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2:50 PM ET, December 17, 2009

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Andy Stern / SEIU:
Letter from President Andy Stern to SEIU members: Where do we go from here?  —  A little over a year ago, you stood up and showed a nation that Yes, We Can.  You knocked on doors, picked up phones, wrote your friends and family and neighbors and helped ring in a resounding victory.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Axelrod: Left ‘insane’ to sink bill  —  Trying to stave off a sudden fusillade from the left, White House senior adviser David Axelrod said Thursday that Howard Dean's criticisms of health-care reform are “predicated on a bunch of erroneous conclusions” and that for progressives to torpedo the legislation …
Matthew Dowd / Washington Post:
Success on health reform holds risks for Democrats  —  President Obama needs an exit strategy.  I am not referring to Afghanistan or Iraq (though there are quite a few similarities between the situation Obama is in on health-care reform and the political difficulties President George W. Bush faced on Iraq).
Igor / Think Progress:
Sen. Sanders: 'As of this point, I'm not voting for the bill.'
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Sorry, Senator Kerry
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Vote by Christmas in peril
Discussion: Townhall.com
David Sirota / The Huffington Post:
Howard Dean, Movement Leader
Howard Dean / Washington Post:
Health-care bill wouldn't bring real reform
Keith Olbermann / msnbc.com:
Ruined Senate bill unsupportable
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and Raw Story
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:   Democrats can't blame Bush for their troubles
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Howard Dean's Flip-Flops
The Huffington Post:
SEIU Urges Changes In Senate Health Care Bill, Calls Out Obama
Discussion: The New Republic and RedState
The Hill:
Nelson a ‘no’ on health reform bill pending further changes  —  Centrist Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.) won't advance healthcare reform efforts unless further changes are made, the senator said Thursday afternoon.  —  Nelson said that modifications to the bill, including provisions …
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Peter Wallsten / Wall Street Journal:
Democrat Blues Grow Deeper in New Poll  —  For First Time, Voters Split Over Who They Want in Control After 2010 Elections, and Obama's Approval Rating Falls Below 50%  —  President Obama makes a statement on health care after meeting with Senators on Tuesday.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Nelson rejects abortion compromise  —  In an interview Thursday with a Nebraska radio station, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said new compromise language on abortion funding is unacceptable.  —  “As it is right now, without further modifications, it isn't sufficient,” Nelson told KLIN radio in Lincoln, NE.
The Hill:
House narrowly passes Pelosi's $174B jobs bill
TMZ.com:
Sarah Palin's McCain Cover Up  —  For the first time ever, Sarah Palin used her head to make a searing political comment — a frontal attack on Sen. John McCain.  —  The failed Vice Presidential nominee took time off from shilling her book to vacation with her son Trig …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Palin supports McCain ‘100 percent’  —  Declaring that she “was honored and proud to run with him,” former Alaska governor Sarah Palin pushed back hard Wednesday against a report that she had disrespected Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation.
TMZ.com:
Todd Palin Goes Rogue with Message Tee  —  Taking a cue from Sarah Palin's McCain Visor-Gate, Todd Palin is now speaking his mind with the use of bad fashion too.  —  The failed Vice Presidential nominee's man-wife was spotted in President Barack Obama's birth state of Hawaii on Wednesday wearing …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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 …
Tom Coburn / Wall Street Journal:
The Health Bill Is Scary  —  Government guidelines would likely have forbidden the test I used to discover Sheila's cancer.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  I recently suggested that seniors will die sooner if Congress actually implements the Medicare cuts in the health-care bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE KIND OF DEBATE THAT'S LONG OVERDUE.... Maybe this is an …
Robert Pear / New York Times:
In Senate Health Showdown, Round Goes to G.O.P.
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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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
20 Questions, 20 Responses  —  I'm happy that this debate seems to be evolving into something a little more civilized on all sides.  This is my response to Markos Moulitsas (DK) at Daily Kos and Jon Walker (JW) at FireDogLake who were kind enough to respond to the 20 questions I posed earlier.
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Rasmussen Reports:
50% Now Say Global Warming Caused by Long-Term Planetary Trends, Political Class Strongly Disagrees  —  Public skepticism about the officially promoted cause of global warming has reached an all-time high among Americans.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% …
Discussion: Commentary and YID With LID
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Election 2010: Missouri Senate
Washington Times:
Walpin-gate may snag Mrs. Obama  —  Skullduggery alleged in White House dismissal of inspector general  —  No inspector general can unearth corruption without access to his office, computer or staff.  An “administrative leave” putting an IG in that position has the same effect, for all intents and purposes, as an immediate firing.
Discussion: The Other McCain
Free exchange:
From the horse's mouth  —  I FEAR that I am exhausting readers' patience with my continued writing about the Federal Reserve's decision to ignore, more or less, the fact that the unemployment rate in America is at 10% and is unlikely to return to normal levels for at least a half decade.
Discussion: Will Wilkinson
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Real Time Economics:
Sen. Vitter Presents End-of-Term Exam For Bernanke
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Wall Street Journal:
Aloha, Segregation  —  The Akaka bill would create a race-based state in Hawaii.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  President Obama speaks proudly of his childhood in Hawaii, so we wonder what the state's voters think of his support for a bill that would redistribute its wealth based on race.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Palin's Favorable Up Slightly; Obama's Holds Steady  —  Obama (56%) more popular than Palin (44%)  —  PRINCETON, NJ — After the release of her much-publicized autobiography and the ensuing book tour, Sarah Palin is still viewed more unfavorably than favorably by Americans …
Discussion: Politics Daily and The Swamp
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Freeze!  Green police!  —  The folks at Greenpeace think it's a crime what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has done to the country's climate change policy.  —  So on Thursday, they deemed themselves the climate police and sent four squad cars to declare the chamber's H Street headquarters a “global warming crime scene.”
Discussion: Politics Daily and Think Progress
 
 
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