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5:30 PM ET, November 25, 2009

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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
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Obama to Offer Firm Pledge on Emissions Cuts in Copenhagen  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama is pledging a provisional target for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, the first time in more than a decade that an American administration has offered even a tentative promise …
Hollywoodreporter / The Live Feed | THR:
ABC announces Oprah-Obama Christmas special  —  The queen of daytime will interview the president of the country during an ABC holiday special that brings together Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.  —  The network has announced “Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special,” …
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Norm Eisen / White House.gov Blog Feed:
November Release of White House Visitor Records  —  Building upon last month's historic release of nearly 500 White House visitor records, today the White House releases more than 1,600 records of visits to the White House in response to another month's worth of requests.
Sharon Theimer / Associated Press:
AP Newsbreak: Records show WH health care talks
Discussion: The Politico, YID With LID and TPMDC
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Mulls New Panel to Tackle Deficit
David Colker / Los Angeles Times:
Google won't exclude distorted Michelle Obama image from its site  —  ‘We have, in general, a bias toward free speech,’ a Google spokesman says, explaining that offensiveness alone is not a reason to remove the image from the search index.  —  A crudely altered photograph of Michelle Obama …
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Ki Mae Heussner / ABCNEWS:
Blog Removes Offensive First Lady Image That Topped Google
Discussion: Telegraph and Guardian
Peter Wallsten / Wall Street Journal:
Dobbs Reaches Out to Latinos  —  Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, pondering a future in politics, is trying to wipe away his image as an enemy of Latino immigrants by positioning himself as a champion of that fast-growing ethnic bloc.  —  Mr. Dobbs, who left the network last week …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Phil Carter's resignation from key detainee policy post  —  Phillip Carter is a lawyer, a former Army Captain, a veteran of the Iraq War and a very harsh critic of the Bush administration's detention and interrogation policies.  He was a vigorous supporter of Barack Obama's campaign …
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Ezra Klein:
How a letter from 1964 shows what's wrong with the Senate today  —  One of the challenges in arguing about the use of the filibuster is that the filibuster has changed drastically in recent decades, but it's done so quietly.  Quietly enough that people don't really understand that it's changed at all.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Procedural Downward Spiral
Nick Schulz / The Enterprise Blog:
Help Wanted, No Private Sector Experience Required  —  A friend sends along the following chart from a J.P. Morgan research report.  It examines the prior private sector experience of the cabinet officials since 1900 that one might expect a president to turn to in seeking advice about helping the economy.
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Anchoress
Igor / Think Progress:
Palin Suggests Reforming Canada's Universal Health Care System: ‘Let The Private Sector Take Over’  —  Canadian comedian Mary Walsh (playing the character of Marg Delahunty) attended a Sarah Palin book signing in the United States last week and asked the “thrilla from Wasilla, the Alaskan Aphrodite” …
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Lee-Anne Goodman / Canadian Press:
Palin tells Marg Delahunty Canada should ‘dismantle’ public health-care system
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and Wonk Room
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Brooks' Error  —  Yesterday's David Brooks column featured an interesting, but factually inaccurate, critique of health reform legislation: … I suppose his out here is the use of the word “could funnel” but you're clearly supposed to understand that as will funnel.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin: 'We'll see' about run with Beck  —  Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday did not rule out running for president alongside Fox News host Glenn Beck in 2012.  —  Palin was asked during an interview with Fox News's “Fox & Friends” about the chances that she …
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Erik Kain / American Tory:
How Glenn Beck Can Save the Right
Discussion: Riehl World View
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.
Ezra Klein:
The behavioral economics of Thanksgiving  —  This column originally appeared in the Food section.  —  It happens every year.  It's not that you resolve to be virtuous on Thanksgiving, just reasonable.  Two plates of food, and no more.  One piece of pie, and that's enough.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Thanks for the Memories  —  At his Cabinet meeting Monday afternoon, President Obama took a moment to give thanks to his team.  —  Sipping a glass of water, the president offered special gratitude to the woman on his right.  —  “I advised this hard-working Cabinet to get a little bit of rest this week …
 
 
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James Traub / New York Times:
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George Monbiot / Guardian:
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Bail Offer for Roman Polanski Is Approved
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Video: Beck discourages re-enlistment under Obama?
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