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2:25 PM ET, December 8, 2009

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MyFox Twin Cities:
Man Chucks Tomatoes at Sarah Palin at MOA  —  The man misses and hits an officer instead  —  BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) - A man was arrested for throwing tomatoes at Sarah Palin during her book signing on Monday at the Mall of America.  —  Jeremy Olson, 33, allegedly threw two tomatoes …
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Stanley Fish / Opinionator:
Sarah Palin Is Coming to Town  —  When I walked into the Strand Bookstore in Manhattan last week, I headed straight for the bright young thing who wore an “Ask Me” button, and asked her to point me to the section of the store where I might find Sarah Palin's memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.”
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
And the media fawns all over Sarah Palin...
Discussion: US News and AMERICAblog News
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin dodges tomatoes
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and The Awl
Leo Standora / NY Daily News:
Man arrested for throwing tomatoes at Sarah Palin during ‘Going Rogue’ book signing
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Public option deal takes shape  —  A potential deal took shape Monday that could eliminate the public option from the Senate health reform bill, as Democrats weighed big expansions of both Medicare and Medicaid in a bid to break an impasse over the government insurance plan.
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Snowe Says She Opposes Medicare Buy-In Idea  —  Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) says a Medicare buy-in approach will be a hard sell with her.  She told reporters this afternoon that she's not inclined to support the idea, currently being discussed by liberal and conservative Democrats seeking a compromise on the public option.
Washington Post:
Lieberman assailed for role in health-care debate  —  Mischaracterization of public option alleged  —  Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.) has once again inserted himself into the middle of an inflamed partisan debate, raising questions about his motives, his ego and his fickle allegiance …
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Gibbs: Poll like a six-year-old … No comments yet.  Be the first!
Discussion: JOSHUAPUNDIT and Weasel Zippers
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: Voters are voting in Massachusetts!  —  1. It's zero hour in the Massachusetts Senate special election race to replace the late Ted Kennedy.  The action is all on the Democratic side but thanks to state Attorney General Martha Coakley's name identification and financial advantages …
John Vidal / Guardian:
Copenhagen talks in chaos after leak  —  Developing countries react furiously to leaked draft agreement that would hand more power to rich nations, sideline the UN's negotiating role and abandon the Kyoto protocol  —  The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today …
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
President Obama told me to stop ‘demeaning’ him, says Rep. Conyers  —  President Barack Obama recently called Rep. John Conyers Jr. to express his frustrations with the Judiciary Committee chairman's criticism.  —  In an interview with The Hill, Conyers said his opinions of Obama's policies …
Watts Up With That?:
The Smoking Gun At Darwin Zero  —  by Willis Eschenbach  —  People keep saying “Yes, the Climategate scientists behaved badly.  But that doesn't mean the data is bad.  That doesn't mean the earth is not warming.”  —  Darwin Airport - by Dominic Perrin via Panoramio  —  Let me start with the second objection first.
New York Times:
Obama Offers Help for Small Businesses  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama presented a series of initiatives on Tuesday aimed at turning around the nation's beleaguered job market, paying particular attention to increasing the hiring of small businesses by opening lines of credit and offering tax breaks …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Announces New Jobs Programs
Discussion: MyDD
Washington Post:
Obama preparing new push to add jobs, tackle deficit
George Monbiot / Guardian:
The climate denial industry is out to dupe the public.  And it's working  —  Think environmentalists are stooges?  You're the unwitting recruit of a hugely powerful oil lobby - I've got the proof  —  Read the case notes for this article here  —  When you survey the trail of wreckage left …
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Fox fudges poll numbers to claim 120 percent of the public believes scientists falsify global warming data.  —  Last week, Fox and Friends showed a Rasmussen poll graphic revealing that a whopping 120 percent of the American public believes scientists may be falsifying research to support their own theories on global warming:
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Suzi Gablik / Virgil Speaks:
Why I'm Not a Liberal Anymore  —  Maybe the initial illuminating moment came when I learned that Tom Hayden, the anti-Vietnam war activist, had removed the Obama bumper sticker from his car.  All I know is that I can hardly stand reading the Huffington Post these days.
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Charles Duhigg / New York Times:
Millions in U.S. Drink Dirty Water, Records Show  —  More than 20 percent of the nation's water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data.  —  That law requires communities to deliver safe tap water to local residents.
David Brooks / New York Times:
An Innovation Agenda  —  The economy seems to be stabilizing, and this has prompted a shift in the public mood.  Raw fear has given way to anxiety that the recovery will be feeble and drab.  Companies are hoarding cash.  Banks aren't lending to small businesses.  Private research spending is drifting downward.
New York Times:
Coordinated Bombings in Baghdad Kill at Least 121  —  BAGHDAD — A series of devastating car bombings rocked Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 121 people and wounding hundreds more, according to preliminary accounts by witnesses, the police and hospital officials.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Fistgate II: High School Students Given “Fisting Kits” At Kevin Jennings' GLSEN Conference (Photo)  —  In March 2000 the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) organization of Massachusetts held its 10 Year Anniversary GLSEN/Boston conference at Tufts University.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin: Huck made ‘horrible decision’  —  Sarah Palin says former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made a “horrible decision” nine years ago in granting clemency to a man suspected of killing four police officers two weeks ago in Washington state.  —  “It was a bad decision obviously …
Discussion: Think Progress and GOP 12
The Huffington Post:
Durbin: Banks And GOP Made A Pact To Kill Regulatory Reform  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  In a little-noticed but potentially explosive remark last Friday, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) accused Republican leadership of signing a political pact with the banking industry …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Palin Bowls While Romney Skis  —  One of the popular framing devices during last year's Democratic primary was suggesting that the candidates appealed to different demographic categories, “beer-track Democrats” (Clinton) versus “wine-track Democrats"(Obama).  Could a similar juxtaposition be at hand for Republicans?
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
 
 
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
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Tony Romm / The Hill:
Pres. Obama touts new tax cuts, investments in jobs speech
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Rockefeller Whacks Conrad For Criticizing Medicare Buy-In …
David Segal / New York Times:
Debt Raters Avoid Overhaul After Crisis
CNN:
CNN Poll: Skepticism on global warming heating up?
Discussion: The Politico and Hot Air