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9:45 PM ET, November 21, 2009

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The Politico:
Lincoln on board, 60 in hand  —  Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) said she'd deliver the deciding vote to push forward with a sweeping health reform plan in the Senate Saturday, ending days of speculation over whether President Barack Obama's signature priority would proceed to the floor or suffer a debilitating blow.
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Landrieu To Reid: No Triggers, No Bill—Negotiating Compromise With Schumer  —  After announcing her intent to support a health care debate this afternoon, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told reporters she thinks Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will soon have to choose between a triggered public option and no health care bill.
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
It Sounds Like Reid Is Planning To Sell Out The Public Option  —  Sen. Harry Reid (credit: TalkRadioNews via Flickr)  —  It looks like Harry Reid is getting ready to sell out the labor unions, the progressive community, the Democratic base, and the majority of the American people.
New York Times:
Democrats Clinch Vote for Health Debate  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats said they had clinched the votes needed on Saturday to propel major health care legislation to the floor for weeks of full debate, as the majority party's two last holdouts said they would not block consideration of President Obama's top domestic initiative.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Reid Slams Broder As A Retiree Who ‘Writes A Column Once In A While’  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have just endeared himself to liberal bloggers across the land.  This morning, he took some heat from Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who cited a Washington Post column to attack health care reform:
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
McConnell: Dems have health bill votes, but Republicans won't give up fight  —  Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Saturday conceded the odds of successful passage of healthcare reform appears to favor Democrats, but promised Republicans will keep trying to block it.
Discussion: MyDD
The Hill:
Reid pulls together Senate Dems to take huge step on health reform  —  The Senate will soon begin a historic debate on healthcare reform after a 60-39 vote during a rare Saturday session.  —  It took until just hours before the vote took place but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) …
Discussion: MyDD
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
A Milestone In the Health Care Journey
Discussion: MoJo Blog Posts
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Sen. Reid: Opposition to health procedural vote is ‘Orwellian’
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Reid reaches 60 as Sen. Lincoln pledges vote to begin healthcare bill debate
Discussion: Scared Monkeys, MyDD and Daily Kos
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Crapo: Read the Senate health bill yourself
Discussion: The Politico and The Swamp
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Speaking of Page Numbers...
Discussion: Politics Daily and TPMDC
Glenn Beck:
Glenn Beck reveals the Plan  —  What an amazing few days on the road this has been.  Your spirits have been high, your faith strong and your spine unbendable.  I ended my multiday book tour at The Villages with what had been billed as a rally but could be better described as a candid citizen-to-citizen chat.
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Glenn Beck Stakes Out a More Activist Role in Politics  —  Glenn Beck, the popular and outspoken Fox News host, says he wants to go beyond broadcasting his opinions and start rallying his political base — formerly known as his audience — to take action.  —  To do so, Mr. Beck is styling himself as a political organizer.
Discussion: Gawker and The Politico
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Glenn Beck: “I am developing a 100 year plan”
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
John / Power Line:
The Alarmists Do “Science”: A Case Study  —  A fascinating, hot-off-the-presses story emerges from the emails that were hacked yesterday from the University of East Anglia's Hadley Climatic Research Centre.  It is one of many exchanges that shed light on the priority that the global warming alarmists give …
Discussion: Andrew Bolt and American Thinker
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John / Power Line:
When In Doubt, Delete  —  One of the hacked East Anglia emails that has gotten considerable play on the web indicates that several alarmist scientists deleted emails that were subject to a Freedom of Information Act request rather than produce them.  That's true; here is the context.
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:   Sarah Palin Slams Weak Obama “Going Around the World Bowing” (Video)
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Palinophobes Hate First, Ask Questions Later
James Fallows:
Manufactured failure #2: the press, Obama, Asia  —  It's not just me.  Two colleagues with different perspectives — from each other's, and sometimes from my own — marvel at how badly the mainstream American press distorted the picture of what happened during Barack Obama's just-ended tour of Asia.
Anthony Dick / The Corner on National Review Online:
Whiny Spoiled Brats — By: Anthony Dick  —  The University of California system took some predictable steps to tighten its belt this week in the face of the state budget crisis, cutting some services and boosting student tuition.  Equally predictably, students across the state have responded …
Discussion: American Power and Democracy Now
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TigerHawk:
Bratty greedy college students, again, and subsidies for higher education
Discussion: Riehl World View
 
 
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