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6:45 PM ET, November 28, 2009


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Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Afghans Detail a Secret Prison Still Operating on a U.S. Base  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — An American military detention camp in Afghanistan is still holding inmates for sometimes weeks at a time and without access to the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to human rights researchers …
Washington Post:
2 Afghans allege abuse at U.S. site
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Ten ‘principles’ could keep thinkers away from the GOP  —  Some people can't stand prosperity, my father used to say.  Today, he might be talking about Republicans, who, in the midst of declining support for President Obama's hope-and-change agenda, are considering a “purity” …
Watts Up With That?:
Mann to be investigated by Penn State University review  —  This statement was released by Penn State here.  Oddly, while mentioning the NAS report, there is no mention of the Congressional commissioned Wegman report, which you can see here full report (PDF).  Or for a quick read the fact-sheet (PDF).
Tiger Woods: Injuries Caused by Wife, Not SUV  —  Tiger Woods did not suffer facial lacerations from a car accident.  They were inflicted by his wife, Elin Nordegren — according to a conversation Woods had Friday after the accident.  —  Tiger has yet to be formally interviewed …
Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
What Story?  — By: Mark Steyn  —  Michael Gerson has lousy timing.  In The Washington Post, in one of those now familiar elegies for old media, he writes:  —  And the whole system is based on a kind of intellectual theft.  Internet aggregators (who link to news they don't produce) …
David Sirota / Salon:
How dare you criticize wasteful defense spending!  —  So you think it's only terrorist-appeasing lefties who are down on Pentagon profligacy?  Think again  —  Pop quiz — name the political leader who said the following:  —  “We must be willing to pull the plug before sinking more dollars …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Really, Peter Orszag!?!  Your Critics Have No Ideas for Controlling Cost?  —  During a conference call with reporters, Peter Orszag defended the Senate health care reform bill's minor cost-control measures: … This must be a joke.  Ron Brownstein's pathetic article was “thorough” …
Discussion: Eschaton
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Towns will investigate Secret Service  —  The chairman of the House's top investigative committee said he will review Secret Service security practices after the agency allowed an uninvited couple into the Obama administration's first state dinner.  —  Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.) …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GIVE VOTERS A REASON.... The latest Research 2000 poll for Daily Kos included the usual question on the generic congressional ballot, with Dems still enjoying a modest edge over Republicans, 37% to 32%, with 31% unsure.  Democratic numbers were strongest in the Northeast (53% Dems, 7% GOP) …
Ben Bernanke / Washington Post:
The right fix for the Fed  —  For many Americans, the financial crisis, and the recession it spawned, have been devastating — jobs, homes, savings lost.  Understandably, many people are calling for change.  Yet change needs to be about creating a system that works better, not just differently.
Dan Levin / New York Times:
China Jails Environmentalist Wanted in U.S.  —  DALI, China — Justin Franchi Solondz, an environmental activist from New Jersey who spent years evading charges of ecoterrorism in the United States by hiding out in China, was sentenced to three years in prison by a local court on Friday …
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Ho hum.  Just another would-be domestic terrorist found with a bomb-making lab.  Nothing to see here, just move along  —  Gee, for some reason, this story hasn't managed to make it out of the local news and into the national headlines: … Of course, if this had been a Muslim extremist caught …
Tony Pugh / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Expiring insurance subsidy imperils laid-off Americans  —  WASHINGTON — Just before Don Hall and his family left town for Thanksgiving, the laid-off manufacturing supervisor from Castalia, Ohio, wrote a $763.81 check to his health insurance company for his December payment.
Discussion: Emptywheel
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Ellen Goodman / Seattle Times:
Mammogram flap a case of communication malpractice
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Kristin M. Kraemer / Tri-City Herald:
Palin participates in Turkey Trot (w/ photo galleries)
Michael F. Cannon / Cato @ Liberty:
ObamaCare's Cost Could Top $6 Trillion
Discussion: Hot Air and TPMDC
Colleen Long / Associated Press:
NYC mayor spent a record $102M to win a 3rd term
Discussion: The Page
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
Afghans Offer Jobs to Taliban Rank and File if They Defect
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