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9:30 AM ET, December 7, 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 …
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Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Obama meets Dems without addressing divisive issues; negotiations continue
Discussion: Commentary and The Hill
Ezra Klein:
Two-thirds of Americans don't understand the public option
Discussion: TalkLeft and Matthew Yglesias
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.)
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
NPR reporter pressured over Fox role
Discussion: Dependable Renegade
Washington Post:
McChrystal's plan for Afghanistan war remains largely intact  —  When he finishes testifying on Capitol Hill this week, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, will return to Kabul to implement a war strategy that is largely unchanged after a three-month-long White House review of the conflict.
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Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
No Firm Plans for a U.S. Exit in Afghanistan  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration sent a forceful public message Sunday that American military forces could remain in Afghanistan for a long time, seeking to blunt criticism that President Obama had sent the wrong signal in his war-strategy speech …
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
U.S. Forecasts Smaller Loss From Bailout of Banks  —  WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department expects to recover all but $42 billion of the $370 billion it has lent to ailing companies since the financial crisis began last year, with the portion lent to banks actually showing a slight profit, according to a new Treasury report.
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Page
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Deborah Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Estimated TARP Cost Is Cut by $200 Billion
Guardian:
'14 days to seal history's verdict'  —  This editorial calling for action from world leaders on climate change is published today by 56 newspapers around the world in 20 languages  —  Copenhagen climate change summit - opening day liveblog  —  Today 56 newspapers in 45 countries …
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Ian Katz / Guardian:
How the global editorial came about
Discussion: Tim Blair and DaTechguy's Blog
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.
Steven Hayward / No Left Turns:
Climate Scientist to Revkin: “we can no longer trust you” to carry water for us.  —  Okay folks, here comes a new e-mail from the climate community yesterday that I did not hack (I was copied on it), and it is a case study in not getting it.  Back story: Ever since Chris Horner …
The Independent:
Home > News > World > Europe  —  The news that a leaked set of emails appeared to show senior climate scientists had manipulated data was shocking enough.  Now the story has become more remarkable still.  —  The computer hack, said a senior member of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change …
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The Huffington Post:
Palin's Father: She Left Hawaii Because Asians Made Her Uncomfortable  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Did Sarah Palin leave Hawaii because there were too many Asians?  In the New Yorker review of “Going Rogue,” Sam Tanenhaus writes that Palin's father suggested as much to the reporters who wrote “Sarah From Alaska.”
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.
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
Why is Barney Frank So Effing Mad?  —  The powerful Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is doing his best to rein in Wall Street.  You got a problem with that?  —  Steven Crowley / The New York Times-Redux  —  From the magazine issue dated Dec 14, 2009
Thomas H. Maugh II / Los Angeles Times:
Pearl Harbor mini-submarine mystery solved?  —  Researchers think they have found the remains of a Japanese mini-submarine that probably fired on U.S. battleships on Dec. 7, 1941.  —  Japanese warplanes hit, from left, the USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee and USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.
Discussion: The Confluence
David Derbyshire / Daily Mail:
Copenhagen climate change summit to produce as much CO2 as an African country  —  It is being hyped as the summit that will save the planet.  —  But according to critics, next week's climate change talks in Copenhagen are more likely to cost the earth.  —  Researchers have estimated …
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Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Cadets left with ‘a real clarity about our mission’
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Discussion: The Daily Dish
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Secret Service counts 91 breaches
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and The Page
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: Clinton wades into MA-Senate; Palin at Gridiron
Haaretz:
For first time, settlers plan mass protests within Green Line
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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ZIP / Weasel Zippers:
Charles Johnson Shocked, SHOCKED to Learn There are Actually People …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Romney: Pawlenty wrong on plan
Discussion: The Page
Ben Frumin / TPM LiveWire:
Friedman Compares Afghanistan To ‘Special Needs Baby’
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN