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8:15 PM ET, November 12, 2010

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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Murkowski: DeMint will have to make first move for ‘making up’  —  If Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is interested in apologizing to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), he'll have to make the first move, Murkowski said Friday.  —  The Alaska senator, who appears poised to win reelection as a write …
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The Note:
Conservative Leaders Threaten Critics Of Sen. Jim DeMint
Discussion: Hot Air and Right Wing Watch
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Write-in count strong for Murkowski
Discussion: Power Line
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Obama miffed by questions on U.S.  —  President Obama faces a barrage of questions at the end of the G-20 summit.  —  AP Photo  —  SEOUL — In the homestretch of his nine-day, post-election foreign trip, a prickly President Barack Obama faced a barrage of questions about his domestic agenda …
Discussion: Beltway Confidential
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Ed Henry / CNN:
Obama says he's not caving on tax cuts
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Pelosi won't budge on Bush tax cuts
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
51 p.m.: Military gay ban intact  —  UPDATE 1:51 p.m. The Supreme Court, without noting any dissent, agreed on Friday to leave the military's “don't ask/don't tell” policy in full effect while its constitutionality is under review in a lower court.  Justice Anthony M. Kennedy referred the issue to the full Court.
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Supreme Court lets 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy remain in place
Ed O'Keefe / Federal Eye:
Supreme Court declines to end 'don't ask, don't tell'
Washington Post:
One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012  —  President Obama must decide now how he wants to govern in the two years leading up to the 2012 presidential election.  —  In recent days, he has offered differing visions of how he might approach the country's problems.
Discussion: Hot Air and Pajamas Media
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Hijacked Commission  —  Count me among those who always believed that President Obama made a big mistake when he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform — a supposedly bipartisan panel charged with coming up with solutions to the nation's long-run fiscal problems.
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
At 52%, Palin's Unfavorable Score Hits a New High  —  Americans remain split in their reactions to Tea Party movement  —  PRINCETON, NJ — More than half of Americans, 52%, now view Sarah Palin unfavorably, the highest percentage holding a negative opinion of the former Alaska governor …
Patrick O'Connor / Washington Wire:
Pelosi: 'We Didn't Lose Because of Me'  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the “overwhelming support” of fellow Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she's not to blame for the Democrats' mid-term debacle.  —  “We didn't lose the election because of me …
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Ted Koppel / Washington Post:
Olbermann, O'Reilly and the death of real news  —  To witness Keith Olbermann - the most opinionated among MSNBC's left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts - suspended even briefly last week for making financial contributions to Democratic political candidates seemed like a whimsical …
Justin Elliott / Salon:
Top Palin aide is on Soros' payroll  —  Glenn Beck spent the past week denouncing the liberal billionaire and philanthropist George Soros as a “puppet master” who is orchestrating a coup “to bring America to her knees.”  —  Given Soros' alleged role plotting to destroy the United States …
Elissa Harrington / KTXL FOX40:
School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike  —  DENAIR -  —  13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike.  He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert.  He's had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was told to take it down.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Gmail Killer, Project Titan, Is Coming On Monday  —  Back in February we wrote about Facebook's secret Project Titan — a web-based email client that we hear is unofficially referred to internally as its “Gmail killer”.  Now we've heard from sources that this is indeed what's coming …
The Huffington Post:
George Bush Book ‘Decision Points’ Lifted From Advisers' Books  —  When Crown Publishing inked a deal with George W. Bush for his memoirs, the publisher knew it wasn't getting Faulkner.  But the book, at least, promises “gripping, never-before-heard detail” about the former president's key decisions …
Discussion: Wonkette, Sky News and Salon
Saul Anuzis / That's Saul Folks!:
Why I'm Running for RNC Chairman  —  FROM: Saul Anuzis, MI-NCM  —  RE: Announcement for RNC Chairman  —  DATE: November 12, 2010  —  Congratulations on your success, nationwide and state-by-state.
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
In An ‘Unusual’ Meeting, Cantor Tells Netanyahu The GOP Majority ‘Will Serve As A Check’ On Obama's Israel Policy  —  Earlier this week, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sharply criticized the Israeli government after it announced plans to build more than 1,000 Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
HHS falls short of pre-existing coverage prediction by ... 97.8%  —  255 million: The number of Americans with existing health insurance coverage.  —  20 million: The number of Americans without any health coverage at all due to economic circumstances.  —  375,000: The number of Americans …
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Wall Street Journal:
The 8,011-Person Crisis  —  ObamaCare's pre-existing condition program is a bust.
Discussion: Fox Nation and Verum Serum
Myglesias / Yglesias:
If You Want Liberals to Like a Deal, You Need to Invite Liberals to the Table  —  I'm not surprised that liberals don't like the Simpson-Bowles proposals and I'm not surprised that people who aren't liberal disagree with liberals about that.  But I am surprised that there are people …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Dennis the Peasant
David Weigel / Weigel:
Chris Christie, the Justin Bieber of Political Media  —  This might be an obvious point about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, but I haven't seen anyone make it yet.  The man's political operation is extraordinary.  The legend of Christie as blunt-talking master of truth and invective …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
IF IT'S SUNDAY.... Mark Halperin called the guest list for Sunday's “Meet the Press” an “all-star lineup.”  That's not quite the description I'd use.  —  We'll first see an interview with Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod.  That makes sense.  —  Then viewers will see an “exclusive!” interview with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Brian Bolduc / National Review:
Olympia Snowe Is Getting a Challenger — And Soon  —  I have direct knowledge of a conservative in Maine who is preparing to challenge Olympia Snowe.  He has told me he is running but has asked me to keep things vague so as not to step on his announcement, which he plans to make early next year.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Shuler may officially launch bid against Pelosi on Sunday talk show, ‘Morning Joe’  —  Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), who threatened to challenge Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for minority leader after the Nov. 2 election, might launch his leadership bid on two high-profile cable news shows in the coming days.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Sarah Palin E-mail Hacker Sentenced to 1 Year in Custody  —  David Kernell, the former Tennessee student convicted of hacking into Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account, was sentenced on Friday to one year in custody.  —  Kernell, 22, was convicted earlier this year of misdemeanor computer intrusion …
David Brooks / New York Times:
National Greatness Agenda  —  Elections come and go, but the United States is still careening toward bankruptcy.  By 2020, the U.S. will be spending $1 trillion a year just to pay the interest on the national debt.  Sometime between now and then the catastrophe will come.  —  It will come with amazing swiftness.
Discussion: Eunomia and The Other McCain
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Rick Perry to lead Republican Governors Association  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be tapped as the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association when the organization meets next week in San Diego, GOP sources tell POLITICO.  —  Perry recently released a book taking aim …
Amanda Ripley / The Atlantic Online:
Your Child Left Behind  —  For years, poor performance by students in America relative to those in other countries has been explained away as a consequence of our nationwide diversity.  But what if you looked more closely, breaking down our results by state and searching not for an average, but for excellence?
Discussion: Mother Jones and Joanne Jacobs
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Results, Not Words  —  Atrios, yesterday: … I think that where a lot of progressive political junkies go wrong is that they think “blame Republicans for failing to pass plan to fix the economy” is a close substitute for “fix the economy.”  In reality, the evidence that fixing the economy …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The 2012 Presidential Line!  —  The wait is over!  —  After two years of behind-the-scenes jockeying, the 2012 Republican presidential race has broken out into the open with several candidates openly acknowledging their interest in the job of late.  (As Politico's Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith point out …
 
 
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Ryan J. Reilly / TPMMuckraker:
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Gingerbread ‘person’, the PC pudding: Now even biscuits can't escape …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Social Security reforms could be bombshell for House GOP
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
Rush: Clyburn could be ‘driving Miss Nancy’
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
TPM Turns 10  —  Today we're kicking off our celebration of TPM's 10th anniversary.
Discussion: Althouse and The Impolitic
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Gingrich's plan  —  (CNN) - Newt Gingrich has a 10-year plan …
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