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8:55 PM ET, December 6, 2009


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The Huffington Post:
Obama Silent On Public Option In Speech To Senators  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  As President Obama finished his speech to the Democratic caucus in the Capitol's Mansfield Room on Sunday afternoon, Joe Lieberman made his way over to Harry Reid.  —  The independent who still caucuses …
Jacob S. Hacker / The New Republic:
You Call This a Compromise?  —  As the Senate debates the health care bill put together by Majority Leader Reid, the scramble is on to come up with a new compromise regarding the public option—the public health insurance plan modeled after Medicare that will be offered within …
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama visits Hill to push health plan
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Note
Mike Tidwell / Washington Post:
To really save the planet, stop going green  —  As President Obama heads to Copenhagen next week for global warming talks, there's one simple step Americans back home can take to help out: Stop “going green.”  Just stop it.  No more compact fluorescent light bulbs.  No more green wedding planning.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Althouse
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
What Barack Obama Really Thinks Of The White House Press  —  We are past, for the moment, the White House “war” on Fox, such as it was.  (Obama did an interview with Fox News' Major Garrett a few weeks back, and General Petraeus is on Fox News Sunday today, with close Obama ally Dick Durbin.)
Marc Sheppard / American Thinker:
Understanding Climategate's Hidden Decline  —  Close followers of the Climategate controversy know that much of the mêlée surrounds an email in which Climate Research Unit (CRU) chief Phil Jones wrote about using “Mike's Nature Trick” (MNT) to “hide the decline.”
Discussion: EU Referendum
Daily Mail:
Were Russian security services behind the leak of ‘Climategate’ emails?  —  Suspicions were growing last night that Russian security services were behind the leaking of the notorious British ‘Climategate’ emails which threaten to undermine tomorrow's Copenhagen global warming summit.
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Stolen E-Mail, Stoking the Climate Debate  —  AS world leaders prepare to meet tomorrow in Copenhagen to address global warming, skeptics are pointing to e-mail hacked from a computer server at a British university as evidence that the conference may be much ado about nothing.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Romney: Pawlenty wrong on plan  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Sunday that Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has his facts wrong in criticizing the health care plan Romney instituted in his state.  —  Pawlenty has repeatedly pointed to the Massachusetts plan of his potential rival …
Discussion: The Page
Ben Frumin / TPM LiveWire:
Friedman Compares Afghanistan To ‘Special Needs Baby’  —  New York Times columnist, three-time Pulitzer winner and bestselling author Thomas Friedman compared Afghanistan to “a special needs baby” on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS today. … The author of “The World Is Flat” has a reputation for confused metaphors, but still...
Andrew Gilligan / Telegraph:
Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges  —  Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.  —  On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
May It All Come True  —  President Obama certainly showed leadership mettle in going against his own party's base and ordering a troop surge into Afghanistan.  He is going to have to be even more tough-minded, though, to make sure his policy is properly executed.  —  I've already explained why I oppose this escalation.
Tony Romm / The Hill:
Jones: Afghan war 2011 deadline a ‘slope,’ not a ‘cliff’
Discussion: The Politico and FP Passport
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Lady and the Tiger  —  They were both elegant and entitled swans, insulated in guarded enclaves, obsessed with protecting and promoting the Brand.  Then trouble trespassed into their privileged worlds and both responded the same foolish way.  —  They presumptuously put themselves beyond authority and …
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Obama meets Dems without addressing divisive issues  —  President Barack Obama gave Senate Democrats a “pep talk” on healthcare Sunday, telling them they stood to make history if they passed a bill expanding healthcare coverage to millions of Americans.  —  Obama, during a rare Sunday Democratic caucus …
Discussion: The Hill
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Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
U.S. relations with Honduras appear to be stabilizing after coup
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Negotiators at Climate Talks Face Deep Set of Fault Lines
Discussion: the talking dog and Beat the Press
Amotz Asa-El / Jerusalem Post:
Middle Israel: Obama's naivete will result in isolationism
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
Eric A. Stern / New York Times:
Yes, Miky, There Are Rabbis in Montana
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Obama's Logic Is No Match for Afghanistan
Discussion: The New Republic
Simpsons billionaire gets most write-in votes in NYC mayor race
Discussion: Blog P.I.
Mark Preston / CNN:
Democrats consider new presidential nominating process