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9:55 AM ET, November 25, 2009

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David Derbyshire / Daily Mail:
Scientist in climate change ‘cover-up’ storm told to quit  —  The scientist at the heart of the climate change scandal was under growing pressure to quit last night.  —  George Monbiot, a leading environmentalist, said Phil Jones should resign from the Climatic Research Unit over leaked emails …
Troutfishyman / Bloomberg:
Congress May Probe Leaked Global Warming E-Mails
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
U.S. Strategy on Afghanistan Will Contain Many Messages  —  WASHINGTON—In declaring Tuesday that he would “finish the job” in Afghanistan, President Obama used a phrase clearly meant to imply that even as he deploys an additional 30,000 or so troops, he has finally figured out how to bring the eight-year-long conflict to an end.
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Telegraph:
Bob Ainsworth criticises Barack Obama over Afghanistan  —  Bob Ainsworth, the defence secretary, has blamed Barack Obama and the United States for the decline in British public support for the war in Afghanistan.  —  Mr Ainsworth took the unprecedented step of publicly criticising …
New York Times:
Obama May Add 30,000 Troops in Afghanistan
Rowan Scarborough / Fox News:
Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist  —  Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Three Navy SEALs court-martialed after giving most-wanted Iraqi terrorist a fat lip
Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Modern Flourishes as Obamas Host State Dinner  —  WASHINGTON — It is an old tradition, a White House dinner governed by ritual and protocol that happens to be this city's hottest social event.  But at their first state dinner on Tuesday night, President Obama and his wife, Michelle …
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Anahad O'Connor / The Caucus:
A Stylish State Dinner, With Typos  —  The White House pulled out all the stops in preparation for President Barack Obama's first state dinner on Tuesday night, hiring a new florist, selecting a renowned guest chef, and even inviting a number of high-profile musicians to perform.
Discussion: Indecision Forever and The Page
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Key coordinator of detainee policy quits  —  A key official in the Obama administration's effort to remake detention policy and close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay has resigned.  —  Phillip Carter, who was appointed deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee policy in April …
Discussion: Invictus
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Carol Rosenberg / MiamiHerald.com:
Detainee policy appointee quits Pentagon post  —  The Pentagon's top detainee affairs policy appointee has quit the Defense Department just seven months into the job, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.  —  Phillip Carter, a former Army captain and Iraq War veteran, had been an outspoken critic …
Discussion: Emptywheel
Wall Street Journal:
The Uncertainty Economy  —  Tim Geithner is not the Democrats' biggest problem.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Preparing to write about yesterday's downward revision in third-quarter GDP, we were tempted to say the Obama Administration has hit a speed-bump on its promised exit out of the recession.
Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
Police: Sparkman Committed Suicide, Made It Look Like Murder For Insurance Scam  —  Census worker Bill Sparkman committed suicide and deliberately made it look like murder as part of an insurance scam, Kentucky state police have concluded.  —  State police, working with the FBI …
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Michelle Malkin:
When will the Left retract the Kentucky census worker case smear?
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Lou Dobbs Weighs Senate Run, as a Steppingstone  —  The Lou Dobbs-for-Senate rumor had barely crested when the Lou Dobbs-for-president rumor suddenly overtook it this week.  —  Mr. Dobbs, the former cable television anchor of the sonorous voice and tough-talking immigration politics …
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Peter Wallsten / Wall Street Journal:
Dobbs Reaches Out to Latinos
Us Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie Not a Fan of Obama  —  Barack Obama does not have Angelina Jolie's seal of approval.  —  “She hates him,” a source close to the U.N. goodwill ambassador, 34, tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands now).  —  “She's into education and rehabilitation and thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama's Approval Slide Finds Whites Down to 39%  —  Support has declined much more among whites than among nonwhites  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Since the start of his presidency, U.S. President Barack Obama's approval rating has declined more among non-Hispanic whites than among nonwhites …
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Erik Wemple / City Desk:
Breaking: Washington Post to Close Bureaus in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles  —  According to an informed source, the Washington Post will soon announce that it will close its news bureaus in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as part of a cost-saving measure.
Discussion: Politics Daily, Mediaite and Gawker
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Joe Klein / Time:
Obama's First Year Policies Need Time to Settle In  —  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates listen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Cabinet meeting at the White House  —  Over the past few weeks, Barack Obama has been criticized for the following …
The Huffington Post:
Mark Halperin's Mary Landrieu Photoshop: Pure Class  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  As many of you know, Mark Halperin is this babbling idiot whom Time magazine hired to cobble together this insipid web product called “The Page,” which is designed to scam people looking for trenchant …
Editor and Publisher:
Have the Media ‘Falsely Framed’ ACORN?  —  (Commentary) A pimp and a prostitute walk into an office.  It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it wasn't for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.  —  Until recently, ACORN, the largest community organizing group in the country …
Gautam Naik / Wall Street Journal:
Energy Push Spurs Shift in U.S. Science  —  OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The Obama administration's push to solve the nation's energy problems, a massive federal program that rivals the Manhattan Project, is spurring a once-in-a-generation shift in U.S. science.  —  The government's multibillion-dollar push …
Discussion: The Big Picture
Kevin Sack / New York Times:
From the Hospital to Bankruptcy Court  —  NASHVILLE — Some of the debtors sitting forlornly in this city's old stone bankruptcy court have lost a job or gotten divorced.  Others have been summoned to face their creditors because they spent mindlessly beyond their means.
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Massachusetts Democratic Senate Primary  —  Coakley Still Ahead Among Massachusetts Democrats Seeking Kennedy's Senate Seat  —  Attorney General Martha Coakley holds a 15-point lead among likely Democratic Primary voters in Massachusetts in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy.
PBS:
FRONTLINE CORRESPONDENT LOWELL BERGMAN INVESTIGATES THE MASSIVE CONSUMER LOAN INDUSTRY  —  As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington and staggering new rates of default and bankruptcy, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman investigates the future …
 
 
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Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
Analysis: Obama makes decisions slowly, and with head, not gut
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Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
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Helen Pidd / Guardian:
Banker robbed rich to give to poor
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Is Obama's star dimming as U.S. stock drops?
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
“Hope Is Fading Fast”: A Devastating Take on The Iconic Obama Poster
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Hoffman concedes, again
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR suspended Uri Berliner for five days without pay, starting on April 12, after he wrote an essay accusing NPR of losing the public's trust

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