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10:30 AM ET, December 2, 2009

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Washington Post:
Obama's Afghan policy speech at West Point  —  Following is the transcript of President Obama's speech Tuesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. (The Post's report on the president's address is here.)  —  Thank you.  Please be seated.  —  Good evening.
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
This I Believe  —  Let me start with the bottom line and then tell you how I got there: I can't agree with President Obama's decision to escalate in Afghanistan.  I'd prefer a minimalist approach, working with tribal leaders the way we did to overthrow the Taliban regime in the first place.
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
A Disappointing Speech in Support of the Right Policy  —  President Obama's speech on Afghanistan was disappointing.  Yes, the policy is right: more troops, a counter-insurgency strategy, a stronger alliance with Pakistan.  But the personal commitment of the president to pursue the war …
Paul / Power Line:
What I heard tonight  —  Earlier today I wondered whether President Obama's speech about Afghanistan would sound more like a description of a war plan or a structured settlement of a legal dispute.  What I heard tonight tilted decidedly in the latter direction.
Huma Khan / ABCNEWS:
McCain:Obama's Timeline for Withdrawal will ‘Embolden Enemies’
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Lunch With The President: The Politics Of Obama's War Plan
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog:
Obama lunches with top political writers
the Medium Lobster / Fafblog:   Victory Science  —  Let us never forget just what's at stake …
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Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Matthews on Obama's Speech at West Point: He ‘Went to Maybe the Enemy Camp Tonight’  —  Chris Matthews with possibly the stupidest comment of the night after Obama's speech at West Point.  A military installation is “the enemy camp” Chris?  Unbelievable. … Matthews was already back tracking a bit later in the evening.
Ronald Bailey / Reason:
The Scientific Tragedy of Climategate  —  Can climate change science recover from the damage done by leaked emails?  —  Climategate.  What a hot mess.  Researchers at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia and their colleagues around the globe may have fiddled …
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Megan McArdle:
Climategate III: The Mystery of the Missing Data
New York Post:
No data = no science
Discussion: The New Republic
Josh Cohen / Google News Blog:
Google and paid content  —  As newspapers consider charging for access to their online content, some publishers have asked: Should we put up pay walls or keep our articles in Google News and Google Search?  In fact, they can do both - the two aren't mutually exclusive.
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BBC:
Google to limit free news access  —  Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced.  —  The concession follows claims from some media companies that the search engine is profiting from online news pages.
Hotline On Call:
Tanner To Retire  —  Rep. John Tanner (D-TN), a leading Blue Dog Dem, will retire at the end of his current term, Dem sources tell Hotline OnCall.  —  [UPDATE: Tanner released a statement late tonight confirming the news.  “Betty Ann and I had considered retiring in 2007 at the end of the 110th Congress …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THERE ARE 39 OTHER GOP SENATORS.... NBC News announced the line-up for this week's “Meet the Press.”  Take a wild guess who'll be on. … I especially loved the “Exclusive!” with the exclamation point, as if this were a rare, special occurrence.  —  For those keeping score at home …
Discussion: msnbc.com
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
An Open Letter from Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg  —  It has been a great year for making the world more open and connected.  Thanks to your help, more than 350 million people around the world are using Facebook to share their lives online.  —  To make this possible …
 
 
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