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6:10 AM ET, December 17, 2009

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Igor / Think Progress:
Sen. Sanders: 'As of this point, I'm not voting for the bill.'  —  Moments ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that he is prepared to vote against the Senate health care bill in light of the recent decision to strip the public option and the Medicare buy-in provision from the legislation.
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Howard Dean / Washington Post:
Health-care bill wouldn't bring real reform  —  If I were a senator, I would not vote for the current health-care bill.  Any measure that expands private insurers' monopoly over health care and transfers millions of taxpayer dollars to private corporations is not real health-care reform.
The World Newser:
President Obama: Federal Government ‘Will Go Bankrupt’ if Health Care Costs Are Not Reined In  —  ABC's Karen Travers reports from Washington:  —  President Obama told ABC News' Charles Gibson in an interview that if Congress does not pass health care legislation that will bring down costs, the federal government “will go bankrupt.”
Karen Travers / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Defends Senate Health Care Bill, Says It Will Pass
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: Sanders “Not Voting” For Health Care Bill
Discussion: The Politico and TPMDC
blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Climategate goes SERIAL: now the Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data to exaggerate global warming  —  Climategate just got much, much bigger.  And all thanks to the Russians who, with perfect timing, dropped this bombshell just as the world's leaders are gathering …
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Christopher C. Horner / Big Government:
ClimateGate Just Got Much, Much Bigger  —  Over at ICECAP.us Meteorologist Joe D'Aleo has posted an item on a “Russian Bombshell” highly relevant to the ClimateGate scandal.  The Russian media first posted the story and now some Brits are loving it.  —  The long and the short …
Discussion: EU Referendum
RIA Novosti:
What the Russian papers say  —  MOSCOW, December 16 (RIA Novosti) Russia trading in diplomatic recognition / U.S. uses NATO as a tool to integrate Russia into its project for a new world order - expert / New round of struggle to end Cold War / Russia affected by Climategate /
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Guardian:
Miliband warns of Copenhagen ‘farce’  —  Climate talks at least 18 hours behind schedule as world leaders set to arrive in Copenhagen  —  The climate change summit in Copenhagen was in jeopardy tonight with the complex negotiations falling far behind schedule as the climate secretary, Ed Miliband, warned of a “farce”.
Discussion: Redhot
Steve McIntyre / Climate Audit:
IEA: Hadley Center “probably tampered with Russian climate data”
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
VIDEO PROOF- The Associated Press Just Lied For Al Gore
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Michael Moore calls for boycott of Connecticut  —  Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Thursday called for a boycott of the state of Connecticut in reaction to Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-Conn.) opposition to key provisions of healthcare reform legislation.  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Vote by Christmas in peril
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and The Foundry
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Sanders says ‘as of this point’ he won't vote for healthcare bill
Discussion: RedState
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Union pulls back on supporting bill
Caleb Howe / RedState:
Michael Moore To Boycott Constitution
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SERIOUSLY, FORGET THE RECALL.... Yesterday, Rep. Rosa DeLauro …
Discussion: TPMDC and Politics Daily
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Answering Nate Silver's 20 Questions on Killing the Senate Bill  —  Nate Silver has 20 questions for the “bill killers"-and I have 20 answers. … Killing the current deal does not preclude passing the good parts of health reform through reconciliation.  When they are forced to face passage …
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
20 Questions for Bill Killers  —  1. Over the medium term, how many other opportunities will exist to provide in excess of $100 billion per year in public subsidies to poor and sick people?  —  2. Would a bill that contained $50 billion in additional subsidies for people making less than 250% of poverty be acceptable?
Ezra Klein:
The importance of the individual mandate  —  Markos Moulitsas explains his opposition to the Senate bill, and says it all comes down to the individual mandate.  “Strip out the mandate,” he says, “and the rest of the bill is palatable.  It's not reform, but it's progress in the right direction.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
The Left Is Playing With Fire  —  Liberals frustrated with the decision to drop a public option are now attacking a core principle of health care reform: the individual mandate.  Greg Sargent and Ben Smith quote Jim Dean, brother of Howard, in an e-mail that just went out to Democracy for America:
CFACT:
CFACT drops the banner on Greenpeace ships in daring land and sea raids  —  Activists tag Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior with “Propaganda Warrior” banner; Arctic Sunrise hit with “Ship of Lies” banner earlier in the day  —  Global warming skeptics from CFACT yesterday pulled off …
Wall Street Journal:
Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones  —  $26 Software Is Used to Breach Key Weapons in Iraq; Iranian Backing Suspected  —  WASHINGTON — Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need …
Discussion: CBS News and TechCrunch
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Bills Pass on Debt and War Funds  —  WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday narrowly approved a short-term, $290 billion increase in federal borrowing power, setting the stage for a major fight over national fiscal policy in 2010.  —  As the House finished its business for the year, lawmakers …
Discussion: The Page
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CBS News:
U.S. National Debt Tops Debt Limit
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
NBC POLL: PUBLIC SOURS ON HEALTH REFORM  —  From NBC's Mark Murray  —  As the Senate sprints to pass a health-care bill by Christmas, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that those believing President Obama's health-reform plan is a good idea has sunk to its lowest level.
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New York Times:
Intelligence Improperly Collected on U.S. Citizens  —  WASHINGTON — In February, a Department of Homeland Security intelligence official wrote a “threat assessment” for the police in Wisconsin about a demonstration involving local pro- and anti-abortion rights groups.
Discussion: Emptywheel
Philip Klein / AmSpecBlog:
GOP: Dems Violated Senate Rules By Cutting off Reading of Sanders Amendment  —  The Senate Republican leadership believes that the parliamentarian allowed Democrats to violate the rules of the Senate by allowing Sen. Bernie Sanders to cut off the reading of his single-payer proposal.
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Lenore Taylor / TheAustralian:
Penny Wong jeered, Hugo Chavez cheered  —  THE Copenhagen climate summit was pretty much summed up in the high-level segment yesterday when Penny Wong's speech was interrupted by whistles and chanting and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez got a standing ovation.
JammieWearingFool:
BBC Asks ‘Should Homosexuals Face Execution’?  —  Just imagine if a conservative news outlet ever posted something like this. … Oh my.  Give a forum to the yahoos and they'll take advantage of it every time.  And these were moderated comments!
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Stephen Brook / Guardian:
BBC website: should gay people be executed?
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
 
 
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