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2:45 AM ET, November 22, 2009

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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.
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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.
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: The Nation and MyDD
New York Times:
Senate Votes to Open Health Care Debate  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Saturday to begin full debate on major health care legislation, propelling President Obama's top domestic initiative over a crucial, preliminary hurdle in a formidable display of muscle-flexing by the Democratic majority.
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.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Why was it so hard for Dems even to start health care debate?
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
McConnell: Dems have health bill votes, but Republicans won't give up fight
Discussion: MyDD
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Reid reaches 60 as Sen. Lincoln pledges vote to begin healthcare bill debate
Discussion: MyDD, Scared Monkeys and Daily Kos
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Sen. Reid: Opposition to health procedural vote is ‘Orwellian’
Discussion: Hot Air, The Politico and The Hill
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Speaking of Page Numbers...
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Crapo: Read the Senate health bill yourself
Discussion: The Politico and The Swamp
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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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Glenn Beck: “I am developing a 100 year plan”  —  Dude. … He mentioned the “100-year plan” this afternoon at The Villages too, reportedly framing it as a way in which we need to “think like China.”  Which ... is an interesting model for a libertarian to emulate.
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
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, The Reaction and The Politico
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 …
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Cafe Press Bans All 'Pray For Obama: Psalm 109:8′ Merchandise  —  This week, both the websites of CafePress.com and Zazzle.com decided to stop selling merchandise that featured the latest right-wing craze: the slogan “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8.”  However, Cafe Press then changed …
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:   Sarah Palin Slams Weak Obama “Going Around the World Bowing” (Video)
Lee Fang / Think Progress:
1,500 Uninsured Arkansans Line Up For A Free Health Care Clinic  —  One out of every five people in Arkansas lacks health insurance coverage.  However, today over 1,500 uninsured Arkansans received health care at a free clinic hosted by Communities Are Responding Everyday (CARE) …
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Andrew Sullivan has discovered the Michelle Goldberg/Ann Althouse diavlog.  —  He says “Michelle Goldberg gets it.”  Fine, but did he get as far as this clip, where Michelle says something that makes me say, “You hear that, Andrew?”  ?  —  Goldberg went to Wasilla to report for The Nation during …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Michelle Goldberg Gets It
Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Register exclusive: Iowa Poll shows Obama approval rating below 50 percent  —  Fewer than half of Iowans approve of President Barack Obama's performance in office a year after he carried the state in the 2008 election, according to The Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll.
Discussion: Politics Daily and msnbc.com
 
 
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