafe
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Vitter predicts Reid will get exactly 60 votes on first health test  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will get exactly the 60 votes he needs to pass healthcare reform legislation through its first test tomorrow, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said Friday.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Tea partiers turn on each other  —  After emerging out of nowhere over the summer as a seemingly potent and growing political force, the tea party movement has become embroiled in internal feuding over philosophy, strategy and money and is at risk of losing its momentum.
 
 
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Small Town To Liz Cheney: We Want Gitmo Detainees, Not Your Fearmongering
Discussion: Think Progress and CBS News
Colleen Raezler / NewsBusters.org:
Joy Behar, George Lopez Label Todd Palin a ‘Bum’ for Being a Stay-at-Home Dad
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Publius / Big Government:
Whistleblower Video Reveals SEIU Ballot Fraud
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Detainees at Camp in Iraq Use Favre To Tease Wisconsin Soldiers
Discussion: FP Passport and Conventional Folly
Bruce Bartlett / Forbes:
Republican Deficit Hypocrisy