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2:27 AM ET, November 21, 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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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).
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.
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
Michelle Malkin:
The global warming scandal of the century  —  Anthony Watts of Watt's Up With That? and Stephen McIntrye of Climate Audit broke the story this morning of the hacking break-in at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU).  —  BBC confirms:
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 …
Watts Up With That?:
Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked - hundreds of files released
Chris Horner / Planet Gore on National Review Online:   The Blue-Dress Moment May Have Arrived — By: Chris Horner
Keith Johnson / Environmental Capital:
Hacked: Sensitive Documents Lifted from Hadley Climate Center
Discussion: Townhall.com
Ronald Bailey / Hit & Run:
East Anglia University Climate Research Unit Hadley Centre …
Discussion: Dean's World
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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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
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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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: YID With LID and Big Government
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.
San Francisco Chronicle:
UC Berkeley students end occupation  —  (11-20) 21:44 PST BERKELEY, CALIF. — Forty protesters who barricaded themselves inside Wheeler Hall for 11 hours Friday didn't win back the 38 custodial jobs they demanded, nor did they persuade the UC regents to rescind their decision to increase tuition by 32 percent next fall.
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.
Jay Sorgi / 620wtmj.com:
Detainees at Camp in Iraq Use Favre To Tease Wisconsin Soldiers  —  BAGHDAD - It seems that the Brett Favre-Green Bay Packers saga is such a worldwide phenomenon that it's being used by detainees in American military camps.  —  According to a military official, detainees at a Wisconsin National Guard camp …
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
Oprah Promises Cable Show “Smaller & Different”; Wants Biz In LA Not Chicago; “Why Would Anybody Stay?  It's Freezing Here, And I Have A Mansion In Montecito That I Haven't Been Able To Enjoy”  —  NEW: Oprah Says “Much Prayer And Months Of Careful Thought” Led To Her Decision
Discussion: Don Surber, Gawker, Althouse and WBBM-TV
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WBBM-TV:   Daley: Media Partly To Blame For Oprah's Decision
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.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Weasel Zippers
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.
Discussion: Don Surber
Colleen Raezler / NewsBusters.org:
Joy Behar, George Lopez Label Todd Palin a ‘Bum’ for Being a Stay-at-Home Dad  —  After introducing Lopez on her CNN Headline News program last night, Behar played a clip of Lopez's HBO special in which he said, “There are a lot of politicians that would be Latinos and a lot now who are Latino.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Moe Lane
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.
Discussion: Think Progress and CBS News
David Feige / Slate:
The Real Price of Trying KSM  —  Defense lawyers will inevitably create bad law.  —  Sometime in the next few months, a small group of experienced criminal-defense lawyers will be assigned to what is likely to be the case of a lifetime: the defense of admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed …
Discussion: Ross Douthat
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: Hot Air and Riehl World View
Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Taliban chief hides in Pakistan  —  Pakistani intelligence aids Mullah Omar's move to Karachi  —  Mullah Mohammed Omar, the one-eyed leader of the Afghan Taliban, has fled a Pakistani city on the border with Afghanistan and found refuge from potential U.S. attacks …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Patrick / Now! Hampshire:
Bosse enters race for GOP nod in New Hampshire's satirical 00th district  —  Republican activist and free market think-tanker Grant Bosse formally declared his candidacy today in New Hampshire's 00th Congressional District after news that the Obama administration has attributed a majority …
 
 
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