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3:55 AM ET, November 29, 2009

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Jonathan Leake / Times of London:
Climate change data dumped  —  SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.  —  It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show …
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Robert Mendick / Telegraph:
Climategate: University of East Anglia U-turn in climate change row  —  Leading British scientists at the University of East Anglia, who were accused of manipulating climate change data - dubbed Climategate - have agreed to publish their figures in full.  —  The U-turn by the university follows …
Christopher Booker / Telegraph:
Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation  —  Our hopelessly compromised scientific establishment cannot be allowed to get away with the Climategate whitewash, says Christopher Booker  —  A week after my colleague James Delingpole, on his Telegraph blog …
Discussion: EU Referendum
Jon Meacham / Newsweek:
Why Dick Cheney Should Run in 2012  —  From the magazine issue dated Dec 7, 2009  —  Gallup is not asking about him in its prospective polling, and his daughter Liz's recent Fox News Sunday allusion to a presidential run provoked good-natured laughter, as though the suggestion were just a one-liner.
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
U.S. Will Push Mortgage Firms to Reduce More Loan Payments  —  The Obama administration on Monday plans to announce a campaign to pressure mortgage companies to reduce payments for many more troubled homeowners, as evidence mounts that a $75 billion taxpayer-financed effort aimed at stemming foreclosures is foundering.
Discussion: naked capitalism
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Veteran Times sportswriter Mike Penner dead  —  Mike Penner, the veteran Los Angeles Times sportswriter who made international headlines in 2007 when he announced he was transsexual and began working under the byline “Christine Daniels,” has died.  —  Colleagues said today that Penner …
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
By January, he will have accomplished more than any first-year president since Franklin Roosevelt.  —  About one thing, left and right seem to agree these days: Obama hasn't done anything yet.  Maureen Dowd and Dick Cheney have found common ground in scoffing at the president's “dithering.”
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
4,000 Patriots Rally With James O'Keefe at St. Louis Tea Party Protest  —  4,000 patriots rallied in St. Louis today.  —  James O'Keefe of ACORN-busting fame, headlined the Holiday Tea Party Protest.  —  Robert Brenner took this photo from the top level of a parking garage next to the park.
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).
William Yardley / New York Times:
Protecting the Forests, and Hoping for Payback  —  SISTERS, Ore. — A patch of ponderosa pines here in the Deschutes National Forest has been carefully pruned over the last few years to demonstrate the United States Forest Service's priorities in the changing West: improving forest health …
Discussion: Don Surber
Ken Layne / Wonkette:
Sarah Palin Quits 5K Charity Run, Too  —  Yikes, did we imply Sarah Palin was acting like a “normal 'Merikun” in eastern Washington State for Thanksgiving?  Sorry about that!  Palin was just being a Prima Donna nutcase, like always.  —  First, enjoy this local-news video report about Sarah's visit to the …
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Kristin M. Kraemer / Tri-City Herald:
Palin participates in Turkey Trot (w/ photo galleries)
New York Times:
Diplomacy 101  —  We were thrilled when President Obama decided to plunge fully into the Middle East peace effort.  He appointed a skilled special envoy, George Mitchell, and demanded that Israel freeze settlements, Palestinians crack down on anti-Israel violence and Arab leaders demonstrate their readiness to reach out to Israel.
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.) …
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The Hill:
Afghanistan action could test alliance between Obama, Pelosi
David Sirota / Salon:
How dare you criticize wasteful defense spending!
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Tony Pugh / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Expiring insurance subsidy imperils laid-off Americans
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Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Really, Peter Orszag!?!  Your Critics Have No Ideas for Controlling Cost?
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Michael F. Cannon / Cato @ Liberty:
ObamaCare's Cost Could Top $6 Trillion