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12:55 PM ET, November 16, 2010

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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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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HOUSE REPUBLICAN WANTS HIS GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDIZED HEALTH CARE NOW.... It perfectly reasonable for Andy Harris, like all Americans, to want health care coverage.  He's a husband and father of five, and I'm sure he worries about his family losing their health insurance, just like everyone else.
Discussion: The Confluence
Ezra Klein:
GOP legislator frets over 28 days without insurance …
Josh Marshall / TPMDC:
Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?
Discussion: First Draft and Balloon Juice
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.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Full-Body Backlash  —  As full-body scanners come into more widespread use in American airports (they will be phased in soon at the three major airports in the New York City metro region), they are also coming under more frequent criticism.  —  The objections are coming from many different quarters:
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 …
Discussion: protein wisdom, CNSNews and Hit & Run
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Lisa Murkowski: Sarah Palin Lacks “Intellectual Curiosity” to be President  —  Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowki told CBS News' Katie Couric today that she would not support Sarah Palin for president because Palin lacks the “leadership qualities” and “intellectual curiosity” to craft great policy.
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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.
Alex Weprin / mediabistro.com:
'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Premiere Draws 5 Million, Breaks TLC Ratings Record
Evan Glass / CNN:
Congressional Black Caucus Witholds Support For Pelosi  —  Washington (CNN) — The Congressional Black Caucus has decided to withhold its approval for the House Democratic leadership team, denying Speaker Nancy Pelosi full support of the 42-member organization as she campaigns to remain leader.
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Fhardingj / CNN:   CNN Poll: Democrats divided on Pelosi as party's House leader
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Black caucus not ready to endorse Pelosi's deal
Discussion: The Note
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Finally Snares Beatles  —  Steve Jobs is nearing the end of his long and winding pursuit of the Beatles catalog.  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to disclose that its iTunes Store will soon start carrying music by the Beatles, according to people familiar with the situation …
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Tom Neumayr / Apple:
The Beatles Now on iTunes
Igor Volsky / Wonk Room:
Powell: Advocates Should Not Pressure Congress To Repeal DADT Before It Is Ready, Study Completed  —  This evening, during an interview on CNN's Larry King Live, Gen. Colin Powell reiterated his belief that repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell must “take into account the views of our military leaders …
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CNN:
Colin Powell: Obama lost focus
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
How Partisanship Works.  —  Andrew Sullivan notes Ezra Klein's endless crusade to remind everyone that the Affordable Care Act was based on Republican proposals: … Sullivan says this contributes to the “Big Lie” of Obama's alleged “extremism,” but this is how partisanship works. and why the left …
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.
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Mark Penn / The Politico:
The big disconnect: D.C. elites think Obama will be re-elected, the public doubts it  —  The midterms not only dealt a big shock to the Democrats, but also sent a message to President Obama.  According to the new POLITICO “Power and the People” poll, only 26 percent of the public believes he will now be re-elected as President in 2012.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Gingrich: Obama should take off most of the rest of the year  —  President Obama should take off most of the rest of the year to concentrate on the lessons of the 2010 election, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Tuesday.  —  Gingrich urged the president to take some time away …
Discussion: Wonkette and TPMDC
Glenn Hubbard / New York Times:
Left, Right and Wrong on Taxes  —  GIVEN the furor from both the left and the right, one would be tempted to think that the initial proposal from the co-chairmen of President Obama's fiscal commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, must offer an excellent starting point for a discussion of deficit reduction.
cop.senate.gov:
Examining the Consequences of Mortgage Irregularities for Financial Stability and Foreclosure Mitigation  —  The Congressional Oversight Panel's November oversight report, “Examining the Consequences of Mortgage Irregularities for Financial Stability and Foreclosure Mitigation,” …
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CNBC:
US Foreclosure Mess Impact Could Be Severe: Panel
Discussion: Firedoglake
Ben Smith / The Politico:
2 Dems claim Arianna Huffington stole website idea  —  Two Democratic consultants are accusing Arianna Huffington and her business partner of stealing their idea for the powerhouse liberal website Huffington Post.  —  Peter Daou and James Boyce charge that Huffington and partner Ken Lerer designed …
The Hill:
House ethics panel convicts Rep. Rangel on 11 of 13 counts  —  A House ethics panel has convicted Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on 11 of 13 counts of violating House ethics rules.  —  Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the adjudicatory subcommittee and the full House ethics committee …
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.
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Dejected House Dems wipe away tears as GOP celebrates victory  —  Dejected Democrats wiped away tears on the House floor Monday night while Republicans congratulated themselves on winning back control of the lower chamber.  —  House members returned to the nation's capital …
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 …
Discussion: Eschaton
Fred Krupp / The Huffington Post:
The New Path Forward on Climate Change  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  Every major reform in our nation's history has suffered defeats on the path to victory.  From free trade to civil rights, setbacks have been a part of progress.  But ultimate victory comes to those who learn from their defeats …
Discussion: Climate Progress
Phil Stewart / Reuters:
Gates sees Iran rift, says strike would unite country  —  (Reuters) - Sanctions against Iran are biting hard and triggering divisions among its leadership, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday, as he argued against a military strike over Tehran's nuclear program.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Congressional freshmen vow not to party like it's 1994  —  The sprawling new class of House Republicans — 84 at last count — arrived in Washington only Sunday, but they're already discussing how they can avoid being seduced by the capital.  —  They only have to look back 16 years for a primer on what not to do.
 
 
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Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller:
Author of DOJ report targeting NJ Governor Chris Christie has history …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Betsy's Page
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
With Tea Party in Mind, Republicans Have Change of Heart About Earmarks
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Fhardingj / CNN:
RNC conservatives back ‘scoring system’ to judge candidates for chairmanship
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Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Gohmert On Government Shutdown: ‘Yes We Can’
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Felicia Sonmez / The Fix:
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Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Prince William Is Engaged to Be Married
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Democrats' losses ran wide, deep
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Contagion hits Portugal as Ireland dithers on rescue
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June E. O'Neill / Wall Street Journal:
Washington's Equal Pay Obsession
Discussion: Betsy's Page and National Review
Jillian Rayfield / TPM LiveWire:
Don't Tread On Meat: Tea Partying Singer Pat Boone Launches Mail …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Plunderbund
Des Moines Register:
Vander Plaats to lead Iowa group with 2012 endorsement plans
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and GOP 12