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9:20 PM ET, November 22, 2009

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Joe Klein / Swampland:
Senate Health Care Vote  —  There are a couple of aspects of this historic vote that deserve notice here:  —  1. My favorite provision requires that all members of Congress give up their federally-funded health care benefits and join the health care exchanges that will be set up by this bill.
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CNN:
Senate Dems suggest they're open to altering health care bill  —  Washington (CNN) — Amid conflicting and heated rhetoric, a political pragmatism began to emerge Sunday as senators prepared for a debate on a sweeping Democratic health care bill.  —  Senate Democrats barely won a vote Saturday night …
CNN:
Durbin open to changing public option to pass health care bill  —  Washington (CNN) - The Senate's second-ranking Democrat said Sunday he was open to changing the government-run public health insurance option in the chamber's health care bill to ensure that the measure passes.
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
Where conservatives have it wrong  —  YOU'RE A sensible, principled conservative.  You want America to be a land of boundless opportunity and freedom, where people are treated as individuals and judged on their merits.  You reject the divisive identity politics of the left …
Robert J. Shiller / New York Times:
What if a Recovery Is All in Your Head?  —  Beyond fiscal stimulus and government bailouts, the economic recovery that appears under way may be based on little more than self-fulfilling prophecy.  —  Consider this possibility: after all these months, people start to think it's time for the recession to end.
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Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
How Overrated is Sentiment in Economics?
Discussion: The Confluence
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Freshman Dem: Passing health care reform worth losing my seat  —  Washington (CNN) - A freshman Democratic senator said Sunday that he will support his party's efforts to pass health care reform legislation even if that means losing his seat in next year's midterm elections.
Discussion: MyDD
MsUnderestimated:
SNL: Obama & Jintao Press Conference in Beijing (VIDEO)  —  SNL apparently has no problem mocking Oba-mao.  This was probably one of their funniest parodies to date.  —  LOL @ Obama still.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Sweeteners for the South  —  Staffers on Capitol Hill were calling it the Louisiana Purchase.  —  On the eve of Saturday's showdown in the Senate over health-care reform, Democratic leaders still hadn't secured the support of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of the 60 votes needed to keep the legislation alive.
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
The Sunday Shows In Five Bullet Points... And Glenn Beck!  —  1. A Senate of Four (Landreiu, Lieberman, Lincoln, Nelson): Well, there's Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT).  He says that the bill will change — and significantly.  Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) says that he'd vote to prevent …
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John E. Mulligan / Providence Journal:
Kennedy: Barred from Communion  —  WASHINGTON — Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has forbidden Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy to receive the Roman Catholic sacrament of Holy Communion because of his advocacy of abortion rights, the Rhode Island Democrat said Friday.
Discussion: RedState
Boston Globe:
Coakley leads, but electorate unsettled  —  In Globe poll, 50 percent remain undecided; Capuano running 2d, but far behind AG  —  Attorney General Martha Coakley has a solid lead in the four-way Democratic race for the open US Senate seat, but with just 16 days until the primary election …
Discussion: The Hill and Politics Daily
Rob Christensen / Raleigh News & Observer:
‘Purity’ may cost the GOP  —  The N.C. Republican Party has been channeling its inner Jesse Helms lately, and not just because a portrait of the late conservative icon was unveiled last week.  —  At a GOP banquet Saturday night in North Raleigh, one of the main speakers was to have been Doug Hoffman …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Visceral Has Its Value  —  It's easy to dismiss Sarah Palin.  —  She's back on the trail, with the tumbling hair and tumbling thoughts.  The queen of the scenic strip mall known as Wasilla now reigns over thrilled subjects thronging to a politically strategic swath of American strip malls.
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
In the trenches on climate change, hostility among foes  —  Stolen e-mails reveal venomous feelings toward skeptics  —  Electronic files that were stolen from a prominent climate research center and made public last week provide a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes battle to shape the public perception of global warming.
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Keith Johnson / Wall Street Journal:
Hacked Emails Show Climate Science Ridden with Rancor
 
 
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