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7:05 AM ET, November 20, 2009

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NY Daily News:
Rudy Giuliani to run for U.S. Senate; If elected may aim for White House in 2012  —  Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has decided not to run for governor next year - but will run for U.S. Senate instead, sources told the Daily News.  —  A source familiar with Giuliani's thinking …
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Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Giuliani Said to Decide Against Run for Governor  —  Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for governor next year after months of considering a candidacy, according to people who have been told of the decision.  —  Many Republican leaders had viewed Mr. Giuliani …
Patterico's Pontifications:
L.A. Times Columnist Uncritically Quoted Star of Latest ACORN Video  —  In September, L.A. Times columnist James Rainey wrote a column in which he uncritically quoted ACORN worker Lavelle Stewart suggesting that she had turned Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe out of her office:
Discussion: Riehl World View
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James O'Keefe / Big Government:
The LA Story, Part IV: Program for Torture Victims  —  Lavelle Stewart, of ACORN in South Central Los Angeles, tells us she thinks we have to hook up with “someone who's on that international sex business level,” that “14 and 15 year olds been traveling overseas for years,” …
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Ben Nelson threatens filibuster  —  Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said Thursday that he would prevent health reform from moving to final passage if restrictions on federal funding for abortion weren't tightened during the amendment process.  But, he added, “there are a lot of other things …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and AmSpecBlog
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Lieberman: More Dems could join public option filibuster
Robert Reich / Robert Reich's Blog:
Harry Reid, and What Happened to the Public Option
Discussion: Economist's View
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Reid announces Saturday test vote
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Senate Health Care Bill Faces Crucial First Vote on Saturday
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
The Daily Beast:
Palin's Gold Mine  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Sarah Palin sold 300,000 copies of Going Rogue on its first day of sale, Duff McDonald has learned.  One component of a media rollout that doubled as a a one-woman economic stimulus package.  —  Did you hear that Sarah Palin has a book out?
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Nathan Barker / Gouverneur Times:
VIRUS in the VOTING MACHINES: Tainted Results in NY-23  —  GOUVERNEUR, NY - The computerized voting machines used by many voters in the 23rd district had a computer virus - tainting the results, not just from those machines known to have been infected, but casting doubt on the accuracy of counts retrieved from any of the machines.
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Jude Seymour / Watertown Daily Times:
NY-23 ABSENTEE COUNTS: Hoffman can't win
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Poll: Majority Of Republicans Think Obama Didn't Actually Win 2008 Election — ACORN Stole It!  —  The new national poll from Public Policy Polling (D) has an astonishing number about paranoia among the GOP base: Republicans do not think President Obama actually won the 2008 election — instead, ACORN stole it.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
ACORN  —  Losing NY-23 candidate Doug Hoffman became the latest …
Washington Post:
Holder's decision on Mohammed trial defended  —  Reasonable minds can disagree about Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to prosecute Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other alleged Sept. 11 perpetrators in a Manhattan federal court.  But some prominent criticisms are exaggerated …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Talking Points Memo
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Charles Krauthammer on the perverse logic of Attorney General Eric Holder
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Betsy's Page
The Note:
The $100 Million Health Care Vote?  —  ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports:  —  What does it take to get a wavering senator to vote for health care reform?  —  Here's a case study.  —  On page 432 of the Reid bill, there is a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for “certain states recovering from a major disaster.”
Ronald D. Orol / MarketWatch:
Panel votes to audit the Fed; cap its spending at $4 trillion  —  Measure would audit the Fed's monetary policies such as interest rates  —  WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Rep. Ron Paul, who has sought to audit the Federal Reserve for 26 years, has inched ever so much closer to his goal.
Discussion: Politics Daily
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Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Senate confirms controversial judge  —  The Senate confirmed Judge David Hamilton to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 59-39 Thursday after breaking a GOP filibuster Tuesday and a five-and-a-half month delay.  —  Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), who represents Hamilton's home state of Indiana …
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TMZ.com:
John Kerry's Daughter — Busted  —  Senator John Kerry's daughter, Alexandra Forbes Kerry, was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.  —  It went down in Hollywood at 12:40 AM in Hollywood.  Alexandra, a 36-year-old film producer and director …
Discussion: Mediaite, Wonkette and The Hill
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oprah Winfrey to End Her Talk Show  —  The media mogul Oprah Winfrey will end her daytime talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” in 2011 as she prepares to start a cable channel of her own.  —  A spokeswoman for Ms. Winfrey's production company confirmed Thursday evening that Ms. Winfrey …
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
A Crown Jewel of Education Struggles With Cuts  —  BERKELEY, Calif. — As the University of California struggles to absorb its sharpest drop in state financing since the Great Depression, every professor, administrator and clerical worker has been put on furlough amounting to an average pay cut of 8 percent.
ABCNEWS:
Major Hasan's E-Mail: 'I Can't Wait to Join You' in Afterlife  —  American Official Says Accused Shooter Asked Radical Cleric When Is Jihad Appropriate?  —  United States Army Major Nidal Hasan told a radical cleric considered by authorities to be an al-Qaeda recruiter, “I can't wait to join you” …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Deconstructing Sarah, Ctd  —  Well, as promised the Dish is back to normal.  I'm not.  “Going Rogue” is such a postmodern book that treating it as some kind of factual narrative to check (as I began to), or comparing its version of events with her previous versions of the same events …
Discussion: American Power
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Foxx: Republicans ‘Passed Civil Rights Bills Back In The 60s Without Very Much Help’ From Democrats  —  During a debate on the House floor today over designating 21 miles of the Molalla River as “wild and scenic,” Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), who opposes the legislation, tried to claim a progressive environmental record for her party.
Charles Murray / The Enterprise Blog:
The Unbearable Paradox of Glenn Beck  —  About six weeks ago, I engaged in an exchange about Glenn Beck, arguing that he makes it harder to convert the unsaved to the cause of limited government, and got an earful in return, mostly in the form of thoughtful but forceful emails saying I hadn't given him a chance.
Discussion: Riehl World View
 
 
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Evan Bayh / CNN:
A bipartisan push is needed to tame ballooning national debt
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Squander  —  Earlier this week, the inspector general …
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
A Tilt Away From Social Issues
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John Stanton / Roll Call:
CRS Report Shows Most Bills Subject to Cloture Pass
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Gerald Traufetter / Spiegel Online:
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Ezra Klein:
What happens before 2014?  —  A lot of people have been asking …
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Not finding any, Gore airbrushes in hurricanes for his new book
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Townhall.com