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6:25 PM ET, December 7, 2009

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Ezra Klein:
Exclusive: Medicare buy-in attracting interest in the public option negotiations  —  Sources who have been briefed on the negotiations say that Medicare buy-in is attracting the most interest.  Expanding Medicaid is running into more problems, though there's some appeal because …
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IdeaScale / The Huffington Post:
Senate Dems May Open Up Medicare To Pacify Progressives  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Senate Democrats are discussing the idea of expanding Medicare by lowering the age at which the elderly could enter the government-run insurance program, Democratic sources on the Hill tell the Huffington Post.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
GOP senators rebuke Reid's slavery remarks  —  Three Republican senators on Monday condemned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) comments that Republicans who oppose healthcare reform are akin to the opponents of abolition and women's suffrage.  —  “Folks tend to crack under pressure …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Yes We Should  —  From a personal perspective, this would be a godsend:
Discussion: Eschaton
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Obama administration will formally declare danger of carbon emissions  —  The Obama administration will formally declare Monday that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public's health and welfare, a move that lays the groundwork for an economy-wide carbon cap …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
An Affordable Truth  —  Maybe I'm naïve, but I'm feeling optimistic about the climate talks starting in Copenhagen on Monday.  President Obama now plans to address the conference on its last day, which suggests that the White House expects real progress.
Wall Street Journal:
Business Fumes Over EPA Rule  —  Carbon-Dioxide Emissions to Face Curbs  —  Officials gather in Copenhagen this week for an international climate summit, but business leaders are focusing even more on Washington, where the Obama administration is expected as early as Monday to formally declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant.
yosemite.epa.gov:
EPA: Greenhouse Gases Threaten Public Health and the Environment  —  Science overwhelmingly shows greenhouse gas concentrations at unprecedented levels due to human activity  —  WASHINGTON - After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and careful consideration of public comments …
Rasmussen Reports:
Tea Party Tops GOP on Three-Way Generic Ballot  —  Running under the Tea Party brand may be better in congressional races than being a Republican.  —  In a three-way Generic Ballot test, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Democrats attracting 36% of the vote.
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Ed Hornick / CNN:   Born in anger, Tea Party could split in anger
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
NPR reporter pressured over Fox role  —  Executives at National Public Radio recently asked the network's top political correspondent, Mara Liasson, to reconsider her regular appearances on Fox News because of what they perceived as the network's political bias, two sources familiar with the effort said.
Paul Krugman:
Unhelpful Hansen  —  James Hansen is a great climate scientist.  He was the first to warn about the climate crisis; I take what he says about coal, in particular, very seriously.  —  Unfortunately, while I defer to him on all matters climate, today's op-ed article suggests …
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
ACORN review: No illegality  —  An outside review of the beleaguered community group ACORN has found “serious management challenges,” but no pattern of illegal activity.  —  The review, commissioned by ACORN in the wake of a hidden video expose that showed a few of its employees appearing …
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Tony Romm / The Hill:
ACORN: Employees caught on tape violated no laws
Discussion: The Swamp
The Note:
Santorum: ‘Absolutely Taking a Look’ at Running in '12; Palin Will ‘Have to Do Some Explaining if She Runs’  —  ABC News' Rick Klein reports:  —  Former Sen. Rick Santorum has some more political travel on tap this week, with a trip scheduled for South Carolina to follow recent visits to Iowa …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Polls, Much Opposition to Health Care Plan Is From Left  —  Don't know why I didn't catch this earlier, but it strikes me as fairly important.  —  Ipsos/McClatchy put out a health care poll two weeks ago.  The topline results were nothing special: 34 percent favored …
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Checkmate: How Joe Lieberman Turned The Public Option Fight On Its Head  —  After Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) threw down the gauntlet on the public option, political observers and liberal critics had no shortage of theories.  Lieberman was rebelling against the liberal base.  Lieberman harbors animosity about 2006.
Jim Hoft / Big Government:
Fistgate: Barack Obama's Safe Schools Czar's 2000 Conference Promoted ‘Fisting’ to 14 Year-Olds  —  Barack Obama's Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings founded the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in 1990.  In 2007 Kevin Jennings was paid $273,573.96 as the executive director of GLSEN.
CNN:
President Obama to propose $200 billion for jobs creation  —  Washington (CNN) - President Obama will propose using $200 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to support creating jobs, White House officials confirmed Monda  —  The president, in an economic speech …
Discussion: Open Left and The Page
Wall Street Journal:
Girlfriends and Double Standards  —  Before Max Baucus there was Paul Wolfowitz.  Will the ethical uproar be the same?  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Here's a poser: Suppose a public official is accused of recommending his girlfriend for a promotion, though he was the one who first flagged …
CNN:
CNN Poll: Palin's popularity on the rise  —  Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin has erased her drop in the polls that followed her resignation as Alaska governor, according to new national survey.  —  But when it comes to opinions of Palin, a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday suggests …
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Nelson files his abortion amendment  —  Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch today filed their amendment to tighten restrictions on federal funding for abortion.  The amendment is likely to be debated on the floor tomorrow.  Most observers expect it to fail …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
After Brief Uptick, Obama Approval Slips to 47%  —  New low follows slight increase after announcement of Afghanistan policy  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama's presidential job approval rating is 47% in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update, a new low for his administration to date.
Washington Times:
Justice thwarts Black Panther subpoenas  —  The Obama team is covering up voter-intimidation evidence  —  Could it be that President Obama's legal team is imploding due to a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party?  So many new developments regarding the Black Panther case occurred …
Discussion: Neptunus Lex and Main Justice
Jay Cost / HorseRaceBlog:
Why Does the Public Oppose ObamaCare?  —  As the Senate debate drags on, public support for the Democratic health care reforms remains very weak.  The latest RealClearPolitics average shows just 40% in favor with nearly 49% opposed.  —  These figures remain a bit puzzling because individual items within the bills still poll strongly.
Discussion: Megan McArdle
Tim Pugmire / Minnesota Public Radio:
Bachmann wants a Palin book  —  Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she's not yet ready to back a 2012 presidential candidate.  —  Bachmann briefly talked politics with reporters this morning following a GOP State Capitol rally in support of a proposed constitutional amendment to cap state spending.
Discussion: TPMDC and Talking Points Memo
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Chicago Man Charged in Mumbai Massacre **Bumped**  —  It started as an odd case of the FBI raiding a meat packing plant with hundreds of agents and now it's morphed into something much bigger.  I've been telling you for weeks this was coming.  I guess it just seemed too hard to believe that an American was involved.
Discussion: Hot Air
Sarah Palin / To The Point News Syndicated:
SARAH AT THE GRIDIRON  —  [The Gridiron Club, founded in 1865, is the oldest and most prestigious journalist organization in Washington DC.  The annual Gridiron Dinner is attended by the media elite, at which the president is traditionally the speaker.  This year, President Zero …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Atlas Shrugs
Scott Horton / The Huffington Post:
Law School Study Finds Evidence Of Cover-Up After Three Alleged Suicides At Guantanamo In 2006  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  On the night of June 9-10 in 2006, three prisoners held at the Guantánamo prison's Camp Delta died under mysterious circumstances.
 
 
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