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7:30 PM ET, November 16, 2010

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Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans  —  At the heart of the controversy over “body scanners” is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public.  U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner.  These are those images.
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Robert J. Hawkins / SignOnSanDiego.com:
TSA to investigate body scan resister  —  Oceanside man took a stand against security, went viral  —  The Transportation Security Administration has opened an investigation targeting John Tyner, the Oceanside man who left Lindbergh Field under duress on Saturday morning after refusing to undertake a full body scan.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Investigate the TSA, Not Tyner … The TSA is opening an investigation targeting John Tyner, the man who earned himself an aggressive “pat down” at the airport when he refused to go through the TSA's new AIT “porno scanners.”  —  But it's the TSA that should be investigated, not Tyner.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Amid airport anger, GOP takes aim at screening  —  Did you know that the nation's airports are not required to have Transportation Security Administration screeners checking passengers at security checkpoints?  The 2001 law creating the TSA gave airports the right to opt out of the TSA program …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
John Tyner, the young man who resisted the TSA's groin-grope, will now be probed.
Discussion: Don Surber
Charisse Jones / Associated Press:
Napolitano ‘open’ to fliers' gripes over screening
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Labor big: White House, Dem leaders seriously mulling middle class tax cut vote  —  This is encouraging: One of the most powerful labor leaders in the country just said that he's in direct talks with the White House and Dem leaders about throwing down the gauntlet and holding a vote …
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Manu Raju / The Politico:
Jim Inhofe says he'll keep earmarking  —  Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe is going down swinging, insisting he'll still send earmarks to his state even though his fellow Senate Republicans are poised to adopt a two-year ban on pet projects.  —  “I'm going to look out for my state of Oklahoma,” Inhofe told POLITICO.
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Angry left to Obama: Stop caving on agenda  —  Liberals furious with a White House they view as constantly telegraphing compromise with Republicans are pressuring President Obama to get tougher, arguing that is the only way he will win both progressives and independents in 2012.
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Senate Republicans back earmarks ban in voice vote
Discussion: The Note and National Review
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
McConnell: GOP won't allow split-up votes on tax cut extensions
Discussion: Daily Kos
David S Morgan / CBS News:   DeMint Sees Start of “Cultural Change” in D.C.
The Hill:
House ethics panel convicts Rep. Rangel on 11 of 13 counts  —  Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), once one of the most powerful members of the House, was convicted Tuesday on 11 counts of violating ethics rules and now faces punishment.  —  Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the chairwoman …
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Andy Newman / City Room:
Rangel's Ethics Violations
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
KYL INTENT ON DESTROYING U.S. FOREIGN POLICY.... This isn't just political madness; this is petty partisanship that literally puts American national security interests at risk. … The issues that Kyl describes as “unresolved” have, in fact, been resolved — leading administration officials …
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Sen. Manchin: Reid promised me that cap-and-trade legislation is dead
Discussion: Associated Press and The Politico
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama, Hispanic caucus push for DREAM Act passage before year's end
Discussion: The Politico
Peter Baker / The Caucus:
Senate Leader Deals Blow to President on Arms Treaty
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Eunomia
Laura Rozen / The Politico:
Kyl leans against START vote in lame duck
Discussion: CNN, The Note and Mother Jones
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Lisa Murkowski: Jim DeMint cost us Senate majority  —  'So the real question is, what's his desire?'  Lisa Murkowski (left) said about Jim DeMint.  AP Photos  —  After ripping Sarah Palin, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn't mincing words about another one of her high-profile GOP critics: South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint.
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Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Murkowski passes Miller in vote count  —  The Division of Elections has counted 1,000 more votes for Lisa Murkowski than Joe Miller, and the absentees Miller was banking on didn't go his way.  —  The current count stands at 92,164 votes for Murkowski and 90,448 for Miller.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem leader: Party ‘responded like Hoover’ to unemployment crisis  —  The Democratic Party's Herbert Hoover-like response to high unemployment cost them their majority, a member of the House Democratic leadership team said Tuesday.  —  Rep. John Larson (Conn.), the House Democratic Caucus chairman …
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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Blue Dogs say Pelosi could be a 2012 liability
Discussion: Weigel
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Top RNC aide quits, blasts Michael Steele  —  Republican National Committee political director Gentry Collins resigned from his post Tuesday morning with a stinging indictment of Chairman Michael Steele's two-year tenure at the committee.  —  In a four-page letter to Steele …
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
GOP frosh: Where's my health care?  —  A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan from the government takes a month to kick in.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Bald Racism Of Rush Limbaugh  —  The image above appears on Rush Limbaugh's Web site.  Is any American more adept at exploiting racial dog whistles?  It's always egregious enough to be calculatingly offensive, but never quite an open and shut case, because most of all the talk radio host revels …
Paul Farhi / Arts Post:
PBS edits Tina Fey's remarks from Twain event  —  Tina Fey got a little political airbrushing from PBS Sunday night during its annual broadcast of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.  —  Fey, this year's recipient of the prize, caused a few ripples during her acceptance speech …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Rahm: I never believed in bipartisanship  —  Is the left's enduring caricature of Rahm Emanuel — as the primary advocate for the White House's futile and self-damaging quest for bipartisanship — all wrong?  —  In a new book, Rahm claims he privately argued to Obama that he shouldn't pursue …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
In testy exchange, Chuck Grassley told Obama: No deal!
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Two Cultures  —  Many of the psychologists, artists and moral philosophers I know are liberal, so it seems strange that American liberalism should adopt an economic philosophy that excludes psychology, emotion and morality.  —  Yet that is what has happened.
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Capt. Sully: No Need For Junk-Touching  —  Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has weighed in on airport junk-touching: Don't do it.  —  On CNN's American Morning Tuesday, anchor Kiran Chetry asked Sullenberger what he thinks of the pat down policy, paraphrasing John Tyner's concerns this way …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Boing Boing
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Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
When Memes Collide: Capt. Sully Says There's No Need For Junk Touching At Airports
Discussion: Don Surber and ComPost
Free Times:
THIS JUST IN  —  Former U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene was pacing the second floor of the Richland County Courthouse around 9 a.m. Tuesday in a pair of wind pants, a gray Army T-shirt and a green baseball cap, which an officer later told him to remove when he entered the courtroom without his attorney.
Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller:
Author of DOJ report targeting NJ Governor Chris Christie has history of using position for political purposes, sources say  —  The Daily Caller has learned that the author behind the recent report from the Department of Justice that targeted five former U.S. attorneys for excessive travel expenses has had …
Joshua Melvin / Mercury News:
Neil Young warehouse blaze started in hybrid ‘LincVolt’ car  —  The three-alarm blaze that caused $1.1 million in damage to a warehouse filled with rock legend Neil Young's music equipment and memorabilia appears to have started in a one-of-a-kind hybrid car stored at the site, a fire official said Monday.
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Obama's Obsessive Focus  —  I assume the entire progressive blogosphere will agree with me that trying to pursue a more “bipartisan tone” in Washington is a substantively foolish idea for the White House to pursue.  But the fact of the matter is that I think the smart thing for any President …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama looking solid in Virginia  —  Barack Obama was the first Democratic Presidential candidate to win Virginia in a generation in 2008 and a new PPP survey finds that with the most mentioned possible 2012 GOP hopefuls viewed dimly in the state he'd probably do it again if he had to stand for election today.
Discussion: GOP 12 and Weigel
 
 
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Martin Vaughan / Wall Street Journal:
GOP's Camp Calls for Tax-Cut Extension for Wealthy
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Discussion: CNN
David Catanese / The Politico:
Ted Strickland swipes at Democrat's message
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An open letter to conservatives
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Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Madam Secretary's Middle East
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The Feminization of the Medal of Honor
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The Note:
Rep.-Elect Allen West: ‘You Have to’ …
 Earlier Items: 
Lynn Sweet / Politics Daily:
Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff Susan Sher Leaving White House
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Schumer: FDA will effectively ban Four Loko, other alcohol-caffeine drinks
Discussion: New Haven Register and CNN
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Jobs Climb Higher on Americans' Top Problems List
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Where Did Our Debt Come From?  —  Chuck Spinney …
Americans for Financial Reform:
Letter Requesting Withdrawal of Rescission Rule
Discussion: Bloomberg and Speakeasy
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque