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9:30 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.
Charisse Jones / Associated Press:
Napolitano ‘open’ to fliers' gripes over screening
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
John Tyner, the young man who resisted the TSA's groin-grope, will now be probed.
Discussion: Don Surber
Peter Baker / The Caucus:
Senate Leader Deals Blow to President on Arms Treaty  —  The Senate should not vote on a new arms control treaty with Russia during the lame-duck session that opened this week, a Senate Republican leader said on Tuesday in what could be a devastating blow to President Obama's most tangible foreign policy achievement.
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Associated Press:   START Treaty Ratification Hit Roadblock
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama, Hispanic caucus push for DREAM Act passage before year's end
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Laura Rozen / The Politico:
Kyl leans against START vote in lame duck
Discussion: CNN, The Note and Mother Jones
The Hill:
House ethics panel convicts Rep. Rangel on 11 of 13 counts of rule violations  —  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.) …
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David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
House Panel Finds Rangel Guilty
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.
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The Note:   Boehner Challenges Constitutionality of Health Reform Law
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Senate Republicans back earmarks ban in voice vote
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Democrats in chaos over Nancy Pelosi power  —  The Democratic old guard will try to hold the line Wednesday against a rank-and-file rebellion intent on winning some concession — no matter how small — from a leadership team seeking reelection despite having presided over the loss of at least 59 Democratic seats earlier this month.
Discussion: CNN, USA Today, Hot Air and Sister Toldjah
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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 …
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Rep. Gene Taylor: Pelosi should ‘walk away’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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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 …
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
No, Obama's Problem Is Not that He “Focused Obsessively” on Policy, It is that He Got the Policy Wrong  —  Duncan Black on the Obama Administration: … He is commenting on Matthew Yglesias: … Duncan and Matthew are right.  The Obama Administration was blindsided by the seriousness …
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
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Myglesias / Yglesias:
Obama's Obsessive Focus
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
In testy exchange, Chuck Grassley told Obama: No deal!  —  Here's another fascinating nugget from journalist Richard Wolffe's new book.  If true, it really blows up the ridiculous claim that Obama never made any genuine effort to attract bipartisan support for health reform.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Rahm: I never believed in bipartisanship
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Dick Cheney: History “Beginning to Come Around” on Bush  —  At groundbreaking ceremony in Dallas for the George W. Bush Presidential Center today, former Vice President Dick Cheney said “history is beginning to come around” to a more positive view of former President George W. Bush.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and CBS News
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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney Share Stage for First Time Post-Presidency
Discussion: CNN
Peter Baker / The Caucus:
Bush and Cheney Reunite at Library Groundbreaking
Discussion: Front Row Washington and Hot Air
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 …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
No Early Front-Runner for 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination  —  Romney, Palin, Huckabee get greatest support at this point  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Rank-and-file Republicans have no clear favorite for the party's 2012 presidential nomination when asked to choose among a large field of potential candidates.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama looking solid in Virginia
Discussion: GOP 12 and Weigel
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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.
 
 
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George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Bachmann Supports Tax Cut Compromise, But Not if Tied to Unemployment Benefits
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'Don't Ask' protesters target WH outreach
TMZ.com:
Sarah Palin's Daughter Uses Homophobic Slurs
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Advocate
Kimi Yoshino / L.A. NOW:
Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen fatally shot in Beverly Hills attack [Updated]
Discussion: The Daily Beast, PopEater and Movieline
Jeffrey Rosen / The New Republic:
Franken Sense  —  Please join Jeffrey Rosen for a live conversation …
Discussion: ACS Blog
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Royal Wedding and the Case for Monarchy
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Sen. Manchin: Reid promised me that cap-and-trade legislation is dead
Discussion: Associated Press and The Politico
Rachel Slajda / TPMMuckraker:
How Rep. Louie ‘Terror Babies’ Gohmert Got A College Art Director Fired
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 Earlier Items: 
David Catanese / The Politico:
Ted Strickland swipes at Democrat's message
Ssumner / TheMoneyIllusion:
An open letter to conservatives
Discussion: EconLog and Hit & Run
Bryan Fischer / The Moral Liberal:
The Feminization of the Medal of Honor
Discussion: Mother Jones
The Note:
Rep.-Elect Allen West: ‘You Have to’ …
Lynn Sweet / Politics Daily:
Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff Susan Sher Leaving White House
Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller:
Author of DOJ report targeting NJ Governor Chris Christie has history …