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12:15 PM ET, December 7, 2009

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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.
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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 …
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 …
New York Times:
In Face of Skeptics, Experts Affirm Climate Peril  —  Just two years ago, a United Nations panel that synthesizes the work of hundreds of climatologists around the world called the evidence for global warming “unequivocal.”  —  But as representatives of about 200 nations converge in Copenhagen …
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 …
Richard Harris / NPR:
For Public, Climate Change Not A Priority Issue … text sizeAAA  —  Nearly 100 world leaders are expected to appear at the global warming talks that open Monday in Copenhagen.  This is an unprecedented showing of leadership for the issue.  Yet at the same time, public opinion of climate change …
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
U.N. leaders: Clock has ticked to zero
Discussion: The Swamp
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.
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.
David Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
Team of Ten's Goal: A Not-Quite-Public Plan  —  WANTED: A health insurance plan that seems to be government-run but is not actually government-run.  Must make voters feel like they are getting the same V.I.P. treatment as United States senators and representatives (who by law are actually not supposed to get any real V.I.P. treatment).
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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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.
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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 …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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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 …
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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.)
Sebastian Rotella / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. sees homegrown Muslim extremism as rising threat  —  This may have been the most dangerous year since 9/11, anti-terrorism experts say.  —  Reporting from Washington - The Obama administration, grappling with a spate of recent Islamic terrorism cases on U.S. soil …
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.”
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 …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to take up corruption law  —  ‘Honest services’ called too vague; prosecutors call provision vital  —  The Supreme Court this week will consider whether to apply the brakes to what critics have called a vague and limitless law that has proved essential to federal prosecutors …
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.
 
 
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