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1:15 PM ET, November 20, 2009

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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
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:   McCain Vulnerable to Challenge from the Right
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 …
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Andrew Bolt:
Hadley hacked: warmist conspiracy exposed?  —  8.15 PM UPDATE: The Hadley CRU director admits the emails seem to be genuine: … So the 1079 emails and 72 documents seem indeed evidence of a scandal involving most of the most prominent scientists pushing the man-made warming theory …
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
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 …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Don Surber
Iwishart / TBR.cc:
HadleyCRU says leaked data is real
Discussion: Biased BBC
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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Publius / Big Government:
Breitbart to AG Holder: Investigate ACORN or We'll Release More Tapes Just Before 2010 Election  —  Earlier tonight Andrew Breitbart, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles discussed the final chapter of the ACORN L.A. saga on “Hannity,” but more interestingly, Breitbart disclosed where the story goes from here.
Discussion: Moe Lane and Stop The ACLU
Bloomberg:
Louisiana's Landrieu Wins U.S. Aid as Senate Health Vote Looms  —  Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) — Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, one of three lawmakers being wooed by Senate Democratic leaders to back health-care legislation, won the inclusion of an extra $100 million in federal aid for low-income people in her state.
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The Note:
The $100 Million Health Care Vote?
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
UPDATED Durbin: Reid knows how Lincoln will vote
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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 …
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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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHEN THE MAJORITY IS MISGUIDED.... A new CNN poll shows …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Squander  —  Earlier this week, the inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, a k a, the bank bailout fund, released his report on the 2008 rescue of the American International Group, the insurer.  The gist of the report is that government officials made no serious attempt …
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David Brooks / New York Times:
What Geithner Got Right  —  It's amazing to go back and read what people were saying about Timothy Geithner in the spring.  Many people said he looked terrified as the Treasury secretary, like Bambi in the headlights.  The New Republic ran an essay called “The Geithner Disaster.”
Wall Street Journal:
AIG and Systemic Risk
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.
Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:
Senate ethics committee admonishes Burris  —  Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.) has been admonished by the Senate ethics committee for his public comments about his appointment last December to the body.  —  In a three-page “public letter of qualified admonition” issued Friday …
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Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Ethics Committee chides Burris for misleading statements on appointment
Discussion: The Politico
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.
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.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
With F.H.A. Help, Easy Loans in Expensive Areas  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In January, Mike Rowland was so broke that he had to raid his retirement savings to move here from Boston.  —  A week ago, he and a couple of buddies bought a two-unit apartment building for nearly a million dollars.
Discussion: Clusterstock and Calculated Risk
Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Palin's on the road again, with Hoosiers in sight  —  FORT WAYNE, IND. — Tina Andreadis doesn't have much experience in Republican presidential politics.  —  But as Sarah Palin's “Going Rogue” national book tour delivers stump speeches, long lines of sign-bearing supporters …
Susanne Craig / Wall Street Journal:
Goldman Holders Miffed at Bonuses  —  Some Investors in the Stock Urge ThatMore of the Riches Be Passed Along to Them  —  Some of the largest shareholders in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have urged the Wall Street firm to reduce the size of its bonus pool, arguing that it should pass along …
Kbh / KeithHennessey.com:
Breaking the no middle class tax increase pledge (again)  —  On September 12, 2008 in Dover, New Hampshire, then-candidate Obama said: … On February 4, 2009, President Obama signed Public Law #111-3, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.
Discussion: The Foundry
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Snowe Job: Was Reid's Merged Health Bill Written to Please Maine Senator?  —  But who's buyin'? (photo by Mike Quick)  —  The more I look at the merged Senate bill, the more I'm afraid that Harry Reid might have been laying the ground work to betray progressives on the issue of the public option, and gain the support of Olympia Snowe.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate health vote set for Saturday night  —  Senate Democrats have cleared the way for a Saturday night vote to begin the healthcare debate, a Democratic aide said.  —  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has agreed to relent on his demand for Senate clerks to read aloud the 2,074-page bill and allow …
Discussion: Daily Kos
 
 
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Michael Mackenzie / Financial Times:
Short-term US interest rates turn negative
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Tim Cavanaugh / LA Weekly:
HOLLYWOOD'S CATERED STIMULUS
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Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
When will Democrats fight? ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ revisited
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Problem mortgages hit new high at 14 percent
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Wall Street Journal:
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
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Grappling with a wealth of guilt
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New York Times:
Air Defense Push Inspired by 9/11 Gets a 2nd Look
Discussion: Raw Story
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
It's [Still] The Economy, Dumbass
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Inside Higher Ed:
All Eyes on Pittsburgh  —  Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl …