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3:55 PM ET, November 20, 2009

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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 …
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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 …
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: JammieWearingFool
Andrew Bolt:
Warmist conspiracy exposed?  —  8.15 PM UPDATE: The [Hadley] University of East Anglia 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 …
Guardian:
Climate sceptics seize upon leaked emails  —  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 …
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).
Discussion: Climate Progress and Tim Blair
Hit & Run:
Hadley Climate Research Unit Centre for Climate Prediction …
Discussion: Dean's World
Iwishart / TBR.cc:
HadleyCRU says leaked data is real
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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.
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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 …
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.
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
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Eunomia
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.
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Charles Krauthammer on the perverse logic of Attorney General Eric Holder  —  F or late-19th-century anarchists, terrorism was the “propaganda of the deed.”  And the most successful propaganda-by-deed in history was 9/11 — not just the most destructive, but the most spectacular and telegenic.
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.
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Chris Frates / The Politico:
Durbin walks back comments about Lincoln's vote
Discussion: TPMDC
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
Discussion: Hot Air, Clusterstock, marbury and Open Left
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
Discussion: Calculated Risk
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.
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Report: ACORN got $200,000 in Justice Department funds  —  ACORN and its affiliates received $200,000 in Justice Department grants between 2002 and 2009, according to a report issued Friday by the department's inspector general.  —  No DOJ grants went directly to ACORN …
Discussion: Big Government and Michelle Malkin
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 …
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 …
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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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
In Praise of Inexperience  —  A president who knew what he was doing …
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Republican Deficit Hypocrisy
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David Brooks / New York Times:
What Geithner Got Right