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11:05 AM ET, November 30, 2009

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Seattle Times:
Maurice Clemmons, man wanted for questioning, has troubling criminal history  —  Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing this morning of four Lakewood police officers, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health.
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Michelle Malkin:
Violent felon granted clemency by Huckabee now sought in Lakewood, WA police ambush; Update: Huck PAC posts statement; Update: SWAT team surrounds Clemmons' family home  —  Scroll for updates...SWAT team reportedly surrounded a Clemmons family home late Sunday...KIRO TV in Seattle has details …
Huck PAC:
STATEMENT REGARDING WASHINGTON STATE SLAYINGS  —  The senseless and savage execution of police officers in Washington State has saddened the nation, and early reports indicate that a person of interest is a repeat offender who once lived in Arkansas and was wanted on outstanding warrants here and in Washington State.
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns and Money:
Dumond This Isn't  —  Given Huckabee's gruesome history on related matters, it's tempting to say that he deserves any demagoguery he's on the receiving end of because of this.  But it would be wrong.  As Matt says, on its face there's nothing unreasonable about granting clemency …
New York Times:
Man Said to Be Cornered in Tacoma Shooting  —  LAKEWOOD, Wash. — The police cornered a man suspected of gunning down four uniformed officers in a Seattle home early Monday and said he might have died from a gunshot wound, according to news reports.  —  Ed Troyer, a spokesman …
Discussion: Politics Daily and Seattle Times
New York Times:
Obama's Speech on Afghanistan to Envision Exit  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to lay out a timeframe for ultimately winding down the American involvement in the war in Afghanistan when he announces his decision this week to send more forces, senior administration officials said Sunday.
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Washington Post:
Palin particularly popular among fans of Limbaugh and Beck  —  Sarah Palin may or may not run for president in 2012, but she is already the overwhelming favorite in the Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck primaries.  —  In a new Washington Post poll, Palin beats other GOP leaders on two questions …
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Washington Post:
Today's GOP is both united and divided  —  Opposition to Obama is strong, but Republicans are split on GOP's direction and leaders  —  The Republican rank and file is largely in sync with GOP lawmakers in their staunch opposition to efforts by President Obama and Democrats …
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Dems seek deal as Sen. debate begins  —  TAGS: - Senate, - Health Care Reform, - Mitch McConnell, - Harry Reid, - Chuck Schumer, - Evan Bayh, - Olympia Snowe, - Joe Lieberman, - Blanche Lincoln, - Ben Nelson.  Tom Coburn  —  After months of buildup, the historic debate on health care reform opens …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans Still Leaning Against Healthcare Legislation  —  Majority disapprove of Obama's handling of the issue  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans currently tilt against Congress' passing healthcare legislation, with 49% saying they would advise their member to vote against a bill …
John F. Harris / The Politico:
7 stories Obama doesn't want told  —  Presidential politics is about storytelling.  Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds.  —  No one understands this better …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Jobs Imperative  —  If you're looking for a job right now, your prospects are terrible.  There are six times as many Americans seeking work as there are job openings, and the average duration of unemployment — the time the average job-seeker has spent looking for work — is more than six months, the highest level since the 1930s.
Wall Street Journal:
In Elections, Honduras Defeats Chávez  —  The tiny country beats back the colonial aspirations of its neighbors.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Unless something monumental happens in the Western Hemisphere in the next 31 days, the big regional story for 2009 will be how tiny Honduras managed …
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John Mark Reynolds / Evangel:
Done at Last: Ten Final Thoughts on Palin and “Going Rogue”  —  This was a bad and unhelpful book.  —  It was not bad because it was simple.  Goldwater (or his ghost) used fewer pages in Conscience of a Conservative and said more.  It was not bad because it was autobiographical.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Theocon On “Going Rogue”
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The face of rotted Washington  —  Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh — who was one of the most vocal cheerleaders for the invasion of Iraq, talks excitedly about punishing, and even bombing, Iran, and is now demanding full-scale escalation in Afghanistan — was on Fox News yesterday and highlighted …
Discussion: Think Progress
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Tariq Ramadan / Guardian:
My compatriots' vote to ban minarets is fuelled by fear
Wall Street Journal:
500,000 Iranian Centrifuges  —  Tehran ups the ante again as diplomacy goes nowhere.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Mohamed ElBaradei caps his contentious and ultimately failed 12-year stint as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency today, having spent many years enabling Iran's nuclear bids …
Discussion: Swampland, Commentary and Flopping Aces
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Niall Ferguson / Newsweek:
An Empire at Risk  —  We won the cold war and weathered 9/11.  But now economic weakness is endangering our global power. … From the magazine issue dated Dec 7, 2009  —  Call it the fractal geometry of fiscal crisis.  If you fly across the Atlantic on a clear day …
 
 
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